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Jamaican Jerk Chickpeas

A Meal Packed with Both Protein and Flavor!

This recipe is a simple one anyone can make. Chickpeas are one of the most versatile foods & by far one of my favorites. I cooked up this recipe one day just using some leftover ingredients. Its so fire yet simple. Top tier easily.

Serving Size

Serves 4, double for more recipes.

Cooking Time

Prep 10 mins

Cook 20 mins


1 can of chickpeas

1/2 cup of jerk paste

1 can of coconut milk

4 cups of couscous

1 shallot rough chopped

1 tablespoon of oregano

1/2 tablespoon of cumin

1/2 tablespoon of salt

1/2 grape seed oil

1 plantain thick sliced

1 avocado sliced


1. Boil water for couscous.

2. Sauté shallots in oil until fragrant.

3. Add chickpeas to the pan & sauté until soft.

4. Add couscous to the water. Let cook for 10 mins until couscous is fluffy. Add the oregano. Stir until combined well.

5. Add the jerk paste to the chickpeas & stir that well until combined. Let cook for 3 mins.

6. Add coconut milk to the jerk chickpeas. Let simmer until it thickens into a sauce.

7. Add all seasonings at the end & take off the heat.

8. Fry plantains & set aside.

9. (Optional) slice fresh avocado to serve with the dish.

10. Plate everything up & serve !

This is the recipe I used to make these Jerk Chickpeas. Add this to your dinner rotation!

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I am Chef Lonnie.G I have been Vegan for 5 years & been building my chef brand since 2019. I have always had a love for cooking & baking ever since I was a young teenager. I have Carribean roots & alot of meals are inspired by what I ate growing up & the different places I have traveled through out my life. I’m always looking to expand, experiment, & teach new ways on how to expand our palates & still eat healthy meals. I have a variety services I offer such as Meal Prep, Private Chef, Virtual Cooking Classes.

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3.14 Open Journal Series: 12.21.20

Hello my kings and queens I have an enlightening 3.14 post for you all today! In celebration of the last 3.14 blog of the year we’re going to wrap this up with a bang! We got big realizations and full circle connections coming through today baby.

Not too long ago I was compelled to binge watch The Walking Dead Series on Netflix. Orignially, I told myself I was watching it to “brush up on my survival skills”. Which in fact was my intention, I wanted to see how we might react to the world falling to pieces and everything we know being taken away. I wanted to observe the mentality and action humans might take to stay alive during a global epidemic. Though I learned some survival skills like: being aware of surroundings at all times, always staying strapped, how to find shelter, find food, track people/animals, and how to decide whether to trust a stranger or not, the survival skills arent the mos important part I needed to learn.

In the show, this group of people stick together so tightly fending for their lives, they become just like family. In the beginning of it all, they wanted to save everyone, help everyone, take everyone in, and remain whoelsome giving individuals. Their big thing was staying “good” and remaining a humanitarian although the dead human race was literally trying to eat them alive. As the show goes on, season after season, these people become forced to do “bad” things to stay alive. Their forced to kill other surving humans; their friends who turned on them, stangers who threatened their survival, and those who were bitten but not dead yet. Not to mention the brutal stabing, shooting, and ripping apart of dead walking bodies they were forced to do. Through this journey, several memebers of their pack even voilently die right in front of their eyes. Naturally, this trauma turned many of them into savages. Where kiling was a natural instinct.

In a late season of the show, they meet a priest who tells them he thinks the main lesson God is trying to get across with all this madness is remaining enlightened.

And that hit for me.

Although we arent literally fighting “zombies”, we are fighting walking bodies with dead souls. Evil entities who are dead inside and need to feed on life for survival are very real. In the show, this was all a physical experience. Here in this reality, it’s a spiritual experience. Which means, it’s all energy. Low vibrating bodies needing to feed off the energy of those vibrating at a higher frequency. Fear is the lowest vibration and taking your hope, your faith, your enlightenment, and your love away then replacing it with fear is the same thing as a zombie walking up to you and feeding on your flesh.

