Like most millennials, I spend most of my time on the internet. I’m usually on one of the popular social media sites scrolling and clicking things that interest me. However, I do try to make an effort to find new things outside of my networks. Here is little list of random, and some not so random, items I found on the internet that I really liked.
The How I Work series on Lifehacker is an interesting archive of people who have a variety of different jobs. They talk about what they do everyday both before and after work. http://lifehacker.com/tag/how-i-work
This was an interesting artcile about the model minority myth. I enjoy learning about society and culture, and as a black woman, especially one that has lived in East Asia, I wish the model minority didn’t exisist. It doesn’t help people of color; it hurts them. http://everydayfeminism.com/2015/04/dismantle-model-minority-myth/#.WOwk7Aw5eZY.facebook
I was listening to the podcast Another Round and during an episode they interviewed two Registered Dietitians who are also best friends. The advice that they gave was informative and their advice was geared towards people of color. http://www.foodheavenmadeeasy.com/meet-food-heaven/
A few years ago, one of my coworkers showed me this blog. I had forgotten about it until a couple of weeks ago. The blog itself is nicely laid out blog. The creator, Darya, writes about eating healthy and living a healthy life. Plus, she has an interesting backstory. http://www.summertomato.com/
If you know me, you know that I love music. Thanks to my parents, I’ve been exposed to all different types of music. Years of choir, musical theater and randomly learning how to play instruments have led me to enjoy the majority of different musical genres.
When I travel, I only like to listen to certain songs. I think it’s because I’m always thinking about what’s about to happen next and what I did to get there. I made a list of my top ten songs on my travel playlist. I listen to these songs whenever I travel. You can find all of these songs on Spotify.
Life has been a little hectic in the 185, that’s the area code of Nanjing if you didn’t know. I’ve been trying to work out consistently, make a plan for next year and write a million cover letters. My cooking has taken a backseat, but it’s always at the forefront of my mind. I have been baking and cooking a little less and trying to remember to post on my social media outlets. It’s not that I don’t like to post,actually, I enjoy writing posts for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Unfortunately, I forget to create the post within the desired time frame.
Despite my cooking hiatus, I made a couple of spectacular foods that tasted great, but the recipes definitely need to be more developed. I made tiny cookies filled with buttercream. I want these cookies to be cake or cupcake toppers. I’m still figuring them out.
Next, I made a mixed bean chili with biscuits.The beans that I used were black beans and kidney beans The chili was a little spicy but good. The biscuits were soft and tasted like a biscuit I would buy back home.
So, I’m trying to learn how to create more recipes from scratch. I’m tired of modifying recipes and trying to make them my own. I’m ready to experiment with different flavors and see what I can create. Over the weeks, I’ll post what I’m learning about cooking from scratch. This will include triumphs and fails.
Last but not least, I have new video! This is my first “live” video and I was a little nervous while making it. It’s about me at the grocery store doing my weekly shopping. I shop at a store called Metro in Nanjing. It’s like a Costco or a Sam’s Club. They sell a variety of imported and Chinese goods. Enjoy!
Check out my new video! My cupcakes are literally on fire.