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CAULIFLOWER RICE RECIPE: Keto Rice & Diabetic-Friendly

CAULIFLOWER RICE RECIPE: Keto Rice & Diabetic-Friendly

As a Filipino or Asian who’s heavy on rice eating, going for a healthy diet without the rice is a struggle. I’ve had many attempts to cut down rice, and it was a struggle for me as I always looked for that grain-like texture on […]

Fern Salad (Pako Salad)

Fern Salad (Pako Salad)

I’ve always loved eating ferns (known as pako in the Philippines). Growing up in General Santos City, this type of plant is plentiful and I’m sure in a lot of other provinces in the country too. It grows on the mountain parts and riversides. A word of […]

Green Papaya Salad

Green Papaya Salad


3 cups of shredded green papaya

½ cup shredded carrots

2 string beans

2 small tomatoes (cut into bite sizes)

1 clove of garlic

1 chili (optional)

2 tablespoon fish sauce

½ tablespoon white sugar

2 kalamansi (squeezed)

Chopped roasted cashew nuts or peanuts



Mortar and pestle but if you don’t have a set, improvise with a thick ceramic bowl and drinking glass.



  1. Add the chili, garlic, fish sauce and white sugar in your mortar and pestle/bowl. Grind the ingredients until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Add the green papaya, carrots, string beans and tomatoes by section. Then continuously pound the ingredients until everything is thoroughly mixed. Use a spoon to scoopthe ingredients from time to time.
  3. Once done, topped with the chopped cashew nuts/peanuts.
  4. Serve and enjoy!


(This recipe serves 1 to 2)