If you take a look at the history of home cooking, you’ll learn that it’s a style which took advantage of the abundance of a beautiful land and its natural agricultural resources. I believe that home cooking, from scratch, is part of a people’s story: the wonder of creating, the pleasure of time spent in the honest pursuit of tradition and nourishment of our bodies and those of our family. Also, let’s be honest, eating food is a major source of joy in everyday life. I’m an advocate for nutritious, healthy eating, and have a passion for cooking and creating vibrant, flavourful dishes, using whole, down to earth ingredients. Join Cooking Green Goodness Magazine on a journey of good food, and recipes for your wellness.
In this introductory issue, Makini Smith, Mindset Coach, Speaker, Consultant, and Author of the book A Walk In My Stilettos, contributes to the Your Health & Wellness section. Makini writes about the unbiased and clear facts about self-image without all the hype to get you past your fears (see page 11). And then there’s food! The Food & Drink section of Cooking Green Goodness Magazine features healthful, delicious plant-based recipes from some of the best food writers and bloggers, food photographers, and recipes developers in the food industry. This magazine is inspired to provide a platform where we can highlight vegan food and culture that exists in the Caribbean, and amplify voices in the conversations surrounding plant-based food and culture. Sophie Musoki is the food writer, photographer, and food stylist behind the blog A Kitchen In Uganda. Sophie’s beautiful photography graces the cover of this magazine’s first issue. Sophie also contributes a delicious recipe for Green Callaloo Pasta with Homemade Sauce (see feature on page 23).
Get the recipe for a sweet taste of the tropics in a Spicy Green Bean and Mango Salad (see page 18). Learn how to make blended and splendid natural juices, including Canadian Hot Apple Cider (see page 22).
Dr. Maya Angelou once wrote, “I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.” The Food In Poetry section of this magazine was inspired by Dr. Angelou. Read ‘Black Kale’ on page 7, by an anonymous writer who goes by the name of Rootz. Read Veggie Fun Facts about soursop on page 26. Learn Jamaican Food Words & Phrases in this fun section on page 27.
The January 29, 2019 issue of Cooking Magazine titled Love and Cho Cho, will feature popular cookbooks and some of their delicious plant-based recipes. Look out for live cooking videos on our Instagram page as we celebrate “Veganuary.” The ‘In Food Photography’ section will also be part of our January issue. The Your Health and Wellness section will not only include advice to live healthily, but fitness tips and links to videos as well. I’d like to thank everyone who supported me, and continue to support my passion for this craft, including Contributing Editor, Shaian Martin.