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Cassava Corn Waffles with Shrimp Creole

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…

Summer Picnic: Cheese and Fruit Charcuterie board

Summer is officially over! And to commemorate the start of Fall my sister and I threw a backyard summer picnic. I’ve been wanting to do a picnic for some time now but Florida’s weather is very unpredictable. The weather was said to be a rain fest all weekend so when the sun held up for a few hours we prepped for a mini-picnic in less Continue Reading…

Broccoli Soup with Tomato, Peppers, and Shrimp Confit

Living in South Florida we don’t really get winters, but on the random days we do: we go all out. Coats, boots, stockings, scarves, heaters and hot cocoa all come out the wood-work when the temperature drops. Keeping warm is the ultimate goal but there’s only so much hot cocoa a girl can drink.  So as of late, I’ve been making soup,  and I’ll be the first to tell you Continue Reading…

General Tso’s Cauliflower “Wings”

Have you ever gone to a restaurant and tried a tasty dish or appetizer and just thought to yourself: I can make this at home! Most of the time I really don’t have the patience to attempt to recreate a dish, but these General Tso’s Cauliflower wings seemed easy enough to try. In fact, I only purchased Continue Reading…

Shrimp and Asparagus Penne

I love a good one-pot pasta recipe, but sometimes you just need to do it the old school way.  This week’s recipe requires more pots, blanching and a whole lot of dicing, but it’s so worth the extra effort. This dish came about on a hot summer day when I didn’t want to go to the grocery store, and all I had on hand was frozen shrimp and fresh asparagus. With the help of some pantry basics, Shrimp Asparagus Penne was on the menu. Continue Reading…

Kale Peach Salad with Citrus Herb Vinaigrette

With summer coming to a close pretty soon, I’ve been trying to enjoy every bit of it I can.  So to keep the summer festivities going I made plans to have a summer picnic with a basket filled with deliciousness.  Unfortunately, South Florida weather is unpredictable and our plans got rained on so we kept the picnic indoors. Continue Reading…

Organic Meal Kit Delivery: Green Chef

This post is brought to you by our sponsor Green Chef.

It’s been 3 weeks into the New Year and I’m already on a roll with my New Years resolution! So far I’ve been cooking every weekend and my family is reaping the benefits. When they see a box arrive at the house,they know that means some good cooking is about to happen. Or so I like to think. A girl can dream, right? This week I decided to try a new meal kit Continue Reading…