Welcome to What a Tasty Dish! This space is my repository for delicious foods, clean eating, healthy purposeful living, and positive thinking. But first, let’s get into the nitty gritty of who I am.
I’m a 27-year-old lawyer in Baltimore City. I am a Black woman. I am fat. I am a spoiled only child. Scorpio sun, Sagittarius rising, Leo moon. Ox. Whatever. There’s more and less to me than all of that. For example:
- I am a Christian. You wouldn’t know it from my day to day interactions, and when you devote yourself to a spiritual practice, that failure to live by faith feels especially disappointing.
- I am an amateur cook. Not even a chef yet, I know. But as I work to get fitter (happier, more productive), I want to develop my own clean and tasty recipes, learn techniques, and increase my skills as a baby foodie.
- I am a writer. I miss the written word. I miss composition. The absence of writing in my life has been felt, and reading reminds me I don’t write. So here’s to putting my shit on the paper, as Gloria Anzaldúa eloquently said, among other poignant things about the power of writing and sharing with others.
Now, let’s get to why I created this space.
Preparing food (among other things) is a practice I am passionate about pursuing and refining. So when I post entries that seem like common sense (e.g., whoa, did you know that citrus fruits have a lot of Vitamin C?!), don’t laugh at me terribly much. I’m working on it. I have been an emotional eater most of my life. If it was less than five dollars, had frosting on it, or (God help me) cream filling? Your girl would eat it. I distinctly remember a summer where I ate a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream upon returning home from my summer job.
Five days a week.
A whole pint.
Every work day.
But I digress.
I am committed to converting foods that typically have a lot of processed components into cleaner dishes. Partially because I miss those dishes, and I have learned over the past few months that clean, healthy food can still be fun and delicious to eat.
I also will share updates from my participation in all sorts of challenges, both voluntary and involuntary. I may fall down sometimes. But I’ll try my hardest to get back up. And if I ever see you’re down, I’ll help you up as best I can.
If you would like to get in contact with me, you can follow me on Twitter. I am working on creating other contact methods; so stay tuned. You can also see my recipe
hoarding collections on Pinterest.