Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul : A Cookbook by Jenné Claiborne

In Sweet Potato Soul, Jenné revives the long tradition of using fresh, local ingredients creatively in dishes like Coconut Collard Salad and Fried Cauliflower Chicken. She improvises new flavors in Peach Date BBQ Jackfruit Sliders and Sweet Potato-Tahini Cookies. She celebrates the plant-based roots of the cuisine in Bootylicious Gumbo and savory-sweet Georgia Watermelon & Peach Salad. And she updates classics with Jalapeño Hush Puppies, and her favorite, Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls. Along the way, Jenné explores the narratives surrounding iconic and beloved soul food recipes, as well as their innate nutritional benefits—you've heard that dandelion, mustard, and turnip greens, okra, and black eyed peas are nutrition superstars, but here's how to make them super tasty, too. From decadent pound cakes and ginger-kissed fruit cobblers to smokey collard greens, amazing crabcakes and the most comforting sweet potato pie you'll ever taste, these better-than-the-original takes on crave-worthy dishes are good for your health, heart, and soul.

Atlanta native, author Jenné Claiborne, took the soul food recipes she grew up on and turned them into vegan alternatives so good that you won’t even notice anything’s missing. Just look to the reviews for confirmation. “I made the Cheddar & Chives Biscuits, Sunflower Caesar Salad, and Jackfruit Jambalaya for my NON-VEGAN family and they LOVED it!” one Amazon shopper raved. Claiborne weaves historical context throughout, giving background to the innate nutritional benefits of soul food staples and how the decadent recipes can be both comforting and healthy. 

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