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The day of Easy Vegetarian Christmas Special

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eggless bibingka

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eggless mayo or soyanaise

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hamonado

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eggless salad

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my full plate with bibingka, salad and the bonus vegetarian relleno

Isn’t it wonderful to be VEG. With these foods, you will never go back to being carnivorous again.

If you need recipes, I will post it here.

Again, forgive me if i didn’t say this will be picture heavy.

Photos taken by my nifty iPhone4s.

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Love-nder cleanse day

Warning!! This post is heavy with photos :)

For now, these are the foods that we prepared during the workshop. Somehow or another, they are all related in helping a person detox. Learned so much and we have yet to do the detox. Will talk more about that soon. In the meantime, ENJOY!!!

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chia seeds soaked in pili milk with fresh fruits and a dash of maca powder

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raw brocco and cauli, mixed with olive oil and calamansi with himalayan salt

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gluta salad

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salad

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red and white quinoa with nori sheets

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our table

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salad galore

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carrot beet soup with kelp noodles, wakame, nori and wansoy

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our bowls

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the very radiant energy of raw salad

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omega 3 herbs

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dressing…sorry forgot the name :)

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raw salad mandala

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our raw soup up close

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my first plate

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my second :)

This is my first time to attend workshops like these and I have so much more to join this Month.

Hi October. please be nice! :)

The LOVE-nder cleanse

As you know by now, we are back to our humble abode after a few weeks of traipsing in Mindanao. During our vacation, we ate some junk foods here and there as well as sodas. Grabe, I made a vow not to eat them but I am only human. LOL :) I need to detox!!! Now naaa.

Without any further ado, I am attending this workshop this coming weekend. Actually, I have some other workshops lined up to attend this month of September but this is the first one so far. I will post the rest of the events that I will join so if you are interested, you can try them too. Sounds good?!? :)

Anyways, I’ve wanted to try the RAW diet pero ang hirap, hahaha! Imagine, NOT-COOKING-YOUR-FOOD to get the nutrients first hand. I know it’s very matipid but thats a different story.  This weekend, is like the starter course of getting into the RAW diet. Now, I am not only attending to cleanse out from the junk that we’ve digested in the past weeks, months,etc but also for my hubby. He’s got Hepa B and it is important for us to make sure that his liver is protected amidst that disease. Buti nalang, he is slowly shifting to the vegetarian diet  way way back even before he got that disease (blame it on the turo-turo food).

Here is the poster from Dahon Kusina. I think they are the pioneer in introducing this workshop and they are very well-known in the RAW community here in the Philippines.

THE LOVE-NDER CLEANSE POSTER

So this workshop aims to help us in cleansing and detoxing. We’ve tried DIY detox before but we are giving a formal method of leaning it a try :), though we just have to spend a few pesos for that.

Let me share some excerpts from their site about this upcoming workshop.

Cleansing and detox is a crucial step in clearing our body of both physical and emotional toxins that have accumulated over the years.

In this workshop, learn some protocols that you can choose from (from mild to heavy), learn all about the importance and functions of the liver in the detoxification process – all while learning some easy-to-prepare recipes that aim to support your cleanse.

THE LOVE-NDER CLEANSE
SEPTEMBER 22, 2012, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
To register, you may email leaf.kitchen@yahoo.com or send us a PM.
They have a limit of 12 participants only, so be sure to book in advance.

Left over baked bean pizza

So what to do with left over baked beans?!? Hubby got an idea and it actually turned something good. Masarap at masustansya. (healthy and delicious)

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left over baked beans

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veggie sausage, onions, tomatoes

 

 

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ready-made dough

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for my vegan friends, no need to add cheese :)

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viola..Enjoy!

 

what’s app: HappyCow

What’s up!

Whats app!

This is just me sharing the apps that I use on my nifty little iPhone :)

As a vegetarian who travels a lot, we think its important to have a guide to help you along the way. As part of travel preps, we make it a point to research about the place, look for decent place to stay and a place to EAT, of course!  Before we find it so hard to look and to ask restaurants to cook for us  or if they can adjust their meal for vegs like us. Now, with the help of this app, we can easily find restos near our place. This app needs internet connection or gprs for it to work. You can use wi-fi or connect through your phone but fees may apply.

This is the welcome page. Look at that cute cow  :)

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welcome page

iPhone detects your current location (look at that purple arrow) and it will point you to the nearest resto or you can put the address. Remember, fees will apply so if there’s wi-fi, better use it :p

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This is the app in the App Store, you can buy it a very reasonable price of $2.99 (i think, i can’t remember) It’s a good app and whats cool about it is that if you noticed something wrong or you want to request for an update about the store you visit, you can easily click a button and it will send to the HappyCow admins for them to update. How cool is that :)

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Do you have this app on your phone? What do you think?

Pink little sprouts

Sorry for the über delayed post, I’ve been so busy with everything . I am also planning on changing my blog so it is something that I look forward to in the next few months.

Fast forward, let me share something that I did for the first time.  It’s my first time to actually try sprouting and boy do they look so cute.  I tried on some mung beans or monggo.

pink little sprouts

They are pinkish and are the freshest sprouts unlike those found in the market, looking suffocated in those plastics. I suggest that we all try this every once in a while. It’s very healthy and sustainable.

For those who have no idea with sprouting, i just search the net and found decent information. I am also in the process of sprouting other seeds and will definitely share it here. In the meantime, let me share a site that I find really useful, Primalseeds.

