Traveling gave us a new perspective on how we should live our life. It gives us breathing spaces and provided learning opportunities. Perhaps, one of the unique travel experiences we had so far was a farm immersion.
We have worked with the Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Training Institute a number of times with regards to organic farming. They brought us to different farms from Sagada, Bacolod, Bicol, all the way to the small island of Biliran. We learned about the concepts of farm-to-table, sustainable living, and even organic farming. The stories of our farmers and their families were all inspiring. In effect, today, we are trying to live and promote a healthy lifestyle. We are also supporting and promoting the consumption of organic food and other organic products.
Eat Wide Awake, Live Wide Awake
We were delighted to be invited to explore the farm where SaladStop Philippines sourced their greens. A day prior to farm tour, they brought us in Anya Resort and Residences for an overnight of relaxation, and healthy eats launching the Eat Wide Awake, Live Wide Awake movement. The goal is to celebrate wellness and become eco-warriors as well.
I stayed in one of the villas, just a few minutes walk from the pool and hotel lobby. I love the room, it’s huge, spacious, and complete with facilities. The hotel is surrounded with lush green and fresh air.
Salad Stop prepared a sumptuous and healthy dishes set-up in a cool and lovely veranda in Tagaytay Midlands. For starter we had Ahi Ono Grain Bowl and Howdy Salad, both are the latest addition in SaladStop’s menu.
For the mains, there’s roasted chipotle chicken, cheese burger sliders, grilled strip-loin steaks with salsa verde, roasted sweet potatoes, cream kale and spinach with lardons, cajun boil, grilled leeks, and tomato, cucumber, avocado, and pepper relish as well.
SaladStop New and Must-try Salad Offerings
SaladStop continues to promote healthy eating movement and now eco-conscious food consumption with the Eat Wide Awake, Live Wide Awake 2018. Customers will be delighted with the latest offering at all SaladStop – Ahi Ono Grain Bowl and/or the Howdy salad.
The Ahi Ono Grain Bowl is a delicious and filling salad. It has Adlai, a good and healthy substitute for rice, baby spinach, seared tuna, roasted mushrooms, carrots, edamame, cherry tomatoes, grated eggs in Japanese Wafu Ginger dressing.
The Howdy Salad and Wrap has Romain lettuce, cheddar cheese, grated eggs, cherry tomatoes, red onions, oat-breaded chicken all mixed with smokey ranch dressing.
My personal favorite is the Ahi Ono Grain Bowl. It’s very filling made more tasty with the mixture of Japanese wafu and ginger on its dressing. It’s packed with lots of vitamins and minerals, even antioxidants found in grains and ginger.
Back at Anya Resort, after dinner I had a relaxing massage at Anya Resort Spa
The next morning, I woke up early and get ready for a farm tour visiting Kalye Luntian Farm in Alfonso, Tagaytay. Kalye Luntian is an eight hectares farm supplying 1.8 tons of lettuce for SaladStop Philippines. This farm grows variety of lettuce, herbs, and even coffee.
More Efforts to Protect the Environment!
SaladStop encourages everyone to take part in creating an environment of sustainability. In our own little ways we can help save the mother earth by eliminating reducing the use of plastics. In this regard, SaladStop introduces reusable items which includes steel straws and bamboo-made cutlery. It’s available for free, however you have to collect 12 stamps from Aug. 13 to Sept.8. One (1) stamp is given with every purchase of a salad or wrap.
Aside from the cutlery set, you can also get the limited edition eco-tote. It’s a nice, washable bag where you can place your baon or just anything you want. The SaladStop eco-tote is available for only Php220, and get P10 off for a minimum single receipt purchase of P250.