My parents are visiting this week, and I'm very excited that they are here with me, but I'm really excited that mom is here to cook me all my favorite dishes. I shall share some of those dishes as the week goes on.
I've come to the conclusion that this week I'm just going to let myself have a totally guilt-free week with the food and let my mom spoil me. Mom's cooking is good but some Filipino dishes are just not low in fat. In fact, the fat is what makes the dishes so delicious.
I once tried to make adobo with white chicken breast - no skin, low sodium soy sauce, and organic vinegar. All I can say is um no! There is a reason you use the chicken skin, some dark meat, full sodium soy sauce, and Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar. It's better to eat smaller portions of the real stuff, than bigger portions of the "healthy" version.
For breakfast today, after a morning 4-mile walk, I ate some odd combo but it was good. From Whole Foods, I had some Red Quinoa salad made with cucumber, carrots, cilantro and red onion in a orange ginger dressing.
Mom had fried some plantains, and I dove in. I love fried plantains. For some reason though, mom likes to cut the plantains long wise versus in circle slices. But whatever, it's all good and made with mom love.