TRANSITION- (noun ) the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.

My family is now in this state. We just had our annual physical this month, everybody is in great shape except husband needs more Vitamin D and has to lessen his CHOLESTEROL intakes. Both Vitamin D defeciency and High Cholesterol scared me and my husband so from now on, we, not just him have to watch our every food intakes. I may not have high cholesterol but it’s time to change our diet and habits to keep everyone in the family healthy! And besides, I needed to lose weight too, I needed to trim the disgusting curves I have so I can once again wear fashionable clothes especially this summer! I must admit, I was kinda neglecting my health lately. I am not consistently going to the gym or doing any exercise and I am eating whatever kind of food I craved for. I guess this is a wake up call and it’s never too late to change all that and start being health conscious. No more frying for us, time to cook more veggies and lessen meat, more fish and consistenly taking vitamins and supplements.

I am hoping after 6 months,  when husband visit his doctor again, his Vitamin D and cholesterol levels will be back to normal again.

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Family Supplements

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Grilled Asparagus


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1 cup of rice

grilled asparagus

tomato based ground pork with white egg

 cookie for desert

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Grilled Sausages 



Thank you once again Ozeri for letting me expericnce your awesome products! Thanks for the  Ozeri Green Earth Textured Ceramic Nonstick Frying Pan, 100-Percent PTFE and PFOA Free you’ve sent me. It was perfect from what I’ve expected.  DSC_0383

This is my first ever pan with a different look. I am not so good at telling which brand is good or not so I have to really experiment on everything and read reviews about the products. This pan is my 3rd pan along with my other 2 pans with different brands I had. They are all non stick but this is the biggest one and quite deeper pan I had so far. DSC_0392

What I love about it is that I can put it in an oven without burning the handle!  Cool! I haven’t baked using my other pans so I am kind of amazed when I used it. Just be careful when unloading it from our oven, it’s still a little bit hot so use a potholder.

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I also love the bottom of it, some of the pans are leaving stains on the beautiful color of the pan, I don’t wanna clean it too much for I dont wanna scratch it but with OZERI you dont have to worry for it’s scratch free!

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I am so happy with this product,  love to use it when cooking lomein and fried rice, the size is perfect! Next time will have the smaller size too!!!

 

 

Posted on May 20, 2014 | Kitchen Appliances, Kitchen wares | 2 Comments


This was our lunch last weekend…slices of carrots and celery, baked spicy chicken wings and our all time favorite  - Lumpiang Shanghai or most commonly known as Spring Rolls. I’ve been eating spring rolls my whole life in the Philippines but last year was my first time to make some since I am craving for it, then I realized it’s not that hard to make but a lot of process. Usually if you go to a party, this appetizer is always present! For most of the people this is classified as appetizer but not for most Filipinos like us  coz we love to eat it with steamed or friend rice! Preparing it is a little bit complicated because you have to grind   most ingredients with food processor or blender if no other choice.  Let me try to write my version of recipe for some people that asked for it… IMG_146810333036_633023386789268_374482674_o

Lumpiang Shanghai Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. ground pork
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup onion
  • 1 cup cabbage (optional. I wanted more veggies for my kids thats why I added it.)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon soysauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic or garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup parsley, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Lumpia wrapper (you can find it at ACHAU in Rogers or at MANNA ORiental in Springdale)
  • cooking oil

Cooking Procedure

  1. Grind the carrots, onions, cabbage, garlic , parsley  and green onions using food processor one ingredient at a time
  2. Mixed all ingredients in a bowl starting with the onion, carrots, cabbage, green onions, parsley, salt, ground black pepper, garlic powder, and 2 pieces raw egg. Mix well. (You can use 1 raw egg only if you want and use the other one egg for wrapping, but in my case, I used both eggs and I used water to seal the wrapper)
  3. Once all ingredients are mixed, scoop 1 to 1 1/2 tablespoon of our mixture and wrap it with thr lumpia wrapper. (but the large square wrapper instead of the small one. You can wrap it the way i did and cut it after frying in small portions or you can cut the wrappers into 2 triangles and make 2 spring rolls out of it.
  4. Heat the cooking oil in a pan or deep fryer. Deep fry your lumpia until golden brown. Remove from the fryer and put in a paper towel to remove dripping oil.
  5. Transfer to serving plate with Sweet and Sour sauce in a separate saucer and voila! Enjoy your SPRING ROLLS!!!!

You can always leave a comment for questions and suggestions.

NOTE: If you think you cannot finish everything in one meal, don’t fry them all. Just like frozen products we’re buying in store, it can also be stored in freezer and fry it next time you feel like eating Srping rolls again.

Thank you for visiting!!! ENJOY!



I am thinking if I really need to buy a kitchen processor, I love to make shake for my kids but I don’t have it. We have a food processor back in out country I broke it twice. I don’t have any choice but to buy again coz there are no kitchenaid food processor parts sold in any store that time. Food processor is not that expensive so I guess It’s okay to buy a new one than buying a parts and have it fix.  I saw this 2 in 1 food processor for sale online and I wanted to buy it. But since my main objective is to make a fruit shake, just thinking carefully if I really need it or not. A blender or a food processor?

Base on what I read there are top ten ways to use a food processor:

 1. Puréeing Soups and Sauces

2. Preparing Salsas, Pestos, Dips, and Spreads

3. Grinding Meat

4. Grinding Nuts

5. Making Nut Butter

6. Grinding Flour

7. Making Pasta and Pizza Dough

8. Making Homemade Mayonnaise

9. Making Bread Crumbs and Cookie Crumb

10. Shredding Cheese

 

Food processor has plenty of things to do but all I need is to make a shake so I guess buying a food processor is too much. But if they have almost the same price then I’ll go with food processor.

