WHERE have you been?!?!?!??!?!

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It’s been almost a month since I last posted on Como Water… the longest time since starting my blog that I’ve gone without updating it. But I have a legitimate excuse. I swear I do! 😉

Well, to say that the learning curve on my new job has been steep would be an understatement. Coupled with a sinus infection that just would not go away, finding time, energy, and motivation to blog was difficult. But alas, it doesn’t stop there…

One of my dearest friends got married last month in the lovely NC Blue Ridge Mountains. When I arrived at the amazing Southern mansion the wedding party was staying in, she told me that she wanted to create a dessert bar for the wedding, but didn’t have desserts. She needed my help. So, I rolled up my sleeves and made 60 cupcakes, 2 dozen chocolate ginger cookies, 2 dozen black walnut-almond cookies, 2 dozen brownie balls, and 2 pans of chocolate-coconut-pecan rice krispies treats! I summoned my inner Sandra and decorated the table with foliage, flowers, and acorns, and arranged the desserts on various heights to add depth to the table. All in all, I think it was a success… and that my friend was very happy.. Mission Accomplished! But alas, it doesn’t stop there…

From the wedding, we drove six hours to Dulles Airport. I was taking a trip for work–to Africa! Yes, straight from the wedding, I boarded a plane to Uganda…and then a week later, I boarded a plan again to Kenya… and then a week later, I boarded a plan again to Ethiopia. It was amazing and I will be sure to fill you in on the trip over the next couple of weeks. But now, I leave you with some photos from the past month…and a promise, I’ll try to never go this long without posting again :D. Happy Friday everyone!

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Tiffany M. Griffin is the woman behind Como Water, Washington DC’s premiere veg-centric cuisine consulting company. Through cooking classes, demonstrations, catering, and consultations, Como Water gives people the opportunity to learn how to prepare veg-centric cuisine that boasts maximum flavor, with minimal effort. Tiffany is quickly becoming a go-to expert on the future of veg-centric cuisine, and is a regular contributor to Como Water, the blog, as well as to vegetarian and vegan sites across the Internet. For over a decade, this self-taught, entrepreneurial expert has developed a set of tried and true techniques for making simple, delicious, and sometimes decadent veg-centric dishes. Featured on the Steve Harvey Show and other leading media outlets, Tiffany was born and raised in Springfield, MA. She then earned Bachelors degrees in Psychology and Communications from Boston College and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. She now resides in Washington DC, where she has worked in the US Senate and at a federal agency on issues around health, food, nutrition, and international food aid/development, and of course, as the owner of Como Water. Tiffany gets culinary inspiration from the food she grew up eating, and from her travels throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa. She is dedicated to sharing her wealth of knowledge on veg-centric cuisine with others and to help others live by her mantra—love life, live long, and eat veg-centric cuisine!


  1. Wonderful to have you back my friend 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Holy Cow my friend.. you have been around the world!! The wedding desserts looked amazing… what a spread. But I’m sorry.. Africa!! Holy cow again. What a wonderful opportunity! You must be still pinching yourself. You can’t just drop a bombshell like that and not make a whole post about it. I want more details and loads of more pictures. Congratulations on such a wonderful trip. Welcome back too! Have a wonderful weekend my friend. 🙂

  3. Wow! Just wow! You have been a busy-busy lady! What a wonderful friend you are … fantastic dessert buffet you created and a gorgeous table! Kudos! Flying all over… no wonder there is no time to blog!

  4. Welcome back! Sometimes you just need to take a break to catch up…I should know. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip to Africa!

  5. Hi Tiffany, great to hear from you. It sounds like you’ve had many adventures in the past month. What a fantastic dessert table you created, lady! Then off to tour Africa. I cannot wait for some of the dessert recipes, as well as the inspiration you have gotten from your travels.

  6. Welcome back! You have been very busy! Can’t wait to hear more about your travels and see your photos!

  7. Welcome back! Glad to know that you had a great time away from the blog. We all need a break from time to time.

  8. We missed you!!!! What amazing desserts you made for your friends wedding, and how sweet of you to do that:-) I dream of going to Africa someday, so I am truly looking forward to your upcoming posts on your lovely trip! Hugs, Terra

  9. Sounds like you had a great and busy month! How nice of you to bake all that stuff for your friend’s wedding! And lovely that you got to Africa…I miss it! Have been to Uganda and Kenya but never Ethiopia, yet I would love to. Looking at the picture of that injera and all the lentil and vegetable dishes makes me drool!