PURE VEGGIES

VEGETABLES WITH HERBS AND SPICES

My dinner pure vegetables, I ate it with one sliced whole wheat bread!
Trying this new idea from KOTANYI, finding that good taste just as a healthy diet in one, the absence of flavor enhancers, colorings and artificial flavors. And then even if the preparation is quick and easy yet, a healthy, tasty meal nothing stands in the way. Try it Folks 🙂

VEGETABLES WITH HERBS AND SPICES

Colorful vegetable dish for 2 persons. As a vegetarian main dish or as an accompaniment to chicken, fish and lean meat!

YOU NEED…….

* 400 g of Vegetables in season (I used scallions, carrots, cabbage, soya chunks, onion, leek and zucchini)
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 1 small. scallions
* 125 ml water
* 1/2 pouch New Kitchen Herbs and Spices for Vegetables from Kotanyi
* 3 tablespoons yogurt

HOW TO…….

** Heat oil in large frying pan or wok, sauté onion until glassy, ​​bite-sized cut vegetables. With 125 ml of water and 1/2 pouch of New Kitchen Herbs and Spices for Vegetables from Kotanyi, add 3 tablespoons of yogurt and adjust seasoning if necessary.

ABOUT

EASTER MONDAY

Bonding on Easter Monday with NOYTUBE BFF Dana together with our Kids:)
European countries celebrate Easter and Easter Monday as public holidays. In several countries in Europe Holy Week and the week after Easter is a student and school holidays. Since her 2 kids just came back from Germany after easter vacation we decided to have a half-day bike with our kids at Praterallee.

Really we all had great time together with our kids and the weather was so friendly. Everyone enjoyed biking.

Then we decided to have our late lunch-early dinner at T.G.I.F. (Thanks Gos It’s Friday)http://www.tgifridays.at/

This was my son’s dinner–Balsamic Glazed Chicken Caesar

Balsamic-marinated chicken breast fire-grilled and drizzled with balsamic glaze. Served with chopped romaine tossed in Caesar Vinaigrette with shaved Parmesan, crunchy croutons and fresh grape tomatoes.
— at T.G.I. Fridays.

…and Roni’s Cheese Burger
— at T.G.I. Fridays.

My Dinner<<< Jack Daniel’s® Ribs

A full rack of seasoned baby back pork ribs is slow-cooked in-house, then fire-grilled till fall-off-the-bone tender and basted in Jack Daniel’s® glaze. Served with crispy seasoned fries and ginger-lime slaw.
— at T.G.I. Fridays.

BFF Dana’s Chicken Quesadilla
They came with caramelized onions, peppers and cheese and are served with avocado ranch dressing and pico de gallo chile. The chesse is great!

Daniel’s tower also an art of chicken quesadillas with avocado ranch dressing.

My son tried also the Pecan-Crusted Chicken Salad

Warm and crispy pecan-crusted chicken served on a bed of chopped romaine lettuce and mixed greens tossed in Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing with dried cranberries, Mandarin oranges, sweetened pecans, celery and crumbled bleu cheese.
— at T.G.I. Fridays.

WE ENJOYED THE FRESH FLAVORS OF MEXICO
The Mexican kitchen is a celebration for the palate. The combination of briefly roasted meat, fresh vegetable and spicy sauces wrapped into thin flat bread or pita from wheat (Tortillas) or (Tacos) already began its triumphant advance years ago outside from Mexico. The kitchen chef continued to go still another piece and to interpret the classical prescriptions again. On the one hand with strong Bleu Cheese Dressing, so the English Touch on the other hand with Sriracha Sauce and fruits, to the south Asian kitchen ajar. Also the Southern State kitchen of the USA could do their influence with spicy BBQ or Southwestern Sauce and in south California Shrimps not to be missing. Said like a celebration for the palate. In addition fruit cocktails and Mexican beer.

PORK MEAT, SEAFOODS AND VEGETABLES

SUNDAY LUNCH AT HOME

I’m not fun of MEAT FOOD at all! I probably ate for most meals during my childhood vegetables and seafoods. Back home I used to love cooking a Sunday fish and vegetables for my family and friends or going down the restaurants for one. In Manila cooking meat food for lunch or dinner is not really practical due to the expense (expensive) plus all the required components.

When I came to Vienna everything had changed. And because of my family I have to cook for them. My hubby and 2 kids who are fun of eating mighty meat at all:)
So for our mighty Sunday Lunch today, grilled pork belly and shrimps sinigang (sour soup)!

What does it mean to “ABSTAIN”?

To abstain is to not eat meat. Its purpose is to be an act of penance – an act of sacrifice, that helps us grow in freedom to make much bigger sacrifices. Of course, it would not make sense to make the sacrifice of not eating meat, and then eat a wonderful meal I might enjoy even more. Many people eat a vegetarian diet, for a variety of reasons, and eating meat is not even an issue. It might be possible to abstain from a non-meal that I really like, on all the FRIDAYS of LENT. It should be noted that many people in this world cannot afford to eat meat or do not have access to it. Part of our abstaining from meat can place us in solidarity with so many of our sisters and brothers around the world.

PURE VEGGIES

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…….