Binignit, the Cebuano version of the Ginataan

Apr 18

Binignit, the Cebuano version of the  Ginataan

Share In my Cebu hometown, Binignit is “traditionally eaten as a snack on Good Friday: Binignit originated from Cebu province. Binignit is a warm root crop and fruit stew consisting of a thick mixture of tubers such as taro, purple yam, sweet potato, as well as bananas, jackfruit, sago, tapioca pearls and sugar, cooked in coconut milk and thickened...

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A Chicken Recipe: Poulet a l’Orange

Mar 26

A Chicken Recipe: Poulet a l’Orange

Share Most of the time, I prepare roasted chicken sans garnishing. Roasted chicken doesn’t have to look plain. I discovered this French inspired recipe while attending a one day appreciation course at the Culinary Institute of Aristocrat a few years ago. Try it out for yourself. Ingredients:...

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Peanut Butter Recipe

Mar 13

Peanut Butter Recipe

Share I love it when my helpers bring home kilos of peanuts from the province. I make my own peanut butter ala Ludy’s Peanut butter way. I get to choose the peanuts making sure they are not rotten or moldy. I never know the quality of peanuts used for peanut butter . Making my own means I can control the quality. You will need a food processor to...

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Shrimp Potato Salad

Mar 07

Shrimp Potato Salad

Share When I made Shrimp Potato Salad for my ex-boyfriend (now my husband), he was very impressed. He loved the salad. Salads are so easy to prepare so that’s why I prepared this. I remember how I researched on the best combination for this salad. It’s a composite of a lot of recipes. You can also revise the recipe. Here it is. Ingredients 1/2...

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Cooking Ramen: Miso Ramen, Shoyu Ramen, Hiyashi Chuka and Yakisoba

Feb 27

Cooking Ramen:  Miso Ramen, Shoyu Ramen, Hiyashi Chuka and Yakisoba

Share I know most of you love Ramen.  My family loves it so we often eat out just to have our Ramen fix. Now what if I get to cook it myself . Fortunately,      Japanese Master Chef Seiji Kamura chopped and sliced, simmered and boiled as he shared tips and secrets on how to cook various ramen at The Maya Kitchen recently. Miso Ramen, Shoyu Ramen,...

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Sinigang na Hipon using Tiger’s TaCook smart rice cooker

Feb 24

Sinigang na Hipon using Tiger’s TaCook smart rice cooker

Share I cooked Sinigang na Hipon using the synchronized cooking function of my Tiger Tacook Rice Cooker JBV-B18F. You will love the convenience. In a recent #SoMoms event with Tiger, the well-loved brand of our moms, I got introduced to a whole lot of new small appliances The Tiger Tacook is one of them. So how did I cook this using the TaCook? Well, the...

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White Adobo (Adobong Puti) : How to Cook Adobo without Using Soy Sauce

Feb 19

Share There are as many recipes for adobo as there are Philippine islands. My two favorite recipes are the white adobo and the adobo cooked in coconut milk. Food memories at my dorm in UP consisted of adobo that mom cooked for us. See in the dorm, we were not allowed to cook our meals. Mom’s adobo did not contain any soy sauce and I often wondered...

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Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

Feb 12

Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

Share Something to cook for Valentine’s day. My husband’s favorite pasta dish has got to be lasagna. Whenever we have guests, he makes this special request and I tell him that it gets to be boring. Well, I think lasagna is an all-time favorite for most pinoys. Lasagna involves three steps: The tomato meat sauce, boiling the pasta and the...

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Humba aka Pig Hocks , my sister’s recipe

Feb 07

Humba aka Pig Hocks , my sister’s recipe

Share I have shared my own Humba Recipe at the request of a father who wanted to cook for his kids. This time let me share a recipe cooked by my sister, Lorna in Chicago which she calls Lorna’s Humba- Pig Hocks as Comfort Food. I bet my sister is missing the Philippine so much like some of you, my dear readers. This is not the traditional Humba recipe...

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Baked Beans with Chorizo Bilbao

Feb 03

Share I am sure most of you are familiar with Chili Con Carne. It’s a spicy and hot dish which my children just love to devour with hot steaming rice . There is another bean dish that is quite the opposite of the Chili Con Carne. It has a sweet taste to it. With ingredients like chorizo bilbao, bacon and pata, you can just imagine the combination of...

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