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Trying Out The Famous Belgian Waffle

food musings, food finds, short order

I first heard about the Famous Belgian Waffle opening in Waltermart – Plaridel from a mum friend from the little man’s playschool. I never really jumped in to try it, but I am quite a fan of waffles. According to Wikipedia, the Belgian waffle is a  waffle type popular in North America and is identified by its larger size, lighter batter, and higher grid pattern that forms deep pockets and has larger squares than the standard American waffle.

We finally managed to try the newly-opened waffle shop when we visited the mall one weekend. I became an instant fan! I tried their Banana-and-Peanut-Butter blend and I loved it! I also think that the Blueberry-and-Cream-cheese concoction is such a mouthwatering treat!

food musings, food finds, short order

So when we visited the mall last Sunday to do some errands and buy gifts for the little man’s playschool classmates celebrating their birthdays on the 15th, I made sure to drop by the Famous Belgian Waffle kiosk to get some delectable waffles! You can smell the lovely scent of freshly-made waffles a few feet away from the stall. After we’re done window shopping and looking at items for sale, including this lovely piece of jewelry, which are also sold in this shop, www.reeds.com/designer-jewelry/Honora-cat41.html, I went straight to the waffle stand to order their Ham-and-Cream-cheese waffle. What can I say, I enjoyed it, too, since I really am fond of cream cheese!

From now on, Famous Belgian Waffle will be one of my favorite stops whenever we visit this local Waltermart. I wonder when we can go again, I cannot wait to try out another waffle flavor! 🙂

Famous Belgian Waffles
Ground Floor, Waltermart ~ Plaridel
Cagayan Valley Road Banga 1st, Plaridel
{044} 795 3244

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About Buying Organic and Natural Food

food musings, healthy eating

Society has arrived at a place of convenience. We shop where it’s closest, and we eat what is fastest. This also leaves us with pretty unhealthy options. Following is a little more information about natural and processed foods, and basic information on how to pick the best foods for a healthier life.

Natural Is Healthy?

Just because something is “natural” doesn’t mean it’s healthy. Just to give you some idea, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn’t put strict parameters around labeling food as natural. According to them, a natural food may have no added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic substances. However, does this mean something is healthy? If it has carbonated water and lots of sugar instead of aspartame, does that mean it’s good for you? Let’s put it another way: tobacco is natural. Does that mean it is healthy to chew on or inhale? No. Consider these things when you see a food labeled “all natural ingredients.” Just because it’s not artificial doesn’t mean it is good for you.

About Processed Foods

One more angle to take in the natural food discussion is regarding processed food. For example, you could get something that does not have artificial flavors or colors, but it has still lost much of its nutritional value through processing. The FDA says that food can be labeled “natural” if it is minimally processed, though there’s no firm definition of that phrase.

Picking Real Food

The best way to eat natural food besides growing your own food is to stay in the produce section of the grocery store and avoid foods with a label in general. Eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains along with meats containing the least amount of preservatives possible is the best way to stay healthy. Note that in the produce section, you should look for four- or five-digit PLU codes starting with three, four, or nine so that you can eat conventionally or organically grown food. Five-digit codes starting with eight mean that the food has been genetically modified. This is all just an introduction to eating naturally and avoiding processed food, but the sooner you start, the better you’ll feel!