20 Things to do before Marriage

Did your boyfriend pop the question??? Well, let’s get MARRRRIED!!!! WELL, maybe not before preparing first... I always knew I wanted to be married. I spent time in many relationships playing wife roles, but one day I started speaking the wife title over my life...

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DIY Fruit Fly Trap

Drosophila melanogaster, fruit flies or gnat, we all call them something different, but we all have the same problem. Getting rid of them! Throughout the years I have tried numerous things. Bleaching the entire kitchen, trying to find a spray to kill them, and simply...

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Foods That Give You Energy

We all live busy days. Whether it’s work or taking care of the kids, we all need energy to survive. Energy is what fuels our bodies to continue on without wasting away and shutting down (i.e. getting sick or stressed). Eating the right foods daily can help transform...

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5 Ways Your Friends Can Be Toxic

  (Photo credit: Autodo ) Friends...how many of us have them?? Our friends are supposed to be our cheerleaders, the ones who lift us up when we're down, the ones that tell us right from wrong, the ones who bring you balance. Those are GOOD friends... But...

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Soothing Your Teething Baby

Babies go through a host of milestones before hitting age three. From sitting up, crawling and walking, it seems as if our children grow at the speed of lightening. Most of these milestones are enjoyable to witness, however, there is one milestone in particular that...

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Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I admit that I haven't been eating breakfast like I should. When you're busy and on the go, sometimes you forget to eat breakfast. With this delicious recipe you won't have to skip it anymore it can be made in...

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Black Bean Cakes

Black beans are so epic and I absolutely love them. Black bean burritos, black bean soup, black beans galore! As you can tell I love them. I'm sure after making this delicious recipe you will love them as well. These black beans cakes are full of flavor, texture, and...

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Catering 101 with Treisha Hall

Treisha Hall, Food Artist and owner of Ramelles Catering Services, is known to most as "The Chef in the Red Jacket". However, if you take a look into her story, you will find that she is much more! Born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Treisha Hall is the product...

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Eggplant Parmesan

After having dinner at Olive Garden one evening I became obsessed with eggplant parmesan and how to make it better. Since then I have mastered the eggplant, or so I'd like to think. Try it for yourself and tell us what you think. Ingredients 2 Eggs (lightly beaten) 2...

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Vegan Strawberry Pudding

Growing up I loved when my Daddy would make his famous Banana Pudding. It's a recipe that he's been making for decades. Now that I'm vegetarian I love to recreate the family recipes to keep them tasty but make them healthy. This is a vegan strawberry pudding that will...

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Signs Your Child is Being Bullied…

I'm sure that we have experienced bullying either directly or indirectly at some point in our lives. As children it is sometimes easier to turn away from a child being bullied because you just don't know what to do. As adults we sometimes turn a blind eye to it in...

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Ways to Motivate a Lazy Child

Do you have a child that puts no effort in every task they are told to do? Are you out of ideas on how to motivate them? Well, let me be your MOTIVATION…. Motivation is the reason or reasons a person has for acting or behaving a certain way. Kids are never...

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Zinc Containing Foods

Let me start off by first passing through the “science” of why you should have zinc in your life. It helps with: Protein and DNA synthesis (this is extremely important when it comes to all the cells in your body to perform functions properly) Assists with the healing...

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Parents Guide to Back to School

This August, many children with Special Needs with be walking down the hall for the first time. For parents of these children, this can be overwhelming as well as exciting. Here are three steps to help parents of Special Need Children prepare for the first day of...

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Nurse on Mama

I remember the first time I did it. I was nervous. "What would people say?" "Are they going to stare?" But her cries kept getting louder and there was only one way to soothe her. With nothing to cover me, I ever so slightly lifted my shirt and placed my hungry baby on...

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Best Documentaries on Netflix

Netflix has become a one stop shop. From some of the best drama series around, to some of your favorite sitcoms that you just can't get enough of. While those are what most people gravitate toward there are some equally great documentaries that are worth streaming....

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Tools Needed for The Best in Home Manicure

Are you looking for an inexpensive way to keep your nails looking and feeling good? Then you've come to the right post! I know what it's like to be on a budget and have to get creative with doing my nails. I'm going to help you do the same. Here's what you need for a...

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A Spa-tastic Experience

The tension in my back has been no joke lately so it was music to my ears when my good PR girlfriend Jamillah Rahmaad put me on the list to try out Atlanta’s hottest new spa. If I told you that it was great that would do you a disservice. My experience was so much...

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Sweet Sleep with Valerian

“Lullaby, say goodnight, go to sleep little sweetie…” For babies and small children, singing a sweet, soft lullaby seems to do the trick when they’re fighting bouts of sleepiness. For us adults dealing with insomnia, those lullabies just don’t seem to cut it. Believe...

