Friday, August 24, 2012

BEST Selling Vegetarian Cookbook GULAY Book 1 Now Available as an ebook.



GULAY is a Filipino vegetarian recipebook series written by the best-selling author Nona Lema. It is so aptly named because ‘gulay’ in the Filipino language means ‘vegetable’. This recipe book series comes from the Philippines, a beautiful country in Southeast Asia with more than 7,000 scenic islands...

Monday, August 20, 2012

LETTUCE BE HEALTHY



LETTUCE has a very long history stretching back to over 6,000 years to the time of the first known civilization who lived in what we know today as Southern Iraq. It was an everyday salad ingredient enjoyed by the ancient Greeks and Romans...

Friday, August 17, 2012

GINISANG MAIS


It's rainy season once again and therefore corn season, so it's time for me to cook 'ginisang mais' (sauteed shredded corn) using the traditional lagkitan (white glutinous open-pollinated) corn variety, sometimes called 'mais na puti' (white corn). In it I put malunggay (moringa) leaves and pieces of sliced tofu or tokwa...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

PLEASE TAKE HEART


                                              

Living in a farm is a wonderful experience. I know because I have lived in a farm for so long. In fact, I still do. You wake up to a hearty breakfast of steaming hot rice and sauteed garden-fresh vegetables. Nothing beats freshly-picked vegetables. They are
sunshine sweet and mountain crisp...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

GOURMET

In culinary terminology, a ‘gourmet’ is someone who is a connoisseur , a fastidious eater--someone who has a very high standard in food and drink. When choosing what to eat, he shows excessive delicacy and care. He enjoys eating but with discrimination. He has an appreciation of subtleties. When he eats, he eats only the finest food and drink, and only in moderate amount...

Monday, August 6, 2012

CHOLESTEROL IN YOUR MEAT DIET


In my cooking classes and lectures, I have been asked many times about cholesterol - - the most common question being, ‘how can I lower my cholesterol level?’...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

GETTING TO KNOW PROTEIN

When I became a vegetarian many years ago, I became aware of protein. Before that, protein was just something that I came across in elementary science class. I guess it automatically follows that when you are changing to a non-meat diet, ‘protein’ begins to have an important meaning to you. So now that I hope you are considering a possible change of diet too, it will help to know a little bit about protein...