Salsa Cruda

Salsa Cruda

Let’s make this quick, just like the recipe. Cruda translates to “crude” in English meaning unmilled, not refined nor processed. In salsas, the crudeness refers to the ingredients as they are raw and roughly chopped not blended like most other salsas. With that said, Salsa 

Robin’s Ramen

Robin’s Ramen

Although you never need a reason to enjoy comfort food, Harvey Weinstein and the potential death of the #MeToo movement is my rationale today. Years ago a co-worker told me that when in a hurry, her Vietnamese mother would sometimes use instant ramen to make 

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 

One Minute Spinach

One Minute Spinach

As we watch whatever semblance of democracy we once enjoyed evaporate into the polluted atmosphere, we still need to make sure we our bodies are properly supported and nourished. So, let’s shift the heat from the politicos in Washington back into the kitchen by putting 

Creamy Cushaw

Creamy Cushaw

Indigenous to Africa, squash is a treat that both my Grandmothers truly enjoyed. Cushaw, a slightly sweet winter version is a winner because it is one of the foods my sensitive stomach never resists. Brimming with Vitamins A,B,C and Carotene you won’t go wrong pairing 

Red Lentil Soup

Red Lentil Soup

My father’s first cousin lived in Ethiopia in the 1980’s where her husband served as an ambassador from Jamaica. She taught me how to make these lentils shine in East African style. The result is very different than French Lentil Soup but no less beguiling.