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Sunday, December 23, 2012

food that i miss




Several things that i have not forgotten to eat during my time when i was in the Ph. there's many good memories from my beloved native land that i always missing no other other than  sandines we called in filipino sardines because this  is a good food in my country.  Some folks have not long been aware of the health benefits of eating sardines it has an issue of the magazine,  said that ounce for sardines provide more calcium and phosphorus it has protein than potassium.

But few of them are not recommending eating sardines as a good source of  nutrients. It Say's it could be not health care providers either is not  aware of the health benefits sardines or they know that many people who tried sardines were put off the moment they opened a tin of smelly, tightly packed and maybe mushy little fish i stores some cans of sardines and other  filipino food in case if i need then i have to cook and my amega, friend share with me :-)  but not all the time it's nice you  have friend who share your food.

When sardines came from these  they are canned within hours of the catch, they're fresh and will not smell fishy like most canned sardines that have been frozen prior to processing. Most health food grocery markets will carry true sardines, or they can be ordered online from select companies So, my son don't like the smell of the sardines he does not eat also he turning his head said he don't like to eat  but he has no option mom like to eat and he turning up his  nose at the thought of  not eating smelly sardines.












 

Friday, November 23, 2012

thanksgiving food













Is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States.Thanksgiving is celebrated each year on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States and on the second Monday of October in Canada Because of the longstanding traditions of the holiday, the celebration often extends to the weekend that falls closest to the day it is celebrated. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious traditions, but today is celebrated in a more secular manner.

I am happy that i am part of thanksgiving holiday here in america i become part of their tradition to witness a turkey day. Such a good feeling also in a way that america celebrate it. They cook a big turkey  stuffing, and other types of special food and appetizer i can't believe that i eat turkey since i live here. My mom in law are prepared turkey every thanksgiving  she got many stuffs to prepare like stuffing,seasoning for the turkey and many more.  We been to my inlaws yesterday and i am greatly appreciated for the food because it is very yummy and delicious my kid had fun to play his cousins as well as the adults are busy in the kichen i am so full when were home i am amazed  what a plenty of food today in the table. Looking forward again next year.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


















 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

eggs good for breakfast

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My kid likes egg i know that eggs has a good vitamins it has a high-quality in protein food packaged in calcium shell it has grounded and added for any recipe. The egg white is a high in protein, low-fat food with virtually no cholesterol. Its only important vitamin great also for riboflavin vitamin B2 a visible vitamin that gives egg white raw egg whites
Eggs keeping good on our body i cook eggs with toast for our breakfast and sometimes i make french bread with a coffee in the morning sounds breakfast is perfect  as i know this aside on  good for vitamen A,D the proteins in eggs has amounts of all the essential amino acids,  the standard by which all other proteins  and prevent you from indulge in mid day snacks. So there is a higher chance that we will lose more weight than someone who had bagels for breakfast  very good ha.  Happy sunday everyone.


























 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

dicks wings

last weekend me my kid and my boyfriend  went out to eat in dick's wing i longed to eat chicken wings because it's way far away from my renting place we had a good lunch there it was perfect for us we went shopping for the electronic  we need a stuffs for his room. We think about the best idea to stop by to the chicken wings since i never had a good breakfast i am starving on that day. It was awesome weekend the weather is perfect for me it's look like Ph. how i wish stay the same like this. was'nt a plan to go there were on our way to get back to the house when we think the chicken  wings. we going to have a lunch at dick wings.   love these. really easy to make at home. i can make it i have different sauce for chicken. just like Hooters, but they were still great and much better  than Hooters.







Ingredients

12 whole chicken wings
3 ounces unsalted butter
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup hot sauce
/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions


Place a 6-quart saucepan with a steamer basket and 1-inch of water in the bottom, over high heat, cover and bring to a boil.

Remove the tips of the wings and discard or save for making stock. Using kitchen shears, or a knife, separate the wings at the joint. Place the wings into the steamer basket, cover, reduce the heat to medium and steam for 10 minutes. Remove the wings from the basket and carefully pat dry. Lay the wings out on a cooling rack set in a half sheet pan lined with paper towels and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Replace the paper towels with parchment paper. Roast on the middle rack of the oven for 20 minutes. Turn the wings over and cook another 20 minutes or until meat is cooked through and the skin is golden brown.

While the chicken is roasting, melt the butter in a small bowl along with the garlic. Pour this along with hot sauce and salt into a bowl large enough to hold all of the chicken and stir to combine.

Remove the wings from the oven and transfer to the bowl and toss with the sauce. Serve warm and you ready to eat.










