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
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.
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
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
My Grandmother’s Sweet Treats
By Michele Y. Washington In my family celebrating Christmas always signified a holiday rich with traditions, foods and rituals that bring up memories of my maternal grandmother, Mabel H. Jones. … Continue reading
“Black Tea” and Kujichagulia
In these erratic days of turmoil and uncertainty, taking time to center ourselves is sorely needed, and what better way to do this than sitting down to a serene cup … 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
Roasted Sweet Potato and Swiss Chard Salad
With so many great winter vegetables up for grab, it’s easy to keep salads interesting. This one features cubes of roasted sweet potatoes and shredded swiss chard, which is not … Continue reading
West African Mafé by Nadine Nelson
By Nadine Nelson of Global Local Gourmet As we all know, African Americans and all Black people throughout the world originated from the continent of Africa and most specifically from the … Continue reading
Kelewele (Ghanaian Fried Plantains)
Plantains are eaten in many parts of the world, from the Caribbean to the continent of Africa. Most of the time, they are a side dish or integral ingredient in … Continue reading
Comfort Maple Rum Sweet Potato Cornbread by Grandbaby Cakes
By Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes Growing up, Umoja was the Kwanzaa principle that meant the most to me, probably because it was the one that was most widely praised or even mentioned. … Continue reading