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Cannellini Bean Salad: A make ahead fiber-rich superfood for diabetics

I’m sharing a simple recipe to prevent diabetes, for borderline diabetics and diabetics.

White beans are known as the diabetic’s superfood because of its balance of protein and complex carbohydrates. Aside from soluble fiber which controls blood cholesterol levels, it contains saponins and phytoserols which help lower cholesterol. Its loaded with potassium, iron, folate, manganese, B vitamins and its low in fat. Eat it in moderation to improve cognitive abilities and its great for detox. Incorporating white beans in your diet can reduce the risk of potential cancer and even brain aneurysms.

However, avoid it if you suffer from high uric acid or gout. It may also trigger migraines or allergic reactions so consult your doctor when this happens.

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Cannellini Bean Salad
Ingredients:
cannellini or white beans, you can also use canned beans
water
olive oil
lemon juice
parsley, chopped
salt & pepper
*(You may also use thyme, basil or rosemary)
*(You may also use paprika, cayenne or chili pepper flakes for some kick)

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UrMajestySiresFoodExperiments: ‘Kinilaw na Dilis with Lato’ or ‘Anchovy Ceviche with Seaweed’

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Sharing my ‘Bisaya’ side of the family’s simple version of ‘kinilaw’ or ‘kilawin’ which has many regional versions in Filipino cooking. Its basically composed of raw fish cleaned (innards removed) marinated in a mix of vinegar, ginger, salt, pepper and chili.

Now ‘ceviche’ is pretty much the same as kinilaw, which is Spanish or Latin American in origin. The differences are that the fish meat is cured using citrus juices and the addition of olive oil.

Farmed and now readily available  at supermarkets, ‘lato’ or ‘caulerpa lentillifera’ is a type of seaweed which resembles small grapes. It is also known as ‘arosep,’ ‘ar-arosep,’ or ‘lato bilog.’

Here’s a simple version, hope you like it and thanks for the click!

Kinilaw na Dilis with Lato
Ingredients:
anchovies or dilis, innards removed and washed clean
lato or
ginger, minced
tomato, sliced
vinegar
labuyo or chili, sliced or flakes
salt & pepper to taste Continue reading “UrMajestySiresFoodExperiments: ‘Kinilaw na Dilis with Lato’ or ‘Anchovy Ceviche with Seaweed’”

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UrMajestySiresFoodExperiments: Ampalaya or Bitter Gourd Salad

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I’m sharing this salad recipe, another ‘experiment’ that can be served as a side dish with fried or grilled fish or meat. There’s also a variation if you wish to have it a bit savory or spicy.

This recipe is not really new but with the coming holiday season, its a healthier alternative to side dishes with rich sauces and dips.

Hope you like it and thanks for the click!

Ampalaya Salad
Ingredients:
ampalaya or bitter gourd
salt, for rubbing the ampalaya
canned fruit cocktail, drained Continue reading “UrMajestySiresFoodExperiments: Ampalaya or Bitter Gourd Salad”

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FANTASIA CAFE: A Dream of Venice

Our newest favorite restaurant – FANTASIA CAFE!
FANTASIA CAFE has masks that you can ‘borrow’ to take photos with!
FANTASIA CAFE’s Chicken Salad
FANTASIA CAFE’s Crispy Pork with Rice
FANTASIA CAFE also has sandwiches which are served with a side of salad.
Chocolate Pancakes is served with a side of chocolate ice cream at FANTASIA CAFE.
Blueberry Crepe is served with a side of ice cream too at FANTASIA CAFE.
FANTASIA CAFE’s facade
You can ‘borrow’ these Venetian-inspired masks for photo-ops or selfies!
Its no surprise why we love FANTASIA CAFE, because we love donning masks and costumes during special occasions.
I like the Venetian-inspired interiors of FANTASIA CAFE in terms of color motif and decors but with a modern flare.

FANTASIA CAFE

2nd floor Fairview Terraces Ayala Malls, Novaliches Quezon City.
332-2390 / 294-0596