 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

plenty of food



 
Filipinos are hospitality the fact that we really have a passion for food cooking We can celebrate different events such as birthdays, Christmas, fiesta and other memorable moments without preparing a something special for such occasions. Many of us admit that they consider eating as one of our hobbies, and one way to have a good bonding with our family and friends is to eat together in our favorite Filipino restaurant. So, it is not surprising that our forefathers created a lot of delicious and original cuisines that can't be found in any other side of this world.
 
 

The food below was happen last couple of days we went on the birtday party my friend invited me for her son's birthday i am glad that my kid likes it. I was impress of the food in the table because it was very good and delicious i am amazed of the food she prepared it turns good. she was prepared this birthday i mean plan before the day come she spend money just make the birthday memorable and happy it take a lot of works. few of the foods are cooking from her friend she pay somebody to cook the food. She don't have to cook because other than that she is really busy on that day for her guest and other stuffs to do. It went good. although i did not try the other foods because I've been busy watching the kids outside playing.  This is the food i miss  the cuisines. Of course, other than,Adobo. It is the most popular Filipino dish that is being loved to eat. i am glad she invite me. so much food.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Coleslow Vegetable








Cabbage has been called one of the world's most important vegetables. It is one of the most inexpensive vegetables, grows in poor soil, keeps for a relatively long time, and delivers a bounty of nutrients, including cancer-preventing chemicals. It is also very low in carbs. vital nutrient people typically obtain both through their diet and from bacteria living in the intestines. The version of vitamin K people get through their diet, known as phylloquinone, or vitamin K1, Comes from plants, according to the people who eat this type of vegetable. This nutrient allows your body to better form blood clots.  I eat this because it's good for our body not only low for carb. but it helps to get some energy. As it is essential in the production of two key enzymes the body uses in the clotting process. This is good for people who's in diet low of carb. Such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Calcium and Iron for a variety of types and serving sizes. this is so much better for our a diet. take note not everyday
 to eat  this you can have an option on  how you  make your own diet.

dunkin donuts coffee




 I can smell the rich flavor and usually go pour a cup before the brewing is complete!  Coffee making process is smooth. One thing I notice Dunkin donut. It's  affordable you can  find this  affordable coffee somewhere in military store you can buy this but it's expensive in any other  store like walmart and They have military store here However you can purchase a grociery The idea to save a bucks is just use coupon have print it out and take it to the store. If you are a member in  military but if your not a member then you cant's buy.Good to know i can save more  bucks because it way cheaper. Went there once a month only if ever we need a plenty of grociery then I buy a whole  lot of groceries.  I like it there because you can  save it more.You cannot find this  coffee in other groceries one  thing i could  say find  it online and you figure  it out their groceries stuffs are  way cheaper than  any  other  brands  i guaranty you can save more. For military members  only. There's many ways to save money from your pocket just keep a coupon  save it in that way you can save it for buying stuff even not a military member.  Why won't you google. Exchange Military store.


                                             



 

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Benefits of orange is good for skin

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Oranges, a part from being delicious and affordable, it's also exceptionally nutritious. There is a reason  why the first meal of the day is combined with a glass of fresh orange juice. The reason is simple, the amount of calories in an orange are extremely low, while its nourishment value is very high. They are rich in amino acids, folic acid, pectin, flavonoids, and most importantly, it contains a galore of antioxidants which is excellent for the skin. Most of us never gave the orange peel much consideration, which is why it always found its way into the trash. However, when these peels are mashed and made into a paste, it can work wonders for our skin. The advantages of oranges are not limited to simply consuming it. The entire fruit in its totality is a reservoir of nutrition and has its own medicinal, much like lemon. These are the fruit i like they have more vitamens and minerals too.

usually mix LaCroix  fresh juice to give it some flavor and to clean out my fruit drawer mandarin the oranges  might be too sour for eating but perfect squeezed into a drink. When I don’t have the time or the fruit on hand, Normally when i get shopping for grocery I have to make sure i have  to buy a fruits because my kid loves fruit, like berries, orange, apple, strawberry.  I have buy grocery once a week oh my gosh just 2 person is expensive ha. it is true food is important because that's our daily routine to eat. somehow now a days economy is still struggling the food is getting expensive too we well smart when it comes to the food.  The only thing we keep in mind we still eat a good food and our body needs nutrients.



