Monday, September 29, 2014

Sauteed Mixed Vegetables

Healthy and delicious.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

1/4 kilo pork
1/4 kilo green beans
3 medium size carrots
1/2 kilo Brussels Sprouts
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoon soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Brussels sprouts


1.  Saute the garlic and onion then add the pork and continue to saute until pinkish color is gone.
2. Add the brussels sprouts, carrots and green beans then continue to saute until half cooked.
3. Add soy sauce, salt and pepper then continue to cook until done.
4. Serve it hot.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Tortang Hipon

Simple yet delicious. Try it and enjoy.


1/4 kilo small size shrimps
1 egg ( beaten)
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup water ( add if needed)
salt and pepper to taste


1. Combine all the ingredients and mix well until well combined.
2. Heat an oil, scoop a portion then deep fry until golden brown. Remove from oil then place in a plate lined with paper towel to absorb the oil.
3. Serve and enjoy.

Creamy Adobo

It's been raining for few days now and the only meat we have in the freezer is pork leg. We've already had adobo yesterday so I decided to make a little twist by adding some mushroom cream, oh so delicious. Try it,

1 kilo pork leg ( you can use any pork part that you like)
4 cups water
3 cloves garlic
1 onion
2 pieces laurel/bayleaf
1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper
1/4 cup mushroom cream dissolved in 1/2 cup water
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar

1. Saute the garlic and onion then add the pork leg and continue to saute until the pinkish color is gone.
2. Add the soy sauce, vinegar, laurel and black pepper then simmer for 3 minutes. Add the water and simmer until the meat is tender.
3. Add the dissolved mushroom cream then simmer until thickens and turn off the heat.
4. Serve and enjoy.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sweet and Spicy Galunggong Paksiw

I cooked this because my nephews and nieces like sweet and spicy paksiw.


1/2 kilo Galunggong ( round scad fish)
1/2 cup vinegar
4 cloves garlic ( crushed)
1/4 teaspoon peppercorn ( pamintang buo)
2 pieces laurel
1 onion
2 tablespoons sugar
thumb size ginger( strips)
some chili
salt  to taste


1. In a pot put all the ingredients and let it boil then simmer until cooked.
2. If the taste of the vinegar is so strong, you can add a little water.
3. Simmer for few  minutes until done. Serve hot.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Monggo with Hipon

An affordable viand for rainy days, delicious and keeps you warm.

1/4 kilo mung beans (monggo)
1/4 kilo shrimps
1 bunch camote tops (talbos ng camote)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 onion (minced)
5 cups water ( add if needed)
salt to taste

mung bean-monggo

1. Put the water and mung bean in a pot then boil the mung bean until tender and set aside.
2. Saute the garlic and onion then add the shrimps and continue to saute until pinkish then add the cooked mung beans and simmer for 5 minutes, add salt to taste.
3. Add the camote tops and simmer for a minute then turn off the heat and serve with fried fish for extra flavor. :-).

Thursday, September 18, 2014

American Style Spaghetti

My childhood bestfriend migrated to the US with her family 2 years ago. She had a short vacation in the Philippines last February-July 2014, and she cooked this recipe for our mini get-together. Everyone agreed that her American-style spaghetti is a winner. She taught me how to cook this amazing recipe and as expected, everybody in my family was impressed. This is very easy to prepare, and you can easily find the ingredients in your local grocery store. Experience the taste of expensive American restaurants at the comfort of your home with this easy-to-make spaghetti.


