December and January will definitely be very busy months for me. Not that I will be working much but I will also be on a holiday. Weeehhh! I will write as much recipes as I can and schedule postings in … Continue reading Roast Rolled Lamb Shoulder and Broccolli with Red Wine Sauce
Since July is Nutrition Month, KCC’s hosts Kai and Isabel’s challenge is to “cook something that is pampahaba ng buhay and that should be a part of our cooking menu habang buhay. It should be nutritious, and must contain vegetables or … Continue reading Ensaladang Okra at Dilis (Okra and Dried Anchovies Salad)
It seems like I’ve grown to love eating vegetables slowly again. With an array of choices in the grocery, I can easily pinpoint which kind I want and for what. At work, there are a variety of potatoes, eggplants, carrots, … Continue reading Steamed Stuffed Bittermelon
This was a dish I cooked months ago during the summer when I saw trays of kalamismis at the Asian dairy. It was actually my first time to see the vegetable in ages! I mean, I’ve never seen it in … Continue reading Kalamismis at Sitaw sa Gata (Winged Beans and Long Beans in Coconut Milk)
I always do stir-fries; at least once a week – pork, chicken, beef, or shrimps. ‘Pag busy-bisihan o pangtamad ba. The usual suspects are broccoli (kids just love it), green beans, bean sprouts and anything leafy. I make it … Continue reading Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-fry
My ‘Amstel Light’ went down smoothly and calmed my nerves down. I was on high-gear for about fourteen hours today. That was not bad. It went up to sixteen yesterday and when I arrived home, and I was dead-tired. Work … Continue reading RATATOUILLE
Fact is, the kiddo have never seen a real coconut tree before until Laguna December 2009. No kidding, that’s true. Patawa para sa mga pinoy, hindi ba? One of the items in his to-do list last Christmas holiday was to … Continue reading Ginataang Gulay
Another quick fix yet healthy and YUM. Sitaw guisado without tomatoes… Continue reading Long Beans Stir-fry
Crunch crunch. Yum yum. That is how we like our stir-fry vegetables… Continue reading Baguio Beans Guisado
This one is a personal favorite especially when you’re in a rush to cook a decent dinner… Continue reading Pork & Asparagus Stir-fry
I was supposed to post this entry last Sunday for La.PI.S when I found out that a link from my website has been infected by malware. It must be THE “ISKAndals” attracting it… grrr! Just when I was so excited … Continue reading Beef Broccoli Stir-fry
I was invited to Mayumi’s 1st birthday party and decided to bring oven-roasted baby potatoes. I know. It seems to too adult for toddlers but hey, these baby parties are normally swarmed with parents accompanying their kids, right? For moms … Continue reading Oven-Roasted Baby Potatoes
It’s been a while since I last posted a veggie recipe so here’s an easy one. I know lots of people don’t like these miniature cabbages but hey… you might change your mind.
I have always liked my ampalaya (bitter melon) chunky and crispy, sauteed with tomatoes and served sizzling with thick sauce, Chinese-style. But mama, my friend T‘s mom, cooks it differently. Notice the thin ringlets sans tomato color, they’re light green that you may say they’re overcooked but I couldn’t say it ain’t yummy because the truth is… I love it! Mama didnt go into the trouble of trying to de-bitter the vegetable and lose the vital nutrients but it’s really surprising the dish wasn’t bitter at all. Hmm… is it NZ bitter melon or I just have high tolerance for bitter flavor?
Outstation again and I’m calling it a day after hours of working on a new project. But before I take a shower and watch the season finale of CSI tonight at AXN Asia, lemme share this recipe; another variation of peapods stir-fry. (Yeah, I have all my food photos with me for blogging hehehehehe….) Not only a much simpler method than the one with cornstarch for a thicker sauce, this is also about meat and vegetables in its natural flavor you’re gonna love even the crunchy onion slices.