Baked Plantain

  • 4 large ripe Plantain
  • ½ c orange juice
  • ¼ t salt (optional)
  • ¼ t coriander
  • ¼ t cardamom

Cut plantain into small slices about ¼- ½ in thick and place on sprayed cookie sheet. Mix orange juice, salt, coriander, and cardamom. Pour evenly over plantain. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. May flip plantain after 15 minutes if desired.

Fruit Soup

  • 2 c fruit juice
  • ½ c dried fruits (raisins, apricots, apples, etc.)
  • 2 T minute tapioca (may use regular tapioca)
  • 1 banana

Heat fruit juice in sauce pan. Chop fruits small and add to juice. Add minute tapioca. Stir until thickened. (If using regular tapioca, soak tapioca in fruit juice for 10 minutes before heating. Stir and cook until tapioca is thickened and almost clear, then add dried fruit, and finished cooking until tapioca is done.) Serve hot or cold. Slice banana on top. Good on waffles or pancakes, too.

Tapioca fruit jel-no

  • 4 c fruit juice (any combination of your choice)
  • ½ c tapioca

Let tapioca soak for 10 minutes in juice. Add honey to sweeten to taste as needed. Heat on stove to boiling. Cook until tapioca is turning clear. Let cool 20 minutes. Fruit may be added as desired. Chill and serve. Yummy mixed with frozen mixed fruit. You can actually make this firm like jello if you wish, just increase the tapioca or decrease the juice as needed.

Fruit Salad

Supper doesn't need to be fancy or time consuming. Fresh fruit is a great choice for supper! We like to make it into a fruit salad. We have noticed that our kids will eat more fruit, and a better variety, when it is cut up small and mixed together in a salad than when large pieces of fruit are placed on the table. There is no real recipe for this. Just use whatever fresh fruit you have on hand. Our fruit salad usually consists of some of the following:

  • Apples
  • pears
  • bananas
  • grapes
  • blueberries
  • plums
  • nectarines
  • peaches
  • kiwi
  • strawberries
  • and pineapple.

You get the idea. Sometimes it is as few as 3 different fruits, sometimes we are blessed with a greater variety. But it is always good!

Just cut up your fruit into whatever size pieces is best for your family and mix them up together in a bowl. We like to add a little orange juice or pineapple juice to it, just to help keep the fruit from turning brown as quickly, plus a little juiciness in the salad is nice. Sometimes we even add a little vanilla to it, just to add a little different flavor. However you make it, it is sure to be good!

Make some popcorn to go along with it, and you've got yourself a meal!