I am a huge fan of coconuts. I go crazy over the long list of uses and benefits of coconut oil and the light, refreshing flavour of anything with coconut water, meat or milk.
Cocolatto is a local brand that started with a purpose. Sherwin Gope, founder of Cocolatto, tells me he wanted to start something that would make everyone happy. Of course, who wouldn’t be happy with ice cream? But when he said everyone, he meant every one. “I wanted to give a chance to people who thought they’d never have ice cream again,” he says. These include vegans, diabetics, lactose and gluten intolerants, etc. Continue reading Love Lokal: Cocolatto Dairy-free Ice Cream→
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→
Saturday mornings have become a favorite ever since I got my girls to practice yoga with me at the Beyond High Street Studio. The early Saturday hang has replaced our nights out and has given us so much more time to bond and well…eat.
Conveniently, The Wholesome Table has opened its doors to the public. It’s a very short walk from the studio and offers healthy, organic dishes, perfect for post-yoga/workout meals. We headed straight for the place right after my morning class without having to think about it.
I loved the quaint and homey interior, the huge windows bursting with natural light and every little detail that made the place very cozy.
Their menu offers a variety of meat and seafood dishes and options for those who are on plant-based diets (vegetarians and vegans) and those with diet restrictions (nut-free, gluten-free, etc.). The great thing about this is that everything is organic. Even their sauces are made from scratch. No shortcuts, just clean food. Unfortunately, all tofu dishes (which was in most veg options) were not available that morning so I ended up ordering a Buddha Bowl. I also shared a delicious Margherita pizza with the girls. Their lemongrass iced tea also tasted great.
Pressed juices and superfood smoothies were also offered. If I’m not mistaken, The Healthy Grocery provides them with superfood to add into the blended beverages.
Check out the photos from my recent trip.
The Wholesome Table is located at the Upper Ground Level of Bonifacio High Street Central, 30th St Corner 7th Avenue, Taguig. Learn more about them through their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thewholesometable