Salmon Spaghetti with Basil and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Salmon Spaghetti with Basil and Sun-dried Tomatoes

I love salmon, unfortunately we don’t get wild Alaskan salmon here but I’m happy to find it in a can. I prefer using it than fresh ones when adding to pasta dishes because it is very convenient and makes cooking easier and quick. Pasta dishes like this is what I make when I don’t feel […]

Crispy Pork Belly Roast

Crispy Pork Belly Roast

This is one of the reasons why I will not become vegetarian. That’s why I love  lechon, lechon kawali and bagnet. This crispy roasted pork belly is essentially the same but easier to make. No deep frying involve- I don’t like deep-frying not because of any health reasons, in fact, I love deep-fried food but […]

Vanilla and Chocolate Marble Cake with Walnuts

Vanilla and Chocolate Marble Cake with Walnuts

My husband and I took a nap late in the afternoon and woke up at half past nine at night,  I was so disoriented and I realized in horror that I overslept and haven’t fed my kids their dinner!! I hurriedly made something for them to eat and sent them to bed feeling guilty as […]

Poqui-Poqui (Sauteed grilled eggplant with eggs)

Poqui-Poqui (Sauteed grilled eggplant with eggs)

My husband came home one day and told me he had eaten a dish with a naughty-sounding name -Poqui-poqui (which sounds like the intimate part of a woman in Tagalog),  and that he’s gonna bring us to that restaurant so we could try it too as well as the other delicious food  there. As it […]

Two-ingredient chocolate Cake

Two-ingredient chocolate Cake

It’s just a few more days before Valentine’s Day..and if you are thinking of making something special for your amore, may I suggest you try this incredibly simple and yet spectacularly delicious chocolate cake.  You only need two ingredients…TWO!! What could be easier than that (okay, please don’t say buying from a bakeshop is; you […]

Herbed Focaccia

Herbed Focaccia

This Italian flat-bread is like pizza crust, only it’s thicker and doesn’t have much topping. It’s good for sandwiches or as a side to pasta dishes or stews. You can add in lots of herbs, just like the recipe below and even add some more like sun dried tomatoes, caramelized onions…even anchovies,ham, lots of cheese. […]

Bacon basil and chili pepper Pasta

Bacon basil and chili pepper Pasta

This is actually a variation from my favorite pasta aglio e olio- which my family thinks is kind of bland. Well, I told them, especially to the husband and the little one that – it’s because aglio e olio is the equivalent of garlic rice, it means, we pair this with meat or chicken or […]

Sinigang na Ulo ng Salmon sa Miso ( Salmon Head in Miso Tamarind Broth)

Sinigang na Ulo ng Salmon sa Miso ( Salmon Head in Miso Tamarind Broth)

This is perfect to have for lunch or dinner on cold days.  The tamarind-miso broth is very comforting and hits the spot everytime. I don’t really like cooking fish in tamarind broth or even shrimp, because I can’t make them taste as good and satisfying as my favorite pork sinigang or even beef sinigang, I feel […]

Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I love anything chocolate, and chocolate chip chunk cookies…I absolutely love ’em. I just hate that I can’t stop eating  once I start-they are so addictive!! The trick I learned is to bake a small batch- for us, that’s about a dozen, three cookies for each of us; so when it’s gone..it’s gone!! Ha! If […]

Kimchi Rice

Kimchi Rice

Kimchi is a Korean side dish which is a fermented vegetable, commonly napa cabbage. It’s seasoned with lots of spices and aged to let the flavors marry really well for a delicious hot and spicy compliment to grilled or fried meat dishes.  I wish I could say that I enjoy eating kimchi by itself like […]