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Eggplant Omelette Filipino Tortang Talong

Recipe

Ingredients

for frying: extra virgin olive oil or butter

1 chinese eggplant

1 egg

1/4 tsp salt

chopped parsley

Directions

  1. Grill eggplant on all sides until the inside is soft.
  2. Slice eggplant once vertically. Transfer to a large shallow dish. Open the eggplant and mash insides with a fork. See NOTE below
  3. Crack an egg on top of eggplant.
  4. Mix egg and eggplant insides.
  5. Slide the eggplant mixture into a preheated and oiled pan. Season with salt.
  6. Cover pan but not completely. Cook until egg is cooked (~3 mins).
  7. Flip eggplant omelette and garnish with parsley.

NOTE: You can keep the skin on or remove it.

Add more oil when the eggplant omelette sticks to the pan (if not using a non-stick pan).

Eggplant omelette is perfect with chopped tomatoes and brown rice on the side.

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Filipino Cauliflower Rice

Recipe

Skipping rice? Try this healthy cauliflower rice substitute! The crispy garlic, onions, soy sauce, and calamansi tastes deliciously Filipino. Enjoy this dish with vegetables and chicken.

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 12 mins Total Time 22 mins Course Side Dish Cuisine Filipino Servings 2

Equipment

  • skillet
  • optional: blender or food processor

Ingredients  

  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 onion medium size or 1 shallot
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 cups cauliflower (minced) or 1/2 a cauliflower head
  • 1 handful of chives cut diagonally
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp calamansi juice or lemon juice

Instructions 

  • Heat skillet on medium high heat and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook until browned. After, add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Next, add the cauliflower and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally then add the chives.
  • In a small bowl, mix soy sauce and calamansi (or lemon) juice. Next, add half the mixture into skillet and mix evenly*. Cook for 2 more minutes.

Notes

Wash and thoroughly dry cauliflower before cooking for best results. *Put the remaining half in a small bowl when serving rice. I minced the garlic by hand using a knife. You can use a food processor to mince the cauliflower.  Optional ingredients: chicken, carrots, celery, crushed red pepper, egg, etc.

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Try this simple and healthy recipe if you are skipping rice. Cauliflower is so versatile that you can use it as a rice substitute. The browned garlic, soy sauce, and calamansi juice make this recipe utterly Filipino!

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Healthy Cauliflower Rice Filipino Style!

Ingredients for Healthy Cauliflower Rice Filipino Style!

  • garlic – cook until browned and crispy for maximum flavor.
  • onion – use a 1:4 ratio of onion to cauliflower
  • olive oil – use extra virgin because it is heart healthy.
  • cauliflower – mince cauliflower with a knife for a homemade style, as the pieces will be irregular. You can use a blender or food processor to save time.
  • chives – adds color and flavor to your rice
  • soy sauce – browns your rice and also adds flavor
  • calamansi juice – you can use lemon juice as well. Calamansi and soy sauce is a classic Filipino combination.

How to Use Healthy Cauliflower Rice Filipino Style Recipe

I haven’t tried these but you can add scrambled eggs or use it in a vegetable chicken stir-fry.

Breakfast: Crack open an egg and scramble while cooking cauliflower rice.

Lunch: Add chicken, carrots, celery, and mushrooms for a healthy stir fry.

Healthy Cauliflower Rice Filipino Style!

Skipping rice? Try this healthy cauliflower rice substitute! The crispy garlic, onions, soy sauce, and calamansi tastes deliciously Filipino. Enjoy this dish with vegetables and chicken.

  • skillet
  • optional: blender or food processor
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 onion (medium size or 1 shallot)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 2 cups cauliflower (minced) (or 1/2 a cauliflower head)
  • 1 handful of chives (cut diagonally)
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp calamansi juice (or lemon juice)
  1. Heat skillet on medium high heat and add oil. When the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook until browned. After, add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Next, add the cauliflower and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally then add the chives.

  3. In a small bowl, mix soy sauce and calamansi (or lemon) juice. Next, add half the mixture into skillet and mix evenly*. Cook for 2 more minutes.

Wash and thoroughly dry cauliflower before cooking for best results.

*Put the remaining half in a small bowl when serving rice.

I minced the garlic by hand using a knife. You can use a food processor to mince the cauliflower. 

Optional ingredients: chicken, carrots, celery, crushed red pepper, egg, etc.

Side Dish
Filipino
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Apple Cucumber Juice

Drink apple and cucumbers first thing in the morning. This juice detoxifies and hydrates your body. Add ginger, celery, spinach, kale, cilantro, lemon or other ingredients to this classic green juice.

Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins Course Breakfast, Drinks, Juice Servings 1

Equipment

  • juicer

Ingredients  

  • 1 apple medium sized
  • 3 cucumbers medium sized

Instructions 

  • Put the sliced cucumbers in juicer. Then, add the apple slices.
  • Optional: Add more ingredients if you wish like a squeeze of lemon juice, a thumb-sized slice of ginger, cilantro, parsley, spinach, or celery etc.
  • Pour juice into a glass and serve immediately.

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You will love the sweetness of the apple paired with the fresh taste of cucumbers.

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Add lemons or ginger to give it some zing or juice it with spinach, kale, or celery.

Apple Cucumber Detox Breakfast Juice

Drink apple and cucumbers first thing in the morning. This juice detoxifies and hydrates your body. Add ginger, celery, spinach, kale, cilantro, lemon or other ingredients to this classic green juice.

  • juicer
  • 1 apple (medium sized)
  • 3 cucumbers (medium sized)
  1. Put the sliced cucumbers in juicer. Then, add the apple slices.

  2. Optional: Add more ingredients if you wish like a squeeze of lemon juice, a thumb-sized slice of ginger, cilantro, parsley, spinach, or celery etc.

  3. Pour juice into a glass and serve immediately.

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Blueberry Banana Muffin Breakfast Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup almond milk
1 ripe banana
1/3 cup blueberry
3 tbsp rolled oats
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp almond butter

Directions

Place all ingredients inside a blender. Blend ingredients until smooth.

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Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Recipe

Blueberries are packed with antioxidants to potentially prevent against cancer.*

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 1 min Course Breakfast, Drinks Servings 1, Calories 401 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup Sweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Banana
  • 1/3 cup Blueberries
  • 3 tbsp Oats
  • 1 tbsp Flax Meal
  • 1 scoop Pea Protein Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions 

  • Put all ingredients inside the blender. Blend ingredients for 1 minute or until smooth.

Notes

*source

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

The best blueberry smoothie breakfast for busy mornings! This smoothie is filled with oats, almond milk, protein, and blueberries! Did you know blueberries are packed with antioxidants to potentially prevent against cancer*? Even more, the oats in this smoothie will keep you full all morning!

  • Blender
  • 1 cup Sweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 Banana
  • 1/3 cup Blueberries
  • 3 tbsp Oats
  • 1 tbsp Flax Meal
  • 1 scoop Pea Protein Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  1. Put all ingredients inside the blender. Blend ingredients for 1 minute or until smooth.

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