Tasty Tuesdays


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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Bani's beets juice

September 1, 2020Bani’s Beets

Bani’s Beets is a juicery that incorporates superfood beets in all of their juices, smoothies, and alkaline waters. Beets are high in fiber, Vitamin C, and contain lots of nutrients and with school starting and the cold months approaching, it’s important to stay healthy. You can order online on their website. #BlackOwnedBusiness https://www.banisbeets.com/

Andy sunflower cafe

August 25, 2020AndySunflower Café 

Starting out as a mobile coffee cart by owner and barista Andrea O. Robinson, AndySunflower Café was created to bring together coffee lovers in the Chicagoland area. It is now located in last week’s featured restaurant, Ain’t She Sweet Café in Beverly. They have many different flavors of coffee and are now taking online orders. https://www.andysunflowercafe.com

aint she sweet

August 18, 2020Ain’t She Sweet Cafe

Ain’t She Sweet Cafe has two locations in Bronzeville and Beverly. They have a selection of wraps, paninis, and sandwiches, as well as some delicious deserts. You can order online and they deliver! http://aintshesweetcafe.com/



August 11, 20205 Loaves Eatery

5 Loaves Eatery, serving made to order breakfast and lunch, had been on the Southside of Chicago for over 16 years. The Kincaid family opened a restaurant that they felt comfortable bringing their kids too, but also a community restaurant where people can break bread with each other. Their belief and faith is: “taking  what most would see as nothing or very little and having the faith to share and allow miracles to come about in our community”. Click here for link.

Fruve Express

July 28,2020Fruve Express

Fruve Express is a black owned juice bar located in the West Loop. Founder Dominique Dunn created this juicery after noticing the lack of nutrition shops in Chicago. The juices are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes that help hydrate the body.  Click here for link.


July 21, 2020Original Soul Vegetarian

Original Soul Vegetarian is a black owned vegetarian restaurant that has been “serving food as medicine for 30 years”. They are 100% plant based and have a vast menu of foods everyone can enjoy. They also have a juice bar called The Eternity Juice Bar, in which they offer shakes, vegetable and fruit drinks, as well as Deli options. Click here for their website.


July, 14, 2020…Shawn Michelle’s Ice Cream Shop

Shawn Michelle’s is a black owned ice cream shop that specializes in homemade ice cream and baked goods. They are located on 47th and are currently doing takeout.




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, 2020Black 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, 2020Petitions and Donations

If you are looking for ways to help, here are links to petitions you can sign and causes you can donate to.


  • https://www.change.org/p/andy-beshear-justice-for-breonna-taylor
  • https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/don-t-pay-dantehttps://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/#
  • https://www.change.org/p/mayor-jacob-frey-justice-for-george-floyd?recruiter=895898514&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=psf_combo_share_initial&utm_term=psf_combo_share_initial&recruited_by_id=6a4669c0-a74d-11e8-a554-dd9015f4e479
  • https://www.change.org/p/human-rights-campaign-justice-for-ahmuad-arbery?original_footer_petition_id=22510898&algorithm=promoted&source_location=petition_footer&grid_position=1&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAD7xTwEAAAAAXtYvfr7R3OczYTNjY2M1Zg==
  • https://go.theactionpac.com/cms/thanks/stand-with-breonna?action_id=9754754&akid=.1763064.ApyiGJ&ar=1&rd=1


  • https://www.forgiveeveryone.com/organizations-we-support
  • https://naarpr.org/about/https://www.aclu.org/
  • https://www.assatasdaughters.org/https://www.letusbreathecollective.com/
  • https://www.blacklivesmatterchicago.com/

June 2, 2020Summer 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.

bbq chicken

May 26, 2020Memorial Day BBQ

Here is a barbecue chicken recipe to kickstart the grilling season. Add some fruit kabobs and lemonade to complete your meal. Click the links below for recipes.

BBQ Chicken Recipe

Firework Fruit Kabobs Recipe

Lemonade Recipe

garlic butter salmon

May 19, 2020Garlic Butter Salmon 

Because of its richness in Omega-3 fatty acids, Salmon is a good food to eat for stress and depression. Click here for a recipe for garlic butter salmon. We also have 10 drinks that pair well with salmon here.



May 12, 2020Baked 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

* Lemon

* Ice


* 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


luther burger

May 5, 2020Luther 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

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!

Click here for full recipe!

buddah bowl

April 28, 2020Buddha Bowl

Still wanting to find ways to stay healthy during quarantine? Click here to learn how to make this healthy Buddha Bowl!


carla hall

April 21, 2020Home Cooking with Carla Hall and Billy Porter



April 7, 2020Easy Carne Asada (Steak) Taco Recipe


beef patties

March 31, 2020Jamaican Patties Recipe