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Joint Art Exhibit at Buffalo Big Print featuring the works of Alexa & Edreys Wajed

Joint Art Exhibit at Buffalo Big Print featuring the works of Alexa & Edreys Wajed

alexajoanJan 7, 2023

Before we begin each day and when we end each day we always say “Thank you”. Despite the difficulties, tragedies and challenges of 2022 – there was so much to be Thankful for. Alexa & Edreys had the opportunity to exhibit their individual and collaborative works for the first time on their anniversary, October 7, 2022. Celebrating 22 years of marriage with friends and family all around. Thank you to Buffalo Big Print, for…

Middle Eastern Inspired Plant Based Cooking

Middle Eastern Inspired Plant Based Cooking

alexajoanJan 6, 2023

Middle Eastern Inspired Plant-Based Recipes: Middle Eastern cuisine or West Asian cuisine includes Arab, Armenian, Assyrian, Azerbaijani, Cypriot, Egyptian, Georgian, Iranian, Iraqi, Israeli, Kurdish, Lebanese, Palestinian and Turkish cuisines. Common ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint, rice and parsley, and popular dishes include kebabs, dolmas, falafel, baklava, yogurt, doner kebab, shawarma and mulukhiyah People living in Middle Eastern and West Asian countries consume a “Middle East”…

Moroccan Inspired Plant Based Cooking

Moroccan Inspired Plant Based Cooking

alexajoanJan 6, 2023

Moroccan Inspired Plant-Based Recipes: The Moroccan dish most people are familiar with is couscous. Moroccan cuisine can date back to the 7th century BC and is heavily influenced by interactions and exchanges with other cultures and nations. Fruits and Vegetables reign supreme as staples in Moroccan Cuisine. Tagine, which is a type of dish that is used to make rich savory stews, is also the name attributed to many Moroccan Stews. Spices are used…

Staying True

Staying True

alexajoanJan 6, 2023

Edreys Wajed acquired his Masters of Fine Arts from the University at Buffalo in May of 2022 and he continues the journey of building his creative foundation. Following is a fantastic interview created by University at Buffalo. https://youtu.be/qcOaWTINr8Y

Asian Inspired Plant Based Cooking

Asian Inspired Plant Based Cooking

alexajoanOct 5, 2022

Asian Inspired Plant-Based Recipes Asian cuisine includes several major regional cuisines: Central Asian, East Asian, North Asian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and West Asian. A cuisine is a characteristic style of cooking practices and traditions, usually associated with a specific culture. When speaking of Asian Cooking we could be describing…. Thai, Japanese, Chinese, India and many more. Some of the common ingredients, spices and cooking techniques we will see when we talk about Asian…

The M&T – William Emslie YMCA Mural

The M&T – William Emslie YMCA Mural

alexajoanOct 5, 2022

Edreys Wajed, co-founder of Eat Off Art had the honor of designing the new mural located on the wall of the William-Emslie Wall next to the newly installed M&T Bank ATM. The mural was installed by the Eat Off Art team. The portraits in this mural are meant to serve as a representation, a small glimpse and snapshot of the Black community. On the right side, the elder, a mother; grandmother and senior citizen, holds…

Ethiopian Inspired Plant Based Cooking

Ethiopian Inspired Plant Based Cooking

alexajoanSep 15, 2022

Ethiopian Inspired Plant-Based Recipes: Berbere is the most popular spice blend and it is found in almost every Ethiopian stew. It is a mixture of warm spices such as chili powder, ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, fenugreek, and garlic, as well as other herbs, spices, and aromatics. A berbere blend usually consists of a mixture of 20 or more herbs, spices, and aromatics. SPICED TOFU Prepare in advance: Marinate Cubed Tofu 60 min -…

Caribbean Inspired Plant Based Cooking

Caribbean Inspired Plant Based Cooking

alexajoanSep 15, 2022

Jamaican curry is typically prepared with pre-made curry powder spice blends, which includes variations of turmeric, cumin, paprika, cardamom, garlic, and fenugreek. But they also use allspice which is what gives Jamaican curry its unique flavor and sets it apart from most other curries. Thyme is also used when making Jamaican Curry which makes an interesting distinction between other ‘Curries”. The primary difference between Jamaican and Indian curry is that Jamaican curry is made…

27th Pappy Martin Jazz Festival “Celebrating Women in Jazz”

27th Pappy Martin Jazz Festival “Celebrating Women in Jazz”

alexajoanAug 10, 2022

Pappy Martin Jazz Festival 2022 This Years artwork for the Jazz Festival was created by Alexa Joan Wajed. The Committee was looking for something that spoke to music and women, something whimsical but elegant and something that made you think of jazz. [Excerpt from the Buffalo News] This year’s Pappy Martin Legacy Masten Jazz Festival bears the imprimatur “Celebrating Women in Jazz,” and will feature a lineup of woman-led and woman-featuring ensembles, among them…

July/August Buffalo Magazine – Cover by Alexa Joan

July/August Buffalo Magazine – Cover by Alexa Joan

alexajoanAug 2, 2022

Buffalo Magazine Cover Art – Instagram Post The creative arts are where so many of us turn to process, reflect and begin to heal. In the days following the tragic white supremacist attack on our Black community, we offered the artist and cofounder of @eatoffart the space to express herself. Her striking artwork accompanies a new piece, “Unanswered Question,” by @poet_jillian_hanesworth and a personal reflection by writer @tiffromthe6. Find them at the link in…

“Power Couple” WNY – Buffalo Spree July/Aug 2022

“Power Couple” WNY – Buffalo Spree July/Aug 2022

alexajoanAug 2, 2022

Actually, we tied with Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs… What do you think? Are we the Best Power Couple here in Buffalo. Edreys & Alexa Joan Wajed PHOTO BY KC KRATT Artists. Creatives. Entrepreneurs. There are so many ways to describe Edreys and Alexa Joan Wajed. She is a chef, adjunct professor, project manager, jewelry designer, and artist. He, too, is a renowned artist whose work has been exhibited all over town and in…

Free and Unlimited

Free and Unlimited

alexajoanJun 4, 2022

“I am free and unlimited in my ability to live my personal legend and create my story as magical as it gets. I trust my uniqueness and my brilliance.” ~ Lukas Notes #EatOffArt

Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine

Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine

eatoffart-adminJun 1, 2022

     In recent news, we were featured on the cover of BHLM (Buffalo Healthy Living Magazine June 2022). Sans the pun, this opportunity wasn’t without issue. Not on part or fault of the magazine. Never conceiving of a mass shooting to leave a grotesque scar on Buffalo’s history, leaving the East side of town in perpetual mourning – weeks before the tragedy we already accepted the offer to grace the magazine’s cover. With…

What is Eat Off Art?

What is Eat Off Art?

eatoffart-adminApr 23, 2022

Eat Off Art is sharing and expressing your creativity and whatever feeds you, fills you and fuels you. You can be an entrepreneur, working full time, a full time parent or a student. Eat Off art is how you provide for yourself and your family financially. Eat Off art is how you replenish and restore yourself and find balance – through any chore, task, vocation or hobby. Eat Off Art is also simply sustenance…

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