I’m excited to announce the pre-order of my cookbook, SWEET POTATO SOUL. Purchase your copy today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Indie Bound, or iBooks. This Southern Sweet Potato Salad is not in the book, but it is a little taste of what you’ll find inside. Don’t miss the video below!“Vegan food is soul food in its truest form. Soul food means to feed the soul. And, to me, your soul is your intent. If your intent is pure, you are pure.” –Erykah Badu
Over the years I’ve noticed that the biggest barrier most people have to becoming vegan is their fear of no longer being able to enjoy the food of their family and culture. Usually they tell me that they couldn’t live without their grandma’s x, their mom’s y, or their country’s z. And I don’t blame them. The food culture of my family has a strong influence on me, and makes me who I am.
Becoming vegan was the best and most influential decision of my life. I went from being a lost 24 year old, to someone who felt the pull of having purpose, passion, and a mission. But that first trip home as a vegan wasn’t easy.