Cassava Leaf Stew

Cassava Leaf Stew
Cassava, also known as yuca, is and incredibly versatile root vegetable. It can be boiled, baked, steamed, grilled, fried, or mashed. Our recipe starts by griding the cassava roots protein-rich leaves. Next, we slow simmer them with organic palm oil, hormone-free chicken, peppers, and spices until it simmers down perfectly into our family’s favorite stew and served over rice.

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