Monday, January 26, 2015

Jax Seal of Approval: Cream Cheese & Guava

My family background is 100% Sicilian descent.
That means lots of meatballs and even more pasta…
My fiancé was born and raised in Cuba.  He proudly became an American about 5 years ago.
That means lots of beans and truck loads of rice…
Mixing both cultures together has turned my kitchen into a fun Italian-Cuban fusion café!

Some of the things he introduced to me I loved and others I didn’t like at all.
I think yucca is one of the yummiest things I’ve ever had and I love me some fried plaintains!
…but flan is something I will never understand.  Bleh…

I thought that I tasted the majority of the different Cuban flavors, until he showed me this.


Cream Cheese & Guava

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Before him, I've never heard of guava.
In fact, I'm still not even sure what it looks like as a whole fruit!

It has a sweet taste but a different consistency than anything I've ever had before.
Smearing some cream cheese on top compliments the fruit so well.
I'm giving cream cheese and guava the Jax seal of approval on the grounds of being so yummy!

Have you ever had or will you try cream cheese and guava?

33 comments:

  1. i hear ya---i do NOT get flan. just give me a cannoli or a macaroon.

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    1. Oh the consistency of flan is awful! Bleh haha

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  2. I've heard of guava but don't really know what it is :) Bananas are the most exotic thing we get here LOL

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    1. You can get it in the can. You should try it because it's sooo yummy!! We like bananas too...haha

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  3. Never even heard of it before, not even sure I can say it lol never heard of flan either, sounds like a good thing.

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    1. LMAO! Don't tell Carlos that because flan is one of his favorite things despite the dirty looks I give it when his step mom puts it on the table. Bleh!!!

      ...and LOL @ not being able to say it. It's pronounced GWA-VAH. You do know how to say cream cheese, though, right?? haha

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    2. lol cream cheese I say away

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  4. So it must be 100% good eats at your house with Pasta & Rice all the time. Yum! I haven't tried that (or thought of it) and to be honest, I'm not sure I'd like it! But then again, I really, honestly like most food items (sadly) so I'm sure I would. Just sounds a bit scary since I've never had anything like it!

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    1. I thought it sounded weird too, but I was pleasantly surprised when I tried it. So yum!

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  5. I worked produce departments for years, I don't think we ever carried fresh guava

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    1. I never saw fresh guava either, but the canned ones tastes the same. Right?!?!

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  6. One of my coworkers got SO sick off flan, and I will never again. I'm with you.
    When I was overseas and also in South America, we ate a ton of guava, and I LOVE it. I've had these empanada like desserts that are filled with guava and they're amazing. With cream cheese, I think that's even better! Yummm.

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    1. That's just one more thing to add to the list of reasons why I don't understand flan!! haha

      I am so jealous that you got to experience South America. Where did you go there? Guava empanada??? Omg, yum!!!!!

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  7. Brandon and Bryan tried to show me how to put links into comments. I'm going to try it out for the first time by attempting to show you what guava looks like.

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    1. Thanks for the insight!! It's much prettier in the can since the inside is pink. Does this mean you've eaten it before?

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    2. I don't think I've eaten it in any for other than as a flavour in food or drink

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  8. I've never had it! Might have to do something about that! yum!

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    1. You should try it! Just make sure you have cream cheese home when you get it. :)

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  9. I've never tried Guava before - but it sounds like a fun combination!!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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    1. You should definitely try it. Or put it out as dessert for dinner guests. They'll be impressed with how your cultured.

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  10. I love guava- and I bet this is yummy!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  11. Yes, I've had guava - I couldn't eat enough of them when I went to Mexico city with the circus. Have you tried guava jelly?

    I'm so impressed you're 100% Silician like Don Corleone. Do you remember the beautiful Silician girl that Michael Corleone married? I was so upset when she got blown up - I much preferred her to Diane Keaton.

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    1. Guava jelly?? No?! I'll get right on that!

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  12. I've never had guava. I rarely even eat cream cheese unless we have a bunch of bagels.

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    1. You rarely eat cream cheese?!?!?!? Oh, I can eat it right out of the tub. Yummy yummy :)

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