Vegan inspiration for 2020

If your resolutions include eating less meat or learning how to cook different cuisines, turn to Vegan Lady Soul’s cooking class at Dubplate Kitchen

January is a time of new resolutions and if your 2020 goals include eating less meat or learning how to cook, Nicole Williams of Vegan Lady Soul, a chef and caterer specializing in vegan food for diabetics, has you covered. On Jan. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Williams will teach a vegan soul food cooking class at Dubplate Kitchen on El Camino Avenue. The class is $25 and samples of the featured dishes will be provided. One of the creations Williams will demonstrate is a plantain casserole with Jamaican-infused sauce. “My inspiration is to infuse Carribbean and Jamaican flavors into diabetic-friendly vegan soul food and make it accessible for everyone,” Williams told SN&R. Dubplate Kitchen has a variety of authentic Jamaican vegan food such as vegan fish and ital stew and is constantly learning new plant-based recipes. Vegan Lady Soul cookbooks will also be available for purchase. For more information, email; or call (916) 284-9497. —Caroline Soto