Celebrating Black History Month One Bite at a Time

To celebrate Black History Month, we have complied a selection of healthy and delicious recipes from the African Diaspora. While not all of these recipes can be made in the classroom, some can be prepared in advance in a slow-cooker, and others are too good to pass up!

Try these recipes and take your taste buds on a culinary journey spanning multiple continents! Check out Savory Thoughts to make your own Haitian seasoning using Learning Garden herbs and crops. Remove peppers for a child-friendly base you can use in many recipes!

Make your own Kachumbari, or East African tomato and onion salad, with common Learning Garden ingredients courtesy of African Bites. We look forward to making this no-cook recipe on those warm garden days.

Alicia’s Pepperpot’s Fry Baigan

Try Guyanese Fry Baigan, or sautéed eggplant, when you have too much eggplant to know what to do. Omit peppers for a child-friendly recipe. This recipe is from Alicia’s Pepperpot.

This Hoppin’ John Salad from Oldways is a colorful way to serve kale and black-eyed peas. Add other Learning Garden produce for a delicious locavore recipe.

Southern Souffle’s Hot Cabbage & Collards

Southern Souffle‘s simple Hot Cabbage & Collards is a great side dish for these cold winter days. Cabbage and collards are both in season right now, so now is the perfect time to try this recipe!

A group of black food bloggers created a virtual potluck to celebrate Black History Month. Try the Jamaican-inspired Karma Cauliflower Curry from Food Fidelity or Slow-Cooked Black-Eyed Peas for vegetarian takes on two distinct comfort foods. You can check out the full list of 29 vegan and vegetarian recipes here.