Butternut Squash Sauce Creamy, Fresh, and Easy to Make

Butternut squash sauce popped up in my life a few months ago. I was staring at several packages of bucatini pasta and looking for ideas. I don’t know about you but, I get bored from time to time. As I am exploring plant-based nutrition, I’m expanding my food vocabulary. In the past, butternut was a rock hard veggie … Read More

Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes Make The Perfect Colorful Side

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Purple sweet potatoes are just beautiful. I grew up with white potatoes in my potato salad. The orange version ruled my childhood. It wasn’t until I was a full grown adult that I discovered the purple sweet potato. I’ve been getting groceries delivered for a while but last week I went out to shop. I always get excited … Read More

Ramen Noodles: Vegan, Easy to Make and Kid Approved

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Like most college students, I survived on cup after cup of instant ramen noodles. It was just a way of life. We ate them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I cringe at the amount of sodium in those packages and I’m grateful that I graduated with a degree and not high blood pressure.  My daughter loves ramen noodles. … Read More

Plant-Based Meals Now on Fridays at NYC Schools

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Plant-based meals are being offered at 14% of school districts in the United States according to the School Nutrition Association. It looks like more school districts are getting on board. More young people having access to healthier food choices is what Black Girls Eat is all about!  NYC public schools recently announced that Fridays are being remixed to … Read More

Sisters of the Valley Puff and Produce CBD Products

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Sisters? Yeah, but expand your mind here. Yes they call each other sister. They wear habits. But some habits aren’t what you would expect. Based in Northern California, these women are running a business that promotes the healing aspects of CBD. Owner, Sister Kate is a former consultant and single mother of three. In 2009, she founded a … Read More

Is Beyond Chicken Really a Kentucky Fried Miracle?

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Beyond sausage, burgers and now Beyond Fried Chicken. Whoa! This week, chicken enthusiasts are being offered a new food product. It’s a Kentucky Fried Miracle. Well, miracle seems appropriate when you consider how the company got started. Who is Colonel Sanders? Colonel Harland Sanders learned to cook from his mama. In the 1930’s he began selling his fried … Read More

Mercedes-Benz Offers Smart Vegan Interiors in New Car

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Mercedes-Benz is synonymous with luxury and success. Count on first class materials. Luxurious. No doubt. Lots of bells and whistles. Next level for sure. Celebrities, executives and entrepreneurs adore the Benz. The United States sales numbers for 2021 were over 300,00. The Vision EQXX was unveiled this month at the Consumer Electronics Show. The new car offers a … Read More

Make the Ultimate Vegan Pizza with Pears and Figs

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Pizza is one of those foods that lives on the hit list at my house. No matter what we are doing, we are always down for pizza. I have become fascinated with the variety of ready made crusts now available in the supermarket. The fact that I don’t have to actually make pizza dough is what gets me … Read More

How to Make Three Delicious Chickpea Recipes Including Hummus

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Before I became a plant-based advocate, I’d never even thought about chickpeas. For months, they sat on a shelf behind the black beans. That is until I decided step outside of my comfort zone. Since then, I have had more chickpeas in the last two years than I ever thought possible. And that’s not a complaint. I actually … Read More

Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte for Saving Time and Money

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Who knew that anyone would become addicted to pumpkin spice lattes?  For years, a latte was classic. Just a cup of espresso and steamed milk. A classic. But then pumpkin season came along and changed everything.  Well that’s not really true. The folks at Starbucks came along and changed the game. The legend is that the team was … Read More

Watermelon Strawberry Basil Salad for the Ultimate Summertime Chill

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Watermelon is absolutely one of my all time favorite flavors. I love it in everything from grown up beverages to kid friendly treats. When thinking of hot childhood summers, every memory includes a flashback of the juicy redness. I remember when my friends in the south showed me how to add salt to it. I thought that was … Read More

Parfait: How to Make it With Fresh Cream and Fruit

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I’m always down to make a quick fruit parfait. It’s one of the easiest desserts to make. No heat, minimal measuring and great flavor. Anytime you don’t have to turn on the oven during the summer months, you are winning. What’s also great about a fruit parfait is that you get to decide what fruit goes in it. … Read More

Italian Breakfast Cake For An Amazing Father’s Day Brunch

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Cake for breakfast? Of course there is story behind how and why I chose to make an Italian breakfast cake. It was all about the mascarpone. We found it in the back of the fridge after a no bake cheesecake Zoom party. You know how it goes. The kids couldn’t get together in person so the parents were … Read More

The Ultimate Belgian Style Waffles Home Made And Good!

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Why Organic Waffles? I love a weekend brunch with home made Belgian style waffles. I love to eat them even when it’s not the weekend. They are larger and offer deeper pockets than traditional waffles. That makes them perfect for holding onto maple syrup and fruit. Like a good pizza, good waffles come from a good mix. I … Read More

Great Plant Based Sides And Desserts To Make MDW!

