Plantains: A beginner’s guide to plantains.

Can I just take a moment to say that plantains are aweeeessssooooommmmmeeee? Not only are they nutritious ripe or unripe, they are very versatile and can be enjoyed in a many ways as a main or side dish. They are packed with vitamin C (immune function, skin and cell growth and maintenance), vitamin A (vision, bone growth, immune system function), vitamin B6 (improve brain function, healthy eyes, improve symptoms of PMS, helps with anemia), potassium (relief blood pressure, stress) and fiber, need I say more?

To fully enjoy plantains, you have to know the taste profile at various ripening stages so that you can cook appropriately. Continue reading

Quick kale sauce


Kale sauce with fried plantain (dodo)

I consider myself a queen of multi-purpose because I tend to gravitate towards anything that can be used in more than one way. From clothing to furniture, to gadgets and food, yep food too. I like to buy one thing and make it work for the amount of money I spent on it, lol. Microfiber cloths rank up there for me because I use them for everything. When I discovered I could stick them on my Swiffer mop pad, I did a happy dance because that meant no more buying re-fills, all I do is replace the cloths and wash as needed – case closed.

Anyway, we are talking about kale sauce ahem! Kale happens to be a vegetable in which I am well pleased because it has multiple uses. It can be added to smoothies, stir-fries, soups, egg dishes, stews, and salads.It is a source of anti-oxidants, calcium, iron, vitamins A, B6, C, K, folate, and potassium..the list is endless.

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