Soul Food Holiday Recipe Roundup
Soul food is comparable to southern food, but it is undeniably an African American experience. Yams, okra, collard and mustard greens are staples in African cuisine that are also commonplace in African American homes today. Tied and connected to family celebrations, backyard barbeques, church, block parties, moments of triumph, and an indicator of resilience.
Soul Food Is African American History
Soul food is history. The term soul food was coined in the 1960s during a time of great Black identity and Black expression because of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power movement. It is the food of the African American people from the American South; it is not monolithic.
These soul food holiday recipes embody dreams, conviction, faith, hope, and love. Add a dish or two of these soul food/southern food classics to your holiday dinner this year. Yes, you can write and thank us later.
This southern soul food baked macaroni and cheese is a blend of cheeses ranges from mild to sharp to a little bit of nuttiness. It’s rich from the butter and cream and made flavorful by a few simple spices.
Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese – the epitome of comfort food! Loaded with rich, cheesy and buttery goodness that’ll have you coming back for seconds. It’s perfect for weeknight meals or holiday entertaining.
This Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Cornbread recipe has all of the components of a southern cornbread. I’ve added mashed sweet potato for a tasty twist and brown sugar for a richer sweetness. It has a tender and moist crumb with the sweetness is not too overpowering.
If you are looking for some delightful and filling vegan biscuits and gravy, this recipe is for you! They are the ultimate comfort food and there is no requirement to be “southern” in order to make or enjoy this hearty recipe. It is vegan and there are no animal products used which makes it healthier than the traditional version from the south.
These keto-friendly Southern Style Green Beans are packed with incredible flavor, you’ll be eating them before the meal is served! And, with 5 net carbs per generous 1/2 cup serving, they can be the star of your plate.
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This chicken and sausage gumbo recipe is always a hit in our multicultural home. It is perfect on a cold fall or winter day! My paternal grandmother is from Louisiana, and so this is a recipe that I have learned to make and also enjoy. This recipe is a lighter calorie gumbo recipe that is: rich, filling, comforting, and easy to make.
Jambalaya is a classic one-pot recipe filled chicken, sausage, shrimp, and rice. Easy to prepare and completely irresistible, this Jambalaya Recipe includes all the classic flavors of true Cajun/Creole cooking including Cajun seasoning and starts with finely diced onion, bell pepper, and celery- the Holy Trinity of Cajun Cooking.
If you’ve been missing flavor in your day-to-day cooking, then this Cajun Salmon with Shrimp & Cream Sauce is the dish for you! This keto main dish and low-carb recipe is a one-pan wonder, but be prepared, because the sauce is so good, you’ll want to scoop up every last drop!
Homemade Southern Banana Pudding —layers of homemade banana-infused custard enriched by homemade whipped cream, fresh banana slices, tons of vanilla wafer cookies, and topped with a buttery cookie crumb streusel.
A 100% homemade, from-scratch, Southern Vegan Banana Pudding! This gluten-free, allergy-free, sugar-free twist on the old-fashioned classic dessert is too easy not to make! A no-bake recipe with layers of vanilla wafers, banana slices, vanilla pudding, and sweet creamy fluff!
Delicious Southern Style Stuffing Muffins takes everything we love about the taste of the traditional holiday side dish and divides it into handy portions. They’re easy to put out on the dinner table or buffet in a basket which evokes a sense of warmth and hospitality.
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