Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pink Goes Red for Heart Disease Awareness

Pink Goes Red for Heart Disease Awareness

          Let me first start with a confession.....I actually started this post last year (Yes, like 2014!!!!). Somehow it got lost in the shuffle and I'm just now realizing that I never posted it lol! 

          However, I put this post together in observance on the American Heart Association's "Go Red For Women" Campaign and the program that my sorority chapter (The Kappa Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc ) did to recognize this day last February. Since my Sorority's official colors are Pink & Green, we call our event "Pink Goes Red for Heart Disease Awareness"

          This "Go Red For Women Campaign occurs every year in February and since we are once again in it is!!

Go Red For Women

          I was responsible for coming up with some cute, heart-healthy snacks for our event. I cut out hearts in these apples simply by using a heart-shaped cookie cutter to punch out and remove only the skin of the apple. I then brushed the exposed area of the inside of the apple with lemon-juice - it prevents the apple from turning brown in response to oxidation!!
Heart Disease Awareness

The next items I created where Yogurt Parfaits using Vanilla yogurt, cherries and granola - layered on top of each other to give the traditional parfait appearance. I found some cute heart-shaped stickers to attach to the spoon handles and added them to each parfait as decoration!
Yogurt Parfait

Cute, right?!?!?
Heart Disease Awarness

Here are some of the other heart-healthy snacks we had available for our guests.....

And yes, that's me discussing some heart-health facts to our attendees. Did you know that 1 in 3 women in the United States dies of Heart Disease every year??? That is a staggering statistic that we must lower in this country! Adopting healthy eating habits and getting proper exercise are 2 major ways of doing so.
Heart Disease Awareness

What are doing doing today to keep your heart healthy??????

-- Dr. April

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Prima Nashville

Fine Dining at Prima Restaurant

One of the latest Fine Dining Restaurants to descend upon Nashville is Prima! I visited Prima on a chilly Sunday afternoon recently and had a meal that warmed my appetite and my spirit :-)

The restaurant is absolutely beautiful  - ambiance, interior decor, and the staff. 
Prima Nashville

          Once I was guided to my seat, the hostess whisked my coat off to coat-check, a minor but major detail, in my book.

          Check out how gorgeous the table settings are :-). Another awesome touch that I love at Prima is that the waitress brings out both a White AND a Black napkin on a silver platter and you, as the diner, decide which color you would like!

Prima Nashville

 And yes, this is one of the many gorgeous lighting fixtures that adorn this restaurant!
Prima Nashville

 This may look like a regular loaf of bread with the accompanied butter, but let me tell you...........
Prima Nashville
 This bread is laid over the grill and has a delicious "smokey" flavor and aroma!

           For my main course I decided to go with the Braised Rabbit -Absolutely delicious! I'm glad I went with the Mashed Potatoes as my side - it matched perfectly with the rabbit.
Prima Nashville

This is the "Oblea" that I enjoyed for dessert! It's made of Dulce De Leche, Goat's Milk, Caramel, Cinnamon and a whole lot of goodness!
Prima Nashville

I highly recommend Prima for you next Fine Dining Experience in Nashville!

You can find Prima online at

AND in person at 

700 12th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37203 (In The Gulch)

-Dr. April