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Recipes for

HEALTHY 

Hedonism

non alcoholic

stress relieving cocktails

featuring

magnesium

kava

cbd 

with

Lani Halliday

Halliday

magic

potions

Halliday

magic

potions

ka-booooo-

cha

hats

with

Woldy Reyes

nori hand rolls

filled with

kabocha squash puree

black forbidden sticky rice

pepitas and

golden raisins

Chocolate

covered 

peanut butter

nougat bars

with

Stefano Wirth

LOW GLYCEMIC SNICKERS BARS WITHOUT THE SUGAR THAT WE LIKE TO CALL

"DIRTY NICKERS"

tasty bits 

Of Information

lube it up!

WHY olive oil  IS the healthiest oil to use when heating

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CHOCOLATE COVERED PEANUT NOUGAT DIRTY KNICKERS
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CHOCOLATE COVERED PEANUT NOUGAT DIRTY KNICKERS

LEARN HOW TO MAKE THIS REFINED SUGAR FREE CHOCOLATE COVERED PEANUT NOUGAT TREATS WE LIKE TO CALL "DIRTY KNICKERS" (BECAUSE IT'S LIKE A SNICKERS BUT WITHOUT THE CARAMEL!) WITH CHEF STEFANO WIRTH, LEAD SINGER OF NYC BAND LIFE INC! INGREDIENTS: 500 G GOLDEN MONKFRUIT SWEETNER 100 G EGG WHITES 400 G PEANUT BUTTER, WARMED TEMPERED DARK COUVERTURE CHOCOLATE GROUND ROASTED PEANUTS AS NEEDED 1. COMBINE THE MONKFRUIT WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF WATER IN A SAUCEPAN AND BRING TO BOIL. 2. ONCE THE SUGAR COMES TO A BOIL BEGIN WHIPPING THE EGG WHITES IN A STAND MIXER FITTED WITH A WHISK ATTACHMENT. WHIP THE EGG WHITES TO FORM SOFT PEAKS. 3. WHEN THE SUGAR REACHES 250°F POUR OVER THE WHIPPED EGG WHITES. 4. REMOVE THE BOWL FROM THE MIXER AND QUICKLY FOLD IN THE PEANUT BUTTER USING A RUBBER SPATULA UNTIL JUST COMBINED. SPREAD THE NOUGAT ONTO A SILPAT LINED PAN. 5. PAT OR ROLL THE NOUGAT INTO A 1/2" THICK RECTANGLE. ALLOW THE NOUGAT TO DRY AT ROOM TEMPERATURE AND FREEZE OVERNIGHT. 6. CUT THE NOUGAT INTO DESIRED SQUARES/SHAPES AND ADD WHOLE ROASTED PEANUTS ON TOP, PRESSING LIGHTLY DOWN. 7. DIP THE SQUARE IN TO THE TEMPERED CHOCOLATE OR PIPED ON. 8. LET COOL AND EAT IT UP BABY! CHECK OUT MORE OF STEFANO'S BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS ON IG @S.TEFANOS AND HIS BEAUTIFUL BUTTERY VOICE @LIFEINCMUSIC ON IG AND ON SPOTIFY. DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT @CAFESELECTNYC AND @CHECKERSRALLYS STEFANO'S RESTAURANT PICKS FOR YOUR NEXT DATE IN NYC BECAUSE ONE DAY WE WILL BE ABLE TO DATE AND DUMP PEOPLE IN SAFE SOCIAL SITUATIONS! GO TO WWW.CIAODOWNTOWN.COM FOR MORE! A CIAO DOWNTOWN PRODUCTION STARRING: FENG-FENG YEH AND STEFANO WIRTH VIDEO DIRECTOR: TOM GORELIK BRAND DIRECTOR: CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ PRODUCTION MANAGER: JOSEPH VER FOLLOW CIAO DOWNTOWN! SUPPORT AND FOLLOW, PRETTY PLEASE! INSTAGRAM: @ciaodowntown PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/ciaodowntown FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ciaodowntown/ TWITTER: @ciao_downtown SUBSCRIBE TO THIS CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFKW61JqkngUMFQzjMQ-3FQ
HALLIDAY MAGIC POTIONS W/ LANI HALLIDAY // CIAO DOWNTOWN S2 EP5
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HALLIDAY MAGIC POTIONS W/ LANI HALLIDAY // CIAO DOWNTOWN S2 EP5

DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA! WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, MAKE THESE HALLIDAY MAGIC POTIONS FROM LANI HALLIDAY! A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO ALCOHOL, THESE EASY TO MAKE NON-ALCOHOLIC COCKTAILS WILL BE THE RELIEF YOU NEED WHEN STRESS LEVELS GOT YOU OUT OF WHACK! LANI DESCRIBES HERSELF AS SOMEONE WHO "NOURISHES PEOPLE WITH JOY AND LOVE." SHE'S ALSO AN INDUSTRY LEADING FEMALE GLUTEN-FREE CHEF, TOTAL SEXY BABE, A FIERCE COMMUNITY LEADER, A CONVERSATION STARTER, AN ACTRESS, AND AN ABSOLUTE LOVER! TO SAY THE LEAST WE'RE OBSESSED WITH HER! MAIN INGREDIENTS FOR STRESS SUPPORT ALL DAY LONG: MAGNESIUM- HEALTHY STRESS LEVEL MINERAL KAVA- SUPPORTS NERVOUS SYSTEM, MUSCULAR SKELETAL RELAXER PROMOTING A GREAT SENSE OF CALM WITH AN INTERESTING TASTE! CBD - REGULATE STRESS LEVELS VALERIAN - SLEEP INDUCER DAYTIME BEV Makes 1 Bev 1 Heaping Tablespoon CALM @naturalvitalityofficial 1-2 Dropper's full of Kava @herbpharm 1 serving CBD ( @sunsoil ) or CBD Honey ( @coloradohemphoney ) 8 oz Kombucha ( @pilotkombucha ) 1 dropper's full of cinnamon simple syrup (optional) Ice Combine ½ of the kombucha with the CALM until it fizzes, then subsides. Add the Kava and the CBD or CBD honey. Shake or stir. Pour over ice. Add the rest of the kombucha. Sip and chill the fuck out. NIGHTTIME BEV Makes 1 Bev 1 Heaping Tablespoon CALM 1 or 2 Valerian tea bags 1 cup hot apple cider 1-2 dropper's full Kava 1 serving CBD or CBD Honey Steep valerian in 1 cup of hot apple cider for 10-15 minutes. Remove the tea bags + give a good squeeze. Pour over the CALM in a mug. Add the Kava and stir in the CBD or CBD honey. Sip and chill the fuck out. CHECK OUT MORE OF LANI'S MAGIC AND LOVE AT WWW.BRUTUSBAKESHOP.COM AND ON IG @BRUTUSBAKESHOP AND ON THE LATEST ISSUE OF @CHERRYBOMBE MAGAZINE! DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT @JULIETTEBKNY AND @NOBAR.NYC LANI'S RESTAURANT PICKS FOR YOUR NEXT DATE IN NYC BECAUSE HERE'S TO MANIFESTING THE FUTURE! SPECIAL THANKS TO @THEAWKWARDSCONE FOR LETTING US HAVE A KIMONO BOUDOIR MOMENT & JUST FOR BEING AMAZING. GO TO WWW.CIAODOWNTOWN.COM FOR MORE! A CIAO DOWNTOWN PRODUCTION STARRING: FENG-FENG YEH AND LANI HALLIDAY VIDEO DIRECTOR: TOM GORELIK BRAND DIRECTOR: CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ PRODUCTION MANAGER: JOSEPH VER FOLLOW CIAO DOWNTOWN! SUPPORT AND FOLLOW, PRETTY PLEASE! INSTAGRAM: @ciaodowntown PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/ciaodowntown FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ciaodowntown/ TWITTER: @ciao_downtown SUBSCRIBE TO THIS CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFKW61JqkngUMFQzjMQ-3FQ
DATE BALLS W/ ERIC SEE OF THE AWKWARD SCONE CAFE // CIAO DOWNTOWN S2 EP3
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DATE BALLS W/ ERIC SEE OF THE AWKWARD SCONE CAFE // CIAO DOWNTOWN S2 EP3

