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Posted by on May 30, 2014 | 2 comments

Honoring Childhood Food Habits

Alice RD2BPeople eat for a lot of different reasons, not just to satisfy hunger.  Many of us use food to enjoy a sense of connection to our past. What do you do when your adult belief system doesn’t jive with food traditions of your childhood?

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Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 | 2 comments

Ackee no Saltfish

When I first became vegan I thought I would miss traditional dishes that my mother used to make.  At the top of my list was Ackee and Saltfish.  As it turns out, the best part of ackee and saltfish is the ackee.  When I took my first bite of this vegan version of one of my childhood favorites, I didn’t miss the fish at all.  

1 can ackee, drained 
1/2  red bell pepper, diced
1 medium tomato, diced 
1 C spinach
1/2 white onion 
1Tbs thyme
1 tsp rosemary 
1 Tbs coconut oil 

Boil a pot of water to briefly dip the drained ackee into before draining a second time
Saute onion in oil until translucent
Add bell pepper, tomato, and spices 
Saute for five minutes
Add drained ackee – heat thoroughly  
Salt and pepper to taste

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Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 | 0 comments

White Bean Hummus

2 cans white beans
1 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs minced garlic
1/2 C tahnini
1/2 C olive oil

Blend all ingredients in food processor
Pair with warm pita bread

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