Budgetarian Cook

Hello foodies, I’m here to share you some of my recipes, cooking techniques and tips that I’ve acquired while learning how to cook. I cook and bake within a budget, thus the Budgetarian Cook. Enjoy and happy cooking!

Maja Blanca Recipe

Maja Blanca is a very easy Filipino dessert dish. It is also known as “Coconut Pudding” and is made with coconut milk, corn starch and sugar. The first maja blanca did not include corn and milk, but these were added later to improve flavour and texture. My mother used to make Maja Blanca during special occasions. I remember sneaking in the kitchen when no one was around and grab a

Garlic Butter Shrimp

Garlic butter shrimp, as the name suggests, is shrimp cooked with butter and garlic. Many people love the buttery, garlicky taste of this dish. This garlic butter shrimp is my family’s one of the most favourite recipes. I seldom cook this kind of seafood dish though, because it’s a bit pricey. But a family day calls for a special dish that everyone loves. Instead of going to a seafood restaurant

Leche Puto Recipe (Puto Flan)

Leche Puto or Puto Flan (Leche Flan Puto) is a Filipino food that is a combination of leche flan and puto. Leche flan is a dessert that has a sweet taste and soft texture, not to mention that this is one of my favorite desserts ever tasted. It is usually served in parties and also the very first one to be totally consumed by the visitors, just imagine how tasty

Fruit Cocktail Graham Icebox Cake

Well form the word itself, I guess you already got the idea. Fruit cocktail graham cake is a dessert, specifically a cake, which is made up of fruit cocktail and graham biscuits. There are many recipes that you can do with graham crackers, and this is one of them. To describe its output, it looks like a mango float but what differ in it are the toppings that you have

Coffee Jelly Recipe

Coffee jelly recipe made easy here. Feeling sleepy? Need Energy? Lots of paper works and don’t have time to sleep? Grab this amazing coffee jelly that keeps you alive from head to toe, from all your veins and from your whole soul. This dessert is full of energy and has stimulating ingredients that has a special role in our daily life. It can probably help you from your entire works.

Steamed Banana Muffins

Steamed banana muffin is a snack or “merienda”, loved by many Filipinos. If you love bananas so much then this will be your comfort food because its main ingredient is, of course, a ripe banana. Along with the ripe mashed banana are eggs, sugar, flour, baking soda, and butter (or oil). At first, it was just a cake or also known as “banana cake” and it is one of the

Pastimallows Recipe

Pastimallows: Well from the name itself, I’m guessing you already know what food this is. Yes, you’re right! Pastimallows is a combination of pastillas and marshmallows. These two are one of the kid’s favorite when it comes to sweets. So just imagine combining it into one bite, amazing right? This one is very easy to make, it’s like 123 or ABC, and you can finish making it just 15 minutes.

Fish Lumpia (Tulingan) with Malunggay

Fish lumpia or lumpiang isda is a good alternative if you want to make healthier, lighter and cheaper version of lumpiang shanghai. You can use any type of firm fish like Bangus, Galunggong, Tambakol, etc. and turn them into these delicious rolls. But since I have a few leftover of Sinaing na Tulingan, I thought I should give it some twist. This is the first time I tried adding malunggay.

Maruya (Banana Fritters) Recipe

Maruya or Banana Fritters is one of my favorite snacks especially when I was in grade school. Every afternoon, the stores beside our school sell different snacks made from banana, cassava and sweet potato. I always buy banana cue or maruya. Having the taste of a pancake with a sweetness of banana, Maruya can make a simple yet yummy snack. Maruya is basically made of ripe (or overripe) banana, flour,

Cassava Cake Recipe

Cassava cake is a yummy, fudgy and flavorful dessert made of grated cassava, coconut milk, eggs and condensed milk. There are so many delicacy and souvenir shops that sell special cassava cake. Ralo’s, Rodilla’s are some of the few. Usually topped with macapuno, custard or grated cheese, Cassava cake is a delectable treat everyone would love. But don’t worry, you can make at the comfort of your home. Cassava, also called

