Monthly Archives: January 2014

Workin’ it in the Leather Jogger

When I decided to go to Fashion Week this past Fall, I purchased a pair of leather sweatpants (or joggers).  I thought, “I don’t know when I will ever wear these again, but whatever its fashion week.”  Luckily, my first impression could not have been more wrong!  The leather jogger has been surprisingly versatile and the true test of versatility is, “can you wear it to work and on the weekend” and I am here to tell you that you can in fact wear leather track pants to work! The richness of the black leather adds subtlety to a seemingly flamboyant article of clothing and when paired with a something more conservative they are perfectly work appropriate!  Worried your boss might disagree? No worries, send them my way and I will set them straight!  I am absolutely thrilled that these pants don’t live in the past fashion weeks corner of my closet and instead can live on!

Leather Joggers

Pants: BCBG (similar here), Shirt: J. Crew (similar here), Shoes: Zara (similar here), Bag: Alexander Wang (here), Necklace: Fornash (here)

Leather Sweatpants

Leather pants

Leather pants

Leather Joggers

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Turkey, Spinach, 3 Cheese Lasagna Rolls

And we are back! After a mini hiatus during the most incredible holiday season, Garden of Glam is back and I have some very exciting things in store for you!  I appreciate your patience and for that you will be rewarded with a delicious easy to make recipe to get you through the snowy days.

Today’s recipe is rolled lasagna.  Super easy and super delicious!

Ricotta, Mozzarella, Parmesan

Ricotta, Mozzarella, Parmesan

Garden of Glam

Mixing the cheeses with the egg

Lasagna

Add the Spinach

Lasagna

Smear and Roll

Lasagna

Spread rolls over marinara lined pan

Lasagna

Add more sauce & cheese, because you can never have too much meat and cheese

Lasagna

Bake

Lasagna

Enjoy!

Ingredients

8 lasagna noodles

1/2 pound lean ground turkey

1 olive oil

1 clove garlic

1/2 onion

1 can crushed tomatoes

1 egg

1/2 cup ricotta cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped

1 1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped

1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and completely drained

How to

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Boil water and salt generously. Follow cooking directions on the noodles’ package.  You want to leave them slightly more firm since you’ll be baking the pasta.

Meanwhile in a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Saute garlic and onions for 2-3 minutes (before onions start to turn clear).  Add turkey and brown.  When the turkey is almost cooked through, add tomatoes and reduce heat to medium low.  Simmer for about 15 minutes.  Add 1/2 the basil, oregano, and crushed red pepper flakes.

In a bowl, lightly beat egg.  Add ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella, thawed spinach and remaining basil and oregano and stir together.

Lay out noodles and cover with a spoonful of the cheese/spinach mixture.  Roll up cheese and spinach lasagna.  Add enough sauce to lightly cover the bottom of the pan.  Place lasagna rolls in the marinara pan with the seam facedown.  Top with meat sauce and cheese.  Bake for approximately 20 minutes and until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Enjoy!

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