Budgetarian Cook

Puff Pastry Snail Recipe

Puff Pastry Snail is a very nifty recipe. You can stuff the puff pastry with any filling of your choosing. You can try jams, preserves, cheese, chocolate and the list goes on! I love making Puff Pastry Snails with bacon and cheese. I love making them for picnics or for days at the beach. They’re great with kids and adults alike. I once made some for a breakfast potluck with

Pininyahang Manok Recipe (Creamy Chicken with Pineapples)

If you want an easy and quick chicken dish (aside from chicken adobo) well, why don’t you try Pininyahang Manok? This creamy and sweet, with a hint of sourness from the pineapple, chicken recipe will surely give you a delightful dinner the whole family will enjoy. Best paired with steamy, freshly cooked rice and you’ll soon have a happy tummy! Pininyahang Manok is an easy-to-cook and very simple (also popular)

Tortang Talong (Eggplant Omelette) Recipe

When I was a kid, I used to despise eggplants. They taste funny and they smell funny, too. I always thought that eggplants tasted horrible—even without actually eating one. My mother would always try to bribe me to eat my eggplants, but I always declined no matter how much ice cream or chocolate she promised to get me. I was adamant about my personal childhood war against all eggplants. I

Daing ng Bangus (Milkfish)

Daing na Bangus is an easy fish recipe you can prepare anytime of the day. This recipe is milkfish marinated in the blend of vinegar, salt, garlic and pepper. Although the name of this dish is “Daing na Bangus”, it is not prepared the way other salted and dried fish are preserved. Vinegar helps to preserve the fish. This method comes handy especially to those who can’t go to the

How To Make Dynamite Sticks

Dynamite Sticks, also known as Dynamite Rolls, Chili Cheese Sticks or Dynamite Spring Rolls, is one of my favorite finger foods now. Oh, don’t worry. Dynamite is just a term we used for this recipe, but this is absolutely non-explosive. This crunchy, tasty and a lil bit spicy finger food is a perfect partner for beer. Filled with ground meat (any kind of meat) and cheese, this can make any

Spaghetti with Ground Beef and Hotdogs

My childhood days were filled with spaghetti. We’d have spaghetti on special occasions, on birthdays, or on just random days. It was like the number one food among children—second only to cakes, ice cream and chocolate. Spaghetti with Ground Beef and Hotdogs! Filipino Spaghetti is a bit different from the one most people are familiar with. Filipino spaghetti is sweet and cheesy. It is also common to see some hotdogs, ham

Sauteed Shrimp Paste Recipe (Ginisang Bagoong)

Mangoes taste so much better with Sautéed Shrimp Paste (Ginisang Bagoong). I love how the Bagoong can add so much oomph to the mango without being to overpowering the flavour. Although, some of my friends argue that eating Sautéed Shrimp Paste can give you bad breath and sometimes, Sautéed Shrimp Paste can be too fishy, I still love pairing it with sliced mangoes. It’s hard to find the perfect Sautéed

Puso Ng Saging Recipe ( Banana Blossom Patties)

Puso ng Saging Patties Video Recipe Now you can watch video of this recipe at you tube Banana Blossom Patties – I have a friend who is a vegetarian. Now, I don’t have anything against them, but I couldn’t really imagine living the rest of my life without ever eating chicken, fish, pork and beef. However, as much as I love meat, I am also very intrigued by the vegetarians’

Chocolate-Flavored Pancake Recipe

Chocolate Pancake Recipe – Chocolate is one of the best creations on earth. It’s one of the best inventions—second only to the internet—of all time. It was flipping channels on the TV once when I saw a show about creating desserts. It was the show about chefs creating desserts and winning something. I really can’t remember much about it, but I do remember seeing the chefs using big bowls of

Easy Chicken Adobo Recipe

  Adobo is a very popular Filipino dish. It is done by stewing chicken—or any other meat—in vinegar and soy sauce. It is known for its distinct scent and flavor. Adobo has becoming a very popular dish with people all over the world starting to enjoy the savory, salty and sour goodness only found in this dish! I love Chicken Adobo. I like the tender and juicy chicken in that

Champorado Recipe (Chocolate Rice Pudding)

Champorado Recipe is a Filipino chocolate porridge dish. It is traditionally made with glutinous or malagkit rice and cocoa tablets or tableya, but you can also use cocoa powder to make this dish. This dish is perfect hot or cold. This can be served as a meal or as a snack. Growing up, I have always loved Champorado. I love the creamy texture and the sweet chocolate flavour. Love my

Sauteed Pechay and Tofu Recipe

Sauteed Pechay and Tofu Recipe – Have you ever had a time when you simply can’t eat meat anymore as if your taste bud became so bland that the only food you want to eat is veggies? Well, I’m currently experiencing that. Probably because my diet this week was mostly meat. Well, who can resist the tasty Lechon courtesy of our neighbor who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary? Who can

Pork Sinigang Recipe

Pork sinigang – I have a strong penchant for things that are sour and salty. I love the feeling of something sour on my tongue and the way the sourness seem to travel down my throat as well. That being said, I love the tangy and savory flavor of Pork Sinigang. It is so awesome and great that I literally can’t find words to describe it. We can’t put a

Easy Pancit Palabok Recipe

Pancit Palabok is one of my most favorite dishes. Love the orange sauce and the different toppings. I love the different mix of textures and flavors in every bite. I eat Pancit Palabok as much as I can. When I throw parties, you can be sure that Pancit Palabok will always be present on my table. I also order it when I eat out—my favorite is in Jollibee. Pancit Palabok

Pancake Recipe from Scratch Without Milk

Pancake Recipe are my most favorite breakfast food of all time. I have been crazy about them since I was a little kid. You can eat pancakes with almost anything! You can eat it with the classic syrup and butter combination or you could go crazy and add fruit, crème and jam! The possibilities are endless! Pancakes are one of the best foods and it’s very simple to make. The

Easy Chicken Afritada Recipe

Chicken Afritada – it’s  tasty and juicy chicken and the different vegetables in it. Chicken afritada is a dish in a beautiful tomato sauce. It mainly has carrots, potatoes and bell peppers, but you can go crazy and add more things like hotdog, peas and pineapples! It’s a well-loved dish by a lot of Filipinos and every family and every region have their own special way of making it. (You can