Living away from home is not that easy. I have to exert more effort t in preparing healthy food to keep my body fit. Last Friday, I was craving to eat some green leafy soup. Something that really fits for a rainy day. We all know that “Nilagang baka or manok“ is known to warm s in rainy days. To my eagerness to make a healthy soup, I made this “experimental cooking” that is somehow similar to “Nilagang chicken or beef”. I called it “Nilagang (boiled) Veggie Meat with Sweet Corn”. Sounds funny, but yes you may use “Veggie Meat” as a replacement for “beef and chicken meat”.
But before we proceed to the recipe , let me share this passage to you which I have read in the book entitled “Counsels on Diet and Foods”
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“God gave man no permission to eat animal food until after the flood. Everything has been destroyed upon which man could subsist, and therefore, the Lord in their necessity gave Noah permission to eat of clean animals which he had taken with him into the ark. But animal food was not the most healthful article of food for man”. Counsels on Diet and Foods, 639
“After the flood, the people ate largely of animal food.God saw that the ways of man were corrupt and that he was disposed to exalt himself proudly against his Creator and to follow the inclinations of his own heart. And he permitted that long-lived race to eat animal food to shorten their sinful lives. Soon after the flood the race began to rapidly decrease in size, and in length of years”. –Spiritual Gifts 4a:120,121
I’m sharing this to you my dear readers for you to live healthier, happier and have a deeper relationship with our Creator. It is still not too late to change our lifestyle. Praying for you brothers and sisters in Christ. Enjoy cooking!
Good for 2-3 servings
- 1 Green Onions (sliced)
- 1 bulb of red or white Onions (sliced)
- 6 Cloves of Garlic (peeled)
- 1 Ginger (peeled)
- 1 big Sweet Corn(cut into small)
- 3-4 medium Potatoes (sliced)
- 2 small Gabi (sliced)
- 2-3 pieces of Carrots (sliced)
- 2 pieces of cooked banana (Saba) optional
- 1/4 of the whole cabbage
- 2 bunches of Pechay or Bok Choy
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 10-12 pieces of Veggie Meat
- In a small pot, pour out some water then add the 10-12 pieces of veggie meat. Bring to boil for about 2-3 minutes. Do not overcook. (Drain the veggie meat using a strainer).
- In a small bowl, place the cooked veggie meat, and marinate it with a little of sesame oil, ground pepper and a pinch of salt. (Set aside)
- In another large pot, pour out some water covering about 2 inches from the bottom of the pot. Add ginger, garlic, white/red onions and salt and bring to boil. Reduce the heat to medium. Cover the pot and continue to boil for 5-10 minutes.
- You may or not remove the onions, ginger and garlic from the boiling mixture. But I prefer not to remove it to add flavors and colors to it.
- After that , add the cut sweet corns to the boiling water for about 10 minutes or until the sweet corns become tender. Next, add some carrots, gabi and potatoes . Cook for 10 minutes or wait until all these ingredients become tender. (Do not overcook). It would be better if the vegetables are half cooked.
- Put the Veggie Meat in the mixture. and simmer it for 5 minutes.
- Lastly, add the Bok Choy or Pechay and Cabbage. Sprinkle it with salt and pepper..
- Cover and turn the heat off. Let the pot stay covered for 2 to 5 minutes to cook the vegetables.
- Transfer to a serving bowl.10. Season with additional salt and basil leaves, if desired. Garnish with green onions on top. Serve. Eat and PRAY!
- Season with additional salt and basil leaves, if desired. Garnish with green onions on top. Serve. Eat and PRAY !
Donna The Food Explorer
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