FREE MP3 DL: Marc 7’s “Food, Clothing And Shelter”

You know of Marc 7 as being one of the four MC’s in Jurassic 5. Now he has a new solo album called Food, Clothing And Shelter, which you can not only stream but is available as a free download. The album features cameos from fellow J5 members Soup (a/k/a Zaakir) and Akil, plus Abstract Rude, Orlando Royal, Tippa Irie, and a number of production contributors. Get to know him more by heading to if you haven’t already.

BOOK’S FOODIE: Coconut Curry Chicken with Potatoes (from Ready Steady Eat)

With temperatures as cold as it is this week in parts of North America, the last thing you are thinking of is “I’m going to go to the market, browse and find some ingredients to make me a warm pot of soup for the next few days”. Then again, maybe that’s exactly what you love doing, and there’s nothing wrong with it either. If you are making plans to head to the market today, this week, or anytime in the near future, consider making this recipe for coconut curry chicken with potatoes. Add a bit of rice or just eat it as is. This comes from the ReadySteadyEat channel.

BOOK’S FOODIE: Slow Cooked Sriracha chicken Soup Recipe

The United States had been hit with serious cold weather in the last few weeks, and with winter only a few days away, more is to be expected and soup can often be a quick remedy to stay warm. There are lots of soup options, but if you’re also up to making something delicious, try putting together this recipe for something that isn’t just chicken soup. The chicken is slow roasted and you’ll add some sriracha to it. This video comes courtesy of The Protein Chef so while it is arguably much easier to just splash some sriracha or your favorite hot sauce in your can of soup, this is much better and definitely healthier, or at least you’ll know what you’re putting into your own bowl of soup.

BOOK’S FOODIE: Homemade cream of chicken soup (gluten free friendly)

It’s cold and you want to warm yourself up. You know it’ll get colder with winter on the way, and some of you are already feeling the winter chill. The best way to do so is with a bowl of soup. It is easy to go to the market and get a few cans of soup, put it in the pan and boom, a meal. With a bit of effort, you can make that bowl of soup a hundred times better. Plus, you know what you’re putting into your soup. I love cream of chicken soup, and this one being gluten free, I wouldn’t mind making this one myself. I think I’ll have to. This one comes courtesy of 101 Cooking Easy.

BOOK’S FOODIE: Creamy tomato soup recipe (from Food City)

You have to deal with the cold every time you get home. You turn on the heater, sport maybe a jacket, gloves, and/or socks, and yet you’re still cold. Best way to warm up may be a bowl of tomato soup. Sure, you can go to your local market and buy a few cans of the stuff, but why do that when you can make your own? Sure, it may be more convenient to use a can opener and just put it in a box, but if you have some time and want to spend a few minutes in the kitchen, check out this recipe courtesy of Food City. You definitely don’t need a luxurious kitchen to make a small pot, so have a look.

If you prefer to make one that’s vegan, check out this recipe, courtesy of The Shakti Goddess:

BOOK’S FOODIE: Insane McDonald’s Recipe: French Fry Soup (from Food Deconstructed)

Consider yourself a fast food junkie? Trust me, I used to be one too. There are times when you need to suit your hunger, you’re on the road and you know you have enough quarters in your pocket and stepping into a supermarket for a banana or watermelon slice may be too much of a hassle. I discovered this one from the Food Deconstructed YouTube page and he makes some fairly crafty stuff, this being one of them. If you love McD’s fries that much, why not attempt to make something better with it? Soup? Soup it is.