I know, I know...dieters like me should not eat cakes, chocolates or anything sweet. But what if your husband comes home with black forest cake? It was so tempting so I ate an slice...and another slice...and another slice.
Below are the nutrition facts of a slice of black forest:
calories from fat 144
total fat 16g.
total carbohydrates 30g.
Shao Mai are steamed dumplings. It is known also as pork dumplings and one of the most standard dishes in China. Now it can be made also from beef, shrimp, sharks pin or combination. It is known here in the Philippines as Siomai and was served only in Dim Sum. Now you can see Siomai food carts everywhere.
I want to share with you my Shao Mai/Siomai recipe. I am not lifting my own bench but this recipe is really good as it does not have cornstarch or flour. Only eggs will serve as binder.
400 grms. ground pork
100 gms. ground shrimp
1 big carrot (chopped)
2 onions (minced)
6 cloves garlic (minced)
1 tsp. ground black pepper
2 sachets of Aji Ginisa Mix
2 eggs (beaten)
Shao Mai wrappers
For the chili garlic sauce:
3 red chilis (labuyo) dried for one day then chopped
5 cloves garlic minced
1 tbsp. cooking oil
Mix all together the first eight ingredients very well. You can adjust the taste by adding a little salt and a little more ground pepper. Wrap about 1 tsp. in Shao Mai wrapper and seal edges with water or egg white. Steam for 45 minutes (medium fire only).
On a pan, heat the oil and saute the chopped chilis and garlic until golden brown. You can put some in your soy sauce dip to make it spicy.
It is a must for Moms to have the knowledge on first aids and home remedies to treat easily minor accidents at home and ordinary illnesses. When my daughter had diarrhea last week, I preferred to treat her with diarrhea home remedies rather than giving her over the counter medicines. Thank God, she is well now. Just in time for their exam week. I have proven many times that natural remedies are twice as effective. If you do not know any home remedy, do not panic as there are many helpful sites on the web.
Second to pandesal, tapsilog is Filipinos favorite breakfast. Tapsilog is combination of tapa, sinangag (fried rice) and itlog (sunny side up). This is a perfect breakfast for anyone expecting a very busy day. Tapa is either beef or pork marinated in soy sauce and lime juice with lots of garlic and a little sugar. It can be cured or uncured. I am making my own tapa that has no any preservative in it.
1/2 kilo beef or pork sirloin (sliced thinly)
3 tbsp. brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
3 tbsp. lime juice
1 whole head of garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
No doubt that this is an easy recipe. A healthy one too if you will use corn or vegetable oil.
10pcs. young corn (cut crosswise)
1 carrot (sliced thinly)
1 red bell pepper (cut in strips)
20gms. Chinese cabbage (cut crosswise 1 inch wide)
a stalk of celery (cut thinly)
2 cubes of tofu (fried and diced)
12pcs. quail eggs (hard boiled and shelled)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 onion (sliced thinly)
2tbsp. corn or vegetable oil
3 tbsp. oyster sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil and saute onion and garlic until golden brown. Stir in young corn and carrots and cook for a minute. Add celery and snow peas. Add the oyster sauce and simmer for another minute. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cook until vegetables are done. (do not over cook) You can add cauliflower, broccoli and chayote if you want.
We received a package from my aunt with this Cadbury Roses. Cadbury Roses is a selection of individually wrapped miniature chocolates, made by Cadbury UK. The can contains 10 different varieties of chocolate:
•Brazilian Darkness - Red wrapper with gold twists.
•Cadbury Dairy Milk - Purple Dairy Milk wrapper.
•Caramel - Blue wrapped.
•Caramel Velvet - Green foil wrapped.
•Country Fudge - Log shaped gold wrapper.
•Caramel Keg - Half-Barrel shaped, gold wrapper.
•Hazel in Caramel - Purple wrapper
•Hazel Whirl - Purple wrapper with orange twists.
•Strawberry Dream - Pink foil wrapped.
•Tangy Orange Creme - Square shaped, wrapped in orange foil.
We are still on a diet but who can resists temptations like this?