Jamaican Oxtail with Chipotle

I got this recipe from my former co-workers, Doret and Ruby who are now retired. They also taught me how to make the Jamaican Rum Cake which I previously featured on this food blog, so let’s gather up our ingredients to start cooking this famous Jamaican dish.   INGREDIENTS: 3 lbs. oxtail (fat trimmed) 1…

Purple Yam (Ube) Ice Cream

Ube jam, ube halaya, or halayang ube from the Spanish Jalea Jam is a Philippine dessert made from boiled and mashed purple yam. “Dioscorea alata is locally known as ube, used in pastries, halo-halo and ice cream.”   INGREDIENTS: 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup Almond milk 2 tsp. lemon juice pinch of salt 2…

Simple Salmon En Croute

I was dying to learn how to prepare Salmon en Croute, so I got this recipe by phone from our fashion designer turned physician assistant friend Julie Rybitskiy. I didn’t use spinach, so I just used 2 Phyllo sheets, folded the sides, glazed the top with beaten egg yolks, and moistened the folded sides with…

Home-made Strawberry Ice Cream

Home-made ice cream made in a hurry. You can say goodbye to too sweet ice creams with lots of GMO’s (Genetically Modified Organisms). No need for ice cream maker also! Let’s gather our ingredients and taste this awesome ice cream…. INGREDIENTS: 3 baskets of strawberries ( washed, drained, hulled and sliced ) leave some for…

Bacon Topped Home-made Italian Beef Patties

I just got some Organic ground beef, so I decided to make Italian Beef Patties as appetizers and for a pizza .This recipe is so simple to make.   INGREDIENTS: 1 and 1/2 pound Organic ground beef 1 tsp. pepper 1/2 Tbsp.whole fennel 1/4 tsp. ground fennel 1 tsp. ground red ¬†pepper flakes 1/4 tsp….

Baked Salmon Steak with Portabello Mushrooms, Capers, and Lime

  I originally planned to make Salmon En Croute, a recipe my friend Julie Ribystkiy taught me by phone, but I bought a 2 pound salmon steak with bones so that idea was scrapped. Anyway, I had to bake this using a procedure that could make use of the ingredients I had on hand.  …

Baked Curried Tilapia and Mussels

  I brought this to our 2000 Hail Mary’s 1st Saturday of April and Sisters Lilian and ¬†Ate Lou also celebrated their birthdays together there. They are all fasting and not eating meat so I made this fish and seafood dish for all of us that day.   INGREDIENTS: 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper 1…

Home-made Ice Creams & Smoothies

As you can feel it, Spring has sprung, it’s raining cats and dogs, our gardens will soon come alive, and the temperature is starting to fluctuate and it will soon climb high; I am already gearing up for cold treats. I’m not kidding you when I say there is no ice cream machine needed! Just…

Fanta Orange Shrimp

“Halabos na Hipon” is a very popular and simple way of cooking shrimp in the Philippines with very little water with rock salt and peppercorns in a covered clay pot on a very low simmer until the shrimp change color into a reddish cooked state. Over the years, people have come up with various, sophiscated…

Stove-top Skinless Chicken Adobo with Fried Rice

  Chicken Adobo is the unofficial national dish of the Philippines.When the Spanish empire colonized the Philippines in the late 16th century, they encountered this dish and it was first recorded in the dictionary “Vocabulario de la Lengua Tagala” (1613) compiled by the Spanish Franciscan missionary, Pedro de San Buenaventura; he referred to it as…