Monday, October 24, 2011

Fro Fashion Week ~ Spring 2012 ~ Lead Press Supporter

It's official!! Yours Truly has been selected by Naturally Me! Media, LLC (Parent company of Fro Fashion Week) as one the Lead Press Supporters for the Spring Event!! I am so excited to have been chosen! After attending my very first Fro Fashion Week event in the Fall (2011) I am elated to now be a part of it all!  This is a MAJOR Atlanta event! Being a Lead Press Supporter will allow me to bring YOU updates as well as up close and personal footage of the weeks activities. I will be onsite and I cant wait to bring it all to you! So please stay tuned for the latest  and most up to date information regarding Fro Fashion Week ~ Spring 2012 from The SistahChick's point of view here at The Sistah Cafe!! Thank you Ms. Tarin Boone for creating such an upscale, wonderful and necessary event!  Get Your Tickets Today!

Kim Coles & The SistahChick
Fro Fashion Week Fall 2011
Penthouse Party

Natural Beauty
Fro Fashion Week Fall 2011
Penthouse Party

Gorgeous MC
Fro Fashion Week Fall 2011
Fashion Show

Fashion Show
Fro Fashion Week Fall 2011

Check out my footage of the Fro Fashion Show! (Fall 2011)

For More Pics...

Stay tuned for more!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Natural Skin Care

As I continue my Natural hair journey it has become more and more apparent to me that personal care and wellness products for skin, hair and body are ALL essential.  How can I focus on the health of JUST my hair and not the rest of my body?  I love hearing about places like Oasis Health Vitamin & Herb Shoppe in downtown Decatur.  They have informed me that they will be hosting a trunk show/in store demonstration on October 22nd from 5:00p to 7:30p.  They will be teaching about herbs that are good for hair growth & health.  The featured product line will be Dirty Beauty, a natural skincare line. There will also be food, drinks and giveaways!!  If you are in the Metro Atlanta area come on out and learn something at this FREE event.  
(rsvp info on the flyer)

Thank you so much to Cera, Co Owner of Oasis Health, Inc for sharing this information

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

International Shea Butter Convention ~ Atlanta

The 9th Annual International Shea Butter Convention will take place on October 13th - 15th, 2011 at the Georgia International Convention Center here in Atlanta, GA.

Our Natural Kids is honored to be invited to take part by participating in The Shea Works Initiative ~ A Math & Science Literacy Project on October 15th from 2p - 4p. (registration begins at 1:30p!)

The Shea Works Initiative is for children in grades 5 - 8 AND Free w/their parents.

If you are in Atlanta please support this event! You DO NOT have to be a member of Our Natural Kids to participate!  Just come on out and learn with us!!

There will be a Shea Market, Natural Hair Show and Cultural Celebration directly AFTERwards (about 30 min after) which is also FREE!

If you are in Atlanta please support this event! You DO NOT have to be a member of Our Natural Kids to participate!  Just come on out and learn with us!!

For More Information:

The 2011 9th Annual International Shea Butter Convention

Monday, October 3, 2011

White Chili Recipe

I am trying to ease up on the red meats and I thought that this would be an interesting twist on regular chili. It turned out great and the family loved it.  Feel free to swap out whatever you want.  Recipes are meant to be customized AND shared.

White Chili

2.5lbs of Chicken Breast (chunked/cubed)
1 lb Turkey Smoked Sausage
3/4 -1 cup Yellow or Orange Bell Pepper (chopped)
3/4 -1 cup yellow onion (chopped)
1 1/2 chopped garlic clove
1/4 cup canola oil
3 tbs flour
1 can of great northern beans
1 cup of sliced portobella mushrooms
Sweet Corn
1 can chicken broth
1/4 c. half/half
Spices: Ms. Dash, Cumin, Oregano, Salt Pepper, red pepper

(I season my chicken with the spices, then marinate  a little before starting)

In a large skillet heat oil.
Throw in the onion, bell pepper & garlic and cook for a few minutes.
Sprinkle in the flour and coat the veggies.
Throw in the chicken over that and coat with the floured veggies.
Cover and let cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When the chicken is mostly done, transfer to a Dutch oven. Pour everything in, including the scrapings from the skillet.
Slice the turkey smoked sausage & portobellas and cook them a little in the same skillet and toss that in along with the corn. add chicken broth as needed and let it all simmer (15 min).  Check your seasonings & add more if you want (i went heavy on the cumin cause i like it).

Cook it till you are sure your chicken is cooked thoroughly, add the beans last along with the half/half.  Cook for a few more minutes.  Serves many.  Garnish with cilantro, green onion, jack cheese, sour cream...or whatever you want. Its a very hearty meal.

Hope you like it!  If you try it, please come back and tell me about!

Thanks for reading.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Container Garden Update!

Back in May my daughter and I decided to try our hand at a little gardening. Container Gardening that it is.  At that time I blogged that, I thought it would be a fun summer project for her and that it would serve a purpose.  Boy was I right to the nth power!!  Not only do I feel that we have both grown as human beings because of the experience, but we also were able to produce our own edible crops.  My daughter was NOT a veggie eater prior to this, but we found that if she grows them... she WILL eat them! All summer we enjoyed dozens of delicious cucumbers, fresh basil, fresh onion, beautiful red bell peppers, cilantro and even a couple of watermelons.  It was fun, fun, fun and we are now preparing to grow various lettuces for the fall.  Here are a few pics of our endeavors, hope you enjoy :-)

Cilantro, Basil & Parsley

Harvested Basil

Cucumber Harvest

She is eating veggies!!

Sliced Cucs

We ended up w/30+

One Tiny Melon

Cuc on the vine

Orange in the middle?? Super Sweet & Good

Red Bell Pepper

Harvested Melon

Size does not matter, her smile does :-)

Thanks for reading!!