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Split Pea Soup with Chorizo

Split Pea Soup with Chorizo | TheSweetPlantain.com

How could I resist that little bag of split peas in the grocery store the other day? I was looking for a few super frugal picks for this week, and these little green guys certainly fit the bill. I'd say they're up there in the ultimate list of humble foods...which means that to get the […] Read More


Fried Sweet Plantains (Maduros)

Fried Sweet Plantains (Maduros) | TheSweetPlantain.com

As I'm sure you're quite aware, I'm a big fan of fried sweet plantains. It's in my genes - I've got a Brazilian father and Peruvian-born mother - how could I possibly do anything less than love this sweet, starchy side? Fried sweet plantains are super simple - but I felt like they embodied everything […] Read More


Healthy Homeschool Lunch Ideas, No. 3

Healthy Homeschool Lunch Ideas, No. 3 | TheSweetPlantain.com

Are you ready for this week's healthy homeschool lunch idea? This week we had one of my comfort foods for lunch. Eggs are often my go-to for a quick, hot lunch - and there's nothing I like better than a gooey, cheesy omelet! I threw some diced tomatoes in mine, but the kids like their plain. […] Read More


Fall in Spring and Fishing the Southern Waters

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How awesome is it to be able to enjoy two seasons at once?! This past weekend we went to a small state park nearby to do some fishing with the kids, and the ground was covered in a thick blanket of dry leaves...it was like Fall all over again! I had been so worried about […] Read More


Healthy Homeschool Lunch Ideas, No. 2

Healthy Homeschool Lunch Ideas, No. 2 | TheSweetPlantain.com

Here's a homeschool lunch that my kids absolutely loved! Of course, what child doesn't like pasta? And this one was so easy to whip up! I let the stock simmer for the sauce while Alex was doing schoolwork at the kitchen table, and then really all it took was to boil some water for pasta […] Read More


Honey-Cinnamon Butter

Honey Cinnamon Butter | TheSweetPlantain.com

Ooh, boy...if you're a cinnamon lover like me, you'd better get yourself ready. 'Cause this one's a real beauty. After you make this, you'll be thanking me for how easy it'll be for you to get your cinnamon fix. Therefore, I will say - in advance - you're welcome. So, so welcome. I mean, of […] Read More


Healthy Homeschool Lunch Ideas, No. 1

Homeschool Lunch Idea, No. 1 | TheSweetPlantain.com

I thought I'd start sharing some of our school lunches with you! Homeschool lunches, that is. Here's the first - a simple, frugal, and meatless homeschool lunch! It was all pretty hands-off for prep, which was great - I threw the potatoes in the oven while I cleaned up after breakfast, then around lunch time […] Read More


Creamy Potato Gratin Recipe

Potato Gratin Recipe | TheSweetPlantain.com

Potato gratin has got to be one of my favorite side dishes - it's creamy, rich, homey, and elegant. That lovely golden brown top surrounded by lacy remnants of bubbling cream...those starchy layers married together with thickened cream... Oh, and did I mention the cream?  Yes, it's a favorite. And for the cook, it's one of […] Read More

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