Tilapia Fillet with Ginger Balsamic Glaze

This is one of the easy dishes that I love to make.. it involves pan-frying..my favorite way of cooking fish or anything before I really learned how to cook. 🙂 This particular dish is also inspired by one of my favorite chef, Wolfgang Puck ( I miss his show..he makes me smile/laugh..love his accent). He […]

Blossom (Momoko) Birthday Cake

My daughter asked me to post her birthday cake that I made for her a few months back.    I promised her I would but I keep forgetting about it, when I posted the coconut bread, I saw this picture and then I remembered my promise to her.. This cake was her 10th birthday cake, […]

Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings

I’m back… I haven’t posted anything for almost a week, I had an order for birthday cupcakes and I’m getting ready for the pre-holidays fair/bazaar (coming later this month) that I signed-up for a couple of months back (what was I thinking?..now I’m super-tense and nervous). I’ve been busy baking, testing recipes and eating them […]

Pork Tenderloin with Orange-Chilli Glaze

Did you know that pork tenderloin is as healthy as chicken breast? You do? Well,then good for you, but in case you don’t, read the facts here. Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite cut of meat. It’s perfect for quick and easy meal, it takes almost no time to cook, it’s as versatile as […]

Slow-Cooked Beef

I haven’t met a person who doesn’t like home-cooked delicious dish like this (except for vegans and vegetarians, of course). And the most amazing thing about this is, it’s super easy. No, stirring, no watching for the pot to boil, etc. Once you get it all inside the slow-cooker, you don’t need to worry about […]

Picadillo

Back in college my two sisters and I lived in a boarding house and whoever comes home first will have to cook dinner and that unfortunately for all of us, was most of the time, me. As much as we dreaded my cooking, we didn’t have a choice then, but to eat it. We lived […]

Healthy Baked Rigatoni with Bechamel Sauce

This is my take on Giada’s classic baked rigatoni with bechamel sauce recipe. I added a twist on it to make it more healthy and rich in fiber. We love baked pasta with bechamel sauce, it’s one of our family’s favorite and one that I often made before. I thought of tweaking this old favorite […]

Vegan Mung Beans Soup (Mongo Guisado w/o meat)

I am not vegetarian or a vegan, no one in my family is, we love to eat meat but once in a while I do take a break from meat or at least omit it in vegetable dish like this one. You won’t actually miss the meat here, personally I don’t think it needs it, […]

Pork, Cabbage and Potato Stew

I had this dish for the first time under the shade of an Indian Mango Tree. My family and I went for a visit on my grandma’s house on the farm, and my aunt prepared a simple lunch of fried fish, green mangoes with bagoong and this cabbage and potato stew. It was a hot […]

Tuna Pasta Margherita

This dish is one of my favorite pasta dish to make because it is super easy, quick and really good, perfect for busy days when you barely have time to cook. It’s a spin-off of pizza Margherita, which is so called because of the 3 main and only toppings/ingredients: basil, tomatoes and mozarella which reflects […]

Siomai (Pork Dumplings)

Siomai or dumplings as it’s popularly known are super easy to make, if you are not particular about it’s appearance. You can disguise it with sauce, it taste super-good. You don’t need to wrap it nicely just make sure that you seal it properly. Steam (if you know how; this is a bad idea for […]

Baby Back Ribs

There are a lot of ways you can cook this “baby” (back ribs) and a lot of people have their own special marinade/ sauce but whatever the method: boiled, grilled, broiled, braised, I know one thing for sure that makes it sooo good: long and slow cooking. You have to be patient with this type […]