Aug 12, 2010

Birthstone Style: Peridot Pizzazz

If you were born in the month of August, your birthstone is the Peridot. This vibrant stone is the color of a lime with it's origin being connected to volcanic activity. The word Peridot means "gem" in Arabic and it was called "gem of the sun" by Ancient Egyptians. The Peridot signifies individual strength and it promises growth in the near future. This color adds a a hint of pizzazz to anything you wear especially if you choose a dress like Beyonce from the House of Dereon Spring 2010 collection. Take a peek at these other lime flavored looks and have a Happy Birthday in Style!

Savvy Snack: Healthy Hummus

I have to admit I have really bad eating habits. So I have been on the search for healthier snacks. Over the past few months I have fallen in love with Greek food and if you want to eat something simple, and loaded with protein, potassium, and fiber then you should eat some hummus. Hummus is actually chickpeas or garbanzo beans blended with olive oil, garlic and other spices. You eat it with pita bread or you can serve it as a dip along with carrots and celery. Hummus can be purchased in the deli section of your grocery store or you can just make it yourself.

Here's a basic hummus recipe! Enjoy

* 1 16 oz can of chickpeas or garbanzo beans
* 1/4 cup liquid from can of chickpeas
* 3-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on taste)
* 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini
* 2 cloves garlic, crushed
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoons olive oil

Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can. Combine remaining ingredients in blender or food processor. Add 1/4 cup of liquid from chickpeas. Blend for 3-5 minutes on low until thoroughly mixed and smooth.

Place in serving bowl, and create a shallow well in the center of the hummus.
Add a small amount (1-2 tablespoons) of olive oil in the well.
Serve immediately with fresh, warm or toasted pita bread, or cover and refrigerate.

Recipe courtesy of

On the Cover: Halle Berry

Savvy Sistah Halle Berry will be "On the Cover" of the September issue of Vogue. Sometimes it's hard to believe that she's 43 years old, her beauty is truly timeless. Although she has been called one of the most beauty women in the world, she has also had a tumultuous life. Make sure you go pick up the issue on August 24th to find out more about what she feels about being a mother, her career and the failed relationship with her ex, Gabriel Aubury.

Aug 9, 2010

On the Cover: Iman, Naomi & Liya

Essence is celebrating 40 fabulous years and they chose Savvy Sistahs Naomi, Iman and Liya to grace the cover. Make sure you pick up the September issue to read about the "40 Fierce and Fabulous Women Who Are Changing the World" and more.

Photo courtesy of Essence
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