Vegetables in Coconut Milk (Ginataang Gulay)

My husband loves this dish. He likes it with thick coconut milk.

string beans
bitter gourd
pork (cut in small pieces)
thick coconut milk
cooking oil
garlic (minced)
onion (sliced)
msg (optional)
Saute onion, garlic and pork. Add the string beans, bitter gourd and the squash. Add the coconut milk and salt to taste. Let it boil until done but do not over cook the vegetables.

Ham and Cheese Macaroni

It is Food Trip Friday again. I want to share this time the recipe of my steamed Macaroni with Ham and Cheese.

1/2 kg. macaroni (boiled and drained)
4 pcs. sweet ham (cut in small squares)
quickmelt cheese (grated)
1 big onion (minced)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 cup cheese spread
1 cup all purpose cream
1 tbsp. butter or margarine (melted)
msg (optional)
In a non-stick pan, saute onion and garlic until golden brown. Add the ham and cook for 30 seconds. Add the all purpose cream and the cheese spread. Then add the macaroni. Let is simmer for a minute or 2. Transfer the mixture in a greased or non-stick pan. Top it with grated quickmelt cheese. Simmer for 15 minutes. You can now serve your Steamed Macaroni with Ham and Cheese.

You can join us here. Happy Food Trip Friday everyone!

Key To a Healthy Life

Nutrition experts have always linked health problems to essential nutrient deficiencies. There’s a strong link between food intake and it’s effect on a person’s quality of life.

The following program can do wonders in your body if followed:

1. Fruit and vegetables with every meal.
2. Ar least one Vitamin A enriched fruit or vegetable such as carrot, sweet potato, spinach
or broccoli everyday.
3. At least One Vitamin C enriched fruit or vegetable such as grapefruit, orange or cauliflower
4. At least one high fiber fruit or vegetable such as apple or broccoli everyday.
5. Cabbage-family vegetables such as broccoli or brussel sprouts several times a week.
6. A glass of fruit juice every morning.
7. A large salad at lunch.
8. A piece of fresh fruit such as an apple or banana as a morning snack.
9. A crunchy carrot or a piece of celery stick if you get hungry in the afternoon.
10. Plenty of dark green vegetables such as broccoli or spinach during evening meals.

A positive outlook in life can also help. Have a great week everyone!

Sweet and Sour Maya-Maya

Today I cooked Sweet and Sour Maya-Maya.

1 medium sized Maya-Maya
1 small carrot
1 small red bell pepper
1 small can pineapple chunks
2 tbsp sugar
1 table spoon cornstarch
banana ketchup
ground pepper

Fry Maya-Maya then set aside. Mix all the ingredients except for the fish and cornstarch. Bring to boil. Dissolve cornstarch in little water then add to the mixture. Stir until thick. Pour the mixture on top of Maya-Maya.

Father’s Day Food Trip

Yesterday we went to the mall and celebrated father’s day. We ate our lunch and snack there but we had our dinner at our house. I cooked shanghai fried rice, lumpiang shanghai and bitter gourd with blackbeans, tofu and lechon.

…lunch at Tokyo Tokyo

…snack at Shakey’s

…foods I prepared for dinner
shanghai fried rice…

bitter gourd with black beans, tofu and lechon…

lumpiang shanghai.

Yesterday was a food trip day.