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Purrfect
07-29-2011, 09:07 PM
I have a great find! I was searching for Kolrahbi, and I found Jicama...it is fantastic.

It is a sweet, root vegetable that cuts like an apple. I made "fries" with it, and they were SOOOO good, my whole family loved them, too. I would eat these diet or no diet.

OP: I think so, my coach agrees. Here's the stats:

1 cup: 49 calories (lots of good nutrients, too!)
.1 g fat
1.0 g protein
11.6 carbs
6.4 fiber

I cut into strips, sprayed with olive oil and sprinkled sea salt and black pepper on them. Baked at 400 degrees on a cookie sheet until browned: turned them once.

I re-heated for dinner for the others, and they were almost as perfect as fresh out of the oven.


coliep
07-29-2011, 09:40 PM
Not that you asked, but when I read this I was just curious about wether it truly is permitted or if perhaps your coach wasn't quite accurate? I love the other nutrition data, espeically the fiber, however my sheet says no root vegetables (of which this is one) and although it is a low GI food, it does have nearly 2x the carbs of broccoli, celery etc. Maybe to eat more like the limited vegetables? I think I'd like to try including jicama in my salads to up my fiber etc., but worry that its close to a restricted bar in terms of carbs . . .

Purrfect
07-29-2011, 10:56 PM
I would LOVE to know, actually, as I do want to stay OP when experimenting. I thought the kolrahbi was also considered a root veggie, and it has similar stats in that a cup came to around 7 net carbs. Well, if anyone can shed light on this it would be great. I loved them, but will leave them alone until phase 4 if that's where they need to go!

I am finding I must find some recipes to make this interesting, on days I can spend time cooking. It helps.


coliep
07-29-2011, 11:00 PM
That raises another question . . . is it net carbs or gross that we are looking at?

Purrfect
07-29-2011, 11:10 PM
It's net carbs, which I think is why my coach (who also told me I could eat fatty fish without restriction, and that isn't really OP) said it was ok. Maybe, I feel a little sheepish that I might have innocently messed up, but I don't think it will kick me out of ketosis but it may slow the loss: don't know. I know I have more oils than the plan calls for, but it hasn't hurt me so far.

rooster on a diet
07-30-2011, 12:09 AM
I wouldnt be too worried, celery root and turnip are other root veggies that are allowed as regular. Some root are forbideen or restricted but some are not. By the nutritional value that you gave i would say that this is a non restricted veggie, due to the digestible carb/fiber content ratio. From my point of view you are 100% OP.

coliep
07-30-2011, 12:17 AM
I like that answer - I will get some Jicama for my taco salad -)

2RIDEROLLERCOAST
07-30-2011, 01:44 AM
Just my thoughts, but if it isn't on the "Allowed" list of vegetables you CANT have it. Jicama isn't on my phase 1 sheet at all. You really have to follow what is on your vegetable allowed sheet.

Jasesgirl
07-30-2011, 04:14 AM
Hmmm..im sittin on the fence with this one.. im hearing conflicting reasoning here.. Yes..its got a lower net carb count that a restricted veggie..BUT..its a root veggie...a yam and a potato isnt allowed..so why would other ones be allowed? However...its not on the list at all..so does that mean its not allowed? because i GUARENTEE that not all veggies in the world are on the list...

I guess leave it up for yourself to decide which way to go..its your body..your choice..and if you dont know..dont go there..

amaliayosa
07-30-2011, 08:15 AM
Wow! This sounds so good, im going to have to try these fries! Thanks.

coliep
07-30-2011, 08:24 AM
Personally, I don't think all foods are included on that list but that's just my two cents. Napa cabbage is a very low in carbs and cals and I have been told ok even though it is on the list and yellow summer squash (the one that looks like a yellow zucchini) is also not on the list at all but I was told it was ok too.

That said, it is higher in carbs than the other root veggies (radishes, kohlrabi) that are permitted and I do think the carb count is quite high, so if you actually had 2 cups of it, you would be over 20 carbs alone . . .

Pxlkitty4
07-30-2011, 09:11 AM
Personally, I don't think all foods are included on that list but that's just my two cents. Napa cabbage is a very low in carbs and cals and I have been told ok even though it is on the list and yellow summer squash (the one that looks like a yellow zucchini) is also not on the list at all but I was told it was ok too.

