Healthy Deluxe Grilled Cheese

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 

Summer Salmon Pasta Salad

Summer Salmon Pasta Salad

One can tell the exact moment when they have made it to some level of success. When you reach a certain level of achievement the haters will assuredly make themselves seen and heard. A good defense is a great offense must surely be their modus 

Hibiscus Ice Cream Float

Hibiscus Ice Cream Float

Many of you are probably too young to know it, but there was a song by Tower of Power that came out in 1976 that has been running through my mind tonight. The hook goes: I can’t to see the slaughter but still I eat 

Tasty Teff

Tasty Teff

I grew up dining upon rice at least once a week, perhaps more, so it is with great displeasure I have ceased consumption due to alarming high levels of arsenic. If you follow me you know I’m a quinoa queen but am also open to 

Caribbean Cod

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. 

Red Beans & Tri-Color Quinoa

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