Orchids + Sweet Tea is a website devoted to making quick + easy recipes, BUT with a twist on exclusively focusing on #Vegan desserts. It’s also a website that shares a few Motherhood truths, which ultimately ties into clean eating, self-improvement, natural hair care, + wellness as a Lifestyle for the entire family, but most importantly for your little one.
Relaunched in July 2017 as a community for Mommies, the Sweetly-Obsessed Vegan, Extraordinary Foodie, Lifestyle fanatic, + Regular Folk.
As you can see, the recipes on Orchids + Sweet Tea stem from a whole lot of flavor! You may see a sprinkle of vegetarian dishes as well as a few sweets (all from old posts that I couldn’t let go of). However, more recently, Orchids + Sweet Tea’s main focus is on vegan desserts.
If you’re new to Orchids + Sweet Tea, you won’t want to leave without checking out these 7 recipes (ranging from spicy to sweet):
- Chunky Vegan Chocolate Chip + Pretzel Cookies
- Loaded Nachos: Chicken + Black Beans
- Southerner’s Banana Pudding
- Cinnamon Chia Oatmeal with Caramelized Apple
- Pumpkin Cheesecake + Ginger Snap Trifle
- Spicy Tomato Chickpea Sauce with Baked Chicken + Brown Rice
- Salad: Maple Walnut + Pecan Encrusted Salmon
Ok, so I’m not vegan! In reality, my family and I don’t subscribe to ANY single diet. We did give the vegetarian diet a try earlier in the year, but then went back to eating meat. Later on, we tried eating a solely vegan diet, but that didn’t work for my little guy, so we went back to eating meat. NOW, we just focus on eating clean and incorporating the vegan diet in between meals and for all sweet treats.
“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces—just good food from fresh ingredients.” –Julia Child
Since entering my journey of cooking and eating clean (early 2017), I’ve decided that I want to focus on creating the most delicious sweet treat recipes while keeping it healthy for everyone (including my little one). Plus, I’ve been doing my due diligence in removing dairy from my diet (hopefully entirely as time goes on) in correlation with my Thyroid’s sensitivity to it. While it’s been a major life change for me (since I’m a HUGE lover of CHEESE), I’ve experimented with new ways to still enjoy all the GOOD STUFF + great tasting foods without suffering health wise.
“You don’t have to eat less, you just have to eat right.” -Unknown
I’m a 20 something connoisseur of interior decorating + cooking, Mama to a witty little boy, wife to my Best Friend + Confidant, AND absolute Foodie + Sweets-Lover!
Born and raised in the South (Florida to be exact!), hence the Southern charm that Orchids + Sweet Tea brings. I am currently a resident of the Big Apple + explorer of all the amazing Gems that exist in this big melting pot of a city! 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. Haha! 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!
Are you a Mama (or Papa) looking for a few posts about the little ones? If so, check out these Reader favorites in the Mom Life category below:
- 6 Things That Motherhood Has Taught Me
- Curly Kid: Natural Hair Care 101
- 6 Depressing Body Changes That Are Here To Stay, Mamas
- Parenting Styles: Home-Schooling or Formal Education
- 6 Holiday Season Meal Prep Hacks with a Toddler
- Best Toddler Approved Fun Things for Halloween
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Please contact me at Shanika@orchidsandsweettea.com, if you think that your brand or business fits my style so that we can make some magic! Media kit available upon request.
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