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Orange Man/Fruit Carving

By on July 28, 2021

For my orange man fruit art, I’m using the best choice of my own Valencia oranges, it is the world’s most famous variety of orange and the best kind when it comes to juicing however juicing comes after my creative fruit art. I’m in the mood to show my personal touch, this is a hands on carving and cutting tricks. If you are happy, you can apply the same mood to your hands.

Oranges with bright orange skin with wonderful scent and sweet flesh is really good. Tangerine can also be used in the same way as oranges. It was fun making something different to attract the kids, these photos will tempt you to try one for your kids.

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Shakes, Smoothies, and Juices

By on July 12, 2021

All fruits are infinitely mixable according to your own likes. It is the simplest thing to make and most refreshing after a hard work. Nowadays, almost all recipes are printed in cookbooks and magazines that serves as a kitchen reference, we all eat and serve the same kind but there’s changes every season, the process of making adding new flavors and variations. What do you think? When the next idea will come from? Unless you’ll try to make and remake to love it first before sharing with others. You don’t need to order shake in the restaurant if you know how to make it yourself and it’s economical, you’ll also feel the good mood knowing you are saving energy and money.  With too many fruits around, you can do more for it.

 I devoted a bit of my abundant free time in making different kinds of shakes, smoothies and juices using fresh fruits in season such as; mangoes, papayas, cantaloupes, strawberries, blueberries, pears, apples, bananas and many more. There are many ways to do it, like the mix together ways. I’ve combined blending the mild sweetness, sour, delightfully sweet and others which includes;  a low calorie shake for diabetics, trendy summer delight for dieters and delightful drinks for weight gainers.

I never break the habit of bringing our favorite fruits on the table no matter if it is a juice, shake or smoothies as long as anything nutritious is made out of fruits.

Few creative props added like fruit slices and mini umbrellas for good presentation.

Some of our healthy drinks is an everyday fruit choice for the family. I will always welcome any family member to make the right choice and suggestion on what kind of fruit to blend for the day. This is how I value our health and handle their cravings.

My everyday habit to make fruit shake for the family. Literally, there are many ways to serve fruits, one favorite of mine is turning fruits into drinks too. It’s not only refreshing but also healthy and nutritious.

There’s no shortage of these fruits, It’s always available in the market and you can even use the leftover fruits in the refrigerator.

Shakes, Smoothies, and Juices that you’ll love

Try one of these and see!

Sweet Papaya Smoothie

Refreshing Watermelon Shake

Apple-Kiwi Berry Shake

Pear and Pineapple Shake

Peach-Mango Shake

Pineapple Juice

Avocado Shake

Guyabano or Soursop Smoothie

Kiwi Shake

Always remember the health benefits of fruit shakes, smoothies and juices. Way to ensure you’ll receive all these vital nutrients that we need to stay healthy, full of energy and fight off diseases. All the goodness on the inside will have a positive effect on the outside. Ok fellas! Stay safe and healthy. Fruit shake and Smoothie recipes coming up next. See you again next posts..

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Fresh Fruits in a Cocktail Glass

By on October 24, 2020

The most relaxed way to entertain your friends is to serve whatever you have. On the spot, you don’t need to rush on what to serve, all you have to do is to check what’s inside the refrigerator and look for something that will boost their energy. It would be a refreshing day to welcome them with nutritious fruits, I’m sure, any kind of fruit is always present and available ready to be served. The good thing about serving fruits? it’s a great source of vitamins, minerals and it only takes minutes to prepare it. Today’s choice is something fresh and nutritious. Not daily routine to serve fruits in cocktail glass, just my home-style way of serving when rush hour calls, I always go for it! There’s no substitute to self-prepared fresh fruits, it requires only 10 to 15 minutes of your time to serve these kind, just a short time preparation without cooking at all.

Heart-shaped Watermelon

Make your table and refrigerator overflow with different kind of fruits. Mixing and matching flavors of fruits, sometimes, you’ll discover which one is ideal for, which one is not. I have tried mixing and matching all flavors of fruits in different ways as well as arranging fruit slices on a bowl, as individual serving, on a platter, in a cocktail glass, salad bowls, cups, boats and many more.

Cutting of fruits must be neatly done, I used a paring knife to cut my fruits, it’s easier to handle and more comfortable with it. Best blend is completely good if the fruits has both the intensity of sweetness and fragrance.

Note : When buying fruits ,make a good selection of family favorites. It must be firm, free of bruises and fresh.

