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

Stuff In My Kitchen: Upcycled Pantry Organizers

We all long for that beautiful and organized kitchen. The stuff that magazine pictures are made of! Sigh. Those beautiful containers add up, I know. I own 2-3 of them and I couldn’t bring myself to buy more than what I have now. Thank god for my husband’s love for chocolate milk. His addiction has … Continue reading

Tomato and Egg Instant Ramen

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The nor’easter Nemo is freezing New York City as I write this. I’ve blogged about my hurricane preparedness and while it may seem like suffering to eat ramen noodles for survival (oh the dramatics!), here’s a recipe for you to enjoy the day when you should be staying indoors and NOT ordering delivery. This dish … Continue reading

Turbo Duck (Crispy Skin Roast Duck in 90mins or less)

Say hello to my 90-minute or less Turbo Oven Roasted Roast Duck! This easy to prepare feast of a bird was our 2012 Christmas Eve Dinner. I can’t say it was inspired by anything except that I bought two separate things on a whim: a can of La Chinata Smoked Paprika Powder, and a headless … 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

Lemon Grilled Whole Tilapia with Grilled Bell Pepper Salsa

Ladies and Gentlemen! I present to you my first ever recipe contest entry! If you have a Food.com account, please send me some review love. Ingredients: (serves 4, with a side of bread or salad) 2 whole tilapia, gutted, fins clipped and cleaned very, very well. 7 cloves of garlic (smash 2 cloves, finely chop … Continue reading

Stuff In My Kitchen: DIY Coffeemaker Carafe Replacement

Our coffee carafe broke last week, and I didn’t have time to get a replacement. And I need coffee to function! Here’s my GENIUS yet ghetto replacement. I have a 4-cup coffeemaker (because this is a household of two people, and our small counter space doesn’t allow it.) In any case, this hack totally tells … 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

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