Ampalaya Salad - VEGAN

Cebu Food Blogger - Have you tried eating an ampalaya or bitter gourd salad? You would probably ick just the thought of eating this bitter vegetable. And how much more if it is turned into a vegan salad? Well, you will never despise ampalaya after you have tasted this sweet salad. Yes, you read it right!


I myself is an ampalaya eater. I really love vegetables. I remember my mom making her special salad during holidays and special occasions at home. So I gave her a call for her ampalaya salad appetizer.



Ampalaya Salad appetizer

The recipe is very simple and will not take much of your time preparing it.

Vegan Lumpia with Green Thai Curry

Cebu Food Blogger - Here in the Philippines, every time there is an important celebration like a birthday party, a fiesta or a business opening, there is always one staple that doesn't get discounted on the Filipino menu. That is fried lumpia. There are a number of variations of the said fried roll dish. I always wanted it to be flavorful.

I have classified my personal diet as pesco vegetarian (pescatarian) or ovo lacto vegetarian. The version I'm making is an all vegan fried lumpia this time.


Traditional Filipino Vegan Lumpia

Is it simple to make? The preparation is indeed easy. And since I have craved for curry, I added it to add some extra flavor and heat kick to the traditional Filipino lumpia. It is strictly vegan though. Can be served as an appetizer or a side dish or for some, as a main dish.

Natural Immunity Booster - Lemon, Ginger, Calamansi, Honey Infusion

Cebu Food Blogger - Presently, in the quest of finding a cure to the Covid19, there is none at the moment. It is true that prevention is better than cure. We still don't have the vaccine to kill the virus. However, we can form an army inside our bodies to protect our cells from the intrusion of any foreign bodies. The secret is to boost our immune system.  



There are some study about hesperidin. We can actually have one by using the gifts of nature. Citrus-rich fruits are the key.


So what is Hesperidin?


It is a bioflavonoid, a type of plant pigment with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects found primarily in unripe citrus fruit. Oranges, grapefruit, lemon, and tangerines contain hesperidin.-www.verywellhealth.com

So I decided to create a non-heat infusion of lemon, calamansi, ginger and raw unfiltered wild honey.




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