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[Street News] Ice Cube gives us ‘Last Friday’ + Divorce is in the air. Find out who!

Hey, hope your last week was as good as mine darling. Without further ado…

This week’s STREET NEWS by V.A. Patrick Slade…

5. BYE FELECIA…

It was twenty years ago last week that those infamous words were uttered in ICE CUBE’S cult favorite hood film FRIDAY. Starring himself and Chris Tucker, the film would span over another two films, introduce MIKE EPPS and gross close to a billion dollars and cemented ICE CUBE as a box office draw. Though the fourth and final film in the franchise, “LAST FRIDAY,” is in development hell, Ice Cube promises that he will always give his fans what they want. Damn, I can’t believe that was twenty years ago…and I can’t believe I used to utter the words, “You just got knocked the fuck out!” Congrats Cube.

4. WHAT THE CELEBRITIES DOING?

SHE DID THAT…

THE REAL Cohost and R&B self-professed diva TAMAR BRAXTON (You know Toni’s little loud mouth sister) passed out last week and was rushed to the hospital. She clapped back at reports that she was not feeling well and chalked it up to stress and anxiety. Well, it was less than twenty four hours later that she was taking pictures with her hubby and showing that she was indeed still doing okay. Werk girl…someone needs to keep wig companies in business. YASSS!!!

LAUGHABLE, YET SAD…

After hearing that his bail was going to be 25 million dollars, SUGE KNIGHT passed out in court. Hell I would have too if I heard a number that big. Hell I would have if the bail would have been 5 dollars. Anyway I digress. It’s no reason the judge’s ruling was so high, he brutally ran over someone in a parking lot and let’s not forget the stories of old…I like my life, I won’t get into them at this moment, but d.m. me for details…

TWO CAN’T RUN A SHOW…

First it was KELLY OSBOURNE and then it was KATHY GRIFFIN leaving FASHION POLICE on E! and now comes word that the network is shelving the fashion program. Well, we could see the writing on the wall. Who wants to see Miss GUILANNA opining about fashion and BRAD doing the same and no varying opinion or different skin tones? I say just shelve it and start over E! Let JOAN RIVERS rest in peace and let the stars continue to wear their wears without being criticized for them. Hell, they can afford haute couture as many who watch the show could not!!! BLOOP!!!

THERE’S MORE…

PAULA PATTON has officially been awarded a divorce from husband ROBIN THICKE, with alleged cheating being the reason, ROBIN will now have to pony up more money out of pocket. As you remember he is going to have to split 7 million dollars to pay back to the MARVIN GAYE estate for his contribution to BLURRED LINES which was ruled as a direct copyright infringement. Good luck Robin, I can only imagine the alimony and child support you will have to pay by the end of this divorce.

3. CRAZY ISH FROM AROUND…

HONK, HONK…

A Texas woman honked at a fellow driver on a freeway and was shot by the driver in a crazy case of road rage, last week. The woman, who was shot in the neck, was able to pull over and call 911 but was in and out of consciousness. This is some crazy ish. The woman is expected to make a full recovery, though she is currently in critical condition.

NASTY, NASTY…NOTES…

A handicapped OHIO woman begged for her neighbors not to park in her handicap spot. She had fallen down many of times getting to her car on icy days. She had lost her leg a year or so ago, and she is just getting used to her prosthetic leg. When she wrote a nice note and put it on the car of a person who was parked illegally in her spot, she got a return note that began, “HEY HANDICAP!” RUDE! The note went onto to say that she isn’t special and that she is just as normal as everyone else. YEA right, she doesn’t have two legs and she struggles daily. The least these assholes can do is give her her space.  There are special places in hell for people like that!

2. SPORTS ISH…

BABY MAMA DRAMA…

ERIC WALDEN INDIANA COLT’S linebacker was stabbed and beat with a bat, as well as his NEW GIRLFRIEND by his baby mama ERIKA PALMER. Apparently this broad left her kids in TENNESEE, went by WALMART and grabbed a knife and a bat and high tailed it to Georgia where she stabbed her ex and his new boo-thang. ARE WE SERIOUS RIGHT NOW? Who does that? Girl you already had KIDS by him, you can get money for YEARS. But I guess she was serious about getting that “D”back. Girls go crazy for the “D”! DAMN!!!

