Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tilapia with Thick Sauce

A delicious fried tilapia in a thick tangy sauce. Excellent!

Ingredients:
1 big fried Tilapia
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1/2 cup tomato sauce
2 tablespoons honey ( can be replaced with sugar according to your taste)
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
spring onion for garnishing

Procedure:
1.To make a sauce, in a  bowl combine the oyster sauce, water, tomato sauce, honey, salt and pepper then set aside.
2. Saute the garlic, then put the sauce mixture, let simmer for a minute, then add the fried tilapia.
3. Let simmer for few minutes, then increase the heat to allow some liquid to evaporate to thicken the sauce, after attaining the texture of the sauce turn off the heat.
4. Sprinkle with spring onion then serve with rice.

How to Cook Quinoa

Cooked Red Quinoa


Cooked White Quinoa

I admire the nutrients from Quinoa, that is why I'm in love with this food. A good replacement for rice, and you can cook it the way you cook the rice. I will be posting more recipes for this soon. Yummy!

It is easy how to cook quinoa, unlike the rice, we do not need to wash quinoa.
I always use this measurement in cooking:
Raw Quinoa
1 cup quinoa
1 1/2 cup water
Put the quinoa and water in a cooking pot  then bring to a boil, once boiling just lower the heat and allow to simmer until the water is gone, then continue to cook over low heat until done. You can serve it as it is, or you can have it with mixed vegetables. Enjoy a healthy meal.

 Quinoa with mixed vegetable recipe

I provided links so that you can read and learn more about this wonderful food.

 Please visit and learn more about Quinoa
What is Quinoa
What's New and Beneficial About Quinoa

Friday, September 27, 2013

Pork Binagoongan A La Hamonado

A combination of my two favorite dishes( binagoongan and hamonado), I tried experimenting it and it came out fine, that is why I want to share it with you :-).

Ingredients for 4 servings:
1/2 kilo pork belly
2 tablespoons shrimp paste ( be careful with the saltiness of the bagoong that you are going to use)
3 cloves garlic
1 cup pineapple chunks
1 onion
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup pineapple juice


Procedure:
1.Saute the garlic and onion then add the shrimp paste and continue to saute for a minute.
2. Add the pork and pineapple juice then simmer for 2 minutes then add the water and let simmer until tender.
3. Add the pineapple and simmer for 3 minutes and if it is still has a lot of water increase the heat to high and let the water evaporate to attain a saucy texture, turn off the heat then serve hot with rice.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pata Na Sinigang sa Calamansi


Sinigang is one of my favorite dishes, and I love all the variants of it even this one, with calamansi, it is still yummy.

Ingredients:
1 kilo pata ( pork leg)
2 tomatoes
1 onion
1 bunch of spinach or kangkong
1/2 cup calamansi Juice ( add if necessary)
6 cups water ( add if needed)
salt and pepper to taste

calamansi

Procedure:
1. In a pot over medium heat put the pata, tomatoes, and onion then cover until the natural juice from the meat will come out. Once the pinkish color of the meat is gone, put salt and pepper then allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
2. Add water then bring to a boil, once boiling let simmer until the meat is tender.
3. Add the spinach or kangkong, add salt and pepper if needed let simmer until the vegetable is cooked..
4. Add the calamansi juice and simmer for a minute then turn off the heat.
5. Serve it hot.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sauted Tomatoes

A rich tomato sauce that goes well with any fried meat, fish and even just partner it with rice. Yummy!

Ingredients:
1 kilo tomatoes (sliced)
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup oil ( best if olive oil)
salt and pepper to taste


Procedure:
1. Heat the oil then saute the garlic, then add the tomatoes.
2. Let simmer for few minutes until the texture is like a chunky tomato sauce.
3. Add salt and pepper before turning off the heat then simmer for a minute and turn off the heat. You can keep it for few weeks inside a refrigerator and use it anytime as a dipping sauce or an appetizer.


Tomato Fried Rice


A fried rice loaded with tomatoes, making the dish so tempting and appetizing.Try it.

