Hey everybody! If you are reading this, that means snackwithsash.com is LIVE! How exciting?! I have so many thoughts about my cooking and dining experiences that cannot fit into an Instagram caption. I also hope to share more of my recipes with you all.
A website has been on my mind for a while now. I purposely turned down job offers and internships because deep down I knew I wanted to take this next step. I want to create content without being glued to Instagram. I love to be "in the know" about the good, bad, and ugly things that occur in this world, but being so plugged in has given me more exhaustion than inspiration. Snack with Sash is my safe space, and I want to engage with my following while also respecting my need to unplug from time and time again.
In that process, I realized how important food is to my grieving process, as well as my overall mental health. Being able to feel present in the kitchen, whether it is slicing strawberries for the family fruit cups or frantically putting together dinner, is euphoric.
Despite this, embracing suburbia has been difficult. I often find myself longing for the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. However, being in the kitchen alone combined with fresh air and $12 bento boxes have made the adjustment easier than expected.
The "$12 Bento Boxes" in question: These are from Mt Fuji in downtown Maplewood N.J. California rolls, protein of your choice, rice, shumai, and miso soup for under $20? Manhattan could never.
I started my June in Manhattan, and I could not have been happier to spend time with my closest friends. I spent nearly two weeks eating and exploring. I am so grateful for the people who made my trip enjoyable. My favorite NYC Eats this trip were:
All of the yummy Soul Food I cooked. Yes, please to Mac & Cheese and Collard Greens always!
Thai Diner. I do not know what was sweeter, the Thai Tea Babka French Toast I ordered or the lovely staff!
Purple Yam. This was my first time going out for dinner in Brooklyn and it did NOT disappoint. Drinks, Appetizers, Entrée, and Dessert for a little over $50 including tip? My partner and I had an amazing time; we were both stuffed!
Leon's Bagels. This is a biased take because my partner works here, but Leon's came through for all of my bagel cravings during my trip! Still drooling over the Sausage, Egg, and Cheese, on a Pumpernickel Bagel with Avocado and Hot Honey that my partner ordered.
Top Left: Soul Food, Top Right: Thai Diner, Bottom Left: Purple Yam, Bottom Right: Leon's Bagels
Despite some recent action, summers are typically slow for me. You can find me in my backyard listening to music, making beaded jewelry, and eating whatever I can find. Embracing the slowness I find during this time of year has made me feel more grounded and open. I am looking forward to this new chapter in my Snack with Sash journey. I am so excited to share this space with you all!