April 24, 2013

Bacon Pancakes Using Coconut Flour

What better to go with paleo pancakes, than bacon? :)

Use our coconut flour pancake batter (recipe here) for this fun, salty, sweet treat!

Cut bacon strips into 2-3 inch piece for easy flipping.
Cook bacon strips in butter.
Pour pancake batter on top of bacon strips, then flip 'em.
Pour more pancake on top of bacon strips, then flip 'em again.
Pancake batter absorbs butter and bacon grease, yum!
Be careful not to overcook the pancake - if it turns out dry it's overcooked.

You can buy coconut flour and grass-fed bacon at Holy Carabao and Down To Earth.

April 23, 2013

Balik Bukid on Sunday, April 28, 2013

Our band, The Slinks (music by Feanne & JM Quiblat) will be playing at this fun family farm fair!

It's been our dream to participate at this event so we're super excited to finally be a part of it.
Holy Carabao biodynamic farm is also located on this property so we'll finally get to see it too.
Check out photos from past Balik Bukid events to see how beautiful it is!

April 17, 2013

WWF Doodle Day at Shangri-la Plaza on Sunday, April 21, 2013

Our band, The Slinks (music by FeanneJM Quiblat) will be playing at this fun event! :)

Draw A Safer World For Our Wildlife Through WWF’s Doodle Day!

Are you fond of doodling?

It’s time to put those scribbles to good use by
drawing a safer world for illegally traded wildlife!

The World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines
(WWF-Philippines) will stage the WWF Doodle
Day on April 21, Sunday, at the Shangri-La
Grand Atrium in Shangri-La Plaza Mall,
Mandaluyong City.

Together with the Doodle Art Enthusiasts, enjoy
a fun day of drawing elephants, rhinos, tigers,
sea turtles, whales, dolphins, whale sharks,
manta rays, sea horses, tamaraw, and the
Philippine eagle!

Registration begins on April 3 at Level 3 (in front of Cole Haan) at Shangri-La Plaza, and at the
WWF-Philippines Satellite Office located at the 17th Floor, 88 Corporate Center, Valero corner
SedeƱo Streets, Salcedo Village, Makati City.

For a registration fee of Php 300, participants will get their own Doodle Kit plus access to fun
and exciting activity booths! The amount is also a donation to WWF-Philippines' programs on
endangered species conservation.

April 15, 2013

Weekend warriors to the rescue of Banaue rice terraces

Take a break from the city for a weekend - enjoy fresh and verdant vistas while saving one of our country's most beloved iconic heritage sites!

Contact Route +63 at route63travels@gmail.com or 0929 322 6259 / 0906 424 4245.

Last year my mom covered Batad Rice Terraces on her Islands Insider TV show on National Geographic Philippines. I remember her talking about the deterioration of the rice terraces, so I'm glad that people are doing something about it. :) This was the trailer for her show:

April 11, 2013

Savory Patties Recipe: Puso ng Saging, Coconut Flour

Credit goes to our wonderful cook, Ate Shirley, for this recipe! She surprised me by making these on her own, experimenting with our coconut flour, and I was delighted by how meaty it tasted. The sauce is reminiscent of adobo-- Filipino cuisine is known for having scrumptious sauces. :)

The coconut flour in this recipe helps make the patties taste "toasty".


1 egg, beaten
1/2 puso ng saging (banana blossom), minced
1 tbsp + 1tsp coconut flour
1 tbsp onion, minced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp coconut vinegar
2 tsp coconut sugar

Use butter for cooking.

In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the patties.
In a separate bowl, mix together the ingredients for the sauce.
Save one or two spoonfuls of the sauce to drizzle on the cooked patties later,
and mix the rest of the sauce into the patties' batter.

Scoop small patties (about 3 inches in diameter) onto a pre-heated pan with butter.
Cover the pan for a few minutes, then flip the patties over.
Continue until done. Be careful not to overcook. If it tastes dry, it's overcooked.
Drizzle the finished patties with the sauce you saved earlier.
Enjoy! These are great by themselves, with rice, or in a burger.

ECHOmarket Serendra sells organic puso ng saging.

April 2, 2013

Pacific Malayan Saturday Food Market, Alabang Hills

The first Food Market in Alabang Hills!

Our shop, Living Foods Buying Club, will be participating, with our coconut sugar, coconut flour, and healthy baked treats. The Food Market also features:
Organic Fruits and Vegetables, The Farm Organic Meats, Tierra de Espana Spanish cold cuts, Olsen's Bread, Fresh Bread, Bottled Sauces and Spreads, Bottled Tuyo, Lebanese Food

The Pacific Malayan Food Market will be held on every first Saturday of the month.
Don't forget to bring your own shopping bags please! :)
Email Katrina - katripoll (at) yahoo (dot) com - for more information.