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A few years ago, I had the gracious opportunity of being introduced to a non-toxic organic company that produced products geared toward the body. After actually using some of these products personally, with moderate testing, trial and even…

Banana Ice Cream Sandwich
With a little minor spin on the traditional recipe for ice cream, Chef Jason Peru decided to do a little  remix on it and make it more sultry and sexy 
This sweet, salacious, seductive, satiating, sexy, sumptuous and sultry stuff is bound to make you Ice-Scream all night … 
Banana Ice Cream Sandwich
 INGREDIENTS 
BANANA MASCARPONE ICE CREAM: 
4 frozen bananas, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces
1/2 cup mascarpone cheese
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 vanilla bean, halved, seeds removed
¼ Cup of lemon Juice
Double Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches, recipe follows
Special equipment: 6 (3-inch) ring molds
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIE SANDWICHES:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup or 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup pecan nuts, coarsely chopped
DIRECTIONS
Freeze the banana pieces overnight in resalable plastic bags.
Put the bananas, mascarpone, sugar, vanilla seeds, and lemon juice in a food processor. Pulse for a few seconds, and then whip until smooth, about 20 to 30 seconds. Lay 3-inch ring molds on parchment-lined baking sheets, and fill evenly with the mixture. Freeze until firm, 1 hour or longer, if needed.
Pop out of the molds, and place sandwiched between Double Chocolate Cookies.
Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. In the bowl of an electric mixer or food processor, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until combined. Add this mixture to the bowl of dry ingredients, and stir to combine. Fold in the chips and nuts, until just combined. Drop by ice cream scoopfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until just cooked, but still soft. Set cookies onto a wire rack to cool. Using the same mold rings as the ice cream cut the cookies into ‘sandwiches’. Assemble with the ice cream and serve. 
Booyah Up this Dish by Serving with the recommended chocolate chip cookie base or even atop some broken pieces of baked meringue drizzled with some fresh strawberry jam on top

Banana Ice Cream Sandwich

With a little minor spin on the traditional recipe for ice cream, Chef Jason Peru decided to do a little  remix on it and make it more sultry and sexy

This sweet, salacious, seductive, satiating, sexy, sumptuous and sultry stuff is bound to make you Ice-Scream all night …

Banana Ice Cream Sandwich

 INGREDIENTS 

BANANA MASCARPONE ICE CREAM: 

4 frozen bananas, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces

1/2 cup mascarpone cheese

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 vanilla bean, halved, seeds removed

¼ Cup of lemon Juice

Double Chocolate Cookie Sandwiches, recipe follows

Special equipment: 6 (3-inch) ring molds

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COOKIE SANDWICHES:

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup good quality cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup or 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

3 large eggs

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1 cup pecan nuts, coarsely chopped

DIRECTIONS

Freeze the banana pieces overnight in resalable plastic bags.

Put the bananas, mascarpone, sugar, vanilla seeds, and lemon juice in a food processor. Pulse for a few seconds, and then whip until smooth, about 20 to 30 seconds. Lay 3-inch ring molds on parchment-lined baking sheets, and fill evenly with the mixture. Freeze until firm, 1 hour or longer, if needed.

Pop out of the molds, and place sandwiched between Double Chocolate Cookies.

Position an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
In the bowl of an electric mixer or food processor, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until combined. Add this mixture to the bowl of dry ingredients, and stir to combine.
Fold in the chips and nuts, until just combined. Drop by ice cream scoopfuls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until just cooked, but still soft. Set cookies onto a wire rack to cool.
Using the same mold rings as the ice cream cut the cookies into ‘sandwiches’. Assemble with the ice cream and serve.
 

Booyah Up this Dish by Serving with the recommended chocolate chip cookie base or even atop some broken pieces of baked meringue drizzled with some fresh strawberry jam on top

Porsha Williams’ Hilarious Reaction To Kenya Moore’s Runway Tumble!

Well, Porsha Williams actually is NOT responsible for Kenya Moore being on the ground this time! Her fellow cast mate on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” took a serious fall during a fashion show in Vegas. But we know you’ve been waiting to hear what Porsha had to say about it. Watch the latest edition of “Dish Nation” in the video below to see Porsha’s reaction to the queen of twirl falling to her knees!

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan attended the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland’s largest city as the Longines Ambassador of Elegance.

Aishwarya, who was dressed in a black coat with her lustrous locks tied in a high bun, was accompanied at the event Wednesday by Longines President Walter von Kanel.

The Swiss luxury watch brand Longines is the Official Timekeeper and Watch of the CWG, being held here July 23-Aug 3, and it provides more than 190 timekeepers and 122 tons of equipment to support the event. The Official Watch of Glasgow 2014 is a chronograph in steel from the Conquest Classic collection.

