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 



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!



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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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


Love drinking coffee? Then, what brand do you usually consume? If not, what makes you don’t drink it?
Don’t you know that there are plenty of coffee brands nowadays? And the new thing about it is, it is now very friendly to our body. That is what we call organic coffee and one of the know brand for this is organo gold coffee. This type of coffee is indeed perfect for those who are health conscious and at the same time loves to drink coffee. So now, nothing can stop you from drinking of your love with organic coffee! What more a coffee lover could ask for?

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original price $44 now only $33

Here’s a sample of their coffee that I love the most – Cafe latte!  They are on big sale right now with big discount and can be able to  choose different type of coffee you want in their site. I am a coffee lover but I am acidic so there’s some coffee that I cannot drink except the natural ones like this organo coffee. You might wanna try one of their products too coz even if you’re not acidic, drinking natural coffee is good for our health. Try it now while their on sale!

Posted on May 27, 2012 | Beverages, Snacks | No Comment Yet


Oh it’s been a long time since I haven’t tasted this yummy Filipino delicacy – Dried Pusit (Squid)!

I love buying this kind of food especially when it’s from the streets together with the fried peanuts.

This one is different coz it’s a special one and I am sure much more expensive than those I am buying from the street. No wonder it’s tastier!

Thanks to my husband’s office mates who are always remembering us!

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 | Appetizers, Fun Food, Miscellaneous, Snacks | No Comment Yet


Gift giving has been traditionally applied by people around the world in every occasion or even in a simple gathering. We actually don’t have idea on what to give sometimes. Good thing is that GourmetGiftBaskets.com comes up with an idea that people could easily think of what to give in different occasions. We can actually put what we think is perfect for the occasion we are going to attend. Aside from that, the celebrant who can receive it will love it too. There are actually varieties of ideas on what to put for a gift basket. That depends on the person you wished to give the gift.
This month, I have lots of friends who are celebrating their special days such as birthdays, wedding anniversaries and so much more and I am planning to give them this kind of gifts. And I’m pretty sure that they’ll be happy of what I am giving to them. Even myself, I really want to receive as well this kind of gift to from my friends and I would surely be surprised if ever. What do you guys think about the idea of gourmet gift basket? How does this sound to you? This is quite interesting and surprising, right? So if you don’t have any idea on what to give to your closest friends or to you loved ones, then this one is perfectly answers your need!
Posted on Mar 13, 2012 | Miscellaneous, Snacks | No Comment Yet


My husband’s co worker from the Philippines sent him some Goldilocks polvoron now it makes me miss my country so much! I miss these delicacies that me and my kids love to buy when we were still there.  I love their cakes, I also love to eat their Filipino delicacies such as ‘Dinuguan, Spaghetti, Pakabok and Most especially Halo Halo. Hmmm I am drooling right now. I wish Golidolocks will be available soon in Arkansas or Texas where we can visit sometime. Golidocks has 22 stores in the US – in Los Angeles, California, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Sacramento, and San Diego unfortunately there’s non here in Arkansas.

Yummy Polvoron!

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 | Desserts, Everyday Dishes, Snacks | No Comment Yet


I miss eating some of our usual ‘merienda’ (snack) in the Philippines. I miss buying Banana Que, Hot Monay or Pandesal, Ginatan, and most especially my favorite Kamote Que.

Kamote que is a deep friend sweet potatoes with brown sugar. I though cooking kamote que is easy but it’s not. My first try didn’t go well, the sugar didn’t stick into the sweet potatoes but anyways it’s still yummy!

I will try it again next time! 🙂

Posted on Jan 24, 2012 | Appetizers, Fun Food, Snacks | 3 Comments


Our neighbor brought a gingerbread man’s house kit last Thanksgiving break of my angels for them to make together.

It’s a fun thing for my angels, they decorate the roof, the walls and their gingerbread man, their snowman and christmas tree.

Look what they made 🙂

 

Gingerbread Man’s House

Our Neighbor Ruth and my angels

 

 

Posted on Dec 3, 2011 | Desserts, Fun Food, Holidays, Snacks | 8 Comments





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