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The Cassava Experiment

Boiled (took way longer than expected).

Boiled Yuca Root

But because “raw” could be poisonous, The Mouse didn’t want to take any chances.

The Cat got the most of the root, packed in her bento boxes. Plain with just a little bit of salt.

I stir-fried a small batch for V with butter, garlic, salt, pepper.

Yuca with Garlic

The Mouse probably not working with Yuca too often, too hard to break down, but try try. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse



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Where The Mouse has not gone before. Co-Worker V, same one that gave The Mouse the leftover spaghetti, mentioned she misses yuka root. She could not find it here in SPAM Land.

Challenge accepted. Hee hee.

One of the farmers markets.


Yuka, cassava, tapioca. Same same.

Breaking the root down was definitely a challenge, thought would have to call Paul Bunyan for assistance.

To be continued.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Buns and Açaí

Since I was in the neighborhood …

Try try.


Mostly a bubble tea place, but, they also have açaí and bao buns on the menu.

Since The Mouse was doing take-out, went with the “manapua” buns instead of the regular open bao buns.


Char siu on the left, mushroom and vegetable on the right (they were out of miso steak 😦 ).

Bite Views

Both were okay, little too much onion for The Mouse’s taste. Plus, no one does “manapua” style buns like Char Hung Sut. Hee hee.

For dessert.

Açaí Bowl

Açaí, granola, papaya, mango, pineapple, coconut, local passion fruit drizzle.

Nice change from the “normal” mixed berry toppings.

In in the neighborhood again, maybe try the open bao buns, definitely another açaí bowl, maybe even a bubble tea. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Breadfruit Variations

From the farmers market.



Breadfruit and Okinawan Sweet Potato Dip

What to do with chips and dip?


Chips are thick cut, hard crispy, dip is more hummus in texture. Goes well together. Locally sourced, sustainable. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Got Aloe?

Why yes we do.

Aloe Plants

What started out as a small pot has proliferated into somewhat out of control growth. We have to find a solution.

Recently read the aloe “meat” is edible. Smoothies I knew, but not blended? Interesting. Hmm, maybe part of the solution?

Youtube to get a clue of the prep process.

Aloe Leaf

Cut off pokey spikes, cut off outer skin, slice. Sounds easier than actual. Soooo slippery, kinda scary with the knife.

Figured out that instead of using the knife to take off all of the skin, cut three sides (two pokey ends and “curved” side, butter knife to “filet” the “meat” off of the “flat” side. Still slippery, but not as scary.

Aloe Filet

Managed to “filet” about half a cup. Half went into The Cat’s soup noodle bowl, half went to The Mouse’s salad.

Tomato Celery Aloe Salad

Dressed with apple vinegar, avocado oil, sea salt. Hard to see but the aloe is on top. Texture like young coconut or Chinese jellyfish. Try try.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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