Uptown Soul Food Caters The 1st Annual City Fit Girls Wellness Retreat

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This weekend, Uptown Soul Food had the opportunity to cater the City Fit Girls Wellness Retreat! The menu featured our Sweet Potato Kale Wraps, a side salad, and green smoothies! Check out some of the photos from the awesome event below!

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Kitchen Forks & Vibes: Food Justice via ‘The Produce Section’

theproducesectionLooking for ways to get involved in the food justice movement? You’re in luck! In addition to the awesome sounds (and videos) of food justice activist and hip-hop artist, DJ Cavem Moetivation, this edition of ‘Kitchen Forks & Vibes’ includes tips on fighting food injustices in our own communities Enjoy!

With assistance from official government policy, some food companies have flooded our communities with a sea of “edible food like substances”, sugar sweetened beverages, artificially low-priced junk food and expensive advertising campaigns to further consumer spending. These companies will do whatever it takes to make sure our choices are made with the least amount of information. Continue reading

Philly’s Vegetarian Pop-Up Restaurant is Back!

This past September, close to 100 people packed the brand new Wired Beans Cafe for Uptown Soul Food’s first 100% Plant-Based Pop-Up Restaurant. We’re excited to announce that the next Pop-Up will take place on Sunday February 24, 2013. Join us  at Wired Beans Cafe, 301 W Chelten Avenue, between 6:00PM-9:00PM for a healthier take on traditional soul food favorites including our signature Red Pepper Collard GreensCarolina Classic Fried Chicken Sandwich and Vegan Macaroni & Cheese. Continue reading

Apple-Cinnamon Walnut Muffins Inspired by Sheila Ferguson

One of the most common questions I get about transitioning into a plant-based diet is “how to substitute dairy products?” Ironically, it is the easiest question to answer. When it comes to non-dairy milks, butters, etc., the market is overcrowded with alternatives. Each week, I will post a “vegan version” of a recipe inspired by a soul food cookbook or chef using plant-based alternatives for meat and dairy products. If you are truly interested in incorporating more plant-based foods in your diet, I believe these “transition recipes” will be a great place to start.

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Kitchen Forks & Vibes: Wax Poetics DOPE DIGITAL CASSETTE FEBRUARY 2013 SIDE A

“The Vegetarian Kitchen: Cooking with Creativity & Soul” welcomes you to “Kitchen Forks & Vibes”. This set is presented by Last Night Was Legendary x Wax Poetics. This 30 minute set opens with an amazing cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinking of You” by Kiah Victoria. Toss this set on before meal prep and enjoy! *Warning: Some songs contain explicit lyrics* 

“Thinking of You (Frank Ocean Cover)” – Kiah Victoria
“Concrete Waves (DJ Premier 320 Remix)” – Kendra Morris
“Girls” – Young Whisper feat. HB Wellington
“Neon” – Ro James
“Baii Fwah” – Kevin Madison
“Treasure” – Alex Ramone
“High” – Saidah Baba Talibah
“Twisted Summer (DEMO)” – White Gallery

Photography by Ray Kairos

Blends by Crystalena

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