• Sunday , 28 August 2016

Easy 3 Ingredient Eggplant Omelette Recipe

Easy 3 Ingredient Eggplant Omelette Recipe

During my recent trip to the Philippines, I asked Miss Em, mom’s helper,  to show me how to cook Eggplant Omelette.  It’s an easy  recipe using just 3 main ingredients:  Eggplants, Eggs, and Salt.  I used to dislike eating Eggplant ...

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While Travelling, Eat Your Vegetables

While Travelling, Eat Your Vegetables

Guest post time! Since I’m currently traveling, it’s been difficult to have access to a kitchen and cook recipes to feature here in Amusing Maria.  This guest post is written by Andrew Goethals, a fantasy genre novelist.  Here are his thoughts ...

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Apple Jicama Salad

Apple Jicama Salad

Jicama or “Singkamas” is similar to a turnip in shape and texture but has a mild, sweet taste.  In the Philippines, Jicamas are usually a summer treat.  Juicy and crunchy, this tuberous root is eaten on it’s own or dipped ...

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TIMPLA – A Fresh Take on Filipino Cuisine

TIMPLA – A Fresh Take on Filipino Cuisine

A search for Filipino pop up restaurants in my area led me to Timpla’s website.  The home page is a black and white  picture  of a smiling boy standing by a long dining table. The way the dinnerware is set ...

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Cinco de Mayo Tacos

Cinco de Mayo Tacos

We recently ate at a Mexican restaurant in our neighborhood, their fish tacos so good and so simple that it was definitely worth going back to. However, a plate of 3 small fish tacos costs about $12.00! Dining out is ...

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Pickled Cabbage Slaw

Pickled Cabbage Slaw

In my old neighborhood in California, authentic pupuserias can be found on almost every block. My favorite place to go to was a small Salvadorean restaurant of 6 tables with the kitchen off to the side of the room. The ...

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Stuffed Bell Pepper

Stuffed Bell Pepper

Its funny how my mind will focus on an idea even if it’s stupid. The weight loss book I was reading last year mentioned that one can eat whatever one craves when hungry as long as one eats until satisfied (instead of ...

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Roast Chicken with Lemongrass

Roast Chicken with Lemongrass

My memory of eating Chicken Inasal or Grilled Chicken with Lemongrass for the first time was during a visit to Davao City back in 2002. We were a group of hikers out for our “last meal” before an arduous week ...

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Naan Breakfast Pizza

Naan Breakfast Pizza

It’s awesome when everything comes together and just works itself out.  Deep thoughts, yes?  Let’s talk it over with some Naan Breakfast Pizza.  You see, I felt like I scored big time when I found Naan for sale for $1.00 ...

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Baked Salmon with Calamansi Mayonnaise

Baked Salmon with Calamansi Mayonnaise

I was visiting my good friend Christine, who happens to be an amazing baker and cook, and she made a Baked Salmon with Garlic Parsley Mayonnaise for our lunch.  The recipe is surprisingly easy and the result was so good ...

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