Hello everyone Happy Presidents Day! We as the title states it’s that Christian season again, Lent. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which was the same day as Valentine’s Day. This Lenten season I decided to give up sugar with the exception of fruit and vegetables. So far, I’m getting through it but at the same time it is difficult especially when I had to eat out for Chinese New Year. Eating out was a challenge because I don’t know whether sugar was added to the diet. As a result, I ended up at a buffet, a Middle Eastern and Hibachi restaurant.
For the first five days of Lent, here were my meals containing 0g of sugar:
What I’ve realized is to successfully accomplish this I have to cook my meals at home.
After going through my current pantry at home, I’ve discovered more limitations to this no sugar sacrifice. However, this week’s game plan will consists of the following ingredients that contains no sugars to date:
Red Kidney beans
Ground Kobe beef
Quorn Chik ‘n Patty
Follow me on Instagram at tablespoonsandteaspoons for updates on the recipes made this week with these ingredients.
Happy New Year 2017! As we approach the one year anniversary of Tablespoonsandteaspoons, this experiential journey was filled with trials and errors, mastering food photography, extensive food and health research and experimenting dishes.
As 2016 ends and 2017 begins, we decided to prepare meals utilizing what is considered lucky foods to consume for the New Year. After evaluating the significance of the lucky foods, there were some health benefits in consuming them.
This time around we were lucky enough to prepare these meals successfully ahead of time.
The lucky foods to consume New Year’s include:
Black Eyed Peas
Udon (buckwheat noodles)
Below is our successful Game Plan for New Year 2017.
In addition to the game plan, we prepared our traditional 13 round fruits, a Filipino tradition because 13 was considered a lucky number.
So excited to share our meals for New Years with all of you.
Cheers to a happy, healthy, properous and successful 2017!