Recipe of the Day

Kale Dressing

 

  • 2 pounds country-style white bread, crusts removed, torn into 1″ pieces
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fennel seeds
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 dried chile de árbol, broken in half
  • 1 1/2 cups minced fennel
  • 1 1/2 cups minced onions
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Slow-Cooked Tuscan Kale
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken or turkey broth
  • 2 large eggs, beaten to blend

 

  • Ingredient info: Dried chiles de árbol, thin, red, very hot 3″-long chiles, are available at Latin markets, specialty foods stores, and some supermarkets.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Using your hands, toss bread in a large bowl while drizzling with 1/2 cup oil, squeezing bread to help it absorb oil. Spread out on 2 rimmed baking sheets, dividing equally; set aside.

Toast bread, stirring often and rotating baking sheets halfway through, until croutons are golden brown and crisp on the outside but still a little soft inside, about 20 minutes. Let cool; return to large bowl.

Meanwhile, toast fennel seeds in a small skillet over medium heat, shaking pan often, until seeds are fragrant and light gold, 2-3 minutes. Let cool. Using a spice mill or a mortar and pestle, coarsely grind fennel seeds; set aside. Alternatively, crush seeds in a resealable freezer bag with bottom of a heavy skillet.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add remaining 1/4 cup oil and butter. When butter is melted, add rosemary sprigs and chile; let sizzle in pan for 1 minute, then add crushed fennel seeds, fennel, onions, thyme, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and sauté until vegetables are tender and lightly caramelized, 6-8 minutes. Discard rosemary sprigs and chile. Add vegetable mixture and Slow-Cooked Tuscan Kale to croutons.

Boil wine in same skillet over mediumhigh heat until reduced by 3/4, 1-2 minutes. Add broth; bring to a boil. Add to crouton mixture; toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Add eggs; stir to distribute. Transfer to a 13x9x2″ baking dish. Cover with foil.

Bake dressing until heated through, about 30 minutes (a knife inserted into the center should be hot to the touch). Remove foil and bake until bread is golden and crisped on top, 25-30 minutes longer.

Photo: Beyonce And Miguel Hit The Studio Together

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It’s no secret that Beyonce has been in the studio creating new music, but maybe her work with Miguel was supposed to be kept under wraps…

The “Adorn” singer tweeted a photo of him and Beyonce together in the studio…

…woah. creating for Virgo’s all weekendinstagr.am/p/RbmGzxC13T/

 

But quickly deleted it afterwards. Welp, the secret’s out. LOL. With his sophomore album Kaleidoscope Dreambecoming one of best R&B albums of the year, whatever he’s cooking up with Beyonce is probably well worth the wait.

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ Debuts At Number Two

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After heaping on the praise for Kendrick Lamar‘s album good kid, m.A.A.d city once it leaked, fans put their money up to support his major label debut.

Kendrick surpassed expectations in a huge way by debuting at #2 on this week’s Billboard 200 chart with 242,000 albums sold. The album also grabbed the #1 spot on both the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Rap Albums charts. The figures make Kendrick the first male artist to have large debut album numbers since Drake‘s 2010 effort Thank Me Later, which sold 447,000 in its first week.

The only reason Kendrick didn’t come in at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart was because none other than Taylor Swift also released her Red album last week. Swift set a record by selling 1.322 million copies of the album in one week, easily earning her the #1 position. The last album to have such high first week sales was Eminem‘sThe Eminem Show in 2002.

History being made all the way around. Congratulations to them both!

Cee Lo Green Denies Sexual Assault Accusations

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According to TMZ, artist and “The Voice” judge Cee Lo Green is being investigated for sexual battery by the Los Angeles Police Department. But Cee Lo denies the accusations and any wrongdoing.

Law enforcement sources tell us … a woman recently filed a police report with the LAPD, accusing “The Voice” judge – real name Thomas DeCarlo Callaway — of a sexual assault.

Our sources say detectives have already visited a restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles in connection with the case and questioned several employees, including the manager. We do not know if the alleged incident occurred at the restaurant.

The LAPD is mum on the identity of the alleged victim, when and where the incident allegedly occurred, and what Cee Lo allegedly did.

Cee Lo tells TMZ he categorically denies ANY wrongdoing. In fact, the singer says he hasn’t been to the restaurant in question in 3 months … and insists, “Nothing ever happened there or anywhere else.”

We also spoke with a source who is constantly with Cee Lo … who tells us, “I have never seen Cee Lo act in a physical way toward anybody.”

Again, Cee Lo has denied the incident and no charges have been filed against him.

Rihanna Releasing $250 Platinum Edition Of ‘Unapologetic’ Album

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That is not a typo. Rihanna and her team have put together a special Diamonds Executive Platinum box set of her upcoming seventh album Unapologetic, and has a somewhat surprising price attached to it.

If you’re apart of Rihanna’s Navy, you might want to start saving your money up for the special edition of herUnapologetic album. The box set comes with a $250 price tag, but includes multiple collectors’ items for fans. Take a look below at a photo of the package and an explanation of everything that’s inside.

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A Rihanna Unapologetic 2GB Credit Card style USB Flash Memory Drive with plentiful room for high-definition photos, graphic-intensive documents, videos, spreadsheets, presentations, term papers and music that can be stored and retrieved in a flash.

A unisex shirt featuring a stunning Michael Muller photo of Rihanna taken during her Unapologetic album photo shoots spanning several weeks. Printed on a black 100% soft cotton shirt.

7 Art print 12 x15 lithographs featuring Michael Muller photography, a Magnus Voll Mathiassen illustration and exclusive never-before released Rihanna Unapologetic images, bound together with her iconic handwritten R logo band.

3 Device Adhesives featuring Rihanna’s Unapologetic cover, logo and image, compatible with iPhone, Blackberry and all other smart phone devices.

7 Laptop stickers featuring artwork by Mario Hugo, Unapologetic album and “Diamonds” single artwork, and other Rihanna surprises.

11×17 Rihanna handwritten personal note to her Navy

A collectible colored vinyl featuring Diamonds Remixes.

A Rihanna 3D experience available exclusively in this boxset. Collect this exclusive custom-made white View-Master with silver detail including a collectible vintage reel of never-before-released 3D images depicting Rihanna’s iconic style transformation.

A 40-page custom Rihanna Notebook with handwritten notes and lyrics.

Unapologetic Deluxe CD version with a 28-page photo and art booklet featuring Michael Muller and Melissa T. Forde photography and a 20 minute DVD featuring never-before-released footage, a First Look from Rihanna’s sold-out Loud Tour performance Live from London’s O2 arena.

Exclusive Fan Mosaic poster featuring members of Rihanna’s Navy and a breathtaking Unapologetic image.

Did you get all that? Unapologetic, led by single “Diamonds,” is set to be in stores this November, but the platinum set won’t be available until December.

New Antwan Davis – “Safe House” (VIDEO Submission)

“Safe House” is the 3rd video from Antwan Davis’s new mixtape “Established” which was released October 14th. “Safe House” was directed by Marcus X and produced by Droc of Mad Face Productions. For more Antwan Davis visit www.antwandavis.com


Antwan Davis – Safe House 
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