Friday, August 31, 2012

Corn Cookies

Something delicious to munch with your love ones. A delicious corn cookies mmmmmmmm.

2 cups flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup butter ( melted)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup corn kernel

1. Sift the flour, sugar and baking powder.
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 corn, arrange in a baking tray.
4. Preheat the oven to 170 degree Celcius then bake the cookies for 10 minutes or until done.
5. Let it cool  before serving, and you can keep it in a jar for few days and eat it whenever you want. :-)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Watercress, watermelon and strawberry Salad

Just allowing myself to have a healthy something :D:D

1 cup strawberry
2 cups watercress
200g watermelon
olive oil
lemon juice

1. Slice the watermelon and strawberries into bite size, then arrange in the platter together with the watercress.
2. Dash with salt and sprinkle with lemon juice and olive oil.
3. Serve it.

Mashed Potato

There are lots of dishes that we can make out of potato but the most popular and common one is the mashed potato, here is my simple version of this recipe.

1/2 kilo potatoes
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste

1. Peel off the potato skin and slice it into wedges then cook it.
2. When it is cooked, drain it well, set aside for few minutes to totally remove the liquid.
3. Combine all the ingredients  and mash very well for a delicious lump free mashed potato.

4. Serve it with a smile :-).

I put some gravy from beef stew, mmmmmm so good.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Oriental Beef Stew

For me, nothing beats the taste of a good beef stew specially during winter or rainy seasons. Making the beef tender means more flavor in the soup, that is why I always see to it that when I make beef stew the meat is really tender so that you can enjoy it and not feeling like you are chewing a gum :D. This is my Oriental style of beef stew.

1/2 kilo beef
1/2 kilo bok choy or petsay
3 big potatoes
2 yellow corn
1 onion
1 teaspoon black pepper corn ( pamintang buo)
4 tablespoons soy sauce
salt to taste

1. In a pot put the beef, black pepper, onion and soy sauce then bring to boil, make sure that the water is enough to cook the beef until tender.
2. When the beef is tender add the potatoes and corn, simmer until done.
3. Then add the petsay and simmer for 2 minutes, add salt to taste. Turn off the heat.
4. Serve it hot. You can put some spring onion to garnish it.

Papaya Shake

Just a simple papaya shake, since the papaya is very sweet I did not put sugar in my shake.

1 serving slice papaya
1/2 cup milk
4 ice cubes

1. Put all the ingredients in the blender, then blend well.
2. Put in a serving glass and serve.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Miki Gisado

Mmmmmmm just like pansit canton this is also delicious and one of my favorite pansit dishes. Easy to cook noodles and goes well with chicken, pork, beef and seafood. When I cooked this one I only have few ingredients because I do not have a plan to cook it, so its just random and I just used what is available in the refrigerator that I can put in miki. So here is my simple dish of gisadong pansit miki.

200 grams miki noodles
200 grams pork
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup sliced parsley
1/2 cup water
1 onion
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
salt to taste

1. Saute the garlic and onion.
2. Add the pork and saute until brownish then add the soy sauce, salt and pepper.
3.  Add the water and let it boil then let it simmer for 2 minutes then add the miki noodle.
4. Stir very well to blend with the soy sauce and pork flavor.
5. Turn off the heat when it is cooked and serve it hot.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Daing na Tamban

Simply delicious! Daing is one of the popular Filipino fish recipe using milk fish (bangus) but sad to say here in my place there is no milk fish so I just used Tamban. Anyway it is still yummy. :-)

10 pieces fresh sardines fish ( Tamban)
1 lime ( can be substituted with vinegar)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
salt to taste
3 cloves garlic ( crushed)

1. Slice the fish in the belly making like in the picture below. Then remove the bones.

2. After removing the bones, flatten it and put the rest of the ingredients to marinate the fish. It is better to marinate it overnight so that the fish can soak the marinating flavor for extra yummy taste.

3. Fried the fish until golden brown and serve it hot.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ginisang Sayote ( Sauted Chayote)

Sayote is one of the most common vegetables at the nearby market in my place. We have it on vegetable salad, soups, meat dishes, etc. Now I decided to saute it just plain and simple way of cooking chayote.

2 Medium size chayote
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 onion


1. Saute the onion.
2. Add the chayote and soy sauce, simmer and stir occasionally until cooked.
Serve it hot and garnish with some chopped bell pepper and parsley or spring onion to add color.

Green Bell Pepper Pizza

I've got the idea of this pizza from a cooking game:D Loaded with green bell pepper and onions, delicious!!

