Yakiniku Don Lunch Bowl

From Yummy magazine, Yakiniku Don is protein, veggies and carbs in one bowl. Yakinuku Don is usually cooked with beef sirloin or tenderloin, sliced thinly, but you can also use chicken fillets or pork tenderloin to make this dish.  According to the recipe, the longer the meat is marinated, the better so that the flavors of the marinade will be […]

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Monterey Meatshop Ultimate Tender Chops

This is a Monterey Meatshop Philiipines recipe which I saw in Food magazine.  Unlike the grilled pork chops I have cooked before, this is tender and quite flavorful. Be sure to marinate it overnight or even longer so that the flavors of the marinade will be absorbed by the chops. Serve this with homemade atchara, recipe can be found in […]

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Chicken Noodle Soup (Chicken Mami)

My mom used to cook Chicken Noodle Soup or Chicken Mami for us when we were kids.  We enjoyed this back then especially when there is tokwa’t baboy (fried tofu and boiled pig’s ear dipped in seasoned vinegar) to go with it. My kids must have gotten my fondness for noodles so I try to prepare this for them whenever […]

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Enjoying Soft Tacos

We decided to have soft tacos for lunch in the office. Instead of ordering them, we decided to buy the ingredients the day before and make the tacos ourselves.  It was a fun experience having to prepare  lunch with my officemates.  I cooked the ground meat at home  using a taco seasoning, while the veggies were prepared in the office. […]

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More Nutritious Chicken Tinola

Chicken Tinola or Tinolang manok is another comfort food of mine which I enjoy so much especially on a rainy day.  Chicken Tinola,  is a soup-based entree, flavored with ginger and onion with chicken, green papaya or chayote and chili pepper leaves. When eaten with rice , Tinola is considered a  complete meal since it has soup, meat and veggies […]

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Dynamites (Dynamite with Pork Giniling)

Tasted these bombers when our doctor friend brought some in a get together in Tagaytay. Dynamites are so aptly called because it is shaped like dynamites and the hot flavor of the green finger chilis will explode in your mouth. Dynamite is made of finger chilis with ground pork and cheese wrapped in spring roll (lumpia) wrapper and then fried. […]

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Have Leftover Bread? Make Bread Pudding

My mom used to make bread pudding whenever there were leftover breads. My mom’s version is okay, but I guess my version is better (sorry mom)  🙂  Actually, I saw this recipe from the Food cookbook, but had to change some measurements according to my taste. This bread pudding has a soft, flan-like texture and the cinnamon flavor goes well […]

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Healthy Snacks (Camote and Taro)

Nutritionists would tell you to nibble on rootcrops like taro or gabi and camote or sweet potato, instead of junk foods for snacks. Buy rootcrops like taro or sweet potatoes (gabi and kamote or camote in Filipino), wash and peel them, put in the steamer and let it cook until fork tender. Slice the cooked crops while hot and put […]

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Boodle Fight on a Rainy Day

When it rains, it means one thing for me…. time to cook a meal that will lighten up one’s mood despite the gloomy weather.  Rainy day at home increases one’s appetite and crave for comfort foods.  This time I decided to prepare a lunch feast for the family, steamed crablets (or talangka) to be served with spicy vinegar as dipping […]

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Easy on the Budget Burger Steak

Burger steak or salisbury steak is so easy to prepare and cook. Since this is basically burger with gravy, kids will definitely love this.  The ingredients for this recipe are usually found in your pantry. All you need is  a few simple ingredients to make this tasty dish.  Burger steak is usually made using beef sirloin, but since beef costs […]

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