Friday, December 18, 2015

Visionary Philadelphia Woman Chef Creates Ethical, Elevated Perfection in Sustainable Sweet Potato Pies


                              Photo Credit: Jesse Blitzstein, The Enterprise Center (2015).

by Fey Ugokwe, Esq.

As you pop about town, speedily fulfilling those last-minute gifts on your scrolling-endless holiday list, or prepping for an upcoming space-ful of famished and ever-gnoshing family and friends, Chef Yolanda Lockhart-Davis, Small Event Caterer & Food Service Consultant--and the visionary founder of Salt, Pepper and Soul LLC--wants you and yours to take time out to truly enjoy each bow on the vast rainbow of tastes in this new scrumptious season, by taking home her delectable, artfully refined, organic soul food fare. Chef Lockhart-Davis, who caters to some of the most discriminating palates in the foodie-rich, Philadelphia area, lovingly terms her stellar cuisine "Gourmet Soul", and is ethically dedicated to sustainability in all of her offerings, by sourcing only the highest quality of organic, locally grown, sustainably-produced ingredients for her decadent dishes. Her heart's mission is to transform everyday ingredients into an epic taste experience, with her complex, fully-devised flavors, and refined interpretations of classic, soul food faves. 

**Bring The Sweet Side of Salt and Pepper Soul to Your Holiday Table This Year: Bourbon Sweet Potato Pie Holiday Promotion**

This season, Chef Lockhart-Davis is helping you to relish and relax from some of that oven time--whilst still making you look like a graduated pastry pro at your pre-holiday events and upcoming holiday feasts--with her luscious, talk-of-the-town, Sweet Potato Pies. This pie's pedigree is an exceptionally smooth, bourbon-laced, sweet potato custard--elevating the sweet potato to a lilting luxury--sitting lush atop a beautifully buttery, cinnamon-graham cracker crust. This pie is being buzzed about as "lively", "vibrant", and delightfully "complex", whilst still showcasing the unique, organic personality of the sweet potato itself.

These silky, out-of-this-universe and sustainably-produced Sweet Potato pies are on sale through Sunday, December 20th, for just $24.95--and for a mere $4.00 extra, let the dream-inducing, homemade Bourbon-Vanilla Whipped Cream Chef Lockhart-Davis has spun up, send your tastebuds into even sweeter ecstasy along this ultimate dessert experience. And, it arrives--true to sustainability itself--in a lovely, reusable jar.

Order your luscious holiday rounds of organic, Gourmet Soul, Sweet Potato Pie-heaven today and all this cheery season long, at: https://saltpepperandsoul-pies.eventbrite.com

If you're a local, or plan to be in the fabulous, food-savvy, Philadelphia area this season, you can pick up your Sweet Potato Pies on Wednesday, 12/23 or on Wednesday, 12/30 at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises, at 48th and Spruce Streets. 

**LIVE TASTING AT CARDENAS OIL & VINEGAR TAPROOM ON FRIDAY, 12/18 IN THE SWEET HEART OF PHILADELPHIA'S ITALIAN MARKET**


Photo Credit: Jennifer Britton, Drexel University (2015).

Brace your senses against the whistling winter chill with Chef Lockhart-Davis' savoury, signature Sweet Potato and Sage Soup.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Britton, Drexel University (2015).

Try Chef Lockhart-Davis' rustic and simply mouthwatering, Organic Baby Kale Salad, irresistibly replete with Caramelized Butternut Squash, Roasted Beets, Crunchy Glazed Pecans, and Rosemary-Scented Chickpeas, and drizzled elegantly with an Aged Dark Balsamic. 


Follow Chef Lockhart Davis' Salt, Pepper, and Soul on Twitter: @SaltPepperNSoul

Like Chef Lockhart Davis' Salt, Pepper, and Soul on Facebook at: Salt Pepper and Soul LLC

Friday, November 20, 2015

THROWBACK PINK CELEBRITY RADIO & UPDATE: WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TRAILBLAZER BERNELL HOOKER






by Fey Ugokwe, Esq.

And some are forever The Driven, soaked in the sweat of years of denial and the hard-toil decades of non-diversity, ever streaking forward, kicks on wood and rising up--launching the sweet dreams of others toward Goal. Coach Bernell Hooker, former Pink Purse International Branded Radio, "The PPI Women of Power Hours" show guest, long ago leapt into place amongst them, these eyes-alight pioneers of Women's Basketball--these vehement champions of the inclusion of Women in that wondrous, whooshing world of professional sport. Missioned to her beloved city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Coach Hooker has been at realizing the aspirations of Midwestern young women in the field of basketball for decades. And, she has the accolades for days and scrolling tick list of community awards to prove it--her undefeated dedication to that continuing cause--many due to her superlative work as a Women's college basketball coach, inclusive of the Judy Sweet Spirit Award from the NCAA Women's Coaches Academy (2006), and the Presidential Award from the National Association of Girls and Women in Sports (2007). But one day, Coach Bernell Hooker decisively stepped up to that line again, this time, to spin forth a women-in-sport support nation--Images Of Us, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls to achieve their best via the venue of Sport. Images Of Us specifically provides critical workshops, scholarships, mentoring, internships, employment opportunities, and more, in a myriad of sports, to girls and young women from all walks. 

Since our PPI Radio Interview, Coach Bernell Hooker has become pioneering, Team Owner Bernell Hooker--by forming the Milwaukee Aces in 2014, a team in the newly re-launched, Women's American Basketball Association (WABA; which endeavours to be a developmental league for the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and professional women's basketball teams overseas) she became the first person since 1978 to launch a women's basketball team in the state of Wisconsin. The tireless Coach Hooker also served as Commissioner of the WABA's summer league. 

