Drink: Peppermint Tea

Courtesy of FeastandFarm.com Peppermint tea is a popular herbal tea that is naturally calorie- and caffeine-free. Some research has suggested that the oils in peppermint may have a number of other health benefits, such as fresher breath, better digestion, and reduced pain from headaches. Peppermint tea also has antibacterial properties. Boil 2 cups of water. Add 15 to 20 fresh mint leaves. I like to … Continue reading Drink: Peppermint Tea

Authentically East Food Tour: Are You Ready?

Rose Smith (Coach Smith) birthed the idea of the Authentically East Austin Food Tour as a result of the work and legacy left behind by so many business owners and community advocates of these historic neighborhoods.  Her father-in-law (Charles Smith Sr. – Founder of Blackland Neighborhood Association) was determined to fight the University of Texas’ attempts to buy land in the Blackland neighborhood.  And, as … Continue reading Authentically East Food Tour: Are You Ready?

Giving Back at the Central Texas Food Bank

Last week I had the opportunity give back to my community by volunteering at the Central Texas Food Bank. The new facility is nice and it houses a kitchen as well. I didn’t know what to expect being it was my first time there. The staff was prepared and had a workflow that got us assigned quickly, with a quick training presentation, we were off … Continue reading Giving Back at the Central Texas Food Bank


Seafood Salad 14 ounces crab 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1-2 stalks celery (amount per preference), finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning 1/2 teaspoon dill Salt to taste Note: Can also do this with left over shrimp 🙂 Separate crab into individual pieces (only if compressed in package – if not, disregard) and chop into 1/2-inch pieces; add to a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients and … Continue reading 💜SEAFOOD SALAD💜