This month, we're connecting with Kimberly Butler of Black Homesteader - a blog sharing Kimberly's experience as a Black American starting a small urban homestead.
WHAT DO YOU DO IN THE WORLD OF FOOD AND WHAT IMPACT DO YOU HOPE TO MAKE?
I make vegan recipes using food from my garden. I hope to inspire more people to grow their own vegetables and herbs to encourage food independence.
HOW DOES FOOD CONNECT YOU TO THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU?
Cooking for people always leads to great conversations. I love making good food that people love, and sharing it with my friends. When I am not cooking, I love meeting friends to try new food around our city.
WHAT RECIPE OR FOOD PROVIDES YOU WITH A SENSE OF NOSTALGIA?
I love making pizza. It reminds me of when I was younger and making pizza with my parents and siblings. Of course, the recipe is a bit different now, but it always feels like a treat when I make it.
WHAT DOES KEEP FOOD ALIVE MEAN TO YOU?
Keep Food Alive means eating fresh raw food. Not that one has to be a raw vegan, but having fresh vegetables and fruits is always a great way to maintain a healthy diet.
WHO IS SOMEONE FROM THE FOOD COMMUNITY YOU'RE INSPIRED BY AND WHY?
I am inspired by the website Minimalist Baker. They make vegan cooking so accessible and easy to make for the uninitiated or for new cooks.
GET INSPIRED BY KIMBERLY'S HOMESTEAD AND KEEP YOUR GARDEN BOUNTY FRESH IN ABEEGO
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