Boeuf Bourguignon (Recipe created by Julia Child)

I just love Julia Child’s French cooking most especialy this hard to spell Boeuf Bourguignon, her signature dish. Whenever I wanted to impress someone with my food dish and I got a lot of time, this is what I usually prepare. Even the toughest beef chuck will be as soft as a fillet mignon, the…

Beef Short Ribs a la Gordon Ramsay’s

I am a Gordon Ramsay  fanatic and I just love everything he cooks! Last year’s thanksgiving, I made a Gordon Ramsay’s Roast Turkey like no other! Today, I am test driving his take on his Amazing Beef Short Ribs with Mushroom and Bacon. Let me walk you through the ingredients on the picture below. INGREDIENTS:…

Steamed Banana Leaves Wrapped Promfet

Steaming is one of the many healthy ways of cooking and despite most people’s assumption  that fish will taste bland and flavorless it is far from the truth and that proper seasonings and flavorings before steaming will enhance its natural flavor, moisture and shape even you overcook it. So let’s gather up our ingredients below….

Thai Chicken Basil Stir Fry

As it’s getting colder and I haven’t picked my basil leaves in our pocket garden, decided to prepare this old time favorite that I got from my friend. Let me first show you my humble basil plants waiting to be plucked. INGREDIENTS: 2 whole boneless chicken breast (skinned/sliced) 3 cloves garlic (minced) 1/2 tsp. red…

‘Tinolang Manok’ w/ Green Papaya & Freshly Picked Bittermelon Leaves

Watching another Neflix hit, ‘What the Health!’ and trying to create more soupy Filipino dish, hubby requested for ‘ Tinolang Manok  with Green Papaya’ so I made it today. Taking advantage of the freshly picked pepper leaves in our pocket garden and enjoying the fleeting moments of summer of 2017. Let me show my humble…

Shrimp Pakbet with Sweet Potatoes & Saluyot

  Just watched Michael Polan’s In Defense Of Food via Neflix and I was excited to revise an old favorite “Pinakbet” and utilized what I have in the fridge and so excited picking up some “Saluyot” Leaves from my pocket garden. I just found out that saluyot leaves speed up the wound healing process just…

Kingfish Sinigang sa Bayabas (Guavas)

  As hubby is recuperating he seems to be requesting a lot of our native Filipino dishes  like this Sinigang sa Bayabas, using kingfish this time, the key is for you to add a piece of pounded ginger and lemon grass if you have.. Let’s prepare our ingredients. INGREDIENTS: 2 pieces Kingfish fillets 6 pieces…

Quick and Easy Farfalle with Swedish Meatballs

I was totally exhausted working three 12 hour night shifts after only a night off. The last 12 hour shift I worked, we were short staffed, I had the narcotic key, Heparin Drip and a total of 7 patients. I need a vacation! So I decided to check out my pantry and found these ingredients:…

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…

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.  …