December and January will definitely be very busy months for me.Â Not that I will be working much but I will also be on a holiday.Â Weeehhh!Â 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, KCCâ€™s hostsÂ Kai and Isabelâ€™s challenge is to â€œcook something that is pampahaba ng buhay and that should be a part of our cooking menu habang buhay.Â Â It should be nutritious, and must contain vegetables or … Continue reading Ensaladang Okra at Dilis (Okra and Dried Anchovies Salad)
It seems like Iâ€™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.Â It was actually my first time to see the vegetable in ages!Â I mean, Iâ€™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. Â ‘Pag busy-bisihan o pangtamad ba.Â Â The usual suspects are broccoli (kids just love it), green beans, bean sprouts and anything leafy. Â I make it … Continue reading Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-fry
My â€˜Amstel Lightâ€™ 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.