Saturday, December 10, 2011

Mango Lassi

Is it really the 2nd week of December already?

It flew just like that, huh.

Also, I didn't notice that a month has passed since I started a little lifestyle change.

Let's just say I increased my fruit and vegetable intake to 60%, cut my caloric intake in half, and lost some weight.

Pretty amazing and awfully hard but it can be done.

And if there's someone who's gotta do it, that someone should be me.

One post ago, I mentioned that there will be a few changes in here.

First, I will be featuring a lot of vegetable and fruit dishes now.

There will still be the occasional meat and seafood posts, of course!

Second, I will include nutrition information in every featured recipe.

That way, we'll all know what's going on. Ha.

Third, I will be posting some health and fitness links that I know are worth reading about.

Believe me, the articles that will go in here are only "realistic" ways to be healthy. 

Nothing drastic. Nothing that may strain our relationship. 

So why is this meat-loving, deep-fried dreamer doing this now?

I'm doing this because I've had too much and it has taken its toll on my holistic health.

And I guess if I don't act soon, I'm afraid I'll be too sick to take care of my parents when they're aging.

Or maybe I won't be around anymore.



Here's to my journey! And if you want to, come tag along. 

Let's drink to this!

Sweet Mango Lassi

You will need:

1 medium ripe mango, peeled, cored and scraped
1 small container (125g) plain yogurt 
1/4 cup evaporated milk, preferably frozen
1/4 cup cold water


1. Mix all ingredients in a blender. If you can, freeze your evaporated milk beforehand so it will serve as the "ice" in the blended lassi.

2. Serve in glass and drink cold! :)

Yield: 1 serving
Calories: 293
Fat: 4g
Sugars: 41g (85% is from the fruit)
Calcium: 500mg (half of what you need in a day!)

Till the next eats! 

Monday, December 5, 2011

There are small victories.

Some people do what they do to be rewarded.

Some people do what they do despite reward.

Sometimes, I do something I love so much that doing it is a reward in itself.

This is why I have this blog. 

I may not be a prolific foodblogblogwriter.

I don't write every week even when I cook everyday.

I am super self-conscious with the content that goes into my blog posts. 

I'm a little OC about these kind of things because I tend to stray and I suck at organizing my thoughts.

Then I see my stats and find out a decent number of people have reached my blog.

Okay, not sure if all of you are people but I'm pretty sold the ones who've read this far are. :)

Then among a bulk of hotlinks in my chat box, there are a few real people saying they appreciate the stuff I wrote. 

That all of it made them hungry.

And then I have friends who once in a while mention my blog to me, sometimes to other people, sometimes in their own blogs.

I think that is just awesome.

And it's one of the reasons why I maintain diy-eats.

And I'm ecstatic to announce that I have been nominated for a Best Cebu Blogs award in the Food and Personal Category. 

Not only that, I've also become a finalist in both categories.

Last year, I won an award from them as one of the most popular blogs through shameless self-promotion, err I mean Facebook likes.


At least, I know I have over a hundred people willing to back me up.

Just kidding.

So, the awarding for the 4th Annual Best Cebu Blogs Awards will be this FridayDecember 9, 5 p.m. at the SM City Cebu Conference Hall A.

I am going! For posterity! Haha.

So, yeah.

May the bestest blog win!

Also, congratulations to all the dedicated Cebuano bloggers who made the cut!

Keep doing what y'all do for love (and hopefully, nothing else).

Till the next eats,