Cassava Chips

If it has not been already established, I am a snack queen. So, something crunchy, slightly salty and good for you all simultaneously is my shuzzh. I think I may have come up with my new snack for 2020 – cassava chips. Imported from the Dominican Republic, the snack cut circularly into three large quarters,…

TheraTea

Today, after taking an hour walk I developed a severe headache on the right-side. I was trying to do some work but the pain was worsening and then the nausea hit – I am going to have to lie down I thought. I knew the two ailments coupled together are classic symptoms of migraines. As…

Six Minute Brussel Sprouts

I can never do anything right enough for my mother. Well into my 30’s, my mother would still call asking what I was going to eat for dinner that evening or what had I eaten. I could have said I prepared a 5-star Michellin meal yet she would inevitably ask – but what was your…

White Fish in Hearts of Palm

Many people do not realize more African people were taken to Brazil, where they were subsequently enslaved, than any other so-called New World country. So with respect to the African Heritage Diet, Brazilians contributed to the cuisine just as much as any of us in the Diaspora, perhaps even more. I was given this recipe…

Leftover Turkey Salad

If you did your job in seasoning the holiday turkey, and I’m sure you did, this minimal effort salad will be a certified winner for lunch or a light dinner – and dinner should always be light. Make your organic salad of choice, I used local mixed greens, arugula, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado and red onion,…

Vegan French Lentil Soup

I am in detoxing mode from Thanksgiving food and drinks, so soup is on the menu until we get nearer to Christmastime. First up, a superb French Lentil Soup that is hearty, healthy and something that won’t make you feel deprived. Try to purchase your lentils at a store where the inventory frequently turns over…

Gratitude

I’m thankful for low vases so one may see the people sitting across the dining table.

Elderflower Gin & Tonic

Since my freshman year in college, gin and tonic has been signature my drink. So, it was a serendipitous coincidence to discover that gin alone was relatively good for what ails us (the tonic I knew used to be therapeutic because it used to contain quinine but most tonic waters are just sugar now) is…

Cranberry Quinoa

A great plant based side dish that is fast and everyone will enjoy. Organic Quinoa Organic Vegetable or Chicken Broth 1/4 Cup Organic Dried Cranberries 1/4 Cup Organic Roasted Peanuts (Unsalted) 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 Large Garlic Clove 1 teaspoon Garam Masala 1 teaspoon Spike Seasoning 1 teaspoon Marjoram Toast quinoa in a saucepan…

Roasted Turkey

Naturally, I’m busy today being Thanksgiving Eve, so this post will be brief. Roasted Turkey Organic Turkey Water Sage 6 Bay Leaves 6 Oranges, Lemon & Limes 6 Large Garlic Cloves Salt Rosemary Oregano 1 Medium Red Onion Black and Pink Peppercorns I highly recommend brining your turkey for at least 24 hours, breast side…