Saturday, May 14, 2011


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I love discovering new foods.  Jicama is a new food to me.  I've been seeing different places on the internet lately and have wanted to try it.  I see it in the produce section of my grocery store each week and almost buy it but then because I didn't know how to use it and didn't want it to go to waste, I didn't.  I finally bought some.  I am so glad I did!  I found that I love it.  I made hash browns with it the first time when the "norms" in the house were having potatoes.  I like it better than potatoes.  I never thought I'd say that about anything!  I have been low carbing since 2006, and sometimes I get tired of the substitutes.  They just aren't as good as the real thing.  I mean, I was ok with cauliflower mashed, hashed, riced, etc., and it was filling.  But it wasn't potatoes.  I didn't feel like, wow, this is just like potatoes!  I don't miss potatoes at all!  No... it just didn't do that for me, though I felt like I at least had something instead of potatoes that filled my plate and tasted ok.  But I do like jicama, and I won't miss potatoes as long as I have it!  I like it raw also.  I can't wait to try it in a dessert, as a pie filling perhaps?  Or a crisp?  Grated in a salad?  I like it!  I like it a lot!  Some do and some don't it seems.  I do!  Yay!  So many times when others are raving over something in the low carb community I'm thinking, "what's the fuss?"  But this time I really like it!

So I've been browsing recipes and discussions, and blogs and I have a list of links about jicama to check out if it's new to you too.  If anyone has any other links, recipes, or ideas, please share them with me!

Jicama links


  1. I agree. I like playing with new vegetables, and Jicama is pretty versatile in how you can use it.

  2. Yes it is! I've been using it in a salad this week.

  3. I will see if I can find it here. :)

  4. Haven't posted it Jenn. Maybe should. :)



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