About the author:
Shaunda Necole is the go-to recipe creator for modern soul food cuisine. She’s the author of 100 Things To Do In Las Vegas Before You Die (in stores in Spring 2025) and the perfect balance of everything in Vegas – food, fun, and the best travel life hacks that make you feel like you won the jackpot!
Shaunda is the founder of The Soul Food Pot, the #1 Southern soul food site on Google, author of six culinary guides, and the host of The Soul Food Pod, Apple’s first show dedicated to the history and culture around iconic African American dishes. She believes in making life easier and more soulful, one recipe at a time!
Join me as I share food, fun, travel, and best life hacks that make you feel like you won the jackpot!
I split my time between my homes in Virginia Beach and viva Las Vegas – and I love being an East Coast girl with a super sunny West Coast heart.
My professional career kicked-off as an executive at a Fortune 500 company. After I left (ahem: fled) from the corporate grind, I started my own business in the cheerleading space and never went back to that sad, gray office again!
Not long after, I opened my first cheerleading retail store in a local shopping mall and quickly scaled it to 7-figures. My store became the first of its kind to secure a distribution deal with Amazon!
On a whim, my daughter created an Instagram account for me to enter a contest for one of my favorite brands – MacKenzie-Childs. (Have you seen their dinnerware?? Swoon!)
My Instagram account exploded to over one hundred thousand followers in less than a year. (Thanks, daughter!) I took the reins and added a website and blog that attracted lucrative brand collaborations and partnerships. I also took ownership in other areas of my life, investing in real estate and earning fantastic passive income from my properties. Today, my lifestyle content on food, travel, health, Black Lives Matter, social justice, and more attracts millions of monthly Pinterest viewers, multi-millions of annual site visits, and over 100K Instagram followers!
As a trusted and authoritative media publisher, my advice is featured in glossy magazines like Forbes, CEO Mogul, Cosmopolitan, Fast Company, Taste Of Home, and top-rated lifestyle websites like Refinery29.
Some of my high-profile brand partnerships include:
“This food blogger will teach you faster ways to make lengthy family recipes!”
When I found easier ways to cook my family’s soul food recipes, I fell in love with the kitchen.
Cooking was always something necessary but not necessarily fun. If you know anything about soul food, many of the dishes take hours and hours to cook.
By leveraging modern kitchen appliances, like the Instant Pot, I found faster and easier ways to make traditional dishes. Now I have a blast in the kitchen and share my results on my site, The Soul Food Pot.
It may seem like I’m kind of 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 the plate!
If you’re serious about saving time, money and eating well with high-quality meals that don’t require stewing over a hot pot all day…
Click the button below to learn how to save time & get inspired to have fun making your family recipes too!
Thank me later 😉
Still curious about me?
Here are a few of my faves
Soul food, seafood, & most things gourmet
Kris- I know, she’s technically a Jenner, but “favorite Jenner” just didn’t sound as fun!
Red, hot pink & turquoise- No way I can pick just one!
Beaches & Purple Rain
Prince, Mariah Carey, Drake, Rick Ross, and Bruno Mars
Las Vegas & Los Angeles
Be sure to check out my site dedicated to food, TheSoulFoodPot.com.
And my Las Vegas travel site, VegasRightNow.com.
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