FISHING FOR AN END…

He waited until he was out of California, but since he was married for ten years, he will still have to give his ex at least half of his estate. I’m speaking of Head Coach of THE KNICKS and NBA champion DEREK FISHER and his wife who have filed for divorce after being married for a decade. It comes as a shock to many as the couple seemed happy and just celebrated their wedding anniversary four months ago. They are citing irreconcilable differences. Good luck as they are asking for an amicable divorce and trying to move on with their lives.

STILLS 1, CANCER 0…

Instagram cutie LEAH STILL and her dad Cincinnati Bangles defensive tackle DEVON STILL have shared great news this week as they revealed that LEAH, who had neuroblastoma, a rare pediatric cancer, is now cancer free and look forward to a very happy and long life.  This proves that prayer works and that the positive thoughts of those around you can make anything happen. Congrats to this powerful father and daughter team and our prayers are continually with them as they go forward.

1. TWELVE WAS NOT ENOUGH…

It had EVERYTHING!!! Averaging almost 17 million total viewers, the FOX SOAP OPERA, EMPIRE, who ended its freshman season with the best numbers TV has seen in ten years, went out with a literal BANG last Wednesday with its season finale!!! There was a catfight, sex, medical misdiagnosis, a successor appointee, sex, a pregnancy, sex, interesting gifts, a government name being revealed, sex, a punch, and a death. AND DID I MENTION SEX?  And those were just a few things that made this MUST SEE TV.  This show proves that everybody will watch something that is good no matter the color of the cast and the color and background of the viewer. I’m so happy to see that TARIJI and TERRANCE are getting their just desserts and getting the recognition that they DESERVE as well as the others in the talented cast. Here’s looking at another great season of backstabbing, lying, sex and more sex as EMPIRE brings back the LYON family and all their drama. KUDDOS to the cast and creators.

[RECIPE] Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich and Red Potato Parmesan Fries for Lunch or Dinner!

Thank you to everyone who thuged out waiting this extra hour for this amazing delicious recipe! Trust me when I say, it is! My mom came to visit from San Diego so we’ve been running around having fun! In all, it’s been pretty warm the past few days and no one wants to be in the kitchen burning up! So, this simple, quick and fun recipe is perfect for the spring heat wave. Let’s dive right in!

**Shoutout to Shonda for this amazing panini grill, it works amazing!**

Ingredients: (serving 4-6 people)

  • 1/2 a yellow onion
  • 4 medium/ large red potatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • sliced provolone and shredded parmesan cheese
  • sourdough bread
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tbsp pesto sauce
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 1 lemon
  • 4-6 boneless breasts filets
  • small bottle of virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley

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Directions:

1. First preheat your frying pan to medium high heat to cook/ fry your fries. TIP: Fries end up crispier when you drop them in oil that is really hot, it avoids mush. While you are heating the oil cut your potatoes into rounds and then cut them into “sticks”.

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2. Once your oil it hot, drop them in and sprinkle on some salt and pepper. Now you can cut your bell peppers that we will grill/ roast. Always remember to cut your veggies before you handle meat.

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3. Now mince your garlic and cut your lemons into wheels.

2015-03-24 23.11.21 4. On a panini grill place your chicken the garlic and lemon wheels to grill and cook. This is a great time to check and turn over your fries. They should be getting crispy by now.

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5. Now were making the pesto-mayo to cover our bread and make the flavor punch that makes the sandwich fun! equal parts mayo and pesto sauce. See easy!

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6. Now your chicken should be done and after it is you should begin grilling your red peppers. This should only take about 3-4 minutes and in this time you want to get ready to prep all of your sandwich ingredients. BTW your fries should be all the way done. take them out and put them over a paper napkin to remove excess oil.

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7. Now you can begin to plate your lunch/ dinner! build your sandwich entirely and place it under the panini grill to melt your cheese and fuse the flavors together. 3 minutes max.

8. Grab a handful of fries while they’re hot and sprinkle some parmesan cheese and chopped parsley. Then viola!

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[Street News] Rihanna goes Dior, Empire’s Season Finale drops jaws + Walmart has a meth lab!

Let’s get right too it darlings…

5. WHAT CELEBRITIES ARE DOING

AND THEN THERE WERE TWO…

Last week there was the announcement that KELLY OSBOURNE would be leaving FASHION POLICE on E! due to a disagreement about a topic, and now comes word that KATHY GRIFFIN is also out after just one award season. She states that she wasn’t really a good fit and that she wishes them all the best of luck. I swear no one is going to watch that show with just GUILIANA and that other boy. I guess I’ll be watching FASHION QUEENS on BRAVO for weekly fashion opines.

