Sunday, May 29, 2011

New Favourite (Tofu)

  I really love vegetables, especially if its mix with pork, but yesterday when my mother cooks some stir fry vegetables with no meat but just tofu, wow I didn't know tofu is not that bad, Its actually taste good for me, and its my one of my favorite now. What I like from it is when you eat the tofu you can taste the flavor of the vegetable and all the spices with it, I thought tofu is just bland, but I was wrong it taste so good. Now I can't wait for my mum to cook more tofu dish hehhe.
 And you now that Tofu is good for our health, It provide a variety of health benefits, Its high in protein, vitamin and minerals while low in calories sodium and fat.Tofu, made from the curd of soybean milk, is primarily available in three texture: firm, extra firm and silken. Silken tofu has a custard like consistency is usually substituted into dressings,shakes and desserts. Firm and extra firm varieties is cut up into chunks that stand up well to marinating and can be sauteed and grilled. Tofu itself is rather bland but strongly absorbs the flavor used to prepare it. Tofu's primary health benefits stem form its soybean base, Soybean are very rich in protein, minerals and plant component called isoflavone, which act as a form of estrogen hormones in the body. This combination of nutrient, coupled with tofu's low sodium and fat content delivers some significant benefits for those who consume regularly.  There's a lot of good benefits we can get, if we start adding our daily food with tofu.

Here is a Recipe of Stir Fry Veggies with Tofu:

Ingredients:
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 small onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small ginger, chopped
1small  package tofu, drained and cut into cubes

1/2 cup water
4 Tbsp. rice wine
3 Tbsp. Soy sauce
1  carrot peeled and sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 head broccoli, sliced
1 1/4 cups beans sprout
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
2 medium green onion sliced diagonally


Directions:

1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Stir in onions and cook for 1 minute.
Stir in garlic and ginger, and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in tofu and cook until golden brown.

2. Stir in carrots,bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in all the remaining vegetables, and heat through.
 Remove from heat.

3. In a small saucepan combined water, rice wine vinegar and soy sauce, and bring to a simmer.
Cook for another 2 minutes. Pour sauce over vegetable and tofu.

You maybe wondering why there's no cornstarch in my sauce, Because as for me I don't like cornstarch and so does thick sauce, so its up to you guys if you want to thicken your sauce you can add cornstarch in your sauce.
My mum told me a secret for a better more flavorful tofu, you have to marinate it overnight before cooking it.
Hope you will like it, See you again!!!



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Thursday, May 26, 2011

I hate the summer days

 Its almost the end of summer  here,but its still very hot and humid  in our place (Mindanao), and  what I hate about the summer,its because I always have a problem with my dental health, for example this time I have a tooth abscess, and gosh it is very painful and no amount of medicine can ease the pain. Before I have this  problem, I had a broken tooth, and loosened tooth. I thought its just a simple cavity but no it was a horrible and painful experience. I was thinking the filling can do it but no it got infected and now I have a tooth abscess, sorry to gross you out guys. I just want to help those who is in the same situation with me right now.  So This is what I read...

Picture not mine
So what is a abscessed tooth?

An abscessed tooth is a painful infection at the root of a tooth or between a gum or a tooth. It's most commonly caused by severe tooth decay. Other causes of tooth abscess is trauma of the tooth, such as when its broken or chipped, and gingivitis or gum disease. These problem can cause opening in the tooth enamel, which allow bacteria to infect the center of the tooth (called the pup). The infection may also spread from the root of the tooth to the bones supporting the tooth.

Symptoms are toothache that is severe and continuous and result in gnawing or throbbing pain or sharp or shooting pain are common symptoms of an abscessed tooth. Other symptoms may include fever, pain when chewing, sensitivity of the teeth to hot or cold,bitter taste in the mouth, foul smell to the breath, swollen neck glands, swollen area of the upper or lower jaw.

How it is treated? Unfortunately one of the best solution is root canal surgery, I had root canal before and even if you have novocaine, I can still fell the pain gosh, it is very painful, maybe I will just let the Doctor pull my poor teeth. Of course you have to take antibiotics or amoxicillin and Ibuprofen can be used. You can also gargle warm salt water rinses to ease the pain .

Hope this help. And I will definitely visit a dentist soon, just waiting for payday!!!

Excerpt from MedicineNet.com


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordless Wednesday


Hi guys! Its been a long time since I did not participate in this meme, but I'm back again. This picture is taken last year, this is one of my cats "bon chance", We have like five of them, but his the sweetest and loving cat of them all. Too bad he died young, I miss you Bon Chance, your always in our heart!!!

Me and my late cat bon chance ready to go out wit mommy  lol.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Five Question Friday





Welcome to Five Question Friday! Let's get this party started!

Rules for Five Question Friday: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky to appear on Friday morning and LINK UP! Oh, andhaving fun is a MUST!

Questions for Friday, May 19th: (Special thanks to @joleneslavik, @ThisDaddys_Blog,@deannajw, Christine, and Sandy for their question suggestions! I would love to link YOU in a future 5QF, so just c'mon over to my community to offer up your best question suggestions, or just watch for my Twitter shout out for questions and @5crookedhalos me using hashtag #5QF!)

Hello my dear readers, How are you doing? Me I am good but a lil' sad because my husband just leave to work in Alaska for 3-4 months, and that means 3 months of no skyping and no text that's so sad, but I'm just gonna think that his working and its for our future and hopefully in August when he get back, We will get our NOA2 (visa application got approved by USCIS). So in case anyone will wonder its me again who is writing and not my husband, so just forgive my poor english its called carabao english lol. Have a good weekend you guys Xoxo!!!


1. Do you and your spouse go to bed at the same time?
I always stay up late or sometimes I'm still up playing games in the computer.

2. A question for the ladies...What kind of facial hair do you like on your man?
I think as long as the mustache is not that thick its okay with me.

3. What's the worst vacation you've ever taken?
It was last year when my husband just came from the states, We stayed for 2 days in a beautiful beach but we did not really enjoy it because I was sick that time. And my husband just arrived from the states so his still have a jetlag.

4. What's the first-ever blog you followed?
Gosh I can't remember lol.

5. Do you enjoy amusement parks?
I never experience it yet, but I would love to try it in the near future.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Ah the 80's...


I had to share this video from the 80's group Human League


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Friday, May 6, 2011

Another Record

I wanted to say thanks to all the loyal readers of this blog.  Last month we broke the all time record of pageviews with 4,325.  The old record was February 2011 with 3,922.  It's all of you who help to keep increasing the popularity of this blog, thanks a million, Maraming Salamat Po.

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