Ghanian Okro Stew by Chef Marquette

MaLaSpeaks!|Editor|MaLa Broussard

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My New Year is starting off on awesome note! I have been watching a ton of YouTube videos on my sabbatical break.

Go figure…..

Like most people!

I want to travel abroad. So, my playlist have been filled with lifestyle, food, and entertainment in Africa, South Korea, Ireland, Canada, and Europe etc.

Stellazone on YouTube showed her mother making Okro/Okra soup. It inspired me so much.

“I think in my brain” per DeMarcus my son’s saying I adopted because it really makes sense from his point of view.

I can do that!

I used part of my recipe from Akinyi Ochieng blogger titled, “Jikoni”. The reason why I changed some items because I already had some at home. It can get really expense kinda like Creole gumbo.

I had a forty dollar budget. My total approximately was 35.35.

My ingredients:

1lb. Large Salmon slice in half (skin on) de scale fish skin

1lb. Smoked Turkey necks

2-4 Jalapeno peppers small dice (I only used two) A lot of heat

6 Romo tomatoes (med dice)

1/2 medium Onion (sm dice)

2 Garlic cloves

1lb fresh Okro/Okra

1/2 c Red Palm oil

2 c water

2 cubes of Seafood bouillon flavoring
Himalayan salt to taste

When I tell you this is it! But, I have a secret season. The chef always have one ingredient she never reveals in the recipe.

When I was going up if you did not pay attention while the cook was cooking they will add an something without thinking but it makes a difference in the dish.

Sorry, I will not reveal it. Next, time I will put it on video and you will see what I am saying.

My motto for today:

“Think fast! Look closely. Just saying..”

I ate okro stew with one bite my body uncontrollably started moving to a beat of a song, disclaimer: I can not tell you which one, first my shoulders, hips, feet, then it was an all out dance off like an 1980s movie “Fame”.

Ghana, I am coming home. Hallelujah! This was a journey to gather the food and to prepare it.

The okro stew was made last night. I am still full. My food craving has diminished. I was talking on the phone with a neighbor just excited about this amazing grace meal in which I pretake of filled me with joy.

This is a turkey dinner delight.

It has been a pleasure sharing my experience with you.

My pot of okro stew

My bowl. Mmmm! I can not wait to dig in. The smell was underdescribely delicious.

Bri’Ann Stephens Presents 2nd Annual: Plan Her Conference 2019

“I wanted to build a space to support women. uplift women. empower women.”

MaLaSpeaks!: Editor-in-Chief, MaLa Broussard                                                                      https://malaspeaks.com|MaLaSpeaks1@gmail.com

 

Bri’Ann Stephens the Founder of Plan Her Conference & Pink Productions wanted to build a platform for women to be empowered to have a safe space “Everything we do is for women by women” per Pinkprods.com.  Plan Her Conference 2019 was a free event for women to come out to network with other like minded individuals.

The event started off with Bri and Klarke Foreman COO, of Pink Productions started the mood off with a song by Fly Life Youngstaz AKA F.L.Y. “Sway Surfin” everyone put their arms around each other shoulders and rock left to right side. Bri had an icebreaker called “Pink Prods Network Bingo” it was a fun game to see who was in the room. Whoever got five in a roll won a makeover and photo-shoot. I was inspired just seeing women boss up to get their business off to soar like an eagle. The stories I heard was resilient in not giving up on your dream. It was beautiful to hear. Marriott Westin Houston, https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/houmy-the-westin-houston-memorial-city/ Memorial City, 945 Gessner Rd, the side confessions of women sharing stories about new ideas, networking, passing tips, and open dialogue was contagious sounds in my ears.

