Friday, April 26, 2013

Treasures from the Closet

It's several weeks past Easter. I remember how I managed to do last minute cramming just to do a few "S" at home... my strategy to appease my husband who was starting to show signs of (okay, you could make your own guess... clue: there were clutters invading his study table which have accumulated through time).  I wasn't able to complete the 5S (the Japanese method of workplace organization: seiri for sort , seiton for set in order, seiso for shine, seiketsu for standardize, and shitsuke for sustain). Completing all 5S's was just not feasible for me at that time :( But then, at least, I was able to fill one XL black trash bag with garbage and I was able to sort out the yarns in my stash boxes!!! What an extraordinary accomplishment! :))

While putting away some dusty old magazines and nursing journals, I found Health and Lifestyle December 2009-January 2010 issue. The cover read "Medical Advancements: Audiology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology and Ophthalmology". I couldn't resist reading "Balloons in Cardiology" to refresh my own self and "The Role of Antiplatelet Drugs (Clopidogrel) in Stroke Prevention" which I handed to my husband for him to read because it's one of his daily medicines. Alas and behold, I also found a page (p. 38) featuring a Christmas Salad recipe: Alugbati (Basella alba or Malabar Spinach) salad. This is the same vegetable I featured in my last post, Sauteed Chicken with Lentils and Alugbati.

The ingredients:
2 bundles alugbati, blanched
1 piece onion, peeled and chopped
3 pieces tomatoes, chopped
1 inch ginger, peeled and minced
5 pieces calamansi, juiced (I used lemon juice instead)

How to do it... very simple and easy! Just combine all ingredients together in a bowl and serve.

Here's my version of the salad which I served using a bamboo placemat I also found in a cabinet. Perfect combination, don't you think so?
Have you some treasures unearthed from your own cabinets lately? How about sharing your experience on the comment box below?

Enjoy the rest of the week!
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  1. This alugbati spinach sounds interesting... I'll have to look for it. Thanks for sharing your salad with us on foodie friday.

  2. I've never heard of a few of these ingredients but it looks YUMMY!

  3. Wow, this looks so yummy and interesting! I haven't tried those ingredients, but you've inspired me. Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent.



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