Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ensaladang Toge

I just tried what will be the taste if I make ensaladang toge or bean sprouts salad, wow I can not believe it, it is really really good. I just imagined it from what I saw in in the available ingredients at the kitchen and presto I have a delicious crispy bean sprouts salad. Try it!

1 cup bean sprouts ( toge)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon lime juice or calamansi
1 big tomato
half of an onion
1/4 cup bell pepper strips
spring onion for garnishing

1. Wash the bean sprouts (toge) properly and set aside for 3minutes allowing the water to be drained.
2. Mix all the ingredients.
3. Garnish it with spring onion and serve.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Grilled Pork Chop

I cooked this for my friend's lunch, I am grilling fish for myself  when she arrived so I invited her to eat lunch with me. Simple but nice food partnered with vegetable salad which both of us enjoyed.

1 pork chop
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon lime juice or calamansi juice
dash of pepper

1. Marinate the pork chop with soy sauce, lime juice and pepper.

2. Then grill it , brush with marinating sauce every now and then until the cooking is done.
3. Serve it hot.

Chilli Cookies

Chilli Cookies! Strange? Maybe to some of you it's strange because that's my first thought of it, but actually when you eat it, it is amazingly yummy because the butter and sugar neutralized the chilli flavor. Try this recipe and see it for yourself.

2 cups flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup butter ( melted)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon  chilli  powder
2 chopped cayenne pepper (siling haba) for toppings

1. Sift all the dry ingredients except for the chopped chilli.
2. Combine the dry ingredients and butter, then mix well using your hands.
3. Continue mixing until you form a ball of dough, then spoon a portion and top it with chopped chilli, then arrange in a greased baking tray.
4. Preheat the oven to 170 degree Celcius then bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until done.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Beetroot Juice

A refreshing glass of beetroot to give you energy because beetroot is  an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, copper, phosphorus, sodium and iron so make a glass of juice now. Just 1 and a half of big size of this is enough to make a glass of juice.

Wash properly and slice to fit in the rim of the juicer. Then extract the juice.

Serve it.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Salada Delicia

I've got the idea of this recipe from a Portuguese friend. It is a delicious combination ingredients but of all the items in the plate I liked the avocado the most! Delicious!!

 half of an avocado
2 tomatoes
1 cucumber
2 cups watercress

1. Wash well all the ingredients before slicing it.
2. Arrange well in a serving dish
3. Sprinkle with your favorite  salad dressing and serve.

Monggo with Fried Fish

Mung bean or monggo is one of my favorite kind of beans, I really like its natural taste that blends well with other vegetables. This beans is high in protein and is good for digestion. I did not saute this, to avoid oil. Here is my ingredients and how I cooked this.

2 cups monggo
2 cups squash
2 cups talbos ng camote ( or any green leafy vegetables)
1 cup sliced eggplant
1 onion
2 slice fried fish
water ( enough to cook the monggo)
salt to taste


1. Boil the Monggo until tender, then add the onion, salt and fried fish let simmer for 3 minutes over medium heat. ( I did not saute to avoid too much oil)
2. Add the squash and simmer for 3 minutes, then add the eggplant and simmer for 2 minutes.
3. Add the talbos ng camote and simmer until done.
4. Serve it hot.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sauted Pechay

 Red, white and green is the color of the day :-) I went to the market and chose these ingredients, simple and easy to make yet yummy and nutritious. I just saute this and here is how I cooked this.

200 grams Chinese Bok Choy or pechay
3 cayenne pepper or siling haba ( sliced)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
4 cloves garlic ( crushed)

Chinese Bok choy
1. Brown the garlic then add the Chinese Bok choy and saute until soften, do not put water because it has its natural water.
2. Add the soy sauce and chili then simmer until done.
3. Serve it hot.

If you do not like it hot just remove the chili from the ingredients.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Special Eggplant Salad

Mmmmm this is one of my favorite vegetables, this one is extra yummy because I put  fish paste ( bagoong) in it. I partnered it with grilled tilapia and pork, perfect!

1 Big eggplant
2 tomatoes
1 onion
1 lime
2 tablespoons fish paste-bagoong- (you can replace with salt)

1. Grilled the eggplant then remove the skin.
2. Dice the tomatoes and onion then mix all the ingredients.
3. Serve it.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sauted Green Papaya and Bell Pepper

I cooked something new in our kitchen today, by using green papaya combined with green bell pepper and it turned it fine so here is the recipe for it. I hope all of you will like it. Have fun cooking:-)

1 unripe papaya
1 onion
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 Tablespoons oil

1.  Peel the papaya and remove the seeds
2. Slice it into strips or batonnet.
3. Heat the oil then saute the onion.
4. Add the papaya and ground pepper, simmer for a minute, then add the soy sauce and simmer until the papaya soften.
5. Add the bell pepper and simmer until done.
6. Serve it hot.

Quickmelt Cheese Bread

I made this bread when I spent time with my friends in the church, while we were talking we are munching this cheesy and creamy bread which according to them is yummy. I think they are not bias in saying that :-).

