Who is Organic Soul KC?
LaDonna K. Johnson, chef and owner of Organic Soul KC, is on a mission to "nourish the body and feed the soul " with her Southern-American and inspired plant-based cuisine. While Soul Food is synonymous for ingredients that are often high in fat and include unhealthy processed foods that have been linked to the development of chronic diseases, Organic Soul KC eliminates these harmful foods and uses fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, herbs, spices and love to create a delicious alternative to traditional Soul Food.
Organic Soul KC is passionate about being an environmentally responsible company and believes that eating a plant-based diet is one of the first steps to sustainability. Supporting local farmers and merchants, recycling, composting and using environmentally friendly items are ways in which Organic Soul KC has committed to sustaining the community through economics and the world through reducing their carbon footprint.
" It was important to me to create plant-based dishes using fresh ingredients and eliminating things that have been proven to cause chronic disease without sacrificing the taste or the "soul". As someone who has lived a plant-based lifestyle for over 10 years, I developed a passion for preparing plant-based dishes out of necessity. I grew up around a family who loved food and later became a self-proclaimed "foodie". My grandmother cooked Soul Food, like no one else, and I would follow her around the kitchen and there developed a passion for cooking. Her fried pies, chicken and rolls were second to none. Sammye Gaines, my grandmother, is the inspiration behind what I do and how I do it. Watching my family develop, suffer and die from chronic diseases changed my mind about food and unleashed my passion that started me on this mission. I, unfortunately, can not save my family members that are gone but maybe I can save someone else's family member on my mission to change people's perception about plant-based food."
Organic Soul KC offers ethnic inspired plant-based cuisine that is delicious, fresh, innovative and yet traditional. We believe that people can enjoy great plant-based food while supporting the local economy and the environment and we are proud to be a part of this movement.
Vegan food is soul food in its truest form. Soul food means to feed the soul. And, to me, your soul is your intent. If your intent is pure, you are pure. Erykah Badu