Black Bean Nachos

After you make my recipe for Black Beans, which is the national dish of Brazil, you can mix it up by turning one of your meals into nachos. Add whatever you find at your local farmers’ market – & avocado naturally. I combined Trader Joe’s Organic Blue Corn Chips with Garden of Eating Red Hot…

Cranberry Quinoa

A great plant based side dish that is fast and everyone will enjoy. Organic Quinoa Organic Vegetable or Chicken Broth 1/4 Cup Organic Dried Cranberries 1/4 Cup Organic Roasted Peanuts (Unsalted) 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 Large Garlic Clove 1 teaspoon Garam Masala 1 teaspoon Spike Seasoning 1 teaspoon Marjoram Toast quinoa in a saucepan…

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…

Nana’s Green Beans

The first year I went away to college I came back home for the weekend and prepared some fresh green beans as a side dish for my family. I probably would not remember the encounter if my paternal grandmother Nana, a professional baker and cook in her own right, could not stop raving, saying they…

The Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese

In 1940’s Mississippi my mother says much of the cheese was white in color i.e. without colored additives, and not pasteurized or “raw.” Raw cheese contains beneficial probiotics, active bacteria which help the digestive system function. Many people of color are known to suffer from lactose intolerance, however the bacteria found in raw milk, cheese…