Saturday, October 4, 2014

Bitterness is good?

Do you eat Bitter melons?  It has an acquired taste of bitterness but it is suppose to have health benefit that may out way its distinct flavor. The ones that caught my eyes were Intestinal disorders and ulcers, including ulcerative colitis.  I grew up learning to like this vegetable as it seems to be a right of passage to adulthood; my mother loved it. It took a bit of time and eventually I like it too.

Today I went to the market looking for banana burro, I have also recently fallen in love with this odd banana potato like food. I picked up the ugliest bunch of banana burro and decided to pick up some chicken liver for a quick snack.

When I got home, I found the bitter melon I bought a couple days ago and wanted to see how that would go with the rest of my healing food adventure.

I sliced the melon length wise in half, remove the seeds and thinly sliced it for easier cooking. I chopped up a couple pieces of bacon and a few green onions and stir fried everything in med heat until cooked. I sprinkled sea salt to taste.

In another pan, I sautéed the rinsed and cut in half chicken livers with some bacon fat and green onions. I added a splash of ACV and cook them on med to high heat until the liquids are evaporated and livers are cooked to tender.

I sliced open my super ripe banana burro and cooked them up in coconut oil.

Even I have to admit that this is the oddest snack idea but I loved it. It sure mixes thing up a bit. My kid smelled the bacon and came over for some liver, but no go on the bitter melon. I am glad to bring back this childhood food into the kitchen. It sure keeps the tastebuds working.

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