cookbook

Orchids & Sweet Tea: Plant-Forward Recipes with Jamaican Flavor & Southern Charm

Whether you’re a home cook or a skilled chef, the more than 120 recipes in this book will help you make everyday comfort food recipes to nourish your family as well as unique, artful dishes for special occasions that call for more flare. This beautiful book celebrates the idea of turning old and new favorites into healthier options that everyone can enjoy while honoring a plant-forward approach to eating.

Buy Now

Adopting a plant-forward diet doesn’t mean that you’ll be eating a lifetime of meals that are primarily steamed broccoli and plain rice because eating healthy doesn’t mean that food has to lack flavor. In Orchids + Sweet Tea, recipe developer and food stylist Shanika Graham-White shows you that plant-forward meals can be delicious, bold, and flavorful. You just have to be willing to be creative and treat food like art.

Happy cooking!

Shanika x

Grab Yours today

what they're saying

  • “Shanika is one of the most inspiring, creative and talented plant-forward recipe developers I’ve ever worked with. Her impressive culinary masterpieces are not only stunning, but each delectable bite is always brimming with incredible flavor and healthful, plant-based nutrients!”

    – Amy Pellegrini, Digital Marketing Manager at Navitas Organics

  • “Shanika's excitement about good food—whether it's a recipe that just happens to be really easy, or really nourishing, or really chocolatey—is contagious. Whatever she's cooking, I want to eat. ”

    - Emma Laperruque, Food Editor at Food52

  • “I love Shanika’s approach to cooking: strive for health, but keep the comfort! Her recipes are such a fun blend of down-home and delightful, and she makes every dish look absolutely crave-worthy. I always leave a little bit more hungry after flipping through her gorgeous recipes! ”

    - Rachel, Senior Editor at Taste of Home Magazine

  • “Sign me up for anything Shanika creates- she pours her beautiful soul into crafting a beautiful story around her recipes while making me want to eat anything she makes! ”

    - Ginny, Owner of Erickson Surfaces

  • “Shanika doesn’t just create recipes – she designs culinary masterpieces. Her heart and soul goes into each dish and her recipes are among the most popular on the Vitacost blog: The Upside. We’re so grateful to work with Shanika and look forward to her unique dishes month after month. ”

    - Vitacost

  • “I often hear someone passing make the baffling comment, "I just don't have time to cook." Well friends, I can't imagine a less fun party guest. Plain and simple, Shanika makes cooking fun. Like let's stay in Friday night, turn up the music, and linger in the kitchen paging through what to cook next. That's my idea of bliss. My only hope is I don't pass before I get to try every recipe...because I hate it when a party ends. ”

    - Joel Ross, Founder & CEO at Joel's Kitchen