Mirlene and AJ Andou cook, photograph, and write about all the foods you see on their recipe site, Savory Thoughts.
Mirlene and AJ love to create delicious Haitian foods and international dishes they’ve enjoyed from other parts of the world. Their two-fold goals are to introduce their followers to Haitian recipes and to show how Haitian dishes can be used as part of other international cuisines.
Both were born in Haiti, and they completed all of their schooling in the United States, where they have been blessed with careers that allow them stability and growth. But Mirlene’s dream and passion is to be at home in the kitchen, in her “own world,” sharing her creativity.
This works out well for AJ, who loves to eat!
Mirlene and AJ are avid coffee drinkers and foodies. They are also proud parents to four beautiful souls (one of whom is four-legged).
Mirlene & AJ Andou show notes
What did you do before you started blogging?
Were you in the military or did you work in a subsection of it?
Did you like your job, was it interesting?
Are you happy with your decision?
AJ, what did you do before?
Why did you start blogging?
When you first started posting, would you write a whole blog post or do a paragraph with a few photos?
When did it start being a food blog?
What is the longest time that one of your dishes would take to cook if you had all day?
Would you put it in a pot on top of the stove?
How did you pick the name of your food blog?
When you first started, how many times did you publish a post?
How many do you publish now?
How do you find the time, especially with kids?
How many drafts do you have in place to be published right now?
What do you each do for the blog?
Once you started, how long did it take to start making money?
Where in your house do you photograph your recipes?
What is the hardest thing you find about blogging?
What do you love about blogging?
Do you use natural light or artificial?
What kind of camera do you have?
What about your favorite lens?
Do you use this for the videos as well?
What is your most popular post?
What is your biggest food failure?
What is your favorite cuisine?
What is one thing that you can’t live without in your kitchen?
What’s your favorite cookbook?