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Baked or Pan Fried Plantains with Guacamole

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Baked or Pan Fried Plantains with Guacamole

No Comments 02 January 2011

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by Ayelet R.

This is the simplest dish but gets the most amazing results. Whenever I make these, the platter cannot leave the kitchen before it needs refilling. This is also a great afternoon snack that keeps the family from munching on sugary sweets before a late dinner.

This is of course a great kosher and vegan recipe for the big Super Bowl event this Sunday February 6!

Plantains have  many health benefits that you may not know. Read on:

  • A well-acclaimed diuretic, plantain is found to be extremely effective against kidney ,bladder and intestine problems.
  • It is  effective against heavy menstrual cycles.
  • Plantain is also used as a vulnerary to treat cuts and wounds. Due to easy accessibility of this wonderful fruit, it can be easily bought and crushed and applied to cuts and wounds for quick relief. Also, since plantain has a high epidermal growth, it can be used to fix damaged tissues, treat bruises and broken bones.
  • Plantain is touted as a wonderful blood cleanser.
  • Plantain, much like its yellow ripe counterpart, is extremely good for skin. Plantain juice can be effectively used to treat sunburn, ulcers, scalds and burns. It is treated as an effective substitute for aloe vera.
  • It is very effective for treating liver sluggishness and inflammation of the digestive tract.
  • Chewing plantain root can offer immediate relief from toothache.
  • Plantain is known to soothe cough reflex andis used to treat asthma, lung infections, and hay fever and any other respiratory disorders that involves mucous congestion.

How to know when a plantain is ready to cook:

Buy plantains as green as possible and allow them to ripen at home near a window.During the winter that can extend to three weeks!  If you want a plantain chip that is not too sweet, (ie. for a guacamole dip) then only allow it to turn yellow. But, if you want a sweeter treat then allow plantains to turn black (the skin will go from green to golden yellow to black). Once they are that ripe, you will know they are super sweet inside.

For this recipe, we recommend the golden yellow color:

  1. Slice Peel 3 plantains, discarding the peel. Cut them diagonally into 1-inch slices.
  2. Spread plantain pieces onto cookie sheet, toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Bake at 400 degrees until brown on the outside.

To Fry:

  1. Heat oil in saute pan. Place plantain in oil and fry about one minute, flip, and fry until crisp on both sides.
  2. Dry plantains on a paper towel, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

For Guacamole:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red hot pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tomato, diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Open avocados and pull out all of the fruit with a spoon.
  2. Lightly mash the avocado with a fork as you add the garlic, lemon juice, and spices. You can adjust the spices to your taste. Fold in the tomato.
  3. To serve, put guacamole in a shallow bowl with plantain slices next to it for dipping.
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Aduki Bean Spread Served with Corn Tortilla Chips

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Aduki Bean Spread Served with Corn Tortilla Chips

No Comments 15 June 2010

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This chip and dip recipe is a new twist on the traditional salsa or guacamole. These chips are much tastier than the supermarket variety!

Add to any barbeque or dairy meal.

Homemade Baked Corn Tortilla Chips:

  • 1 Package Soft Corn Tortillas
  • Cooking Spray, such as Pam
  • Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Remove Tortillas from their package in a stack, using a sharp knife, cut into quarters or desired size.

Spread out tortilla pieces in a single layer on parchment lined baking sheet and spray with cooking spray and a small amount of sea salt.

Bake for 8 – 12 minutes, until golden.

Aduki Bean Spread:

The aduki bean is a tiny, reddish-brown bean with a cream coloured seam and sweet, nutty flavor. Aduki beans are rich in dietary fiber,a good source of iron, protein, and magnesium, and they are also fat free.

  • 1/2 Hass Avocado, cubed
  • Juice and Zest of 1 Lime
  • Extra Virgin Olive OIl
  • Dash of Sriracha, or Hot Sauce
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Cilantro, finely chopped, as garnish


In food processor fitted with metal blade, place the Aduki Beans. Process till smooth. Next, add the Avocado and pulse till smooth and somewhat fluffy. Then, add the

Lime Juice, Lime Zest, Sriracha, and Salt. Process, while adding a small amount of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a steady stream until the desired consistency is reached.

To Serve:

Spread Aduki Bean Spread on cooled  Corn Tortilla Chips. Sprinkle with chopped Cilantro.

Serve alongside Wild Arugula Salad with Papaya and Avocado or on its own.

Can also be served as a dip with tortilla chips, vegetables or bread on the side.

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Healthy Summer Menu Secret Recipes by Ariella Fallack

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Healthy Summer Menu Secret Recipes by Ariella Fallack

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Thank you Ariella for taking the time out to send in your gourmet summer recipes! We can’t wait to try them all and dig in!

Check out another one of Ariella’s gourmet quinoa salad recipes (spinach, avocado, chick pea, and cherry tomato) HERE.

Hi Marlene,

This past week my in laws and I hosted Esther Hidary’s weekly shiur. We had around 40 girls and made the following:

  • Quinoa with corn, red peppers, onion and olives.

  • Cheese, tomato and basil platter
  • Guacamole
  • Zaata squares
  • Marinated tempeh- 5 grain soy tempeh marinated in Wegman brand Orange Teriyaki and grilled 2-3 minutes each side.
  • Zaata Bread- Mix 1 cup ketchup with Zaata to your liking. Put on top of 100 calorie wrap or thin pizza crust. Bake at 350 for 5-7 minutes.
  • Spinach wontons with dipping sauce (recipe from the very talented Lorraine Gindi)- sauté 1 box fresh spinach with 1/2 onion. Drain!! Mix with ricotta cheese and 1 egg. Make sure it’s not too watery. Add salt. Put in the center of wonton dough and fold into a triangle. Flute the ends if you would like. Spray with Pam and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Serve with dipping sauce: mix 1 cup Greek yogurt with shredded cucumber and garlic.

  • Rice paper rolls with peanut sauce- can find in ethnic section in Wegmans supermarket. Marinate 1 brick of tofu in soy sauce for 30 minutes. Slice avocado and jicama. Place rice paper in plate of hot water for 10 seconds. Remove. In the center of the paper, place slices of tofu,avocado, jicama and spinach. Wrap like an egg roll. Make sure to keep covered so doesn’t dry out. Serve with peanut sauce (bought mine from Wegmans).
  • Spinach and arugula salad- roast beets. Slice and place over lettuce. Cut goat cheese into balls and roll in crushed walnuts.


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