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Off the Beaten Path: Where to Eat Tacos in Richmond, VA

Off the Beaten Path: Where to Eat Tacos in Richmond, VA

It’s a known fact that Richmond, VA is one of those small-ish cities that has seen a boom in the food scene in the past years.  I know because I witnessed this  beautiful thing come to life. When I first ...

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Coconut Cream Frosting – The Imperfectly Perfect Frosting

Coconut Cream Frosting – The Imperfectly Perfect Frosting

A quick note on the difference between of icing and frosting before we get started.  In general, icing has a thinner consistency, doesn’t hold its shape, and is used to glaze baked goods. Frosting on the other hand is thicker, ...

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What does Igado have to do with a Ghost Story?

What does Igado have to do with a Ghost Story?

The word Igado reminds me of a ghost named Tia Gado (Aunt Gado) who haunted my family’s live-in nanny.  The bizarre story, relayed by my brother Gino, happened before I was born. It begins when Martha, a nanny who’s worked ...

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Nilagang Baka – Beef Shank Soup with Cabbage and Green Beans

Nilagang Baka – Beef Shank Soup with Cabbage and Green Beans

Nilagang Baka or Bulalo? The two are very similar except for the addition of corn and beef shank for the latter.  The beef is boiled for hours until fork tender and served with the shank jutting out from the bowl. ...

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Low Carb Slow Cooker Meatballs

Low Carb Slow Cooker Meatballs

Say goodbye to sugar-loaded, grape jelly and barbecue sauce meatballs for your party appetizer. Instead, replace your old recipe with this brand spanking new Low Carb Slow Cooker Meatballs.  With only 5 ingredients and packed with flavor, this new recipe ...

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7 Days in Valladolid and Tulum

7 Days in Valladolid and Tulum

Mexico is amazing and has quickly become one of our favorite vacation places.  There’s so much to see in the Yucatan and Quintana Roo that a week was not enough! 7 days in Valladolid and Tulum Day 1 – Ek ...

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Easy Ube Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Icing

Easy Ube Cupcakes with Coconut Cream Icing

UPDATE : The coconut cream icing in this recipe uses Dream Whip.  You might prefer to use this Coconut Cream Frosting instead. Woohoo! It is done! I present to you the easiest – but as close to authentic as you’re gonna ...

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Jogjakarta and Bali in Six Days

Jogjakarta and Bali in Six Days

We started our trip from the Philippines where we were visiting family. Our priority was to see Borubodur and other architectural and cultural sites in Jogjakarta and Bali/Ubud Indonesia. Tips: Set a price before agreeing to a guide or riding ...

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Is Filipino Food Weird?

Is Filipino Food Weird?

Is Filipino Food Weird? Programs like Bizarre Foods or Fear Factor only feature food from the Philippines that are odd to Americans. Foodies who are adventurous appreciate these shows more because they know the dishes or delicacies featured are snippets ...

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Pan de Sal Recipe – a love and hate FIlipino bread story

Pan de Sal Recipe – a love and hate FIlipino bread story

A Filipino table is not complete without a serving of Pan de Sal at least once a day.  The soft bread roll, with a crusty but tender brown shell, is the second food staple to steamed white rice for every ...

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