This week, we lost a hip-hop legend. On Tuesday, March 13, Craig Mack, widely known for hip hop classic, Flava In Ya Ear, passed away at the tender age of 46. From all articles that I’ve read, it seemed as though he had heart disease for some time. According to one article, he had been sick for a little while, but come on y’all… 46 is WAY too young to die of heart disease. Amirite??? [Read more…]
Maaaaaaannnnnnnnn…. Looka here!!
Ok. Ok. Ok…. maaannnn… ok… * breathe * Let me start from the beginning. I was in my kitchen, minding my OWN business, when the thought hit me… I NEED a salad, and I want a REALLY, REALLY good salad dressing. What I didn’t know was that I was gonna exceed ALLA my own expectations! Let me tell you…
In my soon-to-be-released book, Get Dressed Up! (which you can pre-order RIGHT NOW by clicking on the link… I’m just sayin), I have a chapter called “Doc’s Favorites”. This is a highlight of just a few of my absolute favorite dressings since I started making my own. Well, my #1 favorite dressing is called… wait for it…. “Fig Favorite!” LOL!!! Yea, it’s that good. Well, today I decided to do something a teeny, tiny bit differently, the Fig-Orange Salad Dressing with a kick. And it came out absolutely fan-TASTIC!!
Fig Orange Dressing for the WIN!!
In the pantry, I had a jar of a Fig Orange Spread that I picked up from the store at some point. I pulled out the white wine vinegar (original recipe called for balsamic) and oil, a lil’bit of salt, and BAM!! I’m in business. It was sooooo simple. It was just four ingredients…. well, it actually ended up being 5 because I wanted to get a lil fancy and add a couple sprinkles of cayenne. Put them all in a jar (I used an old relish jar – I keeps it one hunnit! LOL) and shake until mixed. That’s it! It was done in about 5 minutes or so. Once I guzzled down my salad (I really should have eaten it more slowly, but that dressing was so darn good!) I had a bit of dressing left, so I put a dollop on a small piece of fish. FOOD-GASM! Y’all….. I’m just sayin. It was almost perfect… and so extremely simple. You GOTTA try this!
2 heaping tbsp of Fig Orange Spread
1/4 cup (2 oz) White Wine Vinegar
1/4 cup (~2 oz) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt to taste
Cayenne to taste
— Put all ingredients into a jar. Close the lid and shake like your salad depends on it!! Then pour and eat.
Get up on this recipe, cuz…. Yeaaaaaaa
New Year’s Resolutions
They are on everybody’s minds in November, December and January, but by February most people are completely OVER them! Amiright?? OR people are already disappointed in themselves by mid February because they were unable to keep their resolution. It’s cause for lots of people to feel like a failure at the beginning of the year. But it doesn’t have to be! [Read more…]
It’s a New Year…
and a lot of people are taking this time to make some major changes in their lives. At the stroke of midnight, we had a new day, a new week, a new month and a new year. Why not create a “New You”, Amiright?? EXACTLY! Let’s just Reset it ALL! [Read more…]