Sunday, May 1, 2016

Fried Plantains

Simple, fast and delicious, I like fried plantains for breakfast. Oatmeal is a nice accompaniment to fortify the meal further.

Just unpeel a fresh plantain, slice into quarter-inch-thick slices, and place into a pre-heated pan. I usually spray that pan with 100% canola oil before heating. 
Once the plantains are cooking, don't move them around. Sprinkle with cinnamon and some brown sugar if desired. Cook on medium for about a minute and flip over to cook the other side. Serve hot.

Veggie Sandwiches - Vegan Pesto with Lettuce and Green Tomatoes

This pesto was made vegan by eliminating the parmesan and using some nutritional yeast instead.


small bunch of fresh basil
1/4 cup cashews or pine nuts
1/2 tsp oil
2 tsps lemon juice
1 tblsp nutritional yeast
2 cloves of garlic, or to taste
salt and peper to taste

process all ingredients finely in a food processor or Vitamix

This is for a small batch because I grow the basil and don't usually have pounds of it on hand. The recipe easily scales up.