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The next few weeks (if not a whole lot longer) are going to be filled with sitting at home, watching hours of TV, and stuffing our faces. And tbh….we deserve it, it’s been a rough year and we’re only 3 months in.

Whether you’re someone who already cooks on a daily basis or you have a running tab on Postmates, now is a really good time to experiment with some new recipes because let’s be honest, you have nowhere else to be. Plus, grocery stores are one of the only places staying open throughout this whole coronavirus ordeal.

If you’re planning on sticking to a diet of cereal and sandwiches, more power to ya, but if you want to step out of your comfort zone and try something new, check out these recipes from Black chefs that will help make that cabin fever cool down a little bit.


  1. Grilled Lemon Pepper Wings by Angela Davis aka The Kitchenista

You’ve probably seen pictures of The Kitchenista’s recipes retweeted all over your Twitter timeline, and for good reason. She has 3 cookbooks full of amazing recipes that you can buy digitally, and luckily, she’s got a select few recipes available for free on her website: One of them being these grilled lemon pepper wings. While they may be a bit healthier since you aren’t sticking ’em in a fryer, that doesn’t mean they lack flavor. I mean….look at those pictures!!!

If you have a grill in your backyard, this is the perfect time to bust it out and get some fresh air during your quarantine. If not, an oven works just fine.


Here’s a list of ingredients, but you can check out the whole recipe at The Kitchenista’s website here.

Ingredients, for the chicken:
4 lbs whole chicken wings
2 tbsp Kosher salt
2 cups buttermilk, more as needed (low-fat or full-fat will work)
3 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp lemon pepper blend (salt-free)
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
For the glaze:
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup honey
1 tbsp soy sauce (or tamari, or coconut aminos)
1 tbsp hot sauce
2 tsp lemon pepper blend
Juice and zest of 2 lemons
1 tbsp very finely minced fresh parsley (optional)


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