Posted on May 1, 2014 | Miscellaneous | No Comment Yet


It’s Saturday and I feel like using a TIME OFF for just one day. I’m lazy and don’t wanna do anything in my kitchen so I ordered pizza, sliced some carrot and celeries and opened a bottle of coke for dinner! Tell me if it’s just only ME or it also happened to other moms in the world?

I love DOMINOS pizza, I’m contented with the HAWAIAN FLAVOR or HAM and BACON Toppings. I love the crust and not to mention the garlic sauce! Hmmm…yummy! I am not sure actually if I am just lazy to cook or I just wanted to eat pizza once in a while haha! Aside from that, you know what is cool about ordering online is this pizza tracker (see pic below). I am always enjoying this while I wait at home. You can actually change the setting but I love this particular regular setting.  Oh well…delivery is here! Chao!

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Have you ever experience baking or cooking then suddenly you find out that your lack of ingredients? How’d you manage to work with it? Of course, cooking a dish or baking a pastries lack of ingredients won’t make your output perfect, thus completing the needed ingredients should be prepared. That’s why owning a motorcycle or even a bike for easy going to markets are perfect to have. Make sure that you do have your motorcycle helmets too for protection purposes. Not just for lack of ingredients motorcycle is perfect for but of course, for some instances or emergency needed too!
Posted on Mar 17, 2014 | Miscellaneous | No Comment Yet


I discovered a new, easy and delicious recipe last Christmas. Our company’s christmas party was held at La Quinta Hotel. Everybody brought something, ofcourse I didn’t cook so I just bought disposable utensils while others brought different specialty of their own. Don’t ask me how they taste like coz it didn’t stick in my mind tastebuds. What caught my attention was the Sopapilla Cheesecake. One of my close friend/ co-worker made it so I asked the recipe right that moment!

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My first Sopapilla Cheesecake

Here is the recipe my friend wrote for me:

Ingredients: 

- 1 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese (softened)

- 1 and 3/4 cup of sugar

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1 (8 oz) cans of refrigirated original crescent rolls

- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

- 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)

1/4 cup honey

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F then prepare 9×13  inch baking dish with cooking spray

2. Prepare the Cream Cheeese Mixture – Beat the cream chesse with 1 cup of sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth, set aside.

3. Prepare the Butter Mix – Stir 3/4 cup sugar, cinnamon and butter , set aside

4. Prepare the Cake – Unroll the cans of crescent dough, use a rolling pin or just press it into the bottom of your pan/baking dish,  spread the creamcheese mixture on top evenly then cover with the remaining crescent roll. Dot the butter mix on top of the cheesecake.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for  30 minutes or until the crescent dough has puffed and turned golden brown. Remove from the oven after and drizzle with honey. Cool pan then cut into squares.

I hope you like it like I do. Serve it warm, ENJOY!

Tip:  Store left overs in the refrigerator. Heat in an oven for 8-10 seconds and serve!

 

Posted on Jan 22, 2014 | Desserts, Fun Food, Holidays, Ocassions, Snacks | No Comment Yet


I am so lucky that my fairy hobmother visited me again this week! I feel blessed!

It’s been a month since I first heard about the hobmother and I was very curious about her. I’ve been reading a lots of compliments and stories about him and his fairy overlords too! Most articles that I’ve read about him were all inviting everyone to comment in their sites so they can have a chance to receive gifts from the fairy hobmother. I got curious and excited so I comment in one of my friend’s post about it and luckily he picked me up not just once but twice! I love you fairy hobmother! May you have more pixie dusts to shower to all of us bloggers ;)

TO all BLOGGERS out there who wants to receive gifts from the Fairy Hobmother, COMMENT in this post and leave your website, who knows, you might be the next lucky blogger the Fairy Hobmother will soon visit!

Posted on Jan 21, 2014 | Miscellaneous | 2 Comments


Riding a horse is one of the best activities a family could have during family day. And so, it is really nice to get along with our family in an activity that both of you would have fun and enjoy the rest of the day together. Isn’t that great that you don’t just have fun but of course, you have learned a lot about the said activity too-  on why do we need to wear outfits like jodhpurs jodhpurs instead of ordinary pants and so much more?  Thus, it does not just bring fun and enjoyment to your family but as well, it teaches us a lesson too.
Posted on Aug 7, 2013 | Holidays, Miscellaneous, Ocassions | No Comment Yet


Are you eating corned beef? What brand?

You know my husband loves corned beef, I remember when were still in college, we used to eat corned beef when we were in my house and even in their house. When we were with friends, he used to request corned beef too. He’s first favorite brand was argentina corned beef then change into CDO and Purefoods. When we got married, he still love corned beef and so with our kids. Ask my kids what they want to eat and they will answer corned beef. See, like father like kids eh? If cravings is one of tha basis for a paternity test the they are perfectly match! Hahahahahah! Sadly, we haven’t have any stock for more than a month now. We are not buying from walmart because my kids will surely not like it. They don’t like ‘imported’ when we were in our country. The Pinoy Store doesn’t have their stock last time so we were trying our luck this week to look for a pinoy corned beef :D

 

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 | Everyday Dishes, Miscellaneous | 1 Comment





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