Jamaica

Sistahintheraw’s Super Otaheite Bites

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Inspired by my recent trips to Jamaica and Zambia, I just fell in love with Otaheite apples. They are also known as Jamaican apples, Coco plum, Rose apple, or for some, Ethiopia apple in some regions of Jamaica.

2 cups sunflower seeds
2 tbsp dried grated coconut
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp baobab fruit powder
1 tbsp ground flax/linseed
i tbsp goji berries
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp otaheite jam

To make otaheite jam:
Wash, core and cut 2 otaheite apples into chunks, blend with 4 dates until smooth. You may also add spices to this mixture.

To make otaheite snacks:
Pulse the seeds in a food processor until broken down to desired consistency, but not too fine. Add in other ingredients and process until well combined and mixture is coming together like dough. If the mixture is too wet add 1 tbsp coconut flour or other nut or seed flower. If too dry add 1 tbsp more jam, or a little water.

Spoon mixture one spoonful at a time and roll into balls. Place in fridge to set, then place in an airtight container and store in the fridge. Serve as a snack or dessert with fresh sliced star apple fruit or kiwi fruit.
 
Options:
You can use pears or apples if you can't get hold of otaheite apples

See also:
https://www.sistahintheraw.com/raw-soul-food-food/2017/4/23/coco-plum-juice


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Escovitch Vegetables

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'Escovitch' is a term used in Jamaica to describe a tart, spicy and slightly sweet sauce usually accompanying a fish dish. The combination of spices and vinegar make for a delightful flavour and it's really easy to make. Basically all you need to do is julienne your selection of vegetables (red and yellow bell peppers, white onion and carrots) and instead of cooking with heat, allow the veggies to marinade in the spices and vinegar for a hour.

Scotch bonnet pepper is used in all sorts of Caribbean cuisine, it's a small but very hot chilli, similar to the habañero. Scotch bonnet, also known as bonney peppers, or Caribbean red peppers, is a variety of chili pepper named for its resemblance to a tam o' shanter hat. Whatever you do, make sure that you wash you hands and utensils thoroughly after handling cut Scotch bonnets!

You can have this dish as along side raw burgers, as raw pizza topping and with salads and raw soups. It's a great warming winter dish too!

You can also peel carrots into ribbons by using a vegetable peeler.

A juicy scotch bonnet pepper

A juicy scotch bonnet pepper

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Sistahintheraw.com provides information on this website as an educational service. This website does not provide medical advice. The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. The contents of this web site are not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. The products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications and medical conditions.  

Coco-plum juice

“The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.”
- ‘The Physiology of Taste’ (1825)

You know me, I love discovering plant food that I'm unaccustomed to, it gives me a real buzz. So on this latest trip to Jamaica, Otaheite apples, (also known as Jamaican apples, Coco plum, Rose apple, or for some, Ethiopia apple in some regions in Jamaica), are in season and so naturally I've been exploring this interesting fruit. It's texture is a like a pear, with a flavour somewhere between an apple and pear, not over-sweet and lends itself to being combined well with other natural flavours.

Otaheite apples are best eaten naturally, fresh from the tree and I've also been adding them to my smoothies with ginger and coconut water. Otaheite apples are so versatile and nutritious, they are a wonderful addition to your raw food kitchen for raw juice, raw pickle, raw chutney, raw jam, raw salsa etc. Additionally, the beautiful flaming red blossoms from the tree can be eaten in salads.

In Puerto Rico, they are used to make red wine with skin in place and white wine when peeled. Slightly under-ripened fruits are also used to make jelly and pickles.

They are also known as Pomerac in suriname, and Trinidad, Malay apple in Hawaii, and are available throughout the tropical world, including the Solomon Islands. As you can see above, the Otaheite apple can be enjoyed in many ways, try out the juice recipe above and let me know how you get on... I'll be adding more Otaheite recipes later.

One Love
Sistahintheraw x

Everald Brown (Jamaican artist 1917-2003) – Ethiopian Apple (1970), Collection: NGJ. "The central figure is both a otaheite apple and a symbol of the sacred oneness of humanity and nature"

Everald Brown (Jamaican artist 1917-2003) – Ethiopian Apple (1970), Collection: NGJ. "The central figure is both a otaheite apple and a symbol of the sacred oneness of humanity and nature"

Resource and Research:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4924819/
http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0103-50532009001000013
http://www.getjamaica.com/Jamaican%20Food%20-%20Jamaican%20Otaheite%20Apple.asp

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Jamaican Sunrise Smoothie

Sistahintheraw's Jamaican Sunrise Smoothie

Sistahintheraw's Jamaican Sunrise Smoothie

I'm in the Jamaican sun again, this time I'm staying in the city of Kingston. Loving my usual pastimes - family & friends, exploring ever more raw food, arts and culture.

The sunrise is so spectacular anywhere on earth and I love the promise it conveys for the start of a new day! This morning instead of the usual solo coconut water, I decided to create a new smoothie, which is vibrant with its superfood energy. 

So here you are, play with it and enjoy the sunrise wherever you are.

One Love,
Sistahintheraw x

 

SISTAHINTHERAW RAW SOUL FOOD RECIPES FOR A VIBRANT NEW YOU!

Living Food = Vibrant You - Create healthier habits, try out one of my online wellness programmes, register here

To Celebrate my travels, look out for my new 'Raw Soul Food World Kitchen' recipe ebook coming to you soon.