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Friday, 06 June 2014 11:56

from Mula sa Puso: Heart Healthy Traditional Filipino Recipes by American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate, San Francisco Division

1/4 lb.         Bitter melons whole, halved or quartered, depending on size
1/4 lb.         Japanese eggplants, whole, halved or quartered, depending on size
1/4 lb.         Okra, trimmed
1/4 lb.         String beans, trimmed and cut in 2 inch lengths
1/4 cup       Onion, sliced
1/2 cup       Sautéed lean pork slices
1 cup          Tomatoes (cherry tomatoes, preferred) coarsely chopped
1 tbsp.        Fish sauce
1/4 cup       Water

Layer ingredients in a pot (allow space for turning).  Cover and boil a few minutes to wilt vegetables, then too vegetables.

Reduce heat to lower and simmer partially covered.  Toss occasionally top rotate vegetables or stir gently to retain individual identities of the vegetables.  Cook to desired doneness.

Serves 8

Single Serving Nutrient Values
Calories 55.82 kc
% calories from fat 34
Protein 5.133 gm
Carbohydrate 4.306 gm
Cholesterol 11.62 mg
Sodium 143.7 mg
Total Fat 2.151 gm

Saturated 0.733 gm
Polyunsaturated 0.240 gm
Monounsaturated 0.906 gm

 
Over 50 Attended the FACHIC Low Fat Leche Flan Cooking Demonstration at St. John’s United Methodist Church PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 13:00

Chicago, Illinois – The Filipino American Community Health Initiative of Chicago (FACHIC) presented a heart healthy cooking demonstration of Low Fat Leche Flan, a traditional Filipino dessert, to over 50 attendees at the St. John’s United Methodist Church (UMC) in Oak Park, Illinois on Sunday, May 18, 2014. The congregation at St. John’s UMC is 97% Filipino and FACHIC was invited to conduct the cooking demonstration by Reverend Reuel Talapian and Roselin Romualdo, Evangelism and Witness Ministry at St. John’s UMC.

FACHIC board members, Dr. Yasmin Sacro and John Paul Jael, conducted an interactive cooking demonstration of Low Fat Leche Flan, incorporating tips and suggestions for heart healthy alternatives in traditional Filipino cooking.  The question and answer session focused on topics such as governmental regulation on transfats, the role of genetics in cardiovascular health and the importance of motivation to exercise. Samples of low fat leche flan and copies of the American Heart Association’s Mula sa Puso recipe booklet including the featured heart healthy Low Fat Leche Flan recipe and Filipino specific health education were distributed to participants.

Roselin Romualdo thanks “FACHIC for sharing with us heart healthy tips on cooking Filipino dishes and for demonstrating a low-fat leche flan dish. It was delicious and light, so you don't feel guilty at all eating that dessert!  The recipe book will inspire us to prepare healthy dishes in our homes and church for our fellowship lunches.  We can promote healthy heart with healthy soul!”

This cooking demonstration of Low Fat Leche Flan is the final of three demonstrations part of FACHIC’s Heart Healthy Cooking for the Filipino Community program that received a 2013-2014 Community Action Grant from the American Heart Association.  A copy of Low Fat Leche Flan is available online for download at http://www.fachic.org/lecheflan.

For more information about the Low Fat Leche Flan cooking demonstration and future community partnership opportunities, contact FACHIC at (312) 962-7748 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The Filipino American Community Health Initiative of Chicago (FACHIC) is a collaborative of community, health professional, and academic leaders united to address Filipino health issues in the Chicago area.  The mission of FACHIC is to increase awareness of Filipino health disparities and to implement health interventions and educational programming to improve the health status of the Filipino community. FACHIC is a 501(c)(3) Illinois nonprofit organization.  All programs and services are free and available to all.  For more information, visit www.fachic.org.

 


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Tinolang Manok PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 May 2014 06:54

Tinolang Manok (Ginger Chicken Soup)
from Mula sa Puso: Heart Healthy Traditional Filipino Recipes by American Heart Association, Western States Affiliate, San Francisco Division

2              Thumb size pieces of fresh ginger root
1 clove      Garlic, minced
1 small       Onion, chopped
1 large       Chayote or carrot, sliced
1 small       Cabbage, shredded
1 1/2 tsps. Olive oil
4-8 small     Pieces of skinless chicken with    bones (back, thighs or wings)
2 cups        Chicken stock
1 tbsp.       Fish sauce
1/4 tsp.      Salt
1/4 tsp.      Pepper
Scallions
1               Pepper (jalapeno or sweet)

Heat oil and sauté ginger, garlic and onions.  Add chicken and braise until meat turns whitish.  Pour in the stock. Season with salt, pepper and fish sauce.  Bring to a boil.  Add vegetables.  Turn the heat to medium.  Simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Add scallions and jalapeno.

Serves 4-6

Single Serving Nutrient Values
Calories 229.7 kc
% calories from fat 59
Protein 18.77 gm
Carbohydrate 4.327 gm
Cholesterol 59.87 mg
Sodium 228.3 mg
Total Fat 14.92 gm

Saturated 4.076 gm
Polyunsaturated 2.944 gm
Monounsaturated 5.910 gm

 
FACHIC Partners with St. John’s United Methodist Church for Low Fat Leche Flan Cooking Demonstration PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:21

Chicago, Illinois – The Filipino American Community Health Initiative of Chicago (FACHIC) will be presenting a heart healthy cooking demonstration of Low Fat Leche Flan, a traditional Filipino dessert, in partnership with St. John’s United Methodist Church on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM at the church located at 1100 Ontario Street in Oak Park, Illinois.

This cooking demonstration of Low Fat Leche Flan is the final of three demonstrations part of FACHIC’s Heart Healthy Cooking for the Filipino Community program that received a 2013-2014 Community Action Grant from the American Heart Association. The featured heart healthy Low Fat Leche Flan recipe is from the American Heart Association’s Mula sa Puso recipe booklet.

FACHIC staff and leaders from St. John’s United Methodist Church will be on hand to conduct an interactive cooking demonstration incorporating tips and suggestions for heart healthy alternatives in traditional Filipino cooking.  Free samples of low fat leche flan will be available to participants.  Free recipe booklets and health materials will be distributed.  As part of FACHIC’s Heart Healthy Cooking for the Filipino Community program, a new heart healthy Filipino recipe from Mula sa Puso is released each month on FACHIC’s website.  A copy of Low Fat Leche Flan is available online for download at http://www.fachic.org/lecheflan.

For more information about the Low Fat Leche Flan cooking demonstration and future community partnership opportunities, contact FACHIC at (312) 962-7748 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  To learn more about the American Heart Association and their Community Action Grant program, visit www.heart.org.

The Filipino American Community Health Initiative of Chicago (FACHIC) is a collaborative of community, health professional, and academic leaders united to address Filipino health issues in the Chicago area.  The mission of FACHIC is to increase awareness of Filipino health disparities and to implement health interventions and educational programming to improve the health status of the Filipino community. FACHIC is a 501(c)(3) Illinois nonprofit organization.  All programs and services are free and available to all.  For more information, visit www.fachic.org.

 
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