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Mango Sorbet with Kiwi Fruit

26 Jun

You have friends over and little time to make dessert? 

Embellish a store-bought frozen dessert with fresh fruit…   easy peasy.  And if the colors are as striking as these, nobody will even question your culinary skills.


 Mango Sorbet w-Kiwi


1 pint of Häagen Dazs Mango Sorbet
2 kiwi fruit, peeled and diced


  1. Take some pretty glasses or cups
  2. Scoop 2 sorbet balls and garnish with kiwi pieces on top
  3. Wipe the sweat off your face after all this hard work… 🙂

Kiwi Juice

3 Oct

I have often mentioned that I subscribe to the belief that our food should be our nourishment as well as our medicine.  And I know this is a COOKING blog, but our “regularity” is very much a part of cooking and eating, particularly for our well-being.  It is recommended and advisable to “go to the bathroom” as many times as you eat… meaning that if you had breakfast, lunch and dinner, at least you should have gone to the bathroom to eliminate 3 times in one day.  If you are going fewer times than the amount of meals in a day, you’re considered constipated.

A way to help keep your regularity, while ingesting healthy foods, is by drinking laxative fruit juices… juices made from scratch, preferably without any sweeteners and with as little water as possible.  If you have a juicer is even better.  My kitchen is too small, so I do it in a blender, which most of you probably have already at home.

My potion is Kiwi Juice.  Thank God, I do not have regularity issues, but when I want to “clean my digestive system”,  this is the way I do it…





6-8 kiwi fruit, peeled and cut in quarters
About 1 cup of water


Kiwi juice usually scratches your throat so to minimize this, I try to use only seedless pulp for the juice.  If you do not mind the scratchiness, then go ahead and use the pulp whole.

  1. Place the kiwi pulp in the blender…
  2. I do it 2 ways…  if you do not mind the seeds – cut the kiwi in half and squeeze the pulp out into the blender jar.  You’ll be left with only the skin in your hand.  If you want to eliminate the seeds – cut both ends of the kiwi fruit.  Using a serrated vegetable peeler, peel away the skin.  Using now a paring knife, cut the kiwi in half and cut carefully around the seeds, trying to avoid them as much as possible.  Then dump into the blender jar.
  3. Add water and blend well.
  4. Drink it as quickly as possible in one sitting.


Other people I know use apple juice, pear juice or even melon juice…  I also swear by coconut water.  I’ll tell you about it some other time.  But the key here, to use this as a juice therapy is to extract the juice pure and drink it immediately.  This is not the type of juice you water down or keep in the fridge for days.  For it to work, you do it in the moment.

Good luck and I wish you a very regular day… everyday.

Acid Fruit Salad

19 Jan

Fruit salad come in different varieties – those made with what we call “sweet” fruits – like bananas, papayas, mangoes, red apples, etc.  And my favorite, “acid” fruit salads, made with fruits that are more tart, like oranges, kiwi fruit, grapes, strawberries, pineapples, etc.

At work, we planned a breakfast to celebrate a co-worker’s birthday.  I was somewhat surprised thta no one had offered to bring any fresh fruits.  The “pot luck” menu was full of baked goods, greasy foods and not a fruit in sight.  So I offered to bring a fruit salad.  This is one of my favorite combinations…



1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut in small pieces
5 kiwi fruit, peeled and cut in small pieces
2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut in small pieces
1 medium bunch of green or red grapes, cut in half and seeded, if not seedless
2 navel oranges, peeled and supremed
4 red plums, peeled and cut into small pieces
the juice of 1 lemon
honey to taste
  1. Mix in a large bowl the pineapple, kiwi fruit, grapes and plums. 
  2. When you peel and cut the apple, drizzle some of the lemon juice to prevent browning.  Add to salad.
  3. To supreme the oranges, peel all the orange until you reach the flesh.  With a paring knife, cut in between each membrane so you get clean segments of orange without the membrane.  This way it’s easier to eat.  Add to the salad.  Squeeze the membrane over the salad to capture any remaining juice.
  4. Drizzle with some honey to sweeten if the fruits are too tart.  This will also help “juice” the fruits a bit.

This is the best way to start your day… Enjoy!!!

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