Greetings & Salutations to all our friends & family & fans!
We are embarking on our first crowd funding campaign to create the Third Season of Dish It Out!! Your support for the past two seasons has nurtured our incredible cooking series that’s –
“….one part talk, two parts cooking, three parts garlic.”
please share wide & far! No amounts too small, unless it’s garlic and every bit helps, unless it’s cayenne.
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Here’s our little experiment, laboratory of love if you will, Enjoy the flavors & grand style of Naomi & Tony!
Felicidades! Happy Cinco De Mayo to you and yours. Be safe, smart and thirsty mi compadres. While consuming beverages today don’t forget to eat and may we recommend our DIO!! Tomatillo Salsa? Que bueno! Recipe is in this post from last year. (Click pic for tip) Tiene hambre?
It is with great pleasure and amazing restraint we give to you the lovely, vivacious, indomitable, delicious Ann Walker:
She’s lovely. She’s audacious. You may be thinking it, but she has the stones to say it. Her name’s Ann Walker and she is AWESOME.
For those of you fans of talk radio The Ann Walker show on UBN Radio is not to be missed. Every Wednesday 6-7:30 pm PST devotees cop a squat and lend an ear to brassy, sassy good talk. On the air for just over a year the show covers talk, walk, politics, pleasure, Washington, Hollywood and Purgatory in between. Ann Walker hosts this vivacious foray through current events with an unwavering eye for detail and the charm of a dear aunt. (the aunt that gave you your first adult beverage) The show begins with her RANNT in which targets are skewered rotisseried and served up to invited guests. An informed opinion, a tremendous sense of humor and an enormous capacity to care make Ann an exemplary interviewer. And a freedom with F-Bombs make her a sizzler on a microphone. Her hosting skills fall in the caliber of Johnny Carson, disarming and smart. Her ginormous sense of humor rounds out a lethal tongue. She’s a toast of Texas and a great person.
This Roaster has a pedigree. Ann’s award-winning theatrical career has included the 2001, 10-month Los Angeles run of Del Shores’ play, Southern Baptist Sissies. Her portrayal of Odette Annette Barnett garnered her a Robby Award, a Maddy award, as well as the prestigious Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and a nomination from her peers for The Ovation Award. Ann happily returned to Dallas, Texas the next year to play Odette again in SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES to SRO houses.
Los Angeles theater-goers have enjoyed her in other award-winning productions such as Tyler Hansen’s BALLAD (for which she received a Drama-Logue award and the Robby Award for Best Actress in a Drama), RAIN, BEST WISHES, HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES, HYSTERICAL BLINDNESS, OPERA COMIQUE, STEEL MAGNOLIAS, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, DAUGHTERS OF THE LONE STAR STATE by Del Shores. But her biggest joy in her theatrical career came in 1996 with Del’s other big comedy hit SORDID LIVES in which Ann originated the enduring and beloved LaVonda Dupree, a role she reprised in the award winning film in 2000.
Ann’s film career can be called sordid. THE JAGGED EDGE, SOUL MAN, and FATHER OF THE BRIDE II run the gamete of variety. And no doubt were discussed in Variety. I digress. Fans far and wide will say it was her role of LaVonda Dupree in the epic Del Shores’ SORDID LIVES that endeared Ann to audiences. LaVonda is the voice of Del and the movie is his coming in to being as an out gay man and artist. LaVonda is actually based on Del’s Aunt Rita who gave him unwavering love and support growing up. Trash, sass and ass make SORDID LIVES a cult favorite. If you haven’t seen it, you are missing something special in your lives. Leg prosthetics, Leslie Jordan and ‘Livia Newton John (I wanted to get the L out) to boot, the movie is wonderful view into a small Texas town.
Ann makes numerous appearances on behalf of the LGBTQI community. Her support of Marriage Equality, Gay Rights, HIV prevention and the underdog is well recorded. Unabashed, she is willing to lend her great voice to help. Ann can frequently be seen in Pride parades and bright colors. Best of all, she is a colleague as a non-denominational minister and can marry anyone anytime. Wouldn’t you just die????