Tuesday, September 11, 2012

My Special Day





Wine  and he got a beer. lol



Steak with mash Potatoes added with wine, soy sauce and Mushroom. our
special Dinner


 before we  went out for dinner, I noticed that he has something on the back door and it was a bouquet of flowers was a trail of rose petals. When I  see it and i surprise and  I discovered that the table has many present was surprised of what i see. Pink my favorite color.  was a lovely birthday present. The Spa,  nails and pedicure, A certificate gift . He give something  also a nice cool greetings cards with a huge bouquet of roses.  How thankful i am he did this.  My birthday is very memorable because it's also anniversary of New york Tragedy.  911 is my officials birthday we celebrate  3 days before my birthday because he has to works during the week. good thing we do this so have a time to spend and going to see his friend too. we have enought time to celebrate because he has to work during the day.It's wonderful birthday i had. Now i am happy  more the fact that we like each other company. happy birthday to me again.














Monday, September 10, 2012

Cherish the good things






 
 
 
 
 
 
 


My son with his cousin. he' about 6 months old


that's my Wedding day. She is a flower girl

that's her now teenager




This picture below is my kid's cousin and that baby she holding is my son. it was taken 5 years ago.  At our old house.  can't exit the time runs quickly They both growing up so fast. Couldn't imagine to see her now she's look like a young lady.  My kid couldn't  forget the old house and old memories we used to lived. Whenever he misses her we went over there visit and spend for a little  while in this way he still a big part of thier family.  I cried when i remember the time. Now she is taller than me. this pictures is memorable for me because when he was a baby, his cousin  visiting him almost everyday he is a sweet and  friendly have been living here for a yrs. Respectively. her mother has 2 kids   but she cares for and their grandma. I always give a time to see his relatives because it a big factor in his life and my life too. Eventually during that time we always have a chance to see each other like family gathering, let say's cooking out, or special event  i see them often. but then months added months or years and year past. Time also is change i can figure out that people are change who is become part of our life. I admit now that is part of our life people can go and left. just cherish the good things happen in our lived.



Saturday, September 8, 2012

We called malunggay

Asian countries like India or philippines. In English, it is sometimes called referred to as horseradish leaf or horseradish plant, although it's a different species from the horseradish that Westerns. The tree grows fast and survives well in drought conditions.  Last week i cook this because i miss to
eat filipino food especially the horseradish leaf wow i  never knew that the name of this green tree is horseradish leaf  because as you can see the root is green and also the leaf. To many filipino missed this type of stuffs. In order for you to buy this you have to go to the asian store or nearby store, and you can find it.




My breakfast. Malunggay with fish. super yummy. To all who didin't knew this. don't eat. LOL.

Malunggay leaves are popularly used in Filipino soups and broths especially tinola. The leaves are said to increase lactation in nursing mothers. Filipinos like to say that malunggay is the most nutritious plant in the world.” It is rich in vitamins A and C and iron. A study recently found that malunggay increases sperm count in men.


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My Arroz Caldo







Arroz Caldo literally translated as warm rice is a type of congee  or lugaw in Visayan. that closely resembles the risotto. Though this dish is of Chinese origin, the new name was actually given by the Spanish because of pronounciation issues. this is my breakfast today i get an idea what comes on my mind was something different until i keep looking on the web and found this Arroz caldo rice. there are many type of Arroz caldo rice. some other Arroz caldo is mixing with mustroom, onions, fish sauce, chicken bouillon, safflower and many more but for me just an easy steps because i was hungry,lol. 

This lugaw is usually served during breakfast. I remember seeing several well-little carts complete with chairs and tables along Ermita a major road in Manila serving this congee  and lugaw. Several tapsilogan and karinderya also carry this in their daily menu. Arroz Caldo is also one of the favorite food of Filipino it serve for breakfast. 366 BPC




Friday, August 17, 2012

Sponge Cake

I make my own sponge cake I added sugar to taste and a squeeze of lemon. I placed it in the a bowl and poured the sponge cake batter on top and baked in the oven at 180 for 25 mins. I did alter the batter recipe to 3 whole eggs I just folded the white  and wow a beautiful dessert. This was a couple of times  I baking a cake i am glad the result tasted good. was a bit nervous It should be around 25 minutes to bake the thickness of the cake for an 11 inch tin is the same as that of the 8 inch tin because you are adjusting the amount of batter according with different tin sizes. However, the baking time will also depend on your oven heat. Not all ovens bake the same way, so it really should be based on your experience in using your oven. But use the 45 - 50 minutes as a general guide and test your cake with a toothpick to check if it is done. My kid and my friend's kids like my cake every 10 minutes they come back to the kitchen  and eat it, lol. they like it. I bake also a chocolate cake which is my favorite cake. Might be, I have to bake again enjoy watching yum,yum.













