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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Yummy Sunday #5: Poor Man's Meat


Please correct me if I'm wrong, as what I recall, Monggos or Mung beans is what they call in the Philippines the "Poor Man's Meat". I remember it was being taught in elementary school. I don't really know why but maybe, this is just my personal take on it, it's because it's a cheap alternative for meat. Since meat is mostly protein and beans has a lot of proteins too. That's the only reason I can think of why they call it "poor man's meat" there...

Anyway, for this week's Yummy Sunday's entry, I am sharing this ginitaan or tinunoang monggos or mung beans that I cooked last week. I always love monggos even when I was still in the Philippines. Not only it is cheap but it also taste really good when it's cooked properly! 

In the Philippines, people usually cooked it with buwad bolinao or anchovies and sometimes with kamunggay. But since I don't have any of that here, I cooked mine with spinach and pieces of chicken. I would have preferred putting dried fish in it but my hubby wouldn't eat if I had done that and besides I did not have dried fish left anyway!

Everybody enjoyed it even my very picky 5-year old son! If it's just me I would eat it everyday and I would never get tired of it but since I have a family who likes to eat a different variety of food, I just couldn't cook it everyday, maybe once in two weeks will be alright! Anyhow, I hope you all had a wonderful Easter last week! Have a great weekdays ahead!

5 comments:

  1. Pulses are extremely nutritious with lots of protein, vitamins and minerals. So yes I would agree with you about beans being the poor man's meat!

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  2. i missed mongos!!! yummy as always! :)



    dropping by, from YS! :)

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  3. Creamy and yummy!

    Visiting for Yummy Sunday- hope you can stop by:)

    http://myrecipecollection.info/2012/02/curried-deviled-eggs.html

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  4. This looks so delish :-) it makes me drool as I miss eating it so bad Sis :-) Dropping by from lasts weeks YS

    http://www.homecookingwithjessy.com/assorted-ten-10-timbits/

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  5. i miss having one...:) we sometimes add pork cracklings! visiting late from last week's YS, hope to see you around. thanks and have a great week. :)

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