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Healthy Soul Food Recipes

In honor of Black History Month, Wendy and Jess remake some of our favorite soul food dishes into mouthwatering healthier options. Watch as they put their spin on Jerk Chicken (Jerk Tofu), Mashed Potatoes (Cilantro and Lime Sweet Potato Mash), Mac and Cheese (Butternut Squash Mac) and Collards (sans the Ham hocks).

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    kat
    February 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm (9 years ago)

    *mouth watering as i type*

    i’m making every single one of these, especially the tofu and sweet potato mash.

    i love the nutrition tidbits, they’re very informative and helpful.

    i also love how jess hept it real about that detangling fee. LOL! it wouldn’t of been me either.

    <3 y'all and what you're doing!

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    Fanny
    February 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm (9 years ago)

    You guys are amazing! You helped me find my creativity in the kitchen again using simple food. Keep up the good work. You have me glued to the computer waiting for new episodes.

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      August 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks Fanny! That means SO much. Hope you’re still tuned as we have lots of awesome things in store for this season. xo!

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    Lilia
    February 9, 2012 at 11:45 am (9 years ago)

    I am always looking for different recipes that incorporates squash. Great spin on the traditional mac & cheese. Love it. Thanks Wendy & Jess!

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      August 17, 2012 at 6:49 pm (8 years ago)

      Thank YOU for the support! xo

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    overseas_honeybee
    February 15, 2012 at 6:32 am (9 years ago)

    Glad to see a new post. Yaaaaaaay. Missed you guys 🙂 Needed some inspiration in the kitchen. Really appreciate the videos … keep em’ coming.

    All love!

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      August 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm (8 years ago)

      Thanks love! We’re coming out with season 2 soon so stay tuned and check out the latest shows! xo

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    Tai
    February 25, 2012 at 5:52 pm (9 years ago)

    i’m allergic to soy, so i can’t eat tofu, what other non-meat product can i use for the jerk “chicken”?

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      August 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm (8 years ago)

      Hey there Tai! I would suggest marinating some portabella mushrooms in jerk sauce and grilling them. They have a meaty texture and absorb all those flavorful juices. Hope this helps!

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    Ayoka Stewart
    May 7, 2012 at 10:56 pm (8 years ago)

    my pictures aren’t cooperating with me at the moment, but i made the butternut squash mac and cheese as well as the jerk marinade (but i did use chicken. just not a tofu person so much. but it was free range, vegetarian diet fed chicken). anyway, SO GOOD!!!! i never would have thought to combine these ingredients. i’ve never had mac and cheese made this way and i have to say that i was a little scared that i wouldn’t like it but this was great!!!! so excited to try making the collards tomorrow as well as trying other recipes. keep shining and thanks for sharing!!!

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      August 17, 2012 at 6:51 pm (8 years ago)

      So good to hear! Glad it turned out delicious for you. Please post any other yummy recipes you come up with to our FB page! Stay healthy 🙂

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