The first panel was Fashion and Beauty:

Mena Adubea Beauty Content Creator            https://www.intagram.com/mena_adubea

Tausha Sanders first lady of SneakerSummit and SneakHerSummit   https://www.instagram.com/taushaquan/?hl=en

Eryn Sheilds Owner Style Sew Me Patterns   https://www.instagram.com/stylesewme/?hl=en

April Parker Founder of Project B.E.A.T.      https://www.instagram.com/projectbeatinc/?hl=en

Second panel was Women and Arts:

Tay Powers                                                              https://www.instagram.com/iamtaypowers/

Simply Drana                                                                https://www.instagram.com/simplydrana/

Andrea Venson                                                                  https://www.instagram.com/andreavenson_/

Mallory Henderson                                                  https://www.instagram.com/iammallory/

Third panel Women Activists:

Ashley Cockrell                                                          https://www.instagram.com/ashleycockrell/

Christa Clarke                                                           https://www.instagram.com/heychristaclarke/

Valaencia Thompson                                                        https://www.instagram.com/frorealdoe/

Kevia Jones                                                          https://www.instagram.com/keviathebrand/

It was all things women empowerment life lessons that got these women to where they are today. In 2016, it was significant recurrence that most of the panelists had a turn of events happened to them in this year. Crucial life lessons to learn to mold your personal and career to new heights in the atmosphere.  The message was networking, support, and building relationships with women. The vendors were women owned operations in our community with some out of towners who came with their brands and products to introduce in the Houston Market.

The opportunity to go to events is a blessing I hope to be invited again next year! I connected to some of the panelist to hopefully to do projects with them in the near future. After the event I decided to be bold and step out on faith to see if my media credentials went through with the Houston Dynamo and Dash organization. Because I felt so inspired by all these women when I got my media pass to the game. Look at God!

Thank you for being a part of my journey!

MaLaSpeaks is Out!                                                            When MaLaSpeaks everyone listens!

 

“Last Words” by Anthony Green: Don’t wait until your last breathe to say I’m sorry “Houston Black Film Festival Community Day”

“Don’t wait until your last breathe to say I’m sorry. “

Writing Contributor: MaLa Broussard of MaLaSpeaks! “Let me tell your story”

 

Welcome to MaLaSpeaks Blog Post!

 

“Don’t wait until your last breathe to say I’m sorry.”

We have Anthony (Ant) Green coming to the stage all the way from Detroit, Michigan to the Houston Black Film Festival (HBFF) Community Day in Houston, Texas on March 28, 2018.

Anthony is married with two kids and Sasha the dog currently lives in Detroit filming in his hometown. Since high school he was writing messages to visualize past experiences, inspiring others creatively.

Anthony is a director, writer, and producer of his featured film “Last Words.” The infancy stage was created for a short film, but Ant reviewed the direction to go another way.

The film festivals are a designed to connect creative minds together to support to create forums to have open-minded angles to make your film from good to great.

Anthony invited the environment to be critiqued and analyzed to receive feedback to challenge him to transition to exceptional standards. That is exactly what he did with “Last Words”.

“A battered women struggles to leave an abusive relationship, later finds herself dealing with havoc she did not see approaching.”

“Last Words” is about monogamous relationship with a man and how it evolves to a volatile situation that leads to violence.

It starts off in a scene with a loving couple that gets twisted up quickly in a fast lane.

“Last Words” was set in Georgia it highlights an abusive relationship between Tiffany and Mike that was physical, mental, and verbal abuse.

It represents a form of control with small things to test the waters of the tolerance Tiffany will endure while in a committed relationship with Mike.

Why does she stay?

A story where Trust meets Truth.

Mike will protect me he is not hitting me intentionally. Is this Love? We kiss, make up, and it is okay for a moment then it picks up again.

Tiffany’s dedication of vulnerability to Mike was she bargained for playing russian roulette with her situation.
You decide if you live or die?

The fear of leaving is in ‘real time’ you do not know what to do. Your mind is traveling in circles with questions: He really loves me but, why does it have to be this way.

“Don’t wait until your last breathe to say I’m sorry.”

