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Food Find: Toby’s Estate Coffee

When you’re in the Union Square/Flatiron area this summer stop by Toby’s Estate Coffee for a delicious pick-me-up! The small space opens into a carefully curated selection of books from Strand bookstore and gorgeous flower arrangements from Polux. We had a sweet treat from Bread’s Bakery before we stumbled upon Toby’s, but be sure to check out their selection of sandwiches and sweets.

No Eggs? No Problem

As food allergies become more commonplace it should come as no surprise that one day you may have to prepare a meal or snack for someone who has one. If that allergy is to egg whites the substitution is simple.

Flax Egg Recipe (makes the equivalent of one egg):

1. Start with whole flax seeds and grind them as needed, or buy pre-ground flax meal

2. Whisk 3 Tablespoons of water into 1 Tablespoon of ground flax meal

3. Let the mixture sit until it becomes the consistency of an egg white, usually within 10-15 minutes

Use the flax egg the same way you would use a regular egg in pancakes, meatloaf, meatballs or even muffins and brownies. The flax adds a a slightly nutty flavor and gives your meal an added benefit of fiber and healthy omega-3 fats.

Ground flax seed can be found in most grocery stores, and once opened can be kept tightly sealed in the fridge for up to 3 months.