Get your frequently asked questions answered here!!
Why do you have a large volume of adverts in and around your website?
A, Good question! I am transitioning my blog into a business. This is not my full time job (yet) so please take a moment to look at things from my perspective. When I make a recipe that’s my time, money and labour that’s put into just one recipe. I’m more than happy to share my work online, it’s my passion however, I need be compensated for all my hard work.
This is why I have to place adverts on my blog, they can be navigated around and do not show up when printing any of my recipes. Until I reach a certain threshold in the bloggingsphere, adverts will remain at such density to compensate for my hard work.
Remember you are obtaining my recipes online for free 😉
Q, Why did you start blogging?
A, I initially started blogging as I wanted to share my passion for healthy living on a public domain. I eat live and sleep good food but only recently took the bull by its horns and decided to setup a website to make my dream a reality.
Q, How would you summarise your blog?
Gluten + dairy free infused with Caribbean flavours. It’s a blog that not only focuses on the aforementioned but is also tailored towards how to eat wholesome food accordingly to what the body needs. No fad diets or highly processed food is welcome.
Many people who do not understand the premise of my blog often say “Caribbean don’t use coconut oil” “Why are you using all purpose”. I have now made a post which you can click here to offer more clarity on what my website is about
Q, Do you have any favourite bloggers?
A, Yes, and too many to list of here. I hope to dedicate a page or section of my website to some of the blogs I enjoy reading. I like a variety of bloggers for different reasons .i.e food photography, cultural recipes, healthy living etc…
Q, I followed your instructions and the recipe simply didn’t work, can you help me?
A, Yes, I am more than happy to troubleshoot and work through any recipes that you are struggling with. Simply leave a comment under the recipe or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sometimes a recipe doesn’t work out for a number of reason. For example, if the person alters the recipe, skipped a step, missed out an ingredient or it could be something like the type of oven they used.
Regardless, we can put out heads together and figure it out. My most recent recipes offer more in depth guidance where I aim to cover common questions that you have and as well as whether the recipe can be tweaked.
Q, Do you really cook everything from scratch? Isn’t that time consuming?
A, I aim to offer my readers an authentic snippet of my daily lifestyle. This includes cooking from scratch, while I don’t cook absolutely everything from scratch, as there is a limit to what a human can physically manage, I make 80-90% of things from scratch. I come from a family of cooks, where culinary skills are celebrated not shunned. At times it can be time consuming if something unexpected occurs, but for the most part with good time management and discipline it all works out fine.
Do you subscribe to a specific diet?
I detest the word “diet” as it conjures an image of negative restrictions on the body. I lead a lifestyle that compliments my body. I suffer from both IBS and lactose intolerance, as a consequence I’m unable to eat a large quantity of dairy and wheat without an adverse reaction. As a result, I consume foods that mostly omit dairy and eat gluten free food as a means of protecting my body from an autoimmune response.
I’m not as sensitive to wheat/dairy as other people are so I can eat some moderately. However, I have chosen not to include dairy or wheat on this website so it caters to those who are exclusivity gluten/wheat/dairy free
Q, I see you’re of Caribbean background, what’s the scope on your recipes?
A, Yes and I’m very proud of my heritage and culture because it embodies my entire identity. I’ve travelled to so many Caribbean islands before I started food blogging. My passion for Caribbean food has intensified and I want to venue back to the tropics to learn more about island cooking, it’s not the same as living in the UK.
My website also features Caribbean recipes, most will be healthier adaptations, as the Caribbean community is largely afflicted by Circulatory disorders. I want to raise awareness about this and showcase Caribbean food to the maximum as it is gravely misunderstood.
Q, I left a comment but I don’t see it posted, why is that?
A, All posted are approved by me before they are published on my website. However I do reserve the right the edit and delete any of the follow
- Comment that pertain to racism, sexism, vulgar language or any sort of personal attack.
- Spam or filler comments.
- Irreverent/unrelated comment
- Low ratings from readers who simply don’t like the “look” of the recipe or haven’t tried the recipe yet make assumptions about it (makes no sense what so ever). This reflects overall on google in terms of indexing my work and may discourage visitors.
- Duplicate comment (self-explanatory)
- Soft advertising
Q, Do you accept guest posting?
A, No, moving forward with my brand I no longer accept guest posting.
Can I use your recipe or pictures?
No!!! My recipes are my own creation and pictures are protected by copyright. I do not allow in any shape or form ANYONE to do any of the aforementioned. I do grant permission for my recipe to be cited in roundups as long as a BACKLINK to the author (being me) is referenced somewhere that is visible.
If I stumble upon any of my recipes verbatim or pictures being stolen and used for your own purposes I will immediately report you.
How to can I get in contact with you?
Yes, my business email address is email@example.com