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Friday, July 21, 2006

Good Food On-the-Go

Fret no more when foraging for food in the Big Banana...I stumbled upon Really Cool Foods last night. This enormous space appears clean, modern and fresh from the outside, so I ventured in for a quick visit. The concept is simple and fun.

Throughout the store, you'll find free standing, rack-card displays. The displays are filled with recipe cards. Now these are not your typical recipe cards. Each card contains an attractive photo of the meal/dip/soup/etc and is color-coded to coordinate with the components needed to prepare the meal by selecting the items on the shelves. Their foods are organic and/or natural.

You reach for each component on the shelf, hit the checkout, and can prepare your meal at home in under 20 minutes. The cards not only list how to prepare the meal, but also what "equipment" you need and even suggestions on what "goes with" the dish. Really Cool Foods indeed. Cool recipes for healthy food when on the run.
1059 3rd Ave @ 63rd St, Open 7 days, 11a-9p. 212 605-0900.


Anonymous The Artist said...

What a brilliant idea for busy people.

Am all fired up for innovation after attending `The Earth Dialogues' chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev, in Brisbane, Australia yesterday.

The `Dialogues' introduced me to the concept of using `the sun' or solar power as our new source of energy instead of the dewindling oil supply.

Mikhail Gorbachev is leading an organisation to give worldwide grants and assistance to develop solar power, as the sun is an equitable power source available to all nations both rich and poor.

Very exciting the whole session, still absorbing all I heard.

7:09 PM  
Blogger Galli Galli Sim Sim said...

How cool for you to have attended the "the earth dialogues" session.

I'll have to check into the Gorbachev organization -- grants worldwide -- sounds great. Solar power has been an energy option for a while, but it never really caught on...with the oil crisis, solar (& wind) power may become more popular...hopefully, soon!

thanks for checking in.

8:51 PM  

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