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Southern Black Eyed Peas
Dinner, Side Dishes

Southern Black Eyed Peas

Growing up, Black Eyed Peas were a pretty rare occurrence on our dinner table. Occasionally my dad would make them to celebrate the new year, but outside of that you can forget about it. Last year I decided I wanted to change that. I love experimenting with new foods. Even […]

Easy Cilantro Lime Rice
Dinner, Side Dishes

Easy Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice has long been on my list of things to make! Like many people, I was introduced to it in undergrad during many trips to Chipotle. There’s something about it that really compliments a meal. I love how simple and delicious it is. Don’t you? That’s why you’re […]

Easy Seasoned Black Beans
Side Dishes, Dinner

Easy Seasoned Black Beans

If you’ve been plant-based or vegan for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve grown familiar with beans. Most likely black beans. I’ve been longing to make some Chipotle style black beans and the time has finally come! These seasoned black beans are LEGIT. So flavorful and versatile! How to […]

Coconut Turmeric Rice
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Coconut Turmeric Rice

Growing up, one of the things my family ate most was RICE! There were even times I would be perfectly content eating a bowl of rice topped with black pepper, butter and occasionally a sauce like General Tso’s. Actually my mouth is watering just thinking about it! Because I love […]

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Folks, mashed potatoes have just gotten EVEN BETTER! It’s possible that I’ve been living under a rock lately, but I just recently discovered the magic of adding sour cream to mashed potatoes. I’ve never really been crazy about sour cream until now. My husband on the other hand can’t (won’t) […]

Vegan Collard Greens
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Easy Vegan Collard Greens

If you live in the south, collard greens are definitely a staple. Especially in the black community! You can’t go to any “soul food” or “southern” restaurant without them being on the menu. And if by chance they’re not on the menu…RUN! The problem with most traditional collard green recipes […]