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…

Leftover Turkey Salad

If you did your job in seasoning the holiday turkey, and I’m sure you did, this minimal effort salad will be a certified winner for lunch or a light dinner – and dinner should always be light. Make your organic salad of choice, I used local mixed greens, arugula, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado and red onion,…

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…

Guaymas Shrimp

There are a number of things people don’t know about Tucson. Esteban, the first recorded African explorer in North America came through what is now Tucson in about 1538. Esteban Park in the historical Dunbar-Springs neighborhood (named after famed poet Paul Laurence Dunbar) is the only monument to him in the nation. Tucson was founded…

Plant Based Busy – Brie Sandwich

My favorite living chef is probably Jacques Pepin. Not only does he say Black American chefs taught him how to cook American food in the 1960’s, his stories of growing up poor in France, working in his family’s kitchen with his first responsibility to ensure the fire was started properly, somewhat reminds me of my…

Happy Labor Day 2019!

I want to formally thank Jocelyn Delk Adams for selecting my Jamaican Jerk Chicken recipe as one of her 20+ BEST Labor Day Recipes To Make Your Holiday A Hit. You can also make extra Jerk Sauce and present it to your barbecue host or hostess today. Enjoy your life always!

Sustainable Eating

I was embarrassed as a kid because my mother required me cook dinner for our family. At least she made my brother cook too unlike some of my friends parents with Southern roots – the girls did all the inside work, the boys the outside – but she certainly did treat my brother better than…

Eat the Rainbow

Even though I did not like 12 Years A Slave, I LOVE looking at Lupita Nyong’o and am proud of her Oscar win. In honor of her beauty and fashion sense, tonight I prepared a colorful dish – Mahi Mahi with Pineapple Salsa. Here’s the recipe: Mahi Mahi fillets Fresh Pineapple Organic Tomatoes Organic Orange…

The Best of 2014

A Best of 2014 list on January 3rd, 2014 may seem premature. Last year I was accused of being the social media equivalent to Chicken Little following the George Zimmerman acquittal – TRY BEING BLACK FOR ONE F***ING DAY OF YOUR BLITHELY PRIVILEGED LIVES – but I regress. So, in light of the dismal drivel…