An award-winning chef and co-author of "Grub" presents this collection of innovative, animal-free recipes inspired by African-American and Southern cooking. Photographs throughout. The mere mention of soul food brings thoughts of greasy fare and clogged arteries. Bryant Terry offers recipes that leave out heavy salt and refined sugar, "bad" fats, and unhealthy cooking techniques, and leave in the down-home flavor. Vegan Soul Kitchen recipes use fresh, whole, high-quality, healthy ingredients and cooking methods with a focus on local, seasonal, sustainably raised food. Terry's new recipes have been conceived through the prism of the African Diaspora cutting, pasting, reworking, and remixing African, Caribbean, African-American, Native American, and European staples, cooking techniques, and distinctive dishes to create something familiar, comforting, and deliciously unique. Reinterpreting popular dishes from African and Caribbean countries as well as his favorite childhood dishes, Terry reinvents African-American and Southern cuisine — capitalizing on the complex flavors of the tradition, without the animal products. Includes recipes for: Double Mustard Greens and Roasted Yam Soup Cajun-Creole-Spiced Tempeh Pieces with Creamy Grits Caramelized Grapefruit, Avocado, and Watercress Salad with Grapefruit Vinaigrette Sweet Cornmeal-Coconut Butter Drop Biscuits.