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Tilapia with Fermented Black Beans

Are you wondering about what to do with fermented black beans or tausi? Or tired of serving just deep fried tilapia to your family? Well, tilapia are one of the inexpensive fish that are great for steaming and frying. I always buy tilapia at our local supermarket because my husband loves fish. But, I don’t want to serve just deep fried fish every time he wants fish for lunch or

White Beans Recipe: Ginisang Bitsuelas Beans

Are you looking for white beans recipe? Well, if you are then you have come to the right page. My white kidney beans recipe are healthy and tasty. I learned this recipe from my mom who always cooked it for my dad who loves white beans. So, I grow up eating bitsuelas beans. I often make this dish because like my mom, I want the best for my kids. But,

Filipino Style Chicken Afritada

Chicken afritada are popular filipino dish. In the Philippines, there are several tomato based dishes that you can prepare for birthdays, wedding, fiesta and special occasions. But, if you want your party to be remembered then it is important to serve a special dish like afritada. Chicken afritada are one of the dishes that your guests and family will remember. I love cooking different dishes and afritada are one of

Chicken Caldereta Recipe

Caldereta or kaldereta is a staple food of filipinos. Caldereta is a type of meat stew that is very popular in Luzon or tagalog region of the Philippines. The history of this dish is unknown, but since the word “kaldereta” is taken from a Spanish word, caldereta which means cooking pot or cauldron. So, it seems this dish has a Spanish origin. Anyway, I’m a lover of good food and

No Bake Lasagna

Are you wondering about how to make lasagna without an oven? I don’t have an oven but it didn’t stop me from making my favorite food, lasagna. I’m no Garfield, but I really do love lasagna. I often eat at Greenwich to satisfy my cravings as they do served good lasagna. But eating out is expensive for a family of 6, so I decided to just make this pasta dish

Chicken Inasal Recipe

Chicken inasal, an authentic filipino grilled chicken dish. This ilonggo dish are done by marinating the chicken pieces in a special blend of spices before grilling them. Grilling chicken are easy, no doubt about it. But this grilled chicken dish are not as simple as it sounds. Chicken inasal are very popular dish because of its unique taste. In order to make the best chicken inasal, you need to marinate

Braised Chicken Feet Recipe

I love chicken feet since I was a kid. My mom doesn’t cook chicken feet, but when we dine at Chinese restaurants they always order a small bowl of chewy cartilage, bones and skin. In the Philippines, chicken feet more popularly known as adidas (shoe brand) are marinated in a unique blend of spices and grilled. Filipinos also use chicken feet for adobo. But I prefer the Chinese way of

Filipino Style Liver Steak

My mom often cooked liver when I was a child, so I grew up eating liver pork steak. Liver is a good source of iron and since I was anemic, my mom insisted I eat liver. The first time I eat liver pork steak, I love it immediately. In my opinion, mom cooks the best liver steak. I have tried different liver steaks but nothing compares to my mom’s recipe.

Sarciadong Isda

Fish sarciado or sarciadong isda in tagalog is an easy to cook dish. I love fish than chicken, I don’t mind eating fish daily because there are a lot of things you can do with fish. In fact, if you have left over fried fish, you can create a new dish out of it. Sarciadong isda is a good example of an easy to cook fish dish. Sarciadong isda is

Adobong Pusit

Adobong pusit is another one of my favorite squid dish because it’s easy to cook and delicious. I love squid, whether deep fried or grilled I can’t get enough of it. So, when I learned how to cook adobong pusit years ago, I always prepare this dish to my family. If you are looking for a new adobo recipe, try my adobong pusit recipe. Adobo is an amazing dish as

Adobo Recipe

Adobo is dubbed as national dish (pambansang ulam) of Filipinos. It is an indigenous cuisine that dates back centuries even before the Philippines got conquered by Spain. If the books about adobo are true then this dish is an authentic Filipino recipe, made by the natives. Regardless of the adobo recipe origin, this dish is worth trying. Adobo is a simple dish to prepare, anyone can cook adobo. With adobo

Lechon Kawali

Pan roasted pork or lechon kawali is a crispy pork belly deep fried. It is a popular main dish and pulutan in the Philippines. The pork is seasoned before cooking then chopped into bite sizes and accompanied with spicy vinegar or mang tomas. My husband and kids love lechon kawali. I don’t cook this dish all the time but when I do they eat every piece. My husband and daughter

Paksiw na Bangus

Paksiw is a dish, wherein the fish with scales still intact poached in vinegar and ginger. The word Paksiw is a native term for pickling meat and fish. This is a filipino staple dish, a favorite of many Filipinos. Paksiw is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Paksiw na bangus or milkfish in English is the most common paksiw dish. There are many fishes cooked as paksiw such as black

Baguio Beans Recipe

Baguio beans with ground pork also called ginisang sitaw (sautéed string beans) are a Filipino staple food. This dish is easy to prepare that in just 10 minutes you can have a healthy, delicious and balanced meal for your family. My green beans recipe is so easy to follow that you don’t have to be an expert in the kitchen to make this dish. Green beans also known as snap

Pork Tonkatsu Recipe

Tonkatsu is a western style Japanese food. It is a pork meat cut thinly then breaded with flour, egg and bread crumbs. Tonkatsu is never considered a healthy food but as a comfort food. This western style dish is so easy to prepare that you don’t need to look for a Japanese restaurant to indulge your craving. With my tonkatsu recipe, making tonkatsu is very easy especially when most of

Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Chicken Alfredo pasta is a rich creamy dish that my family loves so much. Each time I cook Chicken Alfredo my kid’s mouth water in anticipation as they can’t wait to dig into the rich creamy sauce that I pour over their pasta. By the way, my chicken Alfredo recipe is the westernized version, the one you see all over the internet. The original Alfredo sauce recipe is made of