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Healthy Green Bean Casserole

My birthday falls always every Thanksgiving celebration in the US. Thanksgiving is not being celebrated as a regular holiday here in the Philippines, though, but I myself is celebrating and treasuring the moment with my family, friends and colleagues. And as part of every thanksgiving celebrating, foods to share to people are being prepared. This year, a Healthy Green Bean Casserole should be served in our tables.

Healthy Green Bean CasseroleHealthy Green Bean Casserole (image from genuineinteractive.com)

I’ve read a lot of reviews about this food preparation and found out that this is just so easy to prepare but my problem is, I don’t have the kitchen here in my place where I can do all what I wanted to just to have myself a Healthy Green Bean Casserole on my birthday and thanksgiving day as well.

But wait, though I can’t prepare one for myself this time, I will still share to you how this Healthy Green Bean Casserole being prepared so if you’d like to have this in your tables too, you may opt to try this recipe below.

What you need to have?

  • 1 lb. frozen, cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup nonfat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 ounces (about 2 cups) sliced Shitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

What you need to do?

  • Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet. Peel and slice onion in half across its thickest part. Set the onion flat and slice, creating C-shaped slivers. Cook the onions over medium heat about 8 minutes, until translucent and edges are just beginning to turn brown.

  • Meanwhile, combine breadcrumbs, cayenne pepper, and paprika. Set aside.

  • In a separate bowl, combine green beans, sour cream, Greek yogurt, mushrooms and Parmesan.

  • When the onions are done, stir into bowl with breadcrumbs. Combine until onions are fully coated.

  • Spread the green onion mixture into a casserole dish. Spread the breaded onion slices over the top in an even layer, including any loose breadcrumbs.

  • Bake for 25 minutes. Serve warm.

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Disclosure: Recipe and Instructions above are excerpted from http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Food/Stir-It-Up/2012/1120/Healthy-green-bean-casserole-video

4-Piece Shrimp Platter

I seldom eat shrimps and other crustaceans because I always suffer hypersensitivity every time I eat any from them. But if I crave, a tablet or two of an anti-histamine are never forgotten to take before I got a bite of the really mouth-watering shrimp platter.

Moreover, I am very thankful for the hospital canteen staff for preparing this 4-piece shrimp platter. We really had a sumptuous lunch. Though I really experienced swelling of the lips and itchiness over my arms after consuming 2 shrimps because I totally forgot to take anti-histamines before our lunch and because I didn’t anticipate to have this bunch of lunch that time. But the signs didn’t worsen. After I took 2 medicines, the itchiness and swelling subsided then.

4-Piece Shrimp Platter4-Piece Shrimp Platter

Nonetheless, the lunch we had was really gastronomic plus the momentous laughs and chats we had.

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McDonald Hot Fudge Sundae

No one can deny that the temperature in our country lately has really changed increasingly compared to a decade before. I personally proved it myself because in as early as 9:00 AM, the heat of the sun feels like digging to the bone and heating me like a 12:oo NN sunbathing. Hence, a cold desserts like McDonald Hot Fudge Sundae is being craved lately.

McDonald Hot Fudge SundaeMcDonald Hot Fudge Sundae

Being just an ordinary lass who couldn’t tolerate more than 5-minute sun exposure, I didn’t hesitate to grab myself a share of this tempting McDonald Hot Fudge Sundae. Want some?!?!? Smiley

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Choco Loco Yoghurt at The White Hat

I haven’t found The White HatItalian frozen Yoghurt store here in my new place. So every time I crave for yoghurts, I always remember those funny escapes of my close friend, Gemma Lou, wherein almost always the very first food we dive at are yoghurts at The White HatItalian frozen Yoghurt.

Choco Loco Yoghurt at The White HatChoco Loco Yoghurt at The White Hat

Most of the time I order Choco Loco Yoghurt. This doesn’t obviously shows how I love and attached to chocolates. Isn’t it? Smiley And to every cup of yoghurt we had before, always had a story to tell.

One time, we were still on our medical uniforms, we just immediate rush to SM City Cebu to cater our cravings needs. We passed by at a music store while munching our yoghurts, singing and laughing together when we accidentally bump at a music stand that looked like a Hamilton music stands at WWBW. Maybe we were just innocently looking students that time that the store attendants and the security guard didn’t scold us. They just smiled and told us to be careful next time in strolling inside the mall while eating so for us not to cause accidents nor damages to any stores.

But that was just us — often times, the childish in us dominates.

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