Rosie’s Lemon Drizzle Teacakes

Real talk, I have a massive girl crush on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Put her looks aside, I find her to be ridiculously charming and pleasant in her interviews. And her Snapchat is a must-watch for me. A little over a year ago, she posted a step by step Snapchat story of her making lemon drizzle teacakes, and…

Patak’s Original Chicken Tikka Masala

Rewind to my freshman year in college. I had never tried Indian food, and had zero idea what it was like. My birthday rolled around, and my friend Brittany took control of planning a mini dinner to celebrate. Brittany is quite the cultured soul. Both her parents are Indian, but her father grew up in…

FriYAY Cockatils: Pomegranate Ginger Smash

Welcome to my first post in the FriYAY Cocktails series!! I loooooove a good cocktail, and I love Fridays, so it’s the best of  both worlds! I have some friends coming over tonight for drinks before heading out to one of our new absolute favorite restaurants in our neighborhood. My boyfriend and I live in Jersey City,…

Black Charcoal & Aloe Vera Deep Cleaning Acne Face Mask

Ahhh the relaxing feeling of a face mask. I can’t be the only one out there that’s certifiably obsessed with face masks…right?! They’re just so versatile you can seriously target any skin issue with a mask. Acne, dullness, texture, wrinkles, dryness, oil production, EVERYTHING.  At first I thought I’d share my favorite face masks with you guys,…

The Classic Merenguito

To be totally honest, I really don’t know what these are called. My Cuban family calls them “Merenguitos”, I’ve heard them called simply “Meringues”, and my favorite cooking duo, The Meringue Girls, call them “Meringue Kisses”. Regardless, they are an absolute dream of sugary goodness. Crunchy outside, mallowy middle, they’re like a marshmallows cousin with…

Vegan Salted Caramel Fudge Bites

You know a vegan recipe is pretty bomb when a non-vegan can’t stop eating it. And this recipe is pretty bomb.  I’m not a vegan by any means, but I respect the diet and make the effort to eliminate animal products when  I can. My  boyfriend isn’t a vegan either and makes no effort to avoid…

Power Punch Blueberry Muffins

I feel like whenever I’m on the go or in a rush and need a good solid breakfast, I reach for a muffin (or wish I had some). They’re just so easy, so delicious, what can go wrong? Well it seems quite a bit can go wrong. Some muffins are a stone’s throw away from…

MNB’s First Post

Welcome my fellow cooks, bakers, hikers, yogis, wanderers, health-seekers! I want to take this time to thank anyone reading this and welcome you to my blog. I’ve been throwing around the “I’d love to start a blog” phrase for about 2 years now, and decided to make it my 2017 resolution…because I totally think people…