Bagels & Plantains is a catch-up with your favorite melanated coworkers. Join our weekly kiki sessions where we devour career, carbs, and culture. Meet us at the intersection of being black, brown, female and hungry.
NO SPOILERS..sort of...
What else do we want our listeners to know? They're kind, smart, beautiful, and appreciated. SUMMER IS HERE! SPRING?! Some type of warm weather is upon us and we're taking this time to relax, relate, and release. Thank you to all our guests. Thank you to all our listeners. Thank you Arya Stark. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.
Special shout out to @mrfaceyourfears & the wake up great podcast, @peachykee_ny and her travel swag, and @tai.nyc of the Financial Gym.
Mucho besos to the ladies @ higherdining.com & sietefoods.com for holding down the party fort. For a list of all the B&P subscriber perks this season see below. HAVE AN AMAZING SUMMER! We will be back to spit some bars.... SEASON 2 IS ON THE WAY!!!!!
FINANCIAL GYM - Mention B&P Episode 6 and get a 15% your Financial Bestie membership www.financialgym.com
MISFITS - Misfits Market PROMO LINK for 25% of your first box - http://misfitsmarket.refr.cc/christinatorres
ALL YOUR PHOTO AND VISUAL ART NEEDS HOLLA @ https://linktr.ee/mrfaceyourfears
Episode 7: Higher Hopes For A Living - The Queens of Higher Dining
We talk to the ladies of HD to get a deeper understanding of the Higher Dining experience, what it means for the new and old generation of bud enthusiast; how they're changing the game of finer dining, gritty NYC aesthetic, and cannabis as a lifestyle, as well as healing mechanism.
If you'd love to book them for your next event or purchase their tantalizing, aromatic house wears visit: https://www.instagram.com/higherdining/ or https://www.higherdining.com/
CAN'T WAIT 2 TRY FOOD & OTHER WOC KILLING THE GRUB & BEV GAME: PULL UP @ THE 5,4,3,2,1 PARTY! GET TIX HERE for 5-4-19: https://bit.ly/2GETUAF
Shanelly Pena has long refined her love for food alongside her sister, posturing herself for a palatable future of her own.
Today the co-founding chef and chief commercial officer of NYC's Higher Dining brings her artful cuisine socials from the city of neon and chrome to upscale banquets worldwide. As a labor movement union representative, Shanelly Pena polished her business acumen at Howard University and rubbed elbows with members of Congress -- prior to establishing herself at the International Culinary Center.
This well-balanced career path enabled her seamless navigation from front to back of the house among the upper echelon in the District of Columbia and Manhattan of the restaurant industry. With sought-after seasonal menus and hospitable event curation, Shanelly Pena fashioned the ownership of the Higher Dining experience by reflecting on her rich heritage and family tradition.
A journey inspired by her fiancé, global restaurant travels, and the birth of their son. Alongside her sister and business partner, Roshelly -- Shanelly Pena's vision launched by breaking bread within her community as a means to cultivate a gourmet legacy.
Roshelly serves as the co-founder and chief marketing officer of Higher Dining bringing her larger-than-life personality to the forefront of their lush dining events. Inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit of her parents, Roshelly delved into the world of customer service and hospitality absorbing savviness from an array of opportunities. Whether serving at a high-end Manhattan restaurant, studying in kitchens internationally, or honing her craft as a pastry chef under an esteemed advisor -- the multi-hyphenate is dedicated to designing toothsome tarts. Still, with the tenacity to uphold the hustle of her family legacy, she went into business with her older sister, Shanelly Pena.
Beyond the inventiveness to create a fresh culinary lane, Roshelly's opulent recipes jolt the senses. An experience Higher Dining is well-known for. With her hands at the helm of the company's elevated food socials, she prides herself on the ability to transform traditional Latino dishes and extravagant desserts.
Whether for the A-list client or start-up turn up, Higher Dining's catering selections are prepared with love and create mouth-watering memories. Their passionate pursuit of food and healing proves to be more than appetizing, but a prolific venture, too.
Higher Dining's one-of-one menus do not only fill belly's but hearts, with it's ongoing commitment to giving back. As a company owned and run by women of color, it not only markets for profit, but for the gathering of community. Roshelly explains it simply, "Higher Dining represents food, love, sisterhood, belonging and culture".
