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Cassava Corn Waffles with Shrimp Creole

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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…

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…

Cardamom Date Collagen Oat Smoothie

Every now and then I like to go back to the basics and switch things up. When I first started on this whole foods journey, oatmeal and green smoothies were a main staple for me.  Depending on the type of smoothie I was making, I had a base of a few ingredients guaranteed to make the smoothie taste great regardless of the actual Continue Reading…

Blueberry Coconut Almond Yogurt Parfait

Last year one of my new year’s resolutions was to cook more home-cook meals and I gotta say I kept my resolution well into the new year. I cooked just about every week, twice a week, and have come to enjoy it. But this year I decided to challenge myself in an area I have never challenged myself in.  As a lacto -pescatarian, I rely heavily on dairy for a good portion of my protein.  So I decided for this year’s resolution I will go non-dairy at least three times a week minimum.

So to get a jump start on things, I’ve been looking into different alternative milk products to see 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…

3 Fruit, Herb and Spice Infused Waters + Dopper Giveaway

Keeping hydrated is important, but its not always easy.  Getting 8 cups in a day can be a  struggle. So every now and than I like to switch things up with some infused waters. These aren’t just any ordinary infused water these are iron and vitamin c rich fruit, spice and herb infused waters. Each water has a fruit, spice or herb element that is high in iron and/or vitamin c. These recipes are two ingredient each and requires slicing at minimum. Organic fruits is best to use since the 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…