Tastefully Healthy: Don’t Quit Now…A Quick And Easy Super Bowl Recipe

Angus Avocado Sliders

Angus Avocado Sliders

The Super Bowl is rapidly approaching marking the time of the year when many remaining New-Year-Resolution-making health nuts drop off the map. You know the time, when your body is achy from working out,  you don’t want to get out of bed and well, one more cookie won’t hurt right? My friends, I encourage you to put the cookie down, get out of bed, and remind your sore body why you decided to change your life in the first place. In my first post, I spoke on the ability to still enjoy eating but just make healthier, smarter choices about what you put in your mouth. Here’s a good question to ask yourself, “Is what I want to eat going to get me closer to my goal or further from it?” So now we have the Super Bowl with all its temptations. It’s making a lot of you nervous about cheating on your fresh “new-tritional” goals. You’re going to be surrounded by treats from burgers to cake to beer. Yes, beer is a treat! Remember, no matter what you eat on one day, you need to get right back to your clean nutrition the next. It is important to note that portion control is key. Having ONE burger during a game day party isn’t horrible. Having three, with chips, soda, cake, and whatever else you get your hands on, could be a problem. If you’re the chef for the big game, you may wonder, “How can I make party food that people won’t hate, because I chose to eat better…” Clean eating doesn’t always mean going straight to ground turkey all of the time. It can mean increasing the quality of the foods you eat. Ladies and gentleman I present to you my Angus Avocado Sliders. These little knockouts are made featuring sourdough bread topped with an avocado and orange bell pepper mash, covered with a 5-year aged Wisconsin cheddar. I am going to show you the basic ingredients I use but you can customize this recipe. These are easy to make in a short amount of time.

Angus Avocado Sliders

1 lb. Angus Beef

3 bell peppers (any color variety)

3  Avocados

1/4 lb. 5-year Aged Wisconsin Cheddar

1 loaf of Sourdough

1 lemon

1 – Season your meat accordingly and  form little patties no bigger than the palm of your hand. Cook until the internal temperature is above 165 degrees.

2 – Chop your bell peppers into little chunks; do the same with the avocado. Combine into a bowl and squeeze some lemon into it and slowly stir. The lemon will keep the avocado from turning brown. If you put too much lemon in and the taste is too strong, add a pinch of table salt and garlic powder.

3 –  Preheat your oven to 225 degrees. For your bread you can either toast lightly first or leave it plain. I chose sourdough because it is hearty and I didn’t want to toast everything first. Put the your bell pepper avocado combo on the bread, then add your meat and top it all off with a slice of cheese.

4 –  Put on a cookie sheet and pop them into the oven until the cheese melts.

5 –  Pull them out, plate them up and eat.

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Entre-SLAM! A Storytelling Competition for Business


Entre-SLAM! Round 3


Entre-SLAM! is an Ann Arbor-based storytelling competition that lifts the veil on the trials, tribulations and triumphs of creating, starting up, or running a small business. Listen as contestants share their hard-won, truths-from-the-trenches, before a live audience.

Featured Storyteller: Kummbareh Owens, Co-Founder and CEOS of  EverButter, a natural hair care company.

Featured Storyteller: Kummbareh Owens, Co-Founder and CEO of EverButter, a natural hair care company.

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Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Psi Omega Chapter’s, 13th Annual Celebration of Black Men

AKA Annual Celebration of Black MenDelta Psi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. presents the 13th Annual Celebration of Black Men

Honorees: William Henderson
John E. Lawrence
Dr. Silas P. Norman
Tyrone Weeks
Dr. Harry Williams

Saturday, October 24th, 10:00am $40

Weber’s Inn, Ann Arbor

For More Info Contact: berry1992@comcast.net
or 734-665-8175

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Kappa Black & White Ball: Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti-Inkster Alumni Chapter

A2 Kappa Fundraiser

For More Info Contact: Darrell Washington 1-734-845-2721, Michael Kinloch 1-734-740-4054, Larry Davis 1-734-833-9181, or go to: www.kapsi.annarbor.org

U of M Black Alumni Scholarship Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Um bk alumni awards dinner

“You’ve been waiting, and it’s now here. Go check out the details for this year’s Homecoming and buy your ticket’s now! UMBAgoblue.org.”
Nadia Arielle

September Serenade: A Classical Arts Series featuring UM Emeritus Professor George Shirley

Benefiting: George Shirley African American Arts Songs for Operatic Arias Competition

Benefiting: George Shirley African American Arts Songs for Operatic Arias Competition

All donations are tax deductible for the benefit

All donations are tax deductible for the benefit

Please join us for a fun-filled evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and song in celebration of Metropolitan Opera Legend George Shirley’s CD Release “My Time Has Come”.
> Come hear winners from the 2015 George Shirley African American Art Song and Operatic Aria vocal competition express themselves through personal song selections from the classical repertoire of African American Composers.
> The evening highlight will feature a performance by Mr. Shirley, singing one of his favorite selections from the CD “My Time Has Come”. Autographed copies of the CD will be available for purchase; all proceeds from CD sales will support scholarships for emerging, young artists.
> Date: Tuesday September 8, 2015
> Time: 7:00 – 9:00
> Location: Kings Keyboard House
> Address: 2363 E Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
> Contact: (734) 663-3381
> http://www.kingskeyboard.com/
> If you are unable to attend, and would like to purchase a CD, you may do so by clicking on the following link:
> We look forward to seeing you!

National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Club Jazz & Comedy Evening wsg Randy

Jazz & Comedy event

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival (last day)

Ypsi Heritage Fest logo

Sunday, August 23, 2015
Riverside Park, Ypsilanti, MI


Ypsilanti Heritage Festival

Ypsi Heritage Fest logo 







Ypsilanti Heritage Festival


Aug 21, 2015
Location: Riverside Park, 6 W Cross St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Spanning over three days, Ypsilanti Heritage Festival is a  community festival featuring arts & crafts,  live music, family activities and entertainment, historical presentations and demonstrations, and so much more. So come on down to Riverside Park and the surrounding areas to enjoy the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival from Friday, August 21- Sunday, August 23.

Photo Credit: Visit Ypsilanti

Article via Ann Arbor Convention & Visitors Bureau


2014: The Wright Gala



The Charles Wright Museum of African American History presents The Ball, 2014 The Wright Gala, on Saturday, October 11, 2014

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