Tabbouleh »

Tabbouleh

I saw this on Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn, it was my first time to catch the show and it was an instant like for me! I happened to watch an episode with her mom where they made grilled lamb, stuffed artichoke and this salad-tabbouleh.  I’ve seen tabbouleh in some food blogs before but [...]

Simple Fish Gumbo »

Simple Fish Gumbo

Gumbo is a Creole/ Cajun dish of stewed okra often with meat or seafood.  This is a very simple and easy version of that dish.  Cooking gumbo starts with making roux, which is oil and flour cooked into a paste to thicken the stew.  To make stews really delicious, the key is slow and long [...]

Chicken Stew with Okra and Shiitake Mushroom »

Chicken Stew with Okra and Shiitake Mushroom

I love okra and when they’re in season I like to add it to just about any dish that I’m making except desserts of course. Sometimes, I just wash them and steam it on top of rice (after it boils and when there’s no more water) and dip it in soysauce with calamansi as side [...]

Sauteed Grilled Pork with Green Chillies and Tomatoes »

Sauteed Grilled Pork with Green Chillies and Tomatoes

If I have one dish that I can really call my own, it’s this one.   I did not pick it up from any cookbook (I didn’t have before) or from any cooking shows..I just made it up back when it was just still me and my husband.   We used to do a lot of grilling ( mostly pork chops and [...]

Pasta with Mushroom and Tomato Confit »

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 [...]

Pork Chile Verde »

Pork Chile Verde

I bought some tomatillos (green tomatoes) with the thought of making salsa verde with it but then I saw this dish from Cooking Light Magazine (the same one where I found the Kahlua Cookies), which is even better: salsa verde with pork and chillies!Well, it’s actually Tequila Pork Chile (Chili, Chilli?!) Verde; it’s quite simple [...]


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