Recipe of the Day

ROAST PORK TENDERLOIN WITH CARROT ROMESCO

YIELD: Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 1/2 pounds small carrots, peeled, halved lengthwise if larger
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 large pork tenderloin (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon Aleppo pepper or 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, divided
  • 2 cups spicy greens (such as watercress or baby mustard)

PREPARATION

Preheat oven to 350°F. Toast pine nuts on a rimmed baking sheet, tossing occasionally, until golden brown, 8–10 minutes; let cool.

Increase temperature to 450°F. Toss carrots with 1 tablespoon oil on another rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and black pepper. Roast, tossing occasionally, until softened and browned, 15–20 minutes; let cool slightly.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season pork with salt and black pepper and cook, turning occasionally, until golden brown, 10–15 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and roast pork until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145°F, 8–10 minutes. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.

Pulse pine nuts, garlic, and remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a food processor to a coarse paste. Add Aleppo pepper, one-fourth of carrots, 1 tablespoon vinegar, and 1 tablespoon water. Process, adding more water as needed, to a coarse purée; season romesco with salt, black pepper, and more vinegar, if desired.

Toss greens with remaining carrots and remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar in a large bowl; season with salt and black pepper. Serve pork with romesco and salad.

 

DAILY HOROSCOPES

ARIES.

(March 20 – April 19):

The Mars/Jupiter square gets you to take the big plunge. You may ask what possessed you, but 5 ½ weeks from now you’ll know the reason why.

TAURUS.

(April 20 – May 20):

Your sensible side says pull out, but your heart says to stay put. Side with your heart because it knows better.

GEMINI.

(May 21 – June 20):

There’s no winning with a sibling if you insist on having final say. Concede on one point (even if it’s undeserved) and you’ll effect a lasting truce. This brings a costly turf war to an end.

CANCER.

(June 21 – July 21):

Competition is one way to get what you want; cooperation is another. It’s best to try a kinder, gentler approach when Mars squares Jupiter.

LEO.

(July 22 – Aug. 22):

You’re in danger of overextending yourself. Cut back on extraneous commitments while you can.

VIRGO.

(Aug. 23 – Sept. 22):

Make sure your numbers square with everyone else’s. Wishful thinking may have led you to move the decimal point further to the right than the left.

LIBRA.

(Sept. 23 – Oct. 22):

Uncertainty is driving you crazy and your peace of mind is a priority now. Put pride aside and make that phone call. You need to know where things stand.

SCORPIO.

(Oct. 23 – Nov. 21):

Make sure to take in the bigger picture when reviewing costs because the penny you save today could cost a pound tomorrow.

SAGITTARIUS.

(Nov. 22 – Dec. 20):

News from far away (like out of state) has a strong impact. This is the game changing development you’ve been looking for.

CAPRICORN.

(Dec. 21 – Jan. 19):

An about-face in an association takes you totally by surprise. It looks like this person really wants to make it work.

AQUARIUS.

(Jan. 20 – Feb. 17):

Help arrives in the nick of time. These last minute rescues are hell on your nerves, but it’s nice to know there’s a cavalry our there somewhere looking out for you.

PISCES.

(Feb. 18 – March 19):

It’s up to you to maintain an even keel while loved ones’ emotions lurch from side to side. They need you to be a steadying influence now.

Video of Suge Knight Running Over Victims Released by Judge (Watch)

This evidence photo by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, released by Los Angeles Superior Court, is one of a series of photos showing Marion "Suge" Knight after his arrest after an altercation in which his vehicle struck two men in Compton, Calif., on Jan. 29, 2015.

Video of Marion “Suge” Knight plowing into two men with his pickup truck and other key evidence in the former rap music mogul’s murder case was released Friday by a Los Angeles court – more than a month after TMZ posted footage of the incident that it had obtained independently.

Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen reviewed the video and other evidence before ruling Knight should stand trial on murder, attempted murder and hit-and-run charges. He authorized their release after an official request by The Associated Press.

Among the released evidence was an hourlong interview with Cle “Bone” Sloan, who survived being run over by Knight’s truck, and photos of the Death Row Records co-founder after his arrest.

As previously reported, Coen ruled Thursday that there was enough evidence for Knight, 49, to stand trial on charges he killed Terry Carter and attempted to kill Sloan during a parking lot confrontation in late January.

Knight has pleaded not guilty. His attorney has said Knight was fleeing an ambush by Sloan and others when he hit the men outside a Compton burger stand.

