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 trying new grains. East African teff, which I had previously…

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…

Black History Month Virtual Potluck: 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 figure 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…