Everything in the organic garden was quiet – the earth, the plants, the wind…his heart.
“It’s good to know that I can indulge with something I love to eat without feeling any guilt,” one of my friends said before finally bringing the fork of pasta into her mouth after few seconds of staring at it in the air.
Across the table, her face distorted in delight as she chewed the food. Her lips were shiny with oil. I pointed to the residues of tiny green leaves at the corner of her mouth. She restrained herself from smiling so as not expose her teeth which I was certain were dotted with green flakes.
On her plate was a unique pasta made healthful by organic malunggay leaves, parmesan cheese, and other spices blended in generous amount of extra virgin olive oil.
Malunggay is one of the vegetable plants that you can find, along with other organically grown herbs and medicinal plants, in the garden where this small cafe’ is situated.
Since 2009, Good Earth Farms and Foods has been serving health-conscious and adventurous foodies with quality foods that are not only appealing to the taste, but also nutritious because they are made from chemical-free ingredients. Many of what we eat nowadays are tantalizing to the sight and delicious to the taste, but they have adverse effects to our health especially when they are not consumed in moderation. Eating an organic diet may help prevent the diseases that can be caused by commercially-sourced foods.
If subscribing to a good diet forms part of your New Year’s resolution to maintain a healthy body and build a strong resistance against diseases, then Good Earth Farms and Foods will definitely be a worthwhile destination.
Aside from Malunggay Pasta, here are other appetizing foods available on the menu.
These healthy cuisines were made even more special with a glass of cold, refreshing, yogurt-based Pineapple Lemon Grass and Malunggay smoothie. This unforgettable combination gives you an initial taste of malunggay and an after-taste of lemon. Trust me, the distinct flavors blended deliciously! Other must-try smoothies include Pineapple Basil and Tanglad Lemonade, which is an extracted lemon grass with lemon and honey.
Coffee was not part of their menu, but you can try their caffeine-free tea instead.
My four friends and I were the only customers during that afternoon. All of us were so impressed and satisfied with the quality and quantity of the foods that we left all our plates clean. The time at which the orders were served was also commendable, not to mention that the prices were budget-friendly.
However, we found that the dining area was pretty simple and the ambiance was dull, so I think an addition of some natural elements can make the space livelier and cozier. Outside, a more organized landscape in the garden can also add a valuable eco-experience to every customer. I look forward to seeing a bush of vibrant vegetation in the garden when I return in May.
So what are you waiting for?
The next time you visit Tarlac City, try Good Earth Farms and Foods’ “organic plus healthy cuisines for that distinctly different taste and alternative dining experience.”
Good Earth Farms and Foods
Address: 38 Carangian, Romulo Highway, Tarlac City (Across Chinese Cemetery)
Contact Numbers: 0915-405-3998 or 0977-398-6682
Hours of Operation: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Monday to Saturday)
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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