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Great soul food and BBQ side dish options. These are made with love and feature both vegan and non vegan options.

Favorite recipes include Jollof Rice, Southern Lima Beans, Stewed Okra, Braised Cabbage, etc.

"Love X Love" Cherry Tomato Salad w/ Whipped Feta

As the weather starts to warm up, I find myself craving lighter, fresher dishes. This cherry tomato salad is the perfect solution for your next summer bbq! It's easy to make, low in calories, and packed with flavor. The sweetness of the peaches pairs perfectly with the tangy feta and creamy avocado, and the Shishito …

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"More Bounce To The Ounce" Southern Lima Beans {Recipe}

This southern butter beans recipe is the perfect comfort food for a chilly autumn evening. The beans are cooked with a smoked turkey leg and a variety of seasonings to give them a rich flavor. This recipe is a much-elevated version of your traditional Southern-style lima beans or butter beans depending on where you're from. These …

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"Afraid" crispy roasted okra

Crispy roasted okra is one of my new favorite veggies. Its a no-fuss, delicious side that is ready in less than 30 minutes. Down here in Texas we're lucky to still be able to get fresh okra locally. If you're fortunate enough as well this is a great side you can add that will free you up to focus on other dishes. Many people fear okra because of the slime. Don't fear the slime, as a matter of fact, follow the great Nelson Mandela's words and don't fear anything - "I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." I recently discovered the musician Mimi. She is an incredibly inspiring and brave artist. Check out her song "Afraid" as an example of her talent and testimony.

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"How Far" Unique Sweet and Savory Fried Sweet Plantains Recipe

If you're looking for a delicious and easy-to-make side dish, look no further than this fried sweet plantains recipe aka platanos maduros fritos. It is perfect for Caribbean cuisine lovers or anyone who wants to add a bit of sweet and savory flavor to their meal. These sweet plantains are the perfect blend of sweet …

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