Welcome to the 2020 Juneteenth Cookout Takeover! I’m participating with a group of fantastic Black Food Bloggers to bring you some delicious recipes to help you celebrate and amplify black culinary creatives. You’ll find a HUGE list of recipe links at the bottom of this post!
You need this Sweet Potato and Black Eyed Peas Salad recipe in your life! Mildly sweet and loaded with fiber, this delicious dish is perfect for your Juneteenth celebration. (more…)
Kwanzaa a cultural celebration of Pan African reconnection, from December 26 to January 1st, includes a FEAST on December 31st. If you’re wondering what to serve for this feast I have a few ideas about what to cook for Kwanzaa. I’m making this Crispy Black Eyed Pea and Yuca Cakes recipe by Senegalese Chef Pierre Thiam. (more…)
Yes folks, I’m at it again. Cutting carbs that is. I started the yea off strong but fell off the wagon after a few months (a story that’s familiar to many of you, I’m sure). Weight loss has been an ongoing struggle of mine but I’m not giving up. (more…)
This simple and delicious salad is full of fresh, raw vegetables lightly brined with apples cider vinegar. Pickling the onions takes some of the “bite” out of them and picking softens the cucumbers a bit. The carrots and sugar snap peas retain (more…)
I’m a meat lover, that’s no secret, but once in a while the time comes to lighten up. Well, for me that time has come, so I’m starting the Daniel fast to help get me on track. This recipe for Sweet Potato Steaks with roasted vegetables really filled the bill. The fennel turns candy sweet when roasting; it’s absolutely incredible.
Sweet Potato Steaks with Roasted Vegetables
2 yellow squash
1 red bell pepper
4 Roma tomatoes
1 fennel bulb
2 cloves of garlic
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
¼ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Chop all vegetables and place in a roasting pan that is about 2 inches deep.
Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with fresh thyme, salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly and roast at 400° for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Sautéed cabbage doesn’t need to be boring. Caramelized onions add a deep sweetness and cooking the carrots until slightly charred concentrates the flavor. The apples add a tart fruity-ness that make this a fun family dish.
Sautéed cabbage with carrots and apples serves 4-6 people
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 small cabbage
1 apple ( I used a Fuji apple)
½ cup water, chicken broth or apple juice.
Ground ginger (optional)
Slice the onions, carrot and cabbage.
Heat the oil in a large skillet. Cook the onion over medium heat until it’s caramelized. Add carrots and cook until they are tender and a little bit brown. Add sliced cabbage and water (or broth, or apple juice) to the pan and stir. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat until everything is tender and liquid has cooked out. Slice the apple. Push the contents of the pan to one side; add the apple to the empty side and sauté until golden. Add salt and ginger (if using) and serve.