Season’s Eating

The holidays are here and so are the fabulous holiday dinners. Sadly, along with the holiday dinners comes the holiday weight. The problem is we want to enjoy our holiday ham without ending up looking like one. I have put together the perfect solution to enjoy a holiday feast without in taking so many calories that come along with it. Below I have laid out a low calorie 5 course meal (complete with beverage)  for you and your family to enjoy. These items are under 330 calories; whereas, most of holiday dishes can be more than 500 calories easily!

The Appetizer:

Eggplant Ricotta Bites (243 Calories)

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1 medium eggplant

Kosher salt

All-purpose flour, for dredging

2 large eggs

3/4 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra- virgin olive oil, plus more as needed

2 large plum tomatoes, diced

2 teaspoons red wine vinegar

1 cup ricotta cheese

Shredded fresh basil, for topping

 

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/eggplant-ricotta-bites-recipe.html?oc=linkback

 

The Entre:

Mushroom-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin(323 Calories)

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5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing

4 slices bacon, chopped

8 ounces cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon breadcrumbs

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

2 pork tenderloins (2 to 2 1/2 pounds total), trimmed

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

 

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/mushroom-stuffed-pork-tenderloin-recipe.html?oc=linkback

 

The Side of Vegetables:

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Pomegranate and Hazelnuts (295 Calories)

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1 1/4 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved

2 tablespoons canola oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses

Seeds from 1 pomegranate

1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted hazelnuts

Finely grated zest of 1 lime

1 tablespoon finely grated orange zest

 

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/roasted-brussels-sprouts-with-pomegranate-and-hazelnuts-recipe.html?oc=linkback

 

The Side of Starch:

Curried Sweet Potato Puree (178 Calories)

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4 medium sweet potatoes (about 1 3/4 pounds)

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

4 thin slices peeled fresh ginger

Kosher salt

1/2 lime

Toasted sliced almonds, for garnish, optional

Chopped cilantro, for garnish, optional

 

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/curried-sweet-potato-puree-recipe.html?oc=linkback

 

The Dessert:

Low-Fat Chocolate Pudding (228 Calories)

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1/3 cup agave nectar or packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

Pinch of salt

2 12 -ounce cans fat-free evaporated milk

2 large egg whites, lightly beaten

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons white chocolate chips

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips, plus more for topping

 

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/low-fat-chocolate-pudding-recipe.html?oc=linkback

 

The Beverage:

Low-Fat Eggnog (90 Calories)

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2 cups nonfat milk

2 large strips orange and/or lemon zest

1 vanilla bean

2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk

1/3 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cornstarch

White rum or bourbon (optional)

Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish

 

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/low-fat-eggnog-recipe.html?oc=linkback

 

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Fall Fashion Must Haves

The cold has finally started to onset in Louisville. The highs are in the 60s and the lows have been in the 30s. Now is the time to put away your flip flops and tank tops. While you tuck away your short shorts you need to take the time to read my top articles of clothing to get you through this fall in style.

1) The Leather Jacket


Every girl needs a leather jacket. I my is the perfect staple item to bring any look together. Leather jackets are a timeless article of clothing. They are also unisex and can be quite feminine or masculine. The basic black leather jacket is perfect for a classic look, but if you prefer something with a little more edge try a red leather jacket for that extra pow..

2) Knee/Thigh High Boots


Ok girls, now is the time we have all been waiting for- boot seasons. Ankle boots and booties are nice, but to really put some ump in your look get yourself a pair of thigh highs! For those of us who love to wear dresses, but fear the cold, will become best friends with these boots. The thigh high boot indeed comes up to the thigh, which will protect these body parts from the cold. Thigh high boots are the perfect tool for fall showcase your sexuality.

3) UGGS


You can never go wrong with UGGS. Some days you just don’t want to dress up or wear high heels. UGGS are some of the most comfortable, stylish shoes on the market. They are the perfect way to dress up a dressed down look. UGGS bring a touch of Lux to any outfit- even sweats!

4) Wool Leggings


Wool leggings are a big necessity. They keep you warm and are very comfortable. These leggings can be worn under clothing –such as shorts or dresses- which can enhance your outfit. Wool leggings can also be worn as pants without the fear of your undergarments showing through like thinner leggings. These leggings hug your body in the right places and compliment bottoms of all sorts.

Tasty Cakes

This Summer there has been a lot of businesses popping up over Germantown in Louisville, Ky. Primarily they have been a lot of businesses opening up on Goss Ave. One business in particular sticks out among the rest. JB Cakes is a quaint little cake shop located on 1101 Goss Ave.Louisville, KY 40217.

JB Cakes sells a variety of baked goods, but their most well know for their cupcakes.

The process starts by choosing a flavor of cupcake that vary in flavors from peanut butter to Oreo and from peach to apple pie.


Next you pick the icing flavor you want to top your tasty little cake. You can choice from cream cheese to whip cream icings, and flavors of white chocolate, peanuts butter, caramel, etc…


Lastly you pics your toppings. You can decorate your pastry with syrups of chocolate, strawberry, and even raspberry. Other toppings you can drizzle on top of your cupcake consists of shredded coconut, brown sugar, chocolate sprinkles, marshmallows, etc.

Cupcakes

REGULAR SIZED

Individually$2

One dozen (or more)$1.75ea or $21/dz

Two dozen (or more)$1.50ea or $36/2dz

MINI SIZED

Individually$9/dz

CUPCAKE EXTRAS*

Iced toppers$0.20/ea

Fondant toppers$0.45/ea

Fruit toppers$.025/ea
Bakery Treats

Gooey Bars$2.25

Iced Brownies$2.25

Rice Crisp Bars$1.75

Chocolate Chip Cookies$1.25

Seasonal Royal Iced Cookies $2.75

Hours of Operation

Mon & Tue : CLOSED

Wed – Sat : 10am-10pm

Sun : 12pm-6pm