Bestselling author. Entrepreneur. Seasonings and spices saved my life. Where sheep and angels share the same color. Newport News, VA. Conqueror and lover of all things Fine Arts.
The Curiosity With Coriander ...
Growing up, I didn't learn about spices and herbs. I was focused more on eye-popping plating and petite portions. As I broaden my palette, I've discovered how spices and herbs possess the inspiration packed into each dish. The hands simply prepare and cook the meal.
Why Walnuts Are A Must...
One of my aunts always offered various nuts as a hospitality gesture to guests in her home. My father would walk a B-line straight to the nutcracker while grabbing a handful of shelled nuts. As I'm unwrapping my aunt's saltwater taffy, I always see my father cracking nutshells and wiggling his shoes - his non-verbal gesture of pure bliss.
The Notorious F-I-G!
I remember when school lunch days offered trail mix. I would eat around the tree nuts and eat the fruit. For a while, I thought the chewy fruit I was eating within the trail mix was raisins.
Don't Miss Out On Hibiscus
I was introduced to hibiscus leaves when I ventured into teas. Prematurely, I didn't have knowledge of the herbal leaves until I read the ingredients on a tea label.
Why Pecans Are The Bomb Dot Com
Growing up, I remember my aunt Janet having a variety of nuts in the living room. Besides saltwater taffy, pecans were the hospitality offerings.
The Mocking In Monkfruit
It's always uniform for me to walk down the cake, sugar, and spice aisle in the grocery store. I like to think of the baking aisle being my home away from home, an oasis for me.
Rutabaga Is The NEW Neighbor
I had no idea what a rutabaga was until my father told me he was cooking one for dinner - as a side dish. Luckily, we live separately, so the foreign food wasn't present at my dinner table.
Calm Down With Lentils
Before embarking on my foodie journey, I was employed at a law firm. The assistant for one of the [lead] attorneys uses to work in my department. She was very young looking for the age of 50 - firm skin, tight bodily figure, courtesy of her vegan diet and lifestyle.