Recipe of the Day

CHICKEN TAMALE PIE

YIELD: Serves 4 to 6

INGREDIENTS

For the chili:

  • 1 pound skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • One Clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cans beans, drained and rinsed (I used one black, one Great Northern)
  • 1 can sweet corn, drained and rinsed
  • One 4-ounce can hot green chilies
  • One 12-ounce can diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock (optional)

For the topping:

  • 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 375° F.

In a large pot or deep saucepan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add cubed chicken, garlic, coriander, cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder. Cook until chicken is browned on all sides, then remove and set aside.

Add chopped onion to the pot and cook down until soft and fragrant. Add beans, corn, chilies, and tomatoes, including the liquid. If there is not very much juice with the tomatoes, add up to 1/4 cup chicken stock. You don’t want a soupy chili at all, but enough liquid to cook everything together.

Bring mix to a boil and allow to cook and thicken. When nearly done, add chicken and mix in, heating through to finish. Remove chili from heat.

In a small pot, heat water and salt over medium high heat; it doesn’t need to be boiling. Stir in cornmeal and continue whisking while it incorporates the water and thickens, which should take about 5 minutes. When thick, add butter and mix in to melt. Remove from heat.

In a deep round glass dish, pour all of the chili. Oh man. You just want to eat it now, don’t you? Oh man. Now scoop the (essentially polenta) cornmeal mixture over the top of the chili, and spread into a single layer. Top with a sprinkling of black pepper.

Bake for 30 minutes, or until polenta has firmed up. Allow to cool briefly, and then scoop into bowls to serve.

DAILY HOROSCOPES

ARIES.

(March 20 – April 19):

Finances are on an upswing. But your fortunes are tied to the fortunes of others. Honor commitments and this will be a prosperous time.

TAURUS.

(April 20 – May 20):

Mars enters Taurus. You could use a shot of adrenaline. The planet of gumption and drive adds muscle to current proceedings.

GEMINI.

(May 21 – June 20):

You lock horns with an opponent or rival. Most people would be uneasy, but you’ve been looking for someone to match wits with. Go to it!

CANCER.

(June 21 – July 21):

Expect big changes in your social circle. Intimates won’t be pleased, but you enjoy the breath of fresh air a vibrant personality brings.

LEO.

(July 22 – Aug. 22):

Think big ,but don’t fixate on how you’ll fulfill ambitions. One action (be it ever so humble) is all it takes to put things in motion.

VIRGO.

(Aug. 23 – Sept. 22):

Mars in Taurus shows you gaining new ground in the next few weeks. If you want to hold on to it then find a way to share the profit or the credit.

LIBRA.

(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22):

You have to decide if you’re going to be part of a partnership or not. If your answer is yes, then you must follow the other person’s lead.

SCORPIO.

(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21):

Either people are part of the problem or they’re part of the solution. There can be no fence sitting. Holding them accountable gets results.

SAGITTARIUS.

(Nov. 22 – Dec. 20):

A surprise promotion or dismissal is just the beginning. Office politics will soon get dicey. Careful what you say. The cubicles have ears.

CAPRICORN.

(Dec. 21 – Jan. 19):

You may not feel ready for a romantic pursuit, but love waits for no one. Besides you’re spending too much time with the calculator.

AQUARIUS.

(Jan. 20 – Feb. 17):

Weeks ago you didn’t know where you stood. Now you’re at the head of the line. Don’t waste time trying to figure it out. Forge ahead!

PISCES.

(Feb. 18 – March 19):

A matter close to your heart is resuscitated and this time you’ll see it make a full recovery. This makes the past few weeks of aggravation worth it.

Ludacris – Ludaversal (Album Stream)

After a bit of a delay Ludacris drops off his new album entitled Ludaversal. Listen to it up top. You can purchase it now from iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/ludaversal-deluxe/id974136463.

LUDAVERSAL TRACKLISTING

1. “Ludaversal Intro”
2. “Grass Is Always Greener”
3. “Call Ya Bluff”
4. “Lyrical Healing”
5. “Beast Mode”
6. “Viagra Skit”
7. “Get Lit”
8. “Come and See Me Interlude”
9. “Come and See Me” (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)
10. “Good Lovin” (feat. Miguel)
11. “Ocean Skies” (feat. Monica)
12. “Not Long” (feat. Usher)
13. “Charge It to the Rap Game”
14. “This Has Been My World”

Wale – The Album About Nothing (Stream)

Wale’s latest project, The Album About Nothing, is now available. Stream the entire project up and order it now from iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-album-about-nothing/id972747051.

Tracklist:

1. “The Intro About Nothing”
2. “The Helium Balloon”
3. “The White Shoes”
4. “The Pessimist” (Feat. J. Cole)
5. “The Middle Finger”
6. “The One Time In Houston”
7. “Girls On Drugs”
8. “The God Smile”
9. “The Need To Know” (Feat. SZA)
10. “The Success”
11. “The Glass Egg”
12. “The Bloom (AG3)”
13. “The Matrimony” (Feat. Usher)
14. “The Body” (Feat. Jeremih)

 

Gilbert Arenas Claims Laura Govan’s $1M Ring was Fake

gilbert arenas Laura-Govan

Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas says the million-dollar ring he gave ex-fiancée Laura Govan is fake.

Govan sued Arenas claiming that he “forcefully took” the engagement ring back from her and booted her from their California home along with their four children.

Arenas denied the allegations on Instagram, saying he’s far from a deadbeat dead and explaining why he doesn’t need to snatch back that ring.

“I didn’t kick my family out the Calabasas house. I left and moved into a two bedroom apartment in Woodland Hills as of TODAY, which I’ve been in since January 1st,” he argued, adding that he gives his wife $20,000 a month in child support. “Last but not least, when you have a million dollar ring made you also have a fake one made JUST incase sh*t doesn’t workout. Let’s say sh*t didn’t workout and she has the fake one, no need to forcefully take a ring back if it’s been sitting in a safe this whole time.”

“Why sell it when i can pass it down too my kids? PEOPLE, my d*ck aint that big for everyone to be hanging on it,” he added.

Gilbert also clapped back at a website that listed him as the No. 2 weed smoker in the NBA.

He wrote: “I’m ranked #2 out of NBA players who smoke weed?? I’ve NEVER smoked weed a day in my life lmaoooo … #simpleb*tch.”

 

Muhammad Ali Has Pacquiao Over Mayweather on May 2

Floyd Mayweather (L) and Manny Pacquiao face off at the start of their Press Conference promoting their upcoming fight on March 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, California

Muhammad Ali believes Floyd Mayweather Jr. will lose to Manny Pacquiao in their long-awaited fight on May 2, with his daughter hinting that Ali’s selection is influence by his disdain for Mayweather’s flashy lifestyle.

“My dad is Team Pacquiao all the way! My dad stood for things,” Rasheda Ali told TMZ. “Mayweather … I don’t think there’s a comparison.”

“My dad really likes Manny. He’s a huge fan of his,” she added. “He knows Manny’s a great fighter … but it’s more about what he does outside the ring. He’s such a charitable person.”

Due to his Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali, 73, will be watching the big bout at home.

“There’s no question he’s going to order it,” said Rasheda Ali. “It takes my dad way back to when he was fighting.”

 

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