My Inner Foodie

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  1. BlackguyExecutive

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    I became a bonafide FOODIE at around 12 years old when my mother sent me (at my request) to a cooking camp for the summer. I remember she asked me what I wanted to do over my summer break and to her and my dad's surprise I said, I wanted to learn to cook. Little did I know, my mother had managed to find a summer camp for cooking and she signed me up. My love affair with flavor and spices and cooking styles began that summer and I have been cooking ever since. I actually went back to that camp multiple summers. I recently asked my mom why she agreed to let me go to cooking camp when all the other boys were signing up for Sports Camp or Boy Scouts or Martial Arts. She looked at me and said, learning to cook simply made you happy and that's all that I cared about.

    Looking back, I am glad that my mom let me go to that camp. I love to cook and I think every boyfriend that I have ever had has experienced my joy of reaching a man's heart through cuisine. Who doesn't love an interesting food bursting with flavor or that alternative way to use avocado?

    How many of you lovely gents can throw down in the Kitchen? How many of you can't even boil water?

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    I am getting started on cooking food. I have mastered @OckyDub easy chicken bake recipe that he posted on Cypher Avenue and I have been eating it all throughout graduate school. Also one breakfast meal that I make to eat throughout the week is called the Italian Sausage Egg Bake from the MyFitnessPal blog. As time goes on, I want to keep on learning more and more breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes that are EASY. They gotta be easy because I am in GRAD school which takes up so much time.
     
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    I do well enough to feed myself but def not good enough to cook for other people, lol
     
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    I must say I am definitely a cook. My family was night owls and I was the only early bird. So I'd be starving by the time they woke up. So I thought myself how to cook. Was gonna go to culinary school, but I liked being a strategist and designer a little bit more. Favorite meat to cook is lamb and BBQ, cheesecake and so much more...lol
     
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    LOL I wonder what your specialty is for yourself
     
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    LOL Oh ok next time you gotta have us try some of your cheesecake. I had some chocolate cheesecake the night before I got back into my workout regimen. Was amazing!
     
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    Can you just let me know when I can stop by for dinner?
     
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    These are some weeknight simple meals because I'm not trying to feed anyone but me and trying to get in and out of the kitchen in less than an hour.





    However... one a Sunday, I can do a full course spread with dessert when I'm feeling it.
     
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    That's a great story man. Kudos to mom for making her kid happy. My mom worked in the library and always brought cookbooks home in the summer when my sister and I started staying by ourselves. Her philosophy was that if we were hungry, we needed to learn how to cook. My sis and I never had a problem preparing meals and both of us cook all the time.

    Here are some of my food pics posted on Instagram.



     
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    Toasted Tuna with Spinach Salad topped with Strawberries, raisins, oats and pinch of dressing.

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    wow those dishes look good!
     
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    I am definitely a cook as well. I don't cook as much because I physically cannot eat as much as used to, but when I do cook I have specialties that people ask for. Some of my specialties include:

    Baked Macaroni and Cheese (for special occasions I do a special Smoked Gouda and White Cheddar version of it)
    Cornbread and Sage Stuffing (Dressing for black people in the South)
    Corn Pudding (delicious with everything)
    Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
    Milky Way Cake
    Sweet Potato Salad (Don't do that much...Usually during the summer)
    Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole
    Turkey Chili

    I could go on. Next time I make some of these, I will post pictures.
     
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    I am slowly getting better with cooking! I definitely use @OckyDub Easy Bake Chicken Recipe on a REGULAR basis. So easy and great for my graduate student budget! Another new high protein, low carb and overall HEALTHY recipe I made over the weekend is called Kale and Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken! So easy and tastes good! Google: "Hello Healthy Kale and Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken".
     
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    I have always wanted to make a homemade pizza. On my to-do list in about two weeks! Good stuff
     
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    Next time I make Rum Based chicken I will do a step-by-step. Trust me I got the recipe from a Jamaican. Shits amazing!!!
     
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