Vegan Chipotle Lentil and Sweet Plantain Tacos- WildBrine Giveaway

I’ve never met a taco I didn’t like! But I also never really venture too much outside of what I’m not used to. I’ve tried many vegan and plant-based food but when it comes to tacos I don’t go out the black bean spectrum of tacos.  I’m a creature of habit and when I love something I stick to it. So when I ventured out and whipped these chipotle lentil plantain tacos up I was amazed at how good these were and mad that I didn’t make these sooner. Continue Reading…

Summer Fruit, Nuts and Muesli Toast Charcuterie board with Brown Butter Langostino Lobster Rolls

Is it me? Or does it seem like the summer months are zooming by? It literally feels like its still March, at least in my mind it does. But it’s mid-July and that means in another month or so we will be in Fall.  So this past weekend I decided to throw my annual but not so annual backyard picnic for me and my family. Backyard picnics mean charcuterie board to me so I definitely knew that Continue Reading…

Lemon Pepper Spicy Honey Butter Cauliflower Wings

I’ve been craving cauliflower wings for some time now and with this quarantine and social distancing happening, going out to a restaurant is the last thing I want to do. So after a recent trip to Trader Joes for my favorite seasonings ( 21 seasoning salute and onion salt) and produce, I decided to make my own. But instead of making my General Tso Cauliflower wings, I decided to make Lemon Pepper Spicy Honey Butter Cauliflower Wings. This was an ambitious attempt but it came out great and was pretty simple to do. Continue Reading…

Cassava Corn Waffles with Shrimp Creole

Juneteenth-Cookout-Takeover-Banner

This year Forksandstraws.com is participating in the 2020 Juneteenth Cookout Takeover! This initiative was established to encourage the celebration of Juneteenth and to amplify the food traditions of black culinary creatives.

Juneteenth (a merge of the words/date June Nineteenth) marks the date in 1865 that the last enslaved people learned of their freedom. And for over 150 years since, Black American families, home-cooks, chefs, and culinarians have commemorated the summer holiday with a wide range of food traditions that tell a story of the perseverance of a people.

To celebrate, Black Food Bloggers from around the country have come together to have a virtual cookout sharing our favorites recipes that highlights our food traditions and those of the African Diaspora. Continue Reading…

No-Churn Matcha Ice Cream +Pure Synergy Giveaway

As an avid tea drinker I love matcha and how easy it is to use in recipes aside from the traditional use. I personally prefer drinking matcha the traditional way ,but smoothies are a close second. But when I got my hands on a bottle of ceremonial grade matcha, I wanted to switch things up and make a batch of No-Churn Matcha Ice cream. Continue Reading…