We missed out on Independence Day this year – Philippine Independence Day, that is.
Because Pinoys are foodies – and we hope our kids will be, too! 😉
Discoveries of the Week:
1) Cauliflower sinangag (garlic rice) – Steamed cauliflower ground up in a food processor looks like rice! Tried it in sinangag but would definitely add soy sauce (or coconut aminos) next time – the cauliflower taste proved too much for the kids – and make cauliflower fried “rice” instead.
2) Cocoa “tabliya” (tablets) – Pure unadulterated cocoa, shaped like large coins. Besides Milo, this was our favorite hot chocolate drink growing up. Most brands have whey in it, and taste awful, but this doesn’t – bought in the Philippines, this pack was unearthed from the back of our pantry. Yey! (Would love to find a place to buy this brand in the U.S!)
3) Sweet potato noodles – Spiralized a sweet potato for the first time and sauteed it in butter. Yum!
4) Sinangag-stuffed grape leaves – Using wild grape leaves foraged from the previous week, the plan was to make dolmas. But we lacked ingredients so it ended up more like stuffed sinangag (garlic rice) grape leaves – delicious!
Our kids rarely step inside crying rooms – mostly because the little chapel we go to on Sundays doesn’t have one. Everyone there knows our kids and I’m sure would tolerate practically any mischief on their part, but this only impels us even more to help our kids stay quiet (for the most part, anyway).