Tag: Old School Soul Food Recipes

Cheesecake Elegante

Cheesecake Elegante

African American Heritage Diet desserts are often fruit based or utilitarian, low sugar custard based pies, ice creams or rice puddings. So the fact I used to make Cheesecake Elegante as a kid is perhaps an anomaly. I saw the recipe in a cookbook at 

Creamy Cushaw Squash

Creamy Cushaw Squash

Indigenous to Africa, squash is a treat that both my Grandmothers truly enjoyed. Cushaw, a slightly sweet winter version is a winner because it is one of the foods my sensitive stomach never resists. Brimming with Vitamins A,B,C and Carotene you won’t go wrong pairing 

Nana’s Green Beans

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 

Sweet Potato Brulee

Sweet Potato Brulee

My Organic Sweet Potato Pudding is a favorite of friends and family.