Why wait till Mother’s Day? I have two indulgent things for you. First, a recipe for a Mango-Strawberry Pie to enjoy as a reward after you work out. Or make this for another mother, perhaps a friend who works hard and doesn’t have time to think of herself. Besides, it’s mango season, so now is a good time to make this pie out of these sweet, succulent tropical fruits abundant in the market.
The second best thing I have for you is my new “COLOR and COOK Food Coloring Book”. These are over 20 Asian-Filipino food illustrations which I originally created, hand drawn just for you, my readers. The Filipino food art was inspired by my blog recipes and forthcoming cookbook.
When you or any friend you know want to relax, unwind and mindlessly color then this is for you. I worked hard to make sure this adult coloring book got printed in time for you to enjoy or give as a gift for Mother’s Day. I had fun drawing these illustrations so I would like to share that same joy with you with this culinary coloring book.
There’s been a lot of hype about how adult coloring books are good therapy for relaxation and reducing stress. Folks everywhere are even having coloring book parties and forming coloring book clubs. If you buy an adult coloring book nowadays you will find many detailed intricate lines to color. Popular themes are florals, animals, geometric designs, mandalas – all appealing to different tastes and preferences.
In my culinary coloring book, I chose to highlight my own Filipino culture and cuisine. I created over 20 hand drawings of popular Filipino dishes and ingredients. I included a list of ingredients on most of my original drawings plus the name of each dish. You will be inspired to color within the detailed designs. I hope you will also be inspired to cook the Filipino food from recipes of this blog. And as a final finish, feel free to tear the sheets and share the fully colored drawing as a greeting card for mom, for family and friends. You can even frame the Filipino art if you fancy.
So, today, if only for a few minutes, allow yourself to be possessed by some “me time”. Have a slice of pie, pour a cup of tea, lounge on the couch and mindlessly color some of my Filipino food art. When you’re done coloring, you can tear out the sheet, scribble a note on the blank back page (I created a nice border for you to color, too) give it as a greeting card or frame it for a friend or yourself. Feel yourself becoming inspired and rested.
Find one simple thing you can do to make yourself feel good, not just for Mother’s Day or holidays, but every chance you get. No need to feel guilty about it. You’ll be amazed at how finding happiness for yourself can be infectious. Your own well-being will radiate like the rays of sunshine and touch those around you with the same magic.
My culinary coloring book “COLOR and COOK Food Coloring Book” by Elizabeth Ann Quirino can be purchased on Blurb.com and on Amazon.com. Click here to buy my culinary coloring book of Asian-Filipino food.
- Pie Plate- 9 inches
- 1 2-layer pie crust see past blog post (recipe link in procedure); or use store-bought
- 1 whole large egg for egg wash
- 1 Tablespoon milk for egg wash
- 1/8 cup water for egg wash
- 4 large fresh, ripe mangoes (Ataulfo variety) sliced, scooped into balls
- 2 cups fresh strawberries washed, hulled, sliced in halves
- 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 4 Tablespoons chilled unsalted butter cut into cubes
- for serving: vanilla ice cream
- On a floured surface, roll out the chilled dough with a rolling pin. Roll out dough between two pieces of parchment or wax paper.
- Place the pie crust on a 9-inch pie plate. Trim the sides and press firmly against the rim. Pierce the pie crust with a fork on two sides. Bake at a pre-heated oven of 375 F degrees for 20 minutes till slightly brown.
- While the bottom pie crust is pre-baking, prepare the fruit filling. Slice the mangoes and discard the pit. Using a baller, scoop round mango shapes. Set aside, covered in the refrigerator.
- Wash, hull and slice strawberries in halves. Set aside.
- When bottom pie crust is done, take out of the oven. Fill the pie with the mangoes and strawberries. Sprinkle the cornstarch, lemon juice and sugar. Mix gently taking care not to get fruits mushy.
- Separately, roll out the second pie crust layer on the counter. Cover the entire pie filling with the top crust. Seal the edges with egg wash mixture of egg, milk and water by pressing firmly with your fingers or using a fork. Pierce holes on the top of the pie crust with the fork.
- Brush the egg wash with milk on the top pie crust. *Note: I place my pie to bake on a flat, shallow baking tray to catch any drippings. Bake the pie at 375 F for 50 minutes till the top crust is golden brown. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired.
- Give a culinary coloring book gift any day: No need to wait for Mother's Day before or after the occasion. Relax and unwind with my "COLOR and COOK Food Coloring Book: Asian-Filipino Food" by Elizabeth Ann Quirino. There are over 20 original, hand drawings which I created for you to color, be inspired to cook from the blog recipes and share the finished art with friends. Click here to buy my culinary coloring book.
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Notes on Nutrition: The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and specific brands of ingredients used.
Did you like this recipe?I have more Filipino Instant Pot recipes in my newest cookbook Instant Filipino Recipes: My Mother’s Traditional Philippine Cooking in A Multicooker Pot by Elizabeth Ann Besa-Quirino. I also have more classic recipes inspired by my mother’s cooking in my popular cookbook: My Mother’s Philippine Recipes. If you’re learning how to cook Filipino food or a fan of Philippine cuisine, buy my cookbooks and books on Amazon.com sold worldwide in paperback and Kindle format.
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