I’m always telling you how I love markets; from iconic to local markets, flea markets, farmers markets, street markets as well vintage markets.  Here what I got for the last few days from farmers markets. Farmers who came to Vienna to sell their products.

Today I visited again flea market near the airport and I got these plums and nectarines both for only one euro per kilo. Not too sweet but good enough for my shrimps paste (Bagoong alamang) for dipping. Yes! you read it right Folks. I used to eat it with “bagoong alamang guisado”. I’m a Filipina 😀

Plums and Nectarines from Hungarian farmers!

Studies proven that a fresh plum contains 113mg of potassium that helps manage high blood pressure. While nectarines are rich in fiber and vitamin C also low in calories that can be good for diabetics as well. So it will be good for me too, lalo na parehong iniingatan ko ang aking kalusugan. Ugaliing kumain nito na makakatulong sa mga may diabetes at high blood pressure na gaya ko.

My third whole watermelon this summer!

Soon summer is gone, but still lusting for this actually my third whole watermelon on this summer season. Watermelon is not only water but provides high levels of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and just a small number of calories.

Huge eggplant from farmers market.

You just never know what you#re going to find at the farmers’ market. This past Sunday as I was visiting the flea market outside Vienna, I stumbled to this huge  eggplant.

Family of huge eggplants from Flea Market

Unique range of health benefits from eggplant, again manage diabetes, reduce stress and even prevent cancer and more. Hubby grilled this for me I ate with sliced tomatoes and red onions seasoned with shrimp paste (Bagoong guisado) eaten with whole grain bread. No rice for me, since 2013 and if ever just brown rice. Good for watching diabetes and hypertonie.




Three of my dear colleagues decided to bring our dinner for today. The thing is each and everyone brought different dish that made everybody happy tummy! 😉


Annemarie brought her twenty pieces boiled eggs. We got sliced brown bread. Mama Rada brought pickled bell peppers spicy and none spicy, pickled cabbage, pickled green tomatoes, her baked proja with vegetables, cheese and yoghurt. And “KAYMAK” a cheese which I love most topped on mixed salad. KAYMAK- a creamy dairy product made from milk of water cows, sheep or goats. It has a high percentage of milk fat, typically about sixty percent. And has a thick, creamy consistency and a rich taste. It is the one in red tupper ware a white cheese! As you could see in the picture above. From these region: Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, Turkey, Bulgaria, Herzegovina, Iraq, and Iran.

Ajvar from Mumo the red one in a glass. And Dragica bought sliced smoked meat and sausage from her sister back home. What a wonderful time having dinner together just like one family at work.



We spend most of our waking hours at work, so it is no surprise that our workplace nutrition habits have major impact on our health. It has been said that proper workplace nutrition can help us get ahead! Bringing home-cooked food at work is more healthier than indulging on unhealthy junk food. It is the same with choosing balanced snacks and diet. Like fat-free yogurt, fresh veggies, and driking bottled water instead of coca cola, juices, Zero-calorie drinks and energy drinks. That is the reason why we choose to bring our food at work for us to eat together as healthy as we can.


Here another Tuna cake from Zlatinka, (colleague) but this time she use wholegrain toast and she garnished it differently from the first one she brought us last time.

Cooked by mama Rada – iCookiTravel

While this one our home-cooked dinner from mama Rada. Stuffed peppers with Soja, Proja, Sarma, Carrot Salad with Garlic and homemade Bread. PROJA is made out of corn flour with baking powder, mineral water, sunflower oil and salt. A type of bread originated from Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia.
What I love most here is the carrot salad with garlic and chilli. Super hot! Just like me (wink)…LOL

Vegan Muffins and Cookies – iCookiTravel

For dessert we got Vegan Muffins which she baked out of flour, cacao, sunflower oil, water, baking powder and I think beetroot without egg. And of course her famous cookies.

Preapared by Kapan and Zlatinka -iCookiTrafvel

Above was brought to us both Kapan and Zlatinka. Kapan cooked her famous Sarma art from Turkish cuisine with grape leaves wrapped around a filling, green peppers, dill yoghurt and cucumber sauce with garlic too. While Zlatinka prepared Burek with ground meat and cheese, Proja, and Cabbage Salad. What a healthy and delish dinner we got!

Cacao-Chocolate Cake – iCookiTravel

This was our sweet or dessert baked by Zlatinka, a cacao-chocolate cake I think without egg also! In between she added a cream out of milk and a bit of white cocolate, was very good indeed!

Pumpken Burek – iCookiTravel

Here is from Ivanka, a pumpkin burek. My first time to eat a pumpkin burek something salty. But she made two different kind one is this one and the other one was sweet with sugar of course. LOL… I love the salty one. Burek or Börek is a family of baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough known as phyllo or yufka, found in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire. There are wide variety of regional variations of Burek, pumpkin burek is one among them could be prepare either salty or sweet.

COCONUT cubes VEGAN – iCookiTravel

For dessert she baked a cake she cold it coconut cubes. I don’t know what the reason could be for this name but it is made out of cacao, flour and grated dried coconut without egg.