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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mung Bean Sprouts With Beef, Veggies and Tofu

Years ago, I didn't like sprouted mung beans. Of all the veggies, this one didn't appeal to my taste buds. When hubby and I arrived in the Philippines almost 3 years ago, my late sister loved to cook this recipe and she gave me some. The way she cooked it didn't taste bad so I learned to like this food. Now, I tried to cook it myself because it reminds me of my sis. It's just simple and I just used the available ingredients from our refrigerator.


1 pack sprouted mung beans
1/4 lb green beans, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
1 chayote, sliced
2 pcs tofu, sliced
1/4 lb ground beef
4 cloves garlic
1 onion
cooking oil
1/2 cup water
soy, fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste


Clean the mung bean sprouts very well to remove any unnecessary particles. Heat the pan and put oil and sauté garlic first. When the garlic becomes light brown you can now put your onion. After this you can now put your ground beef. Cook for 5 minutes and then add the tofu and put fish sauce. Cook for a 5 minutes then put the green beans, carrots and chayote, mung beans sprout and put some soy sauce into it as you pour the water. Checks the taste if it is okay; if not just sprinkle some more salt and black pepper into it. Finally, remove from heat and serve with rice.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Clean House

This guest post from Lenny Mcknight

There’s nothing like coming home to a clean house which is why I finally broke down and hired a housekeeper. I love being able to do it all myself but with the promotion I’m going to have to cut way back on the time I spend at home and really up my hours at the office. Shelly seems really great though and I love how clean she gets everything in my house from the microwave to the baseboards. I went to securitychoice.COM/ before I hired her so she and I have had to pick a password she can remember so the police don’t get called every time she comes over to clean! Even my neighbors were alarmed the first time she pulled up in her huge van! Anyway, I totally trust her and it’s been great to find someone through referrals rather than just online because I don’t have to worry about her taking anything or not doing a really good job. I hope we get to keep her around for years to come!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Hubby Wants A Freezer

It's been a year since hubby and I bought a new refrigerator. It's a 12 cubic foot refrigerator with deodorizer inside and a nice pink flowery design in front of its door. They said this is a new arrival. It's been a while that hubby wanted to buy a new and bigger ref because our old refrigerator is so small, only a 6 cubic foot. I like our new ref, it has more room for meat, ice, foods, veggies, etc. Hubby can make now his iced tea and put it there. Before, there was no room for his big pitcher with his tea. We bought our refrigerator on installment basis payable in 6 months and it's already been paid off.

Now my hubby wants to buy one of those new freezers that we have seen in the appliance center where we bought our refrigerator. He said we can store more meat, fruits and vegetables for a longer period of time so we don't have to go to the grocery store very often. He wanted to have even just a medium size freezer, like the one we had in Texas before which I used to store the free-range meats that we purchased from the coop. We used to buy meats from free-range animals and also grass-fed beef and we purchased meats in bulk which is good for a month because the coop only sells meat once a month. If we have a freezer, we could store more meat for a longer period of time.

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