Simple and Delicious Shepard’s Pie

We each have our favorite memories and things we’d love to recreate from our college years, and for me, that memory is having Shepard’s Pie for dinner with my then, closest friends. It was the energy of chattering BFF’s chowing down on loaded mashed potatoes while side-eyeing the day’s man crush. Yum! Shepard’s pie is … Continue reading Simple and Delicious Shepard’s Pie

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Albanian Breakfast

I love food, but what I love the most is trying foods from different cultures and listening to people’s stories about what that particular dish really means to the individual. My partner is Albanian from Montenegro and their foods are just as rich as their history, so from time to time he'd ask me to … Continue reading Albanian Breakfast

Recipe: Spicy Herb Lamb with Saffron Rice

There's a special feeling you get whenever you've managed to concoct a meal with little to no direction. It isn't celebratory, it's a "man, I'd love to share this delicious dish with someone else besides my family" kind of feeling. This was how I felt after preparing this recipe and I hope you get the … Continue reading Recipe: Spicy Herb Lamb with Saffron Rice

Religion in Minority Cultures

Whether for good or for bad, religion often becomes the focal point of how we choose to live our lives at one point or another. In minority cultures, however, religion tends to play a much bigger role than simply "doing right by God." I was baptized Catholic and was raised in an Anglican household, but for … Continue reading Religion in Minority Cultures

Minorities and the Mass Media

Mass Media has truly evolved into an incredible voice and community, opening its doors to minorities, who's dreamt of entering this exclusive industry as much as their white peers have. From Rev. Peter Williams, Jr, who founded the first African-American newspaper in 1827 to Connie Chung, a long time Asian American Journalist, who has worked … Continue reading Minorities and the Mass Media

History of the Dish-Oil Down

In my last article, I introduced you to the national dish of my birth country, Grenada. This time around, I'm taking the opportunity to give you a little history on where the dish, Oil Down, originated. Never mind that it's loaded with flavor and nutrition, it has also brought people together and helped to pass … Continue reading History of the Dish-Oil Down

Caribbean Cooking: Oil Down

From its crystal clear blue waters to lush vegetation and calming waterfalls, from its healthful and tasty spices to scenic coastal highways and friendly citizens, there are many things to love about Grenada. But, nothing beats a pot of Oil Down cooked on a charcoal grill/pot. When I was little, going to the market with … Continue reading Caribbean Cooking: Oil Down

Body Image in Popular Culture

With the rise of social media came body positivity - the act of appreciating and loving yourself in its natural looking state - and yet, many still struggle to accept their bodies for what it is. "I'm too fat, I'm too skinny, my breasts are too small, my butt is too flat, my face is … Continue reading Body Image in Popular Culture