My Rainbow Pizza Recipe – A Bright Idea for Meatless Monday

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Meatless Monday is a concept that dates back to conservation efforts during World War 1, but regained popularity in the last decade as a public health awareness initiative. The idea behind it is to improve public health by going meatless once a week, to reduce risks of cancer, heart disease and diabetes while reducing your […]

Trinidad Corn Soup, American Ingredients – The Trini Corn Soup Remix

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  Unless you’ve been under a rock for the last few days, huge swaths of America have been affected by the Polar Vortex. It’s been miserably cold here in Chicago, and for a few days we were completely snowed in and hibernating while the wind chill dipped to minus 40 and below. Being hunkered down […]

Add These To Your Grocery List – Healthy Foods For Stunning Skin

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  By now the basic tenets of any healthy dietary plan should be known to one and all. Avoid fried, highly processed foods and sweets. Drink water. Eat salads, and increase your whole fruit and vegetable intake. All of these things. You are what you eat. Yadda yadda yadda. But did you know there are […]

Spectacular Holiday Seafood Recipes from Chef Julius Russell

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Perhaps you’re wondering, who is Chef Julius Russell and why does Afrobella feature his recipes from time to time? I’ll tell you. Chef Julius is an incredibly talented chef who I’ve come to know through living here in Chicago. He’s a private chef who has cooked for a dazzling array of celebrities. He gives cooking […]

Delicious, Excessive Indulgence. Inside the Chicago Gourmet Food Fest

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I had an AMAZING weekend full of yummy food, potent spirits, and obscene levels of fun enjoyed under a clear blue sky and deliciously warm early fall weather. Here I am, in my element!   But wait – I’m getting ahead of myself. Bellas, I’ve got amazing news that will mean some exciting, fun, fresh […]

Dinner Tonight? Chef Julius Gives Me His Red Beans and Rice Recipe

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  I haven’t blogged much about cooking or food in general lately – traveling too often got me off my regular cooking schedule and sometimes it’s a struggle getting back down to it. Lately I’ve been making more of an effort to follow a clean eating regimen and reign in all of the high processed […]

A Valentine’s Day Recipe from Chef Julius

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Whether you’re single or romantically involved, today should be about love and happiness and things that make for a fuller and more delicious life. I wish you all a Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m back home from New York Fashion Week madness, and looking forward to continuing the Valentine’s Day celebration with my husband. In the […]