“Pro Amateur” Challenge

I’m a professional amateur, you’re a professional amateur…we’re all professional amateurs. For this challenge, YOU get to do the cooking. Pick any of the dishes from the blog (or invent your own) and tag @craving_mad on Instagram by November 1st! I’m flipping the camera around this time– time for you to show off. There have…

Black Eye Pea Stew

Simple, slow, and delicious. Sure, no one asked me to summarize this dish in three words or less…but I love a good challenge. I’ve had dried black eye peas in the house for about a year– initially to make akara, a Nigerian fritter that’s delicious…but labor intensive. I’m still craving it, but I am admittedly…

April Fools: The NOT Top 4

  It’s April Fool’s Day, and I’ve been thinking about the best way to celebrate it. I ruled out making a “gross out” post, because I’m still trying to build an audience, and I’m not sure how loyal you guys are yet… I thought about plating a “meal” made from all the parts of ingredients…

The Craving Mad “Chopped” Challenge

I’m looking for a new challenge this week. Before I jumped on the streaming bandwagon, I almost exclusively turned on my TV for a few shows: The Walking Dead, anything by Anthony Bourdain, Game of Thrones, and…Chopped. It started to get popular right around the time that I started cooking for myself– perfect timing? In…

The Craving Mad 50 Giveaway

Time flies when you’re eating well. TheĀ 50th post will go live in one month, and I think that’s a milestone worth celebrating.