Growing up, watching cooking shows always felt so comforting to me. My Queen Ina Garten would shine down on me every afternoon from her Hamptons home, while Giada De Laurentiis would bring her Italian staples right to my living room. It wasn’t until I got older that I realized the representation in the food world isn’t even close to what it should be. And while I still bow down to Ina and Giada, they’re not representative of the culinary world as a whole.
These Black food bloggers, recipe developers, and content creators are sharing unique recipes and perspectives in an industry that tends to produce more of the same. Many of these recipes derive from a place of family, love, history, and acceptance. And they look and taste damn delicious too.
If you want something healthy-ish…
Now that you’ve landed here, prepare yourself for (and your stomach) for new recipes and upgrades for your boring go-tos (sorry to my baked salmon and sad side salad. It’s not you, it’s me).
1. CLEAN FOODIE CRAVINGS
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Friday Night Pizza Night I usually go for the plain @caulipower crust and then I add my own sauce, cheese and toppings. But I couldn’t find the plain one in store, so I went for the Margherita pizza. I added a little extra mozzarella, some dried shiitake mushrooms that I rehydrated, then I seasoned it with @balancedbites super garlic and finished it with olive oil. Into the oven at 425° for ~12-15 minutes. I garnished it with fresh cilantro and crushed red pepper flakes. . . What’s on your plate this Friday?
Charlotte loves a healthy recipe but she ALSO loves a fast and healthy recipe. She has a whole section on her blog dedicated to 30-minute meals like bang bang shrimp stir fry and braised salmon in creamy mushroom sauce.