Should you toss-out your MICROWAVE oven?

For a significant period in time, microwave ovens were the hallmark of auspicious social mobility and sophistication. Initially, my exposure to the kitchen appliance came in the form of cultural appropriation via television ads while sitting on the couch of my mother’s city home in Kingston, Jamaica. As a child, I associated microwave ovens withContinue reading “Should you toss-out your MICROWAVE oven?”


Often, when creating new vegan or vegetarian meals, I would take my inspiration from  non-vegetarian/vegan recipes that I enjoyed when I was younger. This simple, healthy and vegan Caribbean appetizer, is a favorite of mine because of the delicious combination of warm dough and tenderized sautéed vegetables. Purple cabbage is widely reported as a healthyContinue reading “NEWrecipe.”


The experience of engaging with food has always been nostalgic. Consequently, it wasn’t surprising to learn that scientists have discovered that only the sense of smell bypass the thalamus before accessing the forebrain. Personally, the smell, texture, visual appearance and flavor of the food are all factors that I consider when creating and/or recreating my mostContinue reading “NEWrecipe.”


Stress is nothing more than the constant exhaustion of the thymus gland, caused by negative or weakening influences in life. -Andreas Mortiz, ND (Naturopathic Doctor) Research often reveals that the gift of civilization is not always refined or sophisticated. A couple of Saturdays ago, while on my way to visit family, I was surprisingly greetedContinue reading “Stressed?”