Thursday, August 16, 2012

Granola bars



homemade granola bar recipe


you know that I love to cook and eat delicious foods. Unfortunately, they’re not all the healthiest choices, so I have decided to make more of an effort to plan healthy, lower-fat, lower starch, higher fiber, more veggie-filled meals. I also made a list of healthful snacks we should try to have on hand.
On the list was granola bars. for a couple of days we went out for groceries shopping and i keep looking the snack for my kid when i seen the granola bar i can think is good for your health to make your health have a higher fiber. Speaking of eating a healthy food which is good than eating junks food. This is what i like to eat right after eating lunch with my kid he like this one it's good for the kids. lower in fat and it doesn't much sugar on it.

But do you know what?  They’re not all healthy! Some of the granola bars you can buy in stores may as well be candy bars, with the amount of sugar and fluff they include in their ingredients. And most of them except Kashi also have high fructose corn syrup as a main ingredient. Disgusting. While I love Kashi granola bars, my kid and I tend to go through a bunch of those, so for us this is good snack.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Kettle Chips

Kettle Chips Sweet Chilli and Sour Cream 40gKettle Chips Sea Salt and Black Pepper 40gKettle Chips Sour Cream and Onion 40g

 Kettle Chips are sweet also potato chips, they have  different type of flavor and I have to say I am pleased they did. Although an unusual taste, these are actually pretty addictive. The spicy flavour is probably better described as tangy, but is very delicious. They claim it is a blend of cumin, tumeric and coriander, and the combination works well. I hope these chips are here to stay. I love kettle cooked chips.  They're just so much crunchier and tastier than the normal ones. Of course, I only really like the really home-made style ones.I don't like a lot of the fake-y kettle chips that are just marginally thicker than normal chips.






Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nuts and Chocolate Mix












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brownie and a cookie combined in one sweet and nutty little package, and I got these delectable Cake Mix Cookies from Family dollar few  days ago.  I was buying a goodies for my family,when i sew the cake mix cookies so i buy it. start with a devil's food cake mix, so we love to eat this  it's really good it has many mix and has a good nuts. Macadamia nuts add crunch and a hint of saltiness to this sweet recipe always a good idea and chocolate chips lend another layer of chocolate flavor can't be bad, right? Give your kids and try today, and check out today at Family Dollar cookie recipe. a healthy nuts mix has a healthy body for your kids. fun for kids,fun for grown-ups great for gifts, parties and holidays. I am linking this entry to # 366 Blog Photo Challenge

Monday, June 11, 2012

Raw Fish English Term


Kinilaw or Raw fish in other words. fish that can be used for making kinilaw. Tuna, tangigue or tanigue or sea bass in english.

means to cook in vinegar. It’s not really cooking since there is no heat involved. But soaking fish or some other seafood in a strong vinegar solution turns the meat opaque and gives it a texture of having been cooked. Filipinos love curing fish and meat Specifically, with the use of vinegar. I was reading a couple of months ago and the description of how the Filipinos preserved their food during the 19th century gave me some insight. Hence, they are used in many of our traditional dishes like adobo, tapa and kinilaw raw fish. talakitok cavalla in english. and lapu-lapu. grouper in english too.

I just posted because remember our vacation last february my family was making a kinilaw or raw fish went out on the beach we had many baon or stuffs fot taking to the picnic it was nice though. As our tradition the family had always this kind of stuffs kinilaw or any filipino food. It was wonderful time when you spend your family in vacation because you can eat your filipino dish. for long time I misses all of the food here in the U.S filipno food.  Although i can cook as many as i want there are many Asian market here in Jax.  but it's really different when you see all those foods in the table especially my mom cooks alot. here we are people were starving our filipino dish enjoy it.











Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Snack


Been  a while to check my blog because we been going out on vacation now I know it's behind but I dont have to worry about it because were back.  At this moment I would post some photos for my little snack I hope you would enjoy it. this is my homemade snack it's called in visayan puto or in other words sweet rice steaky.  ( english term)   I made it by myself  it is not copycat.

Puto are usually white and round and can vary greatly in size. It is usually served with grated coconuts. I bake these last week.
Puto is usually eaten as a snack a light meal or snack especially in the afternoon, but can also be eaten for breakfast with coffee or hot chocolate but it is best served with drink.  but this will required more work of the recipe. The best way to have flavored puto is to use essence which are also tinted to the color relative to the flavor like pandan essence flavor give you a light green puto and an ube essence and gives you a light purple puto. I am now back to the normal were i love exploring about cooking. as I knew my blog doesn't look very attractive but in  simple way i can post and create my cooking habit. although i make a lil money but i can only change the template of my blogs once if i have time. by this year perhaps  i buy a domain for this blog.  enjoy friends.



