The Best Latin & Soul Food Made Entirely Vegan
Growing up in a Puerto Rican and Black household, Lyana Blount knew from a young age that food was a love language, and it was one she intended to master. After going vegan, she set out to capture the flavor, vibrancy and love in her family’s recipes with lighter plant-based ingredients. And with that, her NYC pop-up Black Rican Vegan was born! In this personal collection of recipes, Lyana shares the secrets behind the vegan, Latin soul food she’s famous for, so you can make her incredible meals right in your own kitchen and enjoy healthier versions of beloved classics.
These 60 dishes combine crowd-pleasing favorites from the Black Rican Vegan menu, OG meals from the five boroughs and passed down family recipes. Make Puerto Rican fare like Holiday Vernil, Chicharron sin Carne, Mofonguitos con Vegan Camarones and Sopa de Salchicon. Celebrate the diverse NYC food scene with recipes like Moxtails, NYC Bacun Eggin Cheeze, Succulent Birria Tacos, Titi’s Lasagna for Dad and Bronx Fried Oyster Mushrooms. Lyana’s ingenious plant-based swaps will have you wowing your friends and family with ridiculously good meals no one will believe are vegan. Because after all, food is love, and nothing helps you share that more than the incredible plant-based recipes in Black Rican Vegan.
Lyana Blount is the founder of the pop-up restaurant Black Rican Vegan. She has been featured in the New York Times, Buzzfeed, The Infatuation and more. Black Rican Vegan has appeared at the New York Times Food Festival, Vegandale and was the first vegan vendor at the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York. Lyana runs a one-woman show out of her commercial kitchen in Harlem, and lives in the Bronx.
"The Bronx keeps creating it: Beautiful plant-based recipes, full of flavor, that will have you singing boricua morena. Puerto Rock on any and every block!"