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Food for Thought: The Choice is Yours

Posted on January 30, 2015 by Taylor Rhea

Think about your favorite comfort foods – that homemade apple pie recipe your mother passed down, or the spaghetti and meatballs with the special sauce that has just the right amount of tang and spice.

Atria residents want to enjoy their favorite foods while also receiving a variety of choices. That’s why we create choice-focused programs for our residents. (more…)

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Roasted Root Vegetables Recipe | The Atria Kitchen

Roasted Root Vegetables Recipe | The Atria Kitchen

Posted on December 12, 2014 by Connie Dow

All varieties of root vegetables are in season right now, including parsnips, turnips, radishes, daikon, jicama, parsley root, celeriac, carrots, rutabaga, salsify and beets. Sweet potatoes and yams are also in season. Many root vegetables are low in fat and calories, a good source of fiber, high in Vitamin C and excellent sources of Vitamin A. This recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables with Horseradish Vinaigrette would make a tasty and healthy side for your next holiday dinner. (more…)

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Hungarian Pogácsa Butter Cookies | The Atria Kitchen

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Taylor Rhea

My mom made these cookies and she could compete with any of today’s gourmet cooks. She had a pastry shop in Corona, Queens, New York and would stay up all night baking. She drove to deliver her baked goods the next day all by herself. Her baking was passed on to me, and it has been subsequently passed down to my daughters and granddaughters.

– Jeannette Weledniger, Atria on Roslyn Harbor resident (Pictured here with her granddaughters, Lara and Allie)


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