What’s Hot at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

What’s hot at Fleming’s? Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has recently launched its new menu nationwide featuring dry-aged steaks, bold cuts and enticing Steak Companions. The restaurant debuted dry aging preparation for richer, bolder flavor on select cuts and delicious steak “companions” and sauces for an elevated taste experience that goes above and beyond the classic steak. I went to try them out and OMG amazing!

“We’ve crafted an indulgent menu with a spotlight on steak, but take each cut to the next level,” said Chef Russell Skall, Fleming’s Corporate Executive Chef. “We’re introducing preparation techniques like dry aging our Prime beef on popular cuts, to serving each steak with surprising flavor profiles – we’ve got something for the purists and the adventurers.” Some of the new items and preparation techniques include:

  • Steak Companions:
    • Truffled Poached Lobster with bernaise sauce and caviar
    • Diablo Shrimp baked with a spiced barbeque butter sauce
    • King Crab with Herb Butter simmered with fresh herbs and garlic and topped with caviar
    • Flavor Trio with three steak spreads –  gorgonzola and mascarpone brulée, sweet onion bacon jam and cabernet mustard
  • Varied Preparation Techniques:
    • Dry Aged – Cuts aged a minimum of 21 days allowing a richer, bolder flavor with a distinctive nutty note (available for the Prime New York Strip and the Prime Dry Aged Ribeye);
    • Wet Aged  – Cuts aged a minimum of 21 days providing a juicy, flavorful and savory bite (available for Prime Bone-In, New York Strip, Prime Bone-In Ribeye and Filet Mignon);

Also in February, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is pleased to announce the popular Filet & Lobster pairing! From February 26th through April 13th, guests can enjoy a tender, 8-oz. Filet Mignon and a sweet 8 oz  Lobster Tail with drawn butter, plus a starter course, all for only $39.95. I want to go! How about you?

 

Friday Finds

Happy Friday! Here are a few of my favorite Friday finds that make me smile! Have a great weekend!

Spring Spa Hot list from my post at Huffington Post

Mason Jar Cocktail Kit and Bag via Pinterest

Coconut Creamsicle Margaritas from How Sweet It Is

Gorgeous Kitchen from Veranda House

Bring your instagram to life with Stickygrams

 

Pumpkin-Protein Smoothie: Kid-Friendly

How many smoothies do y’all make a week? I can’t even begin to count over at my house. My kids are always trying new creations, and I am trying to keep up with their creativity. This Pumpkin-Protein Smoothie was a recent favorite. I had some leftover pumpkin, and I thought why not try it with peanut butter? It sounds a little weird at first, but it works. Happy Halloween! Here’s to a great fall 2012!

10 Friday Finds I’m Loving: Fitness, Fashion, Food

What’s on your top 10 list? Here are 10 “Friday Finds” that I am loving (and wanting). I wanted to share a little fashion, a little fitness and a little food, as well as the men’s brand “Peter Millar”. I have these new crop running/workout pants (above) from Lululemon, and they are my newest favorite workout pant! I want them in every color! Check out my other friday finds and let me know what’s on your list?

I haven’t worn perfume in years so I went to Sephora to find a new scent and fell in love with Philosophy Amazing Grace via Sephora. It has a clean, feminine scent that isn’t too strong.

These cowboy boots are too cool! Ariat Women’s Caballera Boot from Country Outfitter are calling my name.

I am hoping for a pair of riding boots this fall. Loving these Tory Burch Riding Boots via Bloomingdales.

I just found the perfect running glove for this winter. It’s the Adidas Elite II Running Glove. They are the perfect weight, fit, and they have reflectors for when I run in the dark. Also they have a touch screen finger. What else could a runner possibly want?

As I mentioned, Peter Millar is a my latest favorite mens brand. Their collegiate collection is great looking. For all of you Alabama fans, they had no lifestyle shots with “Alabama” on them, so forgive me.

I am craving this Nike Sportwatch GPS with Sensor. It tracks, takes splits, reminds you to run—even remembers your PRs. With a customizable display and both GPS and indoor tracking capabilities, it’s a watch you can take on the road, trail, treadmill or any other terrain.

How about any of this name ring? I want this! Enough said on this one.
My daughter has been doing a lot of research on cross body bags this season. Apparently they are the rage this year with the teens. We love this Cross Body Bag via Coach.
I just tried this new version of sprouted bread that’s my new favorite! Made with the same freshly-sprouted, certified organic live grains, the new Ezekiel 4:9® Sprouted Flax Bread showcases an abundance of sprouted flax seeds throughout. Providing an excellent source of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, this bread has it all. See Food For Life  for more information.

10 Favorite Fall Recipes and Ideas

Fall is around the corner, and I started looking for some fall and Halloween inspiration. Here are 10 fabulous fall recipes and ideas that I can’t wait to try, starting with Witch Leg Toppers via Urban Comfort and Better Homes and Gardens. I am so excited about fall. How about you?

