Covid19 pandemic has changed a lot in terms of everyone’s normality. I for one now wakes up earlier than the normal 7:00 AM every working day. This is because I want to leave super early so that I would be all alone when I ride the condo-elevator in our building early in the morning.
Also, I now prepare my breakfast and lunch meals in my house and bring those in my office. I no longer order from nearby restaurants and eateries so as to limit my exposure to possible corona virus positives lurking in public.
Since I now bring my breakfast and lunch to office, it is inevitable to place these meals inside a “lunch bag”. Mine is a simple denim type tote bag which I purchased during one of my travels in Osaka. Let me then relay to everyone in these pandemic times the wish my bag is printed with. May you have…
Cloying is a word. The arrogant in me thinks that only few Filipinos know this word. If translated in Filipino it is “nauuta”. It is the sickening feeling you have when you already consumed large doses of super rich eats (like belly fat meats, heavy cake icings or crazy butter-laced sweets). It is so nauseating, you feel like your head is growing and it will just burst anytime!
At this stage of my being on ketogenic diet, I think I am in the cloying period. I am starting to get so gutted out by the limited food selections that I have to make. But the irony and dilemma is that I don’t want to be kicked out of ketosis.
Espousing on the basic thought of finding a silver lining in the midst of a difficulty, I decided to make my keto meal today a very exciting one! I instead took time to stylize its plating and took tons of photos of it.
Let me start with my lunch today. It’s my recipe but it’s Nengkoy who did the heavenly-delicious pickled shallots…
Grilled Rosemary-Marinated Pork with Spicy Mustard, Fresh Cucumber Slices and Nengkoy’s Pickled Shallots
My afternoon snack (and my final meal today) is even more exciting. Thanks to Joe Duff, the Diet Chef for the Choco-Coffee Mud Cake recipe…
Choco-Coffee Mud Cake topped with Choco-Peanut Butter and Sweet Fresh Strawberries (Who doesn’t love the mix of strawberries & chocolate inside the mouth? huh!)
I totally enjoyed stylizing these! If not for my crazy cloying, I would have not done this. Expect more of stylized keto meals in the future…
Some go on travel, some sleep all day, others go on shopping spree. Some would have a make-over, some would spend the whole day at a theme park, others would have a relaxing massage. These are various ways on how people would treat and pamper themselves.
There was no celebration and there was nothing to commemorate, yet I and some of my colleagues decided to indulge in a sumptuous lunch buffet! Aiko, the gentle bloke among all of us happen to own a BDO credit card that provides 50% discount promo at New World Hotel Manila’s Market Café. And since we believe that we deserve for some little treat, we all agreed to avail of the promo!
pig out gang!
happy tummy! sulit!
All of us deviated from our respective regular breakfast so as to ready our respective bellies to the epicurean event!
We were all happy and pleased by this gastronomic indulgence. The price of the buffet though half-priced is not cheap that is why we truly made sure that it was all worth every penny that we paid for. In fact, we were actually the last group to leave the restaurant! It was so funny because almost all of us turned nauseous because of being so full.
On my way home, this episode made me realize that little pleasures like this get simple people like us get through the everyday grind. Simple people like us, definitely deserve to lead a full and happy life! Busog!