IT’S ALL IN THE FOOTAGE…

TAM’S BURGER in COMPTON has released drive thru footage of SUGE KNIGHT’S Janaury 29th hit and run. Apparently one of the guys approaches the vehicle, he is clipped by Suge’s mirror and then three other men approach and one man is run over and left with a crushed scull, which he eventually died from his injuries. SUGE KNIGHT is clearly guilty, but this fool is trying his best to come off innocent by saying that is/was partially blind and came into court with a cane and shades to prove such. THIS IS BECOMING TOO MUCH. Good luck to the former music mogul and prayers are with the family of victim.

SPARE THE ROD…CORRECTION USE THE ROD…

R&B diva ANGIE STONE has been arrested for beating the piss out of her daughter DIAMOND with a metal rod for not cleaning up after herself and her kids. The scuffle happened last week and it left Stone’s daughter without her front teeth. A MESS!!! First of all, why is your 30 year old daughter staying with you and her kid(s) and secondly, why should you have to tell a GROWN AS WOMAN to clean up after herself. And thirdly, who knew Angie Stone was old enough to have a 30 year old child? These and many questions will be answered on the next episode of AS THE R&B DIVA’S WORLD TURNS…DUN, DUN, DUN…

UP DOWN, UP DOWN, UP DOWN…

EMPIRE star and fan favorite JUSSIE SMOLLETT, who plays lynchpin JAMAL LYONS, has come out the closet, well not really, but he said, “There has never been a closet,” to ELLEN last week. But quiet as it’s kept MALIK YOBA, his co-star, mistakenly outed him a few weeks ago. But honestly there was no question about the performer’s sexuality because of the equal rights tattoo on his right arm (not saying that’s a thing); but it shouldn’t EVEN matter as he is burning up the charts with his music and bringing killer performances weekly to EMPIRE. Thanks for being you Mr. Jussie Smollett and continue to bring your A-GAME weekly on our favorite new show… If you haven’t watched the finale you need to do just so! It’s full of plot twits and turns that will turn your expressions and emotions all around!

PAY UP!!!

PHARRELL AND ROBIN THICKE are going to be forced to pony up nearly 7 million dollars to the MARVIN GAYE estate for what was clearly a stolen song in BLURRED LINES. The jury made their decision after listening to bars of both songs and concluding that they were just alike. Well it looks like the GAYE children will have something to celebrate and continue to live well off for years to come.

4. ODD NEWS ISH…

RED HIGHWAY…

Pennsylvania got a sweet surprise this week when a truck carrying TWIZZLERS were spilled all over highway 170 near WESTMORELAND COUNTY last week. The highway was shut down for a few hours while crews cleaned up the mess, no doubt taking the loot with them, because I sure would have. Foggy conditions may have led to the incident.

NOT LOST IN TRANSLATION…

RODNER FIGUEROA, a UNIVISION fashion expert was fired last week when he said that FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA looked like something from THE PLANET OF THE APES. Though he tried to backtrack during the live segment, and though it was edited for the WEST COAST playback, Figueroa was fired immediately for his insensitive and also racial remarks. WOW!!! Spanish or English, respect should be given regardless.

SWEET DARE…

Florida is just a weird ass state as a woman was arrested last week for being completely naked in front of a DUNKIN’ DOUGHNUTS near WEST PALM BEACH. She was beginning to scare the customers so the employees called the cops. When they arrived, she said that it was a dare from her sorority she was pledging and she profusely apologized. But she was charged with indecent exposure.  SISTERHOOD means this much to you boo?

EVERYTHING IS AT WAL-MART…

…Including METH. An INDIANA Walmart is still trying to figure out who left a backpack in a bathroom that contained a fully functioning METHLAB in it. It was discovered by an employee at the store, and police removed it immediately. The store said that the restrooms were thoroughly cleaned before the store was reopened. LUCKY THEM!!!

1 + 1 = 6…

What happens when the bride is lied to about the groom’s educational background? Well in INDIA a bride promptly walked out on her groom to be in her arranged marriage because he couldn’t answer a simple math question. First of all, who doesn’t know simple math and second of all, there are still arranged marriages? Things that make you go hmmm…

3. GONE TO SEE JESUS…

Actor WINDELL MIDDLEBROOKS died at the age of 36 last week from unknown reasons foul play is not suspected. He was famous for his witty commercials as the MILLER HIGH LIFE GUY. He was also a regular actor on many comedies and dramas on television.