That said, it is higher in carbs than the other root veggies (radishes, kohlrabi) that are permitted and I do think the carb count is quite high, so if you actually had 2 cups of it, you would be over 20 carbs alone . . .

I agree. It looks quite high in carbs, all things considered. Even having too much cauli or broc for some can slow down the weight loss. Not worth the risk, IMHO.

karenfromtexas
07-30-2011, 05:34 PM
Hi all,

My coach says jicama is okay. I have eaten it several times a week with lime juice and sea salt, and it has not hurt my progress one bit. I love it! I need to try it cooked, just for a change. Thanks for the inspiration on that one!

Karen :)

Linden
07-30-2011, 05:54 PM
Hi all,

My coach says jicama is okay. I have eaten it several times a week with lime juice and sea salt, and it has not hurt my progress one bit. I love it! I need to try it cooked, just for a change. Thanks for the inspiration on that one!

Karen :)

2 cups, 240 grams, of jicama has 91 calories, 4.32 g sugars, and 21.7 grams of carbohydrates. For me, that's worth a whole day of boot camp. Fiber's great, but IP doesn't recognize net carbs. Maybe have just one cup and 3 cups of other vegetables?

Pxlkitty4
07-30-2011, 10:45 PM
2 cups, 240 grams, of jicama has 91 calories, 4.32 g sugars, and 21.7 grams of carbohydrates. For me, that's worth a whole day of boot camp. Fiber's great, but IP doesn't recognize net carbs. Maybe have just one cup and 3 cups of other vegetables?

Hi, Linden! I hope you are doing well...

Purrfect
07-30-2011, 11:07 PM
Hi, Linden! I hope you are doing well...

I noticed you are one of the few IP dieters who has had steady weight loss, without a gain week and only one stalled week.

CAn you tell me a little of how you worked the plan? Including your staying strict, using alternate foods, exercising, additional packets, restricteds. If you don't mind, that is!

than:smug:ks

bookworm23
10-10-2012, 12:09 PM
My coach contacted the IP Scientific Lab and this is the response that we received.
"Jicama is allowed on Phase 1, although you can only have a 1/2 a cup a week."
So that is like less than a restricted veggie. So I wonder is it even worth it?

dk8258
10-10-2012, 12:25 PM
Hmmm..im sittin on the fence with this one.. im hearing conflicting reasoning here.. Yes..its got a lower net carb count that a restricted veggie..BUT..its a root veggie...a yam and a potato isnt allowed..so why would other ones be allowed? However...its not on the list at all..so does that mean its not allowed? because i GUARENTEE that not all veggies in the world are on the list...

I guess leave it up for yourself to decide which way to go..its your body..your choice..and if you dont know..dont go there..

It is on my Phase I sheet as permitted vegetable - I got this sheet in September.

I also know that a lot of folks on this site swear by it.

MonicaKolesnik
10-10-2012, 12:56 PM
I eat jicama, as fries, on a salad or fried with some coconut oil and topped with splenda and cinnamon ( one of rainbow's recipes) I use about a cup at a time with other veggies or as a mid way snack. it has not hurt my losses and has helped me enjoy my veggies.:woohoo:

scorbett1103
10-10-2012, 01:20 PM
Here is the most recent Phase 1 sheet - Jicama is on there as an approved veggie, not a restricted veggie.

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4448522-post13.html

There are a couple of threads on here about our collective love for jicama :) It's actually a turnip, not a root veggie like potato or carrot. Delicious, and a great substitute for apples, water chestnuts in stir fry, or just by itself!

rainbowsmiles
12-04-2012, 03:27 PM
Coconut Fried Sweet Cinnamon Jicama Chips!!!

HECK YEAH....HEE-ka-ma

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/7946480566_968e62d4cb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7946480566/)

YUMMY.....YUMMY....OOOooo SO YUMMY....I NEARLY LiCKED THE PLATE!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8177/7946479602_394f0efe41.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7946479602/)

peel your jicama and slice as thin as you can!!
the thinner, the crispier the edges!!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8302/7946481228_56e965dfb9.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7946481228/)

i only used 1 tsp coconut oil....in the pan...
saute your jicama chips on both sides....until slightly brown!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/7946479360_f1650b23a4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7946479360/)

once they start to brown, sprinkle with cinnamon and splenda...
or powdered stevia or sweetener of choice.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8316/7946480888_5a9d5577f4.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7946480888/)

flip your slices and cover the other side with cinnamon splenda too!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8444/7946480566_968e62d4cb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7946480566/)

