Category Archives: Favorite Food

The Flavors Of Turkey Burgers

Although turkey is a healthy food to eat, burgers that are made with the meat might not taste as good as those that are made with beef. Fortunately, there are a few ways that you can make frozen turkey burgers taste delicious without taking away from the healthy qualities that they offer. Keep in mind that turkey burgers have high levels of protein and low amounts of sodium and fat compared to beef.

An option that you have for making a delicious sandwich with healthy bread is to put the burger on an English muffin instead of using white bread. Wheat bread is an option as well. You can use the English muffin with an egg and cheese to make a turkey sandwich for breakfast. A classic idea would be to put the turkey burger on a traditional bun with your favorite toppings, such as lettuce, cheese, and a tomato slice. Swiss cheese pairs well with turkey instead of cheddar or American cheese.

Pesto is a healthy option for turkey burgers. You can put mozzarella on the burger along with sun-dried tomatoes for a refreshing sandwich that is filled with flavor. If you want to make a turkey burger with a little spice, then turn it into a Mexican burger by adding salsa, pepper jack cheese, guacamole, and a few crushed tortilla chips. You can also add a few slices of peppers if you want added heat.

Sometimes, you need a healthy option on the days that you exercise. Instead of using bread, eat your turkey burger with only the toppings that you like so that you don’t have the added carbohydrates. You can also use a large piece of lettuce as a wrap with the turkey burger chopped in small pieces. Add a few slices of avocado and mustard for a healthy treat that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner.

Shrimp balls

Planning on cooking shrimp balls today. 🙂

Basic ingredients:

Shrimp, flour, egg, kinchay (cilantro), chopped onion, salt and pepper to taste, oil for frying. You can add in veggies like carrots and malunggay.

Procedure:

Mixed all the ingredients in a bowl (except the oil), scoop a tablespoon and form the mixture into small balls (bite size) and deep fry. For sauce: mix vinegar with soy sauce, crushed garlic and chili, a dash of pepper and sugar. You may also use catsup or sweet chili sauce.

Best served with cooked rice.

I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe like we do.  🙂

Paksiw na Ayungin (Silver Perch)

Hubby and I decided to regularly include paksiw na isda in our menu to cut down on our meat consumption. Paksiw na isda is fish poached in vinegar broth usually seasoned with salt (or fish sauce) and spiced with crushed garlic, onion, ginger and siling pansigang. You may include vegetables like eggplant and bitter melon. (wiki)

The kids don’t actually like paksiw (except for Lechon Paksiw) so we have to cook a separate viand for them. Besides Ayungin, we also love to cook Paksiw na Bangus.

For this one, I used Ayungin (freshwater fish called silver perch). I placed all the ingredients I mentioned above including the fish in one pot and cooked it for over 20 minutes.

Paksiw na isda is perfect for cooked rice and fried rice. Mas lalong sumasarap ang paksiw habang tumatagal ng ilang araw. 😀