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…

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.

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…

The Raisins of Wrath

Any person that voted for Trump or is considering a vote for Trump in the 2020 Presidential election must watch the 1940 film The Grapes of Wrath. Oscar award winning actor Henry Ford stars as Tom Joad, a poor parolee from a share cropping family living in dust bowl era Oklahoma. I particularly enjoy this…

Holiday Hors’Doeuvres

My arugula creation is a healthy treat I may serve to my dinner guests Thursday after next – it is easy to make and scrumptious too. Actually, I may wait until Christmas because the arugula leaves look like little holly leaves; nonetheless, here is the quick recipe. Holiday Holly Organic Arugula Organic Cream Cheese Wild…

Colorado Border Wall Bulldog

In my 20’s, when I wanted to stay relatively sober and stable during a night out with friends, Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks with a splash of club soda was my choice cocktail. I could drink that all night long and still maintain control. I learned of the drink in the early ’90’s when…

Sauteed Cabbage #1

The African Heritage Diet is a true metaphor for life. Everything in moderation is the coined phrase I adopted in my 20’s and not just because I’m a Libra. I truly adore dessert, as Nana said no meal is complete without it, and delight in a serious, social cocktail, alright, two now and then; so…

Vegan Blueberry Cobbler

I grew up eating Duncan Hines Blueberry Muffins for breakfast on weekends.  Unlike Nana my paternal grandmother, outside of homemade biscuits, this was as close to baking as my mother ever got although she was and to this day is a fantastic cook. Thus, because Nana did not have the patience to fool with kids…