Eat your gulay

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Archive for the tag “Vegetarian”

Happy New Year!!!

Happy wonderful 2013 to all!!!

I am grateful and blessed for the year that was and I am hoping for the same this year.

I am sharing this wonderful photo I saw online to encourage us to be more veg this year ;)

 

Let's go VEG

Let’s go VEG

 

*thanks Google for the photo.

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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.

Resto Reviews

Allow me to introduce the other part of my blog which I call the RR segment or Resto Review/s. In the future, you will definitely see more reviews coming (if our budget permits) while we keep a low profile. We want to really see what each resto has to offer in their usual state and not because a writer/blogger is there to write about them. Since we are vegetarians, we will only feature vegetarian, vegan and veg*n friendly places. Maybe some health stores as well. No place for cruelty here, entiendes?!?

Each review is based only on our personal experience, how the food tasted, the place and some other stuff. Also, we pay for our own food. How I wish it will be free BUT we are veggie undercover agents so no act of enticement or bribery of free veggie food will alter us. hahaha :)

Fast forward now. How we review? I made up a factor system below to help out other veg out there or my readers (if any :0 ) to decide whether to go there or not. I based them on the our five senses. A good way to make those senses active. Hope this can help.

Sight – how we perceive the place. The physical attribute of the resto and then some.  Proper lighting? Beautiful landscapes? Squeaky Clean? Hygienic? Eccentric tables and chairs? I will also add on this part at least the “how to get to the resto” kind of stuff since we don’t have a car.

Smell – the mood and character of the place. Relaxing? feels like you’re on a different place? Hippie type? Did it smell of spices?

Taste – this is where our taste buds is tested. we will always keep an open mind and empty stomach :) in each place.

Touch – not the touch that you are thinking. I decided to tweak this factor since touch is somewhat synonymous feelings. This is for the relationship of the staffs to their customers. Are they friendly? Masungit or ill-tempered? Accommodating? Always with a smile?

Hear – this is for you to my beloved readers. I want to hear what you have to say. Have you been to this place? I will try to insert some sites from other people who’ve been to this place.

Rating – scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

I hope that our review system will work to help out other veggie loving peeps out there. Packed with a camera, notebook and an empty stomach, we are ready to rumble.

Vacation up north

Just got back from a quick vacation up north where the Pine Trees are growing. I want to stay there longer and will post my vegetarian adventures here. Was able to eat at the vegetarian two restaurants a few blocks from where I stay. Got some awesome pics as well. :)

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! :)

hello

This is our veggie blog.  It’s plant-based so it is either raw, vegan, lacto-vegetarian (i don’t eat eggs) or the other varieties of vegetarianism.

I’ve tried to create blogs from the past but I guess this is what I am at least knowledgeable enough to keep up. I will create budget-friendly recipes, review products that we use or even review some of our favorite restaurants around the metro or if lucky, even overseas.

I will try to categorize my recipes based on the varieties that I am using and make it economical, sustainable and non-karmic. To inspire me, I created a slogan for this blog:

If it is sustainable then it is economical. If it is economical then it is good for the environment. If it is good for the environment then it is good for our planet. If it is good for our planet then it is good for our body. If we have a good and healthy body, we can use this in service to the Supreme.

L and M.

P.S

GULAY is vegetable in our native language.


						
					

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