Source: The Independent

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by Jessica Mackin

October 31, 2012

Long Island Restaurant Week

Long Island’s annual fall restaurant week begins on Sunday and continues through November 11. Guests at participating restaurants will enjoy three-course prix-fixe dinner for $24.95 per person, except Saturday when it will be offered until 7 PM. Visit www.longislandrestaurantweek.com for a list of participating restaurants.

Hamptons Cupcake Lounge

Hamptons Cupcake Lounge is introducing a new flavor, Sweet Pot. The cupcake is made with organic sweet potato purée and crushed pineapple, topped with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting. The inspiration came from the love of sweet potato fries with cinnamon, and the memory of Cynthia’s mother’s amazing sweet potato and crushed pineapple casserole at Thanksgiving. Sweet potatoes happen to be one of the top “super foods” making this cupcake both nutritious and delicious.

Always mindful of flavor and health, pre-made cake mixes, preservatives, stabilizers and cake enhancers are never included in recipes. Instead of butter and oil, unsweetened applesauce and fruit purees are used to keep cupcakes moist. Truvia, an all natural, zero-calorie sweetener that is approved for diabetics, takes the place of sugar. Each cupcake features a cream cheese frosting made with soy milk.

For more information, contact Hampton Cupcake Lounge at 631-517-0343 or www.hamptonscupcakelounge.com.