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Crispy Tofu & Veggies

The sad part about following a strict diet not just because you set a goal weight and figure but also when your body begins to tell you it can’t handle the food anymore is that certain types of food that you crave are off limits no matter what. Tokwa (Tofu) is a good source of… Continue reading Crispy Tofu & Veggies

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Slow Cooker Filipino Chicken Soup (Arroz Caldo)

When you’re sick and can’t really move enough to cook your own meal but have a slow cooker then you’re in luck. There is no suffering since you’ll be leaving it in the slow cooker until it’s ready to eat. What’s in it: Rice, 4 c Water, 7-8 c Fish sauce, 2 tbsp Chicken wings,… Continue reading Slow Cooker Filipino Chicken Soup (Arroz Caldo)

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Bagoong Fried Rice

A typical pinoy breakfast is sinangag which is usually a day-old cooked rice stir-fried with lots of garlic. I decided to step it up with adding scallions and bagoong (shrimp paste). Our version is a sauteed shrimp paste which can be found in asian grocery stores with bottles labelled with Ginisang Bagoong.  What’s in it:… Continue reading Bagoong Fried Rice

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Eggplant Omelette (Tortang Talong)

What’s in it: Eggplant Eggs Salt Pepper Mixed Herbs Leave the eggplant in the oven bake rack preheated at 200C until the skin of the eggplant turns black which took me about 10 minutes including turning. You’ll notice the skin getting wrinkly and darkened then you’ll know its readiness. Transfer the eggplant into a bowl… Continue reading Eggplant Omelette (Tortang Talong)

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Lechon Kawali and Fried Rice

Lechon Kawali is childhood favorite of mine as it is juicy inside but crispy outside. It is a deep-fried pork belly usually dipped in sauces like Mang Tomas all-purpose sauce, UFC banana ketchup, or soy sauce mixed with vinegar, sugar, onions, and chili (optional). Commonly eaten with rice but since I’ve been cooking only plain… Continue reading Lechon Kawali and Fried Rice

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Pinakbet

Look at this colorful dish. I saw all the squashes at Coop and was wondering why on earth don’t I make Pinakbet? I could almost easily get the ingredients from one grocery with the exception of okra, shrimp paste and for some reason I couldn’t find the bittergourd. Nevertheless, I did it and reminded me… Continue reading Pinakbet

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Pinoy Dishes I Missed

Kaldereta Pork, goat, beef, or chicken meat stewed in tomato tomatoe sauce as well as seasoned with garlic, onions, and chili. Sizzling Pork Sisig Finely chopped pork meat seasoned with calamansi and chili. Crispy Pata Deep-fried pig trotters or knuckles served with a soy-vinegar dip. Sinigang A spicy and sour soup Tapsilog (tapa-sinangag-itlog) A complete… Continue reading Pinoy Dishes I Missed

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OOTD: Oriental

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OOTD: Chilled + Mom’s birthday gift

  My sister and I spent the afternoon hunting for the goodie bag we’re giving our mom for her birthday. Since my school starts on Monday, I won’t be able to celebrate it with them and will have to wait until next weekend to do so. The funny thing about this day is that the… Continue reading OOTD: Chilled + Mom’s birthday gift

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The sunny side of life

It’s about time that the sun came out and lasted for days and it still is.