Last week I bought a vegetable I'd never cooked with before: yuca. It's the root of the cassava shrub and is often confused with yucca, which is actually just a decorative plant and not something most people eat. I learned that in its powdered form, yuca is tapioca! Yuca is similar to a white potato and reminded me a lot of plantains with its high-starch content. It even tasted a bit sweet to me. Since I'd never cooked with yuca before, I … [Read more...]
For all you veggies out there.
Making your own snacks from scratch can save you loads of money in the long run, but also require time to make. I think this is the main reason people reach for the convenience foods. Luckily, homemade trail mix is a breeze to make and takes no time at all! Most days after work, I like to enjoy this simple mixture as a treat to tide me over as I make dinner. I take equal parts cashews, almonds, and chocolate chips, combine, and enjoy! There are so many … [Read more...]