Food for Thought

Here you’ll find all kinds of Food for Thought…heartwarming letters from our meal recipients, stories about how Citymeals is caring for our homebound neighbors, facts on nutrition and the elderly and much more.

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93-year-old Beatrice has lived in the same Bronx apartment for over fifty years, but she admits to never truly loving New York City. "I’m a country girl," she says with a laugh. Since she could remember, Beatrice always dreamed of returning to the small coastal town in which she grew up.

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Recipe Author: Marcus Samuelsson

Recipe Serves: One

Photo credit: Tanya Blum


A Note from Chef Samuelsson:

This salad for one is a great base for any seasonal lunch. While this version has green beans and winter greens, you can really add any seasonal veggie to the mix depending on the offerings at your farmers' market. The coconut lime vinaigrette lends itself well with the heartiness of the greens, but its tropical flavor reminds you that warmer weather is just around the corner.