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About Nina

Nina Monique is a California native self taught home cook and mom who believes in fun + ease for all home chefs, no fuss recipes, dancing in the kitchen and eating at local restaurants to bring inspiration to chef it up back home. Nina has a unique point of view as a user friendly cook and young mom exploring her surroundings while applying 10+ years of sales experience and a life time in the kitchen.

Recipe Remixx is more...

Home cooking can be a great way to enjoy delicious, healthy meals without having to leave the comfort of your own home. With a little time and effort, you can create delicious dishes that are both nutritious and satisfying.



Cooking Should Be Inspirational

Local eaterys of all kinds can give you the motivation to try new things inside your kitchen and out.


Cooking Should NOT Be a Chore

Recipe Remixx is all about quick and easy... perfect for new cooks, busy parents and college newbies.


Leftovers Should NOT Be a Bore

Don't throw away those leftovers! Simple kitchen hacks and remixx's can help transform yesterdays meals into todays STEAL! Lol... nice one!

As Seen on TV and more...

Check Nina out on your local Yur View Station (check local listing) channel, Main Street Living segment every month!

Join Nina as she cooks her favorite childhood recipes from back in the day with a modern remixx twist

Working with Black Owned Businesses

Nina has a passion for uplifting other black entrepreneurs and is always seeking the next best for her home recipes.

On the Menu

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Air Fried Beef Enchiladas

Packed with flavor and

cooked to perfection

Homemade Seasoning Salt

Its super duper easy, trust!

Baby Food Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Moist, sweet and perfectly balanced dessert not just the baby can enjoy!

On the Menu

Baby Food Carrot Cake Cupcakes as seen on Yur View's Main Street Living

Ingredients List:

For Cupcakes:

1 1/2 cups Flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda , 2 jars carrot baby food

2 beaten eggs, 2 packets cinnamon applesauce, 1 can crushed pineapple, dash cinnamon and vanilla extract.Optional Nuts

For Cream Cheese Frosting :

1 package cream cheese (room temp), 1/4 cup butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 cups powered sugar

Preheat to 375 degrees, mix all dry ingredients. Add carrots, apple sauce, eggs, vanilla, pineapples and nuts. Mix wet and dry, stir well to combine. Pour into greased cupcake tin. Bake for 30 minutes.Set aside to fully cool.

Frosting: Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Add sugar 1/2 at a time, combine with beater or until smooth. Ice tops of cupcakes and ENJOY!!!

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Making Your Own Seasoning Salt

Every time you empty out a seasoning container, wash and keep

for refills of your own seasoning salt. I keep mine in

a drawer with my batteries. You can add any spices

your palate likes including red pepper flakes, onion flakes, ginger or parley.

2 Tablespoon of Himalayan Sea Salt

1 Tablespoon Granulated Garlic

1 Tablespoon Granulated Onion

1/2 Tablespoon of pepper

1/2 Tablespoon of Cayenne Pepper

Shake, Enjoy!

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Air Fry Oh MY Oh My!

I don't know about you but I hate turning on my oven in the summer time! I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, don't want it to turn into a smell good sauna, so I often you my favorite kitchen countertop appliance... the air fryer!

Favorite Air Fryers:

Crux Air Fryer - This is a perfect starter air fryer for any newbie in the kitchen and even the 5 star home chefs.

Gourmia Air Fryer - Full proof with very few buttons, this is a gem for college dorms and small kitchens.

Trust me, this baby gets used every single day! I sometimes forget all about my sad little microwave, if they ever met in the streets they would probably fight! And the air fryer would WIN! And making something like beef enchiladas without bussin that oven wide open will keep the winning coming.