Indonesian pineapple cookies or Kue Nastar

Nastar or known as pineapple tart cookie is usually served on Muslim holiday celebration “Eid al Fitr or Idul Fitri” in Indonesia. My mom always make this cookies at home rather than buy it at stores. It took patience to make this cookies because for the pineapple filling you need fresh pineapple; peeled, grated or… [read more]

Pineapple Bars

Pineapple bars…! I love pineapple, it’s tropical and exotic fruit, it’s not so easy to fine ripe fresh pineapple in Germany, normally I wrapped the fruit with newspapers for few days in a dark room and it will be ripe. This time I made pineapple bars for dessert. First, you have to peel the pineapple… [read more]

Vegan Pineapple Blueberry Smoothie

Another smoothie recipe….yup, but this one is vegan smoothie. This vegan pineapple blueberry smoothie made from blend of  chopped fresh pineapple, fresh blueberries, soy yogurt, agave syrup, desiccated coconut, lemon juice, rolled oats and brown flax seeds. It’s peak season of pineapple start this month until July, although it’s available year- around.

Pineapple Pear Juice

After I made pineapple juice last month, I made again almost similar juice combine with pear and sweet basil seeds, I used ripe pear and ripe pineapple, basically they are also sweet without additional sweetness. You can add some honey if it’s not so sweet. You can also add the pineapple pear juice with some… [read more]

Buttermilk Coconut Pineapple Bread

I love pineapple …..it is a tropical fruit and famous around the world. You can eat the flesh as snack, salad, savory dishes or dessert, such as pizza topping, ice cream or jam. The juice of the pineapple is served as beverage, one of the famous cocktail with pineapple is piña colada. Try this buttermilk… [read more]

Pineapple Salsa

After I made strawberry salsa served with cinnamon sugar tortilla chips few months ago, I’m addicted to salsa. I also made chicken breast with apricot salsa, crispy fried mozzarella with tomato salsa, and shrimp mango salsa wrap. 

Pineapple Juice

Pineapple juice as summer drink…why not. On summer time , people always want to drink something refreshing. On this recipe, I used fresh pineapple, cut the leaf and trim the skin, cut into small pieces, blend with lemon juice, honey and some water until smooth, serve in a glass with ice cubes.