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.
#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.
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.
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
Mazao Fruit Salad with Cultured Whipped Cream
By Sanura Weathers of MyLifeRunsOnFood.com Happy Kwanzaa! Your table is set up with the a kinara. It’s surrounded by lush mazao, fruit symbolizing the reward of productive and collective labor … Continue reading
Provençal-Inspired Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes by MyLifeRunsOnFood.com
By Sanura Weathers of MyLifeRunsOnFood.com Lavender isn’t traditionally an African ingredient (at far as I know). The best is grown in France, where it’s mixed in an Herbs de Provence … Continue reading
Habari Gani 2013
These past couple of years, a few food blogger friends and I, contributed recipes to KwanzaaCulinarians.com. This would’ve been our third year, but I needed to rest. I regret that … Continue reading
Black-eye Pea and Wild Brown Rice Risotto
Twas the eve of Kwanzaa, and all through our house, we will rest in peace after unwrapping Christmas gifts with glee. This year, my household of two starts a new … Continue reading
Sweet Potato, Caramelized Shallots, Smoked Mozzarella Pizza with Wilted Arugula
It was the Senegambians who were brought in to grow cotton, tobacco, rice and other grains and corn. They were also expert fishermen, blacksmiths, woodworkers and hunters. Having a legendary … Continue reading
Nutty Banana Bread
Who doesn’t love Banana Bread? It’s one of the quickest breads to make for this season of potlucks and homemade gifts, and it’s delicious when included in Kwanzaa festivities. This … Continue reading
Red Beans and Chicken with Wild Rice
There’s a bean and rice version in every African Diaspora cuisine. Pigeon peas are commonly in Dominican, Haitian and Puerto Rican recipes. Black beans are found in Latin America dishes. … Continue reading
Fried Cornmeal Okra
Okra is originally from West Africa, for it was introduced to the American South by the Atlantic Slave trade. Traditional African-American recipes mix okra with tomatoes, lima beans and corn. … Continue reading
Smoked Paprika Pasta with Stir-Fry Harissa Collard Greens
In the creative spirit of Kuumba, here’s a recipe demonstrating good comfort food doesn’t always take hours of preparation and cooking. This Smoked Paprika Pasta with Stir-Fry Harissa Collard Greens … Continue reading