Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Stir Fried Celery

Celery is a good source of fiber which is good for digestion, so I decided to stir fried it with fish to add flavor in it.

1 fried round scad fish ( galunggong)
4 cups celery cut into an inch length
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste

1. Flake the fish and set aside.
2. Saute the garlic and onion then add the fish and soy sauce.
3. Increase the heat then add the celery and stir fry it until done.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Serve it hot.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Shrimp Nigiri Sushi

This is very easy to make and  a good way to start making sushi if you are a first timer, nigirizushi is a kind of sushi made by pressing the rice with a hand and putting the topping draped over it. The popular toppings for this kind of sushi are salmon, tuna and shrimps. Let us start with salmon, I will post more about this soon with different topping.

15 pieces shrimps
3 cups cooked sushi rice

1.Boiled the shrimps then deshelled it and put a cur in the belly to expand it when you are going to top it on rice.
2. With your hand get a certain amount of cooked sushi rice then form it into oblong by pressing it between the palms of the hand, then put the shrimp.

3. Repeat the same process until you attain your desired number of nigiri that you want to serve.

4. Serve it with your favorite sushi sauce.

Here is how to cook the sushi rice:
1. Wash the rice then put water, vinegar and sugar let it boil and cook like the normal rice that we eat during our meals.
2. When the rice is cooked let it cool, then prepare other sushi ingredients.
if sushi rice is not available just mix 2 cups of glutinous rice with 3/4 cup of normal rice.

Sinampalukang Manok

Sinampalukang Manok is a sour soup chicken dish related to sinigang but this dish is simpler and lighter in taste, but it really depends on you, if you want it strong or lighter in taste. Here is my version of this.

1/2 kilo chicken
4 cayenne pepper or siling haba
1 knorr chicken cube
2 tomatoes
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup tamarind soup (boil 1/4 kilo of sampalok for this) or can be replace with 2 tablespoon sinigang mix
2 tablespoons fish sauce ( patis)
1/4 kilo mixture of spring onion and parsley or any green leafy vegetables of your choice

spring onion and parsley

1. In a blender put the, chili, tomatoes, garlic, tamarind juice, chicken cube and patis then blend well to make it like a paste.
2. Arrange the chicken meat in the pot then pour in the paste mixture, cover and let simmer until it bring out its natural soup. and continue to simmer until the chicken is cooked.

 3. Add 2 cups of water and the white parts of spring onions, then continue to simmer until it is fully cooked.
4. Add the greens then turn off the heat.
5. Serve it hot.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Stir Fried Pork with Egg

Stir frying is cooking something in an intense heat, this method in cooking is best for vegetables to maintain the freshness and the natural color, but it can be applied in cooking meat too, so here is my stir fried pork, this is simple and easy to do.

1/2 kilo pork ( sliced thinly)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice or calamansi juice
4 cloves garlic
1 onion
salt and pepper to taste
6 hard boiled or more

1. Saute the garlic and onion, then add the pork and stir fry it for few minutes.
2. Add the soy sauce and simmer for 2 minutes then pour in the lemon juice, cover and allow to simmer for few minutes.
3. Add salt and pepper to taste simmer, then add the hard boiled eggs, turn off the heat.
4. Serve it hot with rice.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Brigadeiro With Rainbow Sprinkles

Brigadeiro is a  popular sweet treat in Brazil. Brigadeiro means brigadier in English, according to the history of this food this was made as a tribute to  Brigadier Eduardo Gomes who run for the presidency of the republic. Although it's not certain but it was mentioned that some of his supporters made this sweet to raise money for his campaign (1946-1950) that's why it is called brigadeiro. Have a taste of this delicious Brazilian sweet treat by following the recipe.

1 can condensed milk
3 tablespoons chocolate powder ( any chocolate drink powder can be used)
2 tablespoons butter
rainbow sprinkles

1. In a pan mix the milk, chocolate powder and butter, then cook in a medium heat.
 Keep stirring until the mixture thickens, and it is done when the thickness is like the picture below.
 2. Refrigerate for an hour before forming it into balls, for easier way.

3. After forming it into balls with your hands roll it over in the rainbow sprinkles. Do not forget to put butter or oil in your hands to avoid it from sticking.

4. Enjoy it with your love ones.:-)

This is the original brigadeiro it has a chocolate sprinkles. Visit the link below

Crab with Broccoli

A real glorious food :D Very creamy and yummy!

3-4 crabs
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons all purpose cream
1 cup squash
1 cups brocolli
3 cups water
salt to taste

1. Saute the garlic and onion, then add the squash let it simmer for a minute then ad the water, let it boil.
2. Add the crab and simmer until the squash is tender then  add the salt and broccoli simmer for 2 minutes.
3. Add the all purpose cream let it simmer until done.
4. Serve it hot with rice.:-)

Friday, October 26, 2012

Simple Sauted Mung Bean

This is on eof my favorite beans , mung bean or monggo, mmmmmm very yummy. I can even eat it everyday without losing my appetite :D.

1 cup monggo
1/4 kilo squash
1/4 kilo shrimps
2 cups spinach (you can replace this with an green leafy vegetable)
2 cloves garlic

1. Boil the monggo, make sure that the water is enough until it is tender. Once cooked, set aside.
2. Saute the garlic and onion then add the shrimps and simmer for a minute.
3. Add the cooked monggo, salt and squash simmer until the squash is tender.
4. Add the spinach simmer until done.
5. Serve it with a smile :-).

