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Calif. Private School Plans Fried Chicken, Watermelon Lunch To Honor Black History Month

Originally posted on News One:

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Officials at a Northern California private school are apologizing after a lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month angered some parents and students.

Students at Carondelet High School for Girls in Concord wanted to come up with ways to observe the occasion during a lunchtime celebration Friday. But when the school announced a menu of fried chicken, cornbread and watermelon, other students and parents became offended.

KNTV-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/1bu28DH ) that school officials held an assembly Wednesday to discuss the issue and also sent a letter apologizing to parents. Principal Nancy Libby wrote that the items were taken off of the menu and that the school doesn’t perpetrate racial stereotypes.

Libby also wrote the school will hold a diversity assembly.

Calls to the school on Thursday were not immediately returned.

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CHIC EATS: Brandy Beef Chili With White Beans [RECIPE]

Originally posted on News One:

Beef and Brandy White Bean ChiliServes 6

2 ½ lb. beef brisket, chopped coarsely

2 onions, chopped

1 fresh long red chili, chopped finely

2 cloves garlic, crushed

3 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped

2 tbsp. tomato paste

1 cup low-fat, low-sodium beef stock

¼ cup Rave Review!™ Original Culinary Brandy™ (or regular brandy)

salt, to taste

⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

15 oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

⅓ cup coarsely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley

Cooking spray

Directions:

Coat a large frying pan with cooking spray and brown beef over high heat. Add to slow cooker bowl.

Add onions, chili, garlic, tomato paste, stock and Culinary Brandy to the beef. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8 hours. Add beans, cook, covered, on high setting for 20 minutes or until hot. Top with parsley.

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Food For The Soul Recipe: “Five-Spiced Tilapia

Originally posted on Praise 1300:

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INGREDIENTS

1 lb tilapia fillets
1 tsp Chinese five-spice powder (see Tip)
¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 Tbsp light brown sugar
1 Tbsp canola oil
3 scallion, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS

1. Sprinkle both sides of tilapia fillets with five-spice powder. Combine soy sauce and brown sugar in a small bowl.

2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tilapia and cook until the outer edges are opaque, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, turn the fish over, stir the soy mixture and pour into the pan. Bring the sauce to a boil and cook until the fish is cooked through and the sauce has thickened slightly, about 2 minutes more. Add scallions and remove from the heat. Serve the fish drizzled with the pan sauce.

Tip: Five-spice powder is a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise and Szechuan peppercorns. Look…

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Obama Celebrates MLK Holiday, Visits Soup Kitchen

Originally posted on Black America Web:

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored Martin Luther King Jr.‘s legacy of service Monday by helping a soup kitchen prepare its daily meals and a host of administration figures fanned out across the capital to appear at holiday events.

Obama took his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia and Sasha to DC Central Kitchen, which is a few minutes away from the White House by presidential motorcade. They joined an assembly line that was churning out burritos. Asked what the burritos were being stuffed with, Obama said it looked like lamb. It actually was beef in a sauce, along with unidentified vegetables and cheese.

Obama said he came to help the facility mark its 25th anniversary on Monday. Among those joining him there was senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.

DC Central Kitchen prepares thousands of meals every day for distribution to local shelters.

Vice President Joe Biden appeared at…

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Buttery caramel popcorn

Originally posted on Inspiration MYCreation:

Buttery caramel popcorn Simple ingredients: 5 cups already popped popcorn – 1 cup brown sugar – 1 cup butter – 1/2 cup corn syrup – 1/2 teaspoon baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon salt – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – (1 cup your choice of nuts, or leave out)

 Prep: Preheat oven to 225. In a sauce pan bring to a boil brown sugar, butter and syrup. Boil at a really slow boil for about 5 minutes without stirring (try to avoid scratching the syrup). Remove, then add baking soda, salt, vanilla, and optional choice of nuts (I didn’t add any in this recipe). Pour over popcorn, stir the popcorn making sure each kernel is coated. Lay on a nonstick cookie sheet -  bake for 1 hour stirring every 15 minutes. Serve warm or let cool

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Muffin-Waffles

Originally posted on Artzcool's Blog:

Over the holidays, we have been looking for some creative ideas for meals and breakfasts. So why not try some new ideas? So the new idea for today is…. making muffins on a waffle maker! I know, brilliant right? (Although, once again, not my idea…I saw it on Pinterest)
I wasn’t sure how well this would work, so I thought I would try it out with muffin mix first (you know, before investing all of that time making a batch from scratch). So, you need a package of muffin mix, eggs, water and a waffle maker. I tried it out with buttermilk blueberry muffin mix.

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Start by preparing muffin mix according to the directions on the package, and add a little extra water. The batter needs to be runny enough to pour into the waffle maker.

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Whenever I make waffles, I use a 1/3 cup measuring cup to pour the…

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The art of Pizza

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Sitting here flipping through channels I came across Food Tech on Bio.true story. I was simple amazed at what I just learned about pizza.

Were you aware that pizza is made with moldy bacteria ingredients, cheese, mushrooms pepperoni If you don’t believe me look it up for yourself or watch Bio.com. It’s no wonder why I don’t eat pizza.

Woman Eats Only Starbucks For An Entire Year

Originally posted on GIANTlife:

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While the rest of us were probably ballin’ out on the McDonald’s dollar menu, Beautiful Existence (that’s her name) decided to challenge herself by eating food only from Starbucks and other Starbucks brands for an entire year.

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The mother says that unlike other challenges (this is her third) she found it easy to choose different foods to eat and didn’t get bored during her challenge. While the menu items at Starbucks and other Starbucks properties a lot of times were healthy, Existence did gain a little weight and said she spent $7,000 to complete the challenge.

Yeah, I’m good.

Cheers to Ms. Existence for finishing what she started but um, I’m just not spending seven racks on Starbucks

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