Tag: African Diaspora

Pan Fried Mahi Mahi

Pan Fried Mahi Mahi

Apparently, August is National Catfish Month. I grew up on the delicacy caught by my Uncles in the Reservoir (people from Mississippi understand) or by the kind of Black men who you knew would always be there if you ever needed them to be. Eschewed 

Soul Seasoned Fries

Soul Seasoned Fries

The Mayor and Tucson City Council last night decided not to step into the 21st Century but double down on a $2 million dollar increase to the Tucson Police Department, an entity that has proven itself more lethal, i.e. racist, than the prevailing crime rate 

21st Century Tales

21st Century Tales

I used to tutor Brown, Black and White elementary school children in after school programs. The first Black principal in Tucson Unified School District, Dr. Anna Jolivet used to be the principal at a school I tutored at; her husband Clarence Jolivet was a descendant 

5 Minute Zucchini

5 Minute Zucchini

Mom used to make this in the 80’s, my updated version is for 2020 – quick, simple, tasty and healthy. I wanted to eat the entire saucepan but I shared. Thank you to the people that continuously share with me and the world. 5 Minute 

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 

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