Pineapple Pudding Recipe

Pineapple gelatin pudding, or simply Pineapple Pudding, is an easy and simply fruit dessert to make this summer. It’s a perfect treat for those pineapple lovers but can’t eat the fresh ones. It’s summertime! It also means that it’s time to harvest those tropical fruits. And one of my favorites is pineapple. My dad harvested some from the farm and brought home today. I was wondering what kind of dessert

Pizza Bread Roll | Pizza Roll | Bread Roll

Pizza bread roll, or simply Pizza Roll, is a yummy and scrumptious snack for everyone, especially your kids. It is good as appetizers for parties and potlucks too. Pizza bread roll is perfect if you are craving for some pizza slices but too lazy to go out or order. You can make some of these bread rolls in a jiffy. In this recipe, you will just need a few ingredients,

How to Make Oreo Popsicle Creamy and Yummy

Oreo Popsicle is an easy, quick and yummy dessert that anyone can try. You just need a few ingredients, toss it in a mixing bowl, freeze and voila, you got a quick fix for your sweet cravings. For those who love Oreo cookies, this recipe is for you. Kids and kids-at-heart would surely love this one. You can also let your kids join you when making these yummy treats. Let’s

Kutsinta Recipe

Kutsinta is one of the most food cravings in the Philippines for it’s a tasty and scrumptious native delicacy. This steamed rice cake filled with flours and a dash of sugar is packed with a large amount of carbohydrates to replace lost energy after tiring hours and to engage again in different kinds of activities. Its shiny texture on the outside and a sticky texture inside resulted by lye water

Palitaw Recipe

This delightful palitaw captivates a lot of people because of its distinctive taste and its plump consistency. These chewy dumplings can find especially in public markets and churchyards. Traditionally, It is mostly made of glutinous rice which is soaked in water overnight, then milled to make a dough which is also used in other native rice cakes such as bibingka, suman, espasol, sapin-sapin and puto. This glutinous rice has a

Chicken Tinola Recipe (Tinolang Manok)

Tinolang manok or Chicken Ginger Stew with Vegetables is a kind of a chicken soup filled with green papaya, malunggay leaves, chili plant leaves and/or sayote. The juice from a simmered chicken with ginger, garlic and onion makes the soup more interesting to consume. It makes the soup richer in flavor and natural. It’s good and so flavorful; the ginger gives a distinct flavor in this food making a big

Graham Balls Recipes

Graham Balls are so sweet and soft dessert you can munch all day and all night long. This heavenly soft yummy nom noms is just a dessert you can’t refuse to eat. Its texture, its taste, its color, its appearance and all its personality make it so attractive and easier to be liked. This favorite sweet course is made by just using marshmallow as its body, covered by a rich

How to Make Ice Cream without Ice Cream Maker (Cookies and Choco Cream)

How to make ice cream? That’s the question that popped in my head one hot Sunday afternoon while watching a TV commercial about ice cream of different flavors. My mouth literally watered when the endorser deliciously savor the thick chocolate flavored ice cream and put a teaspoonful on her mouth. Buying a liter of ice cream can be costly, especially for those who have big family like mine. I‘ll be

How to Make Pastillas De Leche or Milk Candy

Pastillas Recipe Pastillas or pastillas de leche is a sweet candy with a succulent flavor of milk. Its rich flavor and its soft consistency make you crave for more. This lush dessert has a lot of ways to make. Different in size, on shape, and sometimes in process and in many other characteristics, but the most important is that whatever kind of sweet milk candies you have, they still have

Turon Recipe (How to Cook Turon or Banana Spring Rolls)

The concert of this dessert is now starting! If you want to eat a banana with a twist, try this Philippine-made turon. It is a dessert made of a sliced banana WRAPPED and ROLLED in a spring roll wrapper and then deep frying it. Its sweetness and its crunch sound so delightful to eat. People add jackfruit too. It gives a special distinct flavor and aroma that is so attractive