Month: August 2009

Vegadillas

This is one of those ‘use what you’ve got on hand recipes that always scores big points with the hubbs.  You can sub out the veggies for whatever you’ve got in the crisper.  Peppers, leftover potatoes and/or meat would all be delicious. Quesadillas 1/2 cup […]

Buttery Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia

Buttery and yummy, these fillets will have you going back for seconds…. 4 tilapia fillets 1/2 stick melted butter 1/4 cup cornmeal 1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1 tsp garlic powder salt and pepper Preheat oven to 375. Place butter in […]

J Brand's Fall Collection

Zombie’s are invading!!!

We’re not talkin’ brain sucking, pseudo dead people here, we’re talkin’ J Brand Jeans and these beauties are running rampant in Hollywood!

12″ Destroyed Pencil Leg in Zombie, $217
J Brand Zombie

Who’s up for a trip down the yellow brick road?  Dorothy would’ve looked killer in these babies!

Low Rise 12″ Pencil Leg in Oz, $198
J Brand Oz

Who says you have to be some Scientology freak to embrace a Cult?   Case in point:

Low Rise 12″ Pencil Leg in Cult, $217
J Brand Cult

Don’t go gettin’ all sad, your boyfriend’s stickin’ around…..

Paint Boyfriend in Carrie, $228

J Brand Boyfriend

And perhaps the most appropriately named, seeing as this is the signature brands Fall line:

The Babe Low Rise 23″ in Autumn, $158
J Brand Autumn

J brand’s Fall line up is sexy and sophisticated with just a dollop of whimsy.  Autumn is right around the corner people so snag yourself a pair today!

Collab Alert! Anna Sheffield for Target

Love, love, love her!  She is such a bad ass in the sweetest sense of the word. Sheffield, who says she draws inspiration for her work from the streets of New York, is the uber name behind Bing Bang.  The high-end line is a coveted favorite […]

Talkin' Tribal

Like every other pseudo rebel chick in the 90’s, I got the infamous “tramp stamp” aka tribal tattoo stamped on my lower back.  No regrets though, it was more than cool at the time and has since become very much a part of me just […]

Puffed Up Turkey Cutlets

turkeypuffs

This dish is simple in preparation yet complex in flavor.  The smokiness from the cinnamon, combined with the saltiness of the bacon and the sweetness of the honey balance each other out well.

  • 1 package of turkey scallopini style cutlets, (or you can buy regular turkey breasts and pound them yourself)
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 cups puffed wheat cereal
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • salt and pepper
  • honey for drizzling

Cook bacon, drain, crumble and set aside.

Wipe most of the fat out of the pan but reserve about 1 tbs of the drippings to cook the turkey in.

Place puffed wheat, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a baggie and pound with a meat mallet until it resembles a course meal.

Empty contents of baggie onto a large plate, bread cutlets in mixture and set aside for a few minutes to set up.

Cook cutlets over medium – high heat about 3 minutes per side.

To serve, drizzle with honey and top with crumbled bacon.

Pitza

  These are a fast and healthy way to kick a pizza craving!  Feel free to experiment with this recipe using your favorite pizza toppings. 1 loaf of pita bread 2 tbs marinara sauce 1 cup baby portobello mushrooms 2 tbs white onion, chopped 1 […]

Gina Nigrelli for Jules Smith

Young, beautiful, talented and successful, Gina Nigrelli’s got it all! Her designs are fun, whimsical and so full of life.  She takes cues from the past like these jelly bracelets but still manages to make them fresh and exciting again. Gina draws inspiration for her […]

Fiber One Turkey Burgers with Apple Slaw and Spicy Mayo

burger

The addition of Fiber One and oats really ‘beefs’ these up resulting in a heartier burger,  while the apple slaw and spicy mayo add a little something unexpected.

Burgers

  • ¼ cup fiber one
  • ¼ cup oats (we used quick cooking oats)
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • Salt and pepper

Toppings

  • lettuce
  • tomato slices
  • 4 slices of cheese

Spicy mayo

  • ½ cup fat free sour cream
  • 1 tbs ff mayo
  • 1 tsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/8 tsp crpf

Apple slaw

  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs whole grain mustard
  • 1 granny smith apple, grated
  • 1 braeburn apple, grated
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

To make spicy mayo, combine sour cream, mayo, mint, lemon zest, crushed red pepper flake, salt and pepper in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

To make slaw, combine cider vinegar, mustard, grated apple, olive oil, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate about 30 minutes, allowing flavors to marry.

Place fiber one and oats in food processor and blend until finely crushed. Add along with turkey, salt and pepper to a large bowl, mix to combine and form into 4 patties.

We cooked ours on the Forman grill but you could grill outside or, pan fry. Just cook about 5 minutes per side or until no longer pink and internal temperature reaches 165.

To serve, top burgers with a slice of american cheese (or whatever kind you like best),  lettuce, tomato and a dollop of apple slaw.  Spread your bun with a generous schmear of spicy mayo and go to town!

Project Runway – Season 6

Get ready for it!!  The long awaited return is near……. With all the nasty legal drama out of the way, Project Runway is finally coming back to it’s new home on Lifetime. Get to know the designers and read their bios here. I’m so excited […]