Succulent Thanksgiving Turkey With Parsley Butter

Don’t be a dried-out turkey! Let’s face it: turkey, while the most labor-intensive and slaved-over dish at Thanksgiving dinner, is often the least interesting – and can turn out to be the worst – component of a celebratory meal! Turkey meat is fussy and lean, hard to season right, and often dries out if left even a moment too long in the oven. 

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh is a zesty vegan, whole-grain salad or appetizer, traditionally made with bulghur wheat instead of quinoa, and it’s a toss-up as to which version is healthiest. As it is high in protein, fiber and phytonutrients, and low in fat and sugars, either version will make both your palate and your doctor happy. 

Leek & Sweet Potato Gratin

Nothing hits the spot like our lovely, healthful, comfort-food root vegetables! We cannot wait to see the delighted expressions this vegan dish will inspire!

Who Doesn’t Love Quiche!

Breakfast Quiche  A family favorite by Mindy LiBassi, a mom, chef and teacher. She knows how to keep her family happy during the holidays. 

Lather On, Lather Off

Local talent Sara Conte is a casting director, teaching artist and avid soap maker living in Queens. This year, she began selling her homemade soaps under the name Lather On.

Out & About

Cold weather has officially arrived, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay home watching Netflix all day or staring at your phone. Here are a few fun ideas to take advantage of during these chilly days and nights. 

Meet Astoria

Queens Scene readers, Meet Erica Torres! Chris Pizzolo

Martha’s Country Bakery

Follow your nose to Martha’s Country Bakery with four locations in Astoria, Bayside, Forest Hills, and the new outpost in


Joe’s Prime Steak House opened just one week ago, on Broadway and 45th Street in Astoria, on the former site of the venerable Ponticello which held the fort for nearly 30 years. 

Tapenade: A Vegetarian Gourmet Touch

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and everyone can’t wait for his or her turkey, except for vegans! This is the most dreaded time for us, because we have to watch carnivores devour their feast. But don’t despair because we can still feast on our vegetables! Here are some mouth-watering recipes that we can’t wait to try this Thanksgiving. 
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