I’m the 20 something year old–self-taught cook + baker, writer, and part-time photographer (on days my husband isn’t able to take photos) behind Orchids + Sweet Tea. In addition, I’m a connoisseur of interior decorating (hence my passion for beautifully staged food photos!), a wife, Mama to a witty toddler, AND absolute Foodie + Sweets-Lover! Whew! I know I just described myself as a lot right? Haha.
Born and raised in the South (Florida to be exact!), I am currently a resident of the Big Apple (NYC) + explorer of all the amazing Gems that exist in this big melting pot of a city!
I’ve spent the last two years blogging (on + off) as a hobby, until I decided to take the major leap to blog more seriously in July 2017 as a way to build a community for those who desire to use the little they have to make the best in their lives (especially when it comes to whipping up great food + cultivating the mind, body, + soul!). With this decision, I chose to manage and host my own site and build Orchids + Sweet Tea from the ground up (with no experience in web development or computers). Haha. Insane. I know! Thank Goodness for my Husband, who often times manages that side of things and he’s my photographer, too (as I briefly mentioned before)! Wohoo! But I couldn’t be any happier to be on this journey alongside all of you, while getting the opportunity to share my love for food and desire for ultimate wellness in every area of my life.
On any given day, I’m the one who enjoys a daily dose of Caramel Frappuccino from Starbucks (that equates to a good glass of Wine in my head!), BUT because I’ve been slowly removing dairy from my diet, I now enjoy a nice cup of Pineapple Black Tea Lemonade. I have a wall full of Inspirational quotes to start my day in order to keep me motivated to conquer all challenges ahead and I am a big God believer (my foundation + rock in everything!).
I have written for several Blog platforms/Online Magazines, including The Breakup Queen, Rover’s Theo Magazine, UniDays The Edit, Enigma Life + continues to expand my fresh & creative perspective throughout many other opportunities. I also pride myself as a Letter Writer for the To Love Ourselves Letter Project, which I voluntarily spread words of encouragement + love to women around the world! Orchids + Sweet Tea has also been humbled to have been featured on Blog News Weekly for one of my favorite recipes–Loaded Sweet Potato topped with Guacamole as well as an exclusive interview by the awesome blogger, Miss Ashley Allison and I am currently a contributing Chef on a new Food App–UHungry?, where consumers learn to rethink their relationship with food!
As you can see, the recipes on Orchids + Sweet Tea prove that eating GOOD can be a reality while using healthier alternatives to practice a healthy lifestyle. I’m here to prove that eating healthier doesn’t have to be boring, dreadful, or feel like a death sentence! You can still enjoy great flavors, childhood favorites, and much more as long as you are more intentional with the ingredients that you choose to use in your dishes.
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“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicate masterpieces–just GOOD food from fresh ingredients.” -Julia Child
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