How to Cook with Calamansi & Long Beans

By Peyton Roberts of The Guam Guide Somehow I missed the boat and didn’t discover calamansi until way too recently. I was at the farmer’s market at Chamorro Village and bought one bag of green and one bag of orange. “The orange ones are sweeter. They make great lemonade,” Ken, one of the growers, informed...

The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Every year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) creates a report called The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce. After calculating data from the USDA, EWG recommends which produce you should buy organic, and those you don’t necessarily need to buy organic if you’re trying to save money. These lists are called the Clean 15 and the...

Why DIY? Guam Produce Makes Great Baby Food

By Rita Salisbury, Project Administrative Assistant Do-it-yourself baby food — I know; it sounds back yard, sketchy, and very expensive. I cannot deny and feel I must disclose that the do-it-yourself baby food process is labor-intensive and requires quite a bit of planning. However, you won’t need to buy a fancy food-processing unit or outfit your kitchen according...

Pumpkin Recipes

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients LOCAL pumpkin seeds 1 1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil salt (or spices of your choice) Instructions  Preheat oven to 350°. Clean seeds and pat dry. Lay seeds across baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil over seeds, sprinkle salt on top, then mix. Bake for 10 minutes. Mix seeds around and bake...

Guam Home-Grown Fruit and Vegetable Recipes, Part 1

Provided courtesy of The Guam Guide Story by Arlene Castro Once again, we’re culled the most popular local recipes, as well as Pacific-Asian dishes and desserts that can be created with fresh ingredients growing right in your backyard. PAPAYA Pickled Papaya 1 Large firm green/semi-green papaya 1 teaspoon Salt (to taste) 2/3 cup of white Vinegar 1 teaspoon...

Good-bye Diets. Hello, Real Food!

Let’s Get Back to Eating Real Food By Cassie Brady Eating real food has become a task to the modern world, when it should really be a delight! If you are wondering how we got here in the first place with all of this processed junk so readily available to us, well, that makes two...

Cooking with Basil

Since basil is so easy to grow, needing part to full sun and water every day to every other day, you may have an abundance and no idea what to do with it all.  There are so many ways to use basil. It adds a rich and fresh aroma and taste to any dish.  Try...

Recipes Made with Local Ingredients

Boonie-Bee Honey Honey can be used for many different things, such as a sweetener for tea, salad dressings, baked goods, and even as simple as a  topping on peanut butter toast. Here are a few ideas of what to do with it.   Lemon Basil Vinaigrette         Yield: 6     Prep Time: 10 min....

Eat Local with Tasty Chamorro Recipes!

Published with permission by The Guam Guide Trying to eat healthier and buy local? You’ll want to try the tasty recipes below. Tell us in the comments section what your favorite local foods and recipes are! Be sure to read our feature story, Is It Healthier to Eat Local? Fruit: mango, calamansi, guava, saba banana,...