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This is another favorite.. especially by my little boy, he gets to help whenever I make this delicious snack, rolling the glutinuous rice flour into balls :D. Also did you know that sesame seeds have health benefits? That added a plus to this healthy snack.
For the fillings you can put anything you like… the one above is cheese :). I can stare at this ball for hours lol.. making me hungry..
2 cups glutinous rice flour
1 cup rice flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar (white will do, I always prefer the brown sugar)
1/4 cup water (add more if needed)
Oil for frying
Combine the glutinous rice flour and the rice flour. Make a well and add the water. Knead to turn into a dough. Then roll it like a log.
I am doing this with the help of the my 5 year old.. lol. He gets to sprinkle flour on the log rice flour
Cut them into desired pieces, flatten it and add any fillings that you like. My fillings were cheese, strawberry jam and peanut butter.
After putting fillings fold and roll them into balls, then roll the balls in sesame seeds.
Deep fry until golden brown and drain.
Sesame seeds health benefits:
Did you know that sesame seeds has long been widely used in in traditional medicines for their nutritive, preventive, and curative properties. Its oil seeds are sources for phyto-nutrients like omega-6 fatty acids, flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins and dietary fiber with potent anti-cancer.
Sesame seed is considered to be the oldest oilseed crop known, domesticated well over 5000 years ago. Sesame is very drought-tolerant. It has been called a survivor crop, with an ability to grow where most crops fail… more from wiki
A famous soup dish here in the Philippines, Tinolang Manok. This chicken soup when cooked with a generous thin slices of ginger is good for your health especially when one have coughs and colds, or even flu.
Ahhh.. this is one of my favorite, I always try to cooked this during rainy season, and i always make sure there are more than enough ginger slices in the mix, it taste better that way :).
1/2 kilo chicken (chopped to pieces)
1 small green papaya
1/2 or 1 cup chili leaves
2 cups malunggay leaves (optional – this is nutritious though)
ginger thinly sliced
1 medium onion sliced
1 chicken cube (to add more flavor – optional)
salt and pepper to taste
1 piece green chili cut into two (optional)
1. Boil chicken, papaya, onion and ginger in a pot with enough water till tender.
2. Add the chicken cubes, all the leafy ingredients and simmer till malunggay leaves are cooked.
3. Add the green chili, salt and pepper to taste, simmer to at least 1 or 2 minutes or till the chili becomes soft.
4. Serve hot with steamed rice.
If you are wondering what malunggay leaves looks like, here it is…
This dish is one of my favorite. Very simple to do, doesn’t require too much skills :).
1 kilo medium sized Alimasag/Crab (cut in half)
String beans (cut into 1 inch)
1/4 Squash (sliced)
1 medium sized onion (sliced)
1 medium sized ginger (sliced thinly)
Coconut milk (buy large coconut)
Salt, pepper to taste
Chilli powder (optional)
For first juice extract, add half cup water then extract the juice, drain and set aside.
For second juice extract, add one and a half cup water then extract juice, drain and set aside.
Put all ingredients in a large pan.
Add the second juice extract of the coconut milk.
Bring to a boil.
When vegetables are cooked add in the coconut milk also known here as kakang gata (first coconut juice extract).
Season with salt and pepper.
Add chilli powder if you like.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve hot with rice.