- There is no ridiculous wait
- You are in control of the vibe! Want something chill with 90s R&B jam in the background you got it.
- You already know the food will be great :). If you follow my foolproof recipes, there is no need to worry.
- You don’t have to get dressed up. Brunch in NY is definitely a scene at times, and people come out in their Sunday’s best! Want to have your brunch in PJs go for it!
- Bottomless drinks don’t end up costing you an additional $25. For that price, you can buy 2 containers of OJ and 2 bottles of champagne. No worries about having to chase the wait staff to refill your cup!
New York City is known to many as a melting pot especially when it comes to food. NYC is the one place that you can experience so many different types of food and culture without having to use your passport! In NY we have China Town, Little Italy and now you can get a snapshot of Africa during this month Long celebration. African restaurant week kicked off October 1 and will run until the 22nd. I was fortunate to attend some of the programs and know that next year I plan to attend more. One of the main events during African Restaurant Week was the Food Festival that took place at Industry city in Brooklyn. From the venue to the food, to the music it was a fantastic experience. Upon walking in your greeted by a beautiful outdoor space with people dressed up in their favorite African garments.
Happy Independence Day Nigeria 🇳🇬 October 1 marks 57 years of Independence. I thought this would be a perfect time to share some of my favorite African dishes with you guys. Growing up in a Nigerian household these dishes were always in the fridge, and sometimes in a not so clear container( butter container filled with rice or stew lol). I’m a little bias obviously, but I think my mom makes the best Jollof rice around.Every time I visit home, she always has it on deck for me and sends me home with containers full of it. She still wants to make sure I’m well fed and have enough to share with others.
Yes, you read that right! It’s officially Fall, so you know what that means?!?!? Pumpkin EVERYTHINGGGG. I wanted to add a little fall flavor to one of my favorite breakfast pastries, Monkey Bread. I find it hard to imagine that some people have never had monkey bread!
Headed to Jamaica? No worries I’m here to tell you all about my trip and my excursions. I’m going to recap my trip to Jamaica I took last month. After spending a couple of days in Jamaica and I’m in love from the food to the culture to the beaches! Jamaica is a great destination for a girls getaway, baecaction, or your next group trip!
I have a confession to tell you…I’m addicted to kitchen gadgets! I’m all about finding ways to cut down time in the kitchen. If there is a gadget out there and it will save me 30-45 mins sign me up! I never thought a food processor was an appliance I needed in my kitchen, but boy was I wrong. The options are endless with what you can make! Dips, spreads, and so much more! I always thought this was a nice to have an appliance, but now I have changed my mind, and it is a NEED to have. I have had my food processor for under a year, but it has already been life changing. You don’t have to believe me because I’m going to show you 10 ways you can use your food processor!
Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the St. Ives pop up mixing bar. It was such a great experience, and I need you all to put it on your summer list. Who doesn’t love a customized face scrub to target your personal needs? You can get all of this for just $12, and this jar will last you months! Once you enter, it’s a very interactive experience from the beginning. You have the option to pick a lotion or a face scrub.
I opted to get the face scrub but will be back for the body lotion.
Do you know what today is? It is National Mango Day!
Yes, how crazy is that? I’m a lover of anything mango, so I will be celebrating all day today. I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate other than to whip up a batch of my spicy sweet mango margaritas! Now don’t get intimated by the ingredient list it is straightforward once you get started.
It’s finally summer and I couldn’t be any happier! Summertime in NYC gets better and better for me each year. Endless options of rooftops, summer concerts, and food festivals. Remember when I said it’s all about balance? So we worked real hard to get our summer body and now we have to keep it! This is an amazing salad that brings me back to my High School days when I would enjoy this salad weekly at Panera. So I decided to make my own version 🙂 Some people are not a huge fan of adding fruit to your salads, but I say don’t knock it until you try it.
In Harlem, Food is more than just food–It’s Culture and Progress. Incorportating Influences from around the globe, Harlem’s culinary scene is constantly evolving and expanding.
It’s officially summertime in NY as we were finally greeted with some warm weather this past week! Summertime brings warm weather, concerts and FOOD Festivals! I’m so excited to be kicking off my summer festival series in my backyard Harlem. This past weekend I had the pleasure of being able to attend the Harlem Eat up Grand Tasting that took place Saturday & Sunday at Morningside Park in Harlem. First, let me back up and tell you guys exactly what Harlem Eat up is. The festival is in its third installment this year as Harlem’s own Food Festival. Marcus and Herb Karlitz are the co-founders of this fantastic event. Harlem Eat Up is a celebration of everything Harlem. The 4-day festival showcases Harlem’s rich culture, art, and growing culinary scene.