1 big size pizza crust
1 medium size onion ( sliced thinly into rings)
1/2 cup sliced pepperoni
mozarella cheese ( grated)
pizza sauce.
1 green bell pepper ( sliced into rings)

1. Put the pizza sauce on top of the crust.
2. Sprinkle the grated cheese
3. Arrange all the toppings properly
4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius and bake the pizza for 10-15 minutes
5. Serve it hot.

 Ingredients for pizza sauce:
1 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup crushed cashew nuts
2 cloves garlic
1 small size onion
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons evaporated milk
dash of salt and pepper

Procedure for the Sauce
1. Saute the garlic and onion
2. Add the crushed cashew nuts and simmer for few minutes, put a dash of salt and pepper
3. Add the tomato sauce, sugar and milk simmer until done.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pork Barbecue

Pork Barbecue is a dish almost loved by everyone, always an eye catcher in Asian party table, a best seller among street foods. A good pork barbecue is tender and of course delicious. Here is my secret of a yummy pork barbecue.

1/2 kilo pork ( sliced into barbecue size)
8 cloves garlic ( crushed)
1 onion ( minced)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup Sprite softdrink
1/2 cup ketchup
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons lemon  or calamansi juice

bamboo skewers or sticks

1. Combine all the ingredients and marinate for 2 hours. Then remove the meat from the marinating sauce,  keep the marinating sauce because we will use it in cooking.
2. By using the bamboo skewers prick the pork and slide onto it, do this process until all are done.
3. Preheat the griller and start cooking,  brush the meat with the marinating sauce.
4. Continue rubbing with sauce every now and then until done.

5. Serve it with love and do not forget to smile :-).

Stir Fried Bok choy

Bok Choy is a very quick cooking vegetable specially if you stir fry it.

1/2 kilo bok choy or petsay
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
8 cloves garlic ( crushed)

1. Saute the garlic until brownish then add the bok choy.
2. Increase the heat for stir frying until done
3. Decrease the heat then add the oyster sauce let simmer for a minute.
4. Serve it hot.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Lugaw a la Arroz Caldo

Lugaw is a delicious Filipino porridge but this time I made a twist in this recipe by making it like arroz caldo
but no chicken added. Simple but delicious. Good for rainy seasons.

2 cups glutinous rice ( malagkit)
1/4 cup ginger strips
1/4 cup fish sauce ( patis) optional
hard boiled eggs ( for toppings)
toasted garlic (for toppings)
spring onion ( for toppings)
ground pepper to taste

1. Saute the garlic and ginger then add the rice simmer for few minutes.
2. Add the fish sauce ( patis) and ground pepper simmer for a minute.

3. Add the water that is enough to cook the porridge. Cover and stir occasionally until cooked.
4. Serve it hot and put the toppings.

Fish Paksiw with Sesame Seeds

Fish Paksiw is one of my favorite dishes, but in this recipe I added toasted sesame seeds and the result is awesome! I loved the aroma of the sesame seeds that blended  well with the aroma of the vinegar and other spices. Try it!

sesame seeds
cayenne pepper ( siling haba)
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a pot put the fish, ginger, garlic, vinegar, salt and pepper then cover and let it boil.
2. Let simmer until done then put the cayenne pepper and sesame seeds then simmer for 2 minutes.
3. Serve it hot.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Wanton Noodles Soup

Wanton Noodles Soup or Wonton Noodles Soup is a Cantonese dish which is popular in Thailand, Hongkong, Singapore and Malaysia, we can prepare this in  many different ways and flavors. I made one with shrimps and it is very yummy. This is my own style :-).

Shrimps Wonton
1/2 cup dice bell pepper
1/2 cup sliced spring onion
noodles ( better use egg noodles) pre-cooked and set aside
1 onion ( chopped)
Salt and Pepper to taste

Ingredients for Shrimps Wanton:
 500 Grams Regular Size Shrimps
Wanton Wrapper ( depends how many you want to make)

Procedure for shrimps Wanton:
1. Put the shrimps in the Wanton wrapper and sealed it tightly so that it will not be deformed when we cook it. Set aside.

Preparation For The Wanton Noodles Soup
1. In a pot,  put water, chopped onion, salt and pepper  then let it boil.
2. Add the Wanton then simmer until done.
3. In a serving bowl arrange the noodles and all the garnishes then pour in the wanton together with the soup, serve it hot.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sauted Chives with Shrimps

I like chives a lot, the aroma of this green leafy vegetable resemble that of spring onion.  I like this vegetable not only because it is yummy but is also very nutritious, according to what I've read this is good for our digestion and it also has an anti cancer properties and many more nutrients that our body needs.

