Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tapol malagkit rice Champorado

This might seem like weird food to most of you, but champorado is a popular Filipino breakfast (at least its one of my faves). This is basically glutinous rice, made into a porridge. Chocolate powder or tablets is a must to flavor this porridge. But this time I made the dish healthier by using wild glutinous rice called Tapol. I'm so glad this is available in my favorite supermarket.

Champorado is usually served with sugar and milk and eaten with fried dried fish like dilis or tuyo.

Looks weird, huh?

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Strawberry, Papaya and Dalandan fresh fruit shake

Here's another healthy recipe using  only natural ingredients. Remember to consume only on an empty stomach and don't combine with other foods. This will be digested in about 30 mins., and you'll feel energized!

These fruits are locally available and are in season at this time of the year. I buy the strawberries at the U.P. shopping center, priced at P35. to P45. for 250gms. Dalandan and papaya can be bought at any fruit store. Dalandan is about P25. per kilo, and papaya is P30.-P40. per kilo.

Strawberry, Papaya and Dalandan fruit shake
A cup of fresh strawberries, approx. 200gms
A cup of sliced papaya, approx. 200gms
Freshly squeezed juice from 1/2 kilo dalandan
1 cup ice
1 Tablespoon honey and/or natural sugar

To make: just toss everything in the blender and process for a few seconds.
Yield: approx. 1 liter (serves 4)