Saturday, November 30, 2013

Bihon with Roasted Chicken

I cooked this because I have some leftover roasted chicken (lechong manok), I chopped it and used for this recipe, of course you can use a meat that's not leftover.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo rice noodles
1 cup chopped roasted chicken
1  carrot ( strips)
1  onion
3 cloves garlic
1 cup sliced cabbage
6 cups water
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1. Saute garlic and onion, then add the chopped roasted chicken, simmer for few minutes.
2. Add the water, cover until it boils then put the bihon, simmer for 3 minutes.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients simmer until it's cooked over medium heat.
4. Serve it hot.


Don't waste food!! It's part of God's blessings. Learn to recycle the leftover.

Pininyahang Manok with Avocado



Something that I've experimented and it turned out ok, delicious pininyahangmanok with avocado, a very good twisted recipe. Try it.

Ingredients:
1 kilo chicken
2 cups  pineapple juice
1 cup nestle cream or light cream
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1 cup sliced avocado
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1.Saute the garlic and onion then put the chicken and simmer until pinkish color is gone.
2. Add the pineapple juice and cover and allow to simmer for few minutes stirring occasionally until the chicken is fully cooked.

3. Add the avocado,  Nestle Cream, salt and pepper to taste then simmer for 1 to 2 minutes and turn off the heat.

4.Serve it hot with rice.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Mely's Kitchen Goto



Goto is a kind of porridge in the Philippines with ox tripe that is cooked tenderly, making this porridge very delicious.

Ingredients:
1 cup rice
1/4 kilo ox tripe ( tuwalya ng baka) (boiled and tender)
1/4 cup ginger strips
3 cloves garlic
1 onion
salt and pepper to taste
7 cups water (add if needed)

Toppings:
toasted garlic
hard boiled egg
chili flakes ( if you want it hot)
spring onion, etc.







cleaned and tender ox tripe- tuwalya ng baka

Procedure:
1.  Saute the garlic, then ginger and onion until brownish then add the pre-cooked ox tripe then simmer for few minutes.


2. Add the rice, salt and pepper then simmer for few minutes.
3. Add the water, then cover, stirring constantly so that the rice will not stick at the bottom of the pot.
4. Continue simmering until the rice is so tender making the porridge thick in texture. Add more water if necessary.
5. When it is done, serve it hot with your toppings.



The Dinner that I prepared for November 30



We have few guests tonight that's why I prepared these food for  20 persons.


Crispy pork belly

Vegetable salad

Baked Chili sausage

Fried Skipjack Tuna

Crispy Salmon



Thursday, November 28, 2013

Quail Eggs coated with ground beef


Simple and easy to prepare, good for the kids specially during weekend you can spend time with them by cooking this together, let them participate and enjoy a good time with your family.

Ingredients: for 6 servings:
12 hard boiled quail's eggs (remove the shell)
1/2 kilo ground beef
2 tablespoons flour
1 beaten egg
1 cup bread crumbs
2 calamansi
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1.Combine the ground beef, flour, calamansi juice, salt and pepper. Mix it well.
2.Divide the meat into 12 portions, then wrap each egg well.
3.Dip it in beaten egg then roll over the bread crumbs and deep fry until golden  brown.
4. Serve it hot.

Strawberry Popsicles


This is very easy to make and the kids will enjoy this treat.

Ingredients for 8 -10 popsicles:
20 grams strawberry flavored gelatine
2 cups fresh or evaporated milk
3 cups water
3/4 cup sugar
Popsicle sticks
plastic disposable cups

Procedure:
1. In a pan put the water, sugar and gelatine, mix well until dissolved then turn on the stove over medium heat and bring to a  boil, then simmer for 2 minutes and turn off the heat. Let cool.
2. Add the milk and stir well then pour into the plastic cups the amount that you want to make then put the popsicle stick and refrigerate until hardened. J


3. Remove from the plastic cups then serve and enjoy.






Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pork Liver Steak


 An 85 grams (3 oz.) pork liver is abundant in protein and other nutrients like phosphorous, vitamin B-6, zinc, vitamin C, thiamin, niacin and folate with 140 calories.
Take note that as little as 85 grams we can get  abundant nutrients, so do not eat too much of pork liver to maintain a healthy diet.
Here is a simple recipe to enjoy.

Ingredients:

1/2 kilo pork liver ( sliced to your desired size)
2 tablespoons calamansi or lemon juice
1 onion
3 cloves garlic
1/2 piece bell pepper
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1. Pan fried the liver until half cooked then set aside.

2. Saute the garlic and onion then add the pan fried liver, bell pepper, lemon or calamansi juice, salt and pepper to taste then simmer until cooked.
3. Serve it hot with rice.


Simple Refrigerator Cake


If you love mango float, you will surely love this simple and easy to make refrigerator cake. This is also good for your children's party, you can make some of this in a transparent party cups.

Ingredients for 4 servings:
1 pack graham crackers or any chocolate cracker
1 1/2 cup Nestle Cream
1 1/2 cup condensed milk

Procedure:
1.Powderize the crackers then set aside
2. Mix the Nestle cream and condensed milk.
3.Layer the powderize cracker, cream and milk mixture in a serving glasses then refrigerate for few hours before serving.
4. Serve it with decoration and enjoy.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Brussels Sprouts with Shrimp and Tomato

This is a perfect dish anytime of the day. I love the taste of this vegetable and admire its nutritional and medicinal value.

" Nutritional and medicinal value

Brussels sprouts, as with broccoli and other brassicas, contains sulforaphane, a chemical believed to have potent anticancer properties. Although boiling reduces the level of the anticancer compounds, steaming and stir frying do not result in significant loss.

Brussels sprouts and other brassicas are also a source of indole-3-carbinol, a chemical which boosts DNA repair in cells and appears to block the growth of cancer cells.

