One bright morning, magluluto na sana ako ng almusal bago ako pumasok, nang bigla kong na-realize, wala pala akong iluluto hehe 🙄
Akshuli, para sa akin, ang pinakamahirap na lutuin ay breakfast meals. Pagkaing-almusal ang ultimate challenge ng aking culinary imagination.
I know, I know, madalas eh prito-prito lang ‘yan, pero guys, ano naman ‘yung ipiniprito? Processed food? Hotdog, bacon, tosino, tapa, itlog? Lalo na kapag nagmamadali? Yup, tapsilog, the typical Pinoy almusal.
Once in a while, ok lang ang fat-laden, chemically enhanced processed food pero ingat tayo, guys. ‘Yan ang number one cancer-causing foodstuff na ipapasok natin sa ating katawan. And yes, I know, kung alin pa ang masama, ‘yun ang masarap. Pero nasa huli lagi ang pagsisisi.
To the working moms, this corny message is a reminder from your friend Ella. We may not be that nitpicky para sa sarili natin pagdating sa tamang pagkain but I think we should be when it comes to the kind of stuff we feed our children.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What we eat first thing in the morning can make or break our day… and the rest of our lives, too, for that matter. This meal deserves the extra attention in our kitchens.
Fruit is our best bet – fresh, as a juice drink or as preserved spread. Next is bread – pan de sal, loaf bread, danish, croissant etc. Then there is rice in all its forms – puto, bibingka, lugaw, champorado atbpa.
Bibingka at puto bumbong
I like breakfast cereals and fresh fruit (banana, mango, strawberries or apple) in a bowl of cold milk pero hindi pa siya masyadong uso dito sa atin. This is often called the breakfast of champions and rightly so. Siguro, kung may anak na ako, ito ang almusal nila sa umaga bago pumasok. Walang ka-effort effort, healthy pa.
(image from thedailygreen)
Balik tayo sa umagang wala akong mailuto. Got nothing decent in the fridge but I had two cans of Century tuna chunks ( in water) in my pantry. Marami akong sibuyas na puti at kalamansi kaya naisip kong gawing bistek style ang tuna. Here’s what I did.
Drain the water from tuna can. Marinate tuna chunks for ten minutes in:
Juice from 3-4 pieces of kalamansi
2 tbsp toyo
2 tsps Worcestershire sauce (optional)
2 large white onion sliced thinly (sliced whole or pabilog)
2 tbsps oil
Stir fry onions in 1 tbsp oil. While stir frying, squeeze one kalamansi on the onion rings and add a dash of toyo or Magi Savor just enough to add color. When the onion rings are wilted, remove from the pan. Do not overcook.
Add another tablespoon of oil to the same pan and stir fry tuna with the marinade. When tuna is almost dry, add the cooked onion rings and mix well. Serve hot with steamed rice.
Healthy na, mura pa. At saka masarap siya, guys.