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Home Cooking during Pandemic

By on October 12, 2020

Note: This is the continuation of my blog, ”Home Cooking during Coronavirus Pandemic”

Home cooking during this season offers another marvelous opportunity to cook more and to eat more, it’s a day entirely dedicated to enjoying home-cooked meals. Nowadays, Planning a family meal is easy but challenging to cater to different tastes and oftentimes ended up preparing more than one meal at a different time, which means more time spent in the kitchen.

When it comes to buying, the pandemic has made it harder for everyone to go out, things to consider; which are the best days to go out, and food is less available when needed. Nowadays, there’s a shortage of food supply because of the increase in the number of people cooking, experimenting with food trying out new ingredients while others still learning the basics luckily, we live surrounded by food shops around. When my time is limited and my main concern is to prepare the meal on the table quickly, I have to move quickly fast, I don’t have any helper. All I have to do is to prepare a meal in advance or a day before, using a few shortcuts, I focused not only on time but economic factor is important. I cannot justify the cost of food. I go for least expensive ones.

Life has changed since the pandemic started, most of the time I feel helpless to think that this would be long-term. I’m not alone to imagine what life be like after, I’ve always been very cautious and careful since then, I created house rules to keep us safe and healthy during this pandemic outbreak, everyone involved in cooking and cleaning. I have to be very strict as most mothers do, I’m no exception to that.

Whatever the new normal life would be, everyday cooking continuously consistent. there’s nothing better than home-cooked foods. Somehow, I’m delighted to get the taste of real home, I feel more connected to my family now. I would also say, It’s a joy to cook food for someone you love, agree?

Here are my home tested family meals in the course of the pandemic

At home, I served 2 kinds of recipes and a soup or a salad for starters. I go for foods with essential food nutrients, following a well balanced diet. I cook vegetables every day, wanting my children to follow healthy eating habits. Everyday dishes made special, this is my way to cheer up my family, my way to express my love and caring interaction through food.

My before and after cooking pictures

Before

If I cook, I want the aroma wafted through the house, I tell you, it usually brings family members right away on the table.

After

Here’s one I prepared earlier, it’s a Classic Morcon a dish everyone likes I tend to increase the quantity so I can leave a small portion for another day, have something to hand on last-minute dinner the next day. It’s a pre-prepared meal on a busy weekend, reheating would be easy after all.

Before/After pictures of Mango Float

Cold delights dessert, Mango Float is an icebox cake with layers of fresh ripe mangoes, graham crumbs, condensed milk and of course you can see on hand the Alaska Crema whipped cream. This kind of dessert is very easy to prepare.

Before/After Pictures

Cholesterol Free Pancake with fresh fruits for breakfast. I want to try something different adding fresh fruits for my cholesterol free pancake. Making our own breakfast is good, I know exactly what my family is eating.

Before/After cooking pictures of Garlic Buttered Crabs

We want male crabs with claws larger that contained the white meat but I really believe female crab’s meat is more sweeter especially the orange crab fat called,”aligue”

Before/After pictures of Oysters omelette

My Oysters omelette is great addition on the table and very easy to prepare, it’s a quick meal during busy days. I bought these oysters in SM Supermarket, packed in clear plastic brick and priced accordingly. One thing to watch out when buying oysters at the supermarket is to know which ones are the type intended for cooking. It’s safe to buy oysters there but in the wet market, I usually ask wet market vendors where the oysters come from, it’s a common question. I don’t buy oysters or any shellfish from Cavite waters because I just think they are dirty, the red tide poisoning with oysters from Cavite, it’s deadly. Buying oysters from supermarkets is one way of getting them easy and safe, it must be cooked the day they are purchased.

Easy Beef Nachos our favorite snack.

My homemade Assorted Fruit Shakes and Smoothies

I love surprises! This is something a little special to serve.

Pineapple-Pear Shake

Kiwi-Strawberry Shake

When the kitchen rules, there’s nothing better than home-cooked foods. With all my cooking methods for both modern and traditional, it requires a bit patience to achieve great results, everything to make our home a better place….

Thank you for reading my blog! Stay safe and healthy

Take care and Goodnight fellas!

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Summer Shakes, Juices and Smoothies

By on April 26, 2019

What is summer without cold drinks? Just got a refreshing boost to beat the heat, it’s a fresh fruit harvest to enjoy the quality of luscious fruits for your summer shakes, juices and smoothies. Grab the sweetest and mellow flavor fruits mixed with almost a sour piece and blend it, juice it, smooth it down to make a healthy and energy booster drinks. Even without your favorite tropical fruit, you can substitute any kind of fruit and blend together bringing 2 or more fruits to decide your faves after a hot day would be enough to cool your taste buds.

Mango shake is perfect during hot hour, it’s totally cool and watery moisture makes the best mood.

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