Monday, May 26, 2014

Loc Appreciation Day

Calling all Loc wearers and anyone who just loves the versatility of locs. This celebration is for you. This year Loc Appreciation Day will be on June 28th. There are many giveaways and events planned for that day in several different cities. If you're interested in wishing everyone a Happy Loc Appreciation Day please submit a video so it can be included in the collaboration video. Checkout the video below for more information.

If you're in ATL or nearby check out the ATL meet up for Loc Appreciation Day. It's going to be a great event to meet other loc'd sisters and brothers, check out vendors, hear spoken word, discussion panel, and music. If you have any questions or would like more details let me know.

There is a Facebook group with information about meet ups in others areas.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Quinoa, Beans, and Chicken | #FoodieFriday

I tend to cook a large amount of quinoa and I add it to different recipes throughout the week. I made this combination spare of the moment. It was just as delicious as the previous times I've mixed in quinoa. There are multiple steps to this recipe but it's still quick and easy. I was done and eating in less than 30 minutes since the quinoa was already cooked.

1/4 cup of Cooked Quinoa
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 tsp of each Seasoning (black pepper, salt, turmeric, garlic)
1 tbsp Yellow Peppers
1/4 cup cooked Black beans
1/2 Avocado
1 tbsp shredded cheese
1/4 cup precooked Grilled chicken
Serving size: 2

Step by Step:
Cooking quinoa is very simple. Measure out the amount you want and add quinoa to a pot of water.  1 cup of water to 1/2 cup of quinoa. Once the water starts to boil, turn off the heat and cover the pot. It will be read in 10-15 minutes (water will be absorbed by the quinoa)
1. Add olive oil to a skillet and sautée onions, peppers, and spinach.
2. Add in skillet frozen grilled chicken. Chop into chunks as it cooks.
3. Add in cooked quinoa and add seasonings
4. Place skillet ingredients on a plate. Top with cooked black beans. Cover with shredded cheese and diced avocado.