June 14, 2013 by admin
I have been making smoothies for about a week now. My online friends swear about the benefits of smoothies so I decided to give it a try. Why not? It is not that expensive to buy fruits to make just a glass of smoothie plus I am not a fan of eating (some) fruits so drinking is the next best option for me. The glass of smoothie in this picture was my very first, a pineapple-mango combo. It was delicious! It filled me up quick that I had a hard time finishing the whole glass. I finished it all up though because I did not want it to go to waste. This first glass had milk and crushed ice in it, things that I did not use on the next mixture. I am sticking to just pure fruits, adding a bit of water so the smoothie will not be too thick. So far, everything is good. I am not tired with it yet which is something to be grateful for. I will try to continue making smoothies as long as I can stand it and as long as my old reliable blender works. I will try to make variations as I go along. I have only used strawberry, plum, grapes, pineapple, and mango. Sometimes I put all mentioned ingredients together but there are times I only use two or three. Perhaps in the future I will be brave enough to try some greens in it like spinach. For now, I will stick to what I know works for me.
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April 25, 2013 by admin
Above is a picture of a Jackfruit fruit. I used to eat this delicious and sweet tasting fruit back in Leyte. The Jackfruit (Langka in Filipino, Nangka in Visayan) tree grows abundant in my native Leyte. The fruit is not just good when ripe, it is also good even if not mature, for cooking. The cooking and preparing process is tedious as this is not just a prickly fruit, it has juice that resembles glue, but the end result is delicious and filling that nobody complains when one is asked to clean the fruit to get it ready for cooking. I have seen this fruit at the Asian store that I frequent but this is the first time I bought a slice. It was a good decision too because the fruit was so sweet. I made the husband taste it and he said it was delicious. He even made me save the seeds because he will try to put them in the ground to see if it will germinate. I might buy this again when available the next time I visit the Asian store. It is a bit pricey for just a slice but I think it is worth it.
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January 28, 2013 by admin
Chicken wings in tomato sauce. This is one recipe I learned to cook at a very young age, mostly from watching my grandmother cook for the whole family on special occasions. Normally, this recipe calls for more vegetables but since I am not normal (lol) you can only see the meat and a few carrots to go with it. I did saute garlic and onion before I put in the meat and carrots. The picture may look so plain without the necessary color and garnishing but I can assure you, this is one recipe that is good with rice and fried dried fish on the side. It makes the whole house smell heavenly too. The husband who is ever worried about my waistline asked me if I can eat it all which I replied on the affirmative. I did reassure him I will make it last a few days at least so he will not get horrified at how much his wife can eat. As if he doesn’t know, lol.
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November 23, 2012 by admin
What does a girl do when she receives a box full of Majestic Assorted Chocolates from Asher’s? Share it with her husband, of course. It helps that the husband is a chocolate lover, we both enjoyed our free sample. Inside the box was a selection of rich milk and dark chocolate truffles, toffees, buttercreams, jellies, nuts and souffle’s. I like the fact that the box of chocolates came with a “guide”, a sheet of paper that contains pictures of the chocolates that were included in the box, complete with information about each piece. I find it very informative because I am not used to eating this kind of confections. I am a chocolate bar kind of girl so if you give me an assorted box I will not know what to expect. The husband knows what each shape of chocolate was for and what were inside and he told me but I still need to check to make sure, lol. Every bite was sinfully delicious, we end up wanting for more. We ate our share in no time. He said these were the best assorted chocolates he has had in a long time. I agree.
a box full of sinfully delicious assorted chocolates
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Category Uncategorized | Tags: , assorted chocolate, chocolates, confections | 6 Comments
October 22, 2012 by admin
Or tinunuan in my dialect. This is a combination of vegetables cooked in coconut milk. The meat used is normally either salted fish or fried fish. The fish is cooked separately before putting it in the same pot with the vegetables so it will not get mushy. This is another favorite. The soup is good on rice. This dish is better when somebody cooked it though. When all a person needs to do is sit in the table and eat his share. Either way, this is healthy and good for lunch or dinner. The vegetables I used in this dish are long beans, sweet potato top, okra, old fashioned squash, and I think a bit of lemon grass and ginger for spice. Of course, don’t forget the coconut milk.
Category vegetable dish | Tags: , ginataang gulay, vegetables in coconut milk | 5 Comments