Fitness with Filipina Cuisine

Mabuhay! It’s no secret our culture has shifted dramatically the past decade or so toward embracing a healthier lifestyle by consuming natural food devoid of refined carbs and trans fats. We at Filipina Cuisine have listened to the consumer demand, and we proudly support the health and longevity of all of us that share this planet we call home.

In pursuit of not only indivual health and well being but planetary fitness as well, Filipina Cuisine is now using all natural ingredients containing zero added sugars and other refined carbs and zero trans fats, as well using exclusively 100% recyclable materials throughout every logistical step in our food making and consumer serving processes.

To maximize your personal health and limit your caloric intake checkout the Filipina Fitness Plan below, which highlights daily meals from the Filipina Cuisine menu as well as quick workout routines to supplement your newfound appreciation for healthy living! Salamat Po!

Day 1)

Perform the following routine as one round/circuit without rest. Rest for 60 seconds between circuits.

30 jumping jacks followed

10 bodyweight squats

10 Pushups (knee assisted or standard)

10 leg lifts (lying down, slowly raise extended legs to 45 degrees above the floor, lower back to start and repeat for 10 reps)

Jog in place for 1 minute (for greater intensity use high knees or 10 seconds sprints followed by 10 seconds of moderate tempo jogging)

Rest for 60 seconds and repeat for 3-4 more rounds.

lunch – Mango Salad with Chicken ($7.00) with bottled water ($1.00)

dinner – Stir Fry Veggies with Tofu ($7.00) La Croix sparkling water ($1.50)

Day 2)

Perform the following sequence for 5 mins, rest one minute, and repeat 3-4 times.

30 crunches

10 tricep extensions (Use a chair, table or bed to extend your arms against while facing out and away from the platform of your choice. Lower you body using your arms to 90 degree bend in your elbow)

30 Alternating toe touches (Standing with legs spread double shoulder width apart, bend done to one side using one hand to touch opposite foot/toe or coming as close to foot/toe as possible; repeat with other hand and foot. Each toe touch a s one rep.

Dynamic Squats (Standing with feet shoulder width apart, bend at the knee lowering your bottom more than 90 degrees juxtoped to the floor; upon reaching bottom or completion of the squat, spring upward as fast as you can in a jumping motion and return to squatting position. Repeat 10 times)

30 seconds of mountain climbers (in a push-up position, bring one knee toward chest and return to start position. Alternate knees for 30 seconds)

Lunch – Shrimp Tofu Salad Rolls with Peanut Sauce (6.50 or 5.00) and bottled water (1.00).

Dinner – Chicken Adobo with steamed rice and veggies (9.00) and bottled water (1.00)


Food Cart Opening July 1st!

Filipina Cuisine at Milwaukie Station Food Cart Pod & Beer Garden

Mabuhay Filipina Cuisine Family! We’ve arrived! Now serving fine, fresh Filipino food at Milwaukie Station Food Cart Pod & Beer Garden!

11301 SE 21st Ave Milwaukie, Oregon (directly below the Max stop)

Swing by, say “hello,” and enjoy some great-tasting Filipino-Infused culinary creations! We look forward to seeing you soon! MABUHAY!!

Lola’s Lumpia: The Inspiration Behind The Egg Roll

I was around seven or eight when my lola (grandmother) began showing me firsthand how to make her famous lumpia egg rolls. Even with little room to maneuver in the tiny kitchen of our one-bedroom flat, my lola, with unmatched precision and passion, had a unique way of making it feel as though we were preparing a gourmet feast for a royal family in the confines of their gawdy, oversized castle. She would spread the elements of her culinary creations throughout our home, placing jars, saucers, pans and buckets in any place she could find without comprising the sanitary nature of her meticulous preparation.

I never ceased to be amazed watching her work. She knew her way around a kitchen like no one else. After all, she had to. As the matriarch of her family, dozens of hungry mouthes depended on her culinary skills to satisfy their insatiable appetites.

If there’s one thing you can say about Filipinos, it’s we know how to eat! We may not have had much growing up, but we certainly made the best with what we were given. I think this bodes well for us in the long run. I mean, I’ve yet to meet a foreigner married to a Filipina or Filipino unhappy with his or her mate’s kitchen concunctions.

And, for that, we can thank lolas and lolos around the Philippines for instilling time-honored culinary traditions in their children and grandchildren.  I know without my lola, I wouldn’t be able to bring any of you the wonderful egg rolls you have all come to know and love. Thank you, Lola!