Thursday, April 28, 2011
Roasted Asparagus and Baked Fish Fillet, yum!
This is a compensated post written by me on behalf of Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.
Growing up, were not as fortunate as other kids in our neighborhood. We live a simple life with simple dreams. We eat simple foods such as veggies, fruits and fish. We seldom eat meat, but we are healthier than those who have plenty of money. Yet, my mother still give us vitamins once a day. I knew now why. Thinking about it makes me laugh. Why? Because back then, I envied my friends who can eat whatever they want during recess time...and I couldn't. But look is healthier now. I learned to appreciate eating healthy foods now and taking multivitamins as well.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
1 milk fish (bangus); fried or grilled
1 cup string beans; cut into 2" long
6 pieces okra
1 cup squash; cut in cubes
squash young leaves and flowers
1 big ampalaya; cut in 2” rectangular lengths
1 onion; sliced
2 large tomatoes; sliced
1 cup jute leaves (saluyot)
1 root ginger; crushed
3 cups water
In a casserole, bring water to boil. Add onion, ginger, and tomatoes. Let stand for 3 minutes. Season with bagoong and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Remove the scum that rises on top of the liquid and then drop the milkfish. Simmer for 5 minutes, then add vegetables. Cook until vegetables are done. Adjust seasoning according to taste. Serve hot!
You can use other kind of fish like tilapia or shellfish. You can also use or add other vegetables like sweet potato and malunggay fruits.
Some put sigarilyas, patani at bataw, too!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
According to Wikipedia:
Dinuguan (also called dinardaraan in Ilocano, tid-tad in Pampanga, sinunggaok or champene in Batangas, and sampayna or champayna in Northern Mindanao. Possible English translations include pork blood stew, blood pudding stew, and chocolate meat) is a Filipino savory stew of meat and/or offal (typically stomach, intestines, ears, heart and snout) simmered in a rich, spicy dark gravy of pig blood, garlic, chili (most often siling mahaba), and vinegar. The term dinuguan comes from the Filipino word dugo meaning "blood".
It is frequently considered an unusual or alarming dish to most people, though it is rather similar to European-style blood sausage, or British black pudding in a saucy stew form. It is perhaps closer in appearance and preparation to the Polish soup Czernina or an even more ancient Spartan dish known as melas zomos (black soup) whose primary ingredients were pork, vinegar and blood.
Dinuguan can also be served without using any offal, using only choice cuts of pork. In Batangas, this version is known as sinunggaok. It can also be made from beef and chicken meat, the latter being known as dinuguang manok ('chicken dinuguan'). Dinuguan is usually served with white rice or a Philippine rice cake called puto.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Friday night is a pizza night for us; and yes, we love pizza be it frozen, homemade or the one that is delivered to us. The best pizza for me is the Freschetta brand for it is very yummy. It was like buying a homemade pizza! I love the crust as well as its sauce; not to mention the toppings. My all time favorite is the Hawaiian style (with Canadian bacon and pineapple). Good thing that we always have stocks of Freschetta pizzas in the freezer, that way anytime we crave for it…it is just a freezer away!
Anyway, I was lucky enough to have the chance of trying their new FRESCHETTA® By the Slice free of charge. I tell you, it is very delicious! The crust is crunchy and the sauce is oh so good! I love both the Freschetta By The Slice Vegetable medley for it is full of fresh flavor vegetables like mushrooms, olives and red, green and yellow peppers.
Freschetta By The Slice is so perfect for me since I am diabetic. I can control my carb intake by just eating a slice of it instead of two or more. The best thing about this is that it comes in four yummy flavors from, BBQ Recipe Chicken, Vegetable Medley, Chicken Spinach & Mushroom and Six Cheese Medley. Great, isn’t it!?
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
-Beware of onions, garlic, spiciness, broccoli, beans, and cauliflower, which can create problems for mom and baby.
-Ditch heavy dishware. Jessica Ashley, Shine's Parenting editor, said that casserole dishes were too heavy to pick up with one hand while she was holding her baby. Instead, aluminum pans are light, recyclable, and don't have to be washed.
-Make sure food is packed in easy-to-store containers for zero-effort clean-up.
-Vegetables! Parents say that during those crazy first months they didn't get as many as they needed.
-Don't forget dessert. New parents need chocolate....they craved for a decent dessert, too!