Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Creamy Chicken with Spinach

Delicious and easy to prepare. Serve to your loved ones, I am sure that they will like it. 

Ingredients for 5 servings:
1/2 kilo chicken breast
2 cloves garlic
1 bunch Spinach
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup all purpose cream
salt and pepper to taste

1. Saute the garlic then add the chicken and stir for s minute.
2. Add the water and simmer until chicken is cooked. Add the all purpose cream then the spinach, salt and pepper to taste.
3. Simmer until done then serve with a smile :-).

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fried Rice with Turmeric

This is a simple fried rice but made special with turmeric. Turmeric or yellow ginger is one also of the ingredients in curry powder, have you tried this spice before? Try it and let me know.

Ingredients for 3 servings:
3 cups cooked rice
10 grams turmeric powder
250 grams bacon (slice into small pieces)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1/4 cup chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste

1. Put the bacon in a pan and cook over medium heat until the natural oil comes out, then brown it, add the garlic and saute until a little brownish then add the turmeric.
2. Add the rice and give it a good stir, add salt and pepper to taste then continue to stir until done. 
3. Mix in the parsley and serve with a smile :-). 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Potato Salad with Crispy Bacon and Purple Cabbage

A potato salad loaded with yumminess.

Ingredients for 6-8 servings:
1 kilo potato ( diced)
100 grams purple cabbage ( sliced thinly)
1/2 cup crispy bacon
1 cup mayonaise or according to your taste
salt and pepper to taste

1. Boil the potatoes until tender but not overcooked. After boiling drain and pass through a running water then drain to remove excess water.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients.
3. Serve and enjoy :-).

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Pork Sinigang sa Santol

My family loves this so much when I let them taste it. 

1 kilo pork
8 pieces santol ( skin or rind removed)
1 litre water plus 3 cups for boiling the santol
1 bunch swamp spinach (kangkong)
1 onion 
2 tomatoes
3 tablespoons fish sauce (patis) optional
salt and pepper to taste


1.  Slice 6 pieces santol into halves, put in the pot together with the 3 cups of water then bring to a boil, when boiling reduce the heat and just simmer until the santol flesh is tender(around 20 minutes) turn off the heat and let cool. Remove the santol seeds then put the santol flesh and the water in a blender and blend well until smooth. 
2. In a pot,  put the pork,  2 pieces santol (slice into quarter),  onion and tomatoes then allow to simmer for 5 minutes over medium heat .
3. Add the water and bring to a boil, then simmer until the meat is tender, season with fish sauce, salt and pepper.
4. Add the water spinach (kangkong) and simmer for a minute,  then add the blended santol and seeds according to your taste,  simmer until the flavor is well blended. Turn off the heat.
5.Serve and do not forget to smile :-). 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Onion Appetizer

 I made this for a friend's birthday party and her guests liked it. Easy to make, yet so delicious and a perfect dish to liven up the buffet table.

5 onions (slice into rings)
1 cup bottled sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup almonds (roasted)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1. Heat the olive oil then put the onions and stir for a minute or until half cooked and remove from heat.
2. In a mixing bowl combine the cooked onion, mushrooms and almonds then put in a serving dish and enjoy :-). 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Garlic Shrimp and Crabstick

Simple and very easy to prepare less than 10 minutes cooking time :-).

250 grams shrimps ( de-shelled but left the tail)
8 pieces crabsticks
3 cloves garlic (minced)
salt and pepper to taste

1. Saute the garlic then add the shrimps and stir until changed in color (orangey).
2. Add the crabstick, salt and pepper to taste then stir for a minute or two then turn off the heat.
3. Put in a serving plate sprinkle with some toasted garlic and sliced spring onion. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Mixed Salad with Dried Tomato and Crouton

This simple mixed salad is perfect to pair with any meat or fish.  I mixed the lettuce, watercress and dandelion leaves sprinkle with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and topped with dried tomatoes and croutons.

You can mix any leafy salad vegetables of your choice.
Enjoy and have a good time :-).

If you want to make croutons here is the link for it 
How to make crouton

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Chop Suey with Shrimps

Chop suey is a Chinese dish which literally means different pieces, making the dish looked attractive, that is why I like chop suey because it has lots of different vegetables. This is my first choice when it comes to vegetable dishes. It is believed that this dish originated in America from  Chinese immigrants and came out in an article  "Chinese cooking"  in 1884. The original recipe has sprouted beans and many Asian countries adopted the recipe and made different versions, my Pinoy version that I've learned from my sister in law. 

1/4 kilo shrimp 
1 chuchu or chayote ( sliced)
1 medium size carrot (sliced)
1/4 kilo cabbage ( sliced)
1/4 kilo broccoli
1/2 cup button mushrooms 
6 pieces quail's eggs
1 glass water 

1. Saute garlic and onion
2. Add the shrimps saute for a while and add the water, let it boil.
3. Add the carrots and chuchu simmer for few minutes the add the rest of the vegetables and simmer until it is almost done, add the quails egg mix it well and simmer for a minute
4. Serve it hot.

