This is a vegan and health-supportive version of a classic Smothered Cabbage and Collard Greens recipe ... and it's pretty amazing! The key is caramelizing the onions correctly (so don't skimp on this step!) AND using your lid for your stove top pan (this is essential for generating enough steam to cook to the greens and cabbage).Read More
A ireally turmeric-y + earthy soup and filled with yukon potatoes, carrots, lentils, and shallots. The little dark specks you see is one of my favorite medicinal herbs: nettle leaf! It would really balance out with some (sweet) cornbread, too.Read More
winter, cold weather, and advent invite me towards rest and stillness and slower living. this season, i am embracing it. all of it. i am not always so patient, deliberate, and thorough but i am learning to welcome this shift.
these invitations are often quiet -- i wake up pretty early, but my body has been softly telling me it's ok to sleep for 30 more minutes without fear of self-judgement; i am experimenting with baking (something that intimidates me!) and am in the process slowly learning a new skill; and i am stretching myself to cook in a more process-driven way instead of a flavor-driven way, the "how" not solely the "what" ... hence, how this (nearly 2 hour) winter chilli came to be. it's so savory, filling, and comforting. this is my third time eating it this week, so i am going to share the recipe soon. it won't be "quick" (kind of like healing and wellness) but it will be simple + affordable.
These two recipes aspire to create a uncomplicated twist on food that is familiar and storied for many of us that a part of the African diaspora. Try them out with your people or share them as a holiday work party or church potluck. Potlucks and gatherings tend to be tricky if you are Black and/or a person of color AND you don't don't eat meat (or animal products), so be sure to try these soulful, whole food recipes out and let me know what you think in the comments below!Read More
Nova's words have been ringing in my head and my heart for weeks now. They are--in part--what sparked me to create this love offering for you. It is an understatement to say that we are in troubled times and in a state of deep pain and exhaustion. On a personal level, some of us may be experiencing depression, grieving the recent loss of a loved one, experiencing a difficult break up, lonely, in need of employment, experiencing constant triggers because of sexual assault and racism, or simply in need of hope. While, these things may not "go away" any time soon, I believe that God and our ancestors have give us tools to build fortitude in the most trying of times.Read More