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Braised Lamb Shanks and Kabocha Squash | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Braised Lamb Shanks with Kabocha Squash

  This goes into the “Big Bowl of Comfort” category. Braised Lamb Shanks with Kabocha Squash melts in your mouth, warms your belly and fills you with a sense of well being and love. Isn’t that what comfort food is supposed to do?  Yes, that may be pure hyperbole, but this really is a lovely dish. […]

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Power Greens Pizza with Pinenuts | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Power Greens Pizza with Pine Nuts

  Power Greens Pizza with Pine Nuts. Say that three times fast! I love this recipe because it is an easy weeknight meal, made with some leftover greens and pantry staples. I don’t really know how to make small portions, due to being raised by women from the south. You always had to make sure […]

Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls

    I have always been a huge fan of Mexican folk art created for Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. This holiday is a celebration of the ancestors, a day for families to gather and clean the grave sites of the departed and to feast. Elaborate altars or ofrendas are […]

Caribbean Style Goat Curry | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Caribbean Style Curry Goat

    There are days when I miss living in Brooklyn, NY. Being a born and bred California girl, living in New York was so different, so strange and so stimulating to all my senses.  I can vividly remember the first time I took the A train up to Harlem. A sea of various shades […]

Ramen Salad with Roasted Eggplant and Shishito Peppers | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Ramen Salad with Roasted Eggplant and Shishito Peppers

  There is so much more to ramen than the sodium laden noodles with dehydrated vegetable and seasoning packs.  Don’t get me wrong, those packets of Top Ramen got me through college, but my palate has since become more refined. Traditionally ramen noodles are served in a bowl of rich broth, with assorted accompaniments such […]

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken with Potatoes | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken with Potatoes

    She’s not the most beautiful chick(en), but she is succulent. Her skin is not bronzed like her oven roasted sisters, but she is so tender and juicy.  Slow Cooker Roast Chicken is a bit of an oxymoron, as slow cooing and roasting are very different methods of cooking.  It may be contradictory, but it […]

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Fennel and Onion Baked Chicken

As I get older I realize how much I like simple things. Sure, I can appreciate an over the top elaborate 10 course meal. But you just won’t find me cooking one anymore. No, simple and fresh flavors work for me. While “shopping” in my friend Holland’s garden again, she gave me a fresh fennel […]

Spicy Avocado Goddess Dressing | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Spicy Avocado Goddess Dressing

    Green Goddess salad dressing. If you are of a certain age, you remember it well. As all foods do, it fell out of fashion for awhile for some reason. But in the past few years, chefs have reintroduced this lovely, herbaceous dressing to their customers. I ate Green Goddess dressing a lot when […]

Braised Lamb Shanks and Kabocha Squash | Black Girl Chef's Whites

Braised Lamb Shanks with Kabocha Squash

  This goes into the “Big Bowl of Comfort” category. Braised Lamb Shanks with Kabocha Squash melts in your mouth, warms your belly and fills you with a sense of well being and love. Isn’t that what comfort food is supposed to do?  Yes, that may be pure hyperbole, but this really is a lovely dish. […]