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LeAnne Campbell has a PhD in Education and over 30 years of experience designing and directing education initiatives, specifically leadership programs, professional development workshops, conferences and curriculum development workshops. She currently lives in the mountains of La Cumbre, Dominican Republic and is the president and founder of Global Roots which is located within the SOMOS Education Center.

5 Ways to Cook and Prepare Ripe Plantains

5 Ways to Cook and Prepare Ripe Plantains

Plantains can be consumed green, yellow or black; ripe or unripe; cooked or uncooked; baked, fried, steamed, boiled or grilled. But how do you prepare them? Here are five of my favorite dishes using ripe plantains.


Tips and Recipes for Growing and Eating Kale

Tips and Recipes for Growing and Eating Kale

Since around 2012 kale has been increasing in popularity amongst consumers. Kale yeah! Now you can learn how to plant, grow, harvest, and cook your very own kale.


Peanut Collard Greens

Peanut Collard Greens

I first had a peanutty dish similar to this when my sons treated me to dinner at an African restaurant. What makes this recipe so good is that I serve it on top of Plátanos Maduros.


Plátanos Maduros – Sweet Baked Plantains

Plátanos Maduros – Sweet Baked Plantains

One of the most common foods in tropical climates, the plantain is incredibly versatile and relatively simple to prepare. Larger than bananas, plantains can be consumed whether they are green or yellow and can be found in most grocery stores.


Sweet Potato and Kale Sauté

Sweet Potato and Kale Sauté

What I’ve learned about cooked kale is that you need to make the perfect sauce. In this recipe, I’ve used a lemon mustard sauce and then added a touch of sweetness from diced sweet potatoes.


Hearty Kale Salad

Hearty Kale Salad

Hearty kale makes a delicious green salad and is packed with beta-carotene and nutrient-rich antioxidants.


Simple Kale Salad

Simple Kale Salad

There are so many wonderful kale salad recipes, but what I like about this recipe is that it’s super easy.


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