I’m thinking too far into a hopeful future. But, that is my faith. Maybe one day or year, Americans will no longer fall for divisive politics. One day, we will pause and look around to see everyone as allies with the same dreams. Celebrate Imani and the new year with a refreshing Lemon Basil Sorbet.
Comforting Hearty Vegetable and Sausage Soup with Okra
Celebrate Kuumba with a sausage and okra soup by Sharee of “Savory Spicerack” that is quick and easy to make.
Dump Peach Cake
It is our responsibility to use our life experiences to help elevate the lives of others. Regardless of how much of a mess you think your life is, that mess can be used to create something beautiful. Story by Brandi’s Diary | #Nia | #KwanzaaCulinarians
Braised Pork Neck and Cabbage
Ujima | Aaron of The Hungry Hutch discuss how he teaches people to feed themselves without expensive ingredients, such as his richly flavored Braised Pork Neck and Cabbage Recipe.
Cheers to Maya Angelou’s Still I Rise and Chef and Steward’s Jamaican Christmas Sorrel Drink
A Kujichagulia salute to Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” and @ChefandSteward’s Jamaican Christmas Sorrel Drink.
Umoja: Feed the Resistance by Julia Turshen
In the spirit of Umoja, Julia Turshen of “Feed the Resistance” shares her Angel Food Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce and talks about volunteering at Angel Food East.
#HappyKwanzaa 2016: We’re unplugging for the rest of the year to freshly start anew in 2017.
The Kids are Alright
If Imani is the belief that a better world can be created for communities now and in the future, I have faith in today’s young adults. Read more and get the recipe for Roast Sweet Potatoes Stuffed with Spiced Couscous and Yogurt.
Condiment Creativity Turns Good Meals into Great Ones
Condiments and spices mixtures personify creativity of people of the African Diaspora in the kitchen because they enhanced and heightened the food of cooks and allowed them to signify their style with special “spice, seasoning, sauce, preserve, or pickle… relish, chow chow, piccalill, and chutney.”
Habari Gani? Celebrate Kwanzaa with Senegalese Chicken Thighs with Red Palm and Coconut Rice by Pierre Thiam
In a Q&A with Pierre’s Thiam of “From Senegal: Modern Senegalese Recipes from the Source to the Bowl,” learn more about Senegal and get the recipe for his Chicken Thighs served with Red Palm and Coconut Rice.
Sweet Potato and Mango Spice Cake
By Chrystal Baker of The Duo Dishes and Any and Everywhere. Chef Pierre Thiam’s new cookbook, Senegal, a detailed look into the culture and food of his homeland. The full title, … Continue reading
Piri Piri Roasted Vegetables
By Chrystal Baker of The Duo Dishes and Any and Everywhere. Ujamaa, cooperative economics, is the topic of the day, and it’s a big one in light of the holiday season. A … Continue reading
On Community, Connection, Balance & Breakfast
By Lisa C. Johnson of Anali’s Next Amendment. Kwanzaa and its seven principles gives us time to reflect on community. What does it mean to us? Many of us here at Kwanzaa … Continue reading
New Age Church Punch by Nicole A. Taylor
Story and Recipe By Nicole Taylor of Food Culturist and author of The Up South Cookbook. Punch bowls remind me of togetherness. The gorgeous etched vessels are a symbol of … Continue reading
Start the New Year with a Healthy (and Lucky) Black-Eyed Pea and Kale Salad with Chickpea Vinaigrette
We went dessert crazy at Thanksgiving. The Holiday office party served extra sweets and more weight was gained. There was plenty of champagne on New Year’s Eve, and we woke … Continue reading
Soup Joumou, A Symbol of Unity
The holidays are usually a time where people come together in ways that are unlikely the rest of the year. If you are a New Yorker like myself, you are … Continue reading
Zulu Curry Cabbage
By John Burton Jr of The Food Cravelogist Always one to fiddle around with new flavors and cuisines, I stumbled upon a mouth-watering cabbage recipe in a book entitled The African Kitchen.
Marble Sweet Potato Pie by Christine of “No Gojis No Glory”
When I was asked to join Kwanzaa Culinarians, I knew that this would be a great opportunity to reflect on this past year. Reflection is something that I’m admittedly kinda … Continue reading
Out of Our Past
“We begin with history” – Dr. Nikky Finney, Nation al Book Awards opening line from her 2011 Acceptance Speech In preparing for this year’s Kwanzaa Culinarians, I reread some of … Continue reading