ERIC SEE THE OWNER OF THE AWKWARD SCONE (A QUEER HERBAL TEA, BAKERY, ESPRESSO CAFE AND LOCAL ART SPACE IN BROOKLYN, NY), DREAM CREATOR OF LEOPARD AND PEAR CATERING, TV STAR, AND OVERALL HOTTIE TEACHES US HOW TO MAKE DATE BALLS, THE PERFECT BITE SIZED HEALTHY SWEET DESSERT! MAKE THEM TODAY: 9 ounces pitted dates, 1 cup dessicated coconut 1 1/2 cups walnuts 1 tablespoon natural unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/2 t salt optional inclusions, coffee, turmeric, orange zest, cayenne, cinnamon, pistachios, dark chocolate Place dates and 3 Tbsp. boiling water in a bowl; let steep for 3 minutes. Transfer to a food processor; add 1 cup coconut and next 4 ingredients and pulse until a chunky mixture forms. Roll mixture in to balls of any size and roll the balls in any flavors you like. We used freshly pulsed herbal tea from the Awkward Scone but like Eric said, you can use anything to finish these balls off because they are your blank canvas! CHECK OUT @THEAWKWARDSCONEBK FOR THE BEST TEAS, NEW MEXICAN BREAKFAST BURRITOS AND MORE! AND @LOCANDAVERDE AND @BLUEHILLFARM ERIC'S RESTAURANT PICKS FOR YOUR DATES! GO TO WWW.CIAODOWNTOWN.COM FOR MORE! A CIAO DOWNTOWN PRODUCTION STARRING: FENG-FENG YEH AND ERIC SEE VIDEO DIRECTOR: TOM GORELIK CAMERA: MICHAEL APFEL BRAND DIRECTOR: CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ PRODUCTION MANAGER: JOSEPH VER FOLLOW CIAO DOWNTOWN! SUPPORT AND FOLLOW, PRETTY PLEASE! INSTAGRAM: @ciaodowntown PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/ciaodowntown FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ciaodowntown/ TWITTER: @ciao_downtown SUBSCRIBE TO THIS CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFKW61JqkngUMFQzjMQ-3FQ
KA-BOOOOO-CHA HATS W/ WOLDY REYES // CIAO DOWNTOWN S2 EP 4
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KA-BOOOOO-CHA HATS W/ WOLDY REYES // CIAO DOWNTOWN S2 EP 4

TOP NYC CATERER AND QUEER CUTIE WOLDY REYES OF WOLDY KUSINA COLLABORATES WITH FENG-FENG ON THE MOST FASHIONABLE AND COMFORTING FOOD YOU CAN MAKE FOR SCARY TIMES: KA-BOOOOO-CHA HATS. A SWEET AND SAVORY ROLL OF ROASTED KABOCHA SQUASH, GOLDEN RAISINS, PEPITAS, FORBIDDEN BLACK RICE! MAKE SOME HATS TO ACCESSORIZE YOUR DISHES: 6lb Kabocha Squash, seeded, peeled, cut into ¼” thick 3/4 cup olive oil 2 yellow onions, finely diced 1 tsp togarashi 2 tbsp kosher salt ½ cup champagne vinegar ½ cup maple syrup ½ cup golden raisins ½ cup toasted pepitas STEPS: Heat oven at 375 degrees. On a sheet tray, combine squash, olive oil, onions, togarashi, salt, champagne vinegar and maple syrup. Roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes until squash is soft. Rest and cool the roasted squash. In the food processor, puree roasted squash mixture until combined. Transfer the squash mixture into a bowl and stir in golden raisins and pepitas. Stir to combine. STICKY RICE: 4 cups of forbidden black rice, rinsed and soaked for 1 hour in room temp water 7 cups water TEZU : 4 tbsp rice vinegar, unseasoned 4 tbsp brown rice syrup 2 tsp salt STEPS: Cook rice in a rice cooker machine. In a sauce pot, combine rice vinegar, brown rice syrup and salt. Heat liquid until syrup completely dissolves. Cool down rice completely. In a plastic bowl (NOT METAL BOWL) stir in rice and vinegar mixture. Keep rice aside. HAT ASSEMBLY: 24 Nori sheets Asian Chive Buds Micro Bulls Blood STEPS: Cut nori into rectangles about 3.5"x 5.5". On the far third part of the nori, place about 1 tbsp of rice and 2 tsp squash mixture leaving a triangular tab and small room below the filling free on the filled third side and a square area free on the other side. Rolling tightly, fold over the triangular tab covering the filling and making a point creating a cone shape. Continue to roll into cone shape until last triangular edge is visible and add a grain of cooked rice to seal together. Flip with cone end facing up. Flatten the bottom excess to form a brim and make a cut if necessary. Tie an Asian Chive Bud around the base of the hat. Finish and plate with a pile of Micro Bulls Blood microgreens for the hair! CHECK OUT @WOLDYKUSINA FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FOOD FOR EVENTS, OPENINGS, DINNER SERIES, AND INSPIRATION! DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT @BARRIOCHINONY AND @SUNDAYINBROOKLYN WOLDY'S RESTAURANT PICKS FOR YOUR NEXT DATE IN NYC! GO TO WWW.CIAODOWNTOWN.COM FOR MORE! A CIAO DOWNTOWN PRODUCTION STARRING: FENG-FENG YEH AND WOLDY REYES VIDEO DIRECTOR: TOM GORELIK BRAND DIRECTOR: CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ PRODUCTION MANAGER: JOSEPH VER FOLLOW CIAO DOWNTOWN! SUPPORT AND FOLLOW, PRETTY PLEASE! INSTAGRAM: @ciaodowntown PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/ciaodowntown FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ciaodowntown/ TWITTER: @ciao_downtown SUBSCRIBE TO THIS CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFKW61JqkngUMFQzjMQ-3FQ
VEGAN BANANA COCONUT BIBINGKA W/ BIBINGKA THE DRAG QUEEN! // CIAO DOWNTOWN S2 EP2
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VEGAN BANANA COCONUT BIBINGKA W/ BIBINGKA THE DRAG QUEEN! // CIAO DOWNTOWN S2 EP2

