About Me: Developed New Allergies… YAY!

This past Friday, I went to an allergist appointment for skin testing and asthma control advice. I had put off this appointment for a very long time. One was reason was because we didn’t have health insurance. Well, our health insurance finally kicked in and I was going to take full advantage of it. It…

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…

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I told you my next recipe was going to be a gluten-free one. I had planned on making my chocolate chip cookies with my pretty, new gluten-free flour blend, but the oatmeal raisin ones had been on my mind for a much longer period of time. I really couldn’t bring myself to make the chocolate…

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…

The Paleo Diet: The Misunderstood Diet

“The Paleo diet is stupid.” “I could never give up bread or pasta.” “Why would you want to eat like a caveman?” “It’s not even historically accurate because people’s diets varied by region.” “The foods we have today is nothing like the foods they had back then. This diet is LITERALLY impossible!” “Ugh, not the…

A Little Advice: Internet Anonymity Doesn’t Exist. Don’t Be A Racist.

As much as I hate talking about racism and interracial relations, and feeling like a broken record on repeat, and basically paraphrasing everything that other activists of color have preached, I still want to add to the conversation. If not, I feel like I’m not pulling my weight in this constant battle for equality. NOW,…

Paleo-/ Vegan-Friendly Cream of Carrot Soup

It’s that time of year again where soup becomes a viable option for body sustainability. It is warm, comforting, and above all, easy to eat. Really. All you have to do is swallow. Any true lazy person would agree with me. Soup is the ULTIMATE lazy person food. You just throw stuff into a pot…

Turkey and Dumplings

Now, I love leftovers as much as the next person, but it’s very hard to bring myself to eat the same thing again for the 3rd day in a row. I need variety! I need spice! I need varying textures and flavors and all that crap! I need to drag myself back into the kitchen…