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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!