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Kitchen

The Kitchen, The Table.

 

My kitchen is my sanctuary, I tend to stay in my kitchen pretty much all day! From early morning breakfast and pretty much everything in between until late night. I consider it a multi-functional room. Prayer happens there, meditation on The Word, recipe writing, blogging, stern warnings, followed by warm hugs happens in the kitchen.

Teaching moments happen in the kitchen, a whole lot of learning too, reading takes place there, disaster’s happen in the kitchen, wiping away plenty of tears happens often than not. Confession takes place in the kitchen so, if these walls could talk I’d be in trouble! (lol). And all those things that take place in that small quirky space I love so dearly, grows me up a little more each day.

The table…

My kitchen table has a story of its own, I hesitated a bit before I decided to share the story about it, but honestly I love that table so much it’s a part of my journey forever now.

When I first moved to this quaint, country side part of New York, I was ready to take it all in. New neighborhood, new beginnings, I didn’t have a kitchen table because our previous apartment was so tiny a flea could barely fit in the kitchen (not that we had any fleas) but, you catch my drift. The fact that this new place, new kitchen, compared to the previous, had much more space I was eager to have a lovely table to sit at. Now at that time the choice was between a new couch, or a new table, we couldn’t do both so, the couch won over the table… And now I need a new couch. Needless to say my couch was taking a beating, and my desperation for a table grew more each day.

One day while going to my local grocery store I spotted these kitchen chairs with a big sign that read FREE! They weren’t too bad and the house they were in front of was pretty nice, so as I was taking the chairs the owner of the house drives up and say’s “I have the table to go with those chairs if you would like them?” that was music to my ears with a joyful I’ll take it! The table became mine… all for FREE! The table was made from very good wood as it was solid, and strong, and FREE!

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A simple picture but, with a rustic wooden table it becomes a story.

Never in my life would I’ve ever thought,  I would be such a scavenger hunter and a great one at that. But, I expound so much on this table because of the natural beauty it brings in my kitchen.

It may seem as a dated wooden table, I see it as the best photo prop known to food photography there is. All my food pictures are done on that humble table, and even as we prepare to  buy a new table, this table will always remain.

Here are just a few photo’s of how incredibly awesome my kitchen table has been to me on my journey through food photography. The food is the star, while the table plays its role effortlessly and humbly.

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The dough is made at the table

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learning moments at the table.

The perfect backdrop for perfect cinnamon rolls.

Even a hint of the table in the background brings much drama to the food photo.

The best candid’s are done at the table.

A simple dinner, at the table.

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Colors bursting everywhere done so eloquently with a simple wooden table as its support.

I could post thousands of pictures in how this kitchen table has manifested pure art in photography, but I’ll leave room for more in future post.

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  • These fries tasted like a chili dog 🤤 I used Alexa brand of fries, because the ingredients are legit. I topped it off with my Vegan Chili and drizzled some mustard. Heaven!
  • Wholesome, satisfying, plant-based and simply delicious. This Fonio Grain Bowl 🍲 is packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals that sustain through-out the day. I’m playing with a lot of different grains and Fonio, so diverse is becoming my favorite! .
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Grain bowls are a no fuss way of eating pretty and healthy 🌱 You can use many variations, here I have butternut squash steak, green beans, baby kale, baby Bella mushrooms, bean sprouts and Fonio. .
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Whether you’re living that plant-based life or enjoying your meats try making a grain bowl and don’t forget to make it pretty like you😘
  • Just a few of the base ingredients of my vegan chili. This chili will change your life for the better. My co-worker said if I’d never told her it was vegan she would have never thought differently. Go check out my stories for the goodness it’ll be up for 24 hours. 🌱
  • I had a brother of mine taste this chili and he stated it was the best chili he’s ever had. My family went crazy over it and I think you’ll like it too, one day. Completely vegan 🌱 .
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Now, to get the best flavors especially out of chili, and a plant based vegan chili at that. You gotta bring the spice rack out! The list of ingredients was long, but the method was simple. So I’m a lil apprehensive in sharing this on the blog, because everybody don’t like to cook, unlike myself who loves and enjoy cooking deeply. But, I may just go for it for those that don’t mind rolling up their sleeves👩🏽‍🍳 I gotta tell you this plant based life is delicious🌱
  • Two words, creamy and dreamy! This Dreamsicle smoothie reminded me so much of my favorite frozen cup flavor *google New Orleans frozen cups* , but way more healthy with natural sugars from the fruits itself. Check out the recipe on the blog click the link in my bio to head straight there. 5 simple ingredients and one blender is all ya need🌱🍊
  • There’s some steel cut oats underneath all that scrumptious abundance 👩🏽‍🍳 Berries, nuts, seeds, bananas, date nectar  shall I go on?!! Vegan breakfast y’all 🌱
  • Jerk Oven Fries with Guacamole Dip🥑 Delicioso! Real simple, satisfying great as an appetizer or if your vegan/vegetarian a great dinner.
  • Nutrient rich smoothies will have you energized throughout the day in between your meals. This green smoothie was completely delicious!

____________________________________ 👩🏽‍🍳Recipe

1 handful of arugula 
1 very ripe banana
1 cup of frozen spinach 
1 cup of coconut milk (unsweetened) or more for the right consistency
1 tablespoon of Maca Powder (find it on amazon)
1/8 teaspoon of holy basil extract ( also on amazon)

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy!
  • The first juice is my infamous beet, pomegranate and cherry juice 🥤 If you are looking for a full gut cleanse, well baby this is it. Make absolutely no plans for the evening after drinking two glasses of this😂 .
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The second juice is spinach, apple and ginger, delicious is an understatement to this drink. Cheers to good health!

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Bonita Applecrumb

Bonita Applecrumb

A New Orleans native currently residing in beautiful New York. My favorites past time is hanging with a bunch of cool kids and cooking delicious meals for them! When I'm not in the kitchen I'm usually in my local thrift store looking for photo props.

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