Category Archives: Healthy food

Green Beans with Oyster Sauce

This year I promised to prepare more vegetable-based meal for the family. It’s not that we don’t eat vegetables at home but I don’t cook them on a regular basis as it should be. This week, I cooked Pinakbet (a dish made up of different fresh vegetables, pork, and shrimp paste), and Green Beans with Oyster Sauce. (I wasn’t able to take a picture of Pinakbet.)

Ingredients and procedure:

This is simple to prepare. You only need fresh Baguio beans, ground pork, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, water and oyster sauce.

Pour a cup of water in a skillet and let the ground pork simmer for several minutes to lessen the malansang amoy ng meat. Add salt and pepper when the water dries up and the ground pork turns brown. Set aside the ground pork leave a small amount of oil in the pan to saute the garlic and onion. Return the ground pork to the pan and add the green beans. Mixed well. Add half a cup of water. Simmer for a few minutes before adding the oyster sauce. Simmer until the beans soften. This dish is best paired with steamed white rice. Enjoy!

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.

Anchovy (dilis) fritters and seaweed (lato) salad

dilis

What could be practical than preparing a nutritious meal on a budget. I prepared this delicious meal not long ago and only had the chance to post it now.

lato

I think I have posted cooking about anchovy fritters or tortang dilis twice already (here and here) and this is the third time. Hindi halatang paborito namin hihi. Seaweed salad or lato salad is also a favorite of mine and hubby’s but I have yet to post about it as a side dish.

Here’s the simple recipe of tortang dilis:

You need anchovies, eggs, flour, water, chopped malunggay leaves, chopped onion, shredded kalabasa, salt and pepper.

Procedure:

  • Wash the anchovy well and let it drain.
  • Combine anchovies, beaten eggs, flour, a little amount of water, chopped malunggay leaves and shredded kalabasa.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Mixed well
  • You have to fry the patties over medium heat until golden brown.

As for lato salad. You have to soak and rinse the seaweed well before preparing it as salad mixture. Add chopped onion, chopped tomato, calamansi juice, and salt and pepper to taste.

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To add flavor to your tortang dilis, you can prepare soy sauce, vinegar, small chili pepper, and chopped onion

Tortang dilis and lato plus your favorite condiments are best served with steamed brown or white rice.

Enjoy!