Sauteed Chayote (Ginisang Sayote)

This is one of those dishes that doesn’t look appetizing but give it a chance, taste it and you will like it. I promise.  It’s one of my favorite meat and veggie dishes. Chayote or Sayote in Filipino (tagalog) is an odd looking vegetable, shape like a distorted pear. My mom taught me how to […]

Sausage and Tomato Pasta

Sausage and Tomato Pasta

Simple. Easy. Delicious.   I like it when I do not have to do a lot in the kitchen to enjoy a delicious and very satisfying meal. This pasta dish fits the bill. One of my favorites. Try it. Happy Cooking! Sausage and Tomato Pasta   Print Ingredients 8 ounces spaghetti 2 tablespons extra virgin olive […]

Baby Back Ribs BBQ

Baby Back Ribs BBQ

This is another family favorite dish that I’m sharing here. This is my preferred way of making BBQ baby back ribs. I  cook this regularly in rotation because I can boil and marinate the ribs ahead of time and just pop it in the oven when it is time for dinner or lunch. Easy.  And […]

Pork Steak

Pork Steak

This is one of my favorite dishes that I often make for my family. Very yummy and not at all hard to make. I like to serve it family style – put all the pan-fried pork steak on a serving platter and drown them with gravy.  Serve with plain or garlic fried rice with veggies. […]

Pork Binagoongan sa Gata (Pork Stew with Shrimp Paste and Coconut Cream)

Pork Binagoongan sa Gata (Pork Stew with Shrimp Paste and Coconut Cream)

This is another version of cooking pork with shrimp paste stew (Binagoongang Baboy). This version has gata (coconut milk or coconut cream) and cooked without pre-boiling the pork first. I like this one better because I love anything cooked with coconut milk. For those who are unfamiliar with this dish (a lot of non-Filipinos are, […]

Chicken in Coconut Milk (Chicken Tinola with Gata)

Chicken in Coconut Milk (Chicken Tinola with Gata)

I’m not sure what’s the name of this dish. So I just gave it a name. 🙂 I bought this unknown dish from one of the stalls in a food fair in a mall.  I haven’t had this dish before but it has gata (coconut milk) and  I can see some of the yummy coconut and […]

Three-Cheese Pasta with Bacon

Three-Cheese Pasta with Bacon

One of my favorite pasta dishes to make. Easy, delicious. Rich in calcium and protein and some fats perfect for growing kids and cheese-loving adults.  My family loves it. I sometimes substitute yogurt in place of cream if I’m feeling extra health-conscious 🙂 This is with bacon, folks..bacon! And lots of cheese..hmmm Why are you […]

Prawn Curry

Prawn Curry

Hello. I missed you my dear blog. I could tell you 13 reasons why I am sooooo slow in posting but that will not help anything. I tried to write it all down here actually, about to share to everyone who will read this about how  difficult it is for me to make an update, […]

Sangria Pork Stew

We received a few bottles of red wine as gifts last Christmas and since I cannot drink anything with alcohol content above 4 % I decided to just use it for cooking- stews and gravies mostly. I’d like to share this super delicious and simple pork stew that I cooked in red wine. This dish was […]

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 […]

Breaded Pork Steak with Red Wine Gravy

This is favorite way of cooking pork steak, I used to like to grill it but coating the steak with seasoned flour and pan-frying it, is so much more delicious for me especially when served with red wine gravy…yum! Some salad greens or sauteed bok choy or cabbage is what I usually serve on the […]

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 […]