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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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[LIST] 10 Crazy College Courses: Porn Studies?!

As if Miley Cyrus hasn’t done enough since bringing twerking back, she’s also inspiring college courses in her honor. With the sign of the times and most of our information being on-line, its no surprise that colleges and universities alike need to keep up too.

Schools like Pasadena City College offering “Porn Studies” to it’s students makes me think: Why wasn’t I offered it and where do I sign up?! Lol, on the contrary, not everyone is on board but hear what the professor had to say:

“(The course) focuses on giving students tools to understand pornography as a historical and contemporary phenomenon,” Schwyzer, the class instructor told The College Fix. “Students today live in a porn-saturated culture and very rarely get a chance to learn about it in a safe, non-judgmental, intellectually thoughtful way.” – The College Fix

Although its a tricky road to cross, it’s not a required course so what is all the big hoopla anyway? This class lead me to see what else is out there, so brace yourself for the 10 craziest college courses (so far)…

1. The Sociology of Miley Cyrus – Skidmore College, NY

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The evolution from Disney to Twerk Queen

2. Lesbian Lives – DePaul University

Covering the interactions and social norms of lesbian relationships.

3. This Is Sparta! – Brown University

Students capture the rise and fall of the city in the ancient world. 

4. Prostitution and Social Control: Governing Loose Women – Oberlin College

The control and lack thereof of prostitution in America and government. 

5. Politics of Obesity – UC Santa Cruz

Examines the construction and representation of the “epidemic”. The main reasons for the rise in obesity and the afterthoughts of naming obesity a national issue.

6. Politicizing Beyonce – Rutgers University, NY

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How does Beyonce compare in regards to Black Feminists. 

7. How to Win a Beauty Pageant – Oberlin College

Covers pageants from the 1920’s to present and how the image and pressure has evolved. Perk Alert! Class gets to go to an Ohio pageant for a filed trip! (I’m sure Honey Boo Boo will appreciate this course later!)

8. Possessive Investment In Whiteness – Stanford University

Breaking down racism in the united states by challenging the white perspective. 

9. Zombies In Popular Media – Columbia College, Chicago

For the “Walking Dead” and “Zombieland” fans! How do Zombies affect the human race. 

10. Learning From YouTube – Pitzer College

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ONE rule: All classwork, assignments plus discussions must take place on YouTube. The class meetings, syllabus and other documents are even uploaded to the video-sharing site. (see below) 

Well regardless if you’re going into college or you’re all finished, I hope I’ve given you some hope for our American Education, yupp it’s gone to shit.. haha! Know of any other crazy college courses out there? Let us know in the comments below!