A healthy dinner of Ginataang Kalabasa and Tilapia
Monday, 27 July 2009

Ginataang Kalabasa, Tilapia fish and brown rice
Ginataang Kalabasa, Tilapia fish and brown rice by kutitots, on Flickr

Recently, my husband and I have been trying to adapt a healthy lifestyle. See the emphasis on “trying”—because really, it’s hard to eat “healthy” when you’ve got the whole wide world of yummy food. Luckily, you can have both: yummy and healthy at the same time!

How? Well, let me share with you one of my mom’s “healthier” recipes: a great combination of Ginataang Kalabasa paired with Tilapia and brown rice. Read more…

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House of Polvoron: Reinventing an old-time favorite
Monday, 27 July 2009

Pinipig polvoron
Pinipig polvoron by kutitots, on Flickr

My sister is an avid fan of polvoron. Back in elementary, she and her tutor used to make loads of polvoron during their breaks. And me, being the elder sister with no patience for cooking at that time (lucky for my husband, it’s the other way around now!), just enjoyed eating whatever she and her tutor came up with. We used to put an entire bite-size piece into our mouths, then threaten our babysitter of talking with our mouths full of polvoron—and get a telling off from our parents if they caught us.

Every now and then I still crave for that home-made polvoron—the recipe of which my sister forgot to take note of—so you can just imagine how excited I was when House of Polvoron (HOP) approached me to try out their specialty polvoron! Read more…

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Breakfast at 1771 Sentro
Monday, 13 July 2009

Dried Beef Sirloin Tapa
Dried Beef Sirloin Tapa by kutitots, on Flickr

I was never keen eating at The Fort. Marc and I would only make an effort going there if we had a meeting or a meet-up with friends, but The Fort really isn’t one of the usual places where we have our weekly dates. Other than being cheapskates, we aren’t really the type who would try expensive food that we aren’t even sure we would enjoy. So when we received an invite for a complimentary breakfast at 1771 Sentro, we figured it was a good opportunity to try out something new without feeling so bad if we happen not to like it. Besides, Marc and I signed up to join a fun run to be held at The Fort this July—we were looking for a good place to gorge ourselves after the event.

Well, off-hand I can say that waking up to try breakfast at 1771 Sentro was worth it. Let me tell you why… Read more…

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