Plantains, oh how I love you so! Especially when crispy and delicious! If you aren’t too familiar with plantains, these spicy baked plantain chips are a good place to start.
This was my first time making plantain chips at home. No, not because I don’t eat plantains often. On the contrary, my gf and I are quite addicted to making tostones which are another delicious snack made with green plantains.
Green plantains! That’s right. Make sure you buy the green ones if you want your chips to be crispy and delicious. The ripened yellow ones will not work for making chips or tostones.
Winter is still here, no one can deny that. Some people I know struggle with winter, while others I know love it. I am somewhere in between. There are days that I curse winter, and others where I am amazed by its beauty. Although I can’t deny the allure of warm weather all year round, there is much to be appreciated about winter. One of them is making and eating heart warming stews like this black bean, yucca and plantain stew.
This particular stew creation came about because my girlfriend and I were obsessed with making a particular recipe over and over again, because it was so delicious, pretty easy to make, and always provided us with plenty of leftovers for lunch.
Guacamole seems to be one of the most popular appetizers around. Everybody loves a good guacamole, and it is so simple and quick to make, not to mention good for you. Everyone has different preferences when it comes to making guacamole. Some like it creamy, others chunky. Some people like lots of onion, and garlic, others not so much.
I tend to gravitate to a basic guacamole recipe most of the time. Avocado, lime, cilantro, salt and pepper with some diced tomato. More recently I have started adding a very little finely chopped shallot. Sometimes I will add a pinch of cayenne pepper to give it a little kick.
How do you like to make your guacamole?
I feel that The Inspired Vegan is a very fitting title for Bryant Terry’s latest book. I say this because since buying his previous book titled Vegan Soul Kitchen, I have found Terry’s books incredibly inspiring. He is actually one of my biggest inspirations and one of the reasons I started this blog. His passion inspired me to do something with my passion for creating and sharing delicious tasting, healthy recipes made with whole food, plant based ingredients.
Bryant’s passion for cooking great food, for music, and food justice is quite simply amazing. He is incredibly knowledgeable about food history and current food practices. Not only are his books a great source for delicious creative recipes, they are interesting to read and informative.