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THE IMPORTANCE OF SALAD IN YOUR DIET

Make Salads a Gradual Lifestyle Change!
Fresh, raw, vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They are full of volume, which works for me because I like to eat larger portion sizes, with minimal calories, and salad is nearly fat free. Consider that one cup of shredded lettuce contains roughly 10 calories whereas 1 cup of Macaroni and Cheese contain nearly 400 calories.

If I was going to add salad to my healthy lifestyle, then I’m going to add the vegetables I enjoy eating. I build my salads with low calorie greens, and then add other low calorie favorites such as multi-colored peppers, mushrooms, red onion, carrots, and cucumbers. I added flavor by topping salads with healthy raisins, bits of chopped apples, pickles, or sliced beets. I forced myself to pass on the higher calorie and fat ingredients such as cheese, fried noodles, nuts, olives, and bacon bits.

Salads as a Meal. People don’t realize too low of anything (calories, carbs, fat, protein) is not good. The right amount of nutrients per meal is the goal.

While they are good for you, they are all delicious! The Grilled Chicken Breast, for example, has a flavorful marinade that exceeds my own cooking skills. Dieters, diabetics, and healthy lifestylers all eat chicken as a regular part of their diet. The Grilled Chicken Breast, as well as the Seared Turkey Breast and the Lemon-Pepper Chicken are well worth having around for convenience and superior taste.

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MADALIANG PAGKAIN

Cooking has to be labor-intensive? Preparing filipino dishes can entail so much preparation and if you are feeling lazy, there are alternatives like easy to cook recipes that are just as delicious. Desperately enough you can just open a sardines from your cupboard stock squeeze a lemon in it and voala…with rice you gonna have a lunch or dinner without cooking. Well, rice cook itself in rice cooker…hehehehe…
Sometimes kapag talagang sinusumpong ng sakit na “TAMARITIS” or talagang pagod ka na sa daily routine mo ay nangyayari ang ganito. Wala nang oras magluto gusto mo nalang magpahinga, pero hindi naman pweding humiga ng walang laman ang tiyan. Sa mga kids ko ay pwede na ang bread and butter. Pero sa katulad ng hubby ko na sanay kumain ng rice ay talagang magsasaing ka at ito ang nabuksan kong sardinas na galing sa stock in my pantry!

With lemon at fresh cooked rice ay solve ang aming hapunan (dinner) mag-asawa. May storya pa itong Seagold Sardines na ito. Dito malapit sa tinitirahan ko ay may Indian Shop na matagal na niya akong suki. Madalas akong mamili ng mga pagkaing sangkap mula sa atin sa kanya. Minsan ako’y mapadaan nagkataong ibenebenta niya ang brand ng sardines na ito sa murang halaga. For 1 euro ay tatlong lata. So I bought 1 euro, at sa kagustuhan yatang ma-dispose ng madali ay binigyan pa niya ako ng 3 cans pa karagdagan doon sa 3 cans na nabili ko. Tinanggap ko, sino ba naman ang tatanggi sa grasya…hahahhaha…Hindi ito expired, masyado lamang marami ang stock niya at matumal na mabenta. Hindi rin masama ang lasa, pero pang araw-araw ay hindi rinpwede sa amin…lol…

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BENEFITS OF COCONUT WATER (Buko Juice)

Coconut water is the liquid that is taken from unripe coconuts. If coconuts get ripe the liquid that is inside will harden and become a part of the white flesh of the coconut, which is used to make coconut milk. So, picking the coconut while it is unripe will ensure that the body gets all the benefits of coconut water.

It relieves Urinary Problems. People who suffer from strangury, polyutra and other urinary ailments drink coconut water to relieve their symptoms.
Coconut Water Controls Vomiting, it is great at reducing vomiting. People who have typhoid, malaria, fevers or other ailments that are known to induce vomiting drink coconut water to settle the stomach. As such, coconut water is also a good thing to drink during a hangover.
Green or unripe coconuts can be found in Asian and West Indian markets. All coconuts that they sell are closed up to keep coconut water from losing its nutrients. So, if you plan on buying a coconut, you can ask someone to chop the coconut open or you can open it yourself at home and drink it.