Cabbage Juice and Its Health Benefits

 I was surprised with the taste of cabbage juice, I am expecting it has a strong weird taste but I was wrong, it taste creamy and fine. A good source for fiber, vitamin C and vitamin K. Thumbs up for this nutritious juice that is very good in helping to protect from several types of cancer including prostate, lung, breast, and colon cancers.
From one wiki answers. com article the "juice of fresh cabbage is effective in treating fungus infection(due to its sulfur content). Cabbage can lower serum cholesterol. Cabbage contain Sulforaphane, a substance that can increase the production of antioxidant and detoxification enzymes. Sulforaphane works by stimulating the production of glutathione, the body's most important internally produced antioxidant which plays a role in liver detoxification".

For a glass of cabbage juice we need 500 grams or 1/2 kilo of cabbage.
 Slice the cabbage to fir the juicer's rim.
 Extract the juice and drink it.

Chicken Clam Meal

Another recipe from my friend's imagination and he called it chicken clam because it looked like a clam :D Sounds good right? It even tasted good he said. So here is the recipe of it from Mr. Malley.
Mr. Malley

chicken breast
cheddar cheese
5 spices

1. Wash the chicken breast properly then slice it open

2. Put  the ham and cheese, fold over then secure with a toothpick.

3. Dash with 5 spices and bake at 200 degrees celcius in a foil for 20 minutes or until done.
4. Serve it hot with rice for a complete meal.

Siomai Congee

My friends bought some siomai from a Japanese shop but they were not able to consumed it all, so I used it in my congee ( lugaw). Delicious!

3/4 cup rice
1 clove garlic ( minced and toasted)
1/4 cup ginger strips
3 stalks spring onions
salt and pepper to taste
fish sauce( patis=optional)
some siomai
1 litre of water

1.  Saute the ginger until brownish then add the rice and saute it together with fish sauce, salt and pepper
2. Add the water, then cover ( stirring constantly so that the rice will not stick at the bottom of the pot).
3. Continue simmering until the rice is so tender making the porridge thick in texture.
4. Serve it hot with siomai, minced spring onion and toasted garlic.

Here is the link on how to make siomai 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Shrimp Fried Rice

I recycled some leftover rice  and make it into something special, since there are some shrimps in the refrigerator  I decided to make shrimp fried rice. I chilled the leftover rice so that it will be easy to separate.

I sauted 3 cloves of garlic then added 1 cup of shelled shrimps then sauted it for a minute before I added 2 beaten eggs stirring well to make it scrambled then I put the rice and mix well. Stirring occasionally until done then I put some minced bell pepper, salt and pepper to taste then stir a few minutes and that's it!
 Don't waste food!! It's part of God's blessings. Learn to recycle the leftovers.

Garlic Spare Ribs

Can you smell the toasted garlic? Mmmmmmmmm mouth watering aroma. This is a nice treat for your love ones who loved adventure in eating. :-), I am sure they will like the hot and garlic taste of this dish.

500 grams pork spare ribs
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 lime ( extract the juice)
1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
1/2 cup minced garlic
2 cups water
salt and pepper to taste
spare ribs

1. Saute the garlic until golden brown, remove some for toppings later, then add the spare ribs and simmer for few minutes.
2.Add the rest of the ingredients, then cover and simmer stirring occasionally.
3. Let it simmer until dry then turn off heat and sprinkle with chili flakes and toasted garlic before serving.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Apple Juice and Its Health Benefits

This is one of the most delicious juice that I've ever tasted, according to what I have read "Apple juice is a good alternative to soda and other soft drinks, especially because it contains vitamin C and healthy polyphenol antioxidants that are essential for overall health. Research suggests that consuming a moderate amount of apple juice as part of your daily diet might provide a few health advantages".
Apple juice also can help avoid the onset of alzheimer's  disease and can help reduce certain types of cancer.
Read more: Health benefits of drinking apple juice

For a glass of Apple juice we need 3 apples.
 Wash and clean very well, it is better remove the skin if it is not organic.
Extract the juice and enjoy.

Broccoli Juice

I will be writing more about this soon.
For a glass of broccoli juice we need a bunch of broccoli
Wash very well then extract the juice, then serve it.

Pineapple Carrot Juice

For a glass of Pineapple Carrot Juice we need 1/4 pineapple and 2 carrots.

1/4 pineapple
2 carrots

Peel the pineapple then wash the carrots very well, then extract the juice.

Mix then drink.

Cucumber Juice and Its Health Benefits

Cucumber juice is mild in taste and also refreshing. I read from different websites about this juice and I am surprise about some information that I've read, now I admire cucumber a lot because of what it can do to our health. Our body can benefit from it starting from the head  to toe, isn't it amazing? Cucumber juice is a good source of  dietary fiber which help prevent constipation, colon diseases and hemorrhoids and healthy blood sugar levels, while the silicon substance in it helps make our hair and nails strong. The calcium in it can help in the development of stronger bones and teeth. So what are you waiting for? Grab a glass of cucumber juice now. :-)

For a glass of cucumber juice we need  1 small and 1 big cucumber.
Wash it very well then extract the juice.

Enjoy drinking!

Pineapple Juice and Its Health Benefits

Refreshing and delicious pineapple juice is one of my favorite juices. Drinking this juice can help strengthen our immune system because it has an  antioxidants that are effective against free radicals, which induce the aging of the body and the occurrence of cancers. These antioxidants make the body resistant to diseases.
 Pineapple juice is loaded with vitamin C and vitamin B1 and has smaller amounts of vitamin B2, B3, B5 and B6. It is an excellent source of manganese, copper, magnesium, potassium, beta-carotene, folic acid and dietary fiber.
I learned this info from  : benefits of drinking pineapple juice

For a glass of pineapple juice we need:
1/2 pineapple

  Remove the skin then extract the juice.
 Enjoy you r pineapple juice :-).
Juice from not so ripe pineapple

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