Monday, September 20, 2010

Low Fat Chinese Food! Mongolian Beef

Here I go again with my kitchen experiments! I got this great recipes from a Weight Watchers member and made it this past weekend for my family.  All I can say is this dish meets the desire for Chinese food without all the sodium and fat!  This is a keeper!!

Mongolian Beef
1 pound flank steak/london broil, trimmed
1 1/2 tablespoons of cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup firmly pack brown sugar
1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon canola oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
1/4 cup green onions, sliced

Cut steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices. Combine steak and cornstarch in a bowl.  Toss and set aside. Combine water, brown sugar and soy sauce in a small bowl and set aside.  Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over med-high heat. Add garlic and ginger, saute 1 minute.  Add steak; cook 3 minutes or until browned.  Add brown sugar mixture to steak and cook 4 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.  Serve over brown rice and sprinkle with green onions.  4 servings (2/3 cup), 285 calories (not counting rice), 9.2g fat, fiber 0.3g

Please email me at or comment below if you have great low-fat dishes you would love to share!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Muffins and Mimosas ~ A Vera Bradley Premiere

Thursday, September 23rd
8am to 11am
Location: Both Ivy Ridge Shops
What:  See Five New Vera Bradley Colors 
and New Styles for the Winter Season
Enjoy Breakfast, Door Prizes and a Free Surprise
with a Vera Bradley Purchase.
Great deals on Retiring Items!
(Limit One Free Surprise per Customer)
Please mark your calendars!  Our shop events are always great fun!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

N. Wilkesboro Downtown Wide Sidewalk Sale ~ Saturday, Sept. 18th

This is the first sidewalk sale that Downtown North Wilkesboro has as a whole group in the ten years our shop has been open.  We will be open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm with lots of 50% off deals on the sidewalk!  Keep your fingers crossed that it does not rain!

North Wilkesboro shop only.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pandora Free Bracelet Event! Sept. 16th, 17th and 18th

Receive a FREE Pandora clasp bracelet with any $150 or more Pandora purchase this Thursday-Saturday.  Please note you are welcome to purchase any Pandora bead or jewelry, even if we do not have it in stock.  We will be glad to special order anything.  Please note this in the only bracelet giveaway event for the remainder of the year!  Please do not miss it!  Limited one free bracelet per customer to assure everyone can participate and this event is only at our North Wilkesboro shop.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall Medley Tote Promotion! The Best One Yet!

BEST PROMOTION EVER!! Fall Medley Tote Offer!

From September 9 – 20, this exclusive, colorful tote is yours for just $25* with any $50 Vera Bradley purchase! Styled with a medley of new fall colors and trimmed in black patent, it’ll carry you through fall beautifully. *While in-stock quantities last; limit one per customer

Woodwick Trilogy Candles- 3 Great Scents in One!

New arrival!! Our WoodWick candle just got better with a beautiful blend of color and fragrance. Yes, not only do they have that great Woodwick crackle when burning, but they now have three great fragrances in on great candle.  Each color layer contains a different fragrance. As the candle burns, each fragrance and color melts into the next layer, creating a unique new fragrance. Lots of fragrance choice.  Stop by and stiff! 

Only at our North Wilkesboro location.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Hope Garden & Paprika Colors Retiring & 30% Off!

Yes, it is time for another retiring announcement from Vera Bradley.  If you love Hope Garden and Paprika, then stop by and finish your collection with 30% off (all instock items only)!

September Shop Calendar! Lots of Happenings

9/9/10-9/20/10 Vera Bradley Medley Tote Promotion
Purchase the limited edition Medley Tote for $25 with any $50 Vera Bradley purchase. This is honestly the best patchwork promotion ever!

9/16/10 –9/18/10
Pandora Free Bracelet Promotion (North Wilkesboro only) Purchase $150 in Pandora Jewelry and receive a FREE Pandora Clasp Bracelet. Special orders are welcome! If we do not have a ring or bead in stock, we will be glad to order it and still count towards your $150 purchase, so the sky’s the limit for bracelet design!

Downtown Sidewalk Sale (North Wilkesboro only) 50% off all merchandise featured in our sidewalk sale. Other merchants will also have sales. Be sure to visit everyone!

Vera Bradley Winter Colors & Styles Premiere (both shops) 8 to 11 am join us for Mimosas & Muffins, door prizes and a free gift with every Vera Bradley purchase.