I’m cooking again! This Halloween I’m making a seasonal feast for A Seat at the Table, a dinner series hosted by ShaMyra of Sincerly, Squared. She reached out to me about a year ago when she first had the idea and we are finally getting the opportunity to work together.Read More
The first product is an all-purpose spray. A lot of us like lemon in our water or use lemon to cook with so this is a great way to cut down on waste. Save the lemon skin for an all-purpose spray. Soak them in a mason jar with vinegar for a week, strain all the skin, pulp and bits out and then add to water.
I use this all over the house. It's not great to use this regularly on a granite or marble counter, but I do use if I’m doing a deep clean.
- 1 part white vinegar
- 4 parts water
- Lemon peels
Next is the drain detox. I use this when my water is taking a little bit longer to clear. When I had hair my drain was constantly clogged. This is a great non-toxic way to get it moving again.
Its super simple just sprinkle baking soda down your drain, you're going to want to take the cap off the drain if you can. Then pour in the vinegar, it will bubble up. Let that sit for 10-15 minutes, then rinse with hot water.
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- Hot water
Some other things that I like to keep in my house include unscented laundry detergent, add your own essential oil for scent and castile soap for everything including laundry, dishes, and general cleaning.
I've been making my own body scrubs for years now. Its such an important part of my skincare routine and I knew it would be a really fun workshop at our Holiday Jam because they make great gifts for friends and family or for yourself. One thing that I noticed during this workshop is that folks wanted to know what my exact recipe is. The thing is I don't have one. I have the basics down but each time I make it a little bit different.Read More
I used to have terrible skin. The Oil Cleansing Method singlehandedly turned my skin around. I used a mixture of castor oil, tea tree, and sweet almond oil, twice a day for several months then once a day until the oil and acne were under control. If I find my skin doing the most now, I’ll go back to TOCM and get my skin together.Read More
I've been craving soup and stew in these cold temps. I recently visited my friend Candice and she made tomato soup for dinner. It was yummy so I decided to make my version instead of my go-to butternut squash soup. I loooove this kind of pureed soup. There is something so comforting about the warm velvety soup especially with a piece of buttery garlic bread to dunk in it. Excuse me while I go heat up another bowl!Read More
I feel like I've lost the reigns a bit with my weight and health. Have you ever looked in the mirror and not recognized yourself? Yeah, that is me, not to mention the side effects that I feel when I do not work out regularly. For me, that means, lack of energy, trouble sleeping at night, trouble getting up in the morning, lack of appetite, irregular bowel movements, and feeling out of shape.Read More
Mashed Sweet Potatos
Folow these instructions for my sage sweet mashed potatoes. This time around I️ used stock instead of cream and it was magically delicious. I️ also omitted the sage from the boiling process
For the brown butter simply melt 1/2 stick of butter on medium know heat in a metal or light colored pot. You want to have clear view of the color change as itnhappens. Swirl the pan occasionally to be sure the butter is cooking evenly.
As the butter melts, it will begin to foam. The color will progress from lemony-yellow to golden-tan to, finally, a toasty-brown. Once you smell that nutty aroma, take the pan off the heat and transfer the browned butter into a heat-proof bowl to cool.
The milk solids will cook faster and you'll see them settle on the bottom of the pan like the dregs in a bottle of wine. When you transfer the brown butter to a new container, try to leave as much of this sediment in the pan as possible. You can also strain the butter through a fine meshed strainer or cheese cloth to remove all the particles.
Make sure that all the veggies are cut into even pieces so they cook evenly. You can use whatever vegetables, potatoes, or squash that you have in your house. Add two tablespoons of maple syrup or balsamic for extra caramelization.
What you'll need:
- tomatoes on the vine
- 3 red bell peppers, seeded and diced
- 1 red onion, quartered
- 2 tbs Fresh herbs (I used thyme, rosemary, and a little bit of sage)
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- Salt & pepper
- 1/4 cup olive oil
Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).
In a large bowl, combine veggies, spices, and oil. Spread evenly on a large roasting pan.
Roast for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring every 10 minutes, or until vegetables are cooked through and browned.
Slow baking salmon leaves the fillets incredibly moist and tender.Read More
I make this Butternut squash soup all the time in the fall. Its so easy and you can remix it so many different ways. I’ve used my jerk seasoning, cream, curry, jalapeño, and more. I’ve made the simplest version here if you want to put your own spin on it add your seasoning of choice to the squash right before you roast.Read More
I am no expert, but I talk about my plants a lot on my Instagram stories and I get so many questions. So here is everything I know about houseplants. Let me know if you have any questions.Read More