Ingredients for 2 servings:
 2 cups cooked rice
5 tomatoes
3 cloves garlic ( crushed)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup spring onion

Procedure:
1. Saute the garlic and tomatoes for 5 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft, then add the rice and stir very well to mix evenly.
2.Add salt and pepper and continue to stir fry until done, then sprinkle the spring onion.
3. Serve it hot with your favorite dish or just fried egg.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Minatamis na Saba

An all time favorite in our clan, since we have a banana farm. Ripe saba is always abundant that is why we always have this and everybody in the family loves it. Here is the simple way of cooking it.

Ingredients for 3 servings:
6 pieces banana ( saba)
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2  cup water

Procedure:
1.Put the sugar in a pan then melt it until brownish in color , then put the water and let boil for a minute.
2. Add the banana and let simmer over low heat and flip each side every now and then for an even brownish color of the sugar until cooked.

3. When the cooking is almost done, increase the heat and let some brine evaporate, making the banana looked liked caramelized and not soupy.
 Serve it anytime.



Pastillas Pops





An affordable treat for your kids to enjoy or even a good item for your party's dessert. Try it.

Ingredients for 18-20 pieces:
1 1/4 cup  full cream milk powder
1/2 cup condensed milk

Procedure:
1. Combine the ingredients and mix well until you form a dough like mixture.

 2. Spoon a portion and form it into small balls by using the palms of your hands.
3.  After this process, put a toothpick in each ball then serve it or you can dip it in a chocolate syrup or melted chocolate and then dip it in different colors of sprinkles.


4. Serve it with love :-).


You can also wrap it with water cellophane.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Beef Shank with Mushrooms


A rich tomato sauce based sauce loaded with mushrooms and a tender beef shank is a really feast on the table.

Ingredients for 3-4 servings
2 slices of beef shanks
1 cup mushrooms
2 cups tomato sauce
1 carrot
3 cloves garlic
2 cups water
1 onion
1/4 teaspoon crushed black pepper
salt 

Procedure:
1. Saute the garlic and onion then add the beef shank and simmer until the pinkish color is gone.
2. Add the black pepper and tomato sauce, then simmer for 10 minutes over medium heat stirring occasionally.
3.  Add the water and salt then bring to a boil, once boiling simmer the meat until tender.
4. Add the carrot and mushrooms then simmer until done.
5. Serve it hot with rice.

Sliced Crispy Pata





I have some friends who will be visiting me today, that's why I prepared this dish for then, it should be whole pork leg but I do not have a big pot to cook it so I let the butcher cut it for me. We all enjoyed it during our dinner.

Ingredients:
1 Pork leg ( cut to your desired size)
1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper
4 cloves garlic (crushed)
salt to to taste
water that is enough to cook the pork leg

Procedure:
1. In a pot put all the ingredients and cook until tender, if you have pressure cooker you can cook it for 8-10 minutes. When it is already tender, remove from water and refrigerate or chill for 30 minutes.


 2. After chilling, deep fry until golden brown or until the skin is crispy.


3. Serve it hot.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu


Out of curiosity I baked this to see what is the result, it is still yummy but it's not as juicy as the fried one, but I know this is healthier because there is no oil. Good for those who are on a diet. Try it.

Ingredients:
2 chicken breast
2 slices sweet ham
some cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1 egg (beaten)
1 cup bread crumbs

Procedure:
1.Mix the salt and pepper and rub it on the chicken breast, enough to taste.

2. Put the ham and  the cheese.

3. Make it  into a roulade and secure it with toothpicks.

4. Dip it in beaten egg then roll over the bread crumbs. Preheat the oven at 160 degrees celsius, then bake for 45 minutes or until done.

5. Remove the toothpicks then slice and serve it.


Check the fried chicken cordon bleu click here

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Pork Chop with Orange softdrink

If you love something sweet for your viand, you might like this recipe. Try this.

Ingredients for 2 servings:
2 pork chops
2 cups orange softdrinks ( Royal, fanta, sunkist, etc)
1 small onion
3 cloves garlic
4 shiitaki mushrooms ( optional)
chili flakes ( optional)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1. Saute the garlic and onion then add the pork chops then simmer for 3 minutes.
2. Add the softdrink and the mushrooms then simmer until the meat is tender and the softdrink is like a thicken sauce, add salt and pepper to taste and simmer for a minute then turn off the heat.
3. Sprinkle with chili flakes and serve with rice.


