#NewsFlash | Enjoy Soul Food That’s Delicious and Healthy
BY QEDC It's In Queens
It’s weddings, weddings, and more weddings these days, after last year’s Covid wash out. Events, events, and more events, too.
But there’s no need to serve rubber chicken. Queens-based Quiaufa’s Kitchen specializes in catering everything from a private dinner or Girls Night Out to a wedding or the Party of the Century.
Chef Quiaufa’s specialty is Soul Food that looks and tastes great, but is healthy, too, as she packs her dishes with herbs and spices and offers various vegetarian/vegan options. (Yes, that includes vegan Mac & Cheese and Ribs!)
Take a look at her Birthday Menu: 24K Chick-n and Waffles, fried vegan chick’n in a savory sauce and coated with 24K gold buttermilk waffles and maple syrup; Chopped Cheese Egg Rolls, seasoned impossible cheddar cheese, peppers, and onions in an egg roll wrap; Bite-size Vegan Mac & Cheese Bites; Stuffed Mushrooms, baby Bella mushrooms stuffed with vegan cream cheese, toasted breadcrumbs, and caramelized onions; BBQ Chickpea Balls, oven-roasted chickpea balls in savory, house BBQ sauce; and a Charcuterie Board with seasoned fruit, three kinds of vegan cheese, and crackers.
That’s just part of it.
The BBQ Menu is particularly popular. It includes BBQ Jackfruit, BBQ Chickpea Balls, Vegan Ribs, Sautéed Garlic Kale, Corn on the Cob, Potato Salad, and Coleslaw.
Others enjoy the Soul Food Menu, which features Fried Oyster Mushrooms, Roasted Vegan Meatloaf, Mac & Cheese, Candied Yams, and Collard Greens.
And don’t sleep on the Ancient Grain Bowls Menu, which mixes Lemon Herb Quinoa, Lemon Herb Bulgur, Smokey Chickpeas, Massaged Kale, Savory Sweet Potatoes, Green Goodness Sauce, and Lemon Dill Sauce.
Learn more about Chef Quiaufa and how she launched her small business during the Little Island Savory Talks podcast on Monday, July 26, at 6 pm. She’ll be part of a panel that includes Kathrine Gregory from the Entrepreneur Space in Long Island City and Kerry McLean of Bronx Cookspace, along with the moderator, Sunny Anderson. They’ll shed light on the opportunities, lessons, highs, and lows that come with being a food entrepreneur.
Images: Quiaufa’s Kitchen