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Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Tamarillo Or Tree Tomato

You can eat this healthy, exotic and tropical South African native fruit in salads, juices, stews, roasted, in bread, or simply, cut them in half and eat them fresh. Your choice. But I guarantee you that you will love this fruit any way you decide to eat it.

Red Tamarillo Salad With Basil

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It is South American native but you can grow it in your back yard from seed or a small plant bought in a nursery in your area.

Tamarillo Juice…Yummy!

It is a small-growing shrub or semi-woody tree reaching heights between 10-18 feet (3-5.5 mts.).

Tamarillo trees bloom in early spring, producing fragrant pink flowers. These blooms will eventually give way to small, oval or egg-shaped fruit, reminiscent of plum tomatoes—hence the tomato tree’s name.

Tamarillo Sesame Pork With Ginger

Tamarillo Loaf Cake

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Baked Tamarillo With Maple Syrup And CrĂšme Fraiche

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Exotic Tropical Food Recipe For You To Enjoy: Thai Curry Vegetable Soup

Healthy Exotic Food to satisfy the most demanding palate!

INGREDIENTS

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  1. 1 bunch Baby bok choy
  2. 1 Handful Cilantro, fresh
  3. 2 cloves Garlic
  4. 1 tbsp Ginger, fresh
  5. 1 Lime
  6. 1/2 Red onion
  7. 1 Sweet potato (about 1 lb.), small 

CANNED GOODS

Vermicelli

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  • 1 13 oz can Coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 4 cups Vegetable or chicken broth 
  • 1/2 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 Sriracha
  • 3 1/2 oz Rice vermicelli noodles
  • 1/2 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Neutral cooking oil 

INSTRUCTIONS

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  • Prepare the vegetables for the soup and garnishes first, so they’re ready to go when needed. Mince the garlic and grate the ginger using a small-holed cheese grater. Peel and dice the sweet potato into one-inch cubes. Wash the bok choy well, then chop into one-inch strips, separating the fibrous stalks from the delicate green ends. Thinly slice the red onion and roughly chop the cilantro.
  • Add the cooking oil to a large soup pot along with the minced garlic, grated ginger, and Thai red curry paste. SautĂ© the garlic, ginger, and curry paste over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the diced sweet potato and chopped bok choy stalks to the pot (save the leafy green ends for later) along with the chicken or vegetable broth. Bring the pot to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  • While the soup is simmering, bring a small pot of water to a boil for the vermicelli. Once boiling, add the vermicelli and boil for 2-3 minutes, or just until tender. Drain the rice noodles in a colander and set aside.
  • Once the sweet potatoes are tender, add the coconut milk, fish sauce, and brown sugar to the soup. Stir, taste, and adjust the fish sauce or brown sugar if needed. Finally, add the bok choy greens and let them wilt in the hot soup.
  • To serve, divide the rice vermicelli among four bowls. Ladle the soup and vegetables over the noodles, then top with red onion, cilantro, a wedge or two of lime, and a drizzle of sriracha.
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Friday Food: 6 Great Dessert Ideas to Sweeten Your Fabulous Weekend

When health is a top concern — whether it is because you’re dieting or simply living a healthy lifestyle — a dessert can seem off-limits. But they don’t have to be! There are several ways to satisfy a sweet tooth without jeopardizing your health goals.

Cantaloupe and Greek Yogurt Tart with Mint

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Greek Yogurt Raspberry Chocolate Mousse For Two

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Funfetti Mug Cake 

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Tart Cherry Frozen Yogurt

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Greek Yogurt Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting

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Crepes with Greek Yogurt Cream

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Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Chayote

CHAYOTE BRITISH AND AMERICAN PRONONCIATION: CLICK HERE

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Chayote belongs to the same family as squash, melons and cucumbers and the plant is native to Mexico, where it grows abundantly. The fruit can be eaten raw and is used in salads, although most of the time it is cooked in soups or stews. Any way you eat it, you will love it.

