Christmas Traditions 2014: No bake Choco Banana Cream Pie

I really intended it to be Christmas cookies instead of the Choco Banana Cream pie since I do bake the meanest chocolate chip cookies, thanks to the Center for Culinary Arts for the recipe they gave us when I attended their workshops ten years ago, haha! But okay, I’m no culinary expert. What I do love is trying out interesting-looking recipes and see how they would turn out. Sure I’ve come up with a few recipes of my own, Gordon Ramsay, Elliott Graham and Joe Bastianich are the constant voices in my head (hashtag crazy lady, haha). Seriously though, I just love to prepare food, […]

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Easy Recipes: Spicy tuyo pasta

Do you like spicy food? I do. I think it’s obvious because I’m featuring Spicy Tuyo Pasta in this blog. I don’t know why I love spicy, I just do. I always try to include red chili in all my sauces, and before I had children, I would always cook spicy Sinigang. I use a lot of hot sauce on my pizza and I don’t use regular catsup. I preferred Maggi Chili sauce, which disappeared from the supermarket shelves for reasons unknown to spicy-loving humanity! I found a good enough substitute in Silver Swan’s extra spicy chili sauce, but I […]

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Easy Recipes: Miel’s Hainanese Chicken Recipe Hack

We were on our way to the supermarket early one evening when a post on my Facebook news feed caught my eye! My friend, Miel, just posted about the success of her Hainanese Chicken dish! I quickly sat back and messaged her to let me in on her recipe so I can include the ingredients in my list of groceries. I seriously needed to satisfy a craving I’ve had since our visit to Wee Nam Kee a few days ago. Turns out it was so easy to make. This was our dinner that evening: You can try it yourself if […]

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Easy Recipe: Quick-to-prepare Fried pork with broccoli and peas

So yesterday, I served my kids sausages and wheat bread for breakfast and gave in to their request of oatmeal and bananas for lunch. For dinner, though, I got up my lazy bum and decided to do one of my quick-to-prepare meals: Fried pork with broccoli and peas! I actually have several other variations of this dish, sometimes, I even mix in the rice to make it more like the traditional Filipino fried rice, but for this one, here’s what you need: Ingredients: 1/2 kilo Pork strips or menudo cut, marinaded Broccoli, cut into small pieces Chinese sweet peas, ends […]

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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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