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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Chicken Pie

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

     We often hear people ask this when they find themselves in difficult situations. But in reality, we do always have choice.
     That's probably one of the best things about being alive, here and now: the freedom to choose what you want to do. Now we live in a world that offers many options. Be a doctor or a painter? Be both! Can't catch your favorite TV shows? But the DVD. Don't want to walk to where you're going? Take a train, bus, taxi, jeepney, or pedicab, take your pick! These days, it is ALL about choice.
     They say that a man is measured not by what he wants to be, but what he chooses to be; the decisions that he makes in life. This is especially true when it comes to health. Living a healthy and active lifestyle is all about making choices that fit your needs and wants. And it's not complicated either. It actually involves three key values that anyone, no matter who or where they, are can can easily do. These values are having a balanced diet, always being active and proper hydration. You can choose to live a healthier and more active lifestyle. You can live your life the way you want to, with balance and without compromises.
     If you are healthy, you can never say no to anything you are craving for in your food. I hope you are healthy enough to freely have a big bite of this chicken pie.

Herbed Cream Brulee with Island Fruits

By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

A little tabletip will help you serve this menu at home to capture the easy, seductive vibe with a dinner that's a little fancy-and a lot of fun. You can try using an electric mix of unmatched glassware to help add a relaxed note to a formal table. How about hanging those shells from your last beachcombing expedition (or buy some at a craft store). Scattered with flower blossoms in the middle of the table, they'll make a perfect centerpiece.  Here's another one, improvise an island themed napkin ring with a shell and a pipe cleaner. Pieces of beach glass or driftwood would also work.

Multi-Grain Bread

A variety of foods made from wheat.
A variety of foods made from wheat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Here is one recipe for you to try. It is completely packed with all the taste you need. All you have to do is bake it and soon you will be filled with the yumminess of this freshly baked multi-grain bread. This recipe makes 3 loaves so everybody will share the same goodness after it is taken out from the oven.

Going Organic with The Mediterranean Diet

food sources of magnesium: bran muffins, pumpk...
food sources of magnesium: bran muffins, pumpkin seeds, barley, buckwheat flour, low-fat vanilla yogurt, trail mix, halibut steaks, garbanzo beans, lima beans, soybeans, and spinach (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Frank Aderton

The problem with most of the current diets in Hollywood in the United States is that they rely on starvation or supplements, which robs your body of vital nutrition that it needs to survive. This is why most scientists agree that the Mediterranean diet is the premier form of healthy weight loss through whole foods and organic produce, with no chemicals involved.

When people in the United States hear about the Mediterranean diet, they generally think about countries which border the Mediterranean Sea or are part of the Mediterranean region of countries that make up the belt surrounding this ancient body of water. The reality is that most central and eastern European nations follow the same diet plan and have been eating this way for thousands of years.

Menu for Eight to Ten

From the top to the bottom, hwachae (fruit pun...
From the top to the bottom, hwachae (fruit punch), yugwa (puffed and fried rice snack) sikhye in Korean cuisine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

I will help you lessen your worries and fears every time you are faced with surprise visits from 8 to 10 people at the same time. Here are recipes best served for 8 to 10 people. You just have to prepare your long table and everything will turn out just right!

Menu for Eight

List of Hungarian dishes
List of Hungarian dishes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

The Philippines is considered to be one of those that has plenty of superstitious beliefs. I have grown considering this beliefs my whole life having lived with my 87 years old grandmother. I can't seem to understand where all these stuffs came from but she said, it has been handed down from household to household, each generation after the other. I often heard from my grandmother how the number eight is said to be a lucky number so every time I have important events to happen, I should let it fall with the dates that has 8 on it. Luckily, I always seem to believe it to be true.

When I get older, 8 has become my favorite number that I often dream of rearing 8 children in my family. Then follows the wondering how to feed these number of people around the table. So just now, I have collected recipes that could be best served with eight people in one setting. There is only one thing left for me to wonder about, and that's how to equally give them my very best love.

Guava-Stuffed Chicken with Caramelized Mango

23 April 2010
23 April 2010 (Photo credit: Alegrya)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Guava and sauteed mango add subtle sweetness to this elegant dish. This will be more satisfying if you will serve this recipe with a crisp, dry white wine with tropical fruit notes, like Pinot Gris.

Vegetable Rundown

English: The Jamaican national dish of ackee a...
English: The Jamaican national dish of ackee and saltfish. Side dish-fabulous cole slaw! Ackee is a fruit, but tastes like scrambled eggs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

"Rundown" (also called "oiled down" or "oil dong") is a classic stew served throughout the islands, often using saltfish or mackerel. Stories proliferate as to where the term comes from, but Jamaicans say "cook it down" when they mean to cook something for a long time. This vegetarian take is luxurious and satisfying.
You can serve this vegetable rundown as a side dish or over rice as an entree'.

Fish Fillets en Escovitch

Escabeche de Albacora
Escabeche de Albacora (Photo credit: jlastras)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Escovitch is the Jamaican name for escabeche, the Spanish dish of cooked fish topped with a spicy marinade. Here, mahi-mahi is used instead of the traditional red snapper, but halibut or striped bass would also work well.

Herbed Codfish Cakes

Fritters
Fritters (Photo credit: hoveringdog)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

These are similar to fritters, but much easier to make because they're pan-fried instead of deep-fried. Dried salt cod are sold in the refrigerated section of some supermarkets, at Italian markets, and at Spanish markets while bonnet or habanero chile, small and extremely hot chiles are available at some supermarkets and at Latin markets. These are just two of the main ingredients that will completely make up your herbed codfish cakes.

Curried Goat Stew

Image of Curry Goat and rice at Notting Hill C...
Image of Curry Goat and rice at Notting Hill Carnival 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
By Juvy S. Iliwiliw

Goat is often used in Caribbean home cooking, but this dish is also delicious made with beef. Look for goat meat at Latin markets or special-order it from a butcher. Goat meat is also available online nowadays so you can cook curried goat stew in an instant.

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