Monday, August 10, 2020

SPICY RECIPES

Pork Sarciado (Pork and Tomato Stew)

The key to making this dish is to use fresh tomatoes and slow-cook it until the meat becomes tender, doing so releases the natural...

Chinese Steamed Fish Fillet with Crunchy Fried Garlic and Chili Flakes

I remember watching an episode of a show hosted by Rachel Ray (before she became really famous where she goes into a celebrity home...

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Stews like this chicken and sausage gumbo, are easy and delicious. The longer you give it time to cook on low heat,  the more...

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...

Meatball Soup

I was supposed to do siomai (steamed dumplings) but I ran out of wonton wrappers, I only have half a pack and wasted most...

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...

JAPANESE CUISINES

Mochi Bites (Japanese Sweet Rice Cake)

My kids love this very simple Japanese sweet treat; they can't get enough of it. Mochi is glutinous rice cake, it's very simple and very light especially if...

COCONUT BASED RECIPES

Grilled Chicken Thigh Fillet with Green Curry Sauce

This is a combination of my two favorites--grilled chicken and coconut curry sauce. I came up with this dish after coming home hungry for...

FILIPINO CUISINES

Chicken in Mushroom Sauce

Chicken+ Cream of Mushroom Soup + Shiitake mushroom equals one fantastic dinner!  It's not a quick dinner recipe but it so super-easy! This is...

APPETIZERS

Cacio e Pepe

This is a very simple pasta dish, similar to aglio e olio and truffle oil pasta. I like to make this on days when...

Egg Salad

This is my version of the classic egg salad. I find it strange that I like egg salad because I don't like mayonnaise. I...

Green Fries (Green Bean Side Dish)

This is one of our favorite side dishes,  one that I like to make more often than the others because the kids love it....

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...

Creamy Coconut Mushroom Soup (Keto-Friendly)

Enjoy this creamy soup as is (perfect for those on Keto Diet) or with crusty bread for a healthy light meal but I like...

Pork and Shrimp Siomai

It's been more than a couple of months of community quarantine and we are missing siomai, so we made it at home....

ITALIAN CUISINES

Easy Sole Meuniere with Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

I learned a new french word today: Meunière. It means (in the manner of the miller's wife) dredged in flour before pan-frying...

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...

Giada’s Pasta Primavera

This is another favorite pasta primavera recipe of mine; it's from  Giada de Laurentiis. This the most simple pasta primavera recipe I've come across with.    What could...

PORK RECIPES

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...

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CHINESE CUISINES

Hainanese Chicken Rice

This rice and chicken dish is very savory. It is similar to boiled chicken, well, it is actually boiled chicken but with accompanying rice...

Taho (Silken Tofu with caramel syrup and tapioca Balls)

I love taho since I was a kid; I love watching the taho vendor precisely scoop silky bean curd into plastic transparent cups (he...

Pancit Bihon

When  I was young, elders say that eating pancit will give us long life and one should not cut the noodles  when cooking it especially for...

Quick & Easy Beef Saute with Carrots and Potatoes

Beef always intimidates me. I've never tried cooking with it beyond grilling burger patties and using ground beef for meat sauce. I have this...

Rhum Chicken (Kai Zhao)

I love easy recipes, whenever I see one, I save it and try it as soon as I possibly can and if it's really...

Chinese-Style Spareribs

I found this recipe from my old Turbo Broiler's instruction manual and cookbook. I didn't know that I still have this and was surprised...

KOREAN CUISINES

Japchae (Korean Stir-Fry Noodles)

This is my version of Korean stir-fry noodles, Japchae.  It's one of those one-dish meals that I often make-- it's cooked quickly in one...

Kimchi Rice

Kimchi is a Korean side dish which is a fermented vegetable, commonly napa cabbage. It's seasoned with lots of spices and aged to let...

Saengseon Jeon (Korean Pan Fried Fish Fillet)

I've always wanted to try Korean cuisine, I like spicy foods and Koreans are known for it. I have a favorite spicy chicken recipe,...