Kings and queens listen to me when I tell you this is a spiritual battle. Whether Corona is caused by 5G, chem trails, or pscyhological fear attraction, it doesnt matter. Whether this vaccine is actually a nano chip designed to controlled humanity and keep us from ascension, it doesnt matter. Where these race wars, riots, and killings of our people are to put us in fear mode to prevent black people from self-actualization, it doesnt matter. Whether sex trafficking is a form of energy zombies/vampires feeding on sexual energy to stay alive, it doesnt matter. The details dont matter, at the end of the day we’ll drive ourselves crazy trying to find the hard cold truth. The truth is this is a battle of who can ascend past this feared based hell. Because hell is not a place but a mindset that manifest into our reality. This is a battle of who can keep their vibration high enough to elevate, to create reality past fear, and see with our real eye. This is a battle of who can understand this world and the shift thats happening but be detached from it. The survivors are those who dont let this turn them into fear, turn their survival mode on overdrive, turn to savage mode, and develope a cold heart. Because without the power of your heart you are easily controlled, you are out of balance, you are out of alignment with the universes greatest expression of you and your reality.

Now, now, dont get it twisted! We have to experience survival mode to know how to fuck some shit up if need be. But us people of color already know this. So, continue to stay aware, stay strapped, learn how to beat a bitch ass, get in the shooting range, plant your own food, become self sufficent, and a STAY AWARE. But, also maintain enough spiritual essence and high vibration to separate this world from your divinty; it’s about keeping your divinity while keeping it gansta. Be prepared but have no fear.

Don’t let them scare you into the reality they want you to have. We create our realities when we are in tune with our true selves.. LOVE.

Happy Winter Solstice. Happy return of Christ Conciousness. Happy dawn of The Age Aquarious. Happy astrological full circle. Today the planets give us a reset, a new beginning, karma, and turned tables after 6,000 years. May you create heaven on earth.

Nala Asa Shakur

Tyler A. Norman who now goes by Nala Asa Shakur is the CEO of The All Natural as well as the author of Love Starts Here. She’s a multifaceted creator & healer serving through various forms of artistry. Her ways of expression range from being an author, philosopher, model, holistic health guide, creative director, to a Kitchen alchemist . Through her work and her movement, #Naturalisthewaytoglow™, she inspires and assist others with personal growth, self-love, holistic healing, and finding an inner glow.

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3.14 Open Journal Series: 11.27.20

Long time no see.. well no talk.. no type? You know what I mean. Anyway, its been a long time since my last 3.14 post. Why, because the lessons have been POURING in heavy. I have SOOOO much to cover, so let’s just get started.

On the last post I talk about how everything going on is all apart of a pschological war, a war on conciousness, an attempt to keep the masses alseep and controlled. Ultimately to instill FEAR. If you’ve read my book (if you havent your sleep) Love Starts Here: Creating a Life of Love Within for a Life Never Without, you’ll understand the vibration of fear. Fear is an umbrella for emotions like anger, sadness, rage, and jealousy. For traits like racism, actions like violence, and reactions like bodily sickness. Fear is an energy like all things.

I’ve been reading another book by Dr. Joe Dispenza called Becoming Supernatural. In this book he gives scientific facts about how our body is a manifestation of the energy we carry. He mentions how our subconcious is what controls our auto nervous system; aka the system in our body that controls everything we automatically do without thought. Ex: breathing, blinking, digestion, body temp, and all the function of our internal organs. We dont have to think about doing these things.. our auto nervous system controls this for us. What controls the auto nervous system… OUR SUBCONCIOUS. So, when fear is placed into our subconscious mind (through constant repitition, Tell- a- vision, mask wearing, and many other tactics), what do you think the auto nervous system will automaticall manifest in our body? Sickness. Now if that’s not hittin for you and you feel as though you need more proof.. go read the book.

If its not clicking for you by now, im going to flat out tell you FEAR CREATES SICKNESS!!

I dont mean to be too harsh on yall but this is serious business. You have to have a love for yourself to master this universal lesson we’re all learning. You have to take care of your body, listen to its language of symptoms, control your own thoughts, and reprogram your subconious mind. If not, the psyhcologival programming thats going on right now is ging to take hold of you and begin to control your reality.

Till next time..

Nala Asa Shakur

Tyler A. Norman who now goes by Nala Asa Shakur is the CEO of The All Natural as well as the author of Love Starts Here. She’s a multifaceted creator & healer serving through various forms of artistry. Her ways of expression range from being an author, philosopher, model, holistic health guide, creative director, to a Kitchen alchemist . Through her work and her movement, #Naturalisthewaytoglow™, she inspires and assist others with personal growth, self-love, holistic healing, and finding an inner glow.

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