We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.”
– Khalil Gibran
Author Archives: Chidera Allison
Love has left yet another scar,
I’m still unsure of why I let it in every time when I know how it ends.
Amidst the uncertainty, I’m certain it’s not meant to scar.
Something inside of me still lets me believe in it.
I love cute treats! If you’re anything like me then you want treats that don’t take you forever to make so you can have them in your mouth as soon as possible.
Today, I made cornbread mini-muffins because they are my new obsession. It takes 10 minutes to bake 12 muffins. That’s definitely every foodie’s dream. Of course, the basket was empty in no time because my sister couldn’t get enough. Baking another batch right now!
Serving size: 48
Prep time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 10-15 minutes
3/4 cup yellow cornflour
1+1/4 cups all-purpose flour (levelled-off)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2+1/2 tablespoons honey
3/4 cup milk (whichever you prefer)
1 stick unsalted butter.
- In a medium bowl, mix the dry ingredients together (cornflour, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt).
- In a small bowl, whisk the eggs together then whisk in the honey and milk.
- Melt and cool the butter.
- Add, the egg mixture and melted butter to the dry ingredients. Don’t over mix the batter.
- Line mini-muffin pans with cooking spray or oil then scoop in the batter evenly. (I like to just fill it only half way because it will rise in the oven.
- Pre-heat over to 350 degrees and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the top is golden-brown.
- Cool the muffins down.
TIP: They taste better when served warm.
I hope you love them as much as I do!
**Don’t be boxed in by a recipe, spice your food to taste. Make your meal yours**
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
– James Baldwin
There’s always a reason why they can’t be what you need
But they always need you to be everything to them
We must let go of the life we have planned…to accept the one that is waiting for us.”
– Joseph Campbell
From you, I learned.
I learned that to the wrong person, you’ll never be good enough.
I learned that not everyone has a heart as big as mine and that’s ok.
I learned that words mean nothing when they’re not backed up by actions.
I learned that loving a selfish person can be mentally and emotionally exhausting.
I learned that being taken for granted has nothing to do with me and everything to do with you.
I learned that I have to be my own support system.
I learned there’s really a thin line between love and hate.
I learned to love myself enough.
This is me hoping everyone had a great day and has at least one reason to be thankful. I’m thankful for the roof over my head and food on the table. Also, friends and family that I love and get to share life with.
I had a not-so-tradition lunch/dinner with a few friends and family. Gizzard coconut rice, spicy grilled chicken, baked spicy garlic potatoes, spicy gizzards & beef, coleslaw and cornbread mini-muffins. It was worth the hours spent in the kitchen.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
You’re holding back
Pushing people away
Painting them ugly
Questioning their motive
Because you’re still holding on to him
Hoping tomorrow he’ll want you again
You’ll be together again
He’s all your heart knows and craves
Wake up, darling
He doesn’t want you today
Stop holding on to yesterday.
A pretty face
And a soul that lacks depth
What a flaw that is.