Monday, August 31, 2015

How To Make Crouton

A crouton is a piece of a sauteed or rebaked bread often cubed and seasoned, that is used to add texture and flavor to salads notably the Caesar salad, as an accompaniment to soups or as a snack food.
Source: Wikipedia

6 slices bread
1 tablespoons olive oil
salt to taste

1. Remove the sides of the bread, then slice it into cubes.

2. Put in a baking tray then sprinkle with olive oil and salt.Pre-heat the oven to 200C then bake it for 4 minutes or until done.
3. You can store it in a jar and use as salad or soup toppings or as a crispy snack anytime you want it. :-)

I love it on salad :-)

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Adobo sa Gata

I cooked this because a friend is requesting it so badly :-). According to the people who've tasted this "so yummy"! 

1 kilo pork (sliced to your desired size)
 3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup pure coconut milk

1. Saute the garlic then add the pork and simmer for a minute then add the vinegar and soy sauce then simmer  over low fire until the meat is tender.
2. When meat is tender, add the coconut milk, salt and pepper to taste, then simmer until done.
3. Serve with love and do not forget to smile :-)

Tips: for extra yumminess marinate the pork with calamansi and soy sauce then brown the pork in a little oil and set aside and just follow the procedure.

If you want more gravy just add more coconut milk.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sopas For Sale Version

Perfect to start a small business. Easy to cook and affordable. :-)

1 kilo Elbow Macaroni
3 cloves garlic
1 onion (minced)
1/4 kilo chicken breast
7 litres Water
3 pieces big carrots ( diced)
1/2 kilo cabbage ( sliced)
1 can (300 grams) all purpose cream (Nestle, Magnolia, Alaska, etc)
spring onion
salt and pepper to taste

1. Saute the garlic and onion then add the chicken, salt and pepper,  simmer for few minutes.
2. Add water and bring to a boil, when boiling, add the elbow macaroni then simmer until almost tender.
3.Add the carrots and cabbage then simmer for a minute.
4. Add the all purpose cream, spring onion, salt and pepper to taste then let it boil once and turn off the heat then serve. Do not forget to smile :-).

Sweetened White Kidney Beans

 Today I have decided to make a sweetened white beans because I have some leftover from my salad yesterday.Delicious sweetened white beans. White beans are loaded with anti-oxidants and  good source of fiber and protein.

1 cup water
3/4 cup white sugar
2 cups cooked white Kidney beans
Cooked white beans

1. Caramelized the sugar, then add the water and simmer until dissolved.
2. Add the cooked white beans then simmer until done.

3. Serve anytime or use as topping if you make Halo-halo. :-) 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

White Beans Salad

This is an easy to prepare salad that you can make for your loved ones. It tastes very good, the nutty flavor of the white beans plus the flavors of the other ingredients  were perfectly blended.White beans are loaded with anti-oxidants and  good source of fiber and protein.

500 grams White Beans
2 cups Frozen Green Peas
10 Crab sticks ( sliced )
salt to taste

1. Cook the white beans in a pressure cooker for 15 minutes ( timer starts when pressure cooker starts to sizzle, or boil in a pot for an hour or until tender. When cooked, wash in running water then drain.
2. In a mixing bowl put the beans, sprinkle with salt to taste then add the crab sticks and green peas, mix until fully combined.
3. Serve with a smile :-).

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Seafood Fried Rice


Ingredients for 5 servings:

4 cups cooked rice
3 cloves garlic
250 grams shrimps
250 grams squid rings
6 crab sticks (sliced)
salt and pepper to taste
green peas 


1. Saute the garlic then add the squids and continue to 
saute for a minute. Then add the shrimps and saute for few 
seconds then stir thoroughly.

