Not Your Ordinary Egg Sandwich

  Bought some ciabatta bread and Boar’s Head Genoa Salami and Picante Provolone Cheese and decided to make a curried egg sandwich spread layered with lettuce, Provolone cheese and salami, so let’s start gathering our ingredients and my brain juice is starting to flow making an extra-ordinary Egg/Provolone and Genoa Salame sandwich. Here are the…

SpamEgg, Quinoa, and Brown Rice

My family loves Spam so let’s create! SpamEgg, Quinoa, and Brown Rice with garlic: Using this healthy kind of rice and water as an only additive, I decided to use my magic biscuit cutter to hold the rice together. So let’s roll….   INGREDIENTS: 1 can of Spam Less Sodium (still too salty for my taste)…

Chicken Ginger Stew with Chayote

Fondly called “tinolang manok,” its first mention is in Jose Rizal’s first novel, Noli Me Tangere, published March 21, 1887. Jose Rizal was the Philippines’s national hero against the Spaniards. On the novel, Kapitan Tiago serve Tinolang Manok to Crisostomo Ibarra upon his arrival from Europe and he was given the breast to the dismay…

Mussels as Appetizer

  If you don’t have any sizzling Sisig or crispy Pata (the usual famous Filipino appetizers ) no problem; I’ve got you covered with these  mussels which are a great appetizer with drinks! The recipe is so simple but you have to decide if you want to add some Chipotle peppers in for extra kick, I…

Pinangat My Way

“Pinangat” is a very popular Filipino sour dish using either bilimbi (kamias) or tamarind (sampalok). Since I burnt it on my first attempt due to high heat, I devised a simpler way of boiling the ingredients with little liquids like avocado oil and fish sauce, and just steaming the milkfish inside the pot then covering…

SLTC: Salmon, Lettuce, Tomato and Cucumber on a Jalapeño Bagel

  If you have a BLT sandwich, then I’ve got an SLTC, yeah! In observance of the Lenten season, I made a sandwich utilizing an Au Bon Pain Jalapeño Cheddar bagel and made an SLTC, which is smoked salmon, lettuce, tomato, and cucumber. It tastes crunchy and delicious, and you can totally add avocado if…

Watermelon Aloe Vera Smoothie

Aloe vera grows wildly in typical climates around the world, cultivated and harvested due to its agricultural and medicinal purposes. Most people don’t know the proper way to skin them, thus itching is always a problem. In Florida, they mix it with sugarcane juice but I use watermelon. I drink the smoothie once in a…

Corned Beef Brisket

  I was always curious how my prayer group member-sister Mila cooked a very delicious corned beef brisket with tasty and half-cooked vegetables on the side. I asked her and even wrote the recipe on a piece of paper and tried cooking it the last holiday season but I ended up baking it; I’m still…

Simple Chicken Salad Sandwich Spread

After we devour some roast chicken,( sorry for the choice of words) we reserve the driest meat part, debone it, cut it into cubes, and use it as the main ingredient in this homemade salad. I usually add a teaspoon or two of some Trinidadian curry powder but my men here in the house have…

Easy way of cracking Pistachio nuts

Aren’t you annoyed when you encounter these annoying closed pistachio nuts and you are ruining your fingernails trying to pry them open? I bought a very durable garlic crusher from Ikea. I also crush fresh ginger with it. Just found out that I can use this garlic crusher to open these closed pistachio nuts by…

Hardworking Tasty Broth

I usually buy expensive beef and chicken broth, and always throw out my freshly cut vegetable scraps. I later on realized that I can save money by making my own broth: I’d have 8-10 cups of filtered water already boiling, then just throw in all the ends or trimmings from my vegetables. But don’t forget to…

Chipotle Tuna Macaroni Salad

In keeping up with the Lenten Season, I came up with a flavorful macaroni salad with a Chipotle kick. It is also tangy as I added juice of half a lime and a zest of one lime. Try it out and you can add anything here depending on your preference, the sky is the limit….