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Green Banana Run Down

Like Jim Halpert in The Office, I have no idea what a "run down" really is, but I know the Healthier Steps blog is consistently amazing, so I trusted the recipe would rock, and it did.

Green Banana Run Down

Source: Healthier Steps | Serves: 2 | Time: 30 min

What I changed

  • Adjusted a lot of amounts

  • Used ginger powder instead of fresh

  • Used dried time


4 medium green #bananas

1/2 tbsp coconut oil

1/2 medium onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 green onion, chopped

1/2 tsp ginger powder

1/2 medium #tomato, chopped

1/2 tsp thyme

Dash of allspice

1/4 tsp Penzey's Cajun seasoning

1/4 tsp salt, or to taste

1 cup coconut milk

Dash cayenne pepper


Separate green bananas from the stem and wash bananas. Using a sharp knife cut through or cut off the ends. Make a cut along the side of the banana, cutting only through the skin, not deep into the flesh. 

Remove the skin along the line all the way around the banana. Discard the skin. Repeat until all the banana skins are peeled.

Bring water to boil in a large pot, add the bananas and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer until bananas are tender, about 20 minutes. Drain water and set aside.  


While the bananas are boiling, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add onions and cook until soft, about 2 minutes. Stir in garlic, green onions and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Stir in #tomatoes, ginger, thyme, allspice, Cajun seasoning, coconut milk, cayenne and salt to taste.       

Add green bananas and bring to a simmer. Cover skillet and allow run down to cook until sauce is thick, about 5-8 minutes.

Serve immediately. I served with a side of callaloo as suggested.


What I ate and drank today

7 glasses of water

2 cups of coffee

Leftover jackfruit with an egg on top

Leftover dill pasta

Tonight's recipe


15 minutes strength training

6000+ steps

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