December 13th, 2017

Tanya’s Top: Obsessions, Fall 2017

Four delicious recipes, three kitchen gadgets, a new wine, great restaurants, and some sparkly things in between.

From gift inspo to dinner inspo, this cold weather round-up has it all—and more!

For better or worse, Fall 2017 is coming to a closebut before we dive right on into all that New Year hooplah, let’s take a moment to recap some of the best of 2017. Here’s a little list of things that we’ve been into this past season: 

BANDIER-Exclusive Ultracor Swarovski set  – Star of the gym in this matching crop top and legging set (pictured above)! So comfortable, and sleek too. 

Pumpkin Spice Fiber Pancake Recipe – Because is it really Fall if you don’t indulge in the pumpkin spice flavor at all!? Forget the PSL (which, by the way, isn’t even a food and will still will set you back 260 calories and 51g carbs, even if you order just a grande size with nonfat milk and skip the whip…). Instead, fill up on fiber—with all the flavor—with this recipe.

Dash Mini Waffle Maker – 2017 has been the year of the FIBER WAFFLES. I got such a kick when I discovered this little thing. It’s adorable, and its price point makes it a great gift. I’ve been buying for them for everyone! (and yes, you can use this thing to make PS mini waffles with the pumpkin spice pancake batter mentioned above…!)

Black and Decker Toaster Oven – We moved into new office space this past October and upgraded our kitchen appliances. This toaster oven is great, our infamous in-office “pizzas” have never been better!


Bondi Sushi – Sushi with riced cauliflower… Instead of rice! Need I say more? No, but I will regardless… This new-concept sushi spot in Flatiron serves up NO CARB maki rolls! I am so excited for F-Factor followers to try this.

Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna Recipe – I KNOW that this one will be a staple in my house all winter. Created this Fall, my family and I already can’t get enough. 

Contour Pinot Noir – We had this wine at an event we had in the office recently. I’m usually a Sauvignon Blanc drinker, but when it comes to reds, this one does the trick…. And, you know it has resveratrol, so it’s heart healthy too. (P.S. Paired with the Eggplant Parm Lasagna it’s ????).

Melissa Lovy Larsa bracelet – I got the Larsa Bracelet this Fall and love it! It get’s better: Melissa Lovy has generously offered 15% off of her entire site, and free shipping to all F-Factor lovers with the code TANYA15. Take advantage of this: her stuff is great!

Marinara Pizza I’ve always said that one of the best things about F-Factor is that no menu is off limits, and Marinara Pizza proves that 10-fold! Not only do they already have zoodles and an amazingly thin chicken paillard on the menu, but they’re also one of the only places I know of in the city that makes a cauliflower crust pizza that I can actually get behind. Most cauliflower pizza crusts are loaded with carbohydrate-and-fat-laden additives, but this one is made according to the real deal F-Factor approved recipe. Crispy, tasty, low carb, AND it can be ordered for delivery! If you live on the UES, you are most certainly in luck!

Harper’s Bazaar December 17/ January 18 Issue – Aside from there being some great info on page 224 (by yours truly!) this issue itself is just so pretty. I hate clutter but am not at all upset having this magazine out. Go pick it up (and flip to page 224… Reallythey quoted some pretty smart fiber-lady ;)).

Instant Pot (and my curry chicken recipe!) – Someone suggested that I should check out this kitchen gadget. I had never before had a pressure cooker, and I have to say, it lives up to its hype! I used it recently to make my curry chicken. It was easy to make and it was delicious! Very into this machine.

Remember, the New Year is approaching, but that doesn’t make any of these things any less amazing. Which trends will we continue obsessing over in 2018? You’ll have to wait to see! 

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