So, I started this whole "clean eating" thing back in February 2011, after being really intrigued about a plan called the Whole30 . I decided to give it a go, but quickly realized that I needed to make it more adaptable to the way that our family eats and lives. I like my glass of wine at night. I don't think a piece of gum is going to sabotage me. I think that a DQ Blizzard is a good thing every once in a while. If my friend makes the most awesome jalapeno poppers you've ever had, you know I'm going to have one. But I also know that I feel pretty darn good when I'm eating quality proteins, fats, veggies, fruits and nuts, while leaving out dairy, grains, legumes (including soy and peanuts) and the big one, sugar, at least most of the time.
Here are some of the ways to do just that....

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Fried Plantains (aka, Little Patties of Goodness)

For one reason or another, I've never tried cooking plantains.  I've always zipped right by them at the grocery store.  Today I picked a few up and actually cooked them.  This is not my recipe--I got it from (I had no idea where to start with plantains!).

2 very ripe plantains
4 TBS coconut oil
sea salt
lime juice

Carefully peel the plantains (you may have to use a knife to start it), being careful not to cut into the actual plantain.  Cut into 1 inch rounds.  Heat coconut oil over medium heat in a large skillet until hot.  Add plantains and cook for 2 minutes on each side, until browned, but not burnt.  Remove from skillet and place on paper towels to soak up some of the oil.  Take a drinking glass and smash each round down a bit.  Sprinkle a little salt on each plantain.  Reheat oil and fry again, this time for 1 minute each side.  Again, place on paper towels, sprinkle some salt on those suckers and drizzle with fresh lime juice.  Enjoy!