• Tuesday , 22 August 2017

Chocolate Teff Porridge

Chocolate Teff Porridge

Now, I present to you, TeffChorado.  A Chocolate Teff Porridge made with traditional Filipino ingredients used in Champorado or Chocolate Rice Pudding, using Teff grains instead of glutinous or sticky rice. It is oh so good any which way you ...

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Wanderlust Calling

Wanderlust Calling

The older I get, the more I feel the urgency to see more and do more. I have a wandering heart, often restless and dreaming about great travels to other countries. Not for a week or a packaged tour but ...

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Lemons…

Lemons…

High school reunion!!! Everyone loves it, right?  Not really. The movies about mean girls and school clique hierarchy might be exaggerated but it does exist. I should know, I was at the bottom rung of the ladder for many years in ...

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Star Apple Tart

Star Apple Tart

Carambola! The word sounds more like a call for people to party! The Carambola/Star Apple’s cross section is shaped like a star which makes this a fun fruit to use during the holiday season. It’s a fruit common in the ...

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Mashed Potato Pancakes

Mashed Potato Pancakes

Weekend brunch and  leftovers. What’s not to love about days when life slows down a few hours a week to cook, create, and sit down to a hearty meal? And what’s not to love about Potato Pancakes with Feta and ...

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History of Kare Kare

History of Kare Kare

Kare Kare is a Filipino favorite served mostly during festivities. It’s history is vague with several sources suggesting that Kare Kare might have originated from Pampanga, or might have been a regal dish of the Moro elite before Spanish arrival, and it ...

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Kare Kare

Kare Kare

    Kare Kare with Shrimp Paste dipping sauce Stir-Fried Vegetables and Steamed Rice Yum. I couldn’t wait to make this dish for the first time.  I decided to cook Kare Kare from as close to the slow, but traditional, ...

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Pork Tamarind Soup

Pork Tamarind Soup

So on my first attempt to cook Sinigang/Tamarind Soup, I was clueless.  I threw all the ingredients in a pot, simmered the soup until the meat was tender and voila! I’m the best cook ever!  Right. Little did I know ...

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Milkfish Ceviche

Milkfish Ceviche

Disclaimer: Consuming raw seafood may increase your risk of food borne illness. Eat raw seafood at your own risk. “Ceviche” is a Latin American word for raw fish cured in lemon or lime.  The recipe is very similar to what we would ...

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Stir-Fried Kabocha Squash and String Beans

Stir-Fried Kabocha Squash and String Beans

I can’t specify which region in the Philippines Kabocha Squash and String Beans originated from but it is a common home cooked Filipino dish, served with a side of rice, and fried fish or meat. It is one of my ...

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