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Some of the last land areas on the planet to be settled by humans, the Pacific Islands are comprised of hundreds of islands strewn across thousands of miles of ocean. Courageous island hoppers headed out on open boats, bringing staple foods with them, to settle these remote islands. Island cuisines are often a melding of native, European, Asian, and American traditions. Starchy staples (like taro, yam, and green bananas) comprise the mainstay of most island diets. Fresh fruit is important, too, eaten out of hand or worked into juices. As might be expected, seafood is a major protein for many islanders (often stewed or roasted), although pork is popular, too. Increasingly, Western diets are becoming common on many islands of the Pacific.

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Home Town: Seattle, Washington, USA
Living In: Andersen Afb, Yigo, Guam
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I am married to an Air Force Ssgt. I seperated from the AF two years ago to raise our daugther. She is 14months old. I am a stay at home mother who fills my time with cooking healthy and playing with my family.

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Lemon Iced Tea

Reviewed on Jun. 19, 2014 by Casimira   view full review
So good! I love tea and lemonade, makes such a great combination! Thanks for the recipe!

Beef and Bean Chimichangas

Reviewed on Jun. 17, 2014 by Casimira   view full review
This was sooo good!! My husband loved it and that's always a plus! :-)

Southern BBQ Chicken

Reviewed on Jun. 7, 2014 by Oopsadaisy   view full review
I made this recipe for my daughter's birthday party. It was a huge hit without a piece...

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