Friday, April 27, 2012

Tropical Fruit Shake Recipe

Tropical Fruit Shake Recipe

Again as I travel and live in the Philippines I have been trying to make do with local fruits. Today I will explain how to make a very basic Philippines style Fruit shake.

Fruit Shake Ingredients

  • Fresh fruit like Mango, Papaya or Banana
  • Fresh Milk
  • Chilled Water
  • Ice Cubes

Fruit Shake Directions

The the fruit, clean it and slice it. Place in shake mixer or blender. Take the mild, water and ice and also place in shake bowl ready to mix. Turn on high so the blender will cut through the ice easier. Then after 20 seconds turn on to lower setting and mix for around 2 minutes.
Philippines Fruit Shake
That is it, serve into large glass.
You can experiment by adding things like honey, Milo or chocolate, ginger, coconut, buko juice etc. The options are limitless but less is is usually better ;)

Philippines Salad

Easy to Prepare Philippines Salad Recipe

As I recently came to the Philippines to live I'm now working on new ways to make healthy meals while I live here with the local produce and this Philippines Salad is something I could eat often. When I lived in Cebu city last year it was possible to get nearly any food you can get back in Australia although not always the same quality. Here on the island I live on now it is really difficult to get a lot of the foods I'm used to so I have to make use of a very limited but fresh and mostly organic range of veggies for salads.

I was recently in Cebu city and I ate at one of my favorite restaurants there called the Persian Palace in Ayala. I had a salad there that I really enjoyed and what I particularly liked about it was that the vegetables were cut quite fine so they all blended well.

Unfortunately I don't have any fresh parsley for this Philippines Salad as that salad had and was a highlight but I will make do with what I have and spice it up a little to compensate for the lack of parsley.

Philippines Salad

You can buy all of these ingredients are the local store here where it does stock a few things aimed at the foreigners tastes. Most provinces with a tourist influx will have such a shop.

Philippines Salad Ingredients

  • Carrot
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Spring Onion
  • Red Pepper
  • Dried Basil
  • Peppercorn
  • Cumin Powder
  • Spanish Paprika Power
  • Balsamic White Vinegar
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Philippines Salad Directions

Take all the veggies, wash them and clean the seeds out of the peppers and then cutting the skin of the cucumber.

Make sure your knife is sharp and cut all these veggies into small dices. Make the carrot even smaller that the rest.

Place all these diced veggies into a bowl. Sprinkle olive oil, vinegar,herbs and spices and mix well.

Serve with bread and cheese or similar.