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[OOTD] A Summer Night Out

I recently checked out All Def Digitals comedy show “All Def Comedy Live” at Inside Jokes by Russell Simmons, hosted by the hilarious Tony Rock, this past wednesday. It was nothing but laughs from local and out of town comedians of all levels, with one thing in common, to make people laugh!

Hosted by Ms. Diddy (The Brand Group LA) along with ADD, the show is guaranteed to be star studded and full of familiar faces. You’re bound to run into someone you know! ;)

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Thanks to Mrs. Khalifa! :)

For a night out on the town you want to be comfortable, respectable, and cute. You never know who you’re going to run into! So for that, Kloset Karma Boutique was the way to go.

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Outfit Details: 

Top: Teal button up quarter sleeve blouse – Kloset Karma

Bottoms: Tan riding shorts – Kloset Karma

Shoes: Tan zip up peep toe heel – ALDO

Bag: Purple shoulder bag – Michael Kors

Lipstick: Heroine lipstick w/ Magenta Lipliner – MAC

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[RECIPE] Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps w/ Veggie Fried Rice

For a Far East inspired lunch or dinner I took a trip to a Japanese market where I absolutely fell in love! All the fresh rare fish, exotic veggies, and poultry you could find. So I got creative and this is what I made.

Ingredients: serves 2-4

Lettuce wraps:
1 chicken breast
1 can of sliced water chestnuts
1bundle of raw green onions
1 head of romaine lettuce
Sauces: ginger teriyaki marinade, Thai peanut sauce

Rice:
3 cups of white rice
1 cup peas
1 cup diced carrots
2 raw eggs
1tbsp Olive oil
1tbsp butter
Sauces: soy sauce, sweet chili pepper sauce.

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Lettuce wrap directions:

1. Slice water chestnuts and green onions (chives) very fine. IMG_0009.JPG

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2. Brown chicken with garlic salt and black pepper (optional) cooking the breast medium well. WARNING do not eat raw chicken, it’s not finished being cooked until step 4!

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3. Remove chicken breast and chop into small pieces. Reminder. Do NOT eat (yet).

4. Place all ingredients and sauces in pan. Stir together for 5min on a low simmer. All done! (Now you can eat the chicken)

Veggie Fried Rice directions:

1. Boil rice alone in a pot with double the amount of water in cups. (3:6)

2. Brown chives with Olive oil on medium heat in a large frying pan/ skillet for 2 minutes then place your peas, carrots, (add bean sprouts or any other vegetable) and butter.

2. Add in cooked white rice to the vegetable stir fry.

3. Add soy sauce while constantly stirring

4. Add in both eggs, raw. Try not to drop too much yolk. Preferably egg whites.

5. Mix fried rice until egg is cooked (turns white).

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[Street News] Top 5 Weekly Recap

1. Is the NFL Begging?

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The NFL is finding new and inventive ways of getting advertisers to invest. With the influx of DVRing, muting the tv once on commercials to talk about what they would have done (the fans), NFL Execs have gotten smarter with putting the product directly on the field in graphics between plays. So, you may just get a hankering for some Tositos, some Bud Light or to buy a Toyota.  Forget subliminal and product placement, they are going to make you buy their product one way or another.

2. Nikki Minaj breaks a record bigger than her ass!

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I guess the “Tops be down in a booming system” always for Nikki Manij and her millions of followers and fans. It was just announced that the former “Black Lady Gaga” has topped Michael Jackson as the owner of the number of hits on the Billboard Charts. Miss Manij has amassed 51 hits…and she just stepped into the game just recently. I guess features do count. I guess also that this new generation will latch on to anything and buy or download…

3. Robin Thicke’s Paula album is as bad as his relationship

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Poor Robin Thicke can’t catch a break. His latest album “Paula” didn’t even do “copper” on the charts and the “Blurred Lines” singer is now having to lower the price of his concert tickets, or cancel the show. Damn, dude you can’t cheat on your wife, write whack ass I’m sorry songs, and then expect the public to love you. Do like all good respecting cheaters do, lie.

4. For my third wish: Genie, I set you free.

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Actors are dropping left and right. The shocking death of Robin Williams is still takes my breath away. You just knew he would be around forever becoming that character actor who would be the inappropriate grandfather, uncle etc in romantic comedies in the near future. You also knew that he was going to entertain us until Jesus Christ himself came back. But alas life proved too much for the comic legend and he killed himself. He will always be Popeye, Genie and Mrs. Doubtfire to me. He will live on in his movies and his works.

5. “#DontShoot”

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As many of you know Michael Brown, an unarmed civilian, was killed “like an animal” earlier this week by a police officer that “felt” threatened. Death and killing is always sad, but what makes this even sadder is that he is one of many causalities of police brutality in the last month alone. Many African-Americans fall victim to senseless beating, killing and profiling at the hand of police officers in the many cities that make up these United States of America. Many accuse them of being racist, pointed and not caring. I believe that the anger that is being directed is warranted, and we should fight for justice, equality and The American Way. We, by law of our Constitution, have the right the “Bare Arms.” And the NRA has been put in place to protect that right, but many feel as though it’s a double standard when it comes to blacks vs. whites and that rule. Prayers are with the victims and those protesting said events. I believe that there should be something done to protect us as citizens, even blacks. But we also after this incident and the consequential reaction to said incident, should turn the mirror back on ourselves and see that thousands of African-Americans, many being under the age of 25, are being killed in our neighborhoods daily by, get this, ourselves. We can’t expect others to treat us differently, if we aren’t treating ourselves with respect.

Tune in every Monday with V.A. Patrick Slade for more pop-culture, gossip, and world news!

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[RECIPE] Primavera Pasta

Ingredients:
1. Marinara sauce
2. Tri-color rotini noodles
3. Peppers, broccoli, baby onions, carrots, asparagus, mushrooms, (any other veggie).
4. Spices: Italian seasoning, black ground pepper, crushed chili pepper, minced garlic, fresh basil.
5. 1tsp Olive oil.

What you will need:
*sharp knife to finely cut veggies.
*sautée pan.
*medium boiling pot.

Directions:
1. Fill a medium pot a little over half way with water and set to boil. While water is bringing rinse off and prep your vegetables.

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2. After the vegetables are prepped, begin boiling the noodles with a pinch of salt so they don’t stick together.

3. In a sauce pan, place the 1-tsp of Olive oil and all your veggies with a couple shakes each of seasoning below and sauté on med heat for 3-4 minutes.

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4. Drain the noodles and rinse with cold water to cool and harden by shocking.

5. In the same pan as the veggies place the marinara in slowly and reduce to med-low heat. This is only to fuse all flavors into one.

6. Grab a deep bowl and plate your pasta, garnish your plate with a basil leaf or with Parmesan cheese, heck, both! Enjoy!

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