Saturday, July 31, 2010

Power Up

Peace everybody. Here's a simple juice recipe for the weekend. It's real sweet with the apple. carrot & green pepper, but also hydrating because of the cucumber. Enjoy!

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New Mixtape from Cornel West Theory: ‘In Her Hands: Embryo Capital’


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Check out the Cornel West theory's new mixtape titled In Her Hands: Embryo Capital Vol.1, hosted by All Our Noise. Once again, they have collaborated with DJ Underdog, who added his touch to the first of several mixes to be released over the next few months. This one is out just in time for the band's show with Diamond District on Saturday July 31 at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. Flyer to the right.

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Monday, July 26, 2010


EatUP: Spiced Cabbage

Perhaps you've had the pleasure of indulging in a pungent & flavorful plate of cabbage. If you're like me, your Grandmother made it in a big pot peppered with hunks of smoked meat. By the time the cabbage hit the plate, it was almost translucent & swimming in a sea of butter. Over the years, her recipe has evolved; nixing the meat & swapping the butter for EVOO. Our arteries thank us. This lighter version includes ground pimento & ginger...for your digestive comfort.

What You'll Need:
one small head of savoy cabbage thinly shredded
one small head of red cabbage thinly shredded
two small shallots sliced into thin discs
ground pimento (all spice)
yellow curry powder
red pepper flakes
sea salt
2 tablespoons fresh pressed ginger
3 tablespoons coconut, palm or toasted sesame oil

garlic press
stainless steel or earthenware pot

heat the oil on a medium setting
toss in pressed ginger & sliced shallots
let the shallots sweat for about 1 minute
toss in shredded cabbage a handful at a time, stirring constantly
add a healthy pinch each of oregano, all spice, yellow curry powder, red pepper flakes, & sea salt
let the cabbage cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until crisp tender
taste & adjust spice accordingly (start with more oregano & all spice)

Possible Raw Variation?
I believe this would taste great although I've never prepared it this way: Perhaps a third less cabbage, swapping in julienned green apple & radish...swapping the shallots for a sweeter variety of onion, the sesame oil for a couple splashes of unfiltered apple cider vinegar & the sea salt for celery seed. allspice & red pepper flakes to taste...mustard powder, raw cane juice or honey to taste? Just a thought.

happy eating/living

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_st presents Grand Master Citizens - The Brooklyn Circus from Society Theory _PhilN. on Vimeo.

The Bearded Man and Gabe The Great Speak . . . The storytellers of Society Theory present a new series of short docs entitled Grand Master Citizens. Focusing on people that have transcended cool (ha! where do we fit into this) and dictate the trends and growth of their respective fields. This episode brings you the story behind the scenes of The Brooklyn Circus and why we continue to do what we do. Shot in our SF location after the SF Anniversary event, The Bearded Man and Gabe the Great take you behind some of the real inspiration and driving force of The Brooklyn Circus effort now and forever.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Good Randomness....Bass Mechanic...

Hope this message finds everyone well and keeping as cool as possible...I stumbled across this recently...Its a clip of an old school Detroit-based dance show, you gotta love our folks...Bless Up...

Toxic Nail Polish

Nail Polish: Not Worth It 

Many manicure and pedicure enthusiasts cannot stand the smell of the nail salon, but never stop to ask themselves if this smell might be linked to toxins that come free with each session of nail pampering. Before your next trip to the salon or to your beauty supply store to pick up something that will make your nails shine, consider the downside to the fumes you will be breathing in during the entire treatment and the plastic coating seeping into your body through your nail bed.

It is reported that almost all brands of commercial nail polish contain toluene and formaldehyde. Many still contain Dibutyl Phthalate, although the European Union banned all pthalates from all of their cosmetics.

Here are a few facts about these common toxic nail polish ingredients:    

Toluene is a human reproductive and developmental toxin. It may affect the nervous system with symptoms like tiredness, confusion, weakness, drunken-type actions, and memory loss. It is thought to cause liver damage and skin irritation. In high levels it may affect the kidneys. Toluene has been linked to birth defects in laboratory animals.

Formaldehyde is a carcinogen and a common indoor air pollutant because its resins are used in many construction materials. Formaldehyde has caused cancer in the nose and throats of lab animals. Inhaling the fumes can result in watery eyes, headache, burning in the throat, and labored breathing.

Dibutyl Phthalate
Phthalates are used to soften plastic, and are known to affect hormone function. Studies have linked phthalates to early puberty in girls and low sperm counts in men. Environmental groups claim phthalate exposure may contribute to the rising number of uterine problems in women and testicular cancer in men. It could also be one of the contributing factors to a rise in infertility in both sexes. Repeated and heavy exposure to dibutyl phthalate may cause nausea and/or vomiting, tearing of the eyes, dizziness, and headache. Long-term exposures may cause damage to kidneys and the liver. Pregnant women must consider that dibutyl phthalate may harm the developing fetus and the male testes.

If you have to choose a nail polish, try choosing a variety that contains the least amount of harmful toxins as possible. Always apply polish in a well ventilated area.

For the least risk, consider an alternative to the standard manicure with nail polish. First f ile, wash, and soak your nails. Then soften, clean, and shape the cuticles. Try soaking your nails in organic apple cider vinegar or simple warm water, and apply almond oil to the cuticle area. Buff with several fine grade buffing files (always in one direction, and only on dry nails) and admire your shiny, natural manicure. Moisturize your hands, and think about all of the toxins you just avoided. Beauty does not have to be dangerous.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Simple Vegan Avocado Dressing}}}}}}}}

2 ripe avocados, chopped and depitted
2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
sprinkle of sea salt
sweet lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar*optional

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