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whole30: week 3 meal highlights 

Happy Monday!  I can’t believe I’m already into my LAST WEEK OF WHOLE30!  This month has flown by.  When I started this journey, I secretly feared how hard it might be, or how long it would feel, or how much I would hate it.   434 more words


Food 101: Tostones aka Fried Plantains

I created a monster.  I turned Erik into a tostones monster.  My first experience with plantains was tostones.  I saw Alton Brown make them on Good Eats and was intrigued, so I made them.  695 more words


Let me tell you why I detest these online recipes sometimes...

I had been extremely fortunate some time ago, to receive plantains and, of course, I began brainstorming. I wasn’t going to eat them like that (C’mon now!). 134 more words


Tostones (Fried Plantain)

Tostones is a beautiful recipe using twice-fried plantains. This is a common and favorite snack and side dish cooked in Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. 132 more words



Mofongo—mashed fried plantains—is a staple in Puerto Rican cuisine. My grandmother made these with organic plantains, mashed and fried in coconut oil. My thoughts (and only mine since I did not tell her my full opinion) are the following: 91 more words

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