February Bougie Babe Challenge

Hey Babes!

Happy Black History month! It is time for the newest challenge of the month. I thought long about this challenge, which is why it took me until now to announce it. I didn’t know if I wanted to combine black history with Valentine’s Day festivities. However, I felt that it would be too obvious. I want to create challenges that better my reader and myself. This month’s challenge is to enjoy love. Once a week, complete an activity that you love to do. I know it’s sounds easy, but life can get in the way of our alone time. Spend time with yourself while reading a book; cleaning the house; writing a poem, or trying new recipes. I will be posting one lucky winner on February 28th and the winner will receive a $50 Visa gift card. Here are the rules:

  1. You must be following my blog, Bougie Babe and following me @ken.monet on Instagram.
  1. Challenger must upload a picture each week of them enjoying the activity they love with the hashtag #BougieBabeChallenge by February 27th at 11:59 pm.
  1. The activity must be completed in February OF 2019! Do NOT upload a picture of an old vacation or activity you completed a long time ago.
  1. Comment on this post once you have uploaded your picture with your email address.
  1. The caption should explain what the activity is and why you chose to partake in it.

And those are the rules! I loved seeing the January challenges you guys posted. I can’t wait to see the posts for this month. Don’t forget to like, share, and comment on this post. Also, follow my blog and @ken.monet on Instagram.

Bye Babes!



Jerk Chicken Stir Fry

Welcome to Feast Friday!

Every Friday I will post a recipe for a delicious meal that is easy to follow and satisfies your cravings.  The first recipe for our Feast Friday is my version of chicken stir-fry. I chose this timeless dish because it is easy to make and fills the stomach.


4 chicken breasts or thighs

3 mini bell peppers

half of an onion

1 full carrot

Extra virgin olive oil

Soy sauce

Jerk seasoning


American Cheese (optional)



Firstly, season the chicken with jerk seasoning, salt, and soy sauce.  Make sure the chicken is cleaned before seasoning.  Cover the chicken with the seasoning and leave it to the side.  The order of seasoning does not matter because the chicken will be marinating for 30 minutes to an hour.


After the chicken is done soaking in the seasoning, put the frying pan on low heat.  Pour the extra virgin olive oil until it covers the bottom of the pan.  Keeping the stove on low heat, place the chicken breasts one by one into the pan.  Let the chicken cook at medium heat for a little over 5 minutes.

While the chicken is cooking, wash off the vegetables and prepare to cut them all in cubes.  Again, the order does not matter, however, I started with the bell peppers first to cut the seeds out.  Repeat the same dicing style with the onion and carrot.

Now that the vegetables are diced, flip the chicken breasts to the other side and add the vegetables in all together.  Take a minute to cut the chicken into little strips before stirring the ingredients together for a few minutes.  Once the food is stirred, place the top on the pan and let the food simmer on medium heat for 15 minutes.


Note: Add the cheese after 10 minutes of letting the food simmer. Let the cheese melt for the next five minutes then continue with the last step.

After 15 minutes, the food will be ready.  You can eat the chicken stir fry with noodles, rice, or by itself.  This is a great way to spice up a classic dish!  Follow my recipe and you will be having people think you were BORN to be a chef!


Post a picture of your own chicken stir fry and tag me @ken.monet on Instagram.

Thank you for joining me for Feast Friday and I’ll talk to you guys soon.  Bye Babes!