One of my favourite foods: Tostones. Made from the plantain, sliced, mashed down a bit and then fried.
With a little bit of salt, tomato ketchup and … yum!
Better than chips (French fries) any day! 😁👍
Where they give you gloves to eat!
I am so glad that the Ecuadorians agree with me … that KFC chicken is so disgustingly greasy that you need to eat it with special gloves!
KFC … a food experience I hope I never have again! Yuk!
Perhaps my favourite food, or, in the top five of favourites! The hotter the better.
The title is actually misleading. With other frozen berries in the mix, as well as coconut oil, almond butter, chia seeds, hemp seeds, unsweetened almond milk, Brazil nuts, walnuts, avocado, pumpkin seeds, and some water, you have quite a tank fill up when you have this first thing in the morning.
When I can get the ingredients I happily start every day with this tonic and I am good to go until lunchtime at 13:30 without any morning snack need at all.
This picture was taken at a friend’s house in The Netherlands, where they lovingly found all the various items for me to make my breakfast at their place.
As a missionary, I am often asked about what I eat and if I have eaten worms!
One time not so long ago in the Ecuadorian Amazon region I was offered and accepted this local delicacy. I did make sure that they cooked it extra long so that the insides would all be dried out, and so it was a crunchy (rather than juicy 🤢) experience!
A lovely meal was served up for me in the depths of the Ecuadorian Amazon. A variety of foods were served up on banana leaves and all tasted delicious. (No worms on this occasion)
Ice cream with a twist
Cheese on your ice cream anyone?
A delicacy for the peoples of the Imbabura region of Ecuador (and maybe elsewhere too!) is having some grated mild cheddar cheese on your ice cream.
In actual fact it is more of a tropical fruit dish with a dollop of ice cream on top of the cheese.
It was actually not a bad taste, but I don’t think I would have it as frequently as I would have an ordinary ice cream!
Locally known by the Kichwa in the Ecuadorian Andes as cuy this was what we faced looking up at us from our plate. Guinea pig, a delicacy here and eaten by the locals until the Spanish introduced beef and pork.