Money & Staying Financially Fit ft. Tai Wiggins of the Financial Gym
We are on a roll! Or is it bagel? Anyway, our good friend Tai stopped by our home, Brooklyn Podcasting Studio, https://www.brooklynpodcastingstudio.com/, flex and get us financially fit.
She loved on us. She made us laugh. And she kept it all the way real. Like a real financial bestie should.
"Tai is a Certified Financial Trainer with the Financial Gym. She combines passion, empathy and humor to help her clients achieve their wildest financial dreams. After an 8 year career in higher education, she was ready to empower others through financial literacy. She is personally on the road to financial freedom with the goal of building generational wealth and encouraging as many people as she can in the process. She lives in the Bronx with her husband Jordan and furbaby Bailey. Follow her trap and finance inspirational on Instagram: @tai.nyc"
FOR OUR LISTENERS ONLY: Interested in getting your financial fitness right with a trainer? Book a consultation, https://financialgym.com/schedule-free-consult, with the Financial Gym, and get 15% off your membership for a year by name dropping this episode or the Bagels and Plantains podcast :)
Want to feel the Financial Gym vibe? See their events calendar below
Here’s the link to the Financial Gym's events calendar for Financial Literacy Month: https://financialgym.com/financial-literacy-month-2019.
Lastly, we wanted to add the cash saving apps Tai & BP recommended on the podcast:
Stash - Tai uses Stash because she knows the importance of investing and learning about investing early on. With Stash set your investment goals and tolerance from the gate, all while learning what it takes to meet your goals. https://get.stashinvest.com/taig8oay
Qapital - Christina is using Qapital to meet her money goals, and I think you should too. Sign up and Qapital will give you $20 to get your money goals popping. (just click Qapital to be redirected)
CORRECTION: Stash charges $1/month (not 1%) for balances under $5,000. For balances over $5,000, they charge 0.25%. Sorry for the confusion!
- LOVE B&P x Financial Gym
Waking Up Great & Staying Woke (feat. MrFaceYourFears, J.A.) **We got goodies below...Scroll on down**
A father, nutritionist, photographer, virtual artist and world traveler, Joey, aka Mr. Face Your Fears, touches upon all the experiences that led him down the path to wellness and spreading the message of self-love, self-awareness, and feeding your mind, body, and soul the greatness it deserves.
Joey served up all the ways he wakes up great and stays woke in the hustle of bustle of the tech and wellness revolution.
Thank you to our lovely guest @mrfaceyourfears, Joseph Anthony, for enlightening us up and helping us to #wakeupgreat.
If you want to learn more about Joey and his awesome podcast be sure to follow him on the gram and the WAKEUPGREAT podcast (links above).
A GIFT & Get-Your-Life Solution for our B&P x WAKEUPGREAT listeners. Have you heard of the Misfit Market? You have now....read on.
We're serving up produce that’s responsible, affordable and hassle free. Get your whole juicing, waist snatched, woosah life today! No more staring blankly at the produce aisle, no more late night pizzas (ok, maybe one – #balance - #joeytaughtus), and no more excuses.
Time to treat that body like the rose gold, diamond encrusted temple it is! THE ANSWER! MISFITS MARKET: Misfits Market is a weekly subscription of sometimes funny-looking, always fresh, organic, delicious produce, delivered to your door, for 30-50% less than your grocery store!
Misfits Market PROMO LINK for 25% of your first box - http://misfitsmarket.refr.cc/christinatorres
“Our mission: Bring delicious, fresh, and affordable misfit fruits and vegetables to people everywhere, and reduce food waste at a scale that creates positive and lasting impact.” . For recipes & more visit @ Misfits Market - https://blog.misfitsmarket.com/
"ISSA PARTY, ISSA PARTY, ISSA PARTY, AYYYYYY!" - THE 54321 is the LITTEST TACO PARTY...EVER (bold statement - but where's the lie? I'll wait LOL)
***HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR TICKET TO THE 22.214.171.124.1 Party?*** B&P x HIGHER DINING X SIETE FOODS presents the gastro turn-up.
