Ever since Hubby and I decided that we wanted to start a family, I made a conscious effort of making sure we eat very healthy. I decided to make all of our meals from scratch and forgo all the convenience foods and food with additives and artificial ingredients and preservatives. We eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies from our garden and avoid processed food when possible. The Omnivore’s Dilemma, In Defense of Food, and a few other books have helped me in making my decision to eat wholesome food. What began as a tiny little change in our eating habits has now become part of our lifestyle. Mind you, I’m not a saint. I try to live by my word, but I’m not always successful!
Now that I’m pregnant, I’ve been diligently following the pregnancy diet that I have been given by my health care providers. I have to admit, though I have been doing really well, I do sometimes crave ‘not so good for you’ food. The other day, when we were in Espanola, I told Hubby I
NEEDED TO HAVE reeeeeeeally wanted was craving wouldn’t mind having a Crispy Chicken Flame Thrower at Dairy Queen!
When we eat at other people’s homes, we’ve pretty much adopted the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. Hubby loves it when we eat at my parents’ house. Why? Well, what happens when a Trinidadian-Chinese person marries a Spanish-Filipina person? You get wild, crazy, lively, fun parties, interesting cultural history and traditions, and…
We don’t usually eat fried food, so Dad’s wontons are always a treat!
Mom always claims that she is a horrible cook, but we all beg to differ! We know the truth. She is an AMAZING cook!!!
Here’s a quick intro to some typical Filipino dishes.
Mom’s lumpia (spring rolls) are deeeelish! You know it’s a special event or an important dinner party if Mom cooks Filipino food. The reason for this is that it’s quite time consuming and labour intensive to prepare Filipino food. All the cutting and chopping and marinating takes a while!Fried rice
Pancit (noodles, veggies and a little meat and/or seafood)
Filipino fruit salad. Very rich, creamy, sweet, and probably a zillion calories…but it tastes soooooooooo good!