Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Healthier Salad with Gynura Procumbens

Gynura procumbens  is a perennial plant of the Asteraceae family, that may grow to 100 cm high.It  is an evergreen shrub found in Southeast Asia, especially Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, which is of considerable medicinal value. It has found its way around the world and is widely used as an accepted medicinal plant. The fleshy leaves are bright green that are rather smooth to touch. The shape of leaves can vary depending on the growing conditions and they can range from roundish to ovate in shape but are all shallowly toothed at the margins.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Hot and Spicy Beef Tripe Congee Espesyal


 The term congee or conjee comes from Tamil word (kanji), a prominent food of ancient Tamil people. Congee is a type of rice porridge or gruel which is well-known in many Asian countries particularly in China which they called it "jook", "Hsan Byok" in Myanmar,  "Bubur" for Indonesia, "Okayu" in Japan, and "Lugaw" in Philippines. In some culture, congee is eaten for breakfast food or late supper. This is a great substitute for rice at other meals. It is most often served with side dishes. With additional ingredients such as meat, fish and other flavorings it is often served as a meal on its own especially if someone gets mild sick/ill since it is easily digestible food. Embraced by the Filipino cuisine, today congee has many variation around the country depending on the type of meat that will be included. For arroz caldo recipe we usually used chicken as the main meat. Despite its many variation of style in preparation, it is definitionally a thick rice porridge largely disintegrated after prolonged cooking in water