Healthy Cooking & Eating

Sol Sips Vegan Restaurant

Lemon Pepper Chicken

Date Balls

Banana Oat Pancakes

Chimichurri and Avocado Salad

Garbanzo & Kidney Bean Veggie Burger

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Mango Mousse

Mango Mousse & Raspberry Treat

Herb Butter Crusted Prime Rib

Thai Fish Cakes

Thai Fish Cakes

Spicy Stir Fried String Beans

Thai Fresh Tuna Spring Rolls

Sol Sips Vegan Restaurant - Brooklyn, NY


Young African American Entrepreneurs open a Vegan Restaurant in Brooklyn where diners pay what they can afford.

Follow this link for more information including menu, hours, location and the story behind their dream to make available plant-based green smoothies, juices, and vegan eats to the area's lower income communities and communities of color which have been historically priced out of the expensive health food market or have had limited access to a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.  

Lemon Pepper Honey Chicken by Darius Williams


Lemon Pepper Honey Fried Chicken

-1 whole chicken, cut into pieces

-1 tablespoon of Kosher salt

-1/2 tablespoon of fresh back pepper

-1 packet of Sazon seasoning

-1/2 tablespoon of granulated garlic powder

-the zest of 2 lemons

-6 to 8 cups of vegetable or canola oil

-1 egg

-1/2 cup of buttermilk

-3 cups of all purpose flour

-1 1/2 cups of cornstarch

-1/2 cup of honey

-the juice of 2 lemons

-1 lemon sliced

-fresh cracked black pepper

Check out this Easy-To-Use Pepper Mill

Chocolate, Banana Coconut or Lemon Cranberry Date Balls

Courtesy of Meghan Livingstone these 3 Date Ball recipes are healthy and easy to prepare.  This snack will provide you with a burst of energy with a healthy dose of fat, fiber and carbohydrates. You can also add any nut or seed combination you like. These treats are something you can even eat after midnight ! Check out the health benefits of Fiber-rich dates : 10 Health Benefits of Dates.

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Delicious Banana Oat Pancakes


2 ripe bananas 

2 eggs 

2/3 – 3/4 cup rolled oats 

2/3 tsp baking powder 

1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Pinch salt 

1-2 tsp coconut oil or other oil for cooking Maple syrup to serve (optional)  

Method: 1. Place rolled oats in a food processor and process to flour. 2. In a large bowl, mash bananas, add eggs, beat until smooth mixture. Add vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, oatmeal flour and baking powder. Stir until well combined.  

Makes 4 pancakes. 

Chimichurri Chicken & Avocado Salad


  • One batch Authentic Chimichurri
  • 4 skinless chicken thigh fillets , (no bone) or chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 5 cups Romaine (or cos) lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 3 ripe tomatoes , sliced
  • ½ a red onion , sliced
  • 2 avocados , sliced
  • Fresh parsley leaves , to garnish

Garbanzo & Red Kidney Bean Veggie Burger

1 cup red beans 1 cup garbanzo beans 1/2 cup onion 1/2 cup green bell pepper 1-1/2 cup fresh cooked spinach 1/4 cup pimentos 1 Tbs nutritional yeast (B-12) 2 Tbs Dijon mustard 2 Bar-b-que sauce 2 Worcestershire sauce 1/3 cup brown rice 1/2 cup panko crumbs or flakes  2 Tbs olive oil  


Seasonings:  1 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp turmeric 1 tsp sea salt 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp onion flakes 

Suggestion: bun with melted cheese, pickles, ketchup, lettuce & home made salsa  ... PERFECT

Mango Mousse


3 cups fresh mango

5 tbl spoons unflavored gelatin

1/4 cup water

14 oz sweetened condensed milk

2 cups heavy whipping cream

19 vanilla Lady Fingers

Mango Mousse & Raspberry Gelee Treat


For Raspberry Gelee:  1 cup Fresh/Frozen raspberries, 3 tbsp Granulated Sugar, 1 tsp Unflavored Gelatin, 1 tbsp Cold water  

For Mango Mouse:  ¾ cup Mango puree (2-3 mangos). 3 tbsp Granulated sugar, 1.5 tsp Unflavored Gelatin, 2 tbsp Cold water, 1 cup Whipping Cream, Vanilla Sponge Cake, ½ Chopped Mango  

For Garnish:  1.7 oz Compound white Chocolate, 14–16 Fresh Raspberry ,1 tbsp Powdered Sugar, 14–16 Sugar Pearls. 

Note: wax paper,  paper towel roll, piping bag, 

Thai Fish Cakes

  • 12 oz tender fish meat, dried thoroughly 
  • 2-3 Tbsp red curry paste 
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ cup long beans
  • ⅓ cup Thai basil or holy basil, sliced into ribbons if large
  • 5 kaffir lime leaves, finely julienned
  • Fish sauce, as needed (taste sauce)
  • Chili Dipping Sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1  Swt chili  or another type of big red pepper 
  • Thai chilies to taste,spicey
  • ½ cup sugar & ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup white vinegar, cane vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • Cucumber, shallots, peanut

Bamboo Cooking Spatula

Easy Maintenance Wok 

Herb Butter Crusted Prime Rib


1 cup butter, softened 7 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, finely chopped 2 tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon pepper 

5-7 lb boneless ribeye roast trimmed 


2 tablespoons flour 

2 cups beef stock 

Chinese Spicy Stir Fried String Beans


For the Sauce 2 Tbsp toban dang (Chinese Chili Bean Sauce) 

2 Tbsp oyster sauce 

1 tsp sugar 

Stir Fry:

1 Tbsp cooking oil (only if you are using center cut bacon) 6 slices of thick center cut or 4 slices of thick cut bacon, cut into bite sizes 

3 cloves garlic, 

1/4 of small onion chopped 

1 lb long beans, cut into 2-inches long (You can substitute to green beans) 

1/4 cup chicken stock 

 Bamboo Cooking Spatula

Easy Maintenance Wok 

Thai Fresh Tuna Spring Rolls



  • 1 can tuna, drained 120g drained
  • 2 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp olive oil if tuna is pkd in water
  • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • Black pepper & soy sauce to taste
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts or another kind of sprout of your choice
  • 1/2 cup julienned carrots
  • 1/2 tomato, seeds removed
  • 1-2 mini cucumbers or 1 reg
  • 8-10 Thai basil or mint leaves
  • 4-5 sheets rice paper (8.5-inch) 
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • 1- 1 1/2 cup cilantro or mint leaves
  • 1-2 Thai chilies, to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1.5 Tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey

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