Consuming Brussels sprouts in excess may not be suitable for heart patients taking anticoagulants since they contain vitamin K. In one such reported incident, doctors determined that the reason for a heart patient's worsening condition was eating too many Brussels sprouts."
Read more from:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brussels_sprout

Ingredients for 4 servings:
100 grams brussels sprouts
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1/4 kilo shrimps ( remove the shell and clean well)
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil or any cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste


Brussels sprouts

Procedure:
1. Pan fried the brussels sprouts then set aside.

2. Saute the garlic then add the shrimps and saute for a minute then add the tomatoes and brussels sprouts and simmer for a minute over medium heat.
3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to toaste then simmer and turn off the heat.
4. Serve it hot.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Butter Polvoron



I am not boasting but this is really yummy and the taste is as good as the popular brand in the Philippines. I might start selling polvoron soon :-) Try this and let me know.

 Ingredients for 20 pieces:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup powdered milk (any brand)
3/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar or according to your taste

Things we need for packing:
water cellophane
Polvoron Molder


Water cellophane and polvoron molder


Procedure:
1. Toast the flour in a pan over medium heat, stirring constantly to avoid burning, do this for 12 minutes, then add the powdered milk and sugar then stir for 3 minutes. Then turn off the heat.
 2. Strain the mixture to remove the lumps for a smooth texture of the polvoron.
3. Add the melted butter and mix well, after this process, it is now ready to be packed.


4. Press the molder on the polvoron and and release it to remove the molded polvoron then refrigerate for 30 minutes after this process.
5. Wrap with water cellophane and keep in an airtight jar or refrigerate and serve anytime.






Tapioca Mango Salad

 An easy to prepare and budget friendly dessert for the whole family to enjoy. Made from tapioca pearl or sago added with some ingredients to make it more irresistible. You will not regret if you will try this :-).

Ingredients for 6 servings
3 cups cooked white sago or tapioca pearl
1 1/2 cup diced mango
3/4 cup condensed milk
1 cup Nestle cream

Cooked tapiocca
 Procedure:
1. Combine all the ingredients  then mix well.
 2. Refrigerate for few hours.
 3. Then serve it with a  smile :-).


Note: If this is too dry for you, just add fresh or evaporated milk and a little sugar.

Meatballs with Ham and Cheese

I copied my embutido recipe and made it into meatballs then I stuffed it with ham and cheese. Awesome!

Ingredients:
1/2 kilos ground pork
1/2 cup raisins
1 big carrot (minced)
1 big potato (minced)
1 onion ( minced)
5 cloves garlic (minced)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
salt to taste
extra bread crumbs for breading

 filling:
cheddar cheese (diced)
sweet ham (diced)

Procedure:
1. Mix all the ingredients except - for filling.



2. Form into balls and insert in the cheese and ham then seal it by pressing and rolling the meatballs with your palms.
3.Roll over the bread crumbs then deep fry until golden brown.
4. Serve it hot and enjoy.

Orange Juice and Its Health Benefits

The most common juice that's available at the market either canned, bottled, or freshly squeezed. Popular for its high Vitamin C content, that's one of the reasons why I love this juice so much. Delicious and nutritious and available all year round. I read some information about the orange juice and here is what I can share.

This chart below is the nutritional value of an 8 ounces orange juice.

To obtain an 8 ounces juice we need 4 medium size oranges, slice into halves and press it in the juice extractor.

Following are some of its health benefits:

Decreases Bad Cholesterol Levels
Regular orange juice consumption may decrease low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels in patients with high cholesterol, suggests a study published in the October 2010 issue of the “Nutrition Research.” However, the mechanism behind this blood cholesterol level improvement is still unclear. Further studies and clinical trials are necessary to further establish this fact.

Protects Against Inflammation
The intake of glucose and high-fat meals induces the development of inflammatory reactions within the body. Inflammatory reactions lead to the development of increased insulin resistance, a common cause of Type 2 diabetes and atherosclerosis, the hardening of blood vessel walls due to fat deposition. As mentioned in a study published in the April 2010 “The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” the intake of orange juice, together with a high-carbohydrate, high-fat meal, prevents the occurrence of inflammation within the body, making it a good preventive measure against the development of insulin resistance and atherosclerosis.


Read more by visiting the link- Health Benefits of orange juice



Sunday, November 24, 2013

Simple Beef Mami


This is the simple way of preparing beef mami. I hope you will try this recipe and let me know.

Ingredients for 6-8 servings:
1/2 kilo egg noodles or pancit ( blanched and set aside)
400 grams beef
1 onion
1 teaspoon peppercorn ( pamintang buo)
salt to taste
10 cloves garlic ( crushed and toasted for toppings)
1 cup minced spring onion ( for toppings)
4 hard boiled eggs ( cut into halves for toppings)
3 liters water
ground pepper


Procedure:

1. In a pot, put the water, beef, onion, and black pepper then then let it boil until the meat is tender.
2. Add salt to taste then continue to simmer then get some beef and slice it for toppings.
3. In a serving bowl arrange the noodles, egg, garlic, spring onion, and beef then pour the simmering soup.
4. Serve immediately and you can sprinkle ground pepper or any condiments and spices that you like for a more exciting taste :-).


You might like this:
Special Beef Mami

Mely's Kitchen Macaroni Salad

Enjoy this macaroni salad from Mely's kitchen, economical yet yummy.

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo macaroni ( cook according to its packaging procedure)
1 apple ( diced)
1 cup raisins
1 cup corn kernel
1 cup Pineapple
2 cups condensed milk
3 cups Nestle cream
1 cup diced cheese

Procedure:
1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well, then refrigerate for few hours.
2. Serve and enjoy!



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