O.M.G. SWEET GOODNESS!!!

ok....the taste....on the first bite...i was like....wait a minute...
these taste like....like....
a cross between a cinnamon funnel cake and those
crispy edges of your favorite pancakes!!!!

i kid you not!!! :D


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8038/7946480198_8872aa0d64.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7946480198/)

WANNABiTE???????????



another bite...and ....YUM!!!!

i topped mine with 1 TBSP Walden Farms Maple Syrup...
and by the time i was getting to the end...this most delicious
flavor was bursting through leaving a puddle of
cinnamony goodness in the plate!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8295/7946479930_6d646309e5.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7946479930/)

DID YOU SAY YOU WANTED SOME???

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8029/7946478882_7032773c81.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7946478882/)

ahhhhh SORRY...i ate it all!!
and YES I EVEN LICKED THE PLATE!!
well, almost, cleaned the plate with my fingers and licked them clean!!

i'm so so so soooooooo BAD!!!!

Great Dane
12-04-2012, 03:31 PM
My favorite chips so far on my silicon microwave chip maker thingie, has been jimaca chips! Too bad it takes so dang long or I do it more often.

maezy1
12-04-2012, 03:35 PM
Jicama is allowed ! and I LOVE it and it has never affected my weight losses!!! RAINBOW u r such a tease!!!!!! guess who's having jicama for dinner!!!MOI!!!

rainbowsmiles
12-04-2012, 03:38 PM
Jicama is allowed ! and I LOVE it and it has never affected my weight losses!!! RAINBOW u r such a tease!!!!!! guess who's having jicama for dinner!!!MOI!!!

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
a picture is worth a thousand words right???
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

libertybelle
12-04-2012, 03:41 PM
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D
a picture is worth a thousand words right???
:D :D :D :D :D :D :D

OH MY! I will be having Rainbow's Jicama Chips within the next hour...

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

cbl70
12-04-2012, 04:23 PM
Try it raw with a little lime juice and sprinkle chili powder and salt on top. Yum!
Rainbow...Your Coconut Fried Cinnamon Chips look yummy too.

rofl306
12-04-2012, 06:27 PM
I tried the Jicama but found it very expensive in Saskatchewan. The rutabaga was much more inexpensive to make fries out of.

I also found that it had brown spots on the inside which were not predictable from seeing the outside. Does anyone know how to pick a good one?

southern
12-04-2012, 08:04 PM
wish i could find it

libertybelle
12-04-2012, 08:36 PM
wish i could find it

I found it at Whole Foods today. It was not by the root veggies; it was near the bell peppers.

Nolawhodatchick
12-04-2012, 08:46 PM
Hey, in Rainbow's pictures, these look kinda like potato chips! Does anyone cook them with salt and a spicy seasoning instead of cinnamon? Potato chips have always been one of my weaknesses, and I'm looking for some substitutes. I tried the kale chips already...didn't quite do the trick for me.

rainbowsmiles
12-04-2012, 08:55 PM
Hey, in Rainbow's pictures, these look kinda like potato chips! Does anyone cook them with salt and a spicy seasoning instead of cinnamon? Potato chips have always been one of my weaknesses, and I'm looking for some substitutes. I tried the kale chips already...didn't quite do the trick for me.

http://rawfoodmama.blogspot.com/2012/11/raw-jicama-chips.html

i have not tried this recipe yet but had it bookmarked if i ever got a food dehydrator.

Nolawhodatchick
12-04-2012, 09:00 PM
http://rawfoodmama.blogspot.com/2012/11/raw-jicama-chips.html

i have not tried this recipe yet but had it bookmarked if i ever got a food dehydrator.

TY! They look great, I am going to try them! Will let everyone know how they turn out.

WingnutandMe
12-04-2012, 10:44 PM
Hey, in Rainbow's pictures, these look kinda like potato chips! Does anyone cook them with salt and a spicy seasoning instead of cinnamon? Potato chips have always been one of my weaknesses, and I'm looking for some substitutes. I tried the kale chips already...didn't quite do the trick for me.

You need to try Rainbow's squash chips. She lists them with zucchini, but later tried them with yellow squash. Those are even better. Love it with yellow squash.

