2. Marla Gibbs is the bomb. Shonda is the bomb. NO topic goes uncovered.
3. Why does Liv still LIVE there? You gotta carry a gun to brush your teeth? Naw son!
4. “You know why I did it.” Yes Fitz! Yes!! I’m tired of her giving him crap for saving her life.
5. That black guy on the news looked all Van Jones like. I love me some Van Jones.
6. “You did it Mom!” That little girl stole the show holding that Bible.
7. Diego’s testimony was so moving. The flashbacks of the house, his son, their marriage…he did it for love. Buuuuut, they may need to move out of the country into another hole all their own. B613 ain’t no neighborhood gang!
8. Speaking of doing it for love, Marla Gibbs waited 40 years for her love. Now that’s dedication! Her story is Liv’s story in so many ways.
That sweet old Lady didn’t have to die and I’m still pissed about it. The sweet little ladies reminded me of my Nana. She taught me so much about life and she’s the main reason why I love my fruits and veggies today. Here’s her timeless recipe for sweet potato casserole…veganized!
· 4 large sweet potatoes
· Almond or Coconut Milk
· Vegan Butter
· Sweetener such as agave nectar or maple syrup
· Vegan Marshmallows
This recipe is sooo easy and my family only enjoyed it twice a year (Thanksgiving and Christmas). What a shame! I plan on enjoying this more often than that, but I do agree that a holiday just ain’t a holiday without this side dish.
1. Boil covered sweet potatoes over high heat. Once softened, let them sit in a pot of cold water. This will make the skin slide off immediately.
2. Using a potato masher (optional), mash each sweet potato over a large bowl.
3. Add in about half a cup of vegan butter and add in cinnamon, nutmeg and sweetener to taste. Keep in mind that you have to let the ingredients meld together while cooking. My philosophy in in cooking is: “Less is more. ALWAYS taste your food before serving it. Colorful food is better on the eyes and in the body.”
4. Place the casserole in an oven set to 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
5. Take the sweet potato casserole out of the oven and turn your broiler on.
6. Now that the sweet potatoes are out of the oven, lightly press each marshmallow into the casserole.
7. Place the casserole into the broiler and check on it every 5-7 seconds. I’m serious. The marshmallows catch on fire easily and that’s not what you want. Instead, you are looking for a char on the marshmallows. You don’t want a Smoky The Bear situation!
8. Once the marshmallows are browned the way you want them, take the casserole out of the oven and dig in. Delicious right?