I created these Colombian-style arepas for the autoimmune protocol so that my roommates, husband, and I weren't stuck eating tostones every morning with breakfast as our sole starch option. My roommates are from Venezuela, so they know how to spot a good arepa! These turned out more like their neighbor Colombia's traditional arepas since they are flat, crispy, and perfect for topping with your favorite protein. Even when we all finish our Lenten AIP challenge, these are gonna remain a staple for us for breakfast! Hope you enjoy them as much as we have :)
Rachel from Grok Grub stopped by to share an AMAZING recipe with us today: bacon garlic short-rib loaded sweet potatoes. Yeah, you read that right! The best part is that you use your slow cooker for the meat, which makes this a great meal to make when you are pressed for time! It features satisfying healthy fats and nourishing bone broth and is a recipe that I expect to become a staple in my own kitchen. Enjoy!!
The tropical root malanga (aka yautia or ocumo) is a wonderful starchy option for those who need to avoid potatoes. It is traditionally used widely throughout Latin America and is great for those following the paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) or anyone looking for new "safe starch" options to eat. You can find these roots at most Latin grocery stores around the country and sometimes at mainstream grocery stores, too (like in Florida). This recipe is an extremely simple yet incredibly delicious way to enjoy malanga - as AIP-friendly hashbrowns!