Avocado

Avocado

Originally from South America, avocado is a very versatile fruit (yes, it is a fruit) that can be eaten either in desserts or savoury dishes. Avocado is great in salads, salsas, dips and even soups. Different from other Latin American countries, Brazilians usually prefer to use avocado in desserts, such as mousses and ice-creams. In Australia it is available all year round from any supermarket or grocery stores*, please check your own country’s online stores, supermarkets or South American Grocers for Brazilian ingredients.   List of recipes of this website using avocado: Avocado Ice-Cream with Cashew Nut...
Açaí Berry

Açaí Berry

Açaí is the super deep purple berry from the Amazon which grows in a palm tree and it is known all over the world for its nutritional properties. Açaí is often sold as a frozen pulp or, like in Australia, as part of ingredient of long-life smoothies. To make the addictive açaí in a bowl, simply freeze the smoothie in an ice cube tray, process the cubes in the blender until creamy and serve with your favourite granola or cereal, sliced bananas and plain yoghurt. This smoothie is available online and from selected supermarkets*. *Availability in Australia, please check your own country’s online stores, supermarkets or South American Grocers for Brazilian ingredients. List of recipes of this website using açaí: Açaí in a Bowl with Home-Made...
Black Turtle Beans

Black Turtle Beans

One of Brazil’s favourite ingredients which is used in two of our most popular dishes: Rice and Beans and Feijoada Black Turtle Bean and Pork Stew. It is widely used in Brazil in all sorts of dishes including stews, soups, mashes and salads. Available from gourmet shops, selected supermarkets and online*. *Availability in Australia, please check your own country’s online stores, supermarkets or South American Grocers for Brazilian ingredients. Feijoada: Pork and Black Bean Stew  ...
Banana

Banana

Banana is the favourite fruit in Brazil. Along with India, Brazil is the largest producer of bananas and, by far, the largest consumer in the world. Banana is native from Asia, but adapted very well to Brazilian climate and soil making it very cheap and widely available. As a consequence the nutritious banana dishes are our specialty. In Brazil there are hundreds of recipes that include bananas such as cakes, flans, preserves and candies. For breakfast we prepare meals such as banana porridge, mashed bananas with oats and cinnamon or simply roasted bananas that are used as a spread. Raw or crumbed bananas are eaten with fish dishes, beef stews or rice and beans. The banana flour made from green bananas is used to prepare biscuits. From tribute songs, paintings through to being part of Carmen Miranda’s fruit hat, bananas are much more than food in Brazil, they are an integral part of our culture. List of recipes of this website using banana: Acai in a Bowl with Home-Made Granola Upside-Down Banana Cake...
Black-Eyed beans

Black-Eyed beans

Also known as black-eyed peas, this bean is white with a little black spot. It’s the main ingredient of Brazil’s classic Acarajé Fritters. Great in salads, soups and stews. Available from gourmet shops, selected supermarkets and grocery stores*. *Availability in Australia, please check your own country’s online stores, supermarkets or South American Grocers for Brazilian ingredients. Recipes of this website using black-eyed peas: Black-Eyed Pea Fritters...
Brazil Nut

Brazil Nut

A delicious nut with an earthy flavour indigenous to the Amazon Forest. It can be used in either savoury or sweet dishes. Delicious with dark chocolate, cinnamon and cloves, granola and fish. Available from supermarkets.   List of recipes of this website using brazil nuts: Brazil Nut and Apple...