1 kilo spaghetti Pasta
1 kilo Spaghetti Sauce
3/4 kilo Ground Beef
1 400g can Crushed Tomatoes (can be substituted by 250g Tomato Sauce)
1 400g can Sliced Mushroom
1 150g small jar Green Olives (pitted)
1 tbsp. Basil
1 tsp. Rosemary
1 tsp. Thyme
4 tbsp. Sugar
Ground Pepper
1 block Cheddar Cheese
Parmesan Cheese (optional)


1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Set aside.
2. In a deep casserole, heat oil and saute garlic and onion. Add the ground beef and cook until brown.
3. Pour the spaghetti sauce and crushed tomatoes (or tomato sauce if not available) and simmer for 5 minutes in medium heat.
4. Pour the mushroom and green olives (do not drain these two, include the water).
5. Add the sugar, basil, thyme, rosemary. Put some salt (about 2 teaspoons) and ground pepper to taste. You can add more sugar if you think it's too sour, or more salt if you think it's bland, but don't add too much.
6. Add the grated cheddar cheese (you can set aside some of the grated cheddar for toppings). Cover the casserole and simmer for another 5 minutes in medium heat.
7. Turn off the heat. Prepare pasta in a plate and pour some of the sauce on top. Top with the remaining grated cheddar and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Contributed by: Maye Rianne Javier

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sago Delight

A delicious sago dish that you can serve anytime of the day for everybody. Simple and easy to prepare but the taste is priceless! Try it.

1/2 kilo white small sago ( cooked and drained)
1  can fruit cocktail ( 836 grams)
450ml condensed milk ( 1 1/2 big can)
1 (300 grams) can  Nestle cream or any all purpose cream
1 big can evaporated milk or add if needed

uncooked white sago (small)
Procedure :
1. Combine all the ingredients then mix well and refrigerate for few hours.
2. Serve when ready.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Macaroni Sago Salad

I am spending time with my nephews and nieces for few weeks now and I am happy preparing their after school snacks, and since they loved colorful ingredients, I've decided to put colored sago in one of their favorite macaroni salad. Oh they loved it so much!

Ingredients for 18 servings:

1/2 kilo elbow macaroni (cook according to its packaging procedure)
1 cup colored sago ( cooked then drained)
836 grams fruit cocktail
300 grams All purpose cream ( Nestle or any brand)
220 ml Mayonaise
1 ( 390 ml) can condensed milk ( add if you want the taste sweeter)
1 (370 ml) can evaporated milk


1. Combine all the ingredients then refrigerate for few hours.
2. Serve with a smile :-).

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Ginataang Sigarilyas

I picked some winged beans or sigarilyas from my sister's garden today, it's so fresh that's why I was tempted to picked it but of course I asked her permission. I cooked it and gave her some and she said it's yummy. 
Carabansos in Visayan dialect.

Ingredients for 4 servings:

1/2 kilo winged beans ( sliced and cleaned)
1 small onion
1 teaspoon ginger strips
1 1/2 cup thin coconut milk
3/4 cup pure coconut milk
1 tablespoon shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
salt if needed

winged beans-sigarilyas
1. In a pan put the thin coconut milk, onion, ginger and shrimp paste then bring to a boil over medium heat.
2. When boiling add the winged beans (sigarilyas) then stir and simmer until half cooked. Add salt  if needed, then add the pure coconut milk and simmer until done.

3. Serve it hot with rice and enjoy.

Putong Puti with Cheese

My friend who has a catering services gave me her recipe for putong puti, this is my shortcut version of the recipe I will try the original procedure soon so that I can compare which one is whiter. I am not contented with the whiteness of the finished product but it is still delicious and whiter than puto cheese that I made for my previous posts.
To those who have problems where to use the egg whites after making leche flan , this is the solution. Enjoy cooking.

2 cups flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 cup white sugar
5 egg whites
1 1/2 cup fresh milk
1 teaspoon butter (soften)
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
slices of cheddar cheese ( I used Eden)

1.Combine the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder then sift it.
2. In a mixing bowl combine together the sifted ingredients, egg white, butter and milk then mix very well until the batter is smooth in texture.
3. Fill the puto molder with the batter around 3/4 full then top the cheese and steam for 8 minutes or until done.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Baked Macaroni Filipino Style

Baked macaroni is easy to prepare because the ingredients are easy to find, with elbow macaroni as its base ingredient. This is good for your special gatherings because it is affordable and delicious.

