Thoughtful Thursday

 things I try to live by:

1) call a loved one

2) help someone in need

3) drink a glass of water with lemon

4) take a nap

5) take a walk in the park

6) delete old emails you no longer need

Words Of Wisdom Wednesday

Impress yourself. Show yourself that you can get better, it’s never about other people. It’s you vs. you at the end of the day. Upgrade

Having positive thoughts is all about practice. Be kind, patient, and loving to yourself everyday. Soon it will become natural to you

You came way too far to give up now

Ladies if you chase any man in 2017 please let him be old, white & dead

Don’t let the internet rush you

 

 

 

 

Tasty Tuesday

56389677_grilled-split-lobster_1x1GRILLED SPLIT LOBSTER

YIELD
2 Servings

INGREDIENTS

    • 2 (1 1/2-pounds) live lobsters
    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Butter, hot sauce, lemon wedges, for serving

PREPARATION

    1. Prepare grill for medium-high heat; oil grate. Chill two 1 1/2-pounds live lobsters in freezer 15 minutes (this will slow down their nervous system—helpful for what comes next). Working one at a time, transfer to a cutting board, belly side down, with head facing you. Using a kitchen towel, hold tail (it shouldn’t be very active now) and, starting where the tail meets the body, bisect body and head lengthwise in one fell swoop. Turn lobster around and cut lengthwise through tail. Remove any tomalley or eggs (reserving, if you’d like).
    2. Immediately rub cut side of lobsters with 2 tablespoons oil total; season with salt and pepper. Grill, cut side down, pressing claws against grill, until meat is nearly cooked through, 6–8 minutes. Turn and grill until shells are lightly charred and meat is cooked through (tail meat will look opaque and be firm), about 3 minutes. Remove lobsters from grill and serve with melted butter, hot sauce, and lemon wedges for squeezing over.

51117280_mini-shrimp-rolls_1x1MINI SHRIMP ROLLS

YIELD
Makes 6 servings

INGREDIENTS

    • Kosher salt
    • 1 pound medium shrimp, shelled, deveined
    • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1 small celery stalk, peeled, finely chopped (about 3 tablespoons)
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
    • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
    • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
    • Freshly ground black pepper
    • 24 mini soft dinner rolls (each about 1 1/2 x 1 1/2″; such as Martin’s potato rolls or King’s Hawaiian)
    • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
    • 1/2 cup celery leaves or crushed potato chips

PREPARATION

    1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; season lightly with salt. When water is at a gentle simmer, add shrimp. Poach until just opaque in the center, 2-4 minutes. Drain; transfer shrimp to a medium bowl of ice water to cool. Drain; wipe out bowl.
    2. Whisk mayonnaise, celery, chives, oil, lemon juice, and horseradish in a medium bowl to blend; season to taste with salt and pepper. Chop shrimp into small pieces (about 1/3″); add to bowl with mayonnaise mixture. Stir to coat. DO AHEAD: Shrimp salad can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.
    3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Using a small serrated knife, make a 1/2″-deep cut across the top of each dinner roll and gently pry open roll with your fingers to create a mini New England-style hot dog bun. Lightly brush inside of rolls with butter; place on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast until light golden, about 8 minutes. Let cool slightly.
    4. Divide shrimp mixture among rolls, pressing into cut across top; garnish with celery leaves or crushed potato chips.

CORN FRITTERS WITH SPICY ZUCCHINI SALSA

51188440_corn-fritters-zucchini_1x1YIELD
Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

    • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise
    • 1 1/2 cups diced zucchini
    • 1 medium red onion, diced, divided
    • 3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 jalapeño chile, seeded and diced
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, divided
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • Olive oil cooking spray
    • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro, divided
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 egg
    • 2 cups corn kernels (thawed if frozen)

PREPARATION

    1. Heat oven to 400°F. In a bowl, combine tomatoes, zucchini, 1/2 onion, garlic, jalapeño, 1/4 teaspoon salt and oil; toss to coat. Spread on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray; roast, turning once, until tomatoes and zucchini are light brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Toss with 1/4 cup cilantro and 1 tablespoon juice; set aside. In a second bowl, combine flour, cumin, baking powder and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add egg, remaining 1 tablespoon juice and 1/2 cup water; stir until smooth. Add corn and remaining 1/2 onion and 1/4 cup cilantro. Coat a large frying pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Form 1/4 cup corn mixture into a patty; repeat with remaining corn mixture to form 12 patties. Working in batches of 3 and coating pan with cooking spray as needed, cook patties, turning once, until brown, 5 to 8 minutes per side. Divide patties and salsa among 4 plates.

 

New Music Monday

Bun B – Gametime (Audio)

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Bun B is back on the music scene following a long hiatus. His latest effort is titled “Gametime.”

Dr. Dre – Gunfiyah (Audio)

Dr. Dre releases a new song titled “Gunfiyah” off of his new HBO documentary “The Defiant Ones.”

Troy Ave – Rob Kardashian (Audio)

Dope Boy Troy Ave is going full steam ahead with his rap career by dropping back to back projects. His forthcoming one is titled “Album of the Summer.” Here’s a preview of what fans can expect via the tune “Rob Kardashian.”

New Video Saturday

Juicy J – No Look (Official Music Video)

Taylor Gang‘s Juicy J shares the official music video for “No Look,” produced by Southside off his Gas Face mixtape which dropped in May. 

Watch it below.

Download “Gas Face” mixtape from Datpiff: http://www.datpiff.com/Juicy-J-Gas-Face-mixtape.843737.html

 

JAY-Z – 4:44 (Official Music Video)

JAY-Z decides to release an official music video for the title track off of his new album, “4:44.” Check out the TIDAL exclusive below. The album is available now via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/4-44/id1256675529

Words Of Wisdom Wednesday

A better me is coming

Real queens fix each other crowns

You wanna, fly you got to give up the shit that weights you down

The pain you have been feeling cannot compare to the joy that is coming “Romans 8:18”

Baby, love yourself like you’re not waiting for someone else to do it

Sometimes it takes 10 years to get that 1 year that will change your life 

New Music Monday

Chris Rivers – Shook Ones (Freestyle) (Audio)

First and foremost Rest In Peace Prodigy. Greatness often leaves this world early and you will be missed. After hearing about the sudden death of Prodigy Chris went to his instagram and drop some heavy bars over Shook Ones instrumental. Starting a #LegendsNeverDieChallenge which sole purpose is to show respect and keep the legends immortalize in this Hip Hop world forever.

 

Dave East – No Back And Forth

Harlem rapper Dave East returns with a brand new single called “No Back And Forth” produced by Mr. Authentic. Have a listen up top and let us know what you think in the comments below.

 

K Camp – The Weekend (Freestyle)

K Camp jumps over SZA’s popular CTRL single “The Weekend” for a freestyle which was requested by a fan. Have a listen up top.