Coconut Water is an Antibacterial. According to study…it contains monolaurin, an antiviral, antibacterial and antiprozoal monoglyceride that is used to kill lipid-coated viruses such as HIV, Herpes, cytomegalovirus, flu and various pathogenic bacteria. Coconut Water Hydrates the Body too. For this reason, many athletes and persons who work out regularly are encouraged to drink coconut water to replace all the minerals and fluid that they lose while working out.

Coconut Water is Used in Blood Transfusion.
Coconut water is almost identical to blood plasma and this makes it easy to use for blood transfusion. In cases of emergency coconut water has been used as an intravenous hydration fluid instead of the standard IV fluid.

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PURE VEGGIES

BUTTON MUSHROOMS IN COCOMILK

ADOBO SA GATA ang tawag ko dito, using button mushrooms. Napapanahon at tamang-tama ffpara sa LENTEN SEASON! For those who doesn’t want to have meat for their meals during LENTEN DAYS… It is in season kaya mura at fresh na mabibili dito sa lugar ko. You can use coconut milk or cream. Mushrooms are fatless and you can’t make them render fat no matter how long you cook them. You’ll only make them shrink if you cook them for too long. Mushrooms brown in oil fast. This is easier and simpler.

I used apple vinegar for this recipe because of its less pungent aroma and more subtle flavors. I also used fresh ground pepper for the same reason.

YOU NEED…….

* 500 g fresh Button Mushrooms
* about 1 tbsp. minced Garlic
* 250 ml Coconut milk or Coconut cream
* 3 tbsp. Apple Vinegar
* 3 tbsp. Vegetable oil
* Salt
* Fresh ground Pepper
* fresh chopped Chive for garnishing

HOW TO…….

* Dab the mushrooms with absorbent paper towels to removed excess water.

* I cook first for about 8 minutes the cocomilk over medium heat.

* Heat the vegetable oil. Add the garlic until brown and mushrooms . Cook, stirring, until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in the vinegar and cook over medium heat, uncovered(3 minutes).

* Add to the coconut milk and continue cooking over medium heat until the cocomilk reduces. Sprinkle with chopped chive before serving.

 

ZUCCHINI WITH TOFU (tokwa)

In tropical countries like the Philippines where vegetables are abundant almost all-year round, stir-fried vegetable dishes are easy to make. One practical guideline is that prices of certain vegetables vary depending on the season. As a rule, vegetables are more expensive during the rainy months; cheap and plentiful during the summer months. Since zucchini is very cheap….I decided to mix with tofu alternative for meat during lenten season.

YOU NEED…….

* 4 pcs. Zucchini, sliced
* 1/2 a cake Tofu, fried cut into cubes
* a handful cilantro, chopped
* 1/2 a head of garlic sliced
* 1 tsp. vinegar
* salt and pepper
* some vegetable oil

HOW TO…….

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ALL ABOUT PAPAYA!

Papaya is excellent for the human body. Papayas are a power fruit .Papaya is not only a delicious fruit to eat, it also contains abundant health benefits and medicinal value. It can be eaten as a fruit, a smoothie or even a milkshake. Contains natural fiber, carotene, vitamin C and essential minerals, and also contain enzymes like arginine and carpain. Arginine is essential for male fertility and carpain is considered to be good for the heart.

Papaya is a fruit high in fiber which lowers cholesterol levels. Papaya contains antioxidants which prevents the cholesterol from oxidizing. When cholesterol in the body gets oxidized, it can lead to heart-attacks. The anti-oxidants in papaya also help in controlling premature ageing, which helps to give a young look.

Here are some more health benefits of Papaya: Papaya contains a high amount of potassium and the flesh of papaya is very high in Vitamin A. Seeds and leaves are useful in treating intestinal worms found in the body. Papaya juice helps in alleviating infections of the colon by clearing away the infection, pus and mucus. Regular consumption will help in improving the problem. According to study, regularly consuming papaya helps to relieve morning sickness and nausea. Papaya has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-cancerous properties. The anti-inflammatory properties in papaya will help reduce pain for those suffering from arthritis, edema and osteoporosis. The high concentration of Vitamin C and Vitamin A contained in papaya is very beneficial to strengthen the immune system. Is also very good for the hair and helps in controlling dandruff. Papaya shampoos are good for the hair and are available in many health stores. Raw papaya also helps in reducing menstrual irregularities for women. Papaya helps to ease the condition by promoting natural flow of menstruation.

