bananas

Sugar and flour-free oatmeal and nuts breakfast muffins

I must tell you that my daughter and I have a bit of an obsession with these oatmeal and nut breakfast muffins. It's never too early to teach kids to love good, healthy food, and to instill in them the love for cooking. With some assistance (with the oven part) my 7-year old was capable of ...

Ponche de frutas (fruit punch)

In an introduction to Dominican party food for our book, Jill Wyatt wrote: "Just as a child's birthday cannot be appropriately celebrated without a sugary fruit punch in which banana slices are set adrift, it appeared that mourners could not properly grieve, nor could merrymakers effectively make themselves so, without some alimentary offering". Jill has a talent for capturing the small but ...

Guineítos (Savory unripe bananas)

Stop at any roadside eatery in the Dominican Republic and you can order some guineítos (savory unripe bananas). In fact it always reminds me of road adventures, greasy dives, and tasty cheap food (I am looking at you, Bonao!). Nothing like topping some tender green bananas with sauteed onions and peppers to make them even better-tasting. If you always ...