Yeah… Bouillon cubes… What are they? Bouillon cubes are those salted flavor cubes used as a short cut for making broth or as a flavor enhancer for meats, beans, and other foods. My African readers may be more familiar with the brand, Maggi. During my 3+ years in West Africa, I remember it was used [...]
When many women think of journaling, they may think of teenage girls writing down their most guarded secrets — big dreams for the future and secret crushes. However, journaling is a very healthy activity for adult women — particularly women with fibroids and other reproductive health challenges. While many of my followers connect my [...]
Gluten free is all the rage now that more consumers are becoming better educated about foods that make them ill. I even wrote a post about it called, My Gluten Free Experiment.
What is gluten?
Gluten is in wheat and wheat products; it gives breads their chewy texture. Gluten is not only [...]
There was a time when I wanted it all. Having it all, for me, meant a big house, a nice car, a great job paying well over $100,000 per year at an international development company where I traveled over the world collecting a bunch of stuff to display in my big house. Where did I [...]
Have you ever heard of Dr. Mark Hyman? I referenced him before in a prior post, Health & Heredity: The Curse of Being a Black Woman. I was introduced to him as a student at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I love his work because he [...]
Many women with fibroids or a number of other reproductive health challenges feel indifference towards their gynecologist. Some women describe their visits as an “assembly line” — you walk in, wait to be called, then there may be an assistant who grumbles at you to take your clothes off and get in the stir-ups. Then [...]
One of the things I write about in my new e-book, Loving My Fibroids Away: A 10 Day Detox Plan, is finding local support for your new lifestyle. One of the things I have been able to find is an organic food [...]
YES! It is almost here! My first e-book, Loving My Fibroids Away: A 10-Day Detox Plan, will be ready for you on February 14, 2013 and I could not be more excited! I have been working so hard on this e-book to give you the BEST information on [...]
Greetings! Over the last few months, I have thought very hard about the direction of this blog and whether or not I have been accomplishing what I want to accomplish. The answer has been a resounding no. I started off writing about fibroids and sharing my own story about what I continue to [...]
“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.”
― Laurie Colwin
The holiday season is upon us! I must admit, my brain is still stuck in last [...]
About Halona Black…My name is Halona Black and my life begins in the kitchen! What does that mean, you ask? It means I take responsibility for my own life by eating foods that nourish and heal. Want to learn how to do the same? Contact me at chef at GarlicAndLemonsLLC dot com.
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