Friday, April 29, 2011

Foodie Friday: Grilled Mahi Mahi with Roasted Pepper Sauce and Cilantro Pesto


Grilled Mahi Mahi with Roasted Pepper Sauce and Cilantro Pesto


  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained
  • 4 (6 ounce) mahi mahi fillets
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat.
  2. Place the wine and shallot in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium-low and reduce the liquid down by about half, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Place the Parmesan cheese, garlic, and walnuts into a food processor; process until finely chopped. Add the olive oil, cilantro, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper; process until smooth. Remove the cilantro pesto from the food processor and set aside.
  4. Place the red peppers into the food processor, pour in the wine reduction, and process until smooth. Pour the entire mixture back into the saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer the sauce for 4 minutes. Meanwhile, season both sides of the mahi mahi fillets with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook the mahi mahi on the preheated grill until the fish is golden and flakes easily with a fork, about 4 minutes per side.
  6. Whisk the butter, 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt into the red pepper sauce until smooth. Spoon the red pepper sauce onto the bottom of the serving plate, arrange the fish on the sauce, and top with the cilantro pesto to serve.


Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 341 | Total Fat: 15.2g | Cholesterol: 134mg


What to Drink?

Wine Barbera
Cocktail PB Breeze
Beer Beer


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Thursday, April 28, 2011

#SocialSearch is here NOW @Wajam, yes I'm using it NOW



Once upon a time in the land far away.. oops sorry. Seriously, once upon a time when we wanted to find out information we went to the Search Engine at least that's what it was called back in the day before Google dominated search.  At that time there were an abundance of search options, Yahoo, LookSmart, AskJeeves and Dogpile just to name a few. Then there was Google, and nothing would ever be the same again. So, after Google became a HUGE player in the search industry, we no longer used a search engine, we Googled. It was just what was done and how things happened. Notice that I am speaking in past tense.

Now, we don't really Google so much. No boo-hoo's for Google, they will survive as they are still hot and have the Internet "It Factor." However, times are a changin' and Facebook is now a truly dominating factor on the Internet. We still Google a bit, after we check our Facebook page, search for companies to LIKE, play Farmville or whatever ville we are playing now and check the news feed of our millions of friends..

The game has changed so much.....So what do we have now...We have,  Google search and Social Media by way of Facebook and other channels. Social Media is hot, Google is still pretty hot and serves most of our search needs.  Guess what, there is another avenue that is going to turn Google and Social on its head. Social Search, I've been talking about it forever. I've been saying, "It's Time for Social Search" and "Social Search is happening now." Guess what, Social Search IS HERE and guess what again, I am experiencing it's awesomeness as you read. Wajam, remember that name because I believe it will be what Google is to Search and what Facebook is to Social Media.

The combination of traditional Google Search with Social Media becomes Social Search. This allows a person to not only search by interests but it allows them to see what their friends are interested in, right in the Google Search results. HOW huge is that? Take a look at the video and demo below.

Just like the video, I started a search on Google.  I searched for the word "Wajam" and not only did I get traditional Google search results, I also got WAJAM search results. This included search results from my Twitter followers and Facebook friends.  My results actually displayed the conversation with my friend Nakeva on Twitter in which she sent the Wajam invite that got this ball rolling.  How awesome is that?




Amazing stuff and the wave of the future. Remember, you saw it here first. Wajam is still in Beta so make sure you request an invite.

As usual I welcome any comments, good, bad, ugly or indifferent. So feel free to leave me a comment or post directly on my Facebook Wall.





Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Is Technology moving to fast? Pt 1



As a person that is totally into technology and has embraced it as long as there has been something to embrace. I often wonder if technology is moving faster than people can absorb it. There are many that can and will continue to absorb, embrace and wallow in all of the new things that technology has to offer. However what about those that do NOT? How will they fair? It's not as if there can be a roll back of the clock to allow them to catch up.
As individuals that embrace technology should we feel obligated to look back, reach our hand out to ensure that people are with us, or do we keep on moving in our technological haze of newer, faster better technologies?

These questions really prompted me to consider what I should do to help people that have not moved along and grabbed the lightening fast pace of technology growth.  As an Internet Marketer I feel compelled to help and I am moving toward that as we "speak." I will keep you updated on my progress and share an exciting venture that I am working on soon.

What are your thoughts? Do you think that technology has moved to fast? Do you think its possible to catch up if you are one that has been left behind in the super quick advancements of technology?

