“Pollution is nothing but resources we’re not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we’ve been ignorant of their value.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller
Summer Seasonal Focus:
Zero Waste Recipe. Island Taco. PreBiotic and ProBiotic.
Listening to you. Seasonal food conversations in a plight to serve your well being and the well being of others.
Island '0' Waste Taco
The banana peel. A culinary challenge inspired by a Vietnamese Bun recipe that used a banana peel as a meat replacement (zero waste recipe). I had a lot of internal resistance before making this dish. I was not so sure I wanted to eat a banana peel. I started with the inspiration of the peel and my homeland…Hawaii. The soaking of the peels gave me the space to call upon island love and ingredients to compliment the peel and other ingredients. It was so good. The peel becomes flavorless, so the other veggies, spices, coconut, tortilla and sauce create the island vibe. Recently I discovered a few more benefits to the banana peel which I will play around with in the kitchen. Then, I will share more with all of you here. As inspired, take a creative risk explore that which inspires you. Then, flip yourself and it on its head. Rather than replicating what someone else create. Create something original from the seed of inspiration. Otherwise we just keep repeating "the same" over and over again.
1 Organic*, banana peel, scored and trimmed
1 cup white mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup cilantro, lightly chopped
1/2 cup kale thinly sliced
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 avocado sliced
1/2 lime, cut in wedges
2-4- 5” round tortillas or kale leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup maui sweet onion, chopped
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoon olive oil
1-2 new potato, thinly sliced
1/2 cup hoisin, sauce
1 tablespoon local honey
1 teaspoon harissa (equal parts: chili, pepper, paprika, rose petals, garlic, oregano, Himalayan salt and cracked pepper. Make a small jar and keep on hand)
2 tablespoons pineapple, jalapeño hot sauce
1 tablespoon coconut flakes
1 teaspoon oregano
Trim Banana Peels and slice down the skins.
Soak organic banana peels in clean water for 30 minutes. Then, rinse.
Dry the banana peels and slice thin, set aside.
Mix the all of the sauce ingredients into a small bowl. Blend.
Place banana peels in the bowl with the sauce. Let set 15 minutes on the counter.
Heat a medium saute pan. Add the olive oil, garlic and onion.
Sauté till both are transparent (you only want honest ingredients in your recipe 🙂
Add banana peels, sauce, mushrooms and half of the kale.
Sauté over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, until tender,
Remove from the heat.
In small sauté thinly sliced potato in the coconut oil into crisp chips or air fry. Season with salt. Drain and set aside.
Build the tacos with all the remaining veggies with a side of crisp chips. Drizzle leftover sauce on top.
Enjoy outside under a tree with a cool breeze and island drums in the background. Aloha.
- *purchase all locally grown organic ingredients and/or know to be clean ingredients. In addition, wash with (when possible) super charged, high 11.5 PH water.
I have learned to throw out the banana peel. I was even taught not to include in the compost. After, creating this recipe and However, you might reconsider that action based on claims that banana peels have a variety of uses for: cooking, skin care,hair, teeth, first aide, cleaning and in the garden. (23 Uses…Read More Here)
Researching the history of Banana Peel, Zero Waste, PreBiotics, ProBiotics(examine all sides).
Places to start below, traveling, recipes and mother nature.
Shout Out + Foods plus Dining:
“We believe that protecting our planet can be a simple undertaking and doing it in small steps. Reusing an old jar. Eating more vegetables.
Simple, mindful actions that add up. Make sense.
Make a difference.” IG @westbourne Plant + Planet Positive Provisions Founder @Camilla.Marcus ~ New York