Not all those who wander… #shiplife part II

My first contract of #shiplife will be coming to a close in 11 days. Time always seems to have passed so quickly when you reach the end but the journey here was so very long. Working and living on this ship has been moments of pure adulterated joy combined with periods of sadness, confusion, and […]

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Chef-life turned Ship-life

I’m officially on the boat, I mean ship. First thing you learn this is a ship and not a boat. The past few weeks have been crazy with a capital C. Between learning the land of the ship, getting sick, taking all the million tests and seminars for first time onboard, and understanding all the […]

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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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