Thursday, February 28, 2013

Egg Bread

Delicious for snack!

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

For the filling:
beat 6 eggs then add  salt and cook it as scrambled.

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.

6. Flatten each  portion then  put some scrambled egg  and  sealed well then allow to rise for 45 minutes.

 7. After 45 minutes brush with beaten egg then bake it in a preheated oven for 15 or until done at 180 degrees celcius.

8. Serve hot or let it cool before serving.

Lettuce Banana and Chicken Salad

A simple and easy to make salad, I just recycled the chicken from the leftover last night. Added some stuff to make it something new, delicious and healthy. I shred the piece of fried chicken, sliced a banana and some lettuce, then I sprinkle with olive oil, and salt, squeezed a lemon and eat it. Delicious and satisfying!

Creamy Pininyahang Manok

I always love Pininyahang manok, but I do not cook it this way, until I met an expert in cooking and he shared me his secret in cooking delicious and creamy pineapple chicken, here is how he prepared this dish.

1 kilo chicken
2 cups fresh pineapple juice
2 cups fresh pineapple  chunks
1 cup nestle cream
1 carrot
1 onion
1 teaspoon ginger strips
3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste

1.Saute the garlic, ginger and onion then put the chicken and simmer for few minutes.

2. Add the pineapple juice and cover for 15 minutes over medium heat, allowing the juice to infused with the chicken.
3. Stirring well, add the pineapple, carrots and salt then simmer until done.

4. Add the cream and simmer for 1 minute then turn off the heat.
5. Serve it hot with rice.

Note: Add water if necessary

Simple Chicken Chop Suey

A simple chop suey recipe but still delicious.

200 grams chicken breast
200 grams cabbage
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
1 small head broccoli
1 small head cauliflower
1 carrot
1 sayote
bell peppers
1 tablespoon soy sauce
salt to taste

1. Saute the garlic and onion, then add the chicken breast and soy sauce then simmer for few minutes
2.  Add the carrots, sayote,  cauliflower and broccoli then simmer until tender stirring occasionally.
3.  Add the cabbage and bell pepper then stir.
4. Add some salt to taste, simmer then serve.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pork Adobo With Egg

My friends love adobo with hard boiled eggs that is why I love to cook it. The eggs is a good extender also specially if you are going to feed lots of people. 

1/2 kilo pork
6 hard boiled eggs
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
6 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon peppercorn ( pamintang buo)
1/2 cup water

1. Saute the garlic then add the pork, soy sauce, vinegar, and peppercorn, then let simmer over medium heat.
2. Add the water and cover until the meat is tender, when its tender increase the heat to make the sauce thickens.
3. Add the eggs then serve it with rice.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Upo with Oyster Sauce

Turn your white gourd ino something delicious by adding some oyster sauce.

4 cups sliced white gourd or upo
1 cup ground pork
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
salt and pepper to taste

1.Saute the garlic and onion then add the ground pork, simmer for few minutes.
2. Add the white gourd, oyster sauce, salt and pepper to taste,  then stir until cooked.
3. Serve it hot.

Deviled Egg

Deviled means to spice heavily. An egg is just an egg, but in cooking it is a very useful ingredient, there are lots of menus that require eggs and there are some menus also that egg is the main ingredient like the Deviled Egg. What I like in making deviled egg is , you can decorate it with whatever toppings you want to put on it. This is my way of making it.

4 hard boiled eggs ( remove the shell)
2 big potatoes (mashed)
bacon (fried and minced)
2 tablespoons butter 
spring onion
1/4 cup carrot ( minced)

Mash potato:
Cook the potatoes and mashed it  with 2 spoons of butter. Dash it with black pepper and salt.

1. Cut the eggs into halves, then remove the egg yolk.
2. Mix the yolks and the mashed potato, mix it very well.
3. Put the mixture in the egg white.
4. Decorate it with bacon , spring onion and carrot. Serve it with a smile:)

Crab and Shrimps Curry

A delicious seafood curry, cooked in the simplest way.

4 crabs
250 grams shrimps
200 grams squash
1 tablespoon curry powder
3 cups coconut milk
spring onion
1 onion

1. Put 2 cups of coconut milk in the pot together with squash, ginger, curry powder, and onion,  bring to boil, continue simmering for few minutes.
2. Add salt to taste then add the shrimps, crabsand spring onion, simmer until done.
3. Serve it with rice.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Special Ground Beef

An easy cooking recipe that you will surely love.Budget friendly :).

1/2 kilo ground beef
1/4 kilo potatoes( small diced)
1/4 kilo carrots (small diced)
1 big onion
1/2 cup soy sauce
8 cloves garlic
bell peppers ( if different colors are available, its better)
salt and pepper to taste

1. Saute the garlic and onion, then add the ground beef and simmer for few minutes.
2.  Add the soy sauce, salt and pepper simmer for 3 minutes.
3. Add the potatoes and carrots and simmer for few minutes then add the bell pepper and simmer until it is done.
4. Garnish it, then serve.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Scrambled Egg with Onion and Tomatoes

My all time favorite egg dish, scrambled with chopped tomato and onion, simple and easy to cook, I know everybody can prepare this :).