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5 Ways to Get Your Child School Ready

(Photo credit: TheConversation.com) Some of us parents are counting the hours right down to the minute of when our children go back to school. Honestly, my boys are eating everything in sight! My children have been to every park imaginable to burn off energy and have...

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Bored in the Cities

"What is there to do?” I know I’m not the only one to hear this question or maybe even ask it. Don’t get me wrong, I like going to the movies or out to eat but have you ever just wanted to do something different but you just weren’t sure what to do? Bored in the...

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2 Foods We Are All Addicted To

Would you believe it if I told you that there are some foods we are addicted to? I have been overcoming the worst dairy addiction ever. If you've been craving cheese, butter, or ice cream then you are not alone. I'm going to tell you the 2 most addictive foods on the...

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Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Stew

You remember grandma's stew right? Well I love stew in a crock pot and this slow cooked sweet potato stew will warm your belly and your heart. Ingredients 1 lb Sweet Potato (peel and dice) 4 Large Carrots (diced) or One Bag of Baby Carrots 4 Celery Ribs (quartered) 1...

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Positive & Negative Sides of Veganism

Got Headaches? There are 2 sides to everything. When I first started converting to a meatless diet the splitting headaches and cravings for salty foods was insane. Since you currently eat animal products your body is very used to that right now. Like anything your...

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9 Ways to Get Protein as a Vegan

Protein? Or nah? I'm sure you heard the myths about veganism and protein. When you are eating vegan people say things like, "well how are you getting protein?" There are a ton of ways to get protein as a vegan and I'm going to share a few of them with you. 9 Ways to...

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Very Vegan Tacos

The recipes are LIT! This recipe is one you are going to love. I absolutely adore tacos and can eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It tastes even better when they are healthy for you like my "Very Vegan Tacos" Ingredients 2 Cans Organic Black Beans (drained) 2...

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What in the Health am I Eating?

(Photo credit: AppforHealth) Many of you may or may not know, but this year I’ve decided to take my health more seriously. I have always been self-concious of my weight and body image. In recent years, I’ve lost up to 25 pounds, yet gained it all back with poor health...

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Food With Benefits

Making a new decision can sometimes be challenging. I completely understand. When I first decided to give up meat the hardest part was the decision. Just making up in my mind to put down the bacon for breakfast and instead to pick up the bowl of mixed fruit. When I...

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Alkaline Foods for the Win

A body that is acidic is a breeding ground for disease. Diabetes, cancers, high blood pressure and more all thrive in a body that is acidic. In order to reverse this we have to eat more alkaline foods. Most ailments can be cured with natural foods. Although science...

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How to Maximize Your Vegan Grocery Store Visit

If you are new to cooking it can feel overwhelming. Here are a few tips to help you maximize your time and money at the grocery store. 1. Have a List: If you are trying some of my recipes then write down the things you need on a list and get those items. When you have...

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Delicious Buffalo Cauliflower

If you're anything like me then you are a recovering "hot wing" addict. It's not so much the wings as it is the flavor. I love buffalo sauce and refuse to live without it. I decided that I could still enjoy the flavor and put it on some vegetables. That vegetable is...

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Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

These aren't the icky brussel sprouts that you tried to feed to your dog underneath the table. These have flavor, sass, and they are just downright delicious. Did I mention that they are easy to make? This is one you are going to love. Ingredients 2 pounds of brussel...

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Curried Chickpeas

It's all vegan everything! Chickpeas are really amazing if you've ever had a good chana masala or a batch of hummus with pita chips then you've definitely had chickpeas. This recipe is one that you can throw in the crockpot and go on about your day. You'll be glad...

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Simple & Quick Overnight Oats

I am going to give you a QUICK recipe that is guarantee to fill your belly up with wholesome, nutritious and yummy goodness for your appetite. As a single mom, full-time student and part-time “get myself together” guru, I swear by the revolution of the overnight oats...

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Green Breakfast Smoothie

It's no secret that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While we are sleeping our body is using up all the nutrients that we gained by way of the foods we ate that day. According to the John Hopkin's Bloomberg School of Public Health, "breakfast provides...

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Pasta Puttanesca

Ingredients 4 TBS Olive Oil 2 TBS Fresh Minced Garlic 3 Roma Tomatoes (chopped) 1/4 cup Black Pitted Olives 1/4 cup Green Olives 1/2 cup Vegan Cheese (optional) 2 TBS Capers 1 Pound Linguine Salt and Pepper to Taste Let's Cook! In a medium sized pot bring one pound of...

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Unbelievable Vegan Cornbread

I love a good southern cornbread. Did you know that if you make it without the animal products it will still taste the same? The flavor and taste will come out the same as long as you use the right combinations. Ingredients 1 Cup Cornmeal 1 Cup Flour 1 Cup Almond Milk...

