Jane and I are living and eating healthy and we’ve been cooking a lot of healthy food these days. Which is why we decided to blog them so that we can ‘take note’ of the recipes and check them out here whenever we feel like cooking them again and of course – at the same time share them with you guys.
Creamed Spinach Recipe
1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 small onions, chopped
a bunch of fresh spinach
1 290g can of condensed cream of mushroom soup
salt and pepper to taste
It was a lazy afternoon and Jane and I were resting after working on some chores and online tasks. I was hungry because we only had brunch with Jane’s brothers and we didn’t feel like cooking so we decided to go to town and eat arroz caldo at Bong’s 8.
Bong’s 8 is this simple arrozcaldohan located beside South Coast International School in Oton, Iloilo. They serve surprisingly delicious arroz caldo there. Their chicken siopao is also noteworthy. It’s not as good as Roberto’s but it’s halfway there.
When you order arroz caldo you get a choice whether you would like it with eggs and chicken. They also serve batchoy and pork siopao. And guess what – they also have free wifi for their customers!
Here’s a photo Jane took with her android phone:
It’s unfortunate that the healing powers of food have been kept a secret for so long. Although there’s been no conscious conspiracy, no health-care cover-up, and no intentional oversight, most of us are in the dark about the many ways in which food heals us.
We’re paying a big price for our ignorance: like a silent thief, it’s robbing us for our health – physically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially. I’m writing this blog post so that the secrets inherent in food won’t remain secrets. After all, they’re too important to all of us. Every aspect of our lives – even of the world and the planet – can potentially be healed by them.
The island of Boracay. I was lucky enough to have a job that gave me the opportunity to visit the island paradise whenever I wanted to – because of “work” of course. The fine white sand, the beach, the food, the parties and events featuring celebrities, everything about that place keeps me coming back.
The routine then was simple, work the whole Friday and enjoy the weekend mixing the seafoods, the alcohol, the salty air of the beach and the sights – everything! This feeling of excitement lasted for 4 years. The monthly visits turned into quarterly, then twice a year. (FYI: I’m the one who’s setting my travel schedule). Until the time that the urge to go there vanished. Not because of the place but because I’m getting tired and bored of my work. Burnt out! And it ended with a resignation letter.
My job ended but the excitement of going back to Boracay came back. Scanning the calendar for holidays, its the time when the island is much more alive.
Photo by Meet-up Boracay
Wondering why am I sharing this experience with you?
Last week Boracay was trending on Twitter and Facebook because of the events happening there during the Labor Day weekend, thus the hashtag #LaBoracay.
The man behind chart smashing hits like Just the Way You Are, Grenade, and Locked out of Heaven, Bruno Mars, is coming to Manila and SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket and Savemore Market give you the chance to see the multi-awarded singer-songwriter as he performs at the Mall of Asia Arena on March 22, 2014. In the festive spirit of Dinagyang and Sinulog, selected SM Food Retail stores are giving away a pair of tickets to the Moonshine Jungle World Tour in Manila complete with roundtrip airfares and hotel accommodations to two very lucky shoppers; onefrom Cebu and one from Iloilo.
All interested customers have to do is to make a single receipt purchase worth 500 pesos to earn a raffle ticket. Fill the ticket with all required information and drop it at the designated drop boxes in the participating Cebu and Iloilo stores – SM Supermarket North Reclamation, Consolacion and Manduriao; SM Hypermarket Subangdaku, JMall and Jalandoni St.; and Savemore Market Maguikay, Canduman, E-Mall, Mactan, Parkmall, Maribago, Basak, Libertad St. and Jaro Town Square. Deadline for submission of entries is on January 31, 2014. The grand draws will be held on February 1, 2014 simultaneously at SM Supermarket in SM City Cebu and SM Supermarket Manduriao at 3pm. The lucky winners who get an unforgettable trip for two to Metro Manila have until February 15 to confirm. See the sensational musical icon Bruno Mars up close, live, and for FREE! The more you shop at SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket and Savemore Market, the more chances of winning.