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[RCEIPE] Garlic Pepper Steak, Bacon Wrapped Asparagus and Maple Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes

For a savory homestyle dinner with a twist, check out the recipe below!

Ingredients:

  • 1-4 N.Y. Chunk raw Beef Steaks
  • Bundle of raw Asparagus
  • 1 pack of Smoked Bacon
  • 2-4 raw Sweet Potatoes
  • 2 TBSP Butter
  • 1 cup Maple Syrup
  • Black Pepper
  • Minced Garlic
  • A1 and/or worcestershire sauce
  • Sea Salt
  • Powdered Cinnamon

Directions:

1. Prep vegetables by cutting the ends off of the asparagus and chopping the sweet potatoes into medium chunks.

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2. In a large deep saucepan, melt two table-spoons of butter, brown the sweet potatoes. Add 1.5 cups of water and let boil.

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3. While the potatoes are boiling over medium heat, prep your bacon wrapped asparagus by wrapping tightly around the asparagus. [Depending on the thickness of each asparagus you can wrap 1-4 pieces if they're too small the "bacon wrapped" won't really work OR you'll run out of bacon!]

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4. While Asparagus is frying (no oil added), place steaks in a pan for a pan seared entree. Here is where all the flavor comes in. Add fresh crushed black pepper, sea salt, minced garlic, worcestershire sauce and A1 for a zesty finish.

5. Right when the potatoes are almost finished, pour maple syrup and sauté them for no more than a min flipping instead of stirring to prevent breaking their shape and turning them into mashed potatoes.

6. Plate your meat, asparagus and sweet-er potatoes by finishing them with a shake of powdered cinnamon, then, enjoy! For a great wine pairing try something red and full bodied like a Merlot or Cabernet, I prefer a blend like Menage a Trois “Red” wine.

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[RECIPE] Easy Spicy Lobster and Shrimp Enchiladas

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Serving size: 4 people.

Ingredients:

✔️2medium lobster tails shelled and cleaned
✔️1/3-1/2lb shrimp, shelled and raw
✔️ 1 habanero chile
✔️ bundle of cilantro
✔️ crema fresco
✔️ 8< tortillas
✔️ 12oz of enchilada sauce
✔️ 1/2 red onion
✔️ 3-4 cups of rice (doubled the amount of water to boil in cups)
✔️ two juicy limes
✔️1 tblsp. Minced garlic
✔️ 1 tblsp. Crushed pepper (or more if you like it spicy) 😉

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Directions:

1. Gather two deep short (rice) pots for rice and beans.
2. Begin rice (2/1 water/rice ratio) at medium high heat. Let bill and reduce to simmer once water has evaporated from sight) While rice is boiling, shell lobster tails and shrimp (de-vein).
3. Reduce rice to simmer and add a moderate chunk of cilantro and a half of squeeze of lime to rice.
4. Chop lobster, shrimp, onions, and green habanero chilies into small chucks, "forkful" servings.
5. Brown all #4 ingredients with crushed red chiles (for more spice), minced garlic, salt and pepper in a sautée pan until med-med/well. Turn off hot surface.
5. Begin bean boil at medium heat with teaspoon garlic salt and teaspoon pepper and a quarter chopped onion. 6. Grab un heated tortillas place shredded cheese. Tablespoon-1/2 of seared meat and veggie sautée on top of cheese with cilantro
7. Wrap tortilla in a roll. Super tight. As right as you can and place into a baking skillet with a lid.
Place 6+ wrapped and stuffed tortillas into skillet and pour 12oz of enchilada sauce. Place burner on simmer until all parts are melted.
8. Serve cilantro lime rice and beans onto plate.
9. Use a spatula to serve the enchiladas onto place
10. Garnish with “queso de crema” (a liquidy Mexican traditional creamed cheese) as a drizzle. Enjoy!!!!!

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UPDATE: Fans go ‘Back and Forth’ for Aaliyah’s Biopic Casting

UPDATE: Zendaya will no longer be playing the R&B Princess in the upcoming Oxygen bio-pic. The new role will be casted to Nickelodeon teen star Alexandra Shipp, also added to the crew is Wendy Williams as an Executive Producer, how’r you doin?

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The princess is back! Well sort of, soon to be released is the upcoming biopic for R&B songstress/ actress Aaliyah, debuting this fall on a TV near you. Aaliyah was at the peak of her music and big screen career until a fatal plane crash ended her and a few of her camp members dreams in 2001. Now, Aaliyah is a music icon for women and girls alike and her dream and talent lives through us all. We even get reminded of her sultry voice with recent remixes like Drake’s Enough Said and Chris Brown’s Don’t Think They Know. It’s no coincidence these guy’s have similar taste in women but this woman here is one we can all agree on, nipples showing or not.

Unlike the cheesy TLC biopic released by VH1 late 2013, Aaliyah’s will be released on Oxygen, so I’m assuming we will need a box of kleenex for this one instead, sorry not sorry Kellz.

Playing the late princess of R&B will be 17-year-old singer and actress Zendaya. Rumor has it that she is set to record four of Aaliyah’s most well-known songs for the movie! If you dont know who Zendaya is then maybe you should ask your little sister since she’s big on the Disney Channel show Shake It Up! Plus, her first single, “Replay,” is certified platinum in the U.S., and Zendaya also finished in 2nd place on the spring 2013 season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. So far this young woman is more than a woman for the role!

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While people are on the fence of how good (or bad) of a job she will do, I couldn’t think of anyone else off the top of my head better, so lets just hope that she’s that somebody and does Aaliyah justice.

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With Oxygen releasing the Whitney Houston biopic this 2014 also, we look forward to many more of our “gone to soon” celebrity stories airing on TV. Which one do you want to see next? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Jay-Z Brings Made In America to Los Angeles Labor Day Weekend

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This Wednesday Jay-Z and the Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti officially announced that the Budweiser Made in America Music Festival is set to be hosted in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles on Labor Day weekend.

Later today, Jay is scheduled to speak with the VP of Budweiser to go over the logistics that may come about over the anticipated show. Hopefully they can come up with a master plan because, not everyone is on board.

While LA’s mayor is seemingly pro-festival, councilman Joe Huizar is saying … OR NAH! Huizar is not only concerned about shutting down the overly congested area DTLA, but also the serving of alcohol during the event. The festival is set to draw near 50,000 people and if you watched the last Made In America live or on TV you know it helped bring and generate sales to the city and its middle/ lower class residents.

If (which we hope it does) the concert goes forth, it’s unsure who might be taking the stage that weekend. Ehh forget it, why are we worried? When Jay’s in charge you never know WHAT to expect!

Excited much?! YESS!

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Hov for president! In the meantime, you can purchase your 2-day pass for the festival here.

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