Recipes

Taylor’s Fried Wontons & Dipping Sauce

We are wrapping up our Women’s History Month series with a recipe that was shared with us by yet another talented and committed woman in our community. Taylor Cappelleri is a mother of 2 and a courageous woman, who has opened up to us about her experience with depression and anxiety and her path towards…

Lauren’s Corned Beef & Cabbage with Colcannon

Lauren Mullikin is a mother of 2, wife, and the founder of @PureFortitude, a health and wellness company that specializes in helping moms and moms-to-be. In her mental and physical coaching, Lauren focuses on a whole-person approach by strengthening from the inside, out. She offers individualized training programs for both in person and online. St….

Nickey’s Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Nickey Ramsey is a mother of 2, wife, and the founder of @junobiebags, the world’s first eco-friendly and reusable breast milk storage bag. Along with creating products that are reliable and sustainable, Junobie has built a network of support for postpartum moms.  Nickey is using Junobie to provide resources and help support women on their…

Ashley’s Baked Salmon with Spinach and Feta Cheese

Ashley Richard is a mom, wife, and the beautiful soul behind “All The Things Lafayette” (@allthethingslafayette). She makes a difference in our community every day by posting and sharing information about all the things there are to do and see in the Greater Lafayette Area. Her energy and positive attitude are contagious, and we were…

Banana Pudding Crouton Parfaits

Banana pudding evokes feelings of nostalgia and can be found on the table at many Black family reunions and church potlucks. While bananas aren’t native to Africa, many African slaves on Caribbean plantations consumed a plethora of bananas because they served as cheap slave rations.In her cookbook, Black Girl Baking, Jerrelle Guy puts a new…

Smoked Okra Dip

Okra is native to Africa and came to the Caribbean and Southern U.S. during the slave trade in the 1600’s. If you’ve eaten cooked okra, then you know it has a slimy texture. However, it’s this texture that allows gumbo and okra stew to thicken. Because of the texture, okra is less appetizing to some,…

Feijoada

Feijoada is a black bean and meat stew traditionally cooked with different pork parts, like feet, ears, tail, bacon and other smoked meats. It is considered a national dish in Brazil and it is enjoyed over white rice and sprinkled with Farofa (toasted cassava flour seasoned with garlic and salt). This dish falls under the…

Catfish Étoufée

This Catfish Étoufée is a recipe adapted from the cookbook, Jubilee: Recipes From Two Centuries of African American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin. It is a cross between Crawfish Étoufée (crawfish smothered in a roux with onions, peppers, celery, and garlic) and Catfish and Gravy. While certain species of catfish are indigenous to West Africa, catfish…

Bolones de Verde

Bolones de Verde are made out of mashed green plantain dough, filled with cheese, bacon, chicharrón and other toppings. There are many versions of this recipe across Caribbean and South American countries, and it is believed to be an adaptation of West African Fufu, an essential food that was brought to the Americas by enslaved…

Vegetable Curry Bowls

What could be more grounding than these curry veggie bowls? The curry powder shines in this dish, giving it a warm, earthy taste that is perfect for these cold, winter days. Plus, you can customize the vegetables to your taste, including the squash bowl itself. Ready in 45 minutes; Serves 4-6 To make this recipe…

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