The video played by a prosecutor in court shows Knight’s pickup truck pulling up to the driveway of the burger stand and Sloan approaching the driver’s side window. A struggle ensues, and Sloan told detectives he repeatedly punched Knight in response to insults by the former rap mogul. Knight’s pickup is seen backing up, throwing Sloan to the ground before the truck drives over his legs and then plows over Carter.

The entire incident took approximately 30 seconds. The video, shot by a surveillance camera monitoring the drive-thru at the burger stand, continues until the arrival of a paramedic.

The footage is likely to be used by both sides during Knight’s trial.

Watch below:

Knight’s attorney, Matt Fletcher, has said the video appears to show an associate of Sloan’s taking a gun off of him after he is run over, and jurors likely will be shown an enhanced version of the video.

Knight turned himself in to authorities the morning after the incident. Detectives took pictures of him to try to show he did not have any serious injuries from the attack.

Sloan’s interview with detectives will also be crucial to the case since he is unlikely to repeat the lucid account of the event and his own actions that he gave investigators. In court on Monday, Sloan repeatedly said he didn’t remember the incident and refused to identify Knight as the person who injured him, saying he didn’t want to be a “snitch.”

Below, more evidence photos released by the judge:

This evidence photo by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, released by Los Angeles Superior Court, is one of a series of photos showing Marion "Suge" Knight after his arrest after an altercation in which his vehicle struck two men in Compton, Calif., on Jan. 29, 2015.

Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight

Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight

This evidence photo by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, released by Los Angeles Superior Court, shows the truck driven by Marion "Suge" Knight after his arrest after an altercation in which his vehicle struck two men in Compton, Calif., on Jan. 29, 2015.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Undergoes Quadruple Coronary Bypass Surgery

Kareem Abdul Jabbar attends The 64th NBA All-Star Game 2015 on February 15, 2015 in New York City.

UCLA Health is issuing this statement at the request of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and member of the Basketball Hall of Fame:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was admitted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this week with cardiovascular disease, and he underwent quadruple coronary bypass surgery on April 16. The operation was performed by Dr. Richard Shemin, UCLA’s chief of cardiac surgery.

Shemin said the surgery was successful and he expects Abdul-Jabbar to make a full recovery.

At this time, Abdul-Jabbar would like to thank his surgical team and the medical staff at UCLA, his alma mater, for the excellent care he has received. He is looking forward to getting back to his normal activities soon.

He asks that you keep him in your thoughts and, most importantly, cherish and live each day to its fullest.

For those wanting to send well wishes, he thanks you in advance and asks that you support those in your own community who may be suffering from various health issues.

 

New ‘Braxton Family Values’ Clip: Trina’s Keeping a Huge Secret (Watch)

trina braxton braxton family values trailer

In a new trailer for the upcoming season of “Braxton Family Values,” Traci, Tamar, Toni and Towanda can be seen rallying around their sister Trina who is facing some sort of crisis that appears to last the entire season.

Fans of the show are aware of the troubles that have plagued Trina’s marriage to Gabe, and she informs her sisters that they are finally getting a divorce. Mama Evelyn tells Trina, “You better go for the jugular” in divorce court.

Also, Trina is keeping a “devastating secret that rocks the sisters to the core,” the announcer vamps.

“If they knew the whole truth, they would go absolutely ballistic,” Trina tells the camera.

All will be revealed when season four of “Braxton Family Values” premieres on May 21 at 9 p.m. PT/ET on WE tv.

Watch the trailer posted today via ETOnline:

 

Jay Z is Personally Calling Tidal Subscribers to Thank Them

(L-R) Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West, and JAY Z onstage at the Tidal launch event #TIDALforALL at Skylight at Moynihan Station on March 30, 2015 in New York City.

Jay Z has taken customer service to another level for his music streaming service Tidal.

The rap mogul has been personally calling people who use the site, according to Tidal executive Vania Schlogel. Jack White and several other high-profile musicians have also been hitting up their fans up to chat.

Musicians involved in Tidal have their own individual accounts that allow them to monitor who listens to their music, as well as view statistics about how their albums are performing. Schlogel tells Business Insider that part of that system is the ability to see contact information of users so that musicians can get in touch with them directly.

Jay Z acquired Tidal for $56 million in March. Parent company Aspiro operated two different streaming services: WiMP and Tidal, but they have been combined into a single product. Schlogel says that Jay Z is “very deeply involved, and the reason being is because this is a life project for him.” She went on to say that “he works every day” on the site.

 

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