Our second season has been one blessing after another. From the super talents of healthy lifestyle guru Jesse Brune, to Jeff Parker’s sizzling grill skills our episodes have been AMAZINGLY received and fun to produce. We are so thankful to Karma Tequila and new sponsor Melissa’s Produce for solid support and inspired ideas. This second season we promise big flavors and food that does a body good. And as good bodies go, the Dish Dudes line up has been expanded. Just wait and see. We have many more wonderful people to come cook with us so Like, Follow, and Subscribe to get all the Dish! you deserve. Come hungry….
We were blessed to have this very busy lady in our kitchen. Ann’s demeanor and humor were eaten up faster than the tasty roast we were making for lunch (more on that later this week). She was a great sport and a true pro. Her improvs were fantastic and be warned of her knife skills. The episode, “Ann Walker: Texas Roaster” will air later this week. It was a complete joy to produce, delicious too. You can see Ann in the just released film version of SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES. Check out the wonderful Ann Walker Show on UBN Radio and tell her Dish! sent you.
Ann Walker is a hoot and a holler.
You will absolutely love this elixir that Celebrity Chef-Healthy Lifestyle Specialist (say that 3X’s fast) JESSE BRUNE has turned millions on to.
Fountain of Youth Blue-Pom Smoothie
1 cup blueberries
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup ripe avocado
1 tbsp raw honey (we use Karma’s Agave, you should too)
1 cup vanilla coconut milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon (our addition)
Blend all ingredients until a nice, smooth consistency is achieved. Serve chilled.
I shared this recipe on Marie Osmond’s show “Marie”. Did you know that blueberries + pomegranate are really great for maintaining your skin’s youthful appearance? No jokin’ – check out this SUPER SIMPLE recipe and give it a try. You can make it in seconds and your skin will thank you for years to come!
– Jesse Brune, jessebrune.com
How exciting to be celebrating our first National Tequila Day with our very good friends at KARMA Tequila!!! We are extremely lucky to have such nice people in creative places. Sponsorship by Kotex while lovely would not be as fun in the Swag Department, you know what we’re saying here?
And it’s equally as wonderful to announce our FIRST EPISODE FROM SEASON 2 is finished and will air this week. Walk the dog, cop a squat, pour the Karma and good things will follow. The very cool, very fun JESSE BRUNE came by to share some sweets and deets. Jesse is a life transformation mastermind; skilled chef, personal trainer and life coach. Jesse is the real deal and more on him soon, we’re sweet on him. Stay tuned and come hungry.
Oh, and just a quick note here. Today also happens to be our dear Marie Pettit’s birthday!! We know, so much Joy in one post today. Wildly exciting!! Marie is our AD, PA, Muse and Production Manager for DIO! She is the fiber in our reader’s digestion, the cream in our coffee. Plus she has the director Chris Gregson’s ear. She got the rest too, by marrying the man. We have a marvelous team and choose to celebrate every step of the way. Much JOY and love to Marie!
Hot enough for you?
If that ain’t the strangest thing to say I don’t what is. Oh right, jicama is pretty strange to say. Jicama, sounds like it should be a Club Med destination resort. Jicama, God Bless you the people at the store will say to you. Jicama, Jicama, Jicama goes the magic incantation. Jicama, you so crazy, I think I want to have you for lunch.
And we did! Everyone knows what jicama looks like right? It’s that disgruntled looking root thingy found near the potatoes and onion and not far from the melons. Jicama is from semi tropical to tropical climates. It’s skin is like a thin bark texture, and it’s bark is worse than it’s bite. (I went there). The health values of jicama are wonderful, it being high in vitamin content, antioxidants and low-calorie. It’s also known as Mexican Water Chestnut and Yam Bean. But, I think Jicama is more fun to say. Jicama. Jicama.
Ter House Slaw #5
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup grated purple cabbage
1 cup grated jicama
1 cup grated white cabbage
1 small sweet onion, quartered
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise or vegannaise
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
2 T sweet Thai chili sauce
2 T celery seed
1 T Karma Tequila Agave nectar (or whatever sugar sub you have handy
1 T fresh lemon juice
1/2 t salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Add first four ingredients into blender and blend. Stream in olive oil to thicken. Add remaining ingredients and continue to blend until desired texture. Check seasonings.
Toss shredded slaw with dressing and refrigerate for an hour. Re-toss Ter House Slaw #5 and serve to welcome guests.
And Karma believes in us. Welcome, our first official sponsor Karma Tequila