• Wednesday , 10 April 2019
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Smooth and Creamy Leche Flan

Smooth and Creamy Leche Flan

This smooth and creamy Leche Flan is easy to make.  The fussy part about the recipe is the caramelized sugar that gives the flan it’s attractive glassy caramel surface.    First, let’s talk sugar.  Be careful when making caramel.  Sugar ...

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Easy Ube Cake -Purple Yam Cake

Easy Ube Cake -Purple Yam Cake

Important Note: The recipe below is ONLY for the cake. You can pick whatever frosting you’d like as long as it is light and mildly sweet to avoid overpowering the flavor of the cake. This Easy Ube Cake Recipe is for ...

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Kumquat Marmalade Pie

Kumquat Marmalade Pie

This Kumquat Marmalade Pie recipe makes use of homemade Marmalade as seen here. There was a mix of mix of excitement and curiosity upon receiving a box of Kumquats from my Aunt in California. It was exciting to have orangey pieces ...

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Kumquat Marmalade with Anise Liqueur

Kumquat Marmalade with Anise Liqueur

The Spiritual Teachings of Kumquat Marmalade: One: Cutting the tiny fruit teaches patience and focus, if the kumquat sphere slips, you cut your hand. Two: Eating the fruit teaches us to take in life’s bittersweet rind followed by it’s pulp’s punch-in-your face ...

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Ginataang Bilo bilo – Coconut Milk Dessert

Ginataang Bilo bilo – Coconut Milk Dessert

First a shout out to an IG friend @3poodlefarm! I’ve been enjoying her posts on Instagram about her three poodles and fostering from @saveanimalshelter.  Our nostalgia and chats about Filipino fruits and desserts led me to feature Ginataang Bilo-bilo. What ...

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Cheese Tea Recipe – food trend experiment

Cheese Tea Recipe – food trend experiment

Current Food Trend:  A beverage that’s popular in tea/coffee shops in Asia. It’s a tea drink topped with a mild cheese flavored whipped topping. Think cheese cake. Most people might agree that the phrase “Cheese Tea” is the most unappealing ...

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Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry – easy recipe

Broccoli Tofu Stir Fry – easy recipe

Vegetarian food became the hype during my college years.  There was a push for “healthier” non-meat items mainly from tofu/bean curd products shaped to resemble meat.  I didn’t mind eating vegetarian products since I find the distinct taste of soy ...

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Trading Wheelchairs for Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Trading Wheelchairs for Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Deciding to pursue a life in the kitchen instead of promoting myself in healthcare was not easy.  As an Occupational Therapist with a good job and paycheck, I should be settled and satisfied. But I’m not.  For years, I’ve had ...

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Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe

Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe

Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe (Ah-doe-boh)  is an ulam (“ooh-lum”) or home cooked entrée found in every Filipino Kitchen.  Since the country consists of multiple regions of islands,  Adobo appears to also have numerous varieties depending on which region it is ...

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Filipino Style Pork and Linguica White Bean Soup

Filipino Style Pork and Linguica White Bean Soup

Note: The other name for Filipino Style White Bean Soup is “Habichuelas” (Ha-bee-choo-welas). The original recipe for Habichuelas calls for Chorizo de Bilbao, a spanish style sausage that’s commonly found in the Philippines. Other alternatives easily found in US grocery stores include ham, ...

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