I’m no whiz in the kitchen but since I learned the value and importance of food preparation, I learned to make at least the simplest of dishes.
And when you have no one to feed but yourself (well, in my case, Nic, who does not complain most of the time), you dare to make bold moves and experiment just a little bit. After all, you’re eating whatever you end up making! So I totally get it when you find a recipe you really like but have trouble putting all the ingredients together. Some things are either really hard to find or so expensive, they’re just impractical to purchase. Continue reading Recipe | A Holiday Green Bowl So Easy to Make and Customize→
Here it is! I saved my favorite part for last–the food. If you read my first entry about the recent Yoga Retreat I had at Atmosphere Resorts and Spa, I mentioned I would write a completely separate post on the food they served. I find it rather challenging to recall all the memories of dining at the resort only because I could barely do it without salivating (excuse me) and dreaming about my next food trip there. But yes, the taste and how deliciously rich their dishes were are clearly embedded in the memory bank of my tastebuds.
As one who has been on a plant-based diet for the past four years, I can say that Manila is truly evolving. Susi, the recently opened restaurant at Burgos Circle, BGC offers only Vegan and Gluten-free food. It’s the first Vegan and Gluten-free restaurant to run within one of the top commercial areas in the Metro.
When I was first told in October last year about Susi, I thought it was pretty bold of them to pick Burgos Circle as their first location. If you ask me why, I’d give you two connecting reasons. One, veganism is a concept that majority of our population still hasn’t embraced and two, Burgos Circle is a prime spot. And given the costs of keeping a business running in a high-traffic area, Susi is going to need all the diners they can get to step into their doors. But it seems Susi has this all planned out. Continue reading SUSI Brings Vegan and Gluten-Free Food into the Metro’s Mainstream→
I don’t mean to disappoint you guys but I won’t be sharing the recipe to vegan cookies and muffins today. I just had to get it out there! I couldn’t even bake to save my life. I will, however, show you how to get these delicious, cruelty-free treats and even introduce you to the wonderful, inspiring woman behind them.
Bali, most especially Ubud, is a haven for vegetarians and vegans. Nearly every corner in Ubud had a vegetarian restaurant and all the places we visited there were able to accommodate vegan requests. Here are a few spots I would recommend you to check out:
DOWN TO EARTH CAFÉ AND MARKET – UBUD
Down to Earth serves raw, organic vegan food that’s absolutely delicious. Nic got the Seitan Steak and I ordered the Planet Platter. The platter’s contents change depending on what fresh produce is available. Among all the restaurants we visited in Bali during our trip, Down to Earth food has to be my favorite.
At the ground floor of Down to Earth is its organic market with shelves of natural, plant-based and compassionate products.
Right next to it is Paradiso, the first organic vegetarian cinema in the world.
I just found my version of the “friendly neighborhood diner” I always see in the movies. Both my belly and heart are doing the happy dance.
Situated along the busy road of Kalayaan, I have been eyeing the place for several months but never got the chance to stop by. Seriously, it’s easy to miss! Juicesabel is a humble, little café that started out by serving cold-pressed juices. As the business gradually evolved, they began to offer vegan burgers and wraps. Today, the menu has expanded to a variety of lunch meals, vegan cakes and cookies made fresh everyday.
By now you probably have been exposed, through one way or another, to the all-too-popular “Juice Cleanse”. If you’re not on it or haven’t tried it, you (at the least) know someone who has. All the beautiful people from Beyonce to Gwyneth Paltrow swear by it and with all these stores popping up offering anywhere from a 2 to a 7-day juice cleanse, it has become so easy to shell out good money and drink the Kool-aid. To add to that, bottles and bottles of fresh, cold-pressed juices are conveniently delivered daily to what could be more than a thousand doorsteps that I can’t help but wonder, is it really worth the squeeze?
We all bear witness to an annual flooding of New Year’s Resolutions in nearly every social media platform. Many post status updates, snap photos and caption them with their resolutions or type up a 165-character version of it for all their followers to read. Whether you’ve heard them from your friends, your family or maybe even said them yourself each year, I’ve rounded up five of my favourite health resolutions that often end up, well… being on the list again the following year. Continue reading 5 Health Resolutions You Need to Stop Making Every New Year→