Category: food

Homecooked Meals

I’m a great fan of cooking our meals at home. We don’t go out to eat instead we cook our own meals the way we want it. This way we save ourselves from eating unhealthy fast foods and aside from that we save money by doing so.

I have no problem cooking our food at all. I know how to cook simple dishes you know so eating or dining out makes no sense to me. However, occasionally we go to a restaurant to celebrate special events in our lives but that’s it. Eating outside can be expensive if you really want to eat real food.

……….. I take pride in showing you guys what I’m capable of cooking… above is my fried chicken that Jadyn really love and my sotanghon soup for breakfast…

Nutritional Benefits of Cauliflower

cauliflower Pictures, Images and Photos

My parents did a good job in training me to eat vegetables. I grew up loving the vegetables. I can eat almost all kinds of veggies. One of my faves is the cauliflower, although I have never tried eating this while in the Philippines for it is too expensive for us but I love it! Aside from the pretty appearance of the vegetable it also taste kind of sweet. Not only that, it nutritional benefits that help fight diseases like prostate cancer and helps prevent anemia. Good thing I do home cooking a lot and once in a while I can just include cauliflower in our dish.

Below are some information that we can get by eating cauliflower. Read on and be informed.

Cauliflower is a vegetable that is many times overlooked. It is a member of the cruciferous family
, a family which is known for containing nutrients that fight against several diseases.

There are two main ingredients in cauliflower, and all of the cruciferous family, that are the main disease
fighters. These are indole-3-carbinol, or 13C, and the photonutrient sulforaphane. In research done at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, sulforaphane lowered the occurance of breast tumors in lab animals by almost 40%. Toxins that would normally damage the cells and turn cancerous, are swept out of the system by sulforaphane, preventing tumors before they begin. 13C works in concert with the sulforaphane by acting as an anti-estrogen. Estrogen in high levels is known to foster tumor growth, especially in the breasts and the prostate glands. 13c helps to lower the estrogen count, thus lowering the chances of tumor growth.

Cauliflower also contains vitamin C and folate. Folate helps the blood work more efficiently and is often recommended for preventing anemia. Folate is also essential for proper tissue growth and not getting enough can make you succeptible to many diseases down the road such as cancer and heart disease.

Continue reading by clicking on the ORIGINAL SOURCE HERE.

Tuna Kinilaw

Photo above is my kinilaw, the time I took this photo was when I was still throwing some of the ingredients in the bowl...

I’ve been craving for kinilaw (fish in vinegar with spices) these days, any kind of kinilaw as long as I can get to taste and smell the spices that is mixed with the fish. Since there is no fresh fish that I can make into kinilaw, I chose to use tuna to satisfy my craving. Good enough I went to my friend’s house last Sunday and she drove me to the store where Tuna steaks are available. So nice of her!

Tuna steaks aren’t cheap. It costs almost 8 dollars or more per steak yet I still bought 3 because I know it’s gonna be a while before I can eat frozen tuna again. I just thaw it and make tuna kinilaw then I’m good to go!

Tasty

I take pride of sharing my ground pork here because it tastes very tasty. I cooked it last few days ago and I still have some left over since I don’t wanna finish eating it all at once. I am eating it slow, savoring every bit of it for when it’s gone I know it’s gonna be long before I can cook this again. The meat I used for this dish is from the Asian Market — just my prefered meat for they don’t stick together unlike at Walmart or other American stores. Ali bay! Ngaon Tah!

Baking

I never learned how to bake until I tried it, making cookies as soon as we moved in here. From then on, I convinced myself that baking isn’t hard at all. In fact, I find it fun to do at the same time filling my stomach’s desire with something I crave for so long like fresh hot peanut butter and cheese bread. Not only me who loves baked foods but my baby and my better half as well. Jadyn loves cookies and my husband loves his food baked.

….photo above is of my very first try making cookies. That little hand right there is of Jadyn’s too anxious to taste her cookie not minding how hot it is.

Possum Pie Addiction

I first tasted this possum pie at the Filipino Christmas party last year when Janine brought it during the party. It tastes so good that I couldn’t get enough of it. I asked her recipe for the pie and made my own. I have tried making it twice already and planning to make some more for I really love the soft, sweet and coolness taste of the pie when it lands to my mouth.

Two weeks ago I made a whole lot of big baking pan of possum pie and it took me almost a week to eat half of the pan. When my husband got home from San Antonio he ate the remaining half as he was afraid it might get so dry. I told him, I am eating it slowly, savoring every bit of it because I really love possum pie.

Health Benefits of Olives

One of my husband’s favorite is the olives. He loves to eat it with chips, cheese and other sorta American snacks at night time. I tried this before and would like to learn to love eating olives but I don’t understand its taste.

Anyways, olives are most loved by Americans to put in their salad or eat it alone. It may be weird tasting fruit for me but it also has its health benefits.

The following information are lifted from its original source from Genius Cook.com. To read further details about Olives, I recommend you visit the website mentioned above.

Nutrients in olives:

* Proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, and ash.
* Mineral salts: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, natrium, zinc, copper, and selenium.
* Vitamins: B-1-2-3-5-6, pro-vitamin A (beta-carotene), E, and K.
* Fatty acids: low on saturated and polyunsaturated fats and high on monounsaturated fats.
* Antioxidants: polyphenols and lutein.

Health Benefits of Olives

Lutein, a strong antioxidant and carotenoid

* Destroys free radicals.
* Protects cells from premature aging.
* Strengthens retina and improves eye sight.

Polyphenols (flavonoids), antioxidant agents

* Prevent the oxidation of lipoproteins, thus protecting from cholesterol deposits in blood vessels.
* Reduce the risk of heart and blood vessels disorders.
* Stop cancer cells from growing.

Beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A), strong antioxidant:

* Reduces harmful influences of carcinogens, preventing the risk of many forms of cancer, from bowel, gullet, throat cancer to stomach and prostate gland cancer.
* Protects smokers from lung tumors.
* Is essential for robust eye sight, the growth and regeneration of tissues.
* Nourishes epithelium, smoothes out wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin.
* Strengthens teeth and bones.

New Year’s Prep

Below are some of the foodies that Rose had prepared for New Year’s day. Sorry I didn’t do all these, instead I just went to her house to eat her food lolz…

…the dessert, me modeling the cheesecake with strawberry topping
…snacks.. lagotmon..

..olives and I don’t know these little finger foods pero kaon jud ko..taste good raba

..baked chicken with cream of mushroom soup
… beans for good health daw.. kaon pud mi!

Soup Of The Day

The weather is crazy all day. We woke up with a very low temperature of 44 degrees. It was raining too that contributed to a much cooler temperature all throughout the day geeeeez! My hands and feet are cold and when I feel that, I get hungry all the time too. If I don’t feed my stomach, I would not feel comfortable. So to relieve my hunger, I made a beef soup with veggies which can be seen below this post, the picture attached that is.

This soup was our viand today and it’s good for it tastes great. Hahaha love my own cooking kaayo. Truly it is good even Jadyn the American-Pinay baby loved it. I still have some soup of the beef left and I look forward to finishing it tomorrow morning for breakfast.

My Brunch

I do have so much stuff stocked in the freezer. Sometimes, it would take long for me to discover that I have nice ingredients for certain dishes waiting for me to cook. Like today, I discovered that I actually have a frozen 9 pieces small karabalyas fish and I was wide-eyed upong seeing them since I craved for fish paksiw or inun-unan.

Yep I cooked the fish and fried some of it. My brunch is complete and now I am very full from eating too much.