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Vejo Review

*This post, Vejo Review, is sponsored by Vejo, but the opinions are my own!* The older I get, the more I hunt for quick and healthy food items.  So often, the quick options are packed with sugar and so many other no nos.  When I learned of the Vejo portable smoothie blender, I was attracted to the convenience first off.  Then I learned more about the products and was excited for the chance to try the smoothies with a convenient portable blender.   I tried the Vejo for about a week before creating this review.  Check out my thoughts! What Comes [...]

By |2020-08-30T02:09:31-05:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Easy Chicken Salad

I had a recent discovery while working from home or rather a rediscovery.  Remember lunchables as a kid?  If you were like me, lunchables were a bit of a treat cause my mom wasn't buying them every week!  Well, a few weeks back I was strolling through Sprouts and saw what was labeled as a "snack pack."  One glance at this and I knew it was nothing more than an adult lunchable!  It featured chicken salad, cheese, crackers and grapes.  I grabbed one and was quickly obsessed.  With any store bought thing, if I like it enough I'm going to [...]

By |2020-08-22T15:56:09-05:00August 22nd, 2020|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

Almond Flour Olive Oil Cake

While I do not have a gluten allergy, I appreciate the variety of flours that are now available for those that do including almond flour.   With any alternative, there are pluses and minuses so I thought I would experiment to learn more about almond flour and how to incorporate in to my baking.  I decided to go for an olive oil cake, a light one layer cake typically served without icing for my first experiment.  The final product is delicious playing on the almond flavors which are elevated a bit with almond extract, and a hint of orange.  This Almond [...]

By |2020-08-16T12:33:08-05:00August 16th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|0 Comments

Air Fryer Salmon

I have shared my love for my air fryer over the last few months, so I am sure no one is surprised that I am back with another recipe!  When I got my air fryer, my sister swore that salmon was the best thing to make in the air fryer.  My mind kept seeing the air fryer as a replacement for frying items on the stove.  Since I would never drop salmon in a pot of oil, it did not make sense to "air fry" salmon.   Welp, I finally did and I am SOLD!  For dishes like chicken and fried [...]

By |2020-08-16T10:59:39-05:00August 15th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|4 Comments

Guide to Houston Grocery Stores

When it comes to Houston grocery stores, I am loyal to NO ONE.  Depending on what I am cooking or craving, you can find me at just about any grocery store in town.   Plus, I grew up here so I've had almost 30 years of experience getting to know the grocery store chains here.  From posting my grocery store hauls on my feed I realized that a lot of you stick to one store and do not realize what you are missing.  So for this post, I am sharing the stores I visit and what I get from them.  Before [...]

By |2020-08-08T19:49:42-05:00August 7th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|2 Comments

Pineapple Cobbler

I avoid peach cobbler for the most part, because I am not much of a fan of a peaches.  It is a staple at just about every black family function I go to, but I skip over it for things like banana pudding and cake.  Well at a recent dinner, someone brought out some ice cream to go with peach cobbler and I couldn't resist the combination.  I loved it, despite not being a big fan of peaches.   So it got me thinking.  I mean you can turn anything in to a cobbler right?  Basically any fruit.  So why not [...]

By |2020-07-28T22:18:09-05:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Recipes|2 Comments

Brunch at Trez Art and Wine

Whew! It feels weird to be writing a restaurant post.  As many of us have, I scaled back dining inside of restaurants due to current conditions.  Instead, I provide my support through takeout and of course sharing on my social media.  This has worked for some time, but let's be real, brunch is different!  Part of what makes brunch so good are the vibes and people that come along with it.  SO for Black Restaurant Week I decided to venture out with a few blogger friends to Trez Art and Wine.  Here is my review, enjoy!  The Vibe Trez Art [...]

By |2020-07-25T18:53:04-05:00July 25th, 2020|Categories: Brunches, Houston Brunches, Inside the Loop|0 Comments

My Favorite Things

Hey friends! If you are an Instagram follower you know that I try to share links to my favorite tools, gadgets and deals. From my air fryer to my dining room table.  Unfortunately that platform does not allow you to save links in an easy way, so I have created a new post for all of my favorite things! These are all affiliate links which basically means when you click on the link the retailer will know that I sent you there and give me a percentage of the sales.  This costs you nothing, but it is a great way [...]

By |2020-07-19T13:32:35-05:00July 12th, 2020|Categories: Favorite Things, Top Lists|0 Comments

24 Pancake Recipes to Make Instead of Aunt Jemima

Last week Quaker announced that they were doing away with the name and image of their Aunt Jemima brand.  Founded in 1889, from the beginning Aunt Jemima played on imagery from minstrel shows and the mammy figure, a stereotypical portrayal of a Black woman (think Gone with the Wind). Over the last hundred years or so, societal norms have changed and Aunt Jemima, now part of the Quaker Companies, continued to reckon with it’s own history and imagery.  Rather than removing the name or character of Aunt Jemima, Quaker instead remixed her a couple of times, slimming her down and [...]

By |2020-06-23T18:35:03-05:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Brunches, Recipes, Top Lists|0 Comments

Fluffy Pancakes

Welp, the shift in content from Black Girls Who Brunch continues! I have not eaten in a restaurant since late March and have continued to opt for takeout while I try to lessen my public contact.  With that, all meals are eaten at home and many are created right in my kitchen.  Everyone benefits though because I am sharing more recipes! One of the eating at home perks I have enjoyed is cooking a hot breakfast before my work day starts.   Pancakes have been my go to and after many tries, I have created a recipe that creates THICK and [...]

By |2020-06-23T17:44:18-05:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Recipes|2 Comments