5 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup fresh milk or whole milk (warm)
3 teaspoons yeast
3 eggs 
1 quickmelt cheese ( Kraft Eden Cheese)

1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm milk for 10 minutes ( put the yeast and leave it for 10 minutes then mix)
2. Mix all the dry ingredients, make a well in the middle, then crack the eggs and beat it there.
3. Add the butter and the milk with dissolved yeast.

4. Mix well, then knead until  the dough is formed, put it in the container or big bowl and let it rise for 2 hours by covering it with a damp cloth.

5. After 2 hours we are now ready to use the dough but we need to knead it again before using, then slice into 1 serving portions.

Cubed Cheese
6. Wrap each cheese with the sliced dough then after wrapping all the cheese let it rice for 45 minutes.
7. After 45 minutes bake it in a preheated oven for 15 or until done at 180 degrees celcius.
8. Serve it hot. :-)

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Supreme Salad

This salad is for the whole family or during parties this can be a good table centerpiece. You can add more ingredients if you want. Make it as attractive as you can .:-)

1 head iceberg lettuce ( 150 grams)
1 can corn kernel ( drained)
2 shredded carrots
1 cup blue berries

For salad dressing :
1 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil
salt to taste
 Combine all the dressing ingredients and set aside.

1. In a big serving dish arrange all the ingredients properly.
2. Garnish it with the salad dressing.

You can use your own salad dressing, there are ready to use that we can buy at the market.

Friday, July 20, 2012

How to Make a Glass of Watermelon and Lime Juice

This combination of watermelon and lime is perfect to quench your thirst. Both fruits are rich in vitamin C, the blending of the taste is also yummy. Try this!

200 grams watermelon
2 limes or calamansi

1. Squeeze the limes into the glass then set aside at the juicer's spout.

2. Remove the flesh of the watermelon and slice it to fit in the rim of the juicer.

3. After cutting the watermelon start juicing it until you obtain a glass and serve it.

Adobong Pusit

Paborito ko ang pusit mula pa noong bata pa ako, kaya twing nagluluto ang nanay ko nito ay nakaabang at natutunan ko ring lutuin noong 12 years old na ako. Ito po ang paraan na natutunan ko.

Mga Sangkap:
1/2 kilo pusit ( hugasang maigi)
3 luarel
2 kutsarang suka
2 kutsarang toyo
1 sibuyas
3 butil ng bawang
2 kamatis

Paraan ng Pagluluto:
1. Gisahin ang bawang, sibuyas at kamatis kapag medyo durog na ang kamatis, ilagay ang pusit at laurel, takpan hanggang sa kumulo.
2. Haluin at takpan hanggang sa maluto saka ilagay ang suka at toyo, (hintaying maluto ang pusit bago ilagay ang suka para hindi kumunat) lakasan ang apoy para medyo matuyo ang sabaw.
3. Ihain kapag luto na.

Pwedeng lagyan ng kaunting sili kung ibig nyo.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Braised Pork Belly

Easy to cook pork recipe, try it!
If soy sauce in your place is not that dark just add the measurement in the recipe but make sure it is not salty.

300 grams pork belly
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
1 onion

1. Slice the pork belly into bite size then put an oil in the pan and braise it until golden brown.
2. Add the onion and stir until the onion soften and blend well in the meat.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer until done.
4. Serve it hot.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Fresh Mushrooms with Shrimps

Simple and easy to cook, I developed this recipe when I have an extra ingredients from my tom yum goong
Try this recipe you might like it, here is the ingredients and procedure for it.

2 cups fresh button mushrooms
1/2 cup shrimps (  cleaned and shelled)
1 onion
3 tablespoons soy sauce
dash of ground pepper

Fresh Button Mushrooms

1. Saute the onion then add the shrimps and ground pepper , stir well then add the mushrooms.
2. Simmer for few minutes stirring occasionally.
3. Add the soy sauce and mix well, simmer until done.
4. Serve it hot.

Tom Yum Goong

TomYum  is a typical soup of Laos and Thailand , we can use different main ingredients for this recipe but the most popular one is shrimps which they called in Thailand as Tom Yum Goong. Hot and sour soup with shrimps that will surely make you have a runny nose :-) so make sure you have a hanky when you eat this delicious Thai dish. I used the ingredients that's available in my place so if my Tom Yum Goong is not really complete for your judgement, then this is just my version, maybe you can get an idea from it. Enjoy your cooking.

1 cup Shrimps
1 cup button mushrooms
1 cup straw mushrooms
3 sups water
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 stalk lemon grass
some lemon leaves
2 tablespoons sliced ginger
1 small onion
some cayenne or jalapeno pepper ( siling haba)
1 small packet Tom Yum Paste
salt or fish sauce to taste

1. Clean the shrimps, remove the shell and slit at the back side or buttterflied.
2. In a pot put the water , onion and ginger then bring to boil, after boiling for a minute put the lemon grass, lemon leaves and mushrooms then simmer for 3 minutes stirring occasionally.

3. After 3 minutes put the Tom Yum Paste, chillis, salt  then simmer for few minutes.
4. Add the shrimps and simmer for another few minutes, then add the coconut milk and simmer until done.
5. Serve it hot

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