Sunday, September 23, 2012

Back for more ...

I was in Boracay with friends and we had dinner at Kasbah, a popular Moroccan restaurant on the island. We ordered Hummus, Moutabal, Tabbouleh, Watermelon and Feta salad, Lamb Gyro and Lamb Tagine. 

I really enjoyed the Lamb Tagine with couscous. This slow cooked lamb stew was aromatic and exquisite with the wonderful flavours of honey, almonds and plums.

I was delighted to find out that Kasbah recently opened a branch at The Fort so I had lunch there the day after we arrived in Manila.

Orale is another restaurant that I’ve been hearing and reading a lot about so we decided to have dinner there. We ordered the Carne Asada Soft Tacos, Burrito and Lengua Quesadilla. Everything tasted fresh and authentic. 

You guessed it ... I went back for dinner the next day.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Healthy Snack Attack!

I was grocery shopping at S&R (Bonifacio Global City) today when I spotted a bag of frozen Edamame. I decided to buy some and try it at home.

The first time I tasted these yummy green soy beans was as an appetizer at a vegetarian restaurant. The beans taste similar to steamed peanuts but with a more firm texture. 

A cup of Edamame has tons of health benefits. It is a low-fat, high-protein snack and a natural source of Antioxidants. Also rich in Vitamin C, B, E and Fiber. 

It's quick and easy to prepare Edemame at home. All you have to do is boil some water with salt, add in the frozen Edamame pods and cook for four minutes. Drain and add a few dashes of salt to the cooked pods. 

That's all it takes to have a healthy (and highly addictive) snack that even kids would love because they were a hit with mine!