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Day 20: Iced Sweet Tea

Sweet Tea for Sweltering Southern Summers I wouldn’t be surprised if stated somewhere in the heavily-amended Alabama Constitution is a rule that an Alabama-based blog can’t do a series on tea without a post on iced sweet tea. So I… Continue Reading →

Day 19: Boba Tea!

There’s some contention about who exactly came up with boba (or bubble) tea, but whoever it was is one of my tea heroes. What we do know is that this delish drink originated and became popular in Taiwan in the… Continue Reading →

Day 15: An Indian Tea Snack: Masala Chai, Pakoras, Vadas

But First, Tea There’s nothing like the spicy warmth of masala chai. While some premade masalas aren’t great, you can easily create your own fresh masala mix with a handful of spices. There are several tried-and-true methods of making stellar chai…. Continue Reading →

Day 12: Matcha Oreos!

Years ago my brother received a package of goodies from family in Japan, and among the treats were Green Tea KitKats. They were so good that I’m pretty sure we ate the whole bag that same day. Since then they’ve… Continue Reading →

Our Wallet-Friendly Wedding

So, first, a disclaimer: this post was supposed to be prettier, more in-depth, and Pinterest-level inspiring, but I was too busy planning, executing, and enjoying my wedding to really plan for this blog post. Long story short: we catered our… Continue Reading →

A Quick Christmas Brunch

Who wants to throw down in the kitchen on Christmas morning (or even Boxing Day, if you’re off)? Prepping this brunch is quick, easy, and tasty. Pictured is the Eggtastic Casserole and Pom Salad we enjoyed Christmas morning. We had… Continue Reading →

A Yuletide Holiday: Christmas Eve Fun and Christmas Day Fare

I happened upon a mini gingerbread house cookie cutter the other day, just in time for a speed gingerbread house contest on Christmas Eve. We’ll have video on the Youtube channel soon, but in the meantime, check out our creations:  … Continue Reading →

Pan Dulce (Vegan)

Soft and sweet, this treat is perfect to celebrate El Día de los Muertos! For the Dough: 2/3 cup lukewarm water 1 package (2 ¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast 1/3 cup sugar 5 tablespoons vegetable shortening ½ cup coconut milk… Continue Reading →

World Vegan Day + Día de los Muertos

I’ve been waiting all summer to show off my new Muerta Frida shirt, proudly purchased from the kick-ass artists over at Mi Vida. While it still feels like summer here in Alabama, November is officially here, so I can finally… Continue Reading →

Quick’n’Simple Moroccan-Inspired Couscous

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup golden Raisins Cardomom seeds from about 2 pods (crushed by pilon or spice grinder) a shake or two each of ground ginger, clove, cumin, cayenne pepper,… Continue Reading →

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