As we woke up today in the morning, the weather outside was very bad. The wind was blowing so strong. It was raining so hard and you can also hear the the thunder and the lightning. We were having thunderstorms today. Some minutes later, the power was gone. It was a total black-out. It just happened that my husband already plugged his coffee machine and it was already done before the total black-out. I usually don't drink coffee but this time I have no choice. I always drink green tea in the morning with 2 slices of toasted bread with butter. That's all my breakfast.
What you can do when there is no electricity?? well I guess nothing esp. with machines that work with power. dang!! one bad thing is that, I can't access my internet and telephone either..can't wash in the washing machine, can't cook, can't watch TV, can't hear the radio ...totally nothing !!
What I did after breakfast was watch my photo albums and scrapbooks and arrange some important papers.. I just opened my internet now because as the power came back, I immediately cooked. We ate then lunch including dinner already at it is almost 4pm after I cooked.
As far as I can remember, this is already the second time that I experience total black-out in our place. Today, it lasted almost 5 hours..not a very good start of the Month..but then sometimes it happened. As I am writing this blog, it is still gray and cold outside with rainshowers..it's getting almost dark...
I just hope that everyone still enjoy the weekend!! No matter what....rain or shine!!! It is still a beautiful day!!! Have Fun!!
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
There's no debate that fruit is good for you with the large amounts of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and enzymes. However, there does seem to be a debate out there about whether
fruit is good or bad for fat loss.
Some people claim that fruit is mostly sugar, so it will spike your blood sugar and insulin levels and prevent fat loss. I disagree.
I do agree that fruit juices and processed canned fruit are NOT good choices and CAN hamper your fat loss. However, whole fresh fruit is an entirely different story.
Yes, fruit is mostly made up of sugar (natural fructose and other sugars). However, whole fresh fruit also contains a good dose of fiber to keep the digestion of those sugars at a moderate pace and control blood sugar. A typical orange, apple, pear, or peach typically contains 3-5 grams of fiber depending on the size.
In addition, the sugars in whole fresh fruit typically have much lower glycemic responses than processed sugars or refined starches in white breads and cereals.
Also, it would be VERY hard for you to eat enough quantities of whole fresh fruit to ingest any significant amount of calories. Consider that those typical sized oranges, apples, pears, and peaches usually average between 60-100 calories each.
You could eat a couple cookies, cakes, or a donut and eat 500 calories without even thinking about it. However, to try to get 500 calories from whole fresh fruit, you'd have to eat 5-8 pieces of medium sized fruit in one sitting... this is pretty hard to do as that's a high volume of food in general for most people.
My point of this is that a couple servings of whole fresh fruit daily (preferrably organic if possible) are not going to ruin your fat loss efforts. In fact, it will usually help due to the fiber and high nutrient density of fruits, so they help to stave off cravings for other sweets.
My top rated fruits: any and all berries... blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, etc... they generally have some of the highest ratios of fiber to total carbohydrates, and also have the highest quantities of antioxidants.
However, each type of fruit has specific nutrients that others may lack, so don't be afraid to mix up your fruit intake for variety and to keep yourself interested. A couple of my favorites are kiwi, fresh whole pineapple, yellow mangos, and whole pomegranate.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
I can cook!!!...well, I believed that is true because cooking is one of my favorite..in short I love cooking...do you understand that??? Aside from a lot of things I usually do, cooking is my passion..I have a lot of cookbooks, but I really don't follow how it is written there. I follow my own instinct in cooking...My sense of taste and smell can determine if the food I cook taste good or not...but most of the food I cook really taste good!!! won't you believe that???I'm not telling you that I'm conceited..I'm just telling you the truth..
I cook all the time Filipino food and now some German ones.. I love adobo, menudo, apritada, pancit, nilaga and some more Filipino cuisines of course.. My husband eat most of the food I cook. It's not really a problem for him to eat Filipino food besides that he really like it...or maybe my husband is just not choosy.. Unlike other Filipinas (who are also married to foreigners) who need to cook another menu because their husband don't eat most Filipino food.
I am very lucky to have a very simple and down-to-earth husband. He is one of God's greatest blessing...back to food anyway..I cook today another "pantsam"????? this sounds quite new to you...right???Pantsam in our language simply means "pantsamba" hahaha!!! okey, let me explain this a little bit.... for example I cook something for the first time or experiment a menu..sometimes it taste really very good sometimes not so good but can still be eaten..this means "pantsamba or we say tsamba-tsamba lang"
Honestly speaking, I experiment sometimes new menus...if my friend will ask what is it.....I would simply say "pantsam"...you know now what "pantsam" means...I can't think today what to cook so I made another "pantsam" food.. I just remembered my friend who cook the same last time but I don't know how she cooked it...so I made an experiment.
This time I made my own "Beef with broccoli and carrots" ..I love broccoli. I just even boil it sometimes..put some pepper and salt..and that's it....here is my end product..my husband said..taste very good besides that it is full of nutrients from vegetables!!!
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
That was a very nice evening having dinner with them. As usual, I am not in diet, so I ate a lot. Until later, I felt bad again because I had a migraine attack. Instead of staying there longer, me and my husband decided to go home earlier.
Special thanks to the Martin family for the very nice evening we spent with you. Thank you too for being a friend.