2022 is the first time Juneteenth will be recognized as a Federal Holiday. Though Juneteenth has been celebrated for many years by the black community, it wasn’t until recently that the United States began to take notice. There are plenty of ways to celebrate Juneteenth, but one of the most popular ways is through food which is why I’ve rounded up some Vegan Juneteenth Recipes to help you come up with ideas for your spread.
What is Juneteenth?
Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. Originating in Galveston, Texas, Juneteenth has been celebrated on June 19th since 1865. The name “Juneteenth” combines the month the celebration takes place- June, with the date- the 19th.
What’s the Difference between Juneteenth and July 4th?
July 4th marks the date that America declared its independence from Great Britain. During this time, enslaved people were not free. Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was approved in 1863, however it wasn’t until General Gordon Granger entered Galveston, Texas in 1865 alongside freed black soldiers that the last of the enslaved people were given the message that they were finally free people. Thus, Juneteenth was born.
What Should I Eat for Juneteenth?
The truth is, you can eat whatever makes your soul happy. For a lot of black folks, that means a good ol’ plate of soul food complete with aaaaaallll the best recipes. In this case, all of the best vegan recipes.
In this post I’ve rounded up all of my favorite Vegan Juneteenth Recipes with soul food vibes that you can share with your family.
Juneteenth is a celebration of resiliency, independence and freedom. Fellowship with your family this year with some of my personal favorite Vegan Juneteenth Recipes that are filled with soul and will surely satisfy your family and friends!
Y’all tried anything from @likemeat.us?! I was curious about their chick’n wings, so I brought in @narrowpodcast to see if they were #PickyAssHusbandApproved or not.👀 Check out our video on my YouTube channel and be sure to subscribe while you’re there (we’re almost at 500!🥳)! Link in bio! https://youtu.be/FBmrsVAhi70
If you go to a cookout this summer you ALREADY KNOW it’s gon’ be some potato salad in the mix! Be sure to make it THIS ONE! This classic southern vegan potato salad is everything you love about the traditional one, but VEGAN!🙌🏾 ➡️ Tap “view shop” to get the ingredients for these recipes delivered to your house (first order is FREE!) Full recipe on the blog. Link in bio! www.icanyoucanvegan.com/classic-southern-vegan-potato-salad/
Now THIS is how you eat Brown Sugar Grilled Pineapple! 🍍🔥 Pairing this with a scoop (or two) of vanilla ice cream was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. And yes, they’re #PickyAssHusbandApproved, so he agrees 🙃 There’s something beautiful that happens in your mouth when you take some warm pineapple and pair it with some cold, creamy vanilla ice cream. Almost magical.✨ Don’t take my word for it tho, make these yourself and tell me how you feel about it! What would you pair with your Brown Sugar Grilled Pineapple?? Gimmie some ideas because I can’t imagine anything being better than this! 😋 Oh, and if you need tips on picking the PERFECT pineapple, check out this blog post. I’m trying to keep y’all from getting GOT this summer, taking home a loss bc you didn’t know any better. Learn from my mistakes! 😩 ➡️ Tap “view shop” to get the ingredients for these recipes delivered to your house (first order is FREE!) Full recipe on the blog. Link in bio! www.icanyoucanvegan.com/easy-brown-sugar-grilled-pineapple/
You ever had vegan ribs?!👀 They are DELICIOUS! Just imagine the most tender, “fall of the bone” rack of ribs you’ve ever had, but VEGAN. That’s these y’all.😉 Get the deets for these 10 INGREDIENT easy vegan BBQ ribs over on the blog. Full video coming sooooooon!🙌🏾 ➡️ Tap “view shop” to get the ingredients for these recipes delivered to your house (first order is FREE!) Link in bio! www.icanyoucanvegan.com/easy-vegan-bbq-ribs/
Ask and you shall receive 😊 A lot of y’all have been in my DMs asking about Juneteenth food recommendations to share with the fam this weekend and I’m here to help (SHARE this with someone who could use it)!😉 I’ve rounded up a list of all my favorite soul-filled recipes that are perfect for sharing with your friends and family this weekend. ➡️ Tap “view shop” to get the ingredients for these recipes delivered to your house (first order is FREE!) Hit the link in my bio for the full list of recipes and deets! www.icanyoucanvegan.com/easy-vegan-juneteenth-recipes/
Y’all already know these Triple Berry Crumb Bars are #PickyAssHusbandApproved!🙌🏾 It’s berry season, so I had to take full advantage and make something that’s perfect for summer. These bars are basically wittle square pies in bar form. I know you’ll love them!😋 Plus, there’s a full how-to video over on the blog and YouTube (ICanYouCanVegan)! Tap “view shop” to get the ingredients delivered to your house (first order is FREE!) Get the deets on the blog. Link in bio! www.icanyoucanvegan.com/vegan-triple-berry-crumb-bars/
It’s peach season y’all! 🙌🏾🍑 This easy vegan peach crisp recipe uses canned peaches (so you can enjoy it year-round), but now that peaches are in season, feel free to swap the canned version for FRESSSHHHH👌🏾 Just need 9 ingredients: 🍑Canned Sliced Peaches 🍑Cornstarch 🍑Ground Cinnamon 🍑All-Purpose Organic Flour 🍑Organic Brown Sugar 🍑Organic Cane Sugar 🍑Ground Cloves 🍑Ground Nutmeg 🍑Vegan Butter Full step-by-step video over on the blog and YouTube (ICanYouCanVegan)! Tap “view shop” to get the ingredients delivered to your house (first order is FREE🤑)! Recipe deets on the blog. Link in bio! www.icanyoucanvegan.com/easy-vegan-peach-crisp/
BODY IMAGE AFTER PREGNANCY. Let’s talk about it shall we? Since giving birth to my sweet baby boy last year, I've been s t r u g g l i n g with body image. I had a C-section, so there's that, but I also ended up in a body I never thought I would have. I thought I was doing everything right before/during my pregnancy, but still couldn't have seen this coming. While I'm proud of my body for making and delivering an incredible (and super cute) human being, it doesn't mean I don't wish I could change some things. I'm a work in progress y'all!😅 In my latest video I'm talking about body image after pregnancy. It's the first time I've been so transparent, on any of my channels, so I hope this resonates with someone out there! Checkout my Youtube channel to see my latest video and leave me a comment and lmk if you've experienced anything like this (even if it's not related to pregnancy)! Link in bio! https://youtu.be/YhmKJkpzS4I
If you’re looking for an easy, light sandwich to make this summer, look no further! This Vegan Chickpea Tuna is in coooonstant rotation at my house (year-round), but especially when the temperatures start warming up because it’s so light and refreshing.👌🏾 You can eat it between two pieces of bread, scoop it up with crackers, or even use it to fill a lettuce wrap. Not to mention, my kid LOVES THIS STUFF! He can’t get it in his mouth fast enough🤣 Give this a try and be sure to share it with your littles and tell me what you think! ➡️ Tap “view shop” to get the ingredients delivered to your house (first order is FREE!) Get the deets on the blog. Link in bio! www.icanyoucanvegan.com/chickpea-tuna-less-sandwich/