Black Rice Pilaf

Black Rice or Forbidden rice is very high in fiber and nutrients, it has a nutty taste that I like but it’s not something that I could eat everyday, it took me a while to get used to the texture, because unlike regular (white) rice, black (the same is true for brown rice) rice are […]

Pretty Flower Cupcakes

These cupcakes have gotten raves from everyone who have tasted it. They’re not just pretty but very yummy too. I have several vanilla cupcake recipes that I use before but I decided to stick to this one because it’s easier and gives me consistent result everytime. It can take on different flavors too, just substitute […]

Chocolate Marble Pound Cake

Chocolate marble cake is one of  my  favorite treats when I was a child , it’s also my birthday cake of choice up until the bakeshop (Goldilocks) we used to buy it from stopped making it.  Ever since I learned how to bake, I wanted to make this.  The recipe I used is from Ultimate Cakes by Barbara Maher; I didn’t used the  glaze recipe for it, […]

Kulinarya Cooking Club: Polvoron

This month’s Kulinarya  Cooking Club theme is polvoron, a part of  every Filipino’s childhood; even those who grew up abroad know polvoron.   Once you take a bite of this, you’ll find it hard to stop..I sometimes find myself mindlessly opening wrapper after wrappers of these sweet and addictive powdery  treats.   I also remember choking on this as my siblings and I used to […]

Coconut Thumbprint Cookies with Kaya

I tweaked these cookies from my favorite thumbprint cookie recipe. The idea came to me when I did the macarons for the Daring Baker’s challenge, I have lots of leftover kaya, I used it as centers/filling for these cookies. These are really good cookies, one of my tweaks that I’m really proud of, I also […]

Black Chicken Soup

This recipe is from a classmate in college, Cristina Kho, she posts photos of delicious food she cooks for her family in FB. I  was intrigued by this dish, it was the first time I actually heard of it and I was curious to find out what it taste like so I asked her if […]

Banana Cake with Dulce de Leche Topping

This is an easy cake that you can whip up quickly…and if you happen to have a can of dulce de leche in stock that makes it  even more easier.  That’s what I did, I skipped the caramel making and just opened a can of  home-made dulce de leche.    It’s very easy to make dulce de leche […]

Kulinarya: Empanada ( with Cheesy Tuna Filling)

How time flies..it feels like I just posted the leche flan for Kulinarya for February and now March’s almost over which means another delicious Filipino food in spotlight.  This month’s theme is empanada.. I have never made empanada ever and did noteven attempted it for some reasons: first, it’s easier to buy it from a bakeshop whenever […]

Pasta with Mushroom and Tomato Confit

I love tomatoes. I like them on salad, as a base for pasta sauce and for sauteeing meat and veggies. Tomatoes are abundant in the market again, so I thought of making tomato confit. Confit is a process of preserving food by slowly cooking it in fats. Duck or goose are commonly used in making […]

Banana Coconut Black & White Choco Chips Muffins

Muffins are always a hit with my family…warm, fresh from the oven muffins. It’s one of my favorite thing to bake because it’s quick and easy to make (I hope you don’t get tired of hearing that from me). I have some bananas that are past their ripeness which is the best for baking (I […]

Casserecce with Silken Tofu Alfredo Sauce

For quite some time now, I’ve been experimenting on making a healthier pasta sauce for my family, I am trying to considerably lessen our intake of high cholesterol, high fat products such as dairy. I’ve been unsuccessful with my yogurt sauce experiments and my family cannot take anymore, I just told them, at least it’s healthy, they were kind enough to […]

Okra and Chicken Spaghetti

Happy 2010 everyone! How time flies. My daughter is back to school and that officially makes the Holidays over for me.. I still feel a little lazy though, that’s the side effect of  Holidays to me and too much baking, I was baking like crazy in December  and it zapped all my energy.  For my first […]