Sustainable Eating

Chop garlic and red onions into a medium hot pan with a tablespoon of olive or palm oil. Add tomatoes, hot peppers (mild if you need), okra and shrimp. Season with chicken stock (vegetarian works) Tony Chachere’s, organic thyme and Jane’s Krazy Mixed Up Salt.

Plant-Based Busy: Mushroom Kale Quiche

The 1970’s were a compelling time for BIPOC, women and sustaining food trends. Vegetarianism, organic and macrobiotic diets were sprouting on the Left Coast near where I grew up in New Age, crystal tinged town. I wanted to become a vegetarian at age 10 when I somehow found out what hot dogs were made of….

Dip It

View this post on Instagram When Ranch Dressing first appeared on the scene it was a seasoning packet that you had to stir into a half mayonnaise and half buttermilk mixture – a hassle but delicious. My healthy Ranch mix is half organic mayonnaise and half organic kefir sprinkled with Jane's Krazy Salt to taste…

Since The Prawn of Time…

The Curry Prawns are made with garlic, dried mustard, cumin, garam masala and fresh coriander leaves.

Mango Passionfruit Mate

New to my tea pantheon is Uruguayan favorite, Yerba Mate. Mate is the caffeinated beverage of choice in much of South America much like coffee here, but this delicious brew will rarely keep you up at night. The benefits of mate outweigh the North American favorite and Green Tea too because it is loaded with…

Deep Fried Lies

Growing up in an African-American farming community my mother recalls that the cows were grass-fed and chickens free range well before those phrases ever became coined. Her family raised fruit, vegetables, chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, cows and horses. Dependent upon cows for commodities like milk, butter, and buttermilk, consumption of beef or other meat was…

Hibiscus Tea

Since the entire world seems to be sweltering, we may as well cool off in a flavorful way. My next Summertime offering is Hibiscus Tea. Known as Sorrel in Jamaica or Agua de Jamaica in Mexico, Hibiscus Tea has many proven health benefits. High in Vitamin C, the deep crimson florets help lower blood pressure,…

Summertime Teas

Trader Joe’s Black Mango Tea with Lemon and Pink Grapefruit – refreshingly delicious!

Black Don’t Crack

Not one indigenous group in the world is vegan. While American women of color contract and die of cancer and other treatable diseases at greater rates, the oldest person in the world recently, 116 year-old Jeralean Talley, was an African-American woman born in Georgia. Her successor Ms. Susannah Mushatt Jones,¬†also an African-American woman from the…

Black Christmas In The Desert

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Harvest For The World

Autumn is my favorite time of year not just because my birthday is in early October. The cooler not cold temperatures give reason to snuggle up or share a sweater. Pumpkin lattes are a strong motivation for others. The season also represents the harvest – a time for atonement or to reap the seeds we’ve…

Southern Salad

Last year I became so ill my primary care physician prescribed antibiotics. 20th century, Western medical practitioners abused their privilege to write antibiotic prescriptions so severely that bacteria has now mutated and become resistant to numerous medications. That’s why if you have a cold, flu or any type of virus, PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW A…