Holiday Greetings!

  It’s been an exciting and challenging year for us here in the Philippines. Nevertheless, let us not forget to thank the Lord for even the smallest blessings we have. We pray fervently… Continue reading

Ube Halaya – The Back-breaking Native Dessert

Ube halaya is a delectable Filipino dessert that’s commonly served during the holidays and fiestas. You can also find this as a topping for halo-halo.

Pinoy Style Mac and Cheese

I love this version of mac and cheese. Well, it’s a bit different because we don’t have the usual 3 to 5 types of cheeses that Americans love to add to their mac… Continue reading

My Sister’s Buffalo Wings Recipe

Somehow, a craving can become a kitchen activity. And this is true with my sister’s buffalo chicken recipe. We love ordering this dish at a restaurant in Manila that serves pasta and pizza.… Continue reading

One Philippines: Black Monday

Starting Today until November 18, 2013 (Monday), I won’t be posting anything to show our sympathy and support to the victims of the recent natural calamities in our country, and to show the… Continue reading

Three Italian Cuisines that Will Make You Fall in Love

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through its stomach. I believe that this saying applies to all the other genders as well. Since this is the case, Italian cuisines… Continue reading

One of Our Family’s Favorite Vegetable Dish – Laing

I’ve granted guest post authors to contribute on several occasions. These ladies who shared their stories and recipes have helped this blog a lot in terms of having fresh material and information for… Continue reading

Warm Your Tummy With These Nutritious Vegan Soup Recipes

Since it is starting to get chilly this time of the year, it is great to cook some warm soup to make your coldest nights fun and bearable. The Ultimate Vegetable Soup The… Continue reading

Puto with Cheese Recipe

Puto, known as steamed rice cake, originates from the Philippines. It is usually shaped into small rounds or in the form of a cupcake. Usually topped off with cheese or salted egg. Sometimes,… Continue reading

Gluten Free Salad Choices

Salad is considered as the best diet food. Whether or not this is true, we all turn to salads whenever we want to lose extra weight. There are many ways to make sure… Continue reading

Say Cheese! ~ Cheese From Around the World

Say Cheese! ~ Cheese From Around the World “Cheese is something that most people eat without really giving it too much thought, whether they’re slicing Gouda for a sandwich, enjoying a cube of… Continue reading

How To Organise Your Fridge

An infographic guest post courtesy of Appliance City. How To Organise Your Fridge “Organising the contents of your fridge probably sounds like the most boring thing in the world, can’t say we disagree!… Continue reading

The Insulted Siomai (Shumai)

This post is dedicated to my mom’s home-made ‘siomai‘ or shumai. However, you might find the title a little confusing because it is indeed one of the very few insulted food items that… Continue reading

A Taste of Italy at Sbarro and Gelatissimo

Last Saturday, my sister and I went to Quezon City to finally sign her quit claim and to get her final pay from the company she used to worked for. We had our… Continue reading

Crispy Fried Chicken Roulade – One of Nanay’s Best-Sellers

Chicken roll or chicken roulade is among our favorite ‘fiesta’ dishes. There were even months that my nanay [mother] had to cook this several times because always get requests from our relatives and some… Continue reading

Simple Pasta Dish – Rigatoni with Italian Sausage and Veggies

I cooked this dish early one morning because I was craving for pasta. Although we were set to cook a tomato-based pasta dish this weekend, it’s just too tempting to invade the kitchen… Continue reading

Turnin’ Japanese with California Maki and Kani Salad

Me and my sister love eating Japanese food. The best place to try is at Los Banos, Laguna and the eatery is called Eat-sumo Teri Haus. It used to be located at the… Continue reading

Lumpiang Sariwa

Lumpiang sariwa is a vegetable dish that’s often served during the Holy Week and other holidays. Like any lumpia recipe, it is derived from the Chinese version of spring roll only that this recipe… Continue reading

Pancit Canton – A Festive Treat For Any Day

   Pancit is among the favorite Filipino dishes inspired by the Chinese. It is an ubiquitous dish in this country of ours – may it be in homes, karinderia, or restaurants, this is… Continue reading

Beat The Summer Heat with Mais con Yelo

The easiest and fastest way to cool down this summer is to eat or drink something cold. In our household, we cook and/or prepare something especially when we are craving. Ice cream, though… Continue reading

Food and Wine Pairings

Originally posted on RECLAIMING YOUR CASTLE:
Food Republic I must be hungry; I am in a food mood at the moment and even if I weren’t this infographic just really deserved a post…

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Tikoy or Nian Gao is a Chinese delicacy that’s usually consumed during the Chinese New Year celebration. It is believed and promoted highly to invite good luck and prosperity. You will find many… Continue reading

A Glimpse of Our Holiday

Hello my friends. It’s been three weeks since my last post. Been busy at work, but we never fail to get busy in the kitchen especially last Christmas and New Year celebrations. A… Continue reading

Chinese-influenced Dishes

I used to shy away from tofu because it looks bland and tastes bland when eaten as is. But like a blank canvass, it can taste and look great when you add flavorings… Continue reading