What Next?

Hi Everyone. I'm in a bit of a cooking slump and I figured I would go to my (admittedly small) audience. What would you like me to cook and share next? I'll make sure to give the suggestor a shoutout and even send them a personal message and photo 🙂 If you have any suggestions… Continue reading What Next?


Taco Tuesday! Just kidding, this is an enchilada recipe on Wednesday.

Hi Friends! This week, I have a more exotic recipe to share with you all. I had the chance to make an enchilada recipe that did not include any traditionally "Mexican" ingredients or meat. I cooked a hibiscus flower enchilada with a very simple - and very spicy - mango chipotle salsa. (Also, I forgot to… Continue reading Taco Tuesday! Just kidding, this is an enchilada recipe on Wednesday.


Fear and a Chubby Little Cubby

I'm afraid of a lot. I'm afraid of heights. I'm afraid of falling. I'm afraid of pain. I'm afraid of emotional pain. I'm afraid that my peak was in high school. I'm afraid that I won't make any friends in college. I'm afraid of showing too much emotion. I'm afraid of pushing everyone I love… Continue reading Fear and a Chubby Little Cubby


Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”

Maya Angelou's poem, "Still I Rise" is my favorite poem hands down. In my mind, there is no question as to the greatest poem ever written, "Still I Rise" wins every time. When I first read this poem, I felt that it was written for me. At the time, I was struggling with my identity… Continue reading Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”


On Translation and Difference

Right now, I'm reading a novel called Ambiguous Adventure by Cheikh Hamidou Kane, a famous Senegalese writer. Now if you knew anything about Senegal, you would know that this book probably wasn't published with an English title because it probably wasn't written in English. And if you thought this, you would be right: Ambiguous Adventure was translated… Continue reading On Translation and Difference


On Reading and Competitions

I'm reading all of these books because when it comes down to it, I want to be able to understand of the the references that my peers will be spitting out in an effort to impress each other. I don't plan on showing off my own literary and cultural knowledge, but rather I want to make sure that my peers don't get too big for their britches. Although I'm not in this competition to beat everyone else, I sure am in it to stop everyone else from winning. Does my desire to bring people down a notch make me a bad person? Maybe, I don't know.