Coach Hooker reports that to date, her Milwaukee Aces team is headed to a second season and runner up off of the championship game; and that her Images Of Us Sports' STEM in Sports Academy will be partnering with the Black Inventors Gallery, to be launched by the Milwaukee Bucks, on February 27, 2016.

A Pink Purse International "Well Done You, Woman!" to trailblazing Women's Professional Sports Team Owner, Coach Bernell Hooker, and tremendous thanks for being such a sage, call-to-action, and superlatively informative, PPI Radio Show guest. 

Click here to listen to our chat on "The PPI Women of Power Hours" Branded Radio Show:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pink-purse-international


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Visit Women's American Basketball Association Team Owner, Coach Bernell Hooker's websites, The Milwaukee Aces, http://www.milwaukeeaces.com and Images Of Us, http://iousports.org to learn more about her women's professional basketball team's season, and her amazing non-profit sports organization for girls and young women.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

THROWBACK PINK CELEBRITY RADIO & UPDATE: AWARD-WINNING JAZZ VOCALIST & VEGAN CHEF, LAURA THEODORE







by Fey Ugokwe, Esq.

Vegan. Mention the word in mixed or any other company and it almost always elicits, of all things, an intensely visceral response--both 'yay' and 'nay'--with campers on both sides briskly whisking, once again, that 'why would you'/'how couldn't you' hot-and-sour, social discourse soup. But former Pink Purse International Branded Radio, "The PPI Women of Power Hours" guest, multi award-winning jazz vocalist and actor, several-time cookbook author, and celebrated vegan chef Laura Theodore, did her perfect part to slip that cauldron off the campfire a long time ago. Married to a card-carrying carnivore, she skillfully started serving up vegan substitutes for the moos and oinks and clucks and such--to her unsuspecting hubby and his mates--and yummy-for-your-two-timing-tummy, a socially-conscious culinary star was born. As you do, apparently! 

Since our PPI Radio interview, Chef Laura has transitioned her highly successful MiND TV vegan cooking show, "The Jazzy Vegetarian" to network television---it now airs on PBS. Additionally, her "Jazzy Vegetarian" brand, which includes television, radio, books, food, multimedia, and online communications, won her a TASTE Award in 2014--and this very year of 2015, she was inducted into the TASTE Award Hall of Fame. And of course, Chef Laura's been ever the television show guest on CBS, NBC, ABC, USA, and FOX, appearing most recently on CBS' "The Talk". 

A Pink Purse International "Well Done You, Woman!" to Chef Laura Theodore, and many, many thanks again for being such an effervescent and inspiring, PPI Radio show guest. 

Click here to listen to our chat on "The PPI Women of Power Hours" Branded Radio Show:  

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Visit Chef Laura's "Jazzy Vegetarian" website, to learn more about her amazing socially-conscious brand, her PBS television show, and more in her wondrous, multi-talented world:

http://www.jazzyvegetarian.com

"The PPI Women of Power Hours" Show 
Chef Laura Theodore Episode Sponsor(s):

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Wifey

"But just then, a large, black dog appeared in front of the door unit perpendicular to P.V. and Rodney's. Rev. had not heard it initially approach, and the skin on his arms prickled immediately at the sight of it. It seemed to have literally come from the thin, because the door behind it was not open, neither had anyone rounded the stairwell corner beyond that door--in form or voice--to claim it. The dog was wearing a thick, stark white collar, and the fur of its coat was extremely well-oiled and shiny. It was standing almost as if at attention on all fours, tail and pointed snout both raised and still, eyes staring deeply down into Rev.

 Rev. was, to his core, afraid of the dog. But as they stood there, drawn into each other, something in its moist, brown eyes was quite clearly, oddly, peace-filled--and full of an empathy and compassion for Rev. Yet, too, he felt--saw--a fullness of intent all about the animal, a strong-spiritedness with a defined purpose. So he kept still for a moment, continuing to regard it, as it regarded him..." (@Amazon.com: http://goo.gl/kyU0pi ; and other iretailers):

Wifey by Fey Ugokwe

Saturday, September 5, 2015

HOT PINK BOOKS: THE WOMAN AUTHOR YOU SHOULD BE READING RIGHT NOW


FREELANCE AUTHOR AND EDITOR T.J. BANKS SHINES IN HER NOVEL
"A TIME FOR SHADOWS"

Third Place Winner, BYLINE's '1st Chapter of a Novel' Contest, 2003

         
         
 TO ORDER YOUR COPIES OF THIS AMAZING WOMAN'S BOOK, VISIT HER BLOG, SKETCH PEOPLE:
(CLICK LINK)


UPCOMING BOOK SIGNING EVENTS:

T.J. will be doing the following book signings:

1) 9/12/15: Book Signing at Unique Finds in Granby, CT
2) 9/19/15: Book Signing at Applefest at the First Congregational Church in Granby, CT

Be there to meet the author, have your copy of her novel autographed, and pick her brain about her literary process!


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Wifey

"Big, fanciful ideas like that, yeah? But..." he knocked...as if snapping himself out of a dream.

"But?" P.V. queried gently, her voice a breath...wondering what could be weighing upon him so heavily.


"Well...I decided to have a go at....well, seminary actually...thought it might do me a bit a good for awhile...I'm Rhys," he said gently, stretching a fleshy-palmed hand toward her.  He was exploring her face more directly now, waiting to catch her eyes again, so that he might perhaps discern more..."

Wifey by Fey Ugokwe

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Wifey

"It was 7:17 a.m., and Rev. was...black wingtips and gold watch glinting in the everywhere sun. A heavy man breathing heavily, he waddled across the blacktop...[E]yes ever-alight and purposeful, chin out in a grace-filled jut--he looked like Sunday morning..."Wifey by Fey Ugokwe