Tag Archives: culinary arts

Every Season Is Food Season! 

18 Sep

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Bon Appetit! 🍽

22 Mar

To looking forward to an exciting exploration with food. 🍴
 

  My Salmon dinner I made for my son & I.   

  
 He enjoyed it! He’s my little food critic. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

   
I absolutely love grapefruit! 

 

   
Fettucine Alfredo & other dishes I’m looking forward to trying. 🍴

    
    
    
   
I’m always inspired by culinary movies with a great storyline. 

 
I’m glad that I can enjoy food and never look like I do. 🍽

🍽Food Fed-ish!🍽

25 Feb

In my journey of the culinary arts I’ve discovered many things. 

First & foremost my love of food. You would never be able to tell by looking at me that food is appreciated in my life!🍝

Another surprise I found is in the mystery of it. How you can take ingredients of a variety of foods to create something absolutely delectable. 

One of my favorite quotes in the bible is “Let no one judge you by what you eat…..” People will spend their time & the strength of their eyeballs trying to judge you by what you eat. One way or the other. What a waste of time. 🍽

If you’re going to eat, pray and enjoy. That’s the best advice I’ve ever been given. 

Until you achieve the goal of eating “completely healthy” according to your expectations, food isn’t something you should spend time beating yourself up about. Or others.🙂

Balance has worked well for me over the years. Eating, working out & keeping a physically active lifestyle. Having a very energetic little boy helps as well. I participate with him in everything that we do. I can’t just sit & watch. Most importantly I thank God for my health and let Him know I don’t take it for granted.🙏🏽

As much I love to enjoy good food, one of the greatest things and challenges I’ve learned & conquered in my adult life is to go without it. Even for days at a time. Health experts would argue that this might not be good for the body, but in other realms of my life it has proven something differently. 

So in that I know I don’t rely on food completely. As much as I could indulge I can also abstain from it just the same. It is also written that, “man does not live on bread alone.”
The wonder and mystery that comes with food is both fun & intriguing. There’s nothing that can’t be done. 

Eat.Pray.Love is one of my favorite food inspired movies. 

My adventure with food has yet to begin! Even though I can explore many cultures & places from around the world right in my kitchen, or by going to a restaurant,which is wonderful, I look forward to traveling & eating. 

Another secret of my love for food is that I only enjoy it fully when I’m eating with my son. 🍽So when we’re not together I eat very little or sometimes nothing at all. He’s my favorite food critic and eating partner! #ratatouille #appetite

#HappyEating #Pray.Eat

🌎🍞🧀🍉🍑🍈🍊🍤🍝🍮🍿🍷🍽🍾🌍🌏

  
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 
   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   

Goodbye January, Welcome Love!

31 Jan

Every New Year it seems like January being the first month of the year,  goes by very slowly. As soon as February gets here the rest of the year takes off.

Soon it will be Spring! Which is my get ready, get set season! To feel the way that I want just in time for the Summer! And as always I have a fun & adventurous Summer. Which happens to be my favorite season plus mine and my son’s birthdays are during the peaks of it in August & September; less than a month apart. (We are too special ).

Yes, I love the heat, which is why I stay in the kitchen! 😉

I’m so glad to say goodbye to this month and welcome February “The month of Love ” with open arms!!!!!

Also an entire month without my social media already. We’ll see how the rest of this year goes.

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A picture of my son’s brunch today. Food selection requested by him,
after he had his breakfast early this morning. To me, good food is another way to say I LOVE YOU. The note below must be his response 🙂 ♥

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A note he put in my mailbox today ♥

#WeAreLove

Food Diaries

13 Jan

For the love of food!

I must admit that I absolutely have a huge appetite for the culinary arts. I love food. I like to eat & taste different kinds, made in a variety of different ways.  Dating is a good way to explore different foods while enjoying some company. If you have no problem with dining out alone, such as myself, then getting all prettied up going out to eat is a simple luxury that you can enjoy solo.

I always believe you have to fully romance yourself before you can appreciate someone else doing it for you. Whether you’re single or in a relationship, at some point or another, you’ll have to entertain & treat yourself to some quality time.

I love to cook for my son & I. When we go out to restaurants and discover we like a dish we had while out for dinner, I search for the best recipes to prepare the same meal right from my kitchen.

One thing I love to do with food, is make sure my son has great experiences with it so that he knows that he can have what he wants and what he think he might want. Even if I don’t eat it. To help create an open minded person when it comes to choosing his food. There are no limitations. Pray & eat.

I feed him well though. One of the qualities of a well balanced kid is to be fed well. All the time, on a consistent basis. A balance of food & water.

To be an educator of food, it is a lifestyle I believe. It’s not something that can be done verbally. You have to show better, if you want someone to do better. That’s what I’m working on with my son.

That’s something I can always improve in myself. While I improve I won’t let food run my life. I’ll run it, along with my body. *

My mother always said “food should be exciting!” And I agree. Some of the best memories of childhood is marked with certain foods to go with the moment.

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Me and my son’s crab fest. We just had one of these, he loves crab legs. Although he knows how to crack them himself, there is nothing absolutely better than cracking them for him and seeing his face when we take the crab meat out of the shells.

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Dinner at my son’s table. It’s the cutest thing! Its fun to go down to a kid size level while entertaining & teaching little ones. It’s great for their imaginations.

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Seafood is one of our favorites, so I find myself making shrimp quite often.

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Sweet potato fries and shrimp

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I love well seasoned sweet potato french fries.

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You have to have the right seasonings & spices.

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The best part of dating for me! The food has to be good.

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An at home dinner date with my son & one of his favorite dishes. Fettucini Alfredo pasta and shrimp.

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Cinnamon rolls, bacon & eggs breakfast

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There’s nothing like homemade apple pie.

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Fresh cranberries to make homemade cranberry sauce.

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Ordering in pizza is ok every once in a while.

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Baked sweet potato, spinach & shrimp

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Pasta!

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Loaded chili!

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Fresh fruit ready to grab & enjoy

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Some of the best shrimp I ever had.

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Fresh fruit.

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Steak & potatoes

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Soul Food

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Seafood platters

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Barbecue grilling

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Banana pudding

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Simple breakfast for the waffle lover

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Dinner at home is always the best!

By Veronica M. Benson