Merry Christmas! Maligayang Pasko

May we not forget the real meaning of this day! Merry Christmas to all! Since i am a lacto veg and trying to be vegan/raw soon, i found this nifty little apps for us veggie lovers. The best part of this apps is that it’s free! Here’s how it look!

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Filipino-style Buko Steak

Yes, you read it right. This dish is about coconut meat or Buko in our native tongue. Buko bistek, Buko steak or Coconut stew, as I might call it.

We all know the many benefits our lovely coconut can give us.  I think, this is the only tree where every part of it is consumed without fail. From the coconut juice, to its trunk, and its dried husk. No wonder this is also known as the Tree of Life. 

Fast forward to my dish, this was an improvisation made by my partner. He’s been cooking for several years now and this dish never fail to give that “what’s this” impression.  To start with this dish, you have buy at least 2 coconut. Make sure that you let the seller pick the young ones and they are very good at it. It seems that they can decipher the coconut just by merely knocking on it using their knife or machetes. You can drink the coconut juice and I would recommend that you do for many health reasons.

Ingredients:

2 whole coconut meat, cut into thin strips. Garlic. Soy sauce. Vinegar. Sugar and pepper to taste. Parsley for garnishing.

How to cook:

Basically, combine the thin strips of coconut in soy sauce, lemon juice or vinger, garlic, and ground pepper. Marinate for a few minutes. For the marinate mixture, you just have to measure accordingly as you wish but it’s a combination of soy sauce, vinegar, pepper and a dash of sugar. I really suggest that you do this first so that the coconut meat will absorb the flavor and no one will ever find out that this is actually a coconut. :)

marinated coconut meat

Once done, you have to fry the coconut meat and drain the oil after. Over medium heat, be ready to sauté some garlic in a skillet. Add the fried coconut milk and immediately add the marinated mixture.  Let it simmer until you can smell the aroma. This is like that of our Adobo. Wherein, the Filipinos are very famous of.

And the product. Tara, Kain tayo! (Let’s eat)

Buko Steak or Bistek

Pancake experiment

You might want to try this for breakfast. :)

I call this White chocolate mango pancake. Simply because it has small white chocolates and some mangoes. I made two sets because the first one is a failure but still tasted good. I actually put the mangoes on top while the pancake is cooking on the other side. I am using a regular pan by the way and I am very much considering buying a pancake maker :)

Experiment #1

the first pancake experiment

I think what I did wrong was mixing the mangoes. Although i mashed it first, the heat of the pan eventually burned the mangoes. As you can see on the photo, the mangoes and the white chocolate melted but they’re oh so heavenly. You can try this if you have a pancake maker :)

Experiment #2

the second pancake :)

I think this is the successful pancake for the day. Instead of adding the mangoes while the pancake is in the pan, I just used it as a topping.  You can also try to use other fruits, I’ve tried bananas so far and have yet to try other fruits. For bananas since they are not that watery, I put the mashed banana on the pancake mixture before cooking. In addition, I tried the white chocolates for the first time instead of using sugar and the melting experience is awesome.

Ingredients:

Any vegetarian/vegan friendly pancake mix, some fresh fruits and little white chocolates.

How to cook:

Cook it like the regular pancake with the aid of a pancake maker and then either put the fruit on top before closing the lid of your machine. You can also try to use it as a topping instead just like what I did on the second photo because I use an ordinary pan and my pancake got burned. :)

I am happy with the result and the people who tasted this was happy as well. I think this will be a big hit on children and oh not to mention adults like me.

Happy eating!

Meatless Monday

I started this blog on a Monday and on the first day of the month. I feel that if you want to keep a hobby or do something on a daily basis, you have to start on a Monday. I don’t know the science behind that but it works for me.

Since I am forever meatless, I just named this entry Meatless Monday to give honor to those vegetarians or non-veg doing this advocacy. My recipe is C2 in coconut milk. Why C2 or what is C2? I just made that up actually and it’s Cabbage and Carrots combined :) ain’t I creative?!? Enough of my self-flattery. Here’s my appetizing dinner.

cabbage and carrots in coconut milk.

A very simple meal yet very healthy. I first tasted this meal when we visited Phnom Penh in Cambodia. A restaurant by the name of Apsara is serving a veggie meal for $2.50. Since we are on a budget, we tried this meal and we loved it. I have yet to copy what they serve us there but this is just my local version.

Ingredients:

1 whole cabbage – chopped,  2 whole carrots – cut into long thin strips,   5 or 6 cloves of garlic – minced,  1 large onions – chopped,  1 cup of coconut milk (the first squeeze),  1 tbsp of butter for sauté, half block tofu – diced and deep-fried for toppings,  pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

How to cook:

I use olive oil (when I have some stock) to fry garlic and onions but for this one I used butter.  So on a heated pan, put the 1 tbsp of butter on low fire. Saute the garlic until golden brown and add the onions.  For onions, I try to sauté them until they are shiny because I read somewhere that when you do that to onions, they tend to taste sweet. :) Once done, add the carrots and make sure not to make it soggy and the finally, add the cabbage. Stir-fry the veggies and add the coconut milk for the last part. You can add water if you want to add some sauce or just the coconut milk to make it richer. Put some salt and pepper to taste. Make sure not too salty. Bring it to a boil and once the coconut milk begins to thicken, that’s a sign for me that the coconut milk is all done. You can put the fried tofu on top or you can add it separately after serving.  Viola! Enjoy your simple dish. I would say I was able to serve this for 4 so feel free to change if you feel like serving it to a larger number or to a smaller one.

Happy eating! :)

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