Pacific Islands Cookbook

Estimated Nutritional Values

What do the Estimated Nutritional Values tables tell me about these recipes The tables that follow most recipes in this cookbook are designed to help you see how each one fits into an overall daily diet. It can help you determine the nutritional value of one serving in a recipe, or compare one recipe with another. You can use it to decide how large a portion to eat or how often to eat a type of food. The nutritional values provide important information because what you eat can actually raise or...

Eating within the Food Guide Pyramid

The Food Guide Pyramid has been developed to help you see how to eat better every day. Eating a variety of foods is an important idea for good nutrition. However, there are some types of food that are recommended in larger or smaller amounts than others. A pyramid shape is much larger at the bottom and smaller at the top. The Food Guide Pyramid shows foods at the bottom which should be eaten in proportionately larger amounts than those above. Stay healthy by eating more grains, starches, fruits...

Luau Leaves and Boiled Butter Fish

2 bunches luau leaves (80 leaves) 4 cups boiling water ' 4 lb. salted butterfish Wash the taro leaves thoroughly, remove stems. Place in small amount of boiling water. Partially cover the pot and allow the luau leaves to simmer for 1 hour. Taro leaves are done when tender. Wash and scale butterfish. Place in water and boil for 15 minutes. Drain, add fresh water and boil again until tender, 10-15 minutes. Drain and debone fish. Combine with taro leaves and serve. Amount Serving DV* Amount...

Gollai Hagon Suni

1 cup thin coconut milk l' 2 cups coconut cream 1 tablespoon grated fresh yellow ginger 1 lime or lemon (3 to 4 tablespoons juice) Roll up one dozen taro leaves at a time and chop into V2 inch slices. Put leaves into 6 cups boiling water. Boil about 1 hour or until leaves are mushy. Drain taro leaves. Add thin coconut milk, lemon or lime juice, ginger, garlic, onion, and tomato to taro leaves. Salt to taste. Boil together for 6 minutes. Add coconut cream, boil for 3 minutes. Remove from stove...

Papaya Upside Down Cake

Pour lemon juice over papaya and let stand 15 minutes. Melt margarine and brown sugar in glass baking dish, 8x8x2 inches. Place a layer of papaya slices on top of sugar mixture. To prepare cake mixture Cream shortening, add 3 4 cup sugar, and when well-mixed, add beaten egg. Sift salt, baking powder, and flour together and add to egg mixture alternately with milk. Pour batter over sliced papaya and bake in a moderate oven (350 F) from 50 to 60 minutes. When cake is done, turn it upside down on...