Diet Without Deprivation part 4

(Read Part One, Part Two, and Part Three) Achievement unlocked By now it’s been about a month since Mrs. Buena has absolved us of our diet and permitted us to graze free. At our last session, she weighed us and measured us, so she could compare our weight and measurements from four months ago. I…

Diet Without Deprivation, part 2

Originally posted on: ‘2012-06-08 07:44:12’, ‘2012-06-07 23:44:12’, ‘(Read Part One) Step 2: The Food Plan Before you start on any plan, you have to identify your targets. For our build, age and family medical history (heart disease and cancer in both our families, diabetes in mine), Mrs. Buena decided we could afford to lose 20…

[Top 10] Restaurants that have not failed us

Originally posted on: ‘2012-06-02 17:28:38’, ‘2012-06-02 09:28:38’ Oneal and I like to eat. I think that’s probably what led to our weight gain last year. We like trying new foods, checking out new restaurants, figuring out recipes. When we eat out, we’re not necessarily looking for fancy, expensive or exotic food. We like good food…

Diet Without Deprivation, part 3

Originally posted on: ‘2012-06-02 17:46:43’, ‘2012-06-02 09:46:43’, ‘(Read Part One) (Read Part Two) Step 3: Resilience, Determination and all those words that mean you’re suffering The good thing about this diet was that we never felt deprived. A lot of diets completely forbid starch (at least for a while), some meats, all sugar, and so…

The Culinary Adventures of the New Mrs Rosero: Thai Salad

Originally posted on: 2011-06-02 02:06:52′, ‘2011-06-01 18:06:52’ ‘It was the Kaffir Lime dressing that did it. We bought a bottle at Mercato in the Fort, sold by Comida Rica. It sat in the fridge for a few weeks before we were able to try it. Because we had quite a lot of mangoes from our…

Food for the Gods (or the Cats, since they rule our household anyway)

Originally posted on: ‘2010-09-24 01:12:34’, ‘2010-09-23 17:12:34’, ‘ It was about three months after our wedding when I got a call from a co-worker, Misha, telling me he was near the house, and that he was bringing over a wedding gift. Imagine my surprise when he parked in front of the house, and emerged from…

The Culinary Adventures of the New Mrs Rosero: Kalderetang Baka

Originally posted on: ‘2010-07-14 19:13:55’, ‘2010-07-14 11:13:55’ ‘When I was younger, I wasn’t very fond of Filipino food. Maybe it was because there were no places like Max’s and Red Ribbon, Goldilocks and Aristocrat, Kamay Kainan and other restaurants, where our parents could bring us. Mom and Dad are awesome cooks, but there was quite…

The Culinary Misadventures of the New Mrs Rosero: On Sandwiches

Originally posted on: ‘2010-07-13 17:57:03’, ‘2010-07-13 09:57:03’ ‘Sandwiches are easy. Two halves of bread, some meat or fish, a toaster and you’re done. Unfortunately, many people fail to appreciate the potential of the sandwich to be a truly great meal. Most places will put tuna and mayo between two pieces of white bread and call…

The Culinary Adventures of the New Mrs. Rosero

Originally posted on: ‘2010-05-05 20:49:26’, ‘2010-05-05 12:49:26’ ‘Ever since we got married, I have found renewed interest in cooking. I feel like all my old recipes are, well, old, and I have been pursuing new dishes with great enthusiasm. It may have a lot to do with the markets. SM Hypermart is well-stocked. (Admittedly though…