1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 pound Italian or Asian eggplant, unpeeled, cut into ½-inch cubes 1 medium red onion, coarsely chopped 1 medium red pepper, diced ¼ cup cilantro, chopped (a mini food processor or spice grinder is helpful, if available) ½ cup of your favorite prepared salsa (choose your preference, from mild to hot) 1 cup black beans, precooked ½ to 1 teaspoon salt
To prepare beans from scratch, soak for at least 8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse beans, then add to a large stockpot and fill with water to cover the beans by at least 6 inches. Turn heat to medium-high and bring to a low boil, then reduce heat to simmer and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Drain and rinse.
Heat oil in a large saucepan on medium heat, then add eggplant, onion, and red pepper. Sauté until eggplant is cooked through and onion is translucent, 5 to 10 minutes. Turn off heat and mix in cilantro. Let the caponata stand for 10 minutes to blend, then add salsa, beans, and salt. Serve at warm or at room temperature with tortillas, rice, or your favorite grain.
Reprinted with permission from the American Culinary Federation and Credit:Chef & Child Ingredient of the Month, July 2015
Celebrity Sweat is excited to announce that we co-hosted the 19th annual Celebrity Flag Football Challenge with SunTrust and the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park, in Atlanta Georgia on Feb. 2, 2019.
The 2019 game featured an epic showdown between last year’s winning QB – Doug Flutie coaching Quavo’s team against fellow football alum Michael Vick with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin. The team rosters were:
TEAM FLUTIE – QUAVO
Doug Flutie – Captain
Quavo – Quarterback
Roscoe Dash- Musician
Jarvis Landry – Browns
Jalen Tabor- Lions
Warrick Dunn – Falcons Alum
De’Vondre Campbell – Falcons
Darius Slay – Lions
Offset – Musician
Tyron Woodley – UFC Champion
Cazzey Cereghino – HollywoodStuntman
Desmond King– Chargers
Rashad Ross – NFL
TEAM VICK – IRVIN
Michael Vick – NFL AlumQuarterback
Michael Irvin – Captain
Brian Jordan – Alumni Falcons/Braves
Melvin Gordon – Chargers
Devin Hester – Falcons Alum
Brian Poole – Falcons
Davon Godchaux – (Dolphins)
Bryan Braman – NFL
Donovan Carter – HBO
Chris Lofton – HBO
Trai Turner – Panthers
Johnson Bademosi – Texans
Chris Manhertz – Panthers
Our Honorary Captains were Andre Reed and Atlanta fan favorite & dual athlete Brian Jordan.
This year’s winning team was Team Flutie, and the game MVP honors were shared between Doug Flutie and Brian Jordan.
The event included a Pre-Game Show featuring Mays High School band and cheerleaders, and pro mascots from the Braves and the Falcons.
We also featured our annual Military Scrimmage, where members of our Armed Forces were able to scrimmage against the pros prior to Kick-off. Then we teamed up with Top Dogg K9 Foundation to present a special Service Dog to deserving local Vet.
Check out some game highlights below!
We would like to thank this year’s event partners:
We would like to thank this year’s media partners: 11 Alive, KICKS 101.5 FM, ROCK 100.5, Q100, TALK 106.7, Atlanta Journal Constitution.
This year’s event benefited; Heroes Sports, Top Dogg/Vdogs K9 Foundation, and The Wounded Warrior Project
We also had representation from Warrior Wishes, 4theFallen, Ft. Benning, The Marines, Navy and Army.
Special thank you to this year’s Official Equipment Partners:
This event is not affiliated, endorsed or sponsored by Major League Baseball or MLB Properties.
See you all next year in Miami!
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