Sunday, December 23, 2012

Preparing the Christmas Feast!

One of the most awaited even during the holidays is the preparation of foods for Christmas dinner. In some places, people prepare a feast that can feed the whole neighborhood! Our family is one of those that prepare lot of food during the holiday because we get to have visitors from far friends, families and acquaintances. We tend to offer carolers with food that we’ve prepared much to their delight! One of our specialties is the Valenciana Paella which is a Spanish recipe consists of sticky rice, some sea food, chicken, pork, livers and some vegetables too. This rich mix of grains, meat and vegetables simply has a lot of flavourings that tickles the taste buds and satisfies the palate.

A huge pan of Valenciana Paella looks really colorful surrounded with other Christmas dinner staples such as salads, ham or turkey, grilled pork belly and so much more! After attending Christmas Eve mass, we’re all looking forward to the food we have prepared and will share with the rest of the family. What makes these foods taste really good I guess is that it was prepared with joyous hearts and for the celebration of Christ’s birth. So we’re not only filled physically but also spiritually as we happily celebrate Christmas with our loved ones over a simple yet tasteful feast.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

What’s Up with Food Labels?

While we want to experience convenience in food preparation, I am still wary of many packaged foods I see on the grocery shelves. I hesitate at jumping into bandwagon of poster-calling nutritious food when I haven’t checked out what’s written on the food labels yet. I realize that I can choose healthier foods for my kids and my family by simply reading food labels and knowing that those figures really mean. The five most important things to look out for are the carbohydrate, protein, fat, sodium and fiber content. These things should be well moderated according to the body type, age group and health conditions of each member of the family so I always read the labels and ensure healthier food choices for the family.

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