Ingredients for 20-25 servings:
1 kilo macaroni elbow ( cook according to its packaging procedure)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 onion (minced)
400 grams ground pork or beef
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 kilo tomato sauce
2 cups sweet banana ketchup
4 tablespoons sugar
salt and pepper to taste
250 ml all purpose cream ( Nestle or any brand)
2 cups quick melt cheese or Mozzarella Cheese
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

1. Saute Garlic and onion then add the ground meat and saute until pinkish color of the meat is gone. Add soy sauce, salt and pepper then simmer for a minute.
2. Add the tomato sauce, banana ketchup and sugar then simmer for 10 minutes stirring every now and then over low fire.
3. Add the all purpose cream, cheddar cheese then check if it needs more salt and pepper to taste. simmer for a minute then remove from heat.
4. Add the cooked macaroni  into the meat sauce  then toss until it is mixed well. Then put in a baking dish then lastly put the quick melt or Mozarella cheese.

5.Pre-heat oven to 180C then bake the macaroni for 20 minutes or until done.
6. Remove from the oven, let cool before serving.

Sinugbang Baboy

Lami kaayo ang sinugba nga baboy maong pinakapaborito gyud ni nako ug sa akong mga igsoon, labi  na kung ang sawsawan lami pud kaayo unya halang halang.
Simple lang ang sinugba sa among lugar huluman lang ug limonsito, toyo, asin ug paminta ang karne sa baboy, dayon sugbahon hangtod maluto. Inig kaluto na, hiwaon ug ihaon dayon uban ang lami nga sawsawan. Kaon na ta!
Sa mga Bisaya nga nakasabot, itaas lang ang kamot :-). Malipayong pagpangaon mga kabayan.

To those who do not understand Visayan dialect, I am sorry.I need to write in Visayan because this is a challenge from some of my friends who are eager to learn my dialect, and they want me to write about this grilled pork or Sinugbang baboy in my dialect.

For the recipe:


lime or calamansi juice
soy  sauce
salt and pepper to taste


1. Mix all the ingredients and marinate it for an hour. Grill until cooked.
2. Chop it and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

How To Make Kutsinta Perfectly

I used medium size molder for this recipe and I was able to made around 30 pieces of delicious Kutsinta.  I used food coloring instead of annatto because it's not available. I made this as simple as it can be so that every body can try making kutsinta in a very easy way. I hope you will try this and let me know.

Ingredients for 2 dozens:
1  1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2  cup  sugar
1/2 teaspoon orange food coloring
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon lye water

1. Sift all the dry ingredients then combine everything until fully mixed. Pour into molders about 3/4 full and steam for 15 minutes or until done.

2. Remove from steamer then allow few minutes to cool before removing from the molders then serve with or without grated coconut.

Easy Vegetable Lumpia

An all time favorite of my college "barkadas" (close friends), sharing a good chat while eating vegetable lumpia during our snack time.We love this because it is affordable and will make you really full and most of all very delicious.


1 kilo sprouted beans (togue)
1 head medium size cabbage (strips)
1/4 kilo ground beef ( or whatever meat you would like to use)
2 medium size carrots ( strips)
1 big sweet potato (camote) sliced into strips
1 small onion
3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste
30 Spring roll wrapper


1. Saute the garlic and onion, add the ground beef and simmer for few minutes then add the sweet potato and simmer until half cooked.
2. Add the rest of the ingredients, simmer until it is cooked. ( do not overcooked)
3. Drain and let it cool. 
4. Wrap in the spring roll wrapper and deep fry until golden brown.

5. Serve hot with your favorite sauce.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

How To Make Halo-halo

 What is Halo-halo?

