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 don’t 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 obtain 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.
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 alter the recipe, skipped a step, missed out an ingredient or it could be something like the type of oven they use.
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, I notice you don’t count calories or disclose serving per recipe? Why?
A, I’m glad you asked so I can clarify my stance. I don’t count calories because calories are not created equally. Calories is a deep fried donut are not parity to an apple. Often times than not people get so engrossed in calorie counting that they wind up depriving themselves of good nutritional food.
Since taking this stance I have included calories for a few recipes upon request or you can use this calorie calculator as a rough guide
On the other hand, serving is subject to the individual. People from all walks of life read my blog, from the girl next door to a gym enthusiastic where both dietary requirements will vary.
Therefore, when I post a kale salad recipe each person’s perception of serving will differ. I might perceive my recipe as a quantity for 4 and on the other hand my readers might think it’s suffice for one person.
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.
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.
- Low ratings from readers who simply don’t like the “look” of the recipe or haven’t tried the recipe yet make assumption 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 my roundup as long as BACKLINK to the author (being me) is reference 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.