Cooking With Dro: Vegan Soul Food

One thing I've missed about my non-vegan life is soul food! There was nothing like going to Priscilla's Soul Food Restaurant or eating mom's macaroni and cheese, greens, hot water cornbread and more during the holidays. I'm not that much of a vegan to admit I still reminisce on those days! However, the great thing about soul food is that a lot of it is plant based! And if it's not plant based, you can make it plant based. The sheer creativity of creating vegan food leaves the possibilities endless.

With the holidays coming up, this is a great way to still enjoy the soulfulness of soul food in a plant based way,

Here's what was on the menu:

Vegan Fried Chicken (Oyster Mushrooms)
Sweet Potatoes
Vegan Macaroni and Cheese 
Black Eyed Peas
Peach Cobbler

Soul Food is the term for Black American cuisine traditionally based in the South of the United States. Origins of the food is a mix of Native American, West African, and European meals. The official terms was coined in the 1960's and 1970's despite popular dishes like hush puppies, black eyed peas, fried chicken, and more being cooked and eaten for decades.

Contrary to some popular belief, soul food is not as unhealthy as people make it seem to be, it's all about how it's cooked and what ingredients are used.