Am I excited that I am leaving for Dubai in 72 hours? YES. Can I believe it is real? ABSOLUTELY NOT. Someone over there must have been preparing for my visit because I just saw this great article from Time Out Dubai talking about the increasing demand of local, organic produce in Dubai over the last year. There are now 3 farmers markets running every week, so I am sure I will feel right at home! The journey of packing has officially begun, and I am certain I will continue to shove things in the suitcase up until 30 seconds before I have to leave.
I need to get back to my list-making, but I wanted to share a new recipe for plantain chips. Buying the container from Whole Foods is way too dangerous, so I bought one lonely plantain and made a reasonable serving size of chips for myself. I hadn't used the dehydrator in a while, and it continues to amaze me. I am definitely going to try out some fruit leathers, dried veggies, and jerky when I am back from my trip. Stay tuned!
Prep time: 5 min, Cook time: 8 hours
- -Fine sea salt
- Slice the ends off of the plantains, and then make a slit length-wise through the skin/peel (avoid slicing all the way through into the plantain itself).
- Remove the peels from the plantains and then slice the plantains into very thin pieces
- Arrange the plantain pieces on your dehydrator trays, and lightly sprinkle with sea salt
- Dehydrate for 8 hours at 130 degrees until crunchy