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Plant-based and Memorial Weekend go together like sunshine and lemonade. Bet you never thought you would see those two ideas together! Don’t panic. Yes, Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start to summer. There will be lots of burgers and hotdogs on the grills. Roll your eyes as your neighbors make a big deal out of getting a … Read More

How To Turn Cauliflower Rice Into An Awesome Side

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Cauliflower was always the boring colorless cousin of broccoli. That’s how I described it anytime someone asked me what I thought of it. But with age comes wisdom and after years of avoiding it, I finally took a good look at cauliflower. I found out that cauliflower is great source of fiber and b-vitamins. It also is a … Read More

Easy Fonio Recipe Could Make You Cheat on Quinoa

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Fonio was a last minute discovery. Pronounced Phon-yo, the package caught my eye because there was a map of Africa on the front of the bag. So the backstory is that I was shopping online for a few items to restock my pantry. We were out of quinoa and that signaled an emergency. Ever since I started leaning … Read More

How to Make Your First Awesome Vegan Easter Dinner

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There was a time when Easter meant a feast of meats. We decked out our annual dinner table with ham, roasted chicken and lamb chops. We were carnivores and the more meat dripping in butters, sugars and gravies the better. But things are different now. We don’t cook that way any more. When I started leaning into a … Read More

Get Ready For The 2021 Great American Meat Out

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And just like that I discovered another national holiday. The Great American Meat Out was created by the Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) in an effort to encourage everyone to go vegan for a day. Oh yeah, it’s been thing since 1985 and since then people from all around the world have participated. Similar to Veganuary, which challenges … Read More

Easy Red Beans and Rice Recipe For Anytime

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Red beans and rice is one of those side dishes that appears visually intricate but always tastes simple yet delicious. I am a recovering carnivore. I never imagined a time when my red beans would not be simmering with seasonings, peppers and lots of sausage. Remixing my plate means leaning away from animal products. I’m having fun and … Read More

You Need To Buy These Plant-Based Foods This Winter

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Does the term plant-based have you thinking of cold salads and even colder smoothies this winter? Going green doesn’t just happen in summer. Brrrr….baby it’s cold outside and for many of us that means we are headed straight for the warmth of comfort food. N­othing says winter like a dish of something heavy in salt, cheese and sugar. … Read More

Make These Easy Vegan Snacks For Grazers, Crunchers, Savages

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I’ve been transitioning to vegan snacks for the past year. In my former life, cheesy cheddar nachos and crispy chicken wings were my faves. Now that I’m moving from plant curious to plant focused, things are different. I love a good snack. Over the years, I have built quite a reputation for creating all kinds of yummy tidbits. … Read More

Easy Caramel Apples for Kids and Kids at Heart

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Caramel apples are popular for about one month during the calendar year. October 31st just happens to be National Caramel Apple Day. Did you know it was invented by Dan Walker in the 1950s? It gets better. He was an employee at Kraft at the time. He basically is the genius that came up with this alternative to … Read More

The Best Vegan Sweet Potato Pie Recipe for Beginners

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Vegan sweet potato pie is not something that I thought I would ever make. When I first started eating more plants, I didn’t focus on dessert. I’m just being honest. For me, making healthier food choices was about breakfast, lunch and dinner. I was not sure that I could make a move to vegan desserts. I could not … Read More

How to Make Awesome Coconut Vegan Quinoa Oatmeal

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Coconut Quinoa Oatmeal is a mouthful. Luckily it’s a mouthful of healthy and nutritious yummy. And yes! It’s insanely easy to make right in your own kitchen. Packed with all the fiber and nutrients you need to get the day started. I hated oatmeal as a kid. It was always presented as soupy or too mushy. No matter … Read More

You Can Make This Easy Vegan Pumpkin Soup Recipe

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Pumpkin flavored everything is every where right now. You can’t escape it. From the coffee shops to the bakery–it is the season! As the leaves change color and the wind picks up, I always find myself reaching for a warm bowl of goodness. My family recently spent the day walking through a family farm which got me thinking … Read More

Plant Based Myths That Get in the Way of Progress

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Plant-based myths can make you nervous. The words vegan and vegetarian still causes raised eyebrows in some places. The concept of eating mostly plants or not eating animal products is not new. What is new is how much access we have to information about vegan/vegetarian lifestyles. So, it’s important to get clear about the difference between myth and … Read More

Stress: Going Green Could Keep You From Seeing Red

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Stress can lead to failing physical and mental health. African-Americans are more likely to experience stress due to discrimination, exposure to violence, inadequate housing and lack of access to appropriate health care. Stress in the workplace or even when working from home can have damaging effects on self-esteem, productivity and overall quality of life. Fortunately, we live at … Read More

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