Monday, February 27, 2012

Mango Mouse Cake

Yellow Cake:


  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 tablebspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups apple sauce

  1.  Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter and line with parchment paper cookie pans. Set aside.
  2.  In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3.  Cut up the butter into 1-inch pieces and place them in the large bowl mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment or beaters. Beat for 3 minutes on medium speed until the butter is light and creamy in color. Stop and scrape the bowl. Cream the butter for an additional 60 seconds.
  4. Add the sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating 1 minute after each addition. Scrape the sides of the bowl occasionally. Add the eggs one at a time.
  5.  Reduce the mixer speed. Stir vanilla into the apple sauce. Add the dry ingredients alternately with the apple sauce. Mix just until incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix for 15 seconds longer.
  6.  Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a knife. Lift up the pan with the batter, and let it drop onto the counter top to burst any air bubbles, allowing the batter to settle.
  7. Center the pans onto the lower third of the oven and let bake 10-12 minutes or until the cake is lightly brown on top and comes away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Mango Mouse:

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 -5 large ripe mangoes, peeled, deseeded, and cubed
  • ¾ cup confectioners' sugar , divided
  • teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups whipping cream
1 tbsp lemon juice


8. Warm 1/2 c. water and dissolve unflavored gelatin. Set aside and let it cool. Mango, sugar, vanilla, whipped cream, and lemon juice in to the blender until smooth and pour gelatin mixture until well blended.


9. Using a 3x8" springform pan, measure a round piece of the yellow cake for base. Press lightly to even surface of cake. Pour mango mouse mixture and refrigerate overnight.

Note: Garnish with slices of favorite colorful fruits. Brush slices of fruits with simple syrup to obtain glossy appearance of your garnish. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Eggplant Torta


1 big eggplant
2 eggs
1 tsp shrimp paste
1/3 c oil

  1.  Broil/grill eggplant until soft.
  2.  Let it cool and peel skin off.
  3.  For big eggplant, (+) into four.
  4. 1/4 of eggplant on a plate and press lightly to flatten.
  5.  Beat eggs and shrimp paste in a big bowl and wash eggplant. (soak).
  6. In a medium heat, warm up oil and slowly lineup flat washed eggplant in the pan. Scoop extra egg mixture and pour on top of the eggplant evenly. Turn eggplant when it's light brown.

This recipe can go with rice perfectly. Very good.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Healthy Salad.


1/4 c. fresh frozen lima beans
1/4 c.garbanzo beans
1/4 c. dark kidney beans
1 sm apple
1/4 red pepper (color optional)
1/4 c. corn kernel


olive oil
lemon juice
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper

Cut up apple and pepper into cubes. Drain and rinse beans and boil lima beans until tender. In a big bowl goes all ingredients. 2.In a separate bowl, prepare dressing and pour over ingredients. Mix it up lightly and enjoy.

Recipe is one serving.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mix Veggie Salad


1 small apple
1/4 c. lima beans
5 whole olives
1/4 c. shredded carrot
1/4 c. dark kidney beans


1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp olive oil
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper

Rinse all beans including olive and drained. Cut olive into half, and boil lima beans. Cut up apple into cubes without core. In a bowl, mix your lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.All in ingredients in a big salad bowl, pour dressing, and mix lightly until veggies coated with dressing.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fresh Lumpia

Wrap Ingredients:

4 eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons melted butter


Measure all ingredients in to blender jar; blend for 30 seconds. Scrape down sides. Blend for 15 seconds more. Cover and let sit for 1 hour. (This helps the flour absorb more of the liquids.)
Heat nonstick pan. Lightly grease. Measure about 1/4 cup batter into pan. Tilt pan to spread batter. Once wrap mixture has lots of little bubbles, loosen any edges with spatula. Flip wrap over. This side cooks quickly. Slide wrap from pan to plate.
Filling Ingredients:

1 med. carrot shredded
1/2 lb fresh green beans
1/2 lb napa cabbage
1/2 lb jicama/julienne cut (optional)
1 tbsp chicken soup base 
pinch of salt
pinch of ground pepper
5 cloves garlic (coarsely chopped)
5 tbsp olive oil
5 baby romaine lettuce leaves
Medium heat, oil in to pan. Drop garlic, fry until golden brown, set aside half of garlic for garnish. Stir fry all ingredients until soft but not over cook. Chicken soup base, salt, and ground pepper in to taste.

1 c. water
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp corn starch
2 tbsp olive oil/cooking oil
Medium heat, oil in to pan and corn starch next. Stir until oil and corn starch incorporated, adjust heat to low and brown sugar to mixture. Keep stirring until well mixed, pour water and soy to mixture stirring constantly. Mixture should be light sweet (adjust taste to likeness) and thin in thickness. 
Take a wrap and lay flat to a prep board. Take 1 romaine leaves to wrap, scoop 3 tbsp of filling and place in the middle of wrap over lettuce, fold wrap from bottom of lettuce covering the filling, take both sides overlapping each other. For presentation, place wrap on a plate facing up (follow pic) and pour sauce on top and garnish with browned garlic.
Note: Fresh, light, and something different.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Pasta Salad


box of multicolored rotini pasta
1 cup lg black olives
red, yellow,and orange peppers
1 small package cherry tomato
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of half fresh lemon
pinch of ground pepper
pinch of salt
2 tbsp of parmesan cheese


1. Cook pasta according to box instruction and in to  a big salad bowl.
2. Wash veggies, cut peppers to bite pieces, rinse olives, and combine all ingredients.
3. In a bowl combine lemon juice, salt, pepper, an olive oil. Mix well and add to the ingredients. Toss all ingredients and mix in parmesan cheese to the bowl.

Tofu with Sweet Peppers


1 Whole Firm Tofu
Yellow and Red Pepper
1/2 c. Mozzarella Cheeze
Olive Oil
Sun Dried Pesto
1/4 c. Parmesan Cheese


Drain Tofu and dry with paper towel. 
Cut into 4 even pieces and line up in a foiled cookie sheet.
Season with olive oil and lightly cover with parmesan cheese.
Julienne cut peppers.
Spread pesto to the tofu and assemble peppers on top and mozzarella next.
Drizzle olive oil over and broil low until golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes - check regularly, it can easily get burned.

Note: Good for Appetizer. These pieces are light and healthy. Enjoy!

Fruit Pizza


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough
  • Fruit Garnish:
  • 10-15 strawberries
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 apple
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp sugar
  1. Slice fruits, separate outer part of strawberries and set aside. In a bowl combine lemon juice and sugar.
Cream Base:
  • 1 cream cheese
  • 1/4 c. tbsp granulated sugar
  • strawberries (separated pieces)
  1. In a mixer, combine cream cheese, sugar, and pieces of strawberries until well incorporated. Set aside.


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. 
  2. Place butter and sugar in large bowl of electric stand mixer and beat until light in color. 
  3. Add egg and milk and beat to combine. 
  4. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  5. Press dough to a buttered cookie sheet evenly. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookie is just beginning to turn brown around the edges. Let it cool.
  6. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly in the cookie and arrange fruit slices and lightly brush fruits with lemon juice mixture. 

Note: Lemon juice will prevent discoloration of the fruits. Optional if serve immediately.