Whet your appetite with some sweet plantain canoes (canoas) stuffed with seasoned black beans and sprinkled with vegan cheese.
When it comes to starchy foods I would say that plantain is probably the most contemporary of them all. Around 10 years ago, unless you came from a part of the world that consumed plantain, most people wouldn’t be too familiar with what a plantain actually is let alone canoas. If you look at the paleo lifestyle you will notice a trend of starch enriched fruit/vegetables, most of which derive from the tropics .ie Africa or the Caribbean.
Plantain is my favourite fruit that is classified as a vegetable, they are so versatile – eat them extra ripe and sweet to the taste or savoury where the skin is green and make tostones. You will be amazed at how many ways you can prepare some plantain with a different degree of sweet or savouriness to suit….
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