Here are five easy vegan recipes you can try and share with family and friends. Each of these recipes requires simple ingredients and can be made with minimal effort. They are perfect for anyone who wants to try out vegan cooking or wants to incorporate READ MORE
Looking for a healthy and tasty side dish for your next meal? Try this zucchini stir fry! It’s super easy to make: just roughly chop the vegetables for the zucchini stir fry and cook them in a skillet with some avocado oil and minced garlic. Season READ MORE
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts may not be everyone’s favorite vegetable, but they are certainly one of the most nutritious. These small, green vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, making them a great addition to any diet.
One of the reasons why brussels sprouts are so nutritious is because they are rich in vitamin C. In fact, just one cup of cooked brussels sprouts contains more than the recommended daily intake of vitamin C for most adults. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that can help protect your cells from damage, support your immune system, and promote healthy skin.
Another important nutrient found in brussels sprouts is vitamin K. One cup of cooked brussels sprouts provides over 140% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K, which is important for bone health and blood clotting. Additionally, brussels sprouts are a good source of folate, which is important for healthy cell growth and development.
But perhaps one of the most appealing aspects of brussels sprouts is their versatility in the kitchen. There are countless ways to prepare these nutritious vegetables, from roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar to sautéed brussels sprouts with garlic and Parmesan cheese. You can even use brussels sprouts as a low-carb substitute for rice or pasta by shredding them and sautéing them with your favorite ingredients.
If you’re not a fan of brussels sprouts, it’s worth giving them another try. With so many health benefits, brussels sprouts are a vegetable that should not be overlooked
Sautéed brussels sprouts are a delicious and easy way to prepare this nutritious vegetable. Here’s a simple recipe that you can try:
These Honey Ginger Roasted Carrots are sweet, savory and delicious, an ideal side dish for holiday cooking. I always buy of a 1 pound bag of carrots when I do my grocery shopping but end up throwing them away because I forget to cook them READ MORE
I wanted a simple broccoli salad recipe and most broccoli salads that I found had mayo, cheese and bacon. So I figured I would create a quick, easy broccoli salad to my taste. I always have ACV (apple cider vinegar with the mother) without mayo, READ MORE
I love TOSTONES!! So much so that for one whole week we made crispy Tostones and ate it with every meal! They are so tasty and CRUNCHY! Oh my goodness! I once made them for a dinner party of 15. I made 72 of them – and when I went to get some they were ALL GONE! 😜They are a huge hit! This one is made with a dipping sauce that my Puerto Rican sister told me about! Sooo yummy!
Is this a snack or just a side dish?
Tostones aka fried green plantains are both a snack and a side dish. As a snack, they can be served with salsa, garlic sauce or you can eat them without a sauce. Either way, if you love crunchy and salty snacks, this is the snack that everyone would enjoy.
What countries are known for Tostones?
I was amazed to know countries from the Caribbean all the way to southeast Asia eat fried green plantains. Cool, huh? As I mentioned before, my dad is from Haiti and my mom is from Jamaica. Both countries make them. In Haiti they are called bannann peze. And in Jamaica, they are fried green plantains – Jamaicans keep it simple. LOL. But whatever they are called, I know them as delicious.
How do I know which plantain to buy?
You will need the green ones not the yellow ones. Buy the ones that do not have a hint of yellow on the skin. The ones that are yellow or black are the sweet ones. (those are yummy, too). Make sure they are free of bruises and not soft.
How long should I fry It?
The first fry should be 3-4 minutes. The second time you fry the plantains, they should be fried until light, golden brown. Immediately salt after frying.
What do you do when friends stop by and you can’t run to the store? Make some delicious, quick and easy Hummus with Tahini 🥣 – served with homemade flatbread. I try to have a can of chickpeas, limes and tahini on hand just for moments like these. This recipe is super simple and in no time you have a scrumptious appetizer.