To have everything you must be comfortable with nothing.

When I originally started Alilmixedup.com it was supposed to be about cooking but as I have developed Chefleen.com this is becoming more of a personal journal, the story behind the chef. So where have I been for half of the year considering my last post was November 2016? Busy, but to understand the journey let’s […]

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Write.Live.Revise. A recipe for life.

  As I approach my 29th birthday and come into myself as a creative I’m starting to understand how life is like a well-made dish. It is truly all about balance and  it is imperative to  edit your own recipe of life as you go. We often push ourselves to be these pillars of strength […]

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HeavenortheHamptons? Pt. III

As my fourth summer season comes to an end I am grateful. I have found this to be my hardest summer yet working out in the Hamptons. It’s funny how a place I was once in such wonder with has become normalized. I still find tranquility in creating, cooking up glorious summer fare and it’s […]

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Intervention of America

America’s birthday month has not been very celebratory this year. Once praised as a melting pot that represented freedom and tolerance it seems as if we are beginning to boil over. Back to back killings of black men by those who pledge to serve and protect, ISIS attacks in random locations, senseless shootings of police […]

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72 hours in Panama.

The past few months have been filled with so many new experiences and culinary adventures. One of the highlights was being whisked away to Panama on a magic carpet ride. Well not really magic carpet but I did get a taste of first class life. That experience within itself was like tasting brand name Oreo’s […]

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What happens when you make a viral food video.

These viral videos that circulate from sites such as Tasty and Buzzfeed normally disgust me. They take a complicated process (like making churro dough) down to two minutes and it always comes out perfect.While I am a firm believer that cooking can and should be easy and fun these videos are fairly unrealistic. What irks […]

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