You don't have to eat meat to enjoy a great plate of soul food with these amazing recipes!

Ingredients  -1 pound of chicken tenders -salt, pepper, and olive oil – just keep in on hand – you’ll need it for this recipe -1/2 pound of baby potatoes, sliced in half -1 quarter of a red onion, thinly sliced -a good amount of sliced garlic – I’m sure I used like 10 cloves. -1 […]

Ingredients  6 cups of fresh peaches, sliced (or frozen) 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar 1 pinch of salt 1 1/2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon of freshly grated nutmeg 1 1/2 sticks of butter zest of 1 lemon 1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup of good bourbon 2 tablespoons […]

Ingredients 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, divided 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 4 eggs, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 cup diced onion 1 cup diced green bell pepper 1 cup diced celery 1 cup diced smoked andouille 1 teaspoon chopped […]

Alligator and White Beans Yields: about 6 servings Ingredients 1 pound dried white beans* 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided 1 pound alligator tail meat, cut into ¼-inch cubes 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided 1 onion, diced 3 stalks celery, finely diced 1 red bell pepper, halved, […]

Ingredients 2 large ripe avocados, pitted and cubed ½ cup diced red onion ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro, divided 2 tablespoons minced jalapeño 2 tablespoons orange zest 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 large […]

Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 pound peeled and deveined large fresh shrimp ½ cup diced celery ½ cup diced carrot 1 cup diced sweet yellow onion 1½ cups fresh yellow corn kernels (from about 2 ears corn) 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ cup all-purpose flour ½ cup dry […]

Ingredients 1½ cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ⅔ cup whole milk Vegetable oil, for frying ¾ cup cane syrup ¼ cup spiced rum 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted Click here for directions

For the grits: 1 1/2 cups of quick cooking grits 3 1/2 cups of chicken stock 1 cup of heavy cream 1/2 stick of butter 1/2 cup of mascarpone cheese 1/3 cup of white cheddar cheese For the sauce 1 cup of breakfast sausage 1/2 cup of diced pancetta or bacon 1/2 cup of diced […]

For the chicken -2 chicken breasts (boneless and skinless) -1 teaspoon of salt -1/2 teaspoon of onion powder -2 tablespoons of adobo (it’s the liquid from the can of chipotles in adobo) -a squeeze of fresh lime -a pinch of good chili powder -2 tablespoons of olive oil -1 teaspoon of brown sugar Click here […]

Creamy Caper Salmon 2 salmon steaks 1 good pinch of smoked sea salt 1 good pinch (or more) of Hungarian hot paprika 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper 2 tablespoons of butter 1/2 cup of heavy cream 2 cloves of minced garlic 1 tablespoon of lemon juice 1 tablespoon of […]

Ox Talis 3 pounds of ox tails 1 bottle of good Cabernet 2 teaspoons of beef bouillon 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon of dried Italian herbs 2 cups of diced vegetable mix (onions, celery, bell peppers, and garlic) Click here for directions