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

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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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