Lechon Paksiw

Lechon Paksiw

Paksiw is a dish cooked in vinegar and Lechon is a whole pig slow-roasted (with frequent basting) in a bamboo skewer over charcoal for several hours – the result is  succulent, tender meat and crispy skin–really mouthwatering-delicious! Oh my, I’m drooling!! 😛 Lechon is a staple on special occasions and during Holiday season; this dish, […]

Meatballs Sandwich

Like most sandwiches, this is a cinch to prepare if you already have the following: hoagie or sub rolls, marinara sauce and meatballs, all home made in advance or store-bought, but.. It’s just as easy if you do it all from scratch in less than an hour (except for the bread, just buy good quality […]

Beef Sinigang ( Beef in Tamarind Broth)

Beef Sinigang ( Beef in Tamarind Broth)

Sinigang is tamarind base soup; Pork, shrimp, fish and beef can be use to make this soup. I like pork sinigang the best, and I am so very proud to say even before I hardly knew how to cook that I can make a really good sinigang but it didn’t come from me, my sisters […]

Sukiyaki (すき焼き)

Sukiyaki (すき焼き)

I know Sukiyaki,  the song- a beautiful, sentimental song translated from a popular Japanese song but I had no idea what a sukiyaki dish was, I did have a vague childhood recollection of it as sauteed meat and veggies but I can’t quite remember the taste.  I recently had sukiyaki from a Japanese resto and […]

Pulled Pork (Slow-Cooked)

This is the recipe that I always use for making pulled pork, it’s hassle-free, I just put everything in the crockpot and it takes care of itself, which means free or extra time for me to do other things ü.  Set your alarm if your slow-cooker doesn’t have a timer (like mine’s) so you won’t […]

Beef Salpicao (Salpicado)

Beef Salpicao (Salpicado)

Beef Salpicao is a Filipino dish of Spanish or Portuguese influence.  It’s  beef tenderloin cut into small pieces or strips and marinated in olive oil and sauteed with garlic..lots of garlic!  Really simple and easy and so quick to cook  just allot some time for marinating. I like to serve this with our favorite side, […]

Pork Milanese (Italian Breaded Pork)

Another breaded pork recipe, this time it’s Italian..Ole!! 😀 It’s basically the same with the tonkatsu and schnitzel (German breaded pork ), the addition of oregano and nutmeg makes it Italian (I guess..)   A squeeze of lemon is just what it needs but you can serve it with any sauce/gravy that you like by […]

Tonkatsu (Japanese Breaded Pork)

Tonkatsu (Japanese Breaded Pork)

Make it fun. It doesn’t have to be complicated. It will be what it will be – I’m loving this quote that I picked up from Gwyneth Patrow’s cook book.   It’s exactly how I feel about cooking, I just could not articulate it…it applies to my life as well. 🙂 Here’s an easy and […]

Swedish Meatballs with Yogurt-Cheese Sauce

What I love about this dish is that you can make the meatballs in bulk and store them in the freezer and just take out some when you need it. The sauce or gravy is super simple and easy to make, no prep needed except for the cheese, but you can just directly grate that […]

Beef Paprikash

I seldom use my really cute (small) slow-cooker and I want to pinch myself ( but I didn’t, cause I love me! ahahaha!) for not taking advantage of this wonderful kitchen appliance. I’m so used to doing slow-cooking over the stove top (I just usually set the fire to the lowest setting and leave it for […]

Beef and Chinese Broccoli Stir Fry Noodles

On Chinese New Year I made some dishes that are said to bring prosperity, happiness, good health or generally good karma for the year of the rabbit. I’m not Chinese and don’t normally celebrate Lunar New Year but this year, I kind of did..I prepared our house for good luck by making sure it’s very […]

Sisig for KCC (February Theme: Aphrodisiac)

Sisig for KCC (February Theme: Aphrodisiac)

The February theme for KCC is aphrodisiac, very appropriate for this month of love ;). Food that are considered aphrodisiacs are either visually stimulating or contains nutrients that gives you stamina or so they say. Some foods that are known as aphrodisiacs are oysters, banana, strawberries, chocolates and chillies to name a few.. Whether aphrodisiacs […]