Papaya cleans the stomach and studies have shown that papaya alone eaten for 3 to 4 days has a highly beneficial tonic effect upon the stomach and intestines. All the parts of the papaya fruit are useful and beneficial. Right from the seeds to the papaya leaves and the flesh of the fruit, all of it has some value. Both the inside and the outside of the fruit can be utilized .Thus no part of the fruit is useless or goes as a waste

Thus, if love to eat to papaya, it is great because along with savouring the taste you are also ingesting all the benefits associated with eating the fruit, which will result in good health for you!

ABOUT, PORK MEAT, SEAFOODS AND VEGETABLES

GRILL SEASON IN EUROPE

Professionally Grilling is considered as the healthiest kind of the food preparation. But which means professionally? What is called actually healthy? Which meat is suitable best? And how does a grill party become the successful cause? On the following sides you find to answers to many questions approximately around the grill. As the grill specialist my hubby, we naturally concentrated on meat, sausage and fish, but there are also many interesting prescriptions with butcher set, vegetable and fruits. And it started always at home. Yes at home, inside the house.

So this was the start at home. Hubby tried the inihaw na horse mackerel and for the kids pork cutlet, in which shows down here 😐

Later then Grilling found the way over the ocean also into the European gardens and balcony. Also in Europe one can often state today that the grill property is put for lack of patience or expertise on a cold grill or on a just now ignited grill.

Grilling directly over the hot briquettes and the fat drips on the fire. Thus unnecessarily much smoke develops, either from the burned fat or from the ignition assistance and one gets not the best taste from the grill property. But it goes also differently and better

Grilling in the free one is fast, beautiful and the taste is different, since it brings the natural smoke taste back to the food.

HISTORY OF GRILLING
Since at least one million years food is roasted over the fire. After the development of tools approximately two million years ago was controlling the fire the second large break-through for mankind.

In former times the meat was refined on hot stones and since forty thousand years is also cooking usual. Because only the heat made possible the remarkable expansion of the food note. Now meat and many plants could be detoxicated and conserved. Thus a fast increase of the population was possible.

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WEEKEND IN VENICE

One weekend in Venice in February 2012, still a little bit coolly, but full charm!
My daughter and I we spend our last weekend in Venice with my NOYTUBE BFF Dana and with her daughter too. We explored the main attractions — St. Mark’s Square. We did a gondola ride, enjoyed gelato!
We dined sumptuously and sucked up every moment in this oh-so-beautiful place. Make some shopping, moments which my daughter and I love most. The rest of the story is told in the photographs that follows.

This was my daughter’s dinner Tagliatelle a la Bolognese, before we took the ride of ferry boat from venice to Punta Sabbioni. Porta Sabiona, from here one takes the public means of transport like motor boats and – boats, which bring one directly to the Markusplatz. Departure every 30 minutes. Who would like to take a vacation time for it, a ship already mounts Cavallino in Treporti at the peninsula. From there one brings you also to the islands of San Francesco del Deserto, Burano, Torcello and Murano. They cannot miss the ship stop on Punta Sabbioni. If you with the car journeys drive you a long long road dead-straight on it too.

This time of year, Venice becomes a place where you can become a different person and have a different personality by wearing a mask. People dress up from head to toe in costume and elaborate masks and walk around the city.

We had free time to explore the canals, and stop in some mask shops before we met back up with the whole group with the ferryboat!

Venice is an ideal city to walk in. Have a walk outdoors through the most characteristic and important places for the history of Venice. The Palazzo Ducale represented for centuries the seat of the Venetian political power. The Basilica de San Marco one of the most majestic cathedrals of the world!
St. Mark’s Square or piazza San Marco, Italy is one of the world’s most famous squares. The Ponte di Rialto or Rialto bridge has achieve iconic status in a city well known for incredible sights. Rialto Bridge in Venice was the only of its kind to cross the Grand Canal. Nowadays it stands alongside St. Mark’s square as a top Venice attraction, ferrying most every tourist in the city across its stony backside, just like us.

When most people think of Venice, they think of gondola rides. And if you just think about them in the abstract, they sound like they’d be dreamy and romantic, right? That it’s absolutely one of those things you “have to” do when you’re in Venice, so we did!
Going on a gondola ride in Venice is magical, especially going through the tiny canals and ending up in the main river.

For us, riding a gondola in Venice is the kind of thing that made our trip to the canal city complete. Seeing that romantic connotations associated with a gondola ride in Venice – one time of day or in one part of the city was a very different experience than other times or from other places.

