Month: March 2013

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Green PawPaw Curry

It’s just as important to be frugal in times of plenty as it is in times of hardship. As my mom likes to say “Waste not, want not.” In the Solomon Islands, when Papaya trees hang heavy with more fruit than locals know what to do with, they don’t let it rot and fall to the ground. They don’t let the monsoons sweep the fruit away, either. Oh, no. Instead, they make use of the papaya at every stage of growth… ripe or unripe… which is how PawPaw Curry makes its way onto the dinner table. While the sweet flesh of ripe papaya is grand (perhaps baked with sweet coconut cream?), pawpaw curry is made with the mild, firm flesh of an unripe papaya. A green papaya. Unlike the deep orange interiors of their ripe sisters, green papayas are pastel on the inside, just barely dawning with orange.  The flesh is mild in flavor and takes on the personality of whatever ingredients they are cooked with. In this case, curry and coconut milk makes for …

Three-Ingredients

Top recipes from around the world with 3 ingredients or less

I can’t get over how many unique and occasion-worthy recipes can be found all around the world that only have three ingredients (not counting water, of course). There is no limit, it would seem, to creativity in the kitchen. With just three ingredients, our global neighbors can offer something sweet or savory, simple or complicated. These easy recipes can take our imaginations to any continent. Once I assembled the list, I realized something rather amazing… [dropshadowbox align=”none” effect=”lifted-both” width=”570px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]All of these recipes are vegetarian (V) or vegan (V+) and most are gluten free (GF).[/dropshadowbox] Bonus. So, now the question is, which recipe will you make? NOTE: Country listed indicates when we cooked the dish in our Global Table Adventure. In many cases the recipes may be available and beloved by other countries as well. THE LIST ( Click through for the recipes ) Hokey Pokey | New Zealand ( V, GF)   Baked Papaya with Sweet Coconut Cream | Marshall Islands (V+, GF)     Vanilla Bean n’ Tropical Fruit | Madagascar (V+, GF) …