Saturday, October 15, 2011


This week has been much better, and its not even over yet. Today we are going to a Halloween Faire and though temptation will be all around, we plan to suck down a juice right before hand so the smells of tasty sweet treats doesn't throw us over the edge.
That also means a good lunch beforehand. At lunch, we like to add Jicama to our salad. It's such a unique and tasty surprise in a salad. Don't know what a Jicama is? Here's what one looks like.

They resemble a yam or potato, in that it is a root vegetable. Apparently, these also grow beans on the vine but I have never tried a Jicama bean. The outside is brownish, with a crisp white inside. The skin is interesting because you can peel it off, similar to bark on a tree. I like to peel it, and then run it through the food processor to get shredded pieces, which are awesome to top a salad. I also run carrots through and always have shredded carrots available.

The Jicama skin being peeled.

The Jicama shredded for use as a salad topping.
Now that you know what one can pick one up at your next shopping trip and give it a try. Let us know what you think after trying Jicama. A

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