SLAYING IT IN THE KITCHEN AND ON THE STAGE, @BIBINGKAMAMA A FEMALE NYC DRAG PERFORMER SHOWS US HOW TO MAKE VEGAN BANANA COCONUT BIBINGKA, HER SWEET OOEY, GOOEY SIGNATURE FILIPINO DISH THAT DOUBLES AS HER DRAG NAME! MAKE YOUR OWN AND TREAT YO SELF TO THIS GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, REFINED SUGAR FREE DESSERT! INGREDIENTS: 16 OZ SWEET RICE FLOUR 1 CUP MONKFRUIT SWEETNER 4 TBSP BAKING POWDER 3 CUPS COCONUT MILK 2 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT 1 CUP MASHED BANANAS (ABOUT 3) 1 CUP UNSWEETENED COCONUT FLAKES DIRECTIONS: PREHEAT OVEN TO 375 DEGREES. LINE A 4 QT (10" X 15") GLASS BAKING PAN WITH PARCHMENT PAPER. IN A BLENDER OR HAND BLENDER, MIX ALL INGREDIENTS EXCEPT FOR COCONUT FLAKES UNTIL THE BATTER BECOMES SMOOTH. POUR MIXTURE IN TO THE LINED BAKING PAN AND SPRINKLE COCONUT FLAKES GENEROUSLY ON TOP. BAKE FOR 45 MINUTES OR UNTIL LIGHT GOLDEN BROWN. LET COOL, CUT AND SERVE FULL FANTASY LIKE BIBINGKA! MAKES 12-14 SERVINGS AND CHECK OUT @JEEPNEYNYC BIBINGKA'S RESTAURANT PICK FOR YOUR FIRST DATE! GO TO WWW.CIAODOWNTOWN.COM FOR MORE! A CIAO DOWNTOWN PRODUCTION STARRING: FENG-FENG YEH AND BIBINGKA VIDEO DIRECTOR: TOM GORELIK BRAND DIRECTOR: CHRISTINA RODRIGUEZ PRODUCTION MANAGER: JOSEPH VER FOLLOW CIAO DOWNTOWN! SUPPORT AND FOLLOW, PRETTY PLEASE! INSTAGRAM: @ciaodowntown PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/ciaodowntown FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ciaodowntown/ TWITTER: @ciao_downtown SUBSCRIBE TO THIS CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFKW61JqkngUMFQzjMQ-3FQ

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