September 15, 2010

Mexi-Cali Salad (Dinner Special)

So as most of you should know, I am a college student… Some days I like it, and other days I wish I was back in Atlanta. I guess you can say I am still trying to adjust. But anyways…I know many are familiar with cafeteria food. -_- Yeah...sometimes you have to make that face because it’s down right awful! Well here at my school they make sure to give students a variety of choices to choose from ranging from pizza, sushi, subs, chicken fingers, buffet style dining etc. But even still sometimes that’s not even good; and the stuff that is good; will cost me about 2 meals (I only get 10 meals a week)…do the math; that’s 2 meals a day. Well yesterday for dinner I went to the nice dining hall that had the good food. I was so hungry and pumped up; not to mention when I got to the hall there was a special going on. The special was for a Mexi-Cali Salad and any size fountain drink for 1meal! So I decided to give it a try. And OMG! When I tell you that it was the best salad I have ever had; let me tell you it was. It was so good I was confused as to rather I should eat the whole thing or save it until later. But you know good and well saving salad later = mushy soggy lettuce. So I decided to be a fat kid for the evening and overly stuffed my face. Despite the long story, I wanted to share the recipe with you all. You can modify a recipe, and if you do share with us! Id love to see how you take this recipe and make it your own! Muahh!


            2 cups cut-up cooked chicken breast
            1-15-1/2 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained or substitute chick peas
            2 scallions, diced
            1 head iceberg lettuce, torn into pieces
            Mexicali Dressing (below)
            1 large avocado
            3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
            Tortilla chips, broken
            2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
            1 can ripe black olives, pitted and sliced
            Mexicali Dressing:
            1 cup mayonnaise
            1/2 cup ketchup
            2 teaspoons chili powder
                        1-teaspoon garlic powder

In a bowl, mix cooked chicken, beans, cheese, onions and lettuce. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours. In a bowl, thoroughly mix all ingredients for Mexicali dressing Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 2 hours. When ready to serve, cut avocado into bite-sized pieces. Add avocado to dressing and stir. Add dressing mixture to chicken mixture and toss. Sprinkle with tortilla chips and garnish with tomatoes and olives.

September 13, 2010

Fellas Need love too!

Alright ladies and gents, if you have been rocking with AJ Spotlight you should already know that a few weeks ago I did a spotlight on three female artists who in my opinion were phenomenal…Now you may have your own opinion about them, but my opinion is the only one that matters on this site lol. Today I want to talk about a young man by the name of “Daniel D” I actually received a follow on twitter from him, and decided to check his site out. I was immediately blown away.
SN: People ill continue to stress it over and over…twitter is the #1 social networking out right now aside from Facebook.
Now I guess your wondering, ”Well, who is Daniel? Does He Sing? Does he Rap?” Ladies and gents Daniel D is a talented violinist. He takes playing the violin to a whole new means. He brings a style of hip hop and R&B to his music.  I literally sat on his site and listened to all his songs while I did some work. The best thing I love about good music is that there is no need to skip to another track because they’re all great. Does anyone agree with me? When your just relaxing with your headphones on and you can vibe to an entire CD. That’s how his music makes me feel. He has already performed for Jamie Fox, Kanye ,Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, just to name a few. I want ya'll to peep out his music because he is the next big thing! Trust me when I say it. Not to mention he is a gorgeous ladies... I’m just saying.

You can order his CD online here