“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” – Ruth Reichl
The most challenging part every time I edit videos for my sister’s vlogs is that I terribly get hungry. For us here working abroad, one of the things that we miss in our native land are the native foods we grew up with.
One of the delicacies in my province that Aklanons crave for during early morning rainy season and during “merienda” every sunny afternoon is Ginataang Halo-Halo or we call it “Eangkuga” in our dialect. I have hard time putting into words how I will describe this delicacy. Honestly, I am not a kitchen expert, but the best way I could give little explanation to this Aklanon popular afternoon snack is that it consists of variety of root crops cooked in rich coconut milk and muscovado sugar.
Not only will it give satisfaction to your palate, this will also provide good amount of nutrients your body needs, especially these days in which the world has been overrun by the virus, to work its best. Moreover, this dish does not require a high caliber cooking skills. Preparation is so simple and the ingredients are readily available in the market, or sometimes, if lucky enough, in your garden or in your neighbor’s garden (just ask permission and share some when you’re done cooking hahaha!).
As a newbie blogger, I am so delighted to share every achievement I have in WordPress. I know there is so much more that I have to learn in improving my writing skills. Being with wordpress family and bloggers’ world, I am so grateful that I gained not only knowledge, but also friends from around the globe who are eager to share their culture, ideas and viewpoints that give us knowledge on the walks of life.
“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” – Thomas Edison
In today’s health crisis, we must be extra careful on how we deal with our body. One wrong move may take you to worst situation. To combat the unwanted effects of being ill, we must take the best care for our system. Exercise and healthy foods is our best weapon and these are free. We just have to be dedicated to engage in a healthy lifestyle.
Well I know it is not that easy to some of us, but, knowing we have this unseen enemy that brought crisis worldwide, the best we can do is to be healthy.
Keep safe, God bless and eat healthy foods… let us all beat the virus!
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“Food is everything we are. It’s an extension of nationalist feeling, ethnic feeling, your personal history, your province, your region, your tribe, your grandma. It’s inseparable from those from the get-go.” – Anthony Bourdain
IF this is on the table, there is only one thing I will ask my mom for… “more rice please!!!”
Honestly, while watching this video, i found myself starving. Longing for the way of life in my province in the Philippines. Watching this video somehow quench my thirst of being in my hometown Aklan. Sooner, hopefully sooner… in God’s will, I will be able to inhale the fresh air, eat Aklan’s best cuisine, run in the fields… to be in my home once again…