• Korean Spa Turned Vegan Crispy Korean BBQ Tofu

    After being peer pressured by my lovely friend, I finally spent a day at our suburban Chicago version of a Korean spa or jjimjilbang. I’ve been avoiding it possibly because that same friend kept referring to it as the “naked spa.” I just kept envisioning Plato’s Retreat circa 1978. Google it and you’ll see why I was apprehensive. I was wrong. The experience turned out to be eye opening and quite enjoyable. I’ll tell you more about that later, I guess, but one of the most enjoyable parts was the restaurant nestled within the spa’s 34,000 square feet. I love a surprise culinary win. My friend and I both ordered…

  • I’m a Fromager, Y’all!

    Before this plant-based life chose me, I was eating the hell out of some cheese, honey. I’m not talking Sargento either. I was all about the cheese life. I lived for a well curated cheese plate full of sometimes stinky creaminess. But when you know better, you are confronted to do better. Although I loved the fromage, it didn’t love me. I researched and learned more and more about how dairy impacts the body from stomach aches to stuffy noses to acne to even fibroids. And it’s not just my body. I’m no special case. It’s probably yours too since approximately 68 percent of the world’s population can’t digest dairy…

  • Caribbean Collard Green Coleslaw

    You would think that as a lover of all things fancy, coleslaw wouldn’t exactly be my thing, especially slaw made from collard greens. Well, you are mistaken. Above all, I am a proud, Black southern lady who possesses good sense, soooooo I love collard greens. I am also from Memphis, so I love BBQ. All good Q needs some slaw and this is the one that gives you more – more flavor and more nutrition. I try to up the real vegetable quotient in everything for a couple of reasons. The first reason is obviously to increase the nutrient factor because I like pleasant doctor’s visits and the lack of…