Friday, 26 September 2014

Green Tea

For almost a month or so now, I have reduced my coffee intake to two cups a day. This didn’t just reduce my caffeine intake but sugar as well - put two teaspoons of sugar to a cup of coffee. I’ve switched to green tea in the afternoon. I thought I’d have adverse withdrawal symptoms – not just drowsiness and headache but so far so good. I don’t take tea religiously but it seems that my system has embraced the lack of caffeine in the afternoon.

At first, I thought green tea smells fishy but yes, it taste better than it smells. It’s a lot different from black tea for me. It seems my palate has recognised green tea and has relate to it – we have tea plant back in the Philippines and my Mum would brew some if we have belly ache.

 I’ve read many articles about the benefits of drinking green tea. I have not really noticed something different in my body yet but maybe, it’s just working in the background. Lol. I'll take the experts and researchers word for it.

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White Bread

We are a white-bread-eater household. I have attempted to convert us into whole-grain or whole-meal but I have been accused of “conspiracy” or “sabotage”, only because I don’t eat as much bread as everyone else. I gave-in ages ago and just buy white bread week in week out. I know we need to have fiber in our diet as much as we can but I compensate it in other food that we eat.
With Woolies move to reduce the price in their homebrand bread to 85c, there are mixed reactions in the news website that I read. Some are happy, some are critical and some just doesn’t care. One of the polies commented that this move will kill the independent grocers. Some said there are no beneficial nutrients in this type of bread. I reckon, if you are serious about your nutrients intake you wouldn’t be seen next to a white bread. If you can afford to be a health buff, you wouldn’t be next to this type of bread at all.

I used to buy this bread but it gets stale in two days. Sometimes, we can’t use up all of it in two days and then off it goes to the ducks or the bin. It’s false economy so I switched into a different brand. So far, I have not paid more than $4 a loaf yet and we are eating soft bread for longer.
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Saturday, 20 September 2014

Golden Tomatoes

.. no I am not referring to tomatoes made of gold but the price of tomatoes that are comparable to gold, in my opinion. A month ago, a kilo of tomatoes cost about 4 bucks. A week after that, it has gone up to almost nine. How ridiculous. Tomatoes are one of our staple veggies. Although, I am grumbling about the cost I have to pay for it. But last week, I decided to hit the market - it's not really a farmers market but fresh produce are being sold there. I didn't have to pay 9 bucks but just about 6 - the cheapest among all the stores. And I bought heaps so I don't need to buy some this week. Just for the cost savings on tomatoes alone, it's worth waking up early and going to the market.
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