Vegan Blueberry Cobbler

I grew up eating Duncan Hines Blueberry Muffins for breakfast on weekends.  Unlike Nana my paternal grandmother, this was as close to baking that my mother ever got although she was and to this day is a fantastic cook. Thus, because Nana did not have the patience to fool with kids in her kitchen, or…

Pass The Peas

Despite what you may have heard, soul food is primarily a plant based cuisine, and one of its’ major stars is the pea. Immortalized in song by James Brown back-up band The JB’s and later Tony, Toni, Tone who paid homage on their 1990 release The Revival, peas hold a special place in Southern hearths…

Guaymas Shrimp

There are a number of things people don’t know about Tucson. Esteban, the first recorded African explorer in North America came through what is now Tucson in about 1538. Esteban Park in the historical Dunbar-Springs neighborhood (named after famed poet Paul Laurence Dunbar) is the only monument to him in the nation. Tucson was founded…

Nana’s Green Beans

The first year I went away to college I came back home for the weekend and prepared some fresh green beans as a side dish for my family. I probably would not remember the encounter if my paternal grandmother Nana, a professional baker and cook in her own right, could not stop raving, saying they…

The Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese

In 1940’s Mississippi my mother says much of the cheese was white in color i.e. without colored additives, and not pasteurized or “raw.” Raw cheese contains beneficial probiotics, active bacteria which help the digestive system function. Many people of color are known to suffer from lactose intolerance, however the bacteria found in raw milk, cheese…

King Collards

By now everyone has heard about the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and with the popularity of sushi lots of us probably view an Asian Diet as a healthy alternative. However, the African Heritage Diet I was raised eating is just as nutritious as its’ more popular peers, one reason being the basis of…

Plant Based Busy – Brie Sandwich

My favorite living chef is probably Jacques Pepin. Not only does he say Black American chefs taught him how to cook American food in the 1960’s, his stories of growing up poor in France, working in his family’s kitchen with his first responsibility to ensure the fire was started properly, somewhat reminds me of my…

Happy Labor Day 2019!

I want to formally thank Jocelyn Delk Adams for selecting my Jamaican Jerk Chicken recipe as one of her 20+ BEST Labor Day Recipes To Make Your Holiday A Hit. You can also make extra Jerk Sauce and present it to your barbecue host or hostess today. Enjoy your life always!