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fried sweet plantains

Plátanos Maduros

For me, living in Panamá meant eating plátanos. With almost every meal, there were fried smashed plantains called patacones or sweet plantains known as plátanos maduros. Patacones use unripened, green plantains, while to make maduros, you must use very ripened plantains. For maduros, plantains should be nearly black–as if they’re a […]

healthy tartine

Artichoke, Tomato & White Bean Tartine

Easy and quick, this is a delicious and healthy appetizer to serve for a group of people, or a light lunch for yourself. And as a bonus, the white bean spread can be made up to a day ahead, so all you have to do is toast the bread and add […]