Tag: Diaspora

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 

Quinoa Italiana

Quinoa Italiana

According to Whole Foods Market and Forbes Magazine, West African cuisine is one of the top ten food trends for 2020. No surprise to me because some of the best food I have had in the world was in West Africa – Cote D’Ivoire, Nigeria 

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. 

Black Bean Nachos

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. You can be creative by adding whatever you find at your local farmers’ market and, of course 

White Fish in Hearts of Palm

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