DESSERTS

Red Mung Bean Brownies

I had this recipe for a long time, I've been meaning to make it since I first saw it from Heidi Swanson's blog  almost a year...

Pecan Pie

This is a repost of this pecan pie recipe that I made years ago. I lessened the sugar and added more photos....

Oatmeal Craisins Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is close to my heart as it's the very first oatmeal cookie recipe that I've tried. I under-baked it the first time...

Pan de Sal (Salted Breakfast Buns)

Crusty on the outside, soft on the inside that's how I remember the pandesal from my childhood. It's what we usually have when my...

Spanish Bread

This delicious soft bread roll with buttery crumb filling inside is one of my favorite buys from our neighborhood bakery when I was little....

Coffee Cake with Coffee Coconut and Chocolate Streusel

I got this recipe from Maxwell House Coffee cookbook. The original recipe has cereal instead of coconut and doesn't have chocolate, it does have...

Yeasted Sourdough Pizza Crust

A bit of instant yeast makes this sourdough pizza crust quicker and easier to make. Fermentation and proving time is cut short...

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

If you want this delicious cheesecake with burnt top but not too much of it, this recipe is right for you. ...

Chicken in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Pan-fried chicken with crispy skin in a tangy and creamy yogurt mushroom sauce. I don't think I'll get tired of eating this....

Strawberry Pavlova

Adapted from Nigella Lawson's Rose and Pepper Pavlova recipe. I like how this turned out, it so simple and yet it looks...

Mozzarella Sticks

You can make a batch of these and store in the freezer. Serve it your favorite marinara sauce for a delicious...

Cinnamon Rolls (Sweet Potato Bread Dough)

The sweet potato bread dough makes really good cinnamon rolls. See how the dough is made here You can choose to make 8 big cinnamon rolls...

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Basil Pesto

Imagine gooey melted cheese oozing from in between the toasted buttered bread slices  Ooohh. Now, insert pesto...oh yeah! I love my simple grilled cheese...

Mango Cotton Cheesecake

Fluffy Japanese style cheesecake infused with mango. It's gluten-free, not too sweet and only has few ingredients. It's based on souffle or Japanese cheese...

Baked Mac Pesto

Because green is in!  Pesto adds not only color to this classic dish but a lot of nutrition too.  You may use store-bought pesto...

Dynamite (Cheese-Stuffed Green Chili Rolls)

You’ll love this fiery appetizer. The heat from the green chilies balanced by the creamy goodness of melted cheese inside is sure to get...

SPANISH CUISINES

The key to making this dish is to use fresh tomatoes and slow-cook it until the meat becomes tender, doing so releases the natural...

GRILLED CUISINES

Green Chili and Grilled Chicken Enchiladas

I 'm so glad I did this month's Daring Cooks' challenge; it was very, very good- hot and spicy delicious to the max! 😉  Our...

Barbecue

Kulinarya Cooking Club's theme for the month of June is: BBQ! Who doesn't love barbecue?  There are so many kinds of barbecue but for...

Grilled Pesto-Stuffed Portobello Mushroom

Once in awhile I like to serve my family something different from our usual rice and meat dishes to keep meal time exciting. Okay,...

Chicken Pandan

I've finally tried making chicken pandan (chicken tenders wrapped in pandan leaves and fried), I did it yesterday. I searched for a recipe online...

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

One of my favorite meat is pork tenderloin. I like this particular cut because it is tender and lean, tasty and most of all,...

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Basil Pesto

Imagine gooey melted cheese oozing from in between the toasted buttered bread slices  Ooohh. Now, insert pesto...oh yeah! I love my simple grilled cheese...

FISH RECIPES

Pan-seared Salmon

This has become one of my favorite dishes to cook regularly.  It's super simple yet really delicious and..easy to make! Everyone in the family...

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...

Fish Fillet with Mandarin Orange Sauce

Fish fillet with mandarin orange Sauce is a kind of a signature dish of my sister-in-law; she's known for it amongst her friends and...

Fish Fillet Oreganata

My family is not a big fan of fish, if we do have fish it's most likely pan fried with lots of sauce or...

