Leftovers for Breakfast (Leftover-silog)

I love weekend breakfasts, but I hate cooking on an empty stomach. I like brunches, but I detest getting ready early to meet my friends – you see, my friends very well know that if they want my presence early in the morning I. MUST. BE. BRIBED. WITH. FOOD. A traditional Filipino breakfast is a … Continue reading

Bok Choy Two Ways

Aaahh… bok choy! Whenever I dine out with my friends at any Asian restaurant, there is a prerequisite of ordering vegetables. This is because we believe in ordering “the basic food groups” which means, a chicken dish, a beef dish, a pork dish, a seafood dish and a vegetable dish. I know that’s a lot … Continue reading

Mackerel and Spinach Adobo

Recently, I have made the conscious effort and decision to eat better. This is no small feat, as I barely have time to shop and cook (and blog it here) – and I refuse to eat anything that is labelled low-fat, low-calorie and whatever sugar free substitute is out there in the market. For a … Continue reading

Garlic and Butter Broiled Salmon Heads

Butter and Garlic Salmon Heads Stella Dacuma Schour Cooking with Stellaaaa

As I have mentioned before, I have a penchant for buying whole fish. Since buying a whole salmon is out of the question, I prefer cooking its head. Salmon steaks are expensive, and not as fatty and succulent as the meat from the collar and cheeks. Besides, at $1.99/lb, how can I resist a very … Continue reading

Filipino Fruit Salad

The Philippines is a predominantly Roman Catholic country, so Christmas is the biggest holiday for Filipinos. In anticipation, Filipinos attend nine days of devotional Masses leading up to Christmas Eve, called Simbang Gabi. Filipinos celebrate Christmas Eve with a huge holiday spread, called Noche Buena, which is eaten at midnight(ish) after returning home from the … Continue reading

Five Ingredient Chicken Curry

I had this “brilliant” idea of joining cooking contests for cash because why not? I cook anyway, plus why not hit two birds with one stone? (no pun intended) Here’s my official entry to the second cooking contest I joined: Sadly, this recipe was not chosen. No use over crying spilled coconut milk – but … Continue reading

Stuff In My Kitchen: Hurricane Preparedness

I grew up in Manila where raging tropical thunderstorms are the norm right after the summer months of April and May. Dealing with weather disturbances is part of growing up. This is what I did, and what I will continue to do for the next blizzard, hurricane or scheduled vampire attack. Pro tip# 1 – … Continue reading

Cleaning, Cooking and Eating Head-On Shrimps (Halabos Na Hipon)

Shrimps/Prawns cooked this way is the ultimate rich people food back in the Philippines. The bigger, the better. All I know is that it costs more than beef, chicken, fish and pork. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if house parties are judged by the amount and size of shrimp served at the dinner … Continue reading

Grilled Whole Tilapia – the Filipino Way (and how to clean out fish guts!)

I love fish! I love it more after I moved here in the US because i don’t have it as much as I used to back in the Philippines. The fish I saw in the big grocers are filleted, come in stick form inside boxes (fish sticks) and whatever shape it was that didn’t involve … Continue reading

Turbo Chicken

Ingredients: One Whole Chicken Soy Sauce White Vinegar (don’t use balsamic – you’ll just waste it.) 1 Lemon 3 cloves or more Garlic Tomato Onions* (Red, Yellow or Shallots – Doesn’t matter. Use whatever you have. I prefer shallots out of convenience – I don’t like leftover onions sitting in the fridge.) Special Equipment: Gallon-Size … Continue reading

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