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One chayote gourd offers vitamin C (10.2 milligrams), vitamin E (.2 milligrams), vitamin K (5.4 micrograms), and vitamin B6 (.1 milligrams). It is also a great source of niacin (.6 milligrams), folate (123 micrograms), and choline (12.1 milligrams).

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Chayote is also mineral and fiber-rich, providing calcium (22.4 milligrams), iron (.4 milligrams), magnesium (15.8 milligrams), phosphorous (23.8 milligrams), potassium (165 milligrams), and sodium (2.6 milligrams), as well as trace amounts of zinc, copper, manganese, and selenium.

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Exotic Tropical Delicious Salad Recipe To Make You Happy And Eat Healthy!

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REFRESHING SALAD RECIPE

(with pineapple, cucumber and charbroiled chicken)

INGREDIENTS

Refreshing pineapples!

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1/3 cup (80ml) pineapple juice
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
500g Chicken Thigh Fillets, chopped
1 small pineapple, peeled, thinly sliced crossways
200g pkt 4 Leaf Salad
250g cherry tomatoes, halved
1 carrot, peeled, cut into long matchsticks
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 Cucumber, halved lengthways, thinly sliced

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METHOD

1. Combine the pineapple juice, sugar and soy sauce in a large bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Set aside for 10 mins to develop the flavours. Thread the chicken pieces onto 4 metal skewers. Reserve the marinade.

2. Heat a barbecue grill or char grill on medium-high. Cook the chicken skewers for 3-4 mins each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil. Set aside for 5 mins to rest.

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3. Meanwhile, cook pineapple on grill for 2 mins each side or until lightly charred.

4. While the pineapple is cooking, place the reserved marinade in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat. Cook for 3 mins or until mixture thickens slightly. Set aside to cool.

5. Arrange salad leaves, tomato, carrot, onion, cucumber, pineapple and chicken skewers on a large serving plate. Pour over marinade in the pan. Season.

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Exotic Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Cherimoya

Cherimoya Plant

To know the flavor of cherimoya is to love it – almost to the point of obsession.

THIS IS MY CHERIMOYA TREE!

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Cherimoya is the favorite fruit of many because of the unique, creamy and custardy texture of its flesh and how it tastes.

EAT CHERIMOYA DIRECTLY FROM ITS PULP: CUT IT AND EAT IT!

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Strawberry Cherimoya Smoothie

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The flavor will bring to mind a mildly tropical, pastry creme taste of banana, papaya, pear, pineapple and coconut.

Cherimoya a la creme with a combo of berries…So delicious!

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Tropical Fruit Of The Week: Mango

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I have only 2 mango trees in my orchard. They give me enough fruit for me and my family. So much that we cannot finish it all. So what I do to preserve it and eat it until next year is the following:

I dehydrate them

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Make delicious popsicles with my mangoes and yogurt——>Freeze them!

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Make mango puree and freeze it for later use!

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I can it!

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The rest of the mango not eaten or preserved, my chickens have a feast on it!

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What a delicious and exotic tropical fruit mango is!

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Did You Have Dinner Ready Yet? Cook this Fast Easy Delicious Healthy Recipe!

SALMON TACOS WITH PAPRIKA

Cook this healthy Tacos for Dinner: Delicious, crunchy, wholesome, with a hint of spicy goodness.

A little bit of feta to top it off and we have ourselves a super easy, quick, and healthy meal with these healthy salmon tacos!


Ingredients

2 salmon fillets

1/4 tsp crushed garlic

1/4 tsp oregano

1/4 tsp paprika

1/8 tsp cayenne

1 tsp black pepper

1/8 tsp sea salt

4 corn tortillas

1 cup shredded red cabbage

1/4 cup corn, canned1 Tbsp cilantro – 

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Mix the garlic, oregano, cayenne, paprika, pepper, and salt together.
Place the salmon filets on an oiled baking sheet.

Brush the seasoning mix over the filets and bake for about 30 minutes (or until fully cooked and flaky).

While the salmon is cooking, heat up the tortillas on a pan or in the microwave (to desired amount).

Add sliced salmon to each tortilla when ready.

Top each salmon placed in the tortilla with shredded red cabbage, corn, and cilantro.