Mini Apple and Honey Tarts via Tales of an Overtime Cook

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Cupcakes via Taste of Home

Mini Lemon Meringue Pies via My Baking Addiction

Stylish Pumpkins via Midwest Living

Lemon Coconut Loaf via Anga’s Food for Thought

The Fig Old Fashioned via The Kitchn

Fall Tables by Karin Lidbeck-Brent 

Maple Banana Toasted Almond Quinoa via Family Fresh Cooking

No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas via Good Housekeeping

 

No-Bake Dog Treats: For People Too

When Birmingham Magazine asked me for some dog treats for my monthly food column, I wasn’t sure what to do. Honestly, this is not my area of expertise. I contacted our wonderful veterinarian, Andy, and I asked him to name a couple of ingredients which I could use to develop a cookie that would be good for dogs. I created these No-Bake Dog Treats which are great for people too. These came out fabulous, and my dog, Latte, loved every one of them. Note: For overweight dogs, these should be a “splurge” snack.

Lighter Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes are a must-have in the South in Alabama, and my kids beg for me to make Fried Green Tomatoes. Since this week’s Summerfest with the Food Network is featuring tomatoes, I thought these Lighter Fried Green Tomatoes were worth sharing. These are super easy to make and make a great appetizer or side dish. My children love them dipped in a homemade ranch dressing or just on their own. Enjoy them this summer while they are at their peak. Now, be sure to check out the fabulous tomato recipes below:

Cooking With Elise: Fresh Tomato Sauce 
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Tomato Gazpacho Salsa
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Tomato Cobbler Anyone? 
Virtually Homemade: Spaghetti With Tomatoes, Prosciutto and Fresh Corn
What’s Gaby Cooking: Chicken Kebabs With Romesco Sauce
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Salmon Spaghetti With Plum Tomatoes and Avocado
Feed Me Phoebe: Roasted Fresh Tomato Puttanesca Sauce
Chez Us: Easy Tomato Tart
Made By Michelle: Tomato and Pesto Pizza
Ingredients, Inc.: Lighter Fried Green Tomatoes
Delicious Lean: Creamy Light Tuna Salad Stuffed Tomatoes
Daily*Dishin: Spicy Tomato-Tomatillo Chicken Tenders
From My Corner of Saratoga: Tomato Jam
Dishin & Dishes: Tomato Zucchini Frittata
And Love It Too: Roasted Garlic, Basil and Tomato Paleo Tart
Healthy Eats: The Fresh-for-Once Tomato
Sweet Life Bake: Pico de Gallo
Zaika Zabardast: Grilled Tofu and Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Sandwich
Thursday Night Dinner: Tomato and Watermelon Salad
Cooking Channel: How to Prepare Summer Tomatoes
FN Dish: Tomatoes Go Beyond Salads

Fun and Creative Memorial Day Recipe Ideas

Flag Cupcakes Via Martha Stewart

 Superfoods Salad by Ingredients, Inc.

Memorial Day Party Ideas via Pizzazzerie

Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Popsicles via Endless Simmer

Strawberry Watermelon Mojito via Baking with Basil

Melon with Mint and Feta via Anja’s Food 4 Thought

Tomato, Fresh Herbs and Feta Crostini via Ingredients, Inc.

Sweet-Hot Baby Back Ribs via My Recipes

S’mores on a Stick via Dinner with Julie

10 Health Benefits of Kiwifruit

My kids absolutely love kiwifruit, and I am so glad because they have so many amazing health benefits. One kiwi has 45 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrate, 0.5 grams of fat and 2 grams of fiber. Here are the top 10 health benefits of eating kiwifruit.

Top 10 Health Benefits of Kiwi:

1. High in Vitamin C-Kiwi contains a remarkable amount of vitamin C, a water soluble antioxidant that has been proven to fight against cardiovascular disease and cancer. Kiwi contains 2 1/2 times the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.

2. High in Fiber-Kiwi has a high fiber content which helps improve diabetes, controls blood sugar and protects against colon cancer.

3. Preventing Asthma, Wheezing and Coughing-Studies of 18,000 children have shown that children consuming more kiwi aided in their respiratory tracts and helped prevent asthma, wheezing and coughing.

4. Good source of potassium-One serving of kiwi has more potassium than a banana, ideal for fluid and electrolyte balance and energy during exercise.

5. Improved Vision-Studies show that not just carrots are good for your eyes, but kiwi too. Kiwi fruit is an excellent source of the phytochemical lutein which helps contribute to age related blindness. Consuming three kiwi a day can lower your risk of eyesight loss.

6. Improved Cardiovascular Health-Studies are showing consuming a few kiwi a day can lower your chances of blood clots as well as reduce your triglycerides, protecting against cardiovascular disease.

7. Source of Vitamin E-Kiwi fruit is one of the fat free sources of Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps boost immunity and helps lower cholesterol.

8. Good Source of Zinc-Kiwi’s zinc content can help promote testosterone in men and promote healthy skin, hair, nails and teeth.

9. Source of Folate-Kiwi has 10% of the recommended daily amount of folate which pregnant mothers need for a healthy pregnancy, baby and prevention of birth defects.

10. Low Glycemic Index-Kiwi has a low glycemic index of 52 which is safe for diabetics, is low in carbohydrates and aids in weight loss.

Quinoa Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

My oldest son, Alec, has been begging me to make homemade fried rice for a while. I decided to twist the basic recipe and make it with quinoa instead of rice. This Quinoa Chicken Fried Rice recipe is a hit for something new and different for your weeknight table, especially if you’re looking for something gluten-free, healthy and hearty. Feel free to substitute rice for the quinoa if you wish, but I love that quinoa is a gluten-free, nutty grain that is a complete protein which is high in fiber, low in calories and is high in iron, magnesium and calcium.