Black Vegans Rock: Kenn Bo Cobb
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FROM Black Vegans Rock
September 2020

Through my plant-based lifestyle, I want people to understand that there are so many ways to cook or prepare plants - and not just with the typical plants. I want to inspire others to visit their local farmers market to see the huge varieties of plants because plants are life!

Kenn Bo Cobb

My name is Kenn Bo Cobb and I am the author of Cooking With Bo: Unique & Delicious Plant Based Meals (1st and 2nd editions available on Amazon). I donít use any processed or canned good ingredients in the recipes, just fresh produce, seasonings, spice and sugars.

In the first edition, I talked about how my diet went from being meat-centric to plant-based. I was challenged by roommates in college in 1993 to give up red meat for a day, and that day turned into a year. Two years later, I was completely off meat. My skin cleared, I lost over 60 pounds, and my blood pressure and cholesterol went to normal levels. So, I was reaping the benefits. I really felt good. It was one of the best decisions I made.

When I first started this journey, there was not a lot of information around (pre-social media days LOL) or anyone I could go to because during that time it was not considered to be masculine to not eat meat, especially from the neighborhood that I came from. So, I went to the library and got Dick Gregoryís book, Dick Gregoryís Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cooking With Mother Nature. I was able to get a lot of information from this book and it helped me on my new journey.

With the impact of the internet/social media and studying plants more, I have realized how healthier foods or even healthier stores for that matter, were not options for my family and the predominantly Black neighborhoods that we lived in. We were discriminated against. I was going to do a blog on this but lost focus with it. But, to be a solution, I want to share as much information as I can with others about plants and their natural benefits. With social media, I can accomplish this.

Through my plant-based lifestyle, I want people to understand that there are so many ways to cook or prepare plants - and not just with the typical plants. I want to inspire others to visit their local farmers market to see the huge varieties of plants because plants are life!

Bo has a BBQ Rub called, "Bo's BBQ Rub", that he created with only 7 organic ingredients.


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