In my quest to lose half my body weight, I have tried nearly every diet in the book. One diet that I really liked was The South Beach Diet and this was one of my go-to recipes when I was on South Beach: Honey-Mustard Salmon. And yes, it is as good as it sounds. Actually, I'ma give yall 2 recipes in one post. (Please, contain your excitement.)
*Ingredients: For the Salmon:
Honey or Agave
For Honey-Mustard Sauce:
Honey or Agave
1. Grease a pan with a non-stick cooking spray.
2. Glaze salmon with honey (I use agave nectar cuz I'm healthier than you), mustard, and sprinkle with Dill
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until your salmon flakes on your fork
Now, I told yall I would give you 2 recipes this post, so here is my recipe for the best honey-mustard sauce. You can use it with this salmon, chicken nuggets, whatever you want.
Take all these ingredients and mix til it tastes good.
*You'll notice there are no measurements for this recipe...you just gotta feel it.
In sports, the worst thing that could ever happen to an athlete is getting a celebrity girlfriend. I'm serious. A celebrity girlfriend is worse than a lockout, getting traded, or a torn ACL. When these athletes mix with Hollywood, they become more concerned about their next reality show deal instead of getting to the gym to do their job. Lemme give you some examples:
Tony Romo - He dated Jessica Simpson & The Cowboys didn't make the playoffs.
Mark Sanchez - He's dating cougar Eva Longoria and the Jets are having their worst season in a long time. She was good luck for Tony Parker, bad luck for the 3-4 Jets.
Lamar Odom - Married Khloe Kardashian, got traded from The Lakers, went crazy, got sent to the D-League.
Carmelo Anthony - Well, ask the entire city of Denver, Colorado how they feel about his wife, LaLa Vazquez.
Jay Cutler - Dating & knocked up some girl from The Hills. Wait, is she even a celebrity?
Ochocinco - I rest my case.
As a sports fan, I don't like to see Hollywood and the sports world intermix. It muddies the waters. Remember when Shaq made Shazaam? Yeah...
Do you have that one friend who you tell to meet you at 5:00 knowing they'll show up at 5:30? Or you tell them the reservation is for 7:00 but you leave the house at 7:00 knowing they'll be 40 minutes late anyway? And how do you feel when your stomach is growling cuz you're waiting for your friend to figure out what shoes to wear?
See, I am notoriously on time, (except of course for work for which I arrive at 9:16 everyday). To me, being late is disrespectful. It's you saying that your time is more valuable than mine. That you don't respect me enough to to show up when you said you would. That I got nothing better to do then sit outside a restaurant and fake play on my phone in anticipation of your arrival.
Well, this ends today. I'm encouraging everyone who has that one friend, maybe two, who are constantly guilty of this indiscretion to forward/tweet/post this to the unpunctual party. And to those of you who were sent a link to this blog post: STOP BEING LATE! YOUR FRIENDS ARE BOUT TO STOP INVITING YOU TO PLACES IF YOU CAN'T GET YOUR S#!T TOGETHER.
Sorry for the outburst, clearly I need to forward this on to some people myself...
As an avid sports fan and educator, I often see the intersections of these two fields as problematic. It's usually that colleges and universities put too much emphasis on the sports side and not enough on the education side. We all know of the Calipari's out there who run 'one and done' factories but the fact of the matter is, most male professional athletes haven't completed their college degree. Most female athletes have their degrees (and even Masters degrees) as they can't enter the league early.
Now, there are a few exceptions to this rule:
Shaquille O'Neal ~ He's got a PhD. It's weird, but he's Dr. Shaq.
Ben Roethlisberger ~ Graduated from Miami University in Ohio 9 years later.
Vince Carter ~ He was criticized for missing a playoff game to attend his college graduation at UNC. Clearly, some people have the wrong priorities.
So, I'd like to propose a national campaign for professional athletes to go back to school and graduate: "ITS NEVER TOO LATE TO GO BACK AND GRADUATE". Imagine the effect this could have on the kids who look up to these players. Imagine how this degree could change the future of retired athletes. Imagine professional athletes using their off-season to finish a degree instead of getting arrested. Imagine if the sports world publicly put this emphasis on education. I think the possibilities are endless.
This burger is way prettier than the one I made...
Next on the list of 17857893 things you can do with chicken....Rosemary-Garlic Chicken Burgers!
I think chicken burgers are better than turkey burgers because they hold so much more flavor. I found this recipe from Giada de Laurentiis on the Food Network. It calls for some fresh ingredients but I used dried (I mean, I'm not a millionaire) and it was just as good.
What can I say about this book? I'm surprised it was written by a "New York Times Bestselling Author" cuz it kinda feels like Tyler Perry wrote it; you know....it's a lil cheesy, inconsistent, and a bit predictable. This book is about a 40-something, single, overweight Black woman who can't catch a break. She eventually wins the Maryland State lottery and her life drastically changes but not always for good.
Ehh, yall can skip this one.
Next Up: Catching Fire or The Hunger Games Part Deux
So y'all might not know this, but I am the biggest Golden Girls fan. I've seen every episode, know every word...I love those little old ladies. They were groundbreaking in so many areas. They were hilarious, told dirty jokes, and showed us that people over 65 still had sex. (Yuck!) I learned life lessons from them, including:
Dating: We learned so much from the GGs about relationships with men. We learned you shouldn't settle and to play the field until you find that one guy that you can't live without.
Friendship: These ladies were the definition of ride or die. Whatever they did, they did together. Not only that, but they would do anything for each other.
Sarcasm: If you can't laugh at with your friends, who can you laugh at with.
Independence: Four women living by themselves in Miami. They were widowed or divorced and could have shriveled up but they owned their stories and decided to go out on their own. Respect.
Well ladies, I thank yall for being the epitome of a good friend.