Recipe of the Day

SPICY FEEL-GOOD CHICKEN SOUP

YIELD

4 servings

INGREDIENTS

    • Spicy Chicken Stock
    • 1 (2-pound) kabocha squash
    • 4 cups thin wedges mixed cabbages (such as bok choy, Napa, and savoy)
    • 4 cups cooked chicken (see Spicy Chicken Stock)
    • Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
    • 1 jalapeño, thinly sliced
    • Basil leaves, cilantro leaves with tender stems, and chili oil (for serving)
    • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger, peeled, finely grated
    • 3 limes, cut into wedges

PREPARATION

    1. Heat stock in a large pot over medium.
    2. Meanwhile, cut squash into 4 wedges and remove seeds. Cut each wedge into 4 pieces. Add squash to stock and simmer until tender, 8–10 minutes. Add cabbage and cooked chicken and cook until warmed through, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
    3. Divide soup among bowls. Top with jalapeño and some basil and cilantro; drizzle with chili oil and finish with a pinch of ginger. Serve with lime wedges for squeezing over.

DAILY HOROSCOPES

ARIES.

(March 20 – April 19):

A job offer or opportunity comes your way vis-à-vis an influential woman. But new doesn’t mean different. You could be trading one rut for another.

TAURUS.

(April 20 – May 20):

You’ve grown in ways you didn’t expect and are ready for new challenges. Don’t be intimidated. It’s time to put your best foot forward.

GEMINI.

(May 21 – June 20):

You can’t make someone stay if s/he doesn’t want to. Let this person go. You will both be better off for it.

CANCER.

(June 21 – July 21):

You may be reacting heatedly to what could be a casual disagreement. Find a way to backtrack or wind up in a showdown nobody wants.

LEO.

(July 22 – Aug. 22):

A female colleague or friend will represent your interests only if you let her do it in her own way. No coaching (or wincing) from the sidelines.

VIRGO.

(Aug. 23 – Sept. 22):

Every group benefits from a fresh face. Friends may be wary, but you can already see how s/he will liven things up.

LIBRA.

(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22):

You’re uncertain about what comes next. Thankfully the Venus/Jupiter trine shows someone will appear to point the way. Keep a lookout for someone with a winning smile.

SCORPIO.

(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21):

You’ll be glad you didn’t burn a bridge when a friend you quarreled with comes through for you. It’s the fresh start you’ve been looking for.

SAGITTARIUS.

(Nov. 22 – Dec. 20):

The Venus/Jupiter trine shows that good things come through others. The only catch is you have to split the gains. Suck it up.

CAPRICORN.

(Dec. 21 – Jan. 19):

You may be financially stressed, but that’s not how others see you. They see assertiveness and poise. This is good for winning trust and bucks.

AQUARIUS.

(Jan. 20 – Feb. 17):

Favoritism makes you uncomfortable, but there’s no denying the boost to confidence and spirits. Graciously accept the status you’ve earned.

PISCES.

(Feb. 18 – March 19):

Someone can be highly capable, but still lack experience. This is where you come in. Your guidance transforms a novice into a player.

Patti LaBelle Joins ‘The Voice’ As Advisor to Christina Aguilera

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Patti LaBelle will lend her veteran expertise and pipes to NBC’s “The Voice” next season.

“Access Hollywood” is reporting that the legendary songstress will serve as an advisor to Christina Aguilera, who returns to the red swivel chair after a one year absence.
Christina Aguilera and Patti LaBelle on "Access Hollywood" discussing their collaboration on "The Voice"

Christina Aguilera and Patti LaBelle on “Access Hollywood” discussing their collaboration on “The Voice”

Aguilera sang Patti’s 1974 hit song “Lady Marmalade” in 2001, and now join forces for season 10 of “The Voice,” premiering Feb. 29 at 8 p.m. on NBC.

 

Khloe Kardashian Joins OkCupid After Split From James Harden

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Khloé Kardashian joined the online dating world just hours after reports surfaced that she had broken up with James Harden.

