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Indoor Herb Garden

We’re heading into April, and the Spring sunshine is beginning to peek through Kansas City, welcoming the opportunity to grill, host your guests outdoors and add some color to your cooking with herb gardens, backyard veggie patches and pitchers of flavored lemonade. I say, bring it on! This week I’d like to spruce up your…
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GangstaLean: Balancing Diet & Fitness

In honor of March Madness, I’d like to dedicate this week’s blog to the athletes in my GangstaLean audience, or anyone looking to improve diet while balancing a better fitness routine. You don’t have to be a pro athlete to eat like one, it just takes a little time to commit to the basics of…
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Michelle Obama’s Healthy Food Agenda

Would you believe me if I told you that it took a Chicago-based pediatrician to tell Michelle Obama that her daughters’ diets and nutritional intake were off balance? According to their family doctor, and there needed to be a serious change in her grocery trips and cooking style if she was going to have a…
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National Tequila Day

Although, we’re not big tequila drinkers in the Gangsta Goodies Kitchen…we are always ready to celebrate! So when we learned that July 24, 2017 has been deemed National Tequila Day, we certainly had to do our part to observe. With a fresh watermelon in one hand, our favorite tequila in the other and a blender…
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Kansas City Style Barbecue

I was surfing the net late one night…doing  a little research for an upcoming video tutorial, “Spices 101.” I came across a video clip of this guy talking big you know what about his Kansas City Style Barbecue, Spices, Rubs and Sauces. In  fact, it was a video clip of him doing his thing at…
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Thou Mayest + J. Rieger + Gangsta Goodies Kitchen: The Brown Suga (Recipe)

Nothing says Kansas City more than local coffee houses and distilleries. Imagine if you will how excited we were to receive a call from Ava Bella’s Indie Blog to participate in #SipLocalKC by creating a signature cocktail using Cafe’ Amaro. This bittersweet coffee liquor was born from a collaboration between Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters and Kansas…
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Chicken Yassa: Love At First Bite

I grew up like most Americans with a limited view of Africa and Africans. I was unfamiliar with African people, African culture and African food. Little did I know, that my life and views were about to change and it all began December 31, 2000. I  meet and become friends with a wonderful human being who just…
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GangstaLean – Veggie Burger

Shortly before the launch of the Gangsta Goodies Kitchen blogsite, the website designer asked a question that neither of us had given any thought to. She asked, “How do you want to label and/or divide your recipes up to make it easier for people to access the recipes on your blogsite?”  For weeks we tried…
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Gangsta: Re-Invented

From the beginning of our journey many people have asked the question, “Why the name Gangsta Goodies Kitchen?” We heard everything from, “Ya’ll ain’t Gangstas to the name is too thuggish and you’re only going to be able to reach thugs & gangbangers with that name.” Naturally, we gave the name a lot of thought…
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