Sweet Potatoes vs Yams
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by Jenne
2w ago
What’s the difference between sweet potatoes and yams? Though in America the two terms are often used interchangeably, yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing. They aren’t even from the same family. Sweet potatoes are often called yams, but the two vegetables are very different. It is possible that you’ve never seen or tasted a real yam! As a self-proclaimed sweet potato connoisseur I will help clear the confusion you may have about sweet potatoes vs. yams. Keep reading! Are Yams and Sweet Potatoes The Same? No, they are two very different vegetables. Yams True yams are edible tubers ..read more
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New Orleans Style Vegan Red Beans & Rice
Sweet Potato Soul
by Jenne
3w ago
Looks good, right? Click here to PIN this recipe. You will fall in love with this New Orleans Style Vegan Red Beans and Rice recipe! These red kidney beans are slow-cooked and flavored to perfection just like the authentic version from New Orleans. There are few things as comforting to me as a hot bowl of smokey beans and rice. Sweet potato pie, mashed potatoes and gravy, popcorn…oh…and chocolate. I’m sure there are others, but beans really have a way of sticking to your ribs and making you feel all loved on the inside. How To Make Vegan Red Beans & Rice This pot of beans may ..read more
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Vegan Black Eyed Peas (Stovetop + Instant Pot Instructions)
Sweet Potato Soul
by Jenne
1M ago
This recipe for vegan Black Eyed Peas was originally published in my cookbook Sweet Potato Soul. Order it here for even more amazing vegan southern and soul food recipes.  Yes, you can make delicious tender black-eyed peas without using animal products. Take it from me, I’m a black girl from Georgia. I have eaten a big bowl of black eyed peas and collard greens on New Years Day every year since I was 2! My authentic recipe uses plant-based spices to replicate the smoky rich flavor in your grandma’s pot of beans. And if you’ve only eaten black-eyed peas on New Years Day, this recipe will ..read more
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Festive Vegan Drinks
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by Jenne
1M ago
Happy holidays! Travel is underway and family is arriving to their holiday destinations. It’s time to start cooking! I’ve concluded my holiday cocktail series, but I have more festive vegan drinks for you to enjoy this month. From morning coffee to a nightcap, I love making cozy holiday drinks. Of course I normally make my regular morning coffee or tea, but I love a good excuse to make something a little more fancy. This oat milk matcha latte is one of my favorites! It gives me the caffeine I need to wake up and stay active throughout the day without giving me the coffee jitters. These othe ..read more
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Apple Nutmeg Mocktail
Sweet Potato Soul
by Jenne
1M ago
I love teaching and learning with my daughter. Baby J and I spend a lot of time together playing, making, and chatting. I love teaching her new things in the kitchen especially! As I wrap up my holiday cocktail series, I wanted to make a family-friendly drink that we all can enjoy–Baby J included. This apple nutmeg mocktail is festive and foamy. It’s a new favorite for us! I’ve been experimenting a lot lately with recipes for my new cookbook. One thing I wanted to include more of was refreshing drinks, so I created this holiday cocktail series while testing other recipes. This series has bee ..read more
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Pomegranate Margarita
Sweet Potato Soul
by Jenne
1M ago
Ready to take your holiday party to a whole new level? This holiday twist on a timeless classic will elevate your home bar and drink menu. You could even leave this cheery pomegranate margarita out for Santa this Christmas Eve. Have you noticed a theme to my cocktails this year? They’re all pretty, pink, and full of pomegranate! I seriously love this fruit, and I’m always buying it as it’s Baby J’s favorite. With the leftover arils and some juice, I knew I had to make a classic even more special. This festive and beautiful cocktail really adds some color to my dry bar. It’s easy to make and ..read more
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Pomegranate Aperol Spritz
Sweet Potato Soul
by Jenne
1M ago
Heaven in a glass is an apt description for my Pomegranate Aperol Spritz. This is another gorgeous cocktail from my growing holiday cocktails series. This drink transports me to lunch in Italy, brunch with the girls, while also transporting me to Christmas Day with my family, or a snowy day. This spritz reminds me of luxury and comfort all at the same time. Let me transport your taste buds to a comfortable but luxurious heaven in 3-4 easy ingredients (no shaker needed)! Aperol This liqueur is citrusy and bright! It will add a zesty sweetness to your drink. Sparkling Wine This white wine makes ..read more
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Vegan Holiday Dinners and Desserts
Sweet Potato Soul
by Jenne
1M ago
If you’ve been following me for awhile, you know that I love hosting parties. There’s just something about putting it all together and seeing everyone enjoy themselves that makes my heart really happy. These vegan holiday dinners and desserts will leave your guests satisfied and full after all the good chaos of Christmas Day. My table is set, my menu is planned, and my guests have their invites. It’s almost time to get cooking. Of course you can have absolutely anything you want for your holiday dinner. Had a busy year and don’t feel like cooking a whole feast? Try a fifteen-minute meal. Don ..read more
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Vegan Christmas Breakfast
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by Jenne
1M ago
A Christmas Story looping on TV, the smell of fresh brewed coffee and something warm and sweet wafting down the hall from the kitchen, and a serene stillness outside; it’s so quiet you can almost hear the snow falling. It must be Christmas morning! And that smell? A delightful vegan Christmas breakfast. Baby J is at that age where she can really start to enjoy and appreciate the holidays. The only thing that would make Christmas morning more perfect is snow in Atlanta! I love Christmas mornings because they’re reminiscent of childhood, but also because I get to see the joy in my daughter’s e ..read more
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Sweet Potato Beet Latkes
Sweet Potato Soul
by Jenne
1M ago
Hanukkah sameach! December 18, 2022 begins the eight days of Hanukkah observation. There are many Hanukkah traditions to celebrate over the next eight days, like lighting the menorah, playing dreidel, giving gifts, and eating delicious fried food! One of my favorite Hanukkah foods are these sweet potato beet latkes. Baby J and her dad are Jewish, and I love joining the celebrations, too. Tradition can be difficult to follow if you also follow a plant-based lifestyle. Many traditional Jewish foods contain animal product, like brisket. But a couple years ago I created a veg ..read more
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