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ITLOG, EGGS, EIER, OEUF

ITLOG, Maputi, Malaman, Masustansya, Masarap kasama sa breakfast, Madaling lutuin, Madaling Kainin, Kasama na sa lutong pinoy, Kasama sa hapag kainan, Kasama kapag nagkakainan, Ingatan lang ang pagkain ng madalas, Pantawid gutom, Mura lamang, Ngunit mahal kapag nabuo…lols…

Ito ang aming ulam sa pananghalian ngayon, nilahukan ko ng SARDINAS, na mayamn sa Omega-3!
Madaliang paghanda ng makakain ngayong araw ng Linggo, HOLIDAY yata sa buong mundo, araw ng mga MANGGAGAWA!

Tinatamad akong magluto ng medyo matrabahong lutuin at ayaw kong tumayo sa kusina ng matagal kaya heto muna ang pinagtiyagaan naming mag-ina. Iginisa ko sa sibuyas naputi ang Sardinas na walang kaliskis at walang tinik bago binuhusan ng nabating limang pirasong itlog. VOALA!

Maramihan kami kung mamili ng itlog, tray per tray gaya ng nasa larawan. Pero hindi ibig sabihin ay puro itlog nalang ang aming ulam sa tuwing ako ay sinusumpong ng sakit na “TAMARITIS”…hehehe…madalas ay ginagamit ko sa pag bake, kaya ganyan karami.

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CEREAL 101 FOR BREAKFAST!

Cereals, grains or cereal grains, are grasses cultivated for the edible components of their fruit seeds (botanically, a type of fruit called a caryopsis) – the endocarp, germ and bran. Cereal grains are grown in greater quantities and provide more food energy worldwide than any other type of crop; they are therefore staple crops. In their natural form (as in whole grain), they are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats and oils, and protein. However, when refined by the removal of the bran and germ, the remaining endocarp is mostly carbohydrate and lacks the majority of the other nutrients. In some developing nations, grain in the form of rice, wheat, or maize (in American terminology, corn) constitutes a majority of daily sustenance. In developed nations, cereal consumption is more moderate and varied but still substantial.

Breakfast cereal (often simply called cereal)
is a packaged food product intended to be consumed as part of a breakfast. It is usually eaten cold as a ready-to-eat meal and mixed with a liquid, such as milk or water, though occasionally nuts and fruit are also added. The exception to the rule are cereals such as oatmeal, which is most commonly served hot as porridge.

Breakfast cereals are marketed to all ages.
For adults, companies such as Kellogg’s, Quaker Oats, Post, Nestlé, and General Mills promote their products for the health benefits gained from eating oat-based and high-fiber cereals. Manufacturers often fortify breakfast cereals with various vitamins. Cereals with relatively high sugar content are also produced
YOU NEED…….

* 1 apple, peeled and diced smaller
* 1 cup of yoghurt
* 1 cup of cereals

HOW TO…….

***Mix all together in a bowl and enjoy your breakfast!

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HUA-DALI RESTAURANT

HEALTHY EATING AT CHINESE RESTAURANTS???…hmmm…
Healthy Chinese food at Chinese restaurants doesn’t have to be challenging. In fact, it can be quite easy since they are usually quite agreeable to making changes to the dishes to meet your needs.
Eating healthy meals at a Chinese restaurant therefore will mean requesting that the food is made without MSG and salt.
It’s pretty difficult to find options that include a salad or raw vegetables but you will find options that include cooked vegetables and little meat.
Look what I ordered down here for my lunch. Beef with onions and rice!

You can choose your meat with the same vegetables and sauces – beef, chicken, duck or pork. since the beef and pork are higher in fat, my hubby and our lovely daughter ordered crispy duck with veggies.

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Crispy Duck with Veggies – Hua-Dali Restaurant

Of course with steamed rice. Many of the dishes at Chinese restaurants are fried or deep fried. If you let your server and restaurant know what you are trying to accomplish they will often try to accommodate your wishes if it is possible.

Hubby and I we got soup (chinese savory soup) as starter and our daughter spring roll!

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Spring Rolls – Hua-Dali Restaurant

With the recent educational push for healthy diets to live long healthy lives, restaurants are preparing to meet the needs of their customers. Hua-Dali Restaurant is one of my family’s favorit place among chinese Resto here in Vienna. Not only the price are too affordable but also the service is good.

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