Apple Pie

A friend of ours gave us a bunch of apples last week and T  ‘challenged’ me in baking an apple pie. I have never baked an apple pie before. I am not a huge fan of pies. Nevertheless, I accepted the challenge.  This is not the first time T has challenged me.  The first time … More Apple Pie

Mashed Cauliflower

INGREDIENTS: 1 head of cauliflower 3 tbsp half and half (recipe calls for milk) 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp sour cream 1/4 tbsp garlic powder freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp snipped chives salt to taste DIRECTION: Separate the cauliflower into florets and chop the core finely. Bring about 1 cup of water to a … More Mashed Cauliflower

Cherry Tomato Salad

My co-worker, Chris gave me this simple and healthy salad recipe. Very easy to make and definitely a hit to everyone. INGREDIENTS: 2 cups ripe cherry tomatoes, halved 4 pcs baby cucumbers, peeled and diced (or 1 small English cucumber) 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed (or 1 tsp.  garlic powder) 1/2 medium red onion, … More Cherry Tomato Salad

Drying Fruits

I love drying fruits. I actually started drying fruits mainly for my two bunnies. But now, I do it for me and T as well. It’s a little time consuming but it does really pay off.  The four of us get to enjoy our yummy snacks, which are mostly bananas and pineapples, fresh and preservative … More Drying Fruits

Blackberry Smoothie

    Aside from juicing, smoothies are another excellent way to nourish your body with essential nutrients.  Here’s one yummy recipe you’ll definitely love. Ingredients: 1 cup orange juice 1 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries (for this recipe, I added blueberries and 5 medium-sized strawberries) Optional: Honey, additional berries and … More Blackberry Smoothie

Breakfast For Dinner

  Do you ever have cravings?  I do! Most of the time, I crave for Filipino foods. I crave for fishballs, beef tapa (cured beef), beef tocino (sweetened beef strips), tinapa (smoked fish), tuyo and daing (dried salted fish) and pan de sal (bread roll).  Tonight, I am craving for longganisa (links) and fried rice! So … More Breakfast For Dinner

Lugaw, My Comfort Food

  I just spent the last two hours in my kitchen and ended up with four dishes; Sweet and Sour Tuna, Mexican Chicken Lime Soup, Sauteed Bean Sprouts and my favorite comfort food, Lugaw. Whether you call it porridge, congee, arroz caldo or rice soup, we Filipinos simply call it lugaw, soft-boiled glutinous rice simmered … More Lugaw, My Comfort Food