I Promise I’m Not A Flake…

Hi. How are you? I missed you. No. Really I did. Please pardon the absence and delay and everything else. Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair, but it has taken an interesting turn with new things I’m excitedly engaged in. While I haven’t been cooking much, my photography life has evolved (I feel…

Oh, Luther… *sniffles*

I know I been away for a bit. You know, life and stuff happened. But I’m around. Amongst other things, I’m making time to develop & perfect this vision I want to express for this blog. The Facebook format has been working wonders for me (feel free to LIKE the page via the link and…

Curried Monkfish Stew

So my recipe writing is still at epic struggle levels. 😦 Mainly because I hate writing these things out. More so because I don’t measure a damn thing. I freestyle. And then forget what I did. Yeah…I’m always fighting myself, ESPECIALLY when it’s one of those “smack yo’ momma” dishes. *fights air* There were too…

A Drop of Music

Absolutely stunning! I’m so in love… For all of the music makers & music lovers… Beautiful photo via Patrick Latter. Please check out his blog…

Spicy Tomato & Avocado “Gazpacho”

I absolutely refuse to believe that we are in September, that the sky is dark as hell before 8 PM, and that Summer is almost over. *I rebuke you, Lucifer!* Yeeeeeaaaah, football season has started and I can indulge in the kryptonite and deliciousness that is that sport…like indulging on wangs (yep…wangs) & munching on…

Gah Dayum!!! It’s Been A Long Time… *in my Rakim voice*

Geez! Since Superbowl earlier this year! And just in time for the new season of FOOTBALL!!! Woo hoo! And whatnots! Please pardon the absence as life happened…and continues to. But, still I rise. Alas, I decided on yet another change for the blog, which isn’t as functional for my links (you know, the ones that…

Chocolate on Spiked Chocolate on White Chocolate Cookies

Made these before with macadamia nuts in addition to the white chocolate chips. Intentionally. Yet these cookies here were somewhat a tasty mistake. My ganache seized multiple times and I fixed it (and screwed it up) with a dark chocolate, a little cream, white chocolate chips, and a little (ok a lot of) Bailey’s Irish…

Bourbon Sweet Potato Cheesecake…

Not a huge fan of sweet potato, unless it’s roasted, yet this was not bad. If you like sweet potato, you’ll like this. Probably even love it. I personally like the lemon better. Garnished with toasted pecans (which is also in the crust). Adapted from Gourmet’s Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe.

Crispy Lemon Za’atar Chicken…mmm mmm!!!

Crispy Lemon Za’atar Chicken with Eggplant & Tomato Roasted In Sweet Smoked Paprika on Grilled Flatbread (brushed with a little roasted garlic oil…yep…I made that!)… Tastaaaaay! Chicken recipe is courtesy of the cookbook, Spice, by Ana Sortun…and her restaurant, Oleana…where my mouth made sweet love with the chicken dish there…lawdy! I also made my version…

Chickpea and Quinoa Salad Tossed in a Za’atar Dressing

Maaaan oh maaaan!! Seriously did not expect the taste I got from this. Had to jump back…and kiss myself…heeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy!!! *all in my Eddie Murphy James Brown voice* Makes a great side dish (seared tuna with this will probably make you skeet–the thought of it made me skeet; grilled chicken would probably be great with this…