Epicurious Louisville

Louisville Kentucky is a treasure trove of amazing eats. I blog about them here. Y'all pull up a chair and sit awhile.
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I love living in the country.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Doughnut Latte Recipe: Naughty Keto
I’m a committed low carb/keto eater. And I’m at the end of my first week of six weeks of hard training and dieting. I told myself that if I made it six days drinking black coffee, hitting the gym for an hour a day and adhering to all my rules, I’d be allowed my very favorite home made latte: this peanut butter chocolate doughnut latte. 
Here’s what you need: 
Dunkin Donuts Old Fashioned Doughnut Coffee 
Heavy Whipping Cream
Peanut butter or almond butter or hazelnut butter
Almond milk
Splenda
Cocoa 
Brew the coffee, whip the cream. One the cream forms soft peaks, add splenda, cocoa and nut butter to taste. I add about three tablespoons of each to about two cups of heavy whipping cream. 
Add almond milk to the coffee, then pop in the whipped cream mixture to taste. I like about half a cup. It will sink into the hot coffee and start to melt, and soon you’ll have a frothy, sweet, bitter, delicious peanut butter chocolate doughnut latte. 
Now frankly, this isn’t an everyday latte for me, it’s a weekend treat. I usually drink it right before my super-long bike rides on Friday, and the fat and protein take me a long way.
Drink up! Happy weekend!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Doughnut Latte Recipe: Naughty Keto

I’m a committed low carb/keto eater. And I’m at the end of my first week of six weeks of hard training and dieting. I told myself that if I made it six days drinking black coffee, hitting the gym for an hour a day and adhering to all my rules, I’d be allowed my very favorite home made latte: this peanut butter chocolate doughnut latte. 

Here’s what you need: 

Dunkin Donuts Old Fashioned Doughnut Coffee 

Heavy Whipping Cream

Peanut butter or almond butter or hazelnut butter

Almond milk

Splenda

Cocoa 

Brew the coffee, whip the cream. One the cream forms soft peaks, add splenda, cocoa and nut butter to taste. I add about three tablespoons of each to about two cups of heavy whipping cream. 

Add almond milk to the coffee, then pop in the whipped cream mixture to taste. I like about half a cup. It will sink into the hot coffee and start to melt, and soon you’ll have a frothy, sweet, bitter, delicious peanut butter chocolate doughnut latte. 

Now frankly, this isn’t an everyday latte for me, it’s a weekend treat. I usually drink it right before my super-long bike rides on Friday, and the fat and protein take me a long way.

Drink up! Happy weekend!

Food porn for the day…from Starchef’s Rising Stars Gala like a month ago. Coffee from Argo Sons, cocktails from Silver Dollar, and root beer chocolate cake with sassafras sorbet, cherry sphere, dessert caviar and home made marshmallow.  

Who I voted as the BEST OF LOUISVILLE  under Food & Drink:
(and you should totally vote too!)
New Restaurant: 
Loop 22
Fine Dining Restaurant: 
Harvest 
Local Chef
Damaris Philips (hopefully she counts, I do love her.)
Doughnuts:
Hi-Five Doughnuts
Food Truck:
Grind
Tapas/Appetizers:
Mojitos
Desserts:
Sweet Frog
Asian:
Yang Kee Noodle
Middle Eastern:
Alwatan Restaurant and Sweets
Mexican:
Guaca Mole
Happy Hour: 
Down One Bourbon Bar
Pizza:
Bearnos
Neighborhood Bar:
The Back Door
Restaurant Atmosphere:
Proof on Main
Restaurant Patio:
Garage
Place to Drink Beer
Holy Grale
Place to Drink Bourbon:
Down One Bourbon Bar
Restaurant Worth the Wait:
Mussel & Burger Bar
Cocktail Menu:
META
Coffeehouse Atmosphere:
Quills
Don’t forget to VOTE for your favorites in the Best of Louisville! 

Who I voted as the BEST OF LOUISVILLE  under Food & Drink:

(and you should totally vote too!)

New Restaurant: 

Loop 22

Fine Dining Restaurant: 

Harvest 

Local Chef

Damaris Philips (hopefully she counts, I do love her.)

Doughnuts:

Hi-Five Doughnuts

Food Truck:

Grind

Tapas/Appetizers:

Mojitos

Desserts:

Sweet Frog

Asian:

Yang Kee Noodle

Middle Eastern:

Alwatan Restaurant and Sweets

Mexican:

Guaca Mole

Happy Hour: 

Down One Bourbon Bar

Pizza:

Bearnos

Neighborhood Bar:

The Back Door

Restaurant Atmosphere:

Proof on Main

Restaurant Patio:

Garage

Place to Drink Beer

Holy Grale

Place to Drink Bourbon:

Down One Bourbon Bar

Restaurant Worth the Wait:

Mussel & Burger Bar

Cocktail Menu:

META

Coffeehouse Atmosphere:

Quills

Don’t forget to VOTE for your favorites in the Best of Louisville! 

Here are 7 Cupcakes around Louisville you should be eating. 

Seriously guys, do you have any cupcake suggestions? I am dying for a good cupcake. It seems like a few years ago there were about eighty jillion cupcake places and now there aren’t that many. That’s how dessert trends go, I guess, but while I was writing this article I couldn’t feel like someone important was missing. 

Favorite cupcakes? 

breakingupwithbadhabits asked: Any advice on quick, healthy snacking on the go or how to squeeze in extra workouts?

What a great question! 

Healthy snacking on the go: 

I’m a raw vegetable junkie so I snack on celery sticks, cut up green peppers, pea pods, etc. In my off time I am known to devour buckets of homemade nut butters. It’s a problem. 

The key to eating and snacking healthy for anyone is preparation. So I spend literally hours on Sunday with my husband preparing food for the week. It’s a lot easier to make healthy choices when there are already cooked vegetables in the fridge. 

Squeezing in extra workouts: 

I don’t think about them as extra workouts…I think about them as an alternative to watching Netflix or vegging on the couch. I have recently made a rule that I can’t watch TV or movies during the week, or alone at all. You wouldn’t believe the kind of time and space that’s freed up in my life. I also do all the outside work on our house…bug spraying, fertilizing, mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges, mulching, gardening, chasing the cows out of the back yard…all that burns calories. 

I also find ways to make working out more fun. So I emotionally blackmail my friends into working out with me. I guilt Teacup into going to the gym with me. I listen to a special audio book every time I get to work out. 

What a great question! Followers, any ideas? 

My best friend is HOT. And probably too good for you. We love the dirty martini at 21C. It’s a classy woman’s drink for sure. 

21C and Meta have basic shared custody of us. 

Brunch at the Monkey Wrench: Eggs benedict and shrimp and grits.

Pros: 

  • I love the Wrench’s new “contemporary Hillbilly” style, and the menu definitely reflect that.
  • The house cured bacon and fennel sausage is INSANELY good. 
  • The build-your-own mimosa and bloody mary bar was great
  • I also love how they’re serving on non-matching plates 
  • My friend Emily works there, and you should request her as a waitress. What a sweet, fantastic girl. 
  • My friend Dustin is the chef there, and he’s awesome. 
  • The owner is also fantastic.

Cons:

  • I hate it when you don’t get enough syrup with things. More syrup!
  • The juices weren’t labeled for the mimosa bar…label the juices! 

Overall, great experience.