When catering to a great number of people, I always buy in bulk and always end up excess ingredients that I hate when they go to waste. So I try to cook for our daily meals using whatever I have. In this case, I have buttermilk that I need to use right away. So here [...]
Grated squash and pumpkin, bean sprouts, corn kernels, spring onions and shrimps fried till crunchy – dipped in spiced apple cider vinegar
Filipino beef stew with red/ green bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots, green peas and olives.
It is a Philippine rice steamed cake. Puto Puti (white rice cakes) is the most common. Ube flavor and pandan are also available.
Kutsinta is one of the tradional Filipino rice cakes but usually in an orange shade because of the annatto powder and uses lye water as an ingredient. It is served with fresh grated coconut on top.
Favorite snack or can be serve as an appetizer (empanaditas). It is a half moon shaped pastry filled with beef, chicken of cheese. It is available in beef, chicken and goat cheese and roasted red peppers. There is also a vegetarian option available.
This month’s challenge is really a challenge. I would normally whipped up something in a heartbeat and I’m all good. But this month is different. It is very CHALLENGING- that’s why they call it a challenge! Also, this month is a double challenge – the August and September challenges have been combined so really you [...]
Crispy pork rinds – a traditional Filipino snack and a favorite “pulutan” (food or snack when drinking beer or any liquor. It comes with a special sauce made from spiced vinegar.
This post is long overdue but never had a chance to finish it. July and August has been extremely busy and I am so blessed that I had the opportunity to a be part of the major events and festivals in Toronto. We had the Pinoy Fiesta in MTCC, Caribbean Carnival (Caribana), Waterfront Night Market [...]
This is another version of saving and preserving tomatoes. Dried tomatoes are really good addition to sandwiches, pasta and to a lot of dishes. This recipe is from Mario Batali’s “Molto Italiano” cookbook and I just loved it!!! Oven-Dried Tomatoes Ingredients4 lbs ripe Plum Tomatoes3 tbsps Kosher Salt3 tbsps SugarCooking DirectionsPreheat oven to 150F. Slice [...]
It is the time of the year where pickling, canning and brining is a must for me. Why I say it’s a must because after I learned how to make my own tomato sauce, I just don’t want to use any canned tomatoes at all. It tastes so much better without any preservatives and you [...]
Crispy Shrimps dipped in beer batter, rolled into coconut before frying and dipped in sweet chili sauce.
Delicious cake layered with a creamy custard filling, topped with fruit cocktail in a gelatin glazed. Also available is Choco-Crema de Berries
There are “crazy” stereotypes of being a Filipino. Having a fair-skinned complexion (puti, mestiza…) is considered BEAUTIFUL no matter what… as long as you are “maputi” (fair-skinned) period. Growing up, all my cousins and even my sister has a lighter skin tone than me and I have always been the “baluga” (dark skinned) in the [...]
“Oh my goodness!!!” …. that was the first thought that came to my mind when I woke up this morning with a sense of panic! Tomorrow is the last day of June and I don’t have an entry for this month’s challenge. And the worst part of it is, I’m co-hosting this with Adora… oh [...]
It has been forever since I posted something in my blog and just insanely crazy busy still. I can’t really wait till things get back to normal. Normal means at least all my clothes are out of the suitcases and boxes… well at least just a couple more weeks. Well having said that, busy or [...]
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