Seriously Good Vegan Fried ChickenBy Eden HagosThis vegan fried "chicken" is so good, I don't know if I'll ever go back to regular fried chicken. No joke.
The key to the juiciness of these tenders are the oyster mushrooms - make sure that you're using that specific type to get the familiar crunch and bite that usually comes with fried chicken. You can mix up the spices of the batter however you want, but don't forget the pickle juice! It adds the tang and moisture that make this recipe so irresistible.Spicy Green Mango and Coconut Meat SaladBy Nutritionniste DédéThis super delicious vitamin C-loaded salad is the perfect side dish for any meal. It's going to become your next favorite, I’m telling you!
The mix of the mango, coconut, and hot peppers can’t be described with words, you just have to make it, eat it, and experience the flavor explosions in your mouth! Japanese Curry Ribs with Korean Sweet Potatoes and Sweet Mustard Thai GreensBy Suneeta WilliamsListen, I created this recipe for the vegan BLACK FOODIE Battle using my Smackin ribs and it's so good. You have to make this tonight!Jerk Tofu Rasta PastaBy Lauren HaynesFor the BLACK FOODIE Battle, I decided to make two vegan staples with a Caribbean flair. Everyone loves pasta, so choosing to make this delicious, creamy pasta with jerk tofu was a no-brainer.
This dish ties in comfort food and honours my Jamaican heritage. Jerk seasoning is packed with flavour and a variety of delicious spices! I love jerk tofu because tofu soaks up whatever flavour you introduce it to. The texture can also be manipulated and I just love that! Enjoy!Vegan Macaroni Pie and BBQ Portobello MushroomsBy Mark MontfortIn Guyana, macaroni pie is a staple dish at Sunday dinners and an easy way to add colour, texture, and flavour to the dinner table. Its aroma is one that instantly makes you hungry when entering the kitchen and its creamy, cheesy texture infused with spices tingle the taste buds and opens the appetite.
I decided to pair this macaroni pie with barbecued portobello mushrooms because BBQ goes well with macaroni as the contrast in flavours balances out the meal. It’s a match made in heaven! Welcome to Chef Monty’s Sunday dinner, vegan style. Plantain Tacos with Fried GumboBy Laurie HernandezI'm Cameroonian, Italian, and Spanish, so I like using produce from the African continent and cook them in a non-traditional way to blend several cultural influences into one dish. That makes it truly my own. This dish is quite representative of my cooking style.
When I tried plantain tacos for the first time, I was pleasantly surprised by how easy they were to make. As a flexitarian, I also like to experiment with different ways of cooking vegetables. I had cooked tacos with oyster mushrooms, for a more meat-like flavour and texture, but this time around I really wanted to highlight the vegetables and work with different textures.
I hope you enjoy this recipe!TriFongoBy Luis MartinezTriFongo is a legendary cousin of the famous Mofongo. It comes 100% from Puerto Rico's African roots and is a mixture of three kinds of vegetables fried to perfection then mashed with garlic to create an explosion of flavour. We took a few twists and turns to perfect the vegan version of this recipe with the traditional Boricua Sazon! It can be easily paired with your favourite vegetables, mojo, or protein of choice.
If you feel adventurous, go ahead and get saucy with it and give it your own take!