On Monday, the “Kocktails With Khloé” host created a profile on OkCupid, then shared it with fans on her website. “I’ve never done online dating before, but just for s–ts and giggles, Malika [Haqq] and I decided to fill one out,” she wrote. “It was actually really fun to do, LOL!”

The reality star’s hobbies: “Working or hanging out with my nieces and nephews: Penelope, Mason, Reign, Saint and North!” She noted in her self-summary: “Taking every day as it comes.”

Although news of her breakup with NBA player Harden surfaced this week, a source told Us Weekly on Monday that she dumped him “weeks ago.” The pair began dating last July.

As previously reported, Harden was supportive of Kardashian taking care of Lamar Odom since he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel in October 2015. On Sunday, Kardashian and Odom — who is now recuperating in a private facility near Kardashian’s home — went on a hike together.


Red Lobster Sales and Social Media Soar Since Beyonce’s ‘Formation’

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Weekend sales at Red Lobster saw a significant boost thanks to Beyonce and her new song “Formation” and its explicit lyrics involving the seafood chain.

  The video, posted on Saturday, already has more than 17 million views as of Tuesday morning. And sales at Red Lobster jumped 33 percent on Sunday over last year, the company reported today.

“We are absolutely delighted with what we saw over the weekend, particularly the consumer sentiment that we saw expressed,” Kim Lopdrup, CEO of Red Lobster, told CNBC. “It’s clear that Beyonce has helped create some Red Lobster fans, and we are very grateful to her for that.”

The restaurant traditionally experiences a spike in sales during this time of year due to their annual “Lobster Fest” promotion, but Lopdrup credits this weekend’s boost to Queen Bey. The company refers to it as the “Beyonce Bounce” and some of its employees have already begun renaming popular menu items after the pop star.

 Cheddar Bay Biscuits are now Cheddar “Bey” Biscuits and their Bay Breeze drinks are “Bey” Breezes.

Red Lobster also saw a spike on social media over the weekend, earning more than 300,000 tweets and trending on Twitter for the first time in the brand’s history.

A response tweeted by the company earned more than 14,200 likes and 13,600 retweets — the most the company has ever received. Google searches for the brand also spiked, according to the company.

“We had an amazing weekend, particularly Super Bowl Sunday, which I think helps demonstrate the power of celebrity endorsement and pop culture,” Lopdrup said.

 

Cam Newton Says ‘Show Me a Good Loser and I’ll Show You a Loser’

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Everybody’s still trippin’ on Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton‘s super sour attitude in the post Super Bowl 50 presser on Sunday.

Well, would you believe that earlier today, when players were cleaning out their lockers, Newton agreed with those that have called his reaction the behavior of a sore loser.

“Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser,” Newton said, via Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer. “If I offended anyone, that’s cool … I don’t have to conform to anybody’s wants for me. I’m not that guy. This is a great league with or without me. I am my own person.”

Here’s how NBC Sports responded:

The problem with that is that plenty of players and coaches that no one would describe as a loser have been able to handle the aftermath of a loss without the reaction that Newton had on Sunday night. It’s a pretty big stretch to say that group has less of a desire to win than Newton has, although giving those answers after the game or some variation that illustrated how hard it was for him to accept losing would have likely elicited much less of a reaction.

The group of people who have handled it better include many of his teammates and head coach Ron Rivera, who defended Newton during an appearance on PFT Live Tuesday while adding that the quarterback needs to “learn and grow” from the Super Bowl experience.

By the way, Rivera also said that he had “no problem” with Newton not diving for his late fumble that set up C.J. Anderson’s touchdown. Newton also addressed that on Tuesday.

“I don’t dive on one fumble because the way my leg was — it could have been [contorted] in a way,” Newton said. “OK, you say my effort. I didn’t dive down. I fumbled. That’s fine. But we didn’t lose that game because of that fumble. I can tell you that.”

Newton added that no one’s expectations for him are greater than his own and that the Panthers are going to be back in 2016.

Needless to say , now that the code has been brroken as to how to get to him, NFL fans can’t wait to see how he responds in the new season.

 

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