Honestly I have never thought about cooking clams for Christmas dinner. But why not? I mean, why go for the overrated spaghetti Bolognese, carbonara or lasagna? This easy-to-cook slightly spicy pasta dish is just as good and will definitely look … Continue reading Spicy Clams Fettuccine (Fettuccine Alle Vongole)
I always prepare the boy’s packed lunch for school but once a month he gets to choose from the school’s online range of healthy, yummy food. One of his favorites from the menu is Macaroni Cheese, which may be called … Continue reading Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese
I am definitely at a lost on making an authentic Pinoy Spaghetti. I haven’t eaten one maybe since 1992 when I was still working in a bank, and a Jollibee Spaghetti (Joy?) was a regular celebration meal whenever there was … Continue reading Spaghetti Bolognese a la Pinoy
I was extra busy for more than a couple of weeks. Just imagine having deadlines while you’re moving to a new place. Chaos. The fact that my phone line and broadband weren’t transferred right in time added to my stress … Continue reading Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta
I was originally just thinking about doing a simple pasta dish using Spinach and Garlic. I saw this particular dish on television and thought of fabricating it my way. There are days that I just crave for pasta, and like … Continue reading Spaghetti with Spinach, Garlic and Grilled Chicken Breast
The kiddo is a big fan of white sauce for pasta; he especially likes saucy Alfredo and Carbonara. With the exception of my ‘special Kiwi-Pinoy spaghetti’ (sweet tomato sauce with a splash of beer! aargh, haven’t posted the recipe yet), … Continue reading Easy Carbonara with Bacon and Mushroom
I stopped eating fastfood when I discovered how French fries were deep-fried in oil about a month old. The fries turned out so dark and soggy and was totally disgusting despite the high temperature it was deep fried upon. And, … Continue reading Spaghetti Al Pomodoro
It was not officially Father’s Day here in NZ last June but I still prepared this treat for A. This simple and healthy pasta, intended to be organic, low carbon and meat-free (oh no, holy pepperoni!), complements the tender, juicy … Continue reading A Simple, Healthy Pasta Recipe
I figured buying fresh pasta over standard dried ones is way better; the pasta itself is yummier and even easier to prepare. Takes only 5 minutes or less to cook. Buying bottled carbonara sauce instead of preparing everything from scratch … Continue reading La.Pi.S#26: Fettuccine Carbonara
I just had another one of my very few cooking adventures in NZ. My friend’s sis K celebrated her birthday and I whipped up spaghetti Bolognese with a hint of pinoy of course. What with the sausages and a little sugar and whatnots… the kids just love it! Uhmm… yeah the “big kids” love it, too.
Before I go on with the how-to, I apologize for not having a photo of it taken. I was kinda busy that day photographing people instead of food (so un-me). Above was taken back in Beijing, cooked in a similar way though but with Italian herbs and Parmesan cheese.
The staple of the Filipino food is rice but for the sake of variety I sometimes prepare bread or noodle or corn for the much needed daily carbohydrate intake. Here, I pan-fried few processed fish fillets and served them with pasta tossed in olive oil, parsley, Italian herbs and parmesan cheese – another easy to prepare dish as well as a truly mouth-watering meal!
Every ethnic group has what it calls ‘soul food’ – soothing, comfort food that brings back warm memories of family dinners. Source: A History of Soul Food If you ask an African-American, as the term ‘soul food’ originated from the … Continue reading Lasang Pinoy 4 – Sinaing na Tulingan as Soul Food & my Tulingan Pasta
Carbonara is one of the few pasta dishes that I know how to prepare and has always been a favorite. I guess it’s one of the most basic pasta dishes in Italian cuisine. Here are myths and important tips you may not have been aware of. And, oh. By the way, I played the teacher’s role by showing my sister the procedure the last time she was here.
It took me years to perfect my spaghetti. Although it’s a very easy dish to cook (as I think it is now), I started cooking Italian only about 5 years ago. I bought a small recipe book about how to cook simple Italian dishes. My version of spaghetti is an asian fusion (or whatever that means he he he) – sweet spaghetti everybody loves back home w/ some Italian touch ala-Sopranos (this is what I get from watching it).