Every once in a while, my mom and I leave our respective families behind (hahaha!) to bond with each other. It's something that we have been doing since I was little. Whenever there was a school holiday, my mom would take a leave from work and we would go to the mall and hit the bookstore. Once we were happy with our literary purchases, we would read our books and talk about everything under the sun over steaming bowls of goto and buko juice. Those were happy times!
Now that I'm married, my mom and I feel that more than ever, we NEED these bonding sessions badly. And we always have fun. Like. All. The. Time! :) We
buy check out books, buy check out clothes and shoes, and we always eat good food.
Over the weekend, in one of our bonding sojourns, we dined at the newly-opened Green Pastures at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall in its spanking new East Wing.
For starters, we had the Farmhouse Salad. Shredded kale, chopped romaine lettuce, roast chicken, goat cheese, hard-boiled eggs, grape tomatoes, corn kernels, ripe mango cubes, and - wait for it! - BACON! It was dressed in a honey mustard dill vinaigrette. Very similar to the salads that Cyma is known for (understandably so because Green Pastures is also owned by Cyma's Robby Goco).
We had the Tequila Joe's Organic Beef Sloppy Cow. Yummy. :)
Vegetarian Burger That Doesn't Suck. Yup, that's what it's called. And it didn't suck at all!
It was made with organic chickpea, mushrooms, leeks, celery, and eggplant with their housemade cheddar cheese in a potato bun.
As you know, I'm head over heels in love with juicing so I had this cold-pressed elixir called To Brighten. It's a mix of watermelon, cantaloupe, coconut juice, lime, and mint.
My mom had the Pineapple Malunggay smoothie.
Happy tummies! You can just imagine the kwentos that went with all the eating! At the end of the day, we were already planning our next bonding day! :)