1 small onion
1/2 cup cleaned shrimps
2 bales chives
2 tablespoons oyster sauce

2 Bales Chives

1.  Saute the onion then add the shrimps.
2. Increase the heat then add the chives and saute until half cooked.
3. Add the rest of the ingredient, mix until done.
4. Serve it hot.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Strawberry, Avocado and Corn Salad

A perfect dish for special occasions. You can make this as a center table piece to add color and as an eye catcher table item. You can use a non fat yogurt also to top this salad.

Half of an avocado
1 cup sliced strawberry
1/2 cup corn kernel
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
dash of salt

1. Mix all the ingredients properly.
2. Chill for 15 minutes.
3. Serve it with a smile :-).

Ham and Cheese Rolls

 I prepared this for my Spanish friends in the church and they liked it a lot, actually I have no plans of making this but since the ingredients are available I cooked it. Lots of leftover spring roll wrappers so I used it instead of flatten bread.

spring roll wrappers
sweet ham
oil for frying

1. Put the ham and cheese on the spring roll wrapper.

 2. Roll it until done and lock it well with water or beaten egg so that it will not pop when we fry it.

3. Deep fry and serve it hot.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Binatog is one of the popular street foods in the Philippines, loved by Filipinos during snack time. It is made from matured corn that is patiently cooked to make it tender. It really needs patience because making the corn tender will take a lot of time. It's been few years that I have not eaten this, that is why I decided to make some, my Portuguese friends like it also.
This is simple and easy to make.

2 cups matured corn
1/2 cup grated coconut

1. Cook the corn until tender ( it will take a long time to do this process, so if pressure cooker is available cook the corn in the pressure cooker for an hour).
2. When cooking is done put it in a serving bowl, if you want it sweet put grated coconut and sugar, if you want it salty put grated coconut and butter then salt to taste.
3. Serve it with a smile

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Special Beef Mami

It was cold winter night when I cooked this dish, I did it in my own style, simple and easy way of cooking it but still the taste is great. Here is my recipe.

300 grams fresh pancit
300 grams beef
pepper to taste
salt to taste
thumb size ginger
1 cup spinach
2 boiled eggs ( cut into halves)
 some spring onion for garnishing
1 onion
1 cup corn kernel
2 liters water

1. In a pot put the water, beef, onion, ginger, pepper and soy sauce then let it boil.
2. Simmer until the beef is tender and put salt if necessary
3. Put the noodles until cook then turn off the heat.
4. In a serving bowl arrange the noodles and beef then top the spinach, egg, spring onion and corn kernels then pour the hot soup and serve it.

Instant noodles can be used but do not include the flavoring.

Fried Tilapia

Personally, I like Tilapia a lot, soft and nice to eat. I noticed that Tilapia retained its name where ever I go. When I was in Thailand they called it Tilapia, here in South America they also called it Tilapia :-). There are lots of ways in cooking Tilapia but I like fried Tilapia the most. Join me while I am frying this and let us eat together :-).

lime juice or calamansi

Tilapia-Ready  for frying
1. Rub the lime and salt on the fish then set aside for 10 minutes.
2. Heat the oil for deep frying, when it is already very hot, put the fish.
3. Wait until the fish turns to golden brown, when it is done,  remove from the oil.
4. Serve it hot with your favorite dipping sauce.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Meatless Sauted Rice Noodles

I am trying to cook different things without meat and I found out that oyster sauce can make your food yummy. This is my recipe of a meatless sauted rice noodles.

250 grams rice noodles( bihon)
1 red bell pepper
1 cup sliced cabbage
2 1/2 cups water
1 carrot
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons soy
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
salt if necessary
Oyster Sauce

1. Saute  the garlic and onion then add the ground pepper and simmer for a minute
2. Add the water and let it boil, then add the soy sauce and oyster sauce and simmer.
3. Add the noodles and carrots, mix well and simmer until soften then add the cabbage and bell pepper.
4. Add salt if necessary remove from heat when it is done.
5. Serve it hot.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Banana Cue

Banana cue  is a popular snack/street food in the Philippines, made from a banana that is called Saba. It's been a long time that I am longing for this snack but unfortunately I can not find the kind of banana that suits this dish, but yesterday, while I was at the market I saw "Saba" woohooo, I run to that store and bought a bunch, that is why I have a banana cue today. Delicious!

5 pieces Banana (Saba)
3 tablespoons sugar
3 cups oil ( because we need to deep fry the banana)

Banana called Saba

1. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan then put the banana .
2. When the banana is starting to be a little brownish put the sugar and mix constantly until the sugar is melted continue stirring until done.
3. Serve it on a bamboo skewer or just with a fork.

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