BERGEN magazine - January 2020 January 1, 2020 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin What's Cooking?Got the mid-winter blues? Warm up with this hearty (and vegan!) butternut squash bisque from local Chef Ben Pollinger. Don’t Miss ItSure, we just celebrated, but keep the New Year’s jollities going with the Lunar New Year festivities this weekend at the River Edge Library. Looking Good, Feeling GreatDon’t have a jersey to wear for Sunday’s big game? No worries—check out these four effortlessly chic looks that will show off your spirit and style. Feline FriendsArielle, a free-spirited and rare Pixie-Bob rescue kitty, is the real cat’s meow. Valley Breaks Ground on New, State-of-the-Art Hospital in ParamusDonning hard hats and carrying shovels, Valley Health System leadership; philanthropic supporters; community members; and federal, state and local elected officials came together recently to break ground on The Valley Hospital’s new, state-of-the-art, 372-bed healthcare facility in Paramus. Valley Health System and DispatchHealth Have Brought Back the House CallValley Health System has partnered with DispatchHealth, a nationwide on-demand healthcare company, to deliver high-quality urgent care to northern New Jersey residents of all ages in the comfort of their homes. What's Cooking/Q&ABERGEN chatted with Paul Bazzini, executive chef of Hearth & Tap in Montvale, for some pro tips on how you can improve your cooking skills at home. Looking for LoveWith big brown eyes and a sweet disposition, what’s not to love about rescue pup Charlee? Click here to learn more about this darling dog! InstabergenIs that Chloe Kim or Jamie Anderson? Nope, it’s snowboarder Jaclyn Jade checking out East Rutherford’s coolest new hotspot, Big SNOW. Check out @bergenmagnj on Instagram for more! Spring is the ThingThe Tony award-winning rock musical that launched Tenafly native Lea Michele’s acting career makes its way back to Bergen County this weekend. The Bourbon Bible Contest Comfort Contest Swap Your Snacks!We’ve got a hunch you’ll always munch. So start the new decade right with these 7 ideas for healthier between-meal eating. Hearty FareThese quick, easy and healthy protein dishes—one fish, fowl and meat—will help you stick to your New Year’s resolution, whether it’s to be better to your body—or to spend less time in the kitchen. Westwood Prime EatsThe popular butcher’s burgers are a cut above the rest. Act on a DareYou’ll discover that Irish golf can be beautiful even when you leave the sea behind. Father Knows BestThe owner of a new-construction home in Mahwah was clear on what he wanted— including an interior designer’s touch. Your Secret Workout Weapon: The ZodiacMotivation is the key to exercise success. And the key to motivation? That just may be in the stars. Taking Control of DiabetesFor anyone with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, staying healthy depends on understanding how to manage blood-sugar levels. Bergen hospitals provide the know-how needed. Bergen BuzzOur guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in our country. Be ThereFrom paint nights and pet adoptions to concerts and cook-offs, there’s something for everyone this month in Bergen County. The Span ManNo bridge is too lofty for passionate Closter photographer Dave Frieder. Tips for a Healthy 2020Want to take good care of yourself in the New Year? Part by part, here’s a body of knowledge you can use.