Malanga Blanca Root Fritters

Thus another ugly vegetable from the potato aisle. Malanga root is used a lot in Cuban cuisine, this recipe is based on one that I found while finding out where they came from. The recipe I found was very vague in the directions so I tried it with some modifications to make it actually work.... Continue Reading →

Boniato Root

Another ugly vegetable from my odd produce challenge.  Boniato root looks like a brown sweet potato in shape but is much like a potato, color, and texture inside. Ingredients: 1 Boniato Root 1/4 c chopped onion 2 tsp garlic powder (I use Tone's garlic powder) 2 tsp paprika (I use Tone's) olive oil Instructions: Wash... Continue Reading →

Name Root

Another ugly vegetable, Name root. This is found by the potatoes, in the ugly things section that you would typically pass by to get to the potatoes. Big raves over this recipe by guinea pigs, hope you enjoy. Ingredients: 1 Name root 1/2 c chopped onion olive oil 2 Knorr Chipotle seasoning cubes use only 1 if... Continue Reading →

Chicken and Beans

Ingredients: 4 skinless chicken breasts, cubed oil My House Seasoning 1/2 c chopped onion 1 can Hatch green chilis (HOT flavor which aren't hot at all) 1 can of black bean refried beans, I used La Costena Refried Black Beans Instructions: Thaw chicken if necessary and cube into pieces. Place chicken in a deep skillet with... Continue Reading →

Butternut Squash and Kale

Ingredients: 1 butternut squash 3-4 c. fresh kale, I like Glory Foods brand prepackaged and chopped kale, it makes life easier. 1/2 c. chopped onions 2 tbsp minced garlic, (I use Spice World brand minced garlic) 1 c. shredded fresh Parmesan cheese Instructions: Wash and cut your butternut squash in half and bake on a... Continue Reading →

Coconut and Banana Delight

Ingredients: 1 fresh coconut, with the coconut water inside 6 bananas lemon juice 1 small can evaporated milk, approx 6 oz., (Carnation milk is the creamiest) Instructions: Start with your coconut.  Be sure to buy one that you can hear the water sloshing inside, this means that the shell is intact and a better chance... Continue Reading →

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