MSM’s Guide to Surviving Organic Chemistry

Almost every pre-med I know has a common enemy: Organic Chemistry. Why is it that we hate this class so much? Is it trying to visualize everything in 3D? Is it the nomenclature? Is it because we have no idea where the hell hydrogen is going!?

NEVER FEAR! Because Organic Chemistry is doable! All you have to do is follow these simple tips. 

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Happy Monday: True Detergent REVIEW (and Azur Soleil Organics Dryer Balls)

Hi guys! Happy Monday.

In this video I will be reviewing True Laundry Detergent, currently one of only TWO Black-owned laundry soaps in the country. In addition to True, I will also be reviewing Azur Soleil Organics dryer balls. Azur Soleil Organics is a Black-owned Etsy shop ran out of Washington, DC, specializing in home goods like soap, shea butter, and house sprays.

I absolutely LOVED these products! True Detergent is comparable to any liquid laundry soap you could buy in the store, and Azur Soleil Organics’ all-natural dryer balls are a wonderful alternative to store brand dryer sheets.

Thanks for watching!


True Laundry Detergent:

Azur Soleil Organics:

Unscented Wool Dryer Balls:

Egyptian Cotton Scented Dryer Balls (I bought these):


23 days since I first laid out the spiral plot! The visible plants in the herb spiral include rosemary, spearmint, lemon balm, fennel, sage, basil, oregano and eggplant. And there are seeds planted for 10 bean bushes and assorted california wildflowers. I have some other plants started in smaller cups that I plan on adding once they get stronger.

Chia seeds are among the richest plant-based sources of omega-3 fatty acids, with more per serving than salmon. When mixed with liquid, the fiber-packed seeds resemble tapioca pudding, but with many more nutritional benefits, including boosting energy, aiding digestion and stabilizing blood sugar. Toss in some sweet Okanagan cherries into the mix, which not only adds flavor, but also antioxidants, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. All amazing things for glowing skin!

2 ½ cups of unsweetened almond milk
½ cup of Okanagan cherries, pitted and halved
½ cup of chia seeds

Mix almond milk and chia seeds together, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Before serving, give the pudding a good stir and divide into 4 cups; top with cherries and enjoy!

Vegan Chocolate Matcha Brownies

Woke up to another rainy day.. Oh well, at least my garden is happy!

Gloomy mornings are the perfect time to bake.  It’s just dark enough where you have to have the kitchen light on.  The aroma of baking brownies fills my home.  Who cares what the weather is like outside? I’ll soon have a scrumptious treat to enjoy!


2 cups organic ivory wheat flour
¾ cups organic raw cacao
½ cup organic pure cane sugar
2 t organic culinary grade matcha
1 t non-gmo, non-aluminum baking powder
½ t sea salt
1 ¼ cups water


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Line a 9"x9" square baking pan with unbleached parchment paper, set aside.

Place all ingredients into a large bowl and combine thoroughly.  The batter will be very thick.

Spoon batter into pan, making sure to spread the batter into the corners.

Bake 20 minutes.

From Gastroposter Cindy Leung, via Instagram:

Unsweetened almond milk chia pudding with bananas, Ontario farmer’s market strawberries and blueberries. Chia seeds from Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds