everything you want + need

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everything you want + need

The Basics:

If one exists I’ve either already provided it, or I’ve told you where to find it. All of my written recipes are available on this website, either for free or in one of my ebooks. If you don’t see it here, I don’t have one.

If you hadn’t noticed, my Instagram page is on a grid layout – three across each time:

Generally this is as close to a recipe as it’ll get because I very rarely use them, but if I did it’s detailed in one of the three captions so make sure you always check those to avoid asking for information that’s riiiight there.  

This is purposeful: I plan to offer some curated, small-batch items for sale in the near future. ?I’ve always loved playing with spices and aromatics and I make more blends, sauces, rubs, and marinades for myself at home than I purchase. Sometimes I share all of the spices and seasonings I used in a meal, sometimes I only show some of them, and other times I don’t show them at all. For a full list of all the spices and seasonings in my cabinet, check out my Pantry Essentials. I encourage you to experiment with flavors on your own because remember: taste is subjective!

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(or the title, if we’re talking IGTV.)

I’ve created a page with all of the equipment I use calling Cooking Essentials. It contains absolutely everything along with links you can use to purchase or learn more about each item. Another resource is my Amazon Storefront. When you buy items directly from my storefront I receive a small commission, which helps offset the costs of running this website and providing y’all with free recipes and such.

**NOTE: Currently Amazon workers are on strike in an effort to secure better conditions and compensation for the challenges faced since the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced. Feel free to browse my kitchen via my storefront and learn about what I use, but I recommend not crossing the picket line and purchasing the items from somewhere else.

Are you sure I haven’t already? There are almost 1,000 posts on my Instagram page, so scroll back and explore! I don’t take suggestions for what I post on Instagram but if there’s anything you’d like to see me develop a YouTube tutorial and/or written recipe for fill out this form to make a recipe request. I’ll crosspost content to Instagram as applicable.

I record under natural light using my iPhone XS Max. I use this cheap selfie stand to hold the phone while I’m doing my thing (it clips onto my countertops). I edit my videos using the InShot app with music that I own. My videos get flagged by record labels and removed all the time: there is no trick you can use to circumvent copyright restrictions.

Same thing: I use my iPhone and natural light. I edit the ingredients posts with HujiCam and the final dish photos with VSCO.

Check out the guide I’ve created on purchasing and downloading the ebooks I currently have available in my online store.

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Everything I keep in my spice cabinet, and more.

A detailed list of all of my cookware, gadgets, and utensils, plus recommendations for outfitting your first kitchen.