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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Top Ten Reasons I Hate to Cook

  • Dirty Dishes
  • Expensive to buy ingredients
  • Expensive to buy fire extinguishers
  • Dangerous to play with knives
  • Restaurants Deliver
  • To much electric and water bill
  • Oven really scary inside
  • Hate the sound of smoke alarm
  • Burnt is my only recipe…and the #1 Reason “I Hate to Cook” is…

"PEOPLE EXPECT YOU TO DO IT EVERYDAY!”

Sweet Tart, Anyone?

This spring, you may be lucky enough to see a seasonal favorite pop up in your local grocery or farmer's market—rhubarb. If so, grab it!

Tangy and tart at the same time, rhubarb mixes beautifully baked with strawberries and other sweet fruits. Better yet, it has a mere 11 calories per stalk.

Skip the traditional strawberry rhubarb pie (and all those fat and calories in the crust) and simply bake the rhubarb and strawberries, tossed with a little Splenda or other artificial sweetener to taste, in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until tender. After it comes out of the oven, sprinkle a little low-fat granola on top to add some crunch. Or add a dollop of low fat vanilla yogurt. Or both! Either way, your taste buds are in for a treat!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Little Squicky


Precious...worthless..adorable...beautiful...sweet...gorgeous...lovely...cute...charming..pretty... endearing...appealing...dazzling...hmm, I don't know what to say...that's my little angel Ashley Myles. She's almost four months old. We call her squicky coz she squeals a lot. This baby add joy in our lives.



Tuesday, March 25, 2008

5 Slimmer Ways to Dine Out

Some of us like eating in restaurant especially if it is buffet style. It is common especially when you have no time for cooking or you are tired of cooking and cleaning dirty dishes. So, we like dine out and order food that we like without considering either it is good in our health or in our diet.

Finally, there's some diet information out that doesn't revolve around giving another thing up. In fact, just the opposite! At least when it comes to dining out. Researchers say it isn't going out to eat that causes weight gain, it's where one chooses to go and what they do when they get there that matters. Keep a meal out from going straight to your thighs with their tips:

1. Watch fat. Avoid dishes that are served deep fried or swimming in butter. If it wouldn't fit into your plan at home, don't order it!
2. Ask for substitutions. Make a dish healthier by asking for things like a salad in place of fries, low-fat dressing on the side, or for a dish to be prepared with less oil and salt than usual.
3. Choose wisely. Look for choices labeled "heart friendly" or "low calorie." Some menus even feature choices based on guidelines from popular diet programs.
4. Only eat half. Study researchers pointed out that a big problem with restaurant food isn't the ingredients, but the portions.
5. Order water. Avoid hidden liquid calories in soda pop and alcoholic drinks by choosing water and lemon or unflavored iced tea, instead.

After all, never going out to eat is no fun. So skip the self-deprivation approach, make choices in line with your goals, and enjoy yourself!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Trully, Madly, Deeply




This is our theme song of my hubby - trully, madly, deeply by Savage Garden. Every time I hear this song makes me think of all the memories I've shared together with him. All the good and bad times we encountered...whew! Life is short...we must treasure it. I'm very happy especially now, little angel in our lives was born.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Bulgogi

Do you like spicy food? If you like, Bulgogi is one of the dishes that had spicy taste.

Bulgogi is one of Korea's most popular dishes. It is made from 1/4 inch thin slices of sirloin pork or other prime cut of beef. The meat is marinated for about an hour with a mixture of hot pepper paste, sugar and other ingredients such as scallions and sweet onions. It is marinated to enhance the flavor and its tenderness.

Bulgogi is traditionally grilled, but broiling or pan-cooking is common as well. This dish is sometimes served with a side of lettuce or other leafy vegetable, which is used to wrap a slice of cooked meat and then eaten as a whole. Or you can pile it up on rice. It makes a great meal and a great appetizer.
Spices are quite important in enjoying its excellent flavor. The following ingredients are used to make bulgogi marinade.
1 lb. pork or beef meat cut into strips
4 tbs. chili paste
sweet onion: small one is more recommended. Just one is enough.
4 stalk scallions
3tbs.sugar
4 tbs. olive oil

Combine and mix all ingredients. Marinate the mixed ingredient for about an hour or more.
How to cook? It’s simple, just heat the pan and put your marinated Bulgogi. Keep on stirring until just a little bit sauce remains in the pan. When it is done, put slices of green onion and red onion on top, and then serve. It is good you served it when it is still hot and put on the top of rice. My hubby really loves it!





Saturday, March 8, 2008

Hug Bear

Thanks a lot Rica for tagging me this cute hugging bear. I really likes bear stuff toy. I have some this kind of stuffed in my room. I want to share this one to Jean for his cute baby boy.


WOMENS DAY

A woman has strength that amaze men. She can handle trouble and carry heavy burdens. She holds happiness, love, and opinions. She smiles when she feels like screaming. She sings when she feels like crying, cries when she's happy and laughs when she's afraid. Her love is unconditional! There's only one thing wrong with her, She sometimes forgets what she is worth... got this from jana...thank you so much for tagging me this one... HAPPY WOMENS DAY TO ALL...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Paradise Island Park & Beach Resort

Paradise Island Park & Beach Resort in the Garden City of Samal Island in Davao Philippines is one of the best resorts that I have been to. I stayed there with my hubby and friends for five days and definitely would like to go back there for another week or so. Of all the hotels and resorts I’ve visited, this is so far the only one I’d like to visit again.After staying in hotel, we went in Paradise Island by pump boat ride from the city, we decided to spend the rest of our days in the Davao relaxing and enjoying the blue waters and beach at Paradise Island. Paradise Island’s room and food prices are reasonable. Hubby paid 2,500 pesos each for a beach front air-conditioned cottage for two. As it was, we took 2 cottages beside each other (24A &24B) - one for us, and the other one for my friend together with her hubby. It was a nice cottage too. The rooms are clean and beautiful.You can feel you’re just staying in your own home. Its personnel and staff are very warm, polite and efficient. Its restaurant, where one dines al fresco by the beach serves good food. Grilled heto or catfish is superb. It’s really good! It did take them about half an hour or more to get your orders on the table – but we did not realize we have been waiting a while because it’s nice chatting away with my husband and friend by the beach seeing its blue waters.The most exciting was the banana boat riding…whew! Screaming and laughing… I can’t forget it coz we have lots of fun that time. That was really an unforgettable experience I have been. Hope I can visit there again!
For more information regardling this beach, please visit http://www.paradiseislanddavao.com/