Author Archives: Mona

About Mona

I'm a food writer and home cook that loves to talk about healthy food and romance.

Eat as much “ice cream” as you want!

Share, if you dare…Tell me what you see when looking at this picture.  It looks like a creamy, cool bowl of ice cream with a velvety chocolate sauce, right? Wrong. This entire dish is made out of bananas, almond butter, … Continue reading

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Mimosas: saying goodbye to an old friend, and hello to a new one

Share, if you dare…We’ve been friends, close ones for many years. We have shared so many moments together. And its not as if this is an unhealthy relationship. This just isn’t working anymore. You’re uninteresting. A relic of the 80s … Continue reading

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Where to find your next girlfriend, or the perfect date for your wife/girlfriend

Share, if you dare… A cooking class is the following: a place for you to meet a person with outside interests. OR a fantastic idea for those wanting to take your beloved to someplace new: a cooking class. Please don’t … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Sun-dried Tomato, Feta, Basil & Black Olive Pasta Salad

Share, if you dare…It’s summer. Folks like me come up with reasons to get together and eat. And sometimes the food obsessed will ask you to bring something. Don’t go into a panic, and please don’t go to the largely … Continue reading

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Wonder if he/she likes you? Read on…

Share, if you dare…When I first started dating my then boyfriend, now husband, I played initiated a game. The, “I’m not gonna call him so much or be available,” game. After two days of ‘playing it cool,’ he called me … Continue reading

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Get Father’s Day Right

Share, if you dare…NSFW = NOT SAFE FOR WORK, this is a blog post for grown folks today. Just for you, some relationship and sex advice. Let’s be real about regular holidays and events, most are geared towards women and … Continue reading

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RECIPE: Shakshuka what your mama gave ya!

Share, if you dare…Note: if you’re not a fan of eggs over easy, then Shakshuka just isn’t for you. Scrambled just doesn’t work in this dish. If you like your yolks a bit runny, then you’re in for an exceptional … Continue reading

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Show me how to make it for you baby

Share, if you dare…Mona came back from a trip to Spain, Germany and France recently. After three weeks, she returned with a glow in her face and also managed to even come back smaller. Just so you know, I think … Continue reading

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A lime shortage on Cinco de Mayo? What about my margarita?

Share, if you dare…You might have heard about the worldwide lime shortage. The timing of it couldn’t be any worse as Cinco de Mayo is here. What will we do without our precious and key ingredient: limes?  ¡Cálmate! Share, if … Continue reading

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Where am I? On holiday

Share, if you dare… I just had a reader ask where I’ve been. I’m on vacation. ‘Nuff said. See you on May 10th. Love, M. Share, if you dare…

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