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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Electoral Entree 2016

I would like to believe the leaders of our free world are good, honest, caring people who want to serve and make the world a better place. However, election year brings out the worst in our trusted leaders.

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A Recipe for Thankfulness

It’s sad that us American’s can take joyous celebrations and turn them into another reason to stress out. Bombarded by magazine covers of turkeys,  tanned like they spent a week in the Bahamas, perfect pies, and complicated inventive recipes to try my favorite holiday becomes more like a task to be defeated than a time […]

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