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Vegan Red Beans and Rice

If you love red beans and rice then you will most certainly enjoy my red beans and rice recipe. It is full of flavor, goodness, and health. It's a down home favorite that's so good you won't even miss the meat. Ingredients 4 Can of Organic Red Kidney Beans 4 Stalks of...

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Some Like It Sweet and Some Like it Spicy

    I like food. I am often eating one meal, while I think about the next. I know it is sad, but at least I am honest. The best thing I like about food, besides eating it is the balance of most meals. I am a fan of both sweet and spicy food. It is something...

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Non Dairy Ice Creams

Summer is upon us and you know what that means... I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! Fortunately, for those of us trying to steer clear of dairy, there are several non-dairy options taking the frozen dessert world by storm. Vegan ice cream, also known...

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5 Ways to Beat PMS

Ah yes. That time of the month. No, I am not talking about paying rent. I'm talking about what seems to be taboo to discuss: PMS. You're cranky, bloated, emotional, stressed and just overall a B-word. Some are lucky to have a softer experience with PMS. You know, the...

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5 Methods of Overcoming Anxiety

We live in a time now where there is so much to be anxious about. If its not what's on the news or on social media, its something that we are dealing with in our own homes. Anxiety can be defined as "a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an...

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Interview with Chef Teefah

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing, LaTeefah Nation, affectionally known as Teefah at Iman Park BarTaco. Chef Teefah came in with a smile and a hug. She's truly a joy to be around. As we munched on our guacamole and tacos, we covered a whole plethora of...

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5 Podcasts You Need to Tune Into

Podcasts have soared in popularity within the last 2 years.  It seems as though everyone has a podcast now. It may be difficult to navigate which ones you should spend your gym workout or car ride listening to, so I have a list of 5 podcasts that are worth checking...

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Review: All Hail Queen Sugar

Season Two of Queen Sugar premiered on June 21 and it was everything we dreamed of and more. The program creator, the amazingly talented Ava DuVernay has teamed up with a team of female directors, the OWN network and made magic. The overall story line of the series is...

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3 Tips To Increase Your Self-Love

Affirmations are an incredibly powerful way to increase confidence, change the mood of your environment and overall mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being. Think уоur affirmations might hаvе a сlеаrеr "ring" tо thеm if уоu fеlt a littlе bеttеr about уоurѕеlf tо...

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Why You Need a Will

There are not many guarantees in life, but there are a few you can bet money on. You will be born, pay taxes and die. In between being born and paying taxes, have you prepared for what will eventually happen to us all? Have you created a will? A will is a document...

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Top 10 Food Instagram Accounts

Social media plays a major role in the culinary world. Instagram has played an integral part in giving foodies, home cooks, chefs, bakers, and all culinarians a place to showcase their talent for millions to see. From home cooks to professional chefs, here are 10 must...

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Gummy Vitamins or Nah?

Vitamins are important essentials to our bodies. They help boost our immune system by decreasing our chances of deficiencies, illnesses as well as keep our temple vital and healthy. However, one cannot obtain their recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals off...

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Father’s Day Early Morning Breakfast

This is a day that we acknowledge the man who for most of us was our first hero and the first man we loved unconditionally... Over the years I have learned that starting this guy's day off with a wonderful breakfast always makes his day that much better. Here are a...

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To Use or Not to Use Activated Charcoal?

There are so many new crazes that are happening today, that I can't even Keep up. The truth is, they aren't anything new, it's just everyone is starting to pick up on things and making them popular. Remember when kale became the "it" superfood to eat and now it is in...

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Black Enterprise Features Savor V!

Earlier this week I was featured on the Black Enterprise website. I was so ecstatic when my good friend Kevin Brown called to write the story. The following day after the article went out, I was then featured on Black Enterprise's Facebook page and today on their...

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What It Means to Put Your Customer First

Mаnу businesses realize the importance of building and mаintаining a relationship with thе customer hоwеvеr, fоr mаnу businesses it'ѕ gеnеrаllу ѕuреrfiсiаl. Thеу would love tо mаintаin a rеlаtiоnѕhiр with thе сuѕtоmеr аѕ lоng as уоu keep buуing. Onсе that stops thеу...

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Stock Your Pantry With These Summer Essentials

Summer is here which means fresh seasonal produce will be in abundance. Fresh berries, watermelon, peaches, and much more! If you are unsure what should be in your pantry, refrigerator, or freezer let this be your guide for summer pantry essentials. Seasonal produce...

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Summer Strawberry Cobbler

It's that time of year again--strawberry season!  Whoop, whoop!  Their season is roughly from April to June.  Yes we can enjoy them year-round since they're readily available in the frozen fruit section of your fave grocer but fresh is awesome and in season, of course...

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