EGG RECIPES

Egg Pie

I hate to be a bore but I have to say (because it's true), this delicious pie is one of my top favorite childhood...

Macaroni Soup (Sopas)

Macaroni soup or simply sopas as we call it is perfect for cold rainy days like we had  this weekend.  My kids love this...

Shakshuka (Eggs Poached in Spicy Tomato Stew)

I first heard of and saw this dish from a food and travel show, Market Values hosted by Ishai Golan -love the part where...

Two-Egg Chiffon Layer Cake

Having a cake sitting on a counter or table seem so special, it's easy just to buy cake from a bakeshop but if you...

BEEF RECIPES

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...

Baked Ziti with Bechamel and Bolognese Sauce

I love baked ziti, that's why it's one of my favorite pasta dish to make; I have tried different recipes, all of them great...

Beef Stew Curry

I love coconut milk and whenever I see a recipe with coconut milk in it, I definitely give it a try. This one is...

Korean Beef BBQ (Bulgogi)

This is the first time I have cooked and actually tasted a bulgogi. Bulgogi, I learned after a quick google-ing is a grilled marinated...

LATEST RECIPES

Pecan Pie

This is a repost of this pecan pie recipe that I made years ago. I lessened the sugar and added more photos....

Spicy Shrimp Pomodoro

This dish is absolutely delicious. It only has three main ingredients. Pomodoro sauce, pork broth and shrimp (fresh or frozen)!

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

Warm, fresh cookies out of the oven are always a treat. One can never go wrong with cookies.

Yeasted Sourdough Pizza Crust

A bit of instant yeast makes this sourdough pizza crust quicker and easier to make. Fermentation and proving time is cut short...

Chocolate Soufflé

This classic French dessert is like a cousin of chocolate lava cake. They have basically the...

Gyoza

Gyoza or Japanese pot stickers are pan-fried dumplings typically filled with ground pork and shredded cabbage. It is...

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

If you want this delicious cheesecake with burnt top but not too much of it, this recipe is right for you. ...

Rustic Sourdough Bread Boule

After conquering the challenge of making wild yeast come to life, the next step naturally is to bake with it.

Sourdough Starter (Wild Yeast)

It's very simple. It's just flour and water plus time. Why do I want to make sourdough starter?...

Chicken in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Pan-fried chicken with crispy skin in a tangy and creamy yogurt mushroom sauce. I don't think I'll get tired of eating this....

Strawberry Pavlova

Adapted from Nigella Lawson's Rose and Pepper Pavlova recipe. I like how this turned out, it so simple and yet it looks...

Tomato Confit

I love tomatoes. I like them on salad, as a base for pasta sauce and for sauteeing meat and veggies. Tomatoes are...

MOST POPULAR RECIPES

Mojo Potatoes

I love mojo potatoes from Shakey's and this is my homemade version of it.  It's not an exact recipe, add more or less of...

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...

Simple Steamed Bread Pudding

This bread pudding is not the kind that you serve with sauce or eat with a dessert spoon or fork;  it's the kind that...

♥ Tiramisu!♥

I remember an episode of Friends when Joey invited his friends over to his family's house for dinner and Tiramisu was served for dessert;...

Fish Fillet with Tausi (Fermented Black Beans)

I used to hate this dish when I was young, I didn't like the taste of fermented black beans and the milk fish has...

Kare-Kare (Pork)

I'm so happy, I can make kare-kare now! Yay! 🙂 Kare-kare is an ox tail stew with peanut butter to add richness and flavor...

Spicy Chicken Adobo

My little boy calls this KFC Adobo because it's made with chicken, to him, chicken=KFC and he likes `dobo, that's how he calls adobo....

Sapin-Sapin (Layered Sticky Rice Cake)

Sapin-Sapin is a Filipino multi-colored (and flavored) layered sticky rice cake. It's traditionally made of galapong (sticky rice dough) mixed with coconut milk and...

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...

Creamy Mushroom & Truffle Oil Spaghetti

Cream and oil-based pasta dishes are currently my favorite. I still like tomato-based pasta but it's taking a backseat for now. I just love that ...

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