cathy

Hi, I am Cathy, a travel junkie, foodie, photog crazy and frustrated writer.
I but I don’t consider myself a writer… I blog because I wanted to immortalize my life experiences, share information and just write about all sorts of topics.
 
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Herb Fried Chicken

Tired of your fried chicken recipe? Looking for fried chicken recipe that doesn’t take too much time to make? Well, I have here a fried chicken recipe that will make your house smells good. This is because the chicken is dredged in savory herbs then fried and paired with gravy. My kids are tired of the old fried chicken recipe that I always make so I decided to serve them

Chicken Empanada

Empanada also called pastel in Portuguese is a stuffed pastry or bread fried or baked. This stuffed goody is very popular in many countries such as Spain, Indonesia, Malaysia, Latin America, etc. As I have said before, empanadas are popular in many countries the difference between their empanadas lies in the ingredients. In the Philippines, empanadas are usually filled with meats (pork, chicken and beef), potatoes, onions, carrots and cheese. By

Calamares Recipe

Calamares is a delicious appetizer. This dish is similar to the Mediterranean fried squid dish which I really find delicious and appetizing. I fell in love with this Mediterranean dish when I went to Greece with my family. From thereon, I love making calamari or calamares at home. Fried squid or calamari is a Mediterranean cuisine that only takes less than 2 minutes to cook. This batter coated seafood dish

Salmon in Coconut Milk

Salmon in coconut milk is a fragrant Filipino dish with ginger and fish simmered in coconut milk. This dish is perfect for fish lovers and those looking for a tasty and delicious fish dish that is easy and quick to make. Salmon is one of the most popular fish in the world. These fish are delicious and loaded with healthy benefits. They are also a great source of omega 3

Pasta Arrabiata with White Sauce

Pasta arrabbiata is an Italian pasta dish that is made of garlic, chili peppers and tomatoes. This light red pasta dish comes in several varieties but the most common recipe includes tomatoes, garlic, parsley, onions and red peppers. Arrabbiata which in Italian basically means “angry” is a spicy pasta dish. As I have said there are several varieties of this pasta dish that is often paired with penne rigate. Penne

Pan Fried Cream Dory with White Peanut Sauce

Looking for a quick fish fillet dish? This pan fried cream dory fillet with white peanut sauce recipe is a simple fish dish to make but most importantly, extremely delicious. My kids are my worst critics, so if they say this fish fillet dish rocks then I believe them. Cream dory is a cousin to catfish because of its white fillet. This blue tang fish grows up to 30 cm and they

Fish Fillet In Lemon Herb Butter Sauce

Looking for fish fillet recipes? Are you wondering about what to do with your cream dory or fish fillets? I have a bag of frozen cream dory in the fridge but I have run out of ideas on what to do with the fish. I have been frying the fish fillet but too much batter coated fish fillet takes away the excitement in the food. Luckily, I love making dishes

Adobong Isaw (Large Intestine)

Adobong isaw is an exotic dish. This dish is easy to cook and delicious despite of the fact that its primary ingredient is large intestine. I have learned to love isaw from my father in law. He would often buy large intestine and cooked them adobo style. Adobo is a popular Filipino dish as you can cook any meat into adobo. Isaw is great as appetizer and main dish. Adobong

Spicy Arrabbiata Pasta

Pasta arrabbiata is a light red pasta dish that is made of tomatoes, garlic and chili peppers. Arrabbiata which means “angry” in Italian because of the heat from the chili peppers is cooked in olive oil. This dish is full flavored making the pasta perfect for lunch, dinner and any occasion. There are several varieties of the arrabbiata pasta but most of the recipe includes tomatoes, parsley, garlic and red

Pork Giniling with Quial Eggs

Are you wondering about what food to serve your kids that got meat and vegetables? Well, how about pork giniling with quail eggs? My kids love this dish very much that they always beg me to make it. Okey! Beg is such as strong word, but it feels like it whenever they ask me to make this dish. So, there’s no doubt that your kids will also love pork giniling

Ginisang Upo with Sardinas

Looking for an easy, healthy but delicious Filipino food? Ginisang upo with sardines is a simple and healthy vegetable dish. Upo or white squash is as well known vegetable in the Philippines. This vegetable is used in many Filipino dishes. Ginisang Upo is perfect for health conscious individual. People trying to lose weight will definitely love this recipe not only because it is healthy but also quick and easy to

Pork Hocks Soup with Thick Noodles

Looking for ideas about how to cook pork hocks or what recipe to use them in? Pork hocks are often used for soup and other pork dishes. Hock is attached to the hog’s leg, the end of the leg bone. When cooked slowly and long the hocks meat becomes very tender while the broth extremely flavorful. Take note, hock is below the knee and just above the foot which makes

Potato Balls

I love potato balls! I first tried them at Tokyo Tokyo and they were great. I know it is easy to make just didn’t have time to make them. I am pregnant and craving for potatoes, its like potatoes are all I wanted to eat. So, I finally decided to make my favorite potato balls from my favorite Japanese fast food restaurant. Potato balls are made of mashed potatoes. So,

Lomi Recipe

Lomi or pancit lomi is a thick soup made with vegetables, eggs, liver, chicken and noodles. This hearty soup is best eaten steaming hot. This dish has several variations across the country. They are also readily available in many Chinese restaurants, local food stalls and supermarkets. Pancit lomi is a very popular soup dish in the Philippines. But, the most popular version is the Batangas lomi. I have tried the

Creamy Carbonara

Carbonara is a dish that originated in Italy. This Italian pasta dish made of eggs, bacon, cheese and black pepper. For the pasta, usually fettuccine, bucatini, linguine, rigatoni and spaghetti are used. Carbonara is my favorite pasta dish. I have tried both the American and Italian version and both taste great. However, my daughter prefers the creamy type carbonara. This creamy carbonara consists of cream, mushroom, ham and bacon. Carbonara

Ginataang Monggo with Dried Fish

Ginataang monggo with dried fish is a healthy dish because green mung beans are loaded with vitamins, high in protein and low in calories. In other words, this dish is loaded with nutrition and healthy benefits. Gintaaang monggo is a must try dish especially for those looking for a new taste. I love ginataang monggo which my mom always prepares when I was a kid. This dish is a staple

Pancit Lomi with Fried Wonton

Across the world, noodles are widely used for different dishes. In fact, noodles are staple food in many countries like Vietnam, China and other Southeast Asian countries. Noodles are made from dough which is then stretched, rolled flat or extruded and cut into several shapes. This recipe that I am sharing is makes use of thick noodles or egg noodles that one used for pancit lomi soup. This is my

Paksiw Na Pata

Paksiw na pata is a Filipino dish that you will love to eat again and again. This pork dish is simple but delicious. Paksiw na pata is made by braising the pork hocks in soy sauce, vinegar and sugar until tender and the sauce is thick. I love paksiw na pata dish, it is one of my favorite pork dish. I love the sweetness and saltiness of the dish. If

Custard Paste Recipe

Looking for quick and easy custard paste recipe? Custard paste is an essential accompaniment of brazo de Mercedes cake, a cake made from white eggs. But this is not the only use of custard paste for it is also great as bread filling and frosting for chiffon cake. When poured on chiffon cake and topped with grated cheese, you have yema cake. I don’t want to take a lot of

Yema Cake

Yema cake is a popular dessert that originated in the southern part of Luzon. This cake is easy to make and absolutely delicious. One bite and you are hook for life. This cake is made from chiffon or sponge then covered with creamy and sweet custard past and top with grated cheese. The cheese definitely helps balance the cake sweetness. If you are looking for yema cake recipe that is