Baked Mussels with Cheese and Mayo

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Baked Cheese-Mayo Mussels are mussels slathered with a cheese, mayo, garlic and butter combination and baked in the oven for a few minutes. You have probably tried this dish at Chinese or Japanese restaurants. It is so easy to make … Continue reading

Best Gado Gado Recipe – Indonesia’s Most Popular Salad

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Gado Gado by its name, means ‘potpourri’ and it is just that – a collection of any raw or blanched vegetables, sometimes with rice or noodles, tofu or tempeh, drizzled in a delicious, spicy peanut sauce. It is a vegetarian’s … Continue reading

Filipino Sinigang Soup Recipe – Best Comfort Food

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Sinigang is a savory Filipino soup characterized by its salty/sour taste. The sour taste comes from the extract of the tamarind fruit (sampalok). Sinigang is often made with pork, beef, fish, shrimp with the addition of different kinds of vegetables. … Continue reading

Filipino Beef Salpicao (Garlic Beef) and Sauteed Bok Choy

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Beef Salpicao is a dish made of cubed sirloin or tenderloin beef, marinated in garlic, Worcestershire sauce, olive oil and soy sauce. As expected, the dish came from Spain but it may have originated from Portugal. Salpicao in Portugal is … Continue reading

Purple Cabbage Coleslaw Recipe – a Gorgeous and Healthy Salad

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I grew up in the Philippines with white-green cabbage, the one we used for ‘pancit’ noodles, the one we saute with chicken or pork or use for the sweet-sour-creamy coleslaw. I did not even know there were cabbages colored other … Continue reading

Japanese VegetableTempura Recipe

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For today’s post, I feature a recipe by my niece-by-marriage Phoebe Gayle Cabatingan. Phoebe is an artist, which shows in everything she does.  She lives in Cebu, Philippines with her husband and adorable little daughter. She raises and sells cactus … Continue reading

Filipino Beef Picadillo Recipe with Black Rice

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Filipino Beef Picadillo is one of the comfort foods I grew up on. It is a simple meal of ground beef or ground pork cooked with potatoes, garlic and onions and sometimes bell pepper. We ate it with rice. In … Continue reading

Crispy Filipino Shrimp Recipe with Squash and Simple Fish Cake Recipe

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Here in the US, fall means squash and pumpkins and so one of my recipes today includes pumpkin (Ukoy na Kalabasa). The other is a simple Thai Fish Cake Recipe. Both are savory and easy to make seafood recipes. Crispy … Continue reading

Breakfast Egg Muffin Recipe – Good Start to your Day

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In our house on the weekdays, breakfast is usually coffee and some pastries or  fruit and spinach smoothie.  On weekends, we have more time and we indulge a little. Most weekends we eat fried rice and sausage (longaniza) which lasts … Continue reading

Miswa Soup Recipe – with Pork and Quinoa Meatballs

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Fall has arrived and with it the craving for comfort foods like soup. Here in Texas, fall does not get really cold but there is still a shift into cooler climate. On this post, I have for you the Filipino … Continue reading