I love sweet potatoes, so I was thrilled when I found this recipe. This Spicy Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad was such a hit with my family the first time around that I plan on trying it again with my personal tweaks.
It’s easy to get adventurous with this meal by using additional ingredients such as string beans, which happens to be my son’s favorite.
I also suggest putting the Jalapenos and Cajun seasoning on only half of the salad if you plan on serving it to children. On the other hand, my son is of Jamaican heritage so we love it hot and spicy!!
Happy Meatless Mondays, and don’t forget to leave a comment if you’ve tried or decide to try this recipe!
When I lived back home in Jamaica, some of my favorite places to frequent were the vegetarian or Ital restaurants. Ital cooking originated in the Jamaican Rastafarian community and traditionally excludes the use of salt, meat (especially pork), preservatives, or any artificial flavoring or colorings. The word Ital is derived from the word “vital” and refers to food that is natural, organic, fresh and pure.
This callaloo inspired recipe comes really close to my Jamaican Ital food so I just had to share! Callaloo, which is a green leafy vegetable grown in the Caribbean, can also be found at most West Indian market or as canned product in the international foods aisle at the supermarket. For this recipe, the callaloo is substituted with half spinach and half collard greens.
Let me know if you decide to try this Jamaican Callaloo inspired recipe, and check back next week for more Meatless Mondays recipe!
In my last post, I mentioned giving up meat for lent. Well, I’ve gone one step further. NUBIAMAG has taken the pledge to go meatless on Mondays, and we would love for you all to join us on this journey to healthier bodies and a healthier planet.
You’ve probably heard of Meatless Mondays, but did you know that it was initially launched during World War I? The government launched this national campaign to reduce consumption and help with war efforts.
The movement was revived in 2003 as a public health campaign to help reduce the risk of certain diseases such as cancer, diabetes and obesity. It’s now a global movement with over 36 countries participating and taking the pledge to go meatless.