Welcome to The Soul Food Pot®

Making life easier + more soulful, one recipe at a time!

“I’m proud to share my family’s African-American soul food recipes representing our beautiful people and a legacy of what we eat.”

Hey It's Me! Southern Soul Food & Black Food Blogger Shaunda Necole - The Soul Food Pot


Meet Shaunda

I’m Shaunda Necole, podcasterauthor, and your go-to recipe creator for modern soul food cuisine!

As the founder of The Soul Food Pot, the #1 Southern soul food site on Google, I take iconic African American recipes and reimagine them via modern kitchen appliances, often shortening the time to prepare beloved traditional dishes.


What makes me an expert on authentic soul food?

Inspired by my upbringing in coastal Virginia, I’ve shared over 250 recipes across my food blog, four cookbooks, and two seasoning guides, including codifying the “Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie,” an adapted family recipe that went viral in 2021. 

My heritage dates back to my great-grandmother Florence, a highly esteemed North Carolinian one-woman catering queen.

In honor of my Grandma Florence’s legacy, I run the world’s number-one soul food website today!

My podcast, The Soul Food Pod, is the first-ever podcast dedicated to the history and culture around soul food dishes. My expertise on the origins of red velvet cake is even shared on the dessert’s Wikipedia page!

In 2023, I launched “Soul Food on the Strip” in Las Vegas, the city’s first and only tour focused on the influence of soul food in the vibrant restaurant scene.


What drives my commitment?

Making life easier and more soulful, one recipe at a time!


Shaunda Necole & The Soul Food Pot Southern Soul Food Recipes


About Shaunda Necole & The Soul Food Pot

Join me as I share my family’s classic soul food recipesBlack folks’ food, and African-Caribbean cuisine

I’m a born and raised Southern girl living my best life in the fabulous entertainment and food capital of the world – viva Las Vegas!

It’s my pleasure to invite you into my kitchen through The Soul Food Pot – one-pot soul food recipes straight to the plate.


Soul Food + Instant Pot = MAGIC! Instant Pot Southern soul food recipes by The Soul Food Pot


Soul Food Recipes + Instant Pot = MAGIC!

It may seem like I’m kinda obsessed, but I do 97% of my cooking in my Instant Pots!

I wish everyone knew how easy Instant Pot cooking is for busy households – one-pot… straight to plate! 

If you’re serious about saving time, money, and feeding your family with high-quality meals that don’t require stewing over a hot pot all day…


Instant Pot Southern Soul Food By Shaunda Necole & The Soul Food Pot


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Easy-to-make soul food recipes

“Cooking with love provides food for the soul.”

If you love soul food recipes, I’d love to stay connected and serve you more food for the soul!

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Contact The Soul Food Pot

“Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul.”

Got a favorite recipe you’d like to see? Or wanna tell me about a recipe you’ve tried?

Give me a shout, & tell me something good! 

–> hey@shaundanecole.com

–> Or visit my contact page

You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.


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Check out The Soul Food Pod

My lifestyle site, ShaundaNecole.com.

And my Las Vegas travel site, VegasRightNow.com.


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