As usual, I welcome thoughts and comments, good, bad, ugly or indifferent. So feel free to leave a comment here or directly on my Facebook Wall.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The importance of Social Media: Are you paying attention?



Have you been paying attention to the variety of Social Media channels that have been popping up? Are you really paying attention? The amount of Social Media channels that have been popping up could very well be an indication that Social Media is growing and not going away anytime soon. This means that if you have not ventured into it and you have a business, you need to step your game up. YES, I said it! STEP YOUR GAME UP.
Once upon a time you could advertise in papers, place a radio ad or even create a TV commercial if your budget permitted. These options are diminishing and can be expensive.  All of the newspapers are going online with blogs and Apps, people go with paid radio so they do not have to listen to your ads and who can even afford a TV commercial in this economy. Also people have cable so who even cares about your TV commercial.  So what's a business to do?

Social Media! You can just dip your toe into the Social Media pool slowly. Start with a Facebook Page, not to be confused with your personal Facebook Profile.  Sign up for Twitter account and start Tweeting , then create a blog and start blogging. Then dive in and start talking about your company, what you do, what you love etc. Be like Nike, just do it!

If you need some Tips check out my Blog on Social Media Content and Engagement, if you can't be bothered with any of this madness check out my blog on things to look for when HIRING a Social Media Expert.

As usual, I welcome comments, good, bad, ugly or indifferent.  So feel free to comment here or post directly to my Facebook Wall.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

If you REALLY LOVE Twitter & InfoGraphics you'll love this


I didn't use to be big on Twitter but I am really starting to LOVE it now. I also LOVE Infographics, I would love to just create all kinds of goofy (and useful) infographics. I had to throw in useful so people won't  think I'm a loser. LOL


Well, there is a way to create cool Infographics based on your Twitter stream. ummm YA! COOL! My friends will get a great kick out of this. The image attached is the Infographic that I created based on my conversation stream and people that I talk to most on Twitter.  I say again..ummm YA! Cool!


Make one yourself

Friday, April 22, 2011

Social Empire it's no Farmville: Bring your A Game, Heavy hitters are playing


I've been wallowing in my Social Media Addiction for quite a while now and loving every single minute of optimizing Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and my Blogs. Fun..Fun...Fun!  Then my good friend Josepf posted on Facebook, " Everyone's For Sale! see what your Social Media accounts are worth."


SAY WHAAT? Empire Avenue, I'm IN! That was a few months ago and I am loving the ride! Empire Avenue is more than just a game, it has become THE BEST way to measure the effectiveness of ones Social Media activity, while having fun. Not just measuring Facebook and Twitter, but your activity across a variety of social media channels and blogs.

Empire Avenue has also opened the door to amazing networking opportunities, friendships and the chance to bond with some of the most amazingly brilliant minds in Social Media, Technology, and a variety of other industries.

In addition to some of the amazing benefits of Empire Avenue, it is responsible for bringing together the minds behind the very popular #/SocialEmpire which is the unofficial social hub of Empire Avenue related activities and is quickly transforming into the mecca of progressive social media activity and brainstorming.

The power of Empire Avenue is being recognized as THE Place To Be! Just take look at the influx of new members.

.........And yes #SocialEmpire is there....

Join the elite, Join me &  be a part of Empire Avenue then be a part of #SocialEmpire

As usual, I welcome comments, good, bad, ugly or indifferent. Feel free to comment here or directly on my Facebook Wall.

Foodie Friday: General Tsao's Chicken


General Tsao's Chicken


  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup hot chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • 3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups chopped green onions
  • 16 chile peppers, sun-dried


  1. To Make Sauce: In a large bowl combine 1/2 cup cornstarch and 1/4 cup water. Mix together. Add garlic, ginger, sugar, 1/4 cup soy sauce and white wine vinegar. Then add chicken broth and monosodium glutamate and stir all together until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. To Prepare Chicken: In a separate bowl, combine chicken, 1/2 cup soy sauce and white pepper. Stir in egg. Add 1 cup cornstarch and stir until chicken is evenly coated. Add oil to help separate chicken pieces. Divide chicken into small quantities and deep fry at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until crispy. Drain on paper towels.
  3. To Make Mixture: Place a small amount of oil in wok and heat until wok is hot. Add scallions and dried chile peppers and stir-fry briefly. Remove sauce from refrigerator and stir. Add sauce to wok. Then add fried chicken and cook until sauce thickens (add cornstarch or water as needed until sauce is as thick as you like it).


Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 843 | Total Fat: 40.6g | Cholesterol: 168mg

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What to Drink?

Wine Riesling
Beer Beer