Look in her cookbook on page 147. Here's a link to the cookbook, https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BwWdTuMO2HWabURKU1JkMkdIMFk

Molly

Fishette
12-04-2012, 11:16 PM
I tried the Jicama but found it very expensive in Saskatchewan. The rutabaga was much more inexpensive to make fries out of.

I also found that it had brown spots on the inside which were not predictable from seeing the outside. Does anyone know how to pick a good one?

I don't know how to pick a good one, but I have bought quite a few and none have had brown spots inside. Perhaps look one that was firm without soft areas.

byugrl
12-05-2012, 02:46 AM
Rainbow

Guess who's making a trip to Whole Foods tomorrow. Omg the pics of the jicama chips were to die for.

BushyTailed
12-05-2012, 11:29 AM
Rainbow!! Love the photos!!

I've just been eating it raw, but definitely trying to fried. I bought several at the grocery store yesterday, so I'll have some today.

Also want to try baking/roasting it in the oven the way Purrfect suggested.

If anything, this diet is sure getting me to improve the way I prepare my vegetables. It's awesome!

BushyTailed
12-05-2012, 11:33 AM
My favorite chips so far on my silicon microwave chip maker thingie, has been jimaca chips! Too bad it takes so dang long or I do it more often.

I want a silicon microwave chip maker thingie!! What brand do you recommend?

evepet
12-05-2012, 01:39 PM
I found it at Whole Foods today. It was not by the root veggies; it was near the bell peppers.

Agreed - I'm only on my second jicama, but it was in the same area as the bell peppers, mushrooms, etc. I actually bought the last one yesterday, so it will be interesting to see if the restock them.

I don't know how to pick a good one, but I have bought quite a few and none have had brown spots inside. Perhaps look one that was firm without soft areas.

Same here - no idea really how to pick a good one - but the couple that I've found have been firm with no brown spots or soft areas.

I've tried jicama now a few different ways, but find I also like it just fine cut into strips and eaten raw. It's crunchy and just slightly sweet, especially with a light sprinkling of cinnamon added. It reminds me of chinese apples.

rainbowsmiles
12-05-2012, 01:54 PM
jicama is also good in stir fries and when soy sauce is added!! tastes kinda like water chestnuts!! here is an older post of mine :) enjoy!!!

so last week i tried the jicama for the first time in my life!!
and while it does have a slight faint apple resemblance...i immediately thought of water chestnuts!!!
so that got me to thinkin....and you know where that always leads me!!

jaja (thats haha in jicama language!!)

VEGGiE STiR FRY with JiCAMA CHESTNUTS!!!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8442/7888870908_f294be2009.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7888870908/)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8304/7888870472_d469744624.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7888870472/)

NO NEED TO PEEL!!! just slice to desired thickness and "cut out" your water chestnuts!!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8318/7888871502_ce55200270.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7888871502/)

you can even make fancy ones!!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8457/7888873600_5c6ab22f60.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7888873600/)

i love making squash chips but i save the crook neck parts for soups or veggie stir fry!!
i find that making stir fry is an easy way to use up leftover bits and bobs of veggies!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8031/7888872694_d8b22d994a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7888872694/)

you can use ANY veggies YOU like!!
i used jicama, green onions, yellow squash, broccoli, red, yellow and orange bell peppers!!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8439/7888869208_c8aede8c21.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7888869208/)

2 beautiful cups of veggies!!!!!


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8314/7888869714_8d21cb546d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7888869714/)

this is what i used....but you can also use EVOO
but that faint taste of toasted coconut really gives the dish
a fantastic taste!! i used 2 tsps coconut oil!!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8162/7888868792_9c73f57c0a.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7888868792/)

first i heated up 3 cloves of diced garlic...but i love garlic!!
so use the amount YOU like!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8456/7888868486_7ec3a493a6.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7888868486/)

then add your veggies, and some salt and pepper!!
saute until desired crispness....i like mine a little firm!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/7888871862_5a43791b74.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7888871862/)

i added 1 TBSP amino acids and some red pepper flakes...
what can i say...
i'M A SPiCE GiRL!!!!
:rofl:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8442/7888870908_f294be2009.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7888870908/)
ENJOY!!!!!!!!!
OH MY....THiS WAS DELiCiOUS!!!!!!

THOSE LiTTLE JiCAMA WATER CHESTNUTS
REALLY ARE TASTY!!!


