Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Freshest Fresh Buko!

Some fresh buko stalls/stores out there are selling coconut juice and meat that aren't the freshest possible. Some have bottled the juice and chilled them to last a few days. Then they add a few strips of meat that was already prepared in advance. Buy coconut in its original form and you're sure its fresh! Its the cheapest this way, and you're assured of the best nutrients and cleanest product from the best source - nature!

fresh buko

A few years ago, I posted about coconuts here. The coconuts used to be P25. each (in the city), now its P35. each. But its still much cheaper than buying it in commercial stalls or ordering it from restaurants.
I buy coconut at a neighborhood street vendor, he already knows that I want the young coconut, with the outer shell chopped, but with the meat and juice still intact. I take it home and chop it open myself, to make sure its perfectly clean.
Each coconut is good for two servings.

fresh coconut for health

Monday, February 15, 2016

I heart cardamom pods!

I have just discovered cardamom pods as a spice, and for aromatherapy. The smell of it really makes me smile :)

Mimi's kitchen
Cardamom pods

Tesco grocery items at SM Hypermart!

I usually get excited at seeing new international products at the supermarket...mostly because I am looking for healthy ingredients and treats to add to my favorites. I am glad that SM now has some products from Tesco, UK. I was delighted to see among the spices there, cardamom pods! I have been seeing it in recipes, but don't know what it is so I decided to try. When I opened the bottle and took a sniff, it was a heavenly scent! Then I tried using it in soups and fried rice, it added a very nice citrusy and minty taste.

I will be posting some more products as I try them. :)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Healthy no-fuss breakfast

When I'm lazy to make anything else, and I want to make sure I have a nutritious breakfast...this is what I usually prepare:


Half an orange, and half a mango, sliced
A cup of herbal tea
A cup of quick-cooked oatmeal flavored with cocoa and topped with crushed nuts Quick and yummy!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Eating Jackfruit seeds...

I guess it isn't as common here as it is in Thai or Indian food, to include jackfruit seeds in some dishes...
I prefer eating the boiled seeds on its own.

Last week we had one ripe jackfruit from our tree...it is not so big like what I usually see for sale. I wasn't able to tell our helper to save the seeds, so she threw it away :(

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

Sounds like an exotic dish...this is really simple to make. Its 2 hrs before lunch, and I'm quite hungry, so I thought a chunky soup would be just right...
I had leftover steamed black rice, which I didn't really like as substitute for white rice for lunch or dinner, since it was quite dense and heavy on the stomach. So its a good idea to cook it again in a soup. I saw a recipe before using wild rice in a mushroom soup...this is what I came up with.
The fresh shitake mushroom is sometimes expensive, but this time I bought it at S&R, it really doesn't cost much per piece. I only used one big shitake, since I'm making only 1 serving of soup.
I also love spinach and its cheap this time of the year. One pack goes a long way...

Mimi's Good Food

So yummy and filling!