Sinigang Fried Salmon Belly

It was all because we were at the supermarket yesterday and I saw several beautiful strips of Salmon belly. I was raised in a home where everyone love seafood and vegetables; where Shrimps were served on regular days and crabs and clams were a familiar sight at Sunday lunches.  My siblings and I argued over who gets the last squid, craved for our mom’s Ginataang Tulingan (Tuna in coconut milk) and fought over who deserves to get the head of the Maya Maya (Emperor white snapper), aside from dad who pretty much wins it all the time. My husband is no seafood […]

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Blogapalooza 2014 is happening this September (and I am going!)

I first had my taste of blogging when Multiply became a hit among internet users around 2004(?) Okay, I’m not really sure because I was a bit behind in blogging and networking during those years. I had a Friendster account but I forgot my password in a matter of two weeks. Anyway, Multiply shut down and took all my pictures with it. Eventually, I put up my first blog, Raising a King, via Vox but Vox was taken down too, maybe because it wasn’t doing as well as Blogspot and WordPress. So I signed up for a Blogspot account, then eventually took […]

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Celebrating our son’s 9th birthday at La Traviesa Hotel Resort, General Trias

All I really wanted was for Jay  not to miss his son’s 9th birthday. We don’t normally tag along Jay when he has out-of-town training and ministry events but we both thought that it would be a good idea that we come as a family this time and celebrate Pablo’s birthday in the company of the ministry we so love. We were happy to find out that Pablo’s friend, Maxene, was also going to celebrate her 8th birthday the same way. The venue was to be La Traviesa hotel Resort and knowing that there are certain standards set in choosing venues for […]

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Why drink milk? (Just Chill, Shake & Gulp! Be Happily Healthy with Goody Gulp! Giveaway)

(Scroll down for ‘Just Chill, Shake & Gulp! Be Happily Healthy with Goody Gulp!’ Giveaway mechanics) If there’s anything we’re making sure our kids take everyday, it’s milk. Even milk skeptics agree that milk is the number one source of calcium that children need for bone growth. Milk is also fortified with Vitamin D which is also crucial to having healthy bones, along with other vital nutrients like Protein, Phosphorous and Vitamin A. I’m not discounting the fact that genes and physical activity has a lot to do with bone health and growth, but it’s good that we provide them […]

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Pork Cottage Pie for Picky Eaters

Note: This recipe entry was the 2nd place winner in “Pork Savor All-in-One Cooking Challenge.” I married a picky eater so we were bound to have at least one picky eater among our kids, too. When you’re tight on the budget, it’s quite a challenge to come up with healthy dishes that would get a stamp of approval from my hubby and our brood of three. That’s why when I joined the Pork Savor All-in-one seasoning Cooking Challenge, there was no doubt in my mind that the perfect dish to share is Pork Cottage Pie. The basic cottage pie is made up of ground beef, carrots, […]

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