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pancit with Shrimps


I discovered lately how to make my pancit tasty, by boiling it first and drained fully, ( just like instant pancit canton). This way no need to add a lot of water that will affect the taste of the entire dish.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo pancit  ( egg noodles) Boiled and drained
300 grams shrimps
1 sayote ( sliced into strips)
1 carrot (sliced into strips)
1 onion
1 cup water
3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1. Saute the garlic and onion then add the shrimps and simmer for a minute then add the water,, enough salt and pepper then simmer.
2. Add the carrot and sayote then simmer until almost cooked.
3. Add the pre-cooked pancit then mix well and stir until fully cooked.
4. Turn off the heat then serve it hot with green onion or any toppings that you like to put.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Beef Bola-bola



Something special and yummy that is budget friendly. Meatball for the whole family.

Ingredients:
1/2  kilo ground beef
1 carrot ( minced)
1 onion ( minced)
4 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 cup flour
1 beaten eggyolk
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1. Mix all the ingredients then spoon a portion and form into balls.
2 Deep fry over medium heat to cook evenly until golden brown.
3. Remove from the oil then serve it hot.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Chicken Bicol Express


A creamy hot chicken recipe that I will recommend for everybody. A must try but you must be careful because its fiery hot.

Ingredients for 3 serving
1/4 kilo chicken breast ( slice into cubes)
1 onion
5 cloves  garlic
1 cup pure coconut milk ( can be replaced with Nestle Cream)
5 pieces jalapeno or siling haba ( chopped)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1. Saute the garlic and onion, then add the chopped chili then continue to saute for a minute.

2. Add the chicken and saute until the pinkish color is gone, then cover and let simmer for 10 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.

3.Add the coconut milk,salt and pepper then  simmer for a minute and turn off the heat.
4. Serve it hot with extra rice :-).

Garlic Drumsticks



A tasty chicken dish that is very easy to prepare even if you are a beginner in cooking, you will definitely perfect this. Try it.

Ingredients:
1 kilo chicken drumsticks
1 garlic head ( minced)
2 tablespoons lemon or calamansi juice
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1. Fried the chicken until half cooked.

2. Saute the garlic then put the chicken and lemon juice then stir until mixed fully, then cover for 5 minutes over low heat.
3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste and continue to simmer over low heat for 10 minutes or until fully cooked. ( If you are in a hurry you can add 1/2 cup water then simmer over medium heat then simmer until cooked.)
4. Serve hot with a smile :-).





Saturday, September 14, 2013

Ginisang Giniling


Economical and easy to prepare, yet yummy.

Ingredients for 4 servings:
1/4 kilo ground beef ( or any meat that you like)
1 big carrot ( diced)
2 potatoes ( diced)
1/2 cup green peas
3 cloves garlic
1 onion
bell pepper ( diced)
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

1. Saute the garlic and onion then add the ground beef and saute until half cooked.
2. Add the carrots and potatoes then simmer until tender.
3. Add the green peas, bell pepper, salt and pepper to taste then simmer until cooked.


4. Serve hot with rice and a smile :-).

Friday, September 13, 2013

Ginisang Sayote at Carrots


A simple vegetables dish that will satisfy your hunger.

Ingredients:
1/4 kilo shrimps ( de-shelled and cleaned)
2 sayote ( cut into strips)
2 carrots ( cut into strips)
3 cloves garlic
1 onion
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1.  Saute the garlic and onion then add the shrimps and stir for a minute.
2. Add the carrots, sayote, salt and pepper then stir every now and then until cooked.
3. Serve it hot.


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Buttered Squid


Simple and easy to prepare. The secret to a tender squid is not to overcooked it.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo squid ( I bought the cleaned and cut from the market)
2 tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic
1 onion
2 tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped spring onions
salt and pepper to taste
Cleaned squid

Procedure:
1. Heat the butter then saute the garlic and onion then add the tomatoes, continue to saute until soften.
2. Add the squid and spring onion, stir over high heat for 2 minutes, turn off the heat
3. Serve it hot.

Beef Bola-bola on the Stick


This meatballs are designed for any special gatherings that's why I served it this way. Handy and attractive to your guests.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo ground beef
3/4 cup flour
1 egg beaten
1 small bell pepper ( minced)
1  onion ( minced)
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
salt to taste

Procedure:
1. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly then form into balls.
2. Deep fry until cooked.
3. Serve it hot on a platter or if you have bamboo skewers you can serve them with it.







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