A Quick Review: Black Bean Pasta

  It’s weird. It tastes chewy. BUT, it cooks like regular pasta. Remember to always salt the water. Unlike gluten-full pasta, you’ll never make too much of this just because it is impossible to do so. The thickness and length of the noodles are so small, an entire bag could just feed a family of…

New Lifestyle Tools: My Philips Air Fryer

I love new gadgets in my kitchen and nothing gets me more excited than trying out new recipes that are intended to make my life a little better. I saw my first air fryer in the Groupon goods section, but after reading the reviews on that specific brand and model, I passed on it. I…

My First Attempt at Paleo Pasta

Okay, to back-pack off of my angry post from before, I have finally calmed down enough to type an actual post about my actual experiences in the kitchen with that messed up pasta recipe. I had mentioned that I was craving pasta, but since I had been having bad reactions to gluten and rice, I…

Mr. Sanders Has My Vote #feelingthebern

I will openly admit it. I simply adore Mr. Sanders. I haven’t felt this way about a presidential candidate since I voted for Obama for the first time in 2008. In fact, I probably adore Senator Sanders more now than I’ve ever adored President Obama. Where, in the past, I voted for Obama because he…

It’s Hard Being Black and Proud When I Still See Ignorance

Don’t get me wrong. I love myself. I love my skin tone, I love my complexion, I love my shape, and I even love how oily my face is sometimes because it keeps my skin from developing wrinkles prematurely (it also causes my glasses to slide off my face from time to time, but it’s…

Self Refection

To me, self reflection is a necessary step in the judgement and reaction processes. It’s actually the most critical step because it outlines why you are feeling/ reacting a certain way in response to the situation at hand. Self reflection is important. It allows an individual to progress as a person. It provides the foundation…

The Baking Gods Are Looking Down Upon Me! <3

Nothing feels better compared to the unexpected surprising you with things you’ve had on your to-do list, but just never got around to accomplishing them. That one thing on my list was going to Whole Foods and purchasing a bunch of alternative baking crap. Certain flours and sugars are more expensive at regular grocery stores…

Daily Mumblers: HOLIDAY EDITION

Ah, the holiday season… A supposedly wonderful time reserved for family, friends, and never-ending get togethers. It is a time for making plans, exchanging gifts, and gorging on all of the food until you hate yourself. During the months of November and December, people come alive and finally consider putting the less fortunate first. In…

Daily Mumblers: Allergies = Anxiety

Life isn’t easy when you have to constantly worry about the rest of the world trying to kill you. Many times I have refused to leave my house because I mentally can’t deal with the outside world. From trees spreading their filthy pollen and contaminating the air I want to breathe, to people who believe…