FACTS OF LIFE co-creator JENNA MCMAHON died last week at the age of 89 years of age. She died of heart failure. She was a premier and prolific comedic writer of the 70s and 80s and made numerous appearances on television before creating the iconic series.

After a long battle with ALS, writer RICHARD GLATZER died at the age of 63. He was the OSCAR NOMINATED writer of STILL ALICE, which JULLIANE MOORE just won THE LEAD ACTRESS OSCAR for. He’s also known for THE LAST OF ROBINHOOD and THE FLUFFER.

2. THAT FACE…THAT BODY…THAT CONTRACT…

POP DIVA RIHNNA is becoming an iconic BRAND as she has signed on to be the first BLACK FACE of DIOR. JULIA ROBERTS and CHARLISE THERON have also been the face of DIOR. This isn’t the first brand the singer/actress has associated herself with. The UMBRELLA singer is also the brand ambassador for PUMA, BALMAIN, as well as NAKEDNESS.

1. YOUNG WEEZY, AWWW POOR YOUNG WEEZY…

First a bomb threat was called on his mansion in MIAMI that proved to be a false alarm and a waste of time. Second comes a huge mess up at a concert thrown for a group of students in Louisiana. LIL’ WAYNE has had a messed up week to say the least.  But WAYNE is coming around and making nice with his DJ who messed up and played the real version of “I’M IN LOVE THE CO-CO,” instead of his version that was to go in on his ex label and their shady ways. Hopefully this week is better for you WAYNE and keep your head up. You only have millions to keep you warm….

[RECIPE] Low-Carb Zesty Lobster and Shrimp Scampi over Spaghetti Squash

So summer is right around the corner and everyone is on their “fitness tip”. Although working out is always great for your mind, body, and spirit, eating right is honestly the most important element (80/20). In this recipe you can still get your fix for seafood and Italian without cheating your body. Spaghetti squash is an amazing option to any “pasta” needed dish, and it’s a vegetable, so it has to be good for you right!? Here’s my spin on a zesty limone lobster and shrimp scampi. Lets get it!

What you will need: 

  • 1 cookie sheet
  • 1 Medium/ large sauté pan
  • 1 Fork and large knife

Ingredients:

Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon and a half salt
2 whole spaghetti squash (each one serves 2 people)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
1 pound large shrimp (about 16 shrimp), peeled and deveined
1-2 lobster tails
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 lemon, zest grated
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds
1 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
Directions:
Preheat the oven on broil at a high heat. While the oven is warming up, you will need to cut your squash in halves. cutting them in half the long way. Gut out all of the seeds and the stringy excess, think pumpkin carving on Halloween. Place them cut side up on the cookie sheet and glaze them with olive oil and season them with salt and pepper. Don’t be shy you want to season them because they have no flavor like regular noodles, trust me. Your tastebuds will thank me later.
Let the halves broil face side up for 10-15 min. Remove the cookie sheet with squash. No you will flip your squash halves so that they’re now face down. and adding water to the base of the cookie sheet to steam them for the remainder of their cooking process. Another 10-15 minutes. DONT FORGET to switch your oven from broil to bake once you flip them over, you do not want to burn them.
Once the squash has baked for a total of 20-30 minutes in the oven you’ll know they’re ready because you can stick a fork in them all the way to the skin, plus you’ll start to see your spaghetti form, yumm!
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Now you can remove all of your “pasta” and put it in a separate container to cool, adding a little bit more olive oil and salt and pepper.
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On a cutting board you will chop you lemon, parsley and garlic, remember always vegetables before meat/ fish.
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Now for the seafood! You will need to devein and remove the shell on the shrimp leaving the tail and remove your lobster meat from it’s tail.
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Now this is when you’ll need your skillet. Place your shrimp, lobster meat, garlic, butter and lemon juice in the pan and turn it on to medium heat.

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As your meat starts to turn pink you’ll know its almost ready, at this point add your fresh parsley.

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Keep your sautee’ing active always turning making sure your flavors are mixing well together. Now you can add the chili flakes, were almost done! Just give this another 2-3 minutes.

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Turn the heat off and remove the pan from the heat. Now, while the food it still hot, plate your spaghetti and Enjoy!

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