2 beaten eggs
1 tomato chopped
1 onion  chopped
salt to taste
2 tablespoons oil

1. Heat the oil then pour in the onion and tomatoes, stir until cooked.
2. Add in the beaten eggs and stir until cooked.
3. Serve it hot.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sinigang sa Bayabas

There are many variations of sinigang, and today I will be sharing my version of guava sinigang or sinigang sa bayabas, mmmmmm the aroma of this dish while you are stewing make your mouth water. Once you will eat this, it will make you want for more. Just like other sinigang ( sinigang sa sampalok, sinigang sa miso, sinigang sa kamatis, etc) this guava sinigang is truly delicious and 100 % original Filipino food. It's sad because milk fish ( bangus ) is not available here, that's the best fish that we can use for this. :) Try it!

1 regular size tilapia or any fish that you'd like to use
8 okra pods
6 pieces guava ( cut into wedges)
1 onion
1 bundle kangkong or any green leafy vegetables
3 yams or gabi ( cut into wedges)
3 pieces siling haba
salt to taste

1. Boil the guavas with 6 cups of water, continue to boil until very tender, then mash it with fork( leave some slices for serving later,) drain and set aside.
2. Meanwhile , boil the yam with 2 cups of water and salt, when it is tender add the fish and simmer until cooked, then add the okra and simmer for 2 minutes, then add the green leaves and siling haba then simmer until done.
3. Pour in the drained guava soup and let simmer for few minutes allowing all the flavors of the ingredients to infuse. Add salt if necessary.
4. Serve when it is done.

You can add more vegetables for this recipe, like string beans and eggplants, and you can squeeze some calamansi to enhance the sour taste.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ginger Stewed Fish

I planned to fry this fish but somebody suggested not to cook it in oil for health reasons, so I decided to cook it this way, purely from my imagination, but I was nervous because I do not know if the person whom I will be serving this fish will like it or not, because he is a very good cook, but after eating, he appreciated the taste and said it was yummy! :D.

1 whole fish
1 1/2 tablespoon ginger juice (shred the ginger then extract the juice)
1 tablespoon lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
4 stalks spring onion
1/2 cup water

1. Clean the fish properly and put slits in the middle so that it can absorb the flavor.
2. Put in a cooking pan, sprinkle with the ginger and lime juices on both sides, then put the onion and the white parts of the spring onion, salt and pepper then cook over medium heat allow to simmer until the fish produces its own juice. Then cook in a low heat for 15 minutes or more, allowing all the flavors of the spices to infuse with the fish. Add the water and simmer for 5 minutes.
3. When it is done add the spring onion and some green leafy vegetables for garnishing.
4. Serve it hot.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ground Beef Fried Rice

A complete meal made from my leftover rice, simple and easy to prepare and a good way to save your leftover rice from going into the bin. All we need are the following:

    3 cups leftover rice ( bahaw)
    1 onion
    1/2 cup ground beef
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 beaten eggs
    2 beef hotdogs (sliced)
     salt and pepper to taste
    chopped spring onion

1. Saute the onion over medium heat until brownish then add the ground beef, simmer until cooked.
2. Add soy sauce, salt and pepper to taste then simmer for a minute then add the rice, continue stirring until done.
3. For best result scrambled the egg in a separate pan then chop and pour in the fried rice, then mix well, and sprinkle with chopped spring onion then serve hot.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chilli Hot Shrimps

A peppery hot shrimps dish that will boost your appetite. I copied this recipe from an oriental cook book that I borrowed from my friend. I made some changes for this recipe, like I replaced the chili paste with powdered cayenne pepper, to all shrimps lovers out there I am very happy to recommend this recipe for you to try, it is really yummy!

500 grams de-shelled and cleaned shrimps
2 tablespoon oyster sauce
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon ginger juice ( shred the ginger and remove the juice)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
chopped green bell pepper for garnishing or spring onion
salt and pepper to taste

1. Saute the garlic then add the shrimps, ginger juice, cayenne powder then simmer
2. Add the water and let simmer, then add the oyster sauce, salt and pepper then stir  until done.
3. Garnish with bell pepper or spring onion then serve.

Sinampalukang Isda

This dish is closely similar to "sinigang" , but simpler and uses only few ingredients, but the taste is almost the same, this one is lighter than the sinigang but one thing is for sure, both are delicious! :D

2 slices fried fish ( any fish can be used)
1 tablespoons tamarind powder ( you can add more if you like it more sour)
1 big tomato
1/2 bulb onion
3 cups rice washing or water
1/4 kilo Pechay
siling haba
salt to taste or patis

1.Put the rice washing  in a pot, tomato  and onion then allow to boil.
2. Add the fried fish then simmer for few minutes, add pechay, salt or fish sauce to taste.
3. Add the pechay and siling haba, simmer until done.
4. Serve it hot.

with spring onion

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Avocado and Mango Smoothie

We are living very near to the ice cream parlor, so everyday is a struggle for me :D, whenever I pass their shop, oh my mouth is watering while looking at the very tempting pictures of ice cream outside.  It's not good to have it since I want to lose weight, so to fight my cravings today, I made some smoothies and it satisfied my sweet tooth. This recipe may yield 3 servings.

