Category Archives: food

Start 2014 off with a 30 day smoothie challenge!

(My Kale smoothie with mixed berries and chia seeds) It’s that time of year! Time to make resolutions to be better, eat healthier, etc. Mine is always to be better: eat healthier, be stronger, etc. At the beginning of this year, … Continue reading

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Pumpkin spiced oatmeal

I love the fall. The changing of the leaves, layering of the clothes, and the pumpkin spiced latte from Starbucks. In all honesty, the only reason why I love the fall is because of the pumpkin spiced latte. I am … Continue reading

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Gettin’ “Vegan” Wit it

If you are old enough you remember the classic “Gettin’ jiggy with it” by Will Smith. Not the coolest song out there but you do have to admit it does have a catchy beat.  I had this song in my … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks and Cake

Older brothers. Don’t we all love them? Whenever I sneak away to see my brother he requests a baked good. Usually it is in the form of a cake, sometimes I try to branch out and do bread or cookies. … Continue reading

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Their Eyes were watching….those collard greens

I know. It is almost blasphemy to mess around with Zora Neale Hurston’s  classic book “Their Eyes were watching God”. But I just had to. On a recent trip to Washington D.C., I had the opportunity to experience Eatonville. This … Continue reading

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Relucantly “Falling” Forward with roasted butternut squash soup and stuffed eggplant

I am a summer baby, so I hate when my season of warmth comes to an end. Some times it comes softly, like a kiss. You notice the days are getting shorter and it is taking longer for the sun … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Tilapia with sweet potato quinoa and sauteed green beans

Sunday, a day of rest according to my religious faith.  I am still trying to remember what it means to be a student and find that elusive thing called balance. I got up and headed to a church in East … Continue reading

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Pre-Orientation Sweet Potato Bread (Cake)

Last week when I was bulk shopping in BJ’s, I think I lost my mind. I ended up buying this big behind bag of sweet potatoes with the intent to eat one for breakfast everyday subsequently. It really didn’t happen. … Continue reading

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Sunday morning farmer’s market frolic

6:45 am. Most of the Mt. Vernon neighborhood was quiet. As I stepped outside my apartment, I noticed a faint breeze in the air and the brightness of the sun against the charming row houses. As I began my walk … Continue reading

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Post Wedding Detoxing (aka: My 30 yr old body can’t hang like my 20 yr old one could)

Yes, it’s that time of year. After a lengthy drought of weddings, I find myself surrounded by friends and associates that are getting married. It seems like there was a big wedding push right after college, then a lull for … Continue reading

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