Food and Dining

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Houston, We Have Your Cliches

I watched three late local newscasts last night, and wondered what would have filled the time if it weren’t for UK’s big victory in Newark and the Bellarmine victory celebration on Sunday morning. This week, get set to endure plenty of cliches about Houston and aerospace, as Fox41’s Bennett Haeberle did leading off the newscast: “Houston, We Have Liftoff.” The UK and Bellarmine stories took what seemed to be half the newscasts. It’s the one time during the year that local on-air types are seen in a different city, and that sports bars are the focus of live shots.  Two…

Red Hog Tapas Satisfy!

Last night, my cohabitante Sarah and I decided not to slave in the kitchen, but to venture out. We’re very well acquainted with the abundant assortment of excellent eateries within walking distance of our Crescent Hill home, but I decided to surprise Sarah by trying something new. I noticed that Red Hog Tapas open only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Perfect timing. We passed on seeing an early showing of the movie “Limitless,” only to find that Red Hog’s tapas menu could be similarly headlined. But wait, there’s more – a separate sheet of Red Hog Specials. And an amazing assortment of very reasonably priced wines and draught and bottled beers.

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Lights Out on Shelbyville Not a Media Story

We were in the 4th frame at Ten Pin Lanes last night when all of  a sudden, the place went dark. The loud din of pins crashing stopped. Emergency lights came on. And the Monday Night Men’s Bowling League was done for the night.  Outside, businesses up and down Shelbyville Road, just inside the Watterson, were dark. Here’s what happened, according to LG&E’s Chip Keeling. A fuse at a substation failed, caused by a break in a line. So crews had to check the line, and that took about an hour and a half. The fuse was replaced and the…

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Chicken Broccoli in Whole Wheat Pita Pockets

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Per Serving: 208 calories, 18 grams protein, 4 grams of fat, 25 grams of CHO, 3 grams of fiber, 422 mg sodium. Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes   Serves: 6 Ingredients 1 can (10 ¾ ounces) Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condense Cream of Chicken Soup ¼ cup water 1 tbsp. lemon juice (bottled or fresh) ¼ tsp. garlic powder 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper 1 cup cooked broccoli flowerets 1 medium carrot, shredded (about ½ cup) 2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey breast 3 whole wheat pita breads (6-inch), cut in…

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Kentucky Crafted This Weekend. It Must Be Spring!

Good news for “Buy Handmade” junkies like me. The first big arts and craft show of the year, Kentucky Crafted: The Market, opens to the public on Saturday & Sunday at the Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing B. This indoor show, featuring 200 Kentucky Artisans was ranked the #1 Art Show in the country by American Style Magazine readers. The Kentucky Arts Council does an excellent job in producing this event. Not only will you see fabulous art from Kentucky artisans but you will have the opportunity to learn about Kentucky’s traditional arts of fiddling, banjo playing and basket making….

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Our Man in Japan

It so happens that Albrecht Stahmer, a UK grad who has been working with J. Bruce Miller on drumming up excitement about bringing the NBA to Louisville, lives in Tokyo. And many of his associates here are concerned about him. And they want to be sure he makes it to the YPAL event March 31 — “Why Not Louisville — The NBA and Louisville” at Patrick O’Shea’s downtown March 31. I’m hoping Albrecht doesn’t mind, but I thought it would be good to share his report on the current situation over there with you. I like the way he inserts…

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Halibut Vegetable Mix-Up

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. A colorful dish that can be varied by using different vegetables and/or seafood. It’s great served over whole wheat couscous, brown rice or noodles. Nutritional Information Per Serving: 233 calories, 29 grams protein, 4 grams of fat,  20 grams of CHO,  4 grams of fiber, 242 mg sodium. Nutritional Information Per Serving with whole wheat couscous: 339 calories, 33 grams protein, 4 grams of fat,  42 grams of CHO,  8 grams of fiber,  242 mg sodium. Preparation Time: 10 minutes       Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 4. 1 ½ cup per serving Ingredients 3…

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Almond Crusted Salmon

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Nutrition Information Per Serving: 326 calories, 29 grams protein, 16 grams of fat, 16 grams of CHO, 3 grams of fiber, 275  mg sodium. Preparation Time: 10 minutes   Cook Time: 15 minutes Serves: 6 Ingredients* 1 cup slivered almonds, finely chopped (use food processor, it’s easier) ¼ cup plain bread crumbs 2 tbsp brown sugar ½ tsp Old Bay Seasoning ½ tsp kosher salt 1/3 cup egg whites, beaten or 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tbsp water ¼ cup flour 1 ½ pounds salmon (6 fillets) Instructions Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray…

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New Ideas for Easy-to-Make Breakfasts for Kids

By Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Kids and adults, too, need to eat breakfast every day. Breakfast means break the fast. Kids will do better in school and parents will do better at work if they eat breakfast. Here’s few easy recipes: Nutty Fruit Breakfast Wrap -1 whole wheat tortilla, ¼ cup low fat vanilla yogurt, ½ cup fresh or frozen fruit like blueberries, ¼ tablespoon of toasted wheat germ (high in folic acid and vitamin E) and 1 tablespoon chopped nuts like walnuts. Fold in sides of tortilla, then roll. 1 serving = 314 calories, 10 grams of protein,…

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Downtown: A Yum Complaint and Doc Crow’s

I hate to rain on the parade of civic and school pride as it relates to the University of Louisville’s phenomenal success as the home team at the KFC Yum Center, but all the prosperity has created a bit of a problem for the women’s program. The Lady Cards took care of Seton Hall, 59-49, in a game devoid of much excitement on the floor. U of L got an early lead and held it throughout against an abysmal 8-20 team before an announced crowd of 9,875 on Senior Day.  Mine and Luke’s favorite player, second-leading scorer Shoni Schimmel, played…