You can dissolve 1 teaspoon flour in a water and pour it before it is done for a thicker sauce.

Chicken Liver Adobo

Exotic or not? that is the question. :-) Of course this recipe is not exotic if this is an ordinary food for you, but for those who do not know that chicken liver can be eaten, it is really weird or exotic for them, I cooked this because I challenged one friend from U.K that chicken liver can be eaten, he said yuck! Then we laughed! As I am about to put it in my mouth he said throw it away! I said noooooooooooooo it is really yummy hahahahaha, funny. Anyway liver is rich in iron therefore it is good for our health. Eat it.

1/2 kilo chicken liver
1 small onion
5 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon ginger (strips)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons vinegar 

1. Saute garlic and ginger, then add the onion increase the heat
2. Put the liver and braise for a while. 
3. Add the soy sauce, vinegar and pepper, reduce the heat and cover then simmer until it is done.
5. Serve and garnish  it with green onion.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy to prepare and so delicious.

Ingredients for 8 cookies:
1 cup sweet peanut butter
1/4 cup self raising flour
1 egg
8 kisses

1. Combine all the ingredients until fully mixed. Get a portion then form into cookies, top it with Hershey Kisses.
2. Bake at 180C for 3 minutes then adjust the temperature to 200C and continue baking for  3 minutes.
3. Serve and enjoy :-).

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Eggplant A La Lasagna

A simple eggplant dish that you will surely love.

3 Chinese Eggplant
1/2 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
Sauce - see the recipe at the bottom of this post.

1. Slice the eggplant, then cut each slice into halves, like the picture below.

2. Put in a reheated oven for 5 minutes or until soften at 200C.

3. Make a 3 layer of eggplant and sauce in a baking dish then top it with a melting cheese ( I used mozzarella).

4. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 15 minutes or until done at 200C. Allow to cool then serve.

Ingredients for sauce:
1/4 kilo ground beef
3 packs tomato sauce ( 250g)
1/2 cup nestle cream
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 med. size onion
3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure for the SAUCE:

1.Saute garlic and onion, then add the ground beef and ground pepper then simmer for few minutes until the pinkish color of the beef disappeared.
2. Add the tomato sauce and sugar, simmer for few minutes, ( add salt if necessary).
3. Add the Nestle cream and simmer for a minute then turn off the heat. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Fried Rice with Tomato Sauce

 A brightly colored fried rice loaded with flavors and love:D.

Ingredients for 5 servings:
5 cups cooked rice
2 pieces pepperoni or chorizo
2 carrots ( sliced to your desired size)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
1 cup frozen peas
1/4 cup tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
any leftover meat that you want to add ( this is optional) I added my leftover grilled chicken

1. Saute the garlic then add the tomato sauce and stir and simmer for few seconds then add the pepperoni and carrots, simmer for a minute. If you will add a leftover meat you can add it.
2. Add the rice then give a good stir, continue stirring until almost done.
3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, then add the green peas and stir for a minute and turn off the heat.
4. Serve with love and enjoy or decorate it first by topping it with spring onion and hard boiled eggs :-).

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Secret of Making a Very Delicious Biko

I will share my very secret of making a very delicious biko. Have you tried biko with condensed milk? Well that's my secret :-). Everybody who can taste this, always tell me that it is very yummy. Try this recipe and let me know.

1 kilo Glutinous Rice
3 cups  water
1 cup coconut milk

1. In a pot put the glutinous rice, water and coconut milk then cook over medium heat, once boiling adjust the heat to low then continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until done.

While waiting for the rice to be cooked, let us prepare the following for our coconut-sugar syrup. 

3  cups coconut milk
1/4 kilo sugar
1/2 cup condensed milk

1. Put everything in a wok then bring to a boil, when boiling lower the heat and continue to simmer and stir until it thickens.
2. Add the cooked glutinous rice and mix evenly, then continue to stir until it is done.
3. Cool and serve with smile. You can top it with latik or the syrup for extra flavor and aroma or just serve it plain.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How To Make Nutella

While eating Nutella, I read the ingredients at the label then I became curious and tried making it. Here is the result of my curiosity.

1 cup hazelnuts (toasted)
1/2 cup sweetened cocoa powder
1 cup skim milk powder
30 ml  vegetable oil
120 ml fresh milk
pinch of salt

1. Put the hazelnuts in a blender then blend until it is powder, add all the ingredients and continue blending until you reached the consistency of  a good spread texture, just like Nutella.
2. Now get a bread and taste the nutella that you make :-).

Frankly speaking I have a hard time making this it took me almost and hour, it's difficult because it stuck in the blade of the blender that's why I need to mix it a lot of time with a spoon. After making this I shouted whew!! I will just buy Nutella next time I will not do this again, it's not worth it then I grabbed a slice of bread and put some of the homemade nutella and it put a smile on my face :-). It tastes so good but still, the original Nutella is the best.

I will not do this again 

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