By Goodnews Bueker Potatoes are one of my favourites, and we cannot stay mad at them. Even though people often say nasty things about them for their level of carbs, their tendency to soak up oil, and large scale on the glycemic index (which estimates how different fast foods increase one’s blood sugar), we keep finding our way to them. It isn’t entirely our fault. Regardless of people’s knee-jerk reaction to this delicious tuber, it also passes for a healthy eating plan. It provides a ton of immunity-boosting vitamin C, potassium that regulates blood pressure and sufficient fibre that the body needs. It is also important to note that the glycemic index is quite controversial. A high glycemic index potato could become a low glycemic index meal if added a little olive oil. This is because the added fat aids to hamper the absorption of the potato’s carbs. So, you…
It is common knowledge that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and subsequently there are various alternatives to this important meal. One of the common starch alternatives is pancakes. Therefore, it is not a surprise that there is a whole day dedicated to pancakes. This year Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, fell on the first of March. Although this is marked as the beginning of lent and the launch of spring, the day is a major celebration of one of our favourite confectionaries.
By Aditi Maheshwari
Blue Java Banana is unique in taste and look, a native of southeast Asia and flavoured with an ice cream-like consistency of vanilla; it gets its nickname as the ‘Ice Cream banana’ in Hawaii. Because of its unique vanilla custard flavour, it’s known in Fiji as the ‘Hawaiian banana’, nicknamed as ‘Krie’ in the Philippines and ‘Cenizo’ in Central America. They are silvery-blue in colour when unripe and turns pale yellow when ripe, with creamy white flesh. They are not as popular as Cavendish bananas which we usually eat. They are a hybrid of two species of Southeast Asia Banana— Musa balbisiana and Musa acuminata.
Bread is a staple in most families and can be eaten as a main meal with tea or cereals, as a snack or used as dessert after main dishes.
Plantains are a major food staple in most African homes and are usually cooked before being eaten.
How you cook plantain as a component of an African recipe depends on what part of Africa you are from. Plantains can be boiled, roasted, baked or grilled.