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8296/7888868068_b8e335bc6b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7888868068/)
WANNABiTE?????

rainbowsmiles
12-05-2012, 01:58 PM
this is one of my very favorite ways to enjoy jicama!!

:flow1: SUNNY CiTRUS JiCAMA RAiNBOW SALAD:flow1:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8171/7972487474_9a805c5467_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972487474/)


OMG.....just let me go on record now and say...
this is one of the
MOST DELiCiOUS SALADS EVER!!!!!!!!!!

a BURST of flavors!!!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8315/7972504718_81f96c9295_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972504718/)

this is a JICAMA!!!
it has a faint apple taste and texture!! crispy!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8169/7972503364_771876403a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972503364/)

peel, slice and julienne!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8303/7972501318_85d89da128_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972501318/)

colored red peppers...these are the mini ones that come in
a large bag

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8461/7972500690_15475b01b0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972500690/)

julienne thin strips

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8320/7972497934_5e09129b9b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972497934/)

red onions slices

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8446/7972499658_7d6bd58bbf_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972499658/)

snow peas

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8171/7972498836_daf2b4d4ba_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972498836/)

all julienned!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8454/7972497188_52071c6e95_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972497188/)

lemon and lime....yummy!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8042/7972496508_03ab18764b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972496508/)

zest your lime and lemon into a bowl

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/7972494564_c8c8e3aeb5_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972494564/)

add your juice!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8319/7972494034_a8093cb317_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972494034/)

here is what i used!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8454/7972492662_73c07051b0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972492662/)

add 1 tsp splenda

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/7972492158_d7ed8266e7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972492158/)

add a dash or two or 15 of hot sauce!! H.O.T. and S.P.I.C.Y. :D

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8450/7972491572_f43faa7517_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972491572/)

add 1 tsp garlic

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8320/7972491194_0175fd21b7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972491194/)

add 1 tsp cilantro or more to taste

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8312/7972490670_5f38dbf3a3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972490670/)

mix well

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8321/7972490064_a570672fa3_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972490064/)

add your olive oil in a small stream and whisk well
while drizzling!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8443/7972489524_5eeed6ae39_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972489524/)

add your salt and pepper!!
I LOVE USING PiNK SALT!!!
iT BRiNGS OUT THE PRiNCESS iN ME!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8437/7972488760_9e68387cab_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972488760/)

gotta add red pepper flakes!!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8322/7972488186_71e54e9581_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972488186/)

pour your dressing over your salad and mix well!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8033/7972486754_f8aa8d2cb7_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972486754/)

JUST LOOK AT ALL THAT DELICIOUS VEGGIE GOODNESS!!!

this salad was
REFRESHING!!!
CRISPY CRUNCHY TANGY CITRUSY!!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8446/7972486206_d8e488b0d4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972486206/)

WANNABiTE??????

Sunny Citrus Jicama Rainbow "Smiles" Salad

Dressing:
Juice and zest from 1 lime and 1/2 lemon
1 tsp splenda
1 tsp Tabasco sauce
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp chopped cilantro
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and pepper
Salad:
1/3 medium jícama, peeled and julienned
3/4 cup colored peppers, cut into julienne strips
a red onion slices
a few snow peas julienned

1. To make the dressing, combine the lime juice, lemon juice, lime and lemon zest, splenda (or stevia or sweetener of your choice, tabasco, garlic, cilantro, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly. Add red pepper flakes if you like...I LOVE!!

2. Add the jicama, colored peppers, red onions and snow peas into a bowl. Add the dressing and toss to combine.

3. You can eat immediately....or cover and marinate in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before serving. Serve the salad chilled or at room temperature.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8171/7972487474_9a805c5467_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972487474/)

because i am doing BOTH IP AND Alternatives...this is how i enjoyed mine!!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8457/7972485788_59ddfc82ed_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56800290@N02/7972485788/)

1 serving dried beef, sunny citrus rainbow salad, 1/4 serving IP Raspberry and Grape Jelly, and 10 Chocolate Soy Puffs...because i love chocolate!!!


ENJOY!!!!!

rofl306
12-05-2012, 02:26 PM
I don't know how to pick a good one, but I have bought quite a few and none have had brown spots inside. Perhaps look one that was firm without soft areas.

I picked the same as for rutabaga, hard with no skin flaws. I cut around the brown spots and probably lost half my jicama. I may try again if the price gets better.