All posts filed under: Recipes

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

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. Advertisements

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.

Recipe: Poached Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Garlic Bread

Everyone knows that eggs are high in cholesterol level; however, it is not entirely bad for the health. In fact, studies show that eggs contain vitamins A, B and D which are beneficial for the heart. To get the most out of it, poaching is the best cooking technique one can use to cook an egg. Yes, poached eggs are good for the body especially if you want to lose some weight. This is due to the process wherein the eggs are cooked in boiling water. Doing this prevents the fats contained in the egg yolk from being oxidized. So what exactly is this so-called oxidized or oxidation? Let’s say you cut an apple and a few seconds or few minutes the apple turns brown. That would be oxidation which is clearly bad for the body especially if we are talking about “oxidized cholesterol”. Did you know that oxidized cholesterol is one of the factors of developing a heart disease? Since the fats are oxidized, it becomes sticky and when it’s inside the body it …

Leche Flan: Smooth and Creamy Goodness

It’s made of creamy custard mixture with a caramel base and caramel glaze. It’s eaten throughout the world especially in the Philippines. Ever since Spain brought it in, the leche flan has always been present during celebratory occasions especially on Christmas. In fact, the dessert is considered an ideal Christmas gift. Indeed, this layer upon layers of goodness is the perfect dessert.