Sweet Potato Toast

Breakfast might be my favorite meal of the day. The eggs, the bacon, the raisin toast, the biscuits, the bagels, the English muffins, the croissants–it’s all just so good. Can you tell I have a bread problem? Besides the eggs, bread might be what I like the most about breakfast. But when fitness goals are…

Is Code Switching Still a Thing?

Black girl magic is getting dropped off at every corner of the Earth these days, and I couldn’t be more proud. For the first time in my life I’m no longer contemplating straightening my hair for a job interview or for client meetings. (It’s still annoying when white people introduce themselves to me multiple times…

Mielle Organics Styling Gel VS. Curl Custard

Hello My Lovies! I pray your week is off to a great start. I have truly been enjoying my return to natural hair. It’s all coming together into a re-introduction of me as a full time mom. And momming is ROUGH, particularly when you’re on a wake every 3 hours sleep schedule. I just don’t…

Conner’s Kitchen + Bar Dessert Flight

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday. And birthdays are a big deal in my house. At least they are to me. I take on the responsibility of planning the birthday of everyone in my household and I like to think I do a pretty good job at it. This year I found a new restaurant for…

Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

I found another use for all those pecans! I needed a quick dish to bring to my small group bible study. Pecans to the rescue! I found a recipe online and totally botched it. It was late when I was making these and once I put them in the oven I realized I completely screwed…

BBQ Pecan & Parm Meatballs (Vegetarian)

Meatless in May has me all kinds of creative in the kitchen. So far all the recipes I’ve tried have been a hit. And tonight’s didn’t fail me. I used the meatball recipe from Blue Bird & Blackberries as my base and made a few changes of my own. Honestly, I wasn’t so sure about…

Coconut Almond Tres Leches Cake

It’s almost Cinco de Mayo! In America we celebrate this holiday as if it is our own celebration. It’s so fun to have tacos and margaritas and chips and guac and everything else that comes along with Cinco de Mayo celebrations. But last night I came across a video on Facebook that made me stop…

Sweet & Spicy Cauliflower Wings

I am a huge lover of cauliflower. I could eat it everyday. I discovered my love for cauliflower at an Indian restaurant. I was on the Daniel fast and I wanted something flavorful but I wasn’t sure what. I explained to the waiter that I wanted something that tasted really good but it couldn’t have…

Broccoli Fritters

Just as we were nearing the end of April a friend of mine challenged me to go meatless for the month of May. Because I’m still trying to kick my pregnancy weight, I figured it would be a good idea to join her. In preparation for #MeatlessInMay, she posted zucchini fritters on her Snapchat. They…

Mielle Organics Twist Out

Happy Tuesday world! And Happy first day of May. Today one of my coworkers asked me a question on a conference call and I said, “oh we should know the answer to that on May first. Just sit tight.” “Today is May first.” I could have slapped myself. I literally needed to slap myself right…

Recreating Me (Fitter & Healthier)

On January 3rd I was granted one of the most amazing gifts I could have ever asked for. A gift I prayed and fasted and cried for. A gift I didn’t think would fill dark holes and unthinkable piles of emptiness. Who am I to even deserve something so beautiful and amazing? I gave birth…

My Return to Natural

The very first time I went natural I was in graduate school (circa 2008). I was in Peoria, Illinois where I didn’t know very many people–completely separated from friends and family and every considerable connection I had ever known. So in a heated argument with my hair, I finally decided to quit. I quit my…