All posts filed under: Recipes

This category focuses on recipes tried by the main blogger or given to her by her co-bloggers.

Recipe: Chop Suey with Chorizo Macao

When was the last time you had a proper home-cooked meal? There’s nothing wrong with dining out. It’s just that home-cooked meals are way better and heartwarming especially when you share it with your family. Last weekend, my family and I had a simple Sunday lunch at home. Since it wasn’t busy, I decided to cook lunch with the help of my abuelita (lola/ grandmother). Take note, my abuelita relies on her senses when cooking. She doesn’t like measuring or reading recipes. In short, she makes her own.

TEApid Season? Why Not Prepare Your Own Milk Tea!

Though there are various tea shops in the country with prices ranging from Php60 to Php150, drinking it on a regular basis can be quite expensive. It can even get more expensive if you’re craving for more than one add-on. So what can you do if you’re on TEApid mode? Simple. Prepare your own! By the way, this post is not sponsored. I just enjoy Nestea’s milk tea flavored powdered drinks. It comes in Wintermelon, Hokkaido-style, Taro and Thai-style. I often drink Wintermelon because it is my ultimate fave when it comes to milk tea. Recently, I tried the Hokkaido-style, Thai-style and their newest flavor Taro. All three are delicious and very unique. If you love milk teas, you should really get one of each because it gives you a different kind of experience. Having said that, are you ready to know how to prepare your own milk tea at home? If you want to keep things simple, just pour a sachet into a glass and add in a small amount of hot water. Stir …

Easy Champorado Recipe Using Native Gourmet’s Fine Roasted Cacao

Hello and welcome to our “Recipe Corner”. Today’s post is brought to us by Jean. She’s in charge of our recipe section but has been quite busy lately. Anyway, I shared with her the items I got at Ultra Super Green one of which is Native Gourmet’s Fine Roasted Cacao. We were feeling a little cold lately so she helped us make Champorado. – Clari Feeling a little chilly lately? Well, it is already November which means the Christmas breeze is in! If your morning coffee isn’t enough, why not make yourself a warm bowl of champorado? Champorado or tsamporado is a Filipino rice porridge made from glutinous rice cooked with cocoa powder or chocolate and sugar. It is topped with milk and often served with dried salted fish (tuyo) or dried meat (tapa). This Filipino dish is considered both a breakfast and a snack food. In this recipe, we used an all-natural chocolate tablea by Native Gourmet. Tableya; tabliya or tablea is a cacao tablet used mainly to make hot chocolate. They come in flat or …

Super Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl

If you’re following my blog, you might have seen my Banana Cinnamon Overnight Oats recipe. (If not, welcome to the blog and here’s the link.) The Banana Cinnamon Overnight Oats is my absolute favorite. But when I visited Ultra Super Green, a shop that sells local and healthy products I found some new addition to my overnight oatmeal. I actually posted a blog and gave you a glimpse of what’s in my shopping bag previously. Now I will give you a closer look at some of these products and share how I incorporate them into my overnight oatmeal. The Green Tummy: Organic Dried Goji Berry This one really caught my attention. I love berries but I never heard of goji berry. According to research, this red berry has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for many years. It has been called a superfood because it is packed with minerals, vitamins and has high levels of antioxidants. The goji berries help boost immune system and in weight loss. Facebook: The Green Tummy Lifestyle Gourmet Market: Granola …

Recipe: Bibingka-Style Pancake

Christmas is finally over but I’m still craving for that traditional Christmas rice cake. There are actually two of them – bibingka which is made from ground rice, sugar, eggs and butter or margarine and the  puto bumbong (puto pungbong) which is a sticky cylindrical purple rice cake. People eat these after simbang gabi (dawn masses).

Perfect Combo: How to Cook Adobo and Dinengdeng

Want to know how to make your family’s weekend even better? Cook a lovely lunch for everyone to enjoy! The dish that came to mind is non other than . Adobo Adobo is one of the country’s most popular dishes. It consists of meat, poultry, seafood or vegetables which is cooked in vinegar, bay leaf, garlic, pepper and salt with or without soy sauce. This Filipino dish has numerous variation.

Recipe: Our Version of Semi-PINAKBET

It was a Saturday. Since my kids didn’t have school and my husband was at home, we decided to head out and visit my aunt and my niece – Clari, the main blogger. The original plan was to go to the park and eat out but Clari was busy editing our blogs and videos. SO, my aunt and I decided to cook instead.

Recipe: Banana Cinnamon Overnight Oats

I first saw these now-famous overnight oats on Pinterest while checking out various recipe boards. When I became more active on Instagram, my feed was filled with colorful overnight oats. I think it’s safe to say that overnight oats has taken over the Internet. The question is why? I’m an “oat-eater” myself since I was in grade school. My grandparents would rather feed me oatmeal than anything else. They say this super grain is very nutritious and a good source of fiber. It’s also good for the heart and helps lower bad cholesterol. So oatmeal became a staple in the kitchen.

Recipe: Chicken/ Shrimp and Veggie Spring Rolls

Let’s try the famous spring rolls! Ever wondered where the yummy spring roll came from? Actually, this delicious food has a long, interesting history but we’ll make it short. According to research, this savory roll was first introduced in the Eastern Jin Dynasty. Back then, people used to make thin cakes and eat it along with green leafy vegetables during the start of the Spring Festival. That is where the name “spring dish ” came from. Enter Tang Dynasty, the spring dish had a little upgrade.  While poor families decorate it with carrots and celery, the rich added meat, vegetables and sauces.

Coffee-Infused Cupcake Topped with Creamy Custard and Vanilla Ice Cream

Whether it’s chocolate, red velvet or even vegan and gluten-free, cupcakes will always hold a special place in our hearts. But did you ever wonder where and when cupcakes were first created? Everyone knows that cupcake, fairy cake or cup cake is a small cake served for one person. Frosting and sprinkles are common decorations for cupcakes. However, food historians have yet to identify the exact origin of these cute, little, sweet delights.