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    Meal Prep

      I think meal prep is a part of adulting, especially in this day and age. We are always busy… working 40 hours a week,  going to the gym, pretending we actually like things like hot yoga, walking the dog, sleeping, having a “social life” oh yeah, and eating. After a busy day at work the last thing you want to do it cook… especially when you cook for a living. My thing with meal prep is I have no desire to eat the same thing two times in a row let alone for a whole week.  Thanks, but no thanks. I have recently made a job change. I went…

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    My Dream Wedding: If money was not an Issue

      Let me start off by saying; the chances of me getting married any time soon are slim… basically non existent. I’m not even dating at the moment. But that being said, in some capacity, everyone  including myself has thought about their dream wedding. In order to stay on top of trends for my clients I follow a lot of wedding and event planning  pages on Facebook and Instagram. Occasionally, I pick up copy of the “Knot magazine”. I am not on Pinterest as often as I would like to, but best believe I have a “dream wedding board” At one point in my life I was OBSESSED with Peacocks.…

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    Who Runs the World?

    … GIRLS, we run this mother… in the words of  Beyonce; Queen Bae. Wait, I thought I was Queen Bae, guess I’ll share my title. I am currently belting the song “ Run the World” by Beyonce, so its only natural that this is the title of my post. Some of my readers may know me as a friend, a family member, an acquaintance or,  the girl who made your wedding cake. Yes, I may be all of those things, but what  you may not know about me is that I’m actually really shy, an introvert if you will. This comes as a surprise to many who know me. It…

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    HANGRY

    HANGRY Adj slang used to describe someone who is moody because they are hungry. Have you seen the snickers commercials? “You aren’t you when you’re hungry, grab a snicker’s?” Well it’s totally true! Maybe not that a snickers is going to make you feel more you, but you are a totally different person when you are hungry. I wake up at 4:00 am every morning and began my routine. I love sleep, so I say 4:00 but I really mean 4:00ish. After I’ve pressed the snooze button five times, tell myself if you leave the house early enough you can grab Starbucks on the way in. (Starbucks is out of…

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    Alternative Baking

    Over the past year I have become a bit of a specialty/ alternative baker. Not really intentionally, it kinda just happened. From previous blog posts you may or may not know, but I have dabbled in gluten free baking. This past weekend I had a bride that requested a small sugar free cake for her wedding.  Her father is a diabetic, but he loves his cake. She also had some vegans at the wedding, so I also made vegan cupcakes also.    I have made vegan cupcakes before and they were good, but the ones I made this weekend were GREAT. There are so many substitutes for eggs; chia seeds…

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    I have Black Thumbs 

    I’m not  sure how many of you are following me on Instagram. If you’re not, maybe you should start @gourmetbae.  There’s a great picture up there from the day I decided to become a farmer.  The week if Easter on a whim and very ambitiously I decided to start a Gourmet Bae farm. ( I’m exaggerating here… fam is not the right word, more like micro garden) the complete opposite of sustainability. But hey, it’s the thought that counts right. I’ve always wanted to start my own vegetable and herb garden, but I was not blessed with green thumbs.  After the excitability wears off I would probably forget to water…

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    Gluten What ?

    Did you know that May is not only the month of Cinco de Mayo!… Happy Cinco De Mayo my friends. May is also celiac awareness month. Working in the food industry the topic of gluten free food is a common one.  I remember one time I was working for a company. We were working on a wedding and the groom was a celiac.  One of the cooks suggested that if we were working on his meal we should not only change our gloves, cooking tools and sanitize or station, but we should also change our chef jackets. It is standard procedure when dealing with food allergies to take it seriously;…

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    Event Planning  From  Both  Sides 

     I have been to events, but it is also my job to plan execute and deliver flawless events. As the client it is important to know all or as many of the facts about said event before you even start contacting vendors. Once you are at a good point. Start calling people up, ask your friends who they’ve used in the past. Word of mouth is the best way to get accurate and honest feedback on vendors. Date: Location: Delivery time: Set up time: Will you be needing attendants to set up/ break down Table cloths, napkins, china, glassware, silverware disposable or rental How many guests: What are your likes…

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    Tofurkey anyone? 

    First let me start by saying I’ve tried tofurkey, not a fan. Most people don’t understand why you would want to be a vegetarian in the first place. And then, they get even more confused when you say you occasionally eat things like chicken-less nuggets. Sometimes you just kinda miss the taste, and want something easy and effortless. I’ve been a vegetarian for a little over a year now. More specifically I am a pescetarian . My only source of meat protein comes from fish. All my other protein comes from soy,nuts,eggs, and beans. I decided to try this lifestyle on a whim. I wanted to eat more healthier and…

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    Hands In the Pot, Life Update

    I have my hands in a lot of different pots right now. Literally and figuratively, so moving forward I think all of my posts will be life event updates and a few posts about food…I went on vacation to Florida at the end of July, and when I came back, I quit my job. I was never happy there and things were just going downhill. Yes, we work to make money, but happiness is a big part of it. So is being treated well, and being appreciated. At said job I would have to be in at 8:00 and I rarely made it in on time mainly because I just…