Pull up & come celebrate the glow up! Come join us in NYC on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 from 1pm – 4pm
Infused cocktails, fire tacos, elevated food and vibes with amazing guests, courtesy of Higher Dining, Siete Foods, Suite Four. #womenowned Did we mention there'll be dope vibes, music and sweet giveaways? Yep. You won’t want to miss this.
Click here to reserve your spot. Support WOC x POC platforms, creative, and shnacks! Tell a friend, bring a friend!
It’s episode 4 & we are recapping our last episode, gushing over our first guest, and hitting the states. We hit the states of the union, some of the states in the south, and even our own states of minds. This episode and our title is dedicated to the late great Nipsey Hussle. Forever young!
Shout out to Nipsy!
Shout out to dream chasing!
Shout out to tacos!
Shout out to potato donuts!
Shout out life!
Shout out the continent!
Shout out to all our listeners, supporters, and future guests!
Need Only Apply: Stamped & Will Travel! WE HAVE OUR FIRST GUEST....owwww🔥🔥🔥 and this round we’re talking all things black, brown, and abroad magic. Keena ( @peachykee_ny ) takes us all over the world and shares her experience as a WOC taking on 30 countries before 30. Get your stamps up! ✈️✈️✈️ #edu-vacation #relaxrelaterelease
**BONUS ROUND**or PHONE TAP! -- Whatever we decide to call it, we couldn't let the college scandal creep by before putting in our 2 cents.
Deidra is sipping all the tea and putting respect on the hard working students out there.
Christina is taking all applications for sugar daddys (mommys, cousins, and cockatoos) willing to send some college debt relief.
We breakdown what the scandal is really doing for our culture and wondering how we can land jobs at the Hallmark network.
Shiiit, Deidra has to pay for grad school ya'll! Join us for another episode of Bagels & Plantains.
Christina & Deidra catch-up on the 'Scene On Radio' series 'Seeing White' (annotated below). We get into why the theme is so important to our mission, our vision -- our lives. Deidra shares her WOKEST of perspectives and Christina co-signs the MOVEMENT.
Join us for our second episode and dive into the discussion. We talk how race was made, the invention of slavery, and that trifling a** dude Jefferson.
Listening on Anchor? leave us a message, words of encouragement, questions, or any themes that came up for you during the episode.
We would love to hear from you. Want to follow along the Seeing White, Scene on Radio discussion? Pull up to the show notes below.
Need some comic relief afterwards- Follow us on the gram @bagelsandplantains
Seeing White - Episode 31 - Turning the Lense (part 1)
See White - Episode 32 - How Race was Made (part 2)
Seeing White - Episode 33 - Made in America (part 3)
Seeing White - Episode 34 - On Crazy We Built A Nation (part 4)
Books & Resources to get into:
Nell Irvin Painter, The History of White People
Ibram Kendi, Stamped from the Beginning
The Racial Equity Institute
Episode 44 - White Affirmative Action
Christina & Deidra find their groove, talk Seeing White, self-care (or self-cure) and even cover a Kenny Rogers classic. We sing y’all! Tune-in to the part 1 of As Scene in Real Life - Woke from all sides. If you want to chime-in on the discussion or just want to be up on game listen to As Scene on Radio - Seeing White @ www.sceneonradio.org/seeing-white/
Bagels & Plantains: Trailer - THIS IS US!!! We finally did it — Deidra and Christina have taken their kiki sessions to the airwaves. Innanet waves? Pod waves? Oh, whateva! We outchea and better than ever. Feel the vibes, peep the vision, and witness all the shenanigans we plan on spitting in your ear (no real spit was spilled in the making of this episode). We talk us, we talk you, we talk Cardi, and we (by we, we mean Christina) nail pronouncing plantains. Subscribe, rate, review and comment. Can’t stand the sound of your cubicle mates chewing? Ugh, really!? How much dry-ass kale salad can one person eat? Girl, we gotchu! Drown the haters out with us — here on Anchor, iTunes, Spotify, and all places where dope podcasts live. Follow us on IG @bagelsandplantains for chances to chime-in, see us live, or for special guest announcements
March 4, 2019
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