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Red Mango Yoghurt

I love yoghurts, or yogurts. That why when things allow me to steal a cup of yoghurt at the mall, I really grab that opportunity then. And just two weeks ago, when I and my close friend, Gemma Lou, decided to watch the Titanic movie in 3D, we also had ourselves yoghurts.

Red Mango Yoghurt

Red Mango is just few steps away from the Ayala Cebu City Mall Cinemas so we just opted to have their yoghurts.

Red Mango Yoghurt

Isn’t it Red Mango a perfect place to chitchat with a cup of yoghurt with you?

Red Mango Yoghurt

Red Mango Yoghurt

And here’s my choice — an original yoghurt with three toppings: hershey’s chocolate, fresh banana and fruity chips.

Red Mango Yoghurt

This is my entry for the Blog Photo Challenge.

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Sauteed String Beans

I would never forget my April 2012 visit in Dumaguete City wherein my friend, Diliesa, offered me to have a lunch at Kamalig, a Filipino restaurant in Dumaguete City and allowed me to try their Sauteed String Beans.

Sauteed String Beans

I will just share to you where and what we did when I went to Dumaguete City. For now, let me share to you some of the facts and health benefits of String Beans. Just bear with my photo above. The oil used to saute the string beans is still very evident on this image.

String Beans are also known as Squeaky Beans or Snap Beans. It’s scientific name is Phaseolus vulgaris. They are nutritionally low in fats and a very good source of protein, carbohydrates and fibers. They are also good source of folic acid, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and molybdenum.

One of the most noted vegetable health benefits of string beans is its ability to help lower cholesterol. This is basically due to its high fiber.

Yummy Banana Pancake at The Pancake House

I’m not pretty sure if there’s The Pancake House here in Cebu City but as far as I’ve roamed around the city, I haven’t seen one. So when I went home on March 30, 2012, I asked mom to have us some pieces of pancakes coz I really missed the tempting and yummy banana pancake from there.

Yummy Banana Pancake at Pancake House

Why I love Banana Pancake at The Pancake House? The sour-sweet taste of banana perfectly blends to the pancake itself plus the melted cream on it was really a heaven for me. In fact, mom was kind of anew to my reaction when she saw me having a slice of the cake. She said I was looking like I haven’t eaten a pancake since ever. Smiley

So just think how I was delighted to have even a slice of the yummy banana pancake at The Pancake House. Smiley

This is my share for this week’s Yummy Sunday. Actually, a comeback entry after gone for, I forgot how many weeks I haven’t joined Yummy Sunday. Haha!

Have you dine at any Pancake Houses too? How did you find their pancakes?

By the way, I will share to you on my next post what my mom’s pancake choice was.

Being a vegetarian doesn’t have to be boring!

Vegetarianism is becoming more common as people become more aware of where their food is sourced, how, and their religious orientations. But a lot of people who do feel the need to go veggie, don’t because they think that the food will be bland, boring and all the same. So many chefs and food companies are trying to tackle that by making food more exiting, whilst still upholding the non meat rule. Yet even though lots of people know that this is starting to happen, they do not know enough to get them interested in it, and that is where I come in to help.

One great tip to keep food tasty and veggie is to replace meat such as beef and poultry with different Quorn flavors. It does taste similar but with the benefits of it being healthier and suited to vegetarians.

Also there is the classically mocked Tofu, which is often mistaken for a tasteless soy milk mush. But in actual fact many companies have taken the bland Tofu and added natural flavorings to make it more enjoyable and appealing.

And those are only but a few among many, others consist of ;

Seitan ( also known as ‘Wheat meat’ as it is made of wheat gluten),

Paneer ( a hard, meat like central Asian cheese),

Tempeh ( a soy based product from Indonesia)

Textured Vegetable Protein (also known as TVP, TSP and Soy meat)

But as well as their being meat replacement, there are simply the dishes that chefs have worked vegetable in a way to make them exotic and tasty.

For example, one of my favorite is the classic Greek yoghurt, salad dish called Tzatziki. It consists of Greek style yoghurt, mint, cucumber and various seasoning. It takes about 10 minutes to make and is really easy too.

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Another would be the Patatas Bravas, a Spanish dish that consists of cubed potatoes with a spicy tomatoes topping, a very flavorful and exotic meal, if you’re up for the preparations.

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Stuffed red peppers make up a very tasty meal also. It is a whole red pepper, cut in half, emptied and then filled with rice, onion, cheeses, and various spicy seasonings, a nice, filling and balanced meal for vegetarians, but unfortunately not vegans due to the cheese aspect.

Welsh Rarebit is a nice, quiche like meal that is in essence, bread topped with cheese and baked. Simple but elegant

None of the both has to be expensive, especially if you utilize the whole range of coupon codes that are available to use.

So being a vegetarian does not have to be all pasta and broccoli for the rest of your life, you can have exiting, different and down right tasty meals for less fat and salt, and less cost. But of course people should always remember to get their protein from other sources such as nuts and meat replacement as this is a significant part of a balanced diet.