Foodie Quest: Week 3

Because Pinoys are foodies – and we hope our kids will be, too! 😉

Discoveries of the Week:

1) Coconut aminos  – Finally tried it! The Paleo alternative to soy sauce – sweeter and less salty, with no coconut taste at all. Easily accepted by kids.

2) Avocado in “smoothies”, mango in milkshakes – I generally don’t like sneaking in disguised food but just had to try for health’s sake. Kids noticed anyway and still loved both!

3) Foraging – We went on a hike and came home with edible plants. Talk about real food!

4) Spiral slicer – I wished for a mandoline slicer for Mothers’ Day and got this instead. Happy mom indeed! 😉DSC_0940crop-22BB - CopyPR

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Foodie Quest: Week 2

Because Pinoys are foodies – and we hope our kids will be, too! 😉

Our Discoveries of the Week:

1) Bacon grease – I’ve been cooking bacon in the microwave for convenience – quicker and didn’t leave a panful of grease to dispose of. But cooking in the pan precisely left us quite a bit of yummy bacon grease for Paleo cooking of eggs, etc. Yum!

2) Almond milk – Our kids don’t like almond milk – yet – but drank it up in their favorite berry shake. Yey!

3) No-mix pork sinigang – Using lemon for the first time instead of the usual sinigang mix resulted in the same yummy comfort food – our kids didn’t even notice!

4) The perfect Pavlova – finally! 🙂 

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All Things Coconut

Often on our childhood road trips back home, we would stop for a snack – but not at your typical rest stops, for there were none back then.

As we traveled further away from the city, fruit stalls would start appearing by the side of the road. Sometimes, there weren’t even stalls – just people with baskets of freshly-picked fruit like mangoes or lanzones.
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