It was a matter of time before all of our joyous outings and delicious adventures in food would catch up to us. At our yearly physical exam a full panel screen was administered and holy shit, are the results alarming!
Which is why I decided today for lunch I'd indulge in a high saturated, high triglyceride, high sodium, no-good-for-you but ooh-so-good tasting filipino meal.
Lumpia (shanghai) - a type of eggroll, fried, mainly filled with meat. In this case, ground pork and teeny tiny bit of aromatics.
Boneless Bangus (boneless milkfish) - split and fried.
Pickled mustard geens, tomatoes and onions - Probably one, the only one thing that was healthiest.
Dinardaraan / Dinuguan (depending on your dialect) - Savory filipino stew of blood and meat (typically stomach, intestines, ears, and snout) simmered in a rich, spicy gravy of pig blood, garlic, chili, and vinegar. Yep, another pork dish with no vegetables.
Longaniza - Pork sausage similar to chorizo except this version is slightly sweeter. I threw it on the frying pan to crisp it up even more. I love them crunchy.
Do you see the reocurring theme here?
My cholesterol level is swiftly rising.
Controlled restraint. I love dindardaraan! Notice the portion control? I could have easily, easily had a huge bowl of it.
I already feel my levels rising but damn, was it finger lickin' good.
A week from tomorrow my work place is hosting a Biggest Loser competition with monies at stake with a buy in price of course. I could use to lose the last dozen post baby pounds and a piece of the pot wouldn't hurt either. Be on the look-out for a complete u-turn on my dining options and a real effort in eating healthier- for all of us. As for today's choice, no regrets. I loved every bit of it.