Menu: Cape Verde

Thanks to Cape Verde, I’m in a summery mood. I even flipped the calendar to September a few dates late in honor of their beach-kissed islands. This menu has something for everyone – a healthy traditional stew, a quirky, indulgent dip, a slurp-able children’s drink, and a purely¬†irresistible, decadent milkshake (although I have a feeling Mr. Picky will love it best). Enjoy!

Peasant’s Cachupa (vegan) [Recipe]
Hearty stew made with hominy, great northern beans, potato, acorn squash, cabbage, and more. For those who desire more protein, fish or meat can be added for a Cachupa Rica.

Creamy Avocado and Date Dip/Spread [Recipe]
Smooth blend of avocado with minced dates. Best served with prawns, shrimp or as a sandwich spread.

Coconut Milk Chiller [Recipe]
Rich coconut milk thinned with regular milk and a dash of cinnamon.

Cape Verdean Coconut Milkshake [Recipe]
Inspired by the popular chiller, I made a decadent treat from vanilla ice cream, coconut milk, milk, and cinnamon stick swirlers.


  1. I’m not really a hardcore avocado fan, but I’m really interested in how the dip is going to turn out. And I love dates. Sounds so intriguing. Don’t make it ahead of time!

  2. Jessica Bennett says

    Wow, that sounds good. Although, the stew sounds better for colder weather.

  3. Linda Bladholm says

    IT is still avocado season here in Florida so I have quite a few big ones in various stages of ripeness and I also have dates so as strange as the combination sounds I’ll give it a try.

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