Domestic violence happens in one out of three people are charged with violent crimes according to Office of Justice Programs of domestic cases via website.

Domestic violence awareness is addressed on film and translated to shake up Hollywood to see this issue to look over like a fine tooth comb as an epidemic.

I appreciate Anthony’s foremost attribute to recognize the pitfalls in the system through a looking glass. Domestic violence effects every household in America the red flags and intuition are put in place to realize a problem. If you can not control it walk away to save a loved one.

Final Thoughts From Director:

“Never wait until your last moment to say I love you.”

It was nice working with Anthony on this project. I had a fabulous time getting to know him professionally.

“Last Words” is a 2018 Officical Selection Houston Black Film Festival and First Featured Match “Best Inspirational” Film.

Anthony Green’s featured film “Last Words” is now on sale for $20.00! Download cashapp and look up Antgfilms today it ships to your door for faster service.

Please contact him via email Anthonygreenproductions@yahoo.com for more information. Please support black owned businesses.

New Projects to look out for is “RUN” coming soon!!!! Stay tuned to new updates.

My name is MaLaSpeaks a freelance writer and blogger you can follow me on Instagram: @MaLaSpeaks1 and Twitter at @MaLaNatural.

Thank you for being apart if my journey.

MaLaSpeaks “Let me tell your story.”

Ghanian Okro Stew by Chef Marquette

Writing Contributor by: MaLa Broussard

MaLaSpeaks! “Let me tell your story”

My New Year is starting off on awesome note! I have been watching a ton of YouTube videos on my sabbatical break.

Go figure…..

Like most people!

I want to travel abroad. So, my playlist have been filled with lifestyle, food, and entertainment in Africa, South Korea, Ireland, Canada, and Europe etc.

Stellazone on YouTube showed her mother making Okro/Okra soup. It inspired me so much.

“I think in my brain” per DeMarcus my son’s saying I adopted because it really makes sense from his point of view.

I can do that!

I used part of my recipe from Akinyi Ochieng blogger titled, “Jikoni”. The reason why I changed some items because I already had some at home. It can get really expense kinda like Creole gumbo.

I had a forty dollar budget. My total approximately was 35.35.

My ingredients:

1lb. Large Salmon slice in half (skin on) de scale fish skin

1lb. Smoked Turkey necks

2-4 Jalapeno peppers small dice (I only used two) A lot of heat

6 Romo tomatoes (med dice)

1/2 medium Onion (sm dice)

2 Garlic cloves

1lb fresh Okro/Okra

1/2 c Red Palm oil

2 c water

2 cubes of Seafood bouillon flavoring
Himalayan salt to taste

When I tell you this is it! But, I have a secret season. The chef always have one ingredient she never reveals in the recipe.

When I was going up if you did not pay attention while the cook was cooking they will add an something without thinking but it makes a difference in the dish.

Sorry, I will not reveal it. Next, time I will put it on video and you will see what I am saying.

My motto for today:

“Think fast! Look closely. Just saying..”

I ate okro stew with one bite my body uncontrollably started moving to a beat of a song, disclaimer: I can not tell you which one, first my shoulders, hips, feet, then it was an all out dance off like an 1980s movie “Fame”.

Ghana, I am coming home. Hallelujah! This was a journey to gather the food and to prepare it.

The okro stew was made last night. I am still full. My food craving has diminished. I was talking on the phone with a neighbor just excited about this amazing grace meal in which I pretake of filled me with joy.

This is a turkey dinner delight.

It has been a pleasure sharing my experience with you.

Okro Stew in the Pot. Photos by MaLaSpeaks!/MaLa Broussard

My bowl. Mmmm! I can not wait to dig in. The smell was indescribably delicious.

 

MaLaSpeaks! Let Me Tell Your Story

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Founder/CEO

MaLa Marquette Broussard

 

The finished product bon appetit! Chow! Photos by MaLaSpeaks!/MaLa Broussard