 And of course, adding food colouring can be added but still keep the original flavor.    The original puto that I know of, is made of soaked ground rice But there are now many variation of this recipe the type of rice used to the method of how it is prepared.  This one i made it by myself too i am just browsing the web and i found and print it. 





My Own Lumpia

Lumpia is the one of the most popular Appetizer recipes. I do really like This kind of appetizer because it is very good and crunchy. I learn cooking when I came here in the  U.S  Somewhat my cooking is not quitly perfect for everybody i made it good as much as i can.  Started when my mom in law telling me i need to buy a recipe book for learning cooking.  She is good in cooking when there's a family gathering like birthday or family picnic she was the one who prepared the food. I certainly surprise when my filipino friend was on the party my mom in law asking me if I can make a Lumpia recipe  then i said sure i make it. i stored a filipino foods in case if there's a special occasion i would cook it. it such a good feeling when i found out that my  parents in law loves to eat Lumpia. it was great party because they like my lumpia. lol. take note this is original not copyright. i made it.



Friday, January 27, 2012

Spiritual Psychic Teller


Rabbit


If last year was a bit shaky, you'll probably find yourself on solid ground. Did you make some progress in your career?  it could help you get that promotion you've been striving for. Or you might think of the next big thing. Does your job  feel limiting? It's possible you well create your own position and make more money. Think about what you bring to the table. Use your lucky days to make a case for yourself to your boss. You might be the only one around who can do the job.
Rabbit
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Monday, January 16, 2012

IPad

still the technology to the IPad  has access to far more programs than any gadget like a tablet The IPad specifically  applies to all tablets. I see many people using this type of gadget because it's so cool and has many features IM looking for IPad but its only a dream can't afford to have this if  I win a lotto maybe I should buy.  My good friend had a good IPad  she has many apps. on this gadget.  its really nice, though it is expensive, game/video player and web browser. That may be what most people want out of a computer because it has many things. its looks very interesting to me how I wish to have in my dreams.








the size of a Laptop keyboard. One can type on this using fingers
Apple plans to have more applications like time  magazine and newspapers and many more

Can paying bills

Friday, January 13, 2012

Traveller

Something I need to know about passport application, never came up on my mind that our travel international was going to be cancel due to passport issue I tough they allow to us to travel because the passport has more than 2 month before the expiration whatsoever the consequences we have to fallow the
procedure.  its been a long process  I need  to get everything done before the next month. I know had a hard time with the papers because it was my first  time to do this without my hubby to bad when you do it by yourself to many question on my mind now but I keep trying to do this.  Another note to travelers,  Even if your passport is not close to expiring  remember that some countries won't let you enter if it's due to be renewed within six months. Thank god very helpful the passport is already arrive within 7 days  because I expedite.  there's many option if you apply a passport  the more quicker the more expensive because other people can have a passport for emergency travel.


although they have a website and downloaded some papers works its helpful but the hard for that is the other documents. after a one week I got the passport  then the documents was mailed it separately very confusing to me why they send it separate What  I did is call and call now going smoothly they mail it already.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lego games









 
My son likes lego games . It is good to buy him this kind of game because easy to put together and the rules are simple.  its  easy or difficult?  Well A child younger than the suggested age limit that starts at 7 can easily participate in this game as well as learn strategy in blocking.  if ever he's ready for this toys I can tell he well bet me.I teach him to build transformer or any kind of kids of toys in able to make their mind smart its fun because it makes your child smart. he has learning now. he always watch you tube video games everyday.






















Friday, January 6, 2012

Burning My Files


CD burning software and DVD burning software has never been  so easy for me.   No more wasting time creating image files before I burn my Files writes directly to the CD or DVD. it doesn't have anything running in the background when IM not open the other windows and it didn't come with any adware attached. I am happy because all my old and new pictures would be stored in a safe place it does a good job.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sweeter Sexy Dresses

    
     
I can only say I enjoy buying Victoria Secret , their customer service is perfect and excellent for me, I like their product and I'll keep buying if there are many sales. I had a purple one and white too. I am not buying without any sales because I knew the price is so high. this is the sweeter dress that I would like to wear during winter because it is sexy and comfortable to wear going out or any other outdoor activities. although keep looking the sales online or in the store. now I became Number one VS. customer.