2. Add the rice then stir very well until almost  done, then add the crab stick then stir.

3. Add some green peas, salt and pepper to taste, stir until done then serve with a big smile :-).

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Kilawin na Tainga ng Baboy

Lets go exotic today, I learned this recipe from my father. He makes a very good one of this, and everybody in the family loves it. It is  the best partner of bean curd (tokwa), but this combination ( tokwa't baboy) is most popular in Manila, and not in Davao city, that is why this  dish is serve as a viand and Dabawenyos called this Kilawin nga dalunggan sa baboy in their vernacular.

2 pork ears ( cleaned and cooked)
1 small size onion
1/2 teaspoon ginger (minced)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 green lemon or 5 calamansi
spring onion for garnishing
salt and pepper to taste
chili for garnishing

1. Cut the cooked pork ears into strips
2. Mix all the ingredients.
3. Garnish with spring onion and chopped chili pepper then serve.

Breaded Cream Dory

I used Panko (breadcrumbs) for this recipe  because panko will make the fried food really crispy. The best!

1/2 kilo Cream Dory Fish ( clean well)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 egg beaten
2 tablespoons calamansi juice
salt and pepper to taste


1. Sprinkle the cream dory with salt and pepper to taste, calamansi juice then mix evenly. Dip in the beaten egg and roll over the breadcrumbs.

2. Fry it until done, then serve and enjoy. :)

Friday, August 14, 2015

How To Make Farfalle Appetizer

Farfalle or bow tie pasta originated in Italy, date back 16th century in the region of  Lombardy and Emilia-Romagna in Northern Italy. It comes in different sizes, the kids will surely love this cute bow-tie like pasta.

250 grams farfalle
1 cup diced ham
1 cup all purpose cream
1 1/2 cups mayonaise
salt and pepper to taste
spring onion
raisins according to your taste

1. Cook the farfalle according to its packaging procedure, when done, was in running water to remove extra starch then drain it.

2. Combine all the ingredients until fully mixed, chill then serve.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Sago with Corn and Raisin Salad

Simple, affordable and delicious! :-).

1/2  kilo sago ( cook and wash well, then drain)
2 cans corn kernel (drained)
3 cans condensed milk ( 390 grams each can)
2 cans all purpose cream (300 grams each can)
1/2  litro fresh milk
raisins as needed

1. Combine all the ingredients until fully mixed, refrigerate before serving.

Monday, August 10, 2015

How to Prepare a Couscous Salad

Couscous is a staple food of North African cuisine and voted as the third-favourite dish of French people in 2011 in a study by TNS Sofres for magazine Vie Pratique Gourmand, and the first in the east of France. 
Source: Wikipedia

I used instant couscous for this salad, instant couscous can be used by just soaking it with warm water.

Ingredients for 20 servings
300 grams couscous
1 big zucchini
2 big eggplant
1 big yellow bell pepper
1 big green Bell pepper
1 cup dried tomato ( sliced)
1 cup green peas
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 lemon

1. Dice all the vegetables, sprinkle with olive oil,  then put in the a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes at 200C.
2. While roasting the veggies, soak the instant couscous in warm water for 5-10 minutes then drain.

Dried Tomatoes
3. Combine all the ingredients and mix well, sprinkle with lemon juice, salt and pepper then stir until fully mixed. Serve and enjoy.

Friday, August 7, 2015

How to Make Macaroons For Sale Version

Lately I have received emails asking me ideas of recipes that's easy and affordable to make to earn extra income. I think macaroons is the right dish to start, so I formulated a recipe for 1 kilo of desiccated coconut and here it is.

Ingredients for 160 pieces macaroons:
1 kilo desiccated coconut (no sugar)
8 eggs
3 big cans condensed Milk (380 grams each can)

small muffin paper cups (200 pieces)

1. Combine all the ingredients until evenly mixed.
2. Fill each paper cups with a good amount of the coconut mixture.
3. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 6 minutes or until golden brown at 180C.

4. When done, remove immediately and allow to cool. You can pack in a nice containers for a good price :-) .  This one is ready to be delivered for a friend's birthday, my gift for the occasion :)

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