• Sunday , 22 October 2017

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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Sweet Rice Dumplings

Sweet Rice Dumplings

I am craving! Sweet Rice Dumplings… they’re called “Palitaw” (Pah-lee-tao) in my country.  The word “Litaw” (Lee-tao) means to float because literally, the sweet rice dumplings are done cooking when they float in boiling water. These little goodies are then rolled ...

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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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