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Melon Three O’ - Parisian Honey Dew, Cantaloupe and Diced Watermelon Prosciutto, Frisee Lettuce, Balsamic Glaze, Paw Paw Coulis, Fresh Shaved Parmesan, Crisp Pork Bits.
¼ Cup Diced Watermelon
1 Small Honey Dew Melon
1 Small Cantaloupe 
1 Cup of  diced Ripen Paw Paw
½ Cup of Orange Juice
½ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
3 Tbsp. of Honey
1 Head of Frisee Lettuce
2 Oz of Crispy Bacon Bits
2 Oz of Honey Roasted Almonds
1 Oz of Freshly Shaven Parmesan Cheese
2 Oz of Prosciutto Ham
Salt and black pepper
Method
Place paw paw into a food processor and add the orange juice. Process until smooth. Season with a dash of salt and black pepper to balance sweetness. 
With a partisan melon baller, scoop out three balls each from the cantaloupe and honey dew melon. Set aside. 
Make the balsamic dressing by adding the honey to the balsamic vinegar and mixing until thoroughly combined. Add additional honey if you want it sweeter. 
To plate up the dish, place a leaf frisee lettuce at the top corner of the plate and lay down three balls of the cantaloupe, followed by the diced water melon and then the balls of the honey dew. With a small spoon, make a rough semicircle spread of the paw paw coulis around the melons. Drizzle the balsamic honey vinegar dressing thinly over the top of the paw paw and sprinkle the roasted almonds randomly around, as well  as the bacon bits. Roll a thin piece of prosciutto and place between the melon and honey dew and place two thin strips of parmesan cheese atop for garnish.
My oh my, what a sexy dish to use for a summer party!!!!!

Melon Three O’ - Parisian Honey Dew, Cantaloupe and Diced Watermelon Prosciutto, Frisee Lettuce, Balsamic Glaze, Paw Paw Coulis, Fresh Shaved Parmesan, Crisp Pork Bits.

¼ Cup Diced Watermelon

1 Small Honey Dew Melon

1 Small Cantaloupe

1 Cup of  diced Ripen Paw Paw

½ Cup of Orange Juice

½ Cup Balsamic Vinegar

3 Tbsp. of Honey

1 Head of Frisee Lettuce

2 Oz of Crispy Bacon Bits

2 Oz of Honey Roasted Almonds

1 Oz of Freshly Shaven Parmesan Cheese

2 Oz of Prosciutto Ham

Salt and black pepper

Method

Place paw paw into a food processor and add the orange juice. Process until smooth. Season with a dash of salt and black pepper to balance sweetness.

With a partisan melon baller, scoop out three balls each from the cantaloupe and honey dew melon. Set aside.

Make the balsamic dressing by adding the honey to the balsamic vinegar and mixing until thoroughly combined. Add additional honey if you want it sweeter.

To plate up the dish, place a leaf frisee lettuce at the top corner of the plate and lay down three balls of the cantaloupe, followed by the diced water melon and then the balls of the honey dew. With a small spoon, make a rough semicircle spread of the paw paw coulis around the melons. Drizzle the balsamic honey vinegar dressing thinly over the top of the paw paw and sprinkle the roasted almonds randomly around, as well  as the bacon bits. Roll a thin piece of prosciutto and place between the melon and honey dew and place two thin strips of parmesan cheese atop for garnish.

My oh my, what a sexy dish to use for a summer party!!!!!

Candid shots taken from the Expect the Unexpected Tour held at York College Performing Arts Center with the Band Karma

The ongoing feud between talk show host Wendy Williams and Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes has reached a new boiling point. This time, Leakes directed her blog to “Wendell,” a clear jab meant to infer that Williams resembles a drag queen, after the talk show host asked her followers on Twitter what they thought of Leakes “defacing her Birkin bag.” Leakes spent a good amount of the blog taking down Williams — one insult at a time.

The ongoing feud between talk show host Wendy Williams and Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes has reached a new boiling point. This time, Leakes directed her blog to “Wendell,” a clear jab meant to infer that Williams resembles a drag queen, after the talk show host asked her followers on Twitter what they thought of Leakes “defacing her Birkin bag.” Leakes spent a good amount of the blog taking down Williams — one insult at a time.

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Coconut Curry Stewed Chicken With Pigeon Peas 

Chicken Prep and Seasoning:
6 Deboned Chicken Thighs ( Cut Into Medium Cubes )
1/4 of Chopped Chives
3 Tbsp of Minced Garlic
3 Tbsp of Minced Onion
1 Tsp of Curry Powder
1 Tsp of Cumin ( Geera Powder )
1 Tsp of Salt
1 Tsp of Black pepper
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5 Tbsp of Brown Sugar
2 Tbsp of Oil 
1/4 Cup of Chopped Onions
2 Tbsp of Minced Garlic
2 Medium Tomatoes Chopped
1 Cup of Vegetable stock
3 oz of powered coconut milk
1 Tin of drained pigeon peas
Salt and black pepper to taste
Method
In medium stainless steal bowl add the chicken pieces together with all the other seasonings ingredients. Mix throughly to ensure meat is properly seasoned and all ingredients are incorporated well. Set aside for half an hour to marinate. 
Place a medium saucepan over high heat add the oil and swirl the pan. Sprinkle the brown sugar into the hot oil and allow for the sugar the turn to a deep dark brown caremlized color (2.5 - 3 minutes). When sugar begins to foam and it looks like its about to burn add your seasoned chicken and with a pot spoon stir to coat the caramel over the chicken. Also add your chopped garlic, onions and tomatoes. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for three minutes. In a small mixing bowl, whisk your stock and powered coconut milk.
After the three minutes of cooking time, add your coconut milk and pigeon peas into the pot and stir. Cover and cook for ten minutes. After this period remove cover and allow sauce to reduce for an additional 5-7 minutes depending how saucy you want it. Taste and season with salt and black pepper to liking. Remove from stove cover and set aside. 
Serve atop boiled rice, polenta or boiled potatoes.
I particularly love it with hot roti.