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27 August 2010

Indulge without guilt

I love ice cream, but since I have been on a diet for about a month now, I tried looking for alternatives to my favorite dessert.

I'm happy to say that I found one...
...JLI, just like ice cream but healthier, FROZEN YOGHURT!

First was Red Mango in Eastwood City, Libis. But that is not the topic today, it's going to be White Hat in Robinson's Galleria


Hubby and I ordered one each. My yoghurt was topped with non-fat chocolate and ripe mangoes.


I found it no different from the ice cream that I so got used to. The texture felt the same, the taste was the same, but the best thing, I didn't feel like I cheated on my diet.

White Hat in Galleria is just a stall found on the second floor, just above the entrance leading to ADB Avenue. The place was small, so when you buy it and there are a lot of customers, there's no place for you to sit down and enjoy your dessert.

They have a wide range of toppings, which is quite good. From graham crackers to chocolates and fresh fruits, well take your pick and enjoy it guiltlessly.

For the price, I would say that I would gladly pay for it again, especially now that White Hat is opening a store in Gateway Cubao.

Indian Chicken Curry

When I worked for IBM, I met and made friends with a few Filipino-Indians. One of them showed me the way on how to cook an authentic Indian style curry.


What you need:

1K chicken (I prefer breast fillet)
1 carton of coconut milk (bought from the supermarket)
1 medium sized potato, peeled, cut into chunky cubes and fried
1 large carrot, peeled, cut into chunky cubes and fried
1 medium bell pepper, cut into cubes and fried
3 cloves garlic
1 medium onion chopped
2 teaspoons of yellow curry powder dissolved in 1 small carton of thick coconut milk
3 tablespoons of oil
salt and pepper to taste
*additional cayenne pepper for added spice
*you can substitute the coconut milk with evaporated milk, just add water before step 4.

What to do:

1. Saute garlic and onion
2. Add the chicken after the onion is caramelized
3. Simmer for 5 minutes or until chicken is cooked
4. Add coconut milk with curry powder and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sauce is quite thick.
5. Put in the pre-fried potatoes, carrots and bell pepper, put salt, pepper and additional cayenne pepper to taste, simmer for another 5 minutes or wait until the sauce is thick (don't boil as the coconut milk might turn into oil).


Serve it with pita bread or hot rice. Enjoy!