Healthy Deluxe Grilled Cheese

I came up with this sandwich sometime shortly after becoming a vegetarian in 1983. This was a pre-outside of Austin Whole Foods era, during which I frequented and ultimately joined a natural food co-op. I began Collards partly to expand the health food sphere to include what some have now labeled the African Heritage Diet,…

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Frankly, I'm having a hard time focusing and I don't care who knows. The killings, disrespect, blatant ignorance, the deaths of innocent Black people, I am just overwhelmed. I haven't been cooking much because I have been sick though I will relay my experience as a Black woman with our decrepit healthcare system another day.…

Caribbean Cod

The first time I went to Ghana in 1992 I recall a cousin of my father's colleague saying when he attended college in the United States it had been a culture shock for him. However, when he first visited Jamaica, well, that felt like home. The gentleman is Akan, Ashanti to be precise. In the…

Red Beans & Tri-Color Quinoa

When Mayor Pete Buttigieg introduced The Douglass Plan it made me question why he thought naming his project to benefit African Americans after a 19th century antebellum icon was a good idea. The name alone demonstrated Mr. Buttigieg had not consulted any African Americans during the devising of his plan. Fredrick Douglass was an elder…

Citrus Custard Cream Pie

Many years ago, I worked as a VIP flight attendant for 17 different NBA teams, several NFL, NHL and MLB teams as well as some notable figures in the music and film industry. The NBA clientele included the Lakers, Spurs, Rockets, Mavericks, Kings, Nets, Timberwolves, Warriors, Clippers, Hawks, Suns, Celtics, Grizzlies, Pacers, 76'ers, Nuggets and…