100 grams avocado
1/2 mango
12 ice cubes
2 drops of sweetener or you can replace this with sugar according to your taste
1/4 cup water

1. Slice the fruits and put in the blender together with the water and sweetener then liquify it until became smooth.
2. Add the ice then blend well until done.
3. Serve as a good refreshing treat :) .

Beef Curry

I cooked this during a special event in the church, I am not being biased but everybody loved it :D. Instead of using a coconut milk I replaced it with all purpose cream, making the sauce thick, creamy and so delicious.Try this.

1 kl beef
1/2 kilo carrots
1/2 kilo potatoes
3 tablespoons ginger strips
3 tablespoons curry powder
1 bell pepper
1 onion
500 ml nestle cream or light cream
3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste
water ( enough to make the beef tender)

1. Saute the ginger and garlic until brownish, then add the onion and curry powder, once done, add the beef then simmer for 10  minutes to infuse the curry flavor.
2. Add water and let boil until tender.
3. If it is already tender add the carrots, potatoes and bell pepper then simmer until done.
4. Add the all purpose cream, salt and pepper to taste, simmer for 2 minutes and tun off the heat.
5. Serve it hot.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Ginisang Gulay

This is one of my favorite dishes  since I was young ginisang gulay or sauted mixed vegetables, because fresh vegetables are abundant in our farm, but for green leaves we have swamp cabbage ( kangkong) and not watercress, but here in my place watercress is all I can have because they do no have kangkong at the market. I still enjoy this dish even if I can not get the original ingredients.

1/2 kilo pork
1/2 kilo squash
6 pieces scarlet eggplants
10 pieces okra
1 bunch of watercress
3 tablespoons soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
2 cups water

1. Saute the garlic and onion then add the pork and braise it, then simmer for few minutes.
2. Add the soy sauce and simmer for a minute then add the water and bring to boil.
3. Add the squash and simmer for 2 minutes, then add the eggplant and okra, mix well and simmer until tender.
4. Add the watercress, salt and pepper to taste, simmer until cooked.
5. Serve hot.

Ginataang Alimango

Crab stewed in coconut milk ( Ginataang Alimango) is a delicious dish that will boost your appetite, so make sure that you have plenty of rice if your viand is this :-). Thanks Nay Angelina M.

2 fat crabs
2 cups pure coconut milk
salt to taste


1. In a pot put the ginger, crab, and 1 cup of coconut milk then allow it to simmer over medium heat, until it is cooked, then cut it into halves and continue simmering until the crab meat fully absorbed the coconut flavor.
2. Add the coconut milk then simmer for a minute, add salt if necessary then turn off the heat.
3. Serve hot with rice.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Hot & Spicy Fried Chicken

Mmmmmmmm a delicious hot and spicy fried chicken, for this recipe you can adjust the hot chili taste according to your desired taste, if you want a numbing flavor then add more and enjoy your food adventure :D .

1 whole chicken cut into serving sizes
2 cups flour
1/4 cup fish sauce
4 tablespoons lime or calamansi juice
chili powder according to your taste
 ground  pepper 
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1. Marinate the chicken with lime juice, fish sauce,garlic powder,  chili powder and pepper as needed. 

2. After few hours,  mix well and roll over the flour and deep fry in a hot oil until golden brown.
3. Serve it hot.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Fresh Salad with Walnuts

A simple tossed salad for a healthy dinner for the whole family. This is a good starter and goes well with fish or meat, or simply eat it as a complete meal if you are loosing weight. Try this.
2 tomatoes
1 cup iceberg lettuce
1 cup oak leaf lettuce ( the brownish)
1/2 cup walnuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 teaspoons lemon juice
salt to taste

1. Wash  the tomatoes and lettuces properly and put in a colander to drain the water.
2.Slice to your desired size and combine, add the olive oil, lemon juice and salt then toss well.
3. Add the walnuts then serve.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Prawns With Almonds and Watercress

In my place prawns are abundant, and we just cooked it with tomatoes or just saute it, so to deviate from the usual way of cooking it, I added some watercress and almonds to my recipe. The result is very good and tasty. Here is the ingredients and procedure for this dish.

10 pieces prawns
50 grams almonds
1 cup water cress ( can be replaced with kangkong)
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon lemon or calamansi juice
salt and pepper to taste


1. Saute the garlic in the butter until golden brown.
2. Add the prawns and simmer until reddish then add the lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, then simmer for a minute.
3. Add the watercress and almonds, then simmer until done.
4. Serve it hot.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Nilagang Camote

Nilagang Camote or boiled sweet potato is a simple sweet potato dish that you will surely enjoy.

Sweet Potato

To cook this, simply put enough water and boil it for 30 minutes or until done, then serve.
ready to be cooked

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