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DOMS and Jicama

Sunday, March 02, 2014

I woke this morning sore as heck from yesterday's workout and rollerskating. DOMS fully set in, so I started my day with a 30 minute bike ride. It didn't help much. So, my daughter and I went grocery shopping. It wasn't until we were finished and leaving the store that my legs started to limber up a bit.

I bought and tried my first Jicama today. It's an odd little tuber, similar to a turnip, but has a slightly sweet flavor. I didn't fall in love with it immediately. It's definitely no substitute for an apple because it still has an earthy aftertaste, being a root vegetable. But I think it will make a good crunchy topping on a salad.
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    My favorite jicama presentation is a Mexican salad. It's thinly shaved jicama tossed with a little cilantro, then topped with a light grapefruit vinaigrette and a handful of pepitas (pumpkin seeds).
    1452 days ago
    I've seen jicama in the produce section, but never bought one. Interesting comments to try it with lime. May have to try that. Always looking for a way to add crunch to my lunch!

    How are your legs feeling today? I'm proud of you for getting right back at it yesterday!

    1452 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/3/2014 4:38:26 PM
    I've never heard of jicama, I'll have to look for it.
    1452 days ago
    I never even heard jicama. I'll have to give it a try. Keep up the good work.
    1452 days ago
  • JMOUSE99
    I love jicama! Found some beautiful ones on the weekend. I just slice it into sticks and take it to work with me. It's also very good with lime juice squeezed on it. I've never though it tasted the least bit like broccoli though!
    1453 days ago
    Cut it into sticks and use it as you would other veggies with hummus or a dip. Also good grated on top of a salad.
    1453 days ago
    Sad. I was thinking of using it instead of apples. Boo!
    1453 days ago
    I finally acquired a taste for it. Took a while though.
    1453 days ago
    my kids love it with lime!!!
    1453 days ago
    I'm not a big fan of jicama. To me, it tastes a bit like broccoli.
    1453 days ago
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