Tagged with Coconut

C Coconut Water

C Coconut Water


The celebrities’ favourite health drink makes a splash in New Zealand. C the benefits for yourself… C Coconut Water, Australasia’s first 100% pure organic coconut water, has arrived in New Zealand. Thisincredible super-drink delivers extraordinary health benefits and tastes like you’re drinking straight from the coconut. Forget artificial sports drinks, creamy smoothies and sugary fruit … Continue reading

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Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian Fish Stew)

Moqueca de Peixe (Brazilian Fish Stew)


Moqueca is a traditional Brazilian seafood stew which has been a part of Brazil’s cuisine for around 3 centuries. It basically a mixture of fish, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and herbs such as cilantro where it is cooked slowly and without water included. The dish originated in the Northeastern state of Brazil called Bahia then it … Continue reading

Filipino Style Coconut Macaroons

Filipino Style Coconut Macaroons


Macaroon is a generic word to define any light and baked confection usually presented as small cakes or meringue-like cookies. There are many variations of this small dessert from coconuts to almonds and meringues. The word macaroon came from the Italian word maccarone or maccherone which is derived from the word ammaccare, meaning beat or … Continue reading

Binagoongang Ampalaya sa Gata

Binagoongang Ampalaya sa Gata


Several weeks ago a colleague of mine gave me some bitter gourd and I was so happy as these costs like gold in here, just a measly 2 pieces of this would cost you around NZ$15 for a fresh one and it goes lower to NZ$8.00 if no one buys it for a week. It … Continue reading

Salad Drink

Salad Drink


I guess most of us associate salad with something green, healthy and leafy well it’s a different case in the Philippines as salad there is commonly associated with something sweet and fruity. When someone talks about salad in the Philippines by default it is pertaining to something sweet like a fruit salad or buko salad and … Continue reading

Bukayo

Bukayo


Bukayo is a sweet Filipino dessert / snack that originated from Lingayen, it is made by simmering coconut strips in a mixture of coconut water and sugar until liquid is heavily reduced, mixture is then formed into balls or flat circles and left to harden to a chewy consistency. I have to warn you this … Continue reading

Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars


One of my closest friend is a Canadian and every time we talk about food I always ask him if there are any Canadian specialty that I can make, it’s quite hard for him to choose might be because Canada is like New Zealand where we don’t have intricate traditional dishes like what if found … Continue reading

Espasol

Espasol


Espasol are cylindrical rice cakes that originated in the Philippine province of Laguna. Popularly sold on major thoroughfares, bus stops and specialty shops in Laguna, this rice cake is made out of toasted rice flour and coconut strips cooked in coconut milk then dusted with toasted rice flour. Its relatively easy to make, nothing to … Continue reading

Buko Salad

Buko Salad


During the last four days we made different versions side and table salads and to end this series there’s nothing better than ending it with a dessert salad, the Buko Salad. Buko Salad is the Filipino variation of the fruit salad, it is usually made out of mixed fruits, nata de coco, kaong (sugar palm), … Continue reading

Adobong Manok sa Gata

Adobong Manok sa Gata


Adobo is a term to define food items in the Philippines where meat or vegetables are stewed in a mixture of vinegar, soy sauce, spices and lots of garlic. Several dishes are cooked in this manner like the Pork Adobo, Chicken Adobo, Adobong Sitaw and Adobong Kangkong  to name some. Most of the ingredients and techniques … Continue reading

Nilupak

Nilupak


Nilupak is a snack dish in the Philippines made out of either mashed cassava, sweet potatoes or cardaba bananas wrapped in banana lead and served with margarine. I remember my grandmother used to make these when I was a child and I totally forgotten about this snack until recently I saw one served in a … Continue reading

Kalamay

Kalamay


Kalamay or Calamay is a sticky sweet snack/dessert delicacy popular in the Philippines. It is made out of glutinous rice flour, coconut milk and sugar usually palm or brown sugar.  There are many types of kalamay and can be divided into two categories, one is the runny variant where it is used as a part … Continue reading

Pichi Pichi

Pichi Pichi


Pichi Pichi is a dessert made out of grated cassava and sugar coated with grated coconut, this gelatinous treat is a real simple recipe for a rice cake it contains few ingredients, preparation is next to nothing and you don’t even need an oven as this is cooked in a steamer. I remember when I … Continue reading

Buko Pie

Buko Pie


Buko pie is a Filipino type of pie made out of semi flaky pastry filled with custard made out of young coconut meat and condensed milk.  A popular dish in Laguna province located South of Manila, Philippines where it can be seen everywhere from street side stalls to walking vendors.  There are two famous brands … Continue reading

Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Biscuits


Its Anzac Day today a national day in Australia and New Zealand commemorated every 25th of April in remembrance and honour of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in the Ottoman Empire during World War I.  In this remembrance we will be making some Anzac biscuits a dish that … Continue reading