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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  :)


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


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 :)


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


30 is a lucky number

Guess what?!?

Today I turned 30.

So on this special day, i asked my baker friends from Straight from the heartH to make a cake for me. This is what i asked them. Since we are lacto-veg, i didn’t have any problems requesting for my cake to be vegan and eggless.

For your visual pleasure


my cake

Hubby got the cake in Manila and look how heavy it is :0


see how thick the cake is :)


tadaaa!!! sliced by the birthday girl

Take a bite. It’s alright.

I am thankful to the Lord for another year. A year full of blessings, love and everything under the sun.


If you are interested in contacting Straight from the heartH for you vegetarian cakes, cupcakes and bars. Email me and will give you their contact info. Thanks
I am grateful every day.

Sweet tooth crazy

Again, please forgive me for not updating. I’ve been busy with work until i realized that i haven’t updated my online version of me :).

So just to share, since my work requires a lot of energy (in a good way and im happy with i do by the way), i’ve been snacking on some cupcakes baked by friends. They’re eggless, karma-less and delish! They humbly call themselves “Straight from the Hearth”
How cool is that!

Here’s their version of passion fruit and toffee walnut cupcake.
And did i mention i ate the whole box.


passion fruit and toffee nut cupcake


…that’s what my hubby said during our travel. He thought of the name and i find it interesting and right for our lifestyle.

From now on,  we will name our travel adventures “LakbayGulay”.  Lakbay is travel in Filipino and Gulay is of course veggies. What do you think?

“The highs and lows of being vegetarians on the road, sight-seeing, being on a budget, enjoying the wonders of nature, meeting people and learning. We are here to document and  share it. ” This is what drives us to travel. Hope you will join us  again in our future travels.

As a kick-off for our first adventure, let me share some of the photos we took. We saw so many trees, walked the beach, swam in the beach, falls, climbed stairs, talked to strangers and a lot more. It opened our eyes and thanked God for such marvels.  We are so blessed that we have this.

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru

Do you recognize some of the places? Will tell you more about it in a few days!  :)

on the road

I have to apologize for not updating my blog. I’ve been very busy with work and we are now on the road somewhere north of our homeland.

I got too excited when my vegetarian boss came to visit last month which is a bit unplanned and I’m supposed to share it but I am still speechless about our experience and until now, my article is not done yet. I promise to share this don’t worry.

I will also share with you the places that we will visit during this trip. Also, I have many things to write about that I just learned from my veggie lovin blog friends. Thank you so much!

Ciao for now!!!

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!


Mobile blogging

Hello veggie lovin peeps! I know its been a while but I am currently testing this gadget that I bought (just a second hand one) for my blogging needs since I am always away. I know Christmas is just around the corner and I am praying that we will all be remembering the true spirit of this event. Merry Christmas to all!


Please forgive me for not blogging this month of November. Pretty swamped with work and some travels. I have many articles ready but they’re still stuck in my head somewhere. I’ ve written notes to make sure I remember what to write. Next week, as the holiday season approaches, I promise to write more. Oh, that is after my another one week vacation! ;-)

Minatamis na Saba with a twist

Bananas. We, Filipinos love them. Every part of the Banana tree is useful. Some we can eat and some we can use for cooking and other stuff. Today, we decided to cooked the traditional minatamis na Saba or Sweetened Cardaba banana with a twist. Funny that I have to Google Saba for the benefit of other readers. This dessert  is very simple and I bet you and your lovely kiddies will love it. You can even serve this for snack.

To cook, again, I’m not a fan of measurement so you can just decide how you will measure depending on the number of people who will eat.


10 Ripe Saba – cut into wedges, Brown or Muscovado Sugar, Water, Butter and Cinnamon powder. I used 1 cup of sugar and the same for the water. Feel free to experiment on your desired consistency if you want to add more water or sugar.

How to cook:

On a medium heat, put the banana, water and sugar in your pan and cover. Bring to a boil or until the the banana is soft when you stick a fork in  it. Once you have that consistency, add the butter. I used about 1/8 cup and then lastly, put 1 tbsp. of cinnamon powder. Let it sit for a few minutes and then serve. I suggest that you don’t put ice because the butter will solidify and this dessert is best served hot.

Here’s the actual photo. Can you see the cinnamon and the buttery syrup with sugar is just delicioso! Making Dora happy! :D

So there, regular Filipino dessert with a twist. Our version of Minatamis na Saba with a twist. Enjoy!

sweetened saba with butter and cinnamon

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