The Kitchenista Diaries

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Self-taught cook. DMV.
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#GiveawayAlert! Who will win the #Jollof Wars? 
DC gets to decide who makes the best Jollof at the @jolloffestival DC, on July 7th at @unionmarketdc. The event kicks off at 2pm. Want to win a pair of tickets? Tag a friend in the comments and we will choose a winner randomly on Wednesday 6/27! Must be following @jolloffestival & @thekitchenista to win!
#jolloffestival #jolloffestdc #jollofwars #jollofrice
These refreshing watermelon & feta skewers are one of my favorite summer appetizers! Recipe is available in The Kitchenista’s Appetizers Handbook. Scroll to get the promo code for a special flash sale! 50% off all digital downloads this weekend at e-junkie.com/thekitchenista. 
#kitchenistadiaries #kitchenista #watermelon🍉 #watermelonandfeta #summercooking #ebooksforsale
Throw a little shade at the cookout.
Get your shirt this weekend and support the #kitchenistadiaries! Link in bio to purchase!

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#QTNA before you fix a plate at the cookout. Cop a shirt at Teespring.com/potatosalad!

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Summer is officially here, so it's time for a very important #PSA:⠀
Friends don't let friends use lighter fluid.⠀
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Wear this to save a cookout (and cop a chimney starter!) T-shirt campaign ends Monday!  Link in bio to purchase! #kitchenistadiaries #grillingszn
New book alert! Follow the @cocktailbandits and purchase a copy of Holy Spirits at 
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Have you added our book 'Holy Spirits!' to your home library yet?!? Enjoy our perspective on Charleston culture through cocktails: a mixture of stories and original recipes. 💃🏽🍹📚 ++++++++++++++++++
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#Selfcare often happens in the kitchen for me. To read about how I coped with personal and career setbacks this year, check out this preview of my newest digital cookbook, The Kitchenista Diaries: Volume 1. (IG link in bio!) https://buff.ly/2JITXi8

#kitchenistadiaries #mentalhealthawareness
Today's news rocked me to my core. Even more than his inclusive approach to food media, and the way he consistently spoke out in times of controversy, Anthony Bourdain inspired me to embrace my flaws and fight my demons. His rawness and honesty about his battles with addiction touched me in a way that most celebrities don't. 
Mental illness isn't a badge that most of us want to wear on our sleeves, but it is something that I wish was easier to discuss. Especially in the creative community. We have to do more than tell people to pray it away, or "check on their strong friends" or tweet suicide prevention hotlines in the wake of devastating news. Don't know what the solution is or how to wrap my head around the news this week. It numbed me, and I am somewhat relieved to retreat back to my social media break to have some space from it all. 
There are very few men in this industry who I adore, and he was one of them. At times like this I look to the food writers and journalists who will make sense of this loss better than my attempt to gather my thoughts. I'm saddened for his family and those who were lucky enough to meet him or know him personally. As for me... this weekend I’m probably going to cry a little more, and binge my favorite episodes of #PartsUnknown, eat the best food that I can, and have a beer in his honor. 
I hope that he found his peace. 💔
Last Sunday’s slow roasted chicken quarters. Cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, garlic, oregano, kosher salt and black pepper for the seasoning. Rubbed down with duck fat and roasted on a bed of onions, peppers & stock at 300°F until cooked through and liquid evaporated. Broiled to crisp the skin. #kitchenista #chickenlevelshigh
Coconut milk stone ground #grits + spiced #peaches. I have been dedicated to the #teamsavorygrits life up until now, but this rocked me to my core. No, it doesn't taste like cream of wheat.  #kitchenista #breakfastordessert #peachesandcream #sugarinmygrits #shakingthetable
#ribeyesteak & anchovy herb butter, roasted green beans & buttermilk onion rings.
#steaknight #sousvidesteak #kitchenista #thursdaydinner
Pimento #macandcheese! Finally happy with this version after trying it a few times. It's tweaked from my original classic mac, and I plan to share the recipe as part of upcoming summer content. So perfect with BBQ dishes! #kitchenistasundays #kitchenista #macncheese #pimentocheese #southernfood #bakedmacandcheese #bakedmacncheese #sundaydinner #sundaydinners