We invite you to share images, recipes, and memories of meals and treats that have made us happy during the week.
Did you make anything this week that brought you comfort? What food brings back memories of warmth and security? Let us know, and if you have pictures or a recipe, please share.
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July 7, 2020…Black Owned Restaurant
This week we are highlighting black owned restaurant Phlavz Bar & Grill. They are located on UIC’s campus on Maxwell St., and offer a jerk twist to bar food. Remember when eating out, make sure to adhere to social distancing guidelines when at restaurants. Click here for more information.
June 30, 2020…Black Owned Restaurants
Each Tuesday we’re highlighting black owned restaurants. Today we’re highlighting Bronzeville Wings. They offer wings with over 30 sauces, fried or grilled seafood as well as deserts and sides. Click here for more information.
June 23, 2020…#tastytuesday
Today’s recipe comes from Tabitha Brown. Fix it any way you like because “that’s your business”.
June 16, 2020…Juneteenth Cooking
“For observers and participants alike, Juneteenth is nourishment for the community; it’s fried green tomatoes, okra rice, peach pies, hot peppers and a moment to exhale”
See how black chefs are celebrating Juneteenth amid protests and Covid-19 in this article.
June 9, 2020…Petitions and Donations
If you are looking for ways to help, here are links to petitions you can sign and causes you can donate to.
June 2, 2020…Summer Campaign and 21 New Soul Food Hack
Michael W. Twitty is a culinary historian. Click here for some helpful hacks you can use for your summer bbqs.
May 12, 2020…Baked Potatoes
Submitted by Dua Ruyyashi
This recipe has protein, carbs, and minerals.
I mix potato wedges with olive oil, salt, oregano, pepper, and keep it in the oven at 400 degrees for however long you prefer the texture. Dip with yogurt.
Virgin Long Island Iced Tea
Lets TOAST this TUESDAY with a virgin Long Island Iced Tea! This would pair great with baked potatoes as well!
* 1 cup of strong tea (I used Red Bush but you could use any gumboot tea or English Breakfast etc)
* Ginger beer
* Brew the tea and leave to go cold (I used 2 teabags for 1 cup of water)
* Half fill a long glass with ice
* 3/4 fill the glass with tea
* Top up with ginger beer
* Squeeze in half a lemon
* Garnish with a lemon wedge
May 5, 2020…Luther Burger submitted by Donna Battle
In honor of what would have been Luther Vandross’ 69th birthday (April 20), I prepared his favorite Luther Burger. Grill, pan-fry or broil a burger patty to desired doneness. Top with cheese to melt. Layer it between two doughnuts. Best served when sheltering in place or when plans for nutrient-rich healthy food have evaporated from your thoughts.
Note: avocado included in the photo for vegans.
Spinach Quiche Recipe submitted by Brenda Pinkett-Little
Ready for Mother’s Day? Here’s a spinach quiche recipe that you can share for breakfast or brunch!
April 28, 2020…Buddha Bowl
Still wanting to find ways to stay healthy during quarantine? Click here to learn how to make this healthy Buddha Bowl!
April 21, 2020…Home Cooking with Carla Hall and Billy Porter
April 14, 2020…Original Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
April 7, 2020…Easy Carne Asada (Steak) Taco Recipe
March 31, 2020…Jamaican Patties Recipe