"Halo-halo (Tagalog: [haˈlo-haˈlo], "mixed together") is a popular Filipino dessert with mixtures of shaved ice and evaporated milk to which are added various boiled sweet beans, jello and fruits. It is served in a tall glass or bowl". Read more about halo-halo by clicking the link below.

Halo-halo is very easy to prepare and you can make it as simple as you want or as special as you want it to be. You can use different ingredients for this, and this is mine.


Shaved ice
Corn Kernel
Cooked Sago
Sweetened banana ( minatamis  na saging)
Sweetened red beans
Leche flan
ube jam
Ice Cream
Evaporated Milk
White sugar

How to prepare the halo-halo?

In the serving bowl or halo-halo glass arrange all the ingredients by filling it first with shaved ice then the rest of the ingredients according to your desired measurement. I put mine with at least a teaspoon of each ingredients then I put sugar and milk according to my taste. The Ube ice cream blended so well with the rest of the ingredients.
I really enjoyed it with my friends, so refreshing. 

We went out today ( September 7,2014) we ordered this at our favorite halo-halo place.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Pinangat na Saluyot

I prepared this to test and taste how good it is.

"What Is Saluyot
Scientific Name: Corchorus olitorius

Also knows as:
Saluyot (Tagalog), Jute, Jew’s mallow, Egyptian spinach,  jute mallow, bush okra, West African sorrel (En), Chang shouo huang ma (Ch). Krinkrin (Fr)
Saluyot (Corchorus olitorius) is an edible leafy vegetable that is a member of the  genus Corchorus, classified under the subfamily Grewioideae of the family Malvaceae. Saluyot is widely found in tropical and subtropical areas from Asia to Africa valued as food and for its strong fiber. Saluyot has long been used as food staple since ancient times by Jewish people and Egyptians hence derived its English names Jew’s mallow and Egyptian spinach".


3 cups saluyot leaves (washed and cleaned)
2 small tomatoes
1 small onion
salt to taste


1. In a pan put all the ingredients and cook over medium heat, when simmering mix well, add salt to taste then continue simmering until done.
2. Serve and enjoy.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


My common breakfast during my college days because it is very easy to prepare and ingredients are always available at a nearby "sari-sari store" :-).

To prepare tuysilog we need the  following:
oil for frying
 tuyo (dried fish)
1 cup cooked rice, if leftover rice is available the better. (mashed)

Crushed 1 clove of garlic then saute until brown, add the cooked rice and stir until done. Set aside.
Fry the egg and the dried fish, set aside.
Arrange in a serving plate the dried fish, fried rice and egg then serve and enjoy.

Tuyo---------> TUY
Sinangag----> SI

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tuna Lumpia

Simple yet yummy tuna spring roll. I cooked this for friends who will not eat pork and beef due to health reasons. They really loved it.


2 cans tuna in oil
1 onion ( minced)
2 small size carrots ( Julienned)
salt and pepper to taste
spring roll wrappers


1. Combine the canned tuna, onion, salt and pepper until fully mixed.
2. Spoon a portion of the mixture, then put a slice of carrot and wrap well.

3. Deep fry until golden brown then serve.

Puto Medley

I made different flavored puto today for my sister-in-law's birthday then I came up with this idea when I saw the fruit cocktail for macaroni salad, I used some for my puto and my family loved it. I gained thumbs up for this recipe :-).

Hindi ko pinahihintulutan ang sinoman na kunin ang picture at recipe na ito at gamitin sa sarili nilang blog, maliban na lamang kung magpaalam at aking pahintulutan

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 beaten egg
2 cup fresh milk
3/4 cup fruit cocktail

1.Combine the flour, sugar and baking powder then sift it.
2. In a mixing bowl combine together the sifted ingredients, egg and milk then mix very well until the batter is smooth in texture.
3. Fill 3/4 of the molder with the mixture then put a little fruit cocktail then steam for 7 minutes or until done.

 Note: To avoid sticking, add 1 tablespoon of oil in the mixture then mix well or add a soften butter.

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