Bacon-Wrapped Steak

Bacon-Wrapped Steak

Who doesn’t love a few crisp strips of bacon? And who can resist a big, burly juicy steak? Well, now here’s something for lovers of both… a huge, shiny, sizzling bacon-wrapped beef steak for any day of the week!   Even if you’re in no mood to cook, this is the easiest thing to do […]

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Pad Thai : A Grub Kit Makes Dinner Easy

Pad Thai : A Grub Kit Makes Dinner Easy

  Flat rice noodles grazed on a medley of tangy tamarind with a hint of salty fish sauce, topped with onions, scallions, bean sprouts, tofu,crushed peanuts and finished off with a spritz of lime . Did you ever think this meal could come from a kit? Unbelievable ? I imagine what’s going on in your […]

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Blueberry- Purple Yam Tart : Filipino Flavors for Pie Day

Blueberry- Purple Yam Tart : Filipino Flavors for Pie Day

  The plump, tart blueberries cooked in syrup and laced with lemon juice, popped in my mouth. Unexpectedly a burst of fresh blueberry juice released its glory in my being. I closed my eyes dreamily as I licked the spoonful of sweet purple yam the berries were cradled in. And last but not the least, […]

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Eggplant and Okra Stew : Dad Would Have Approved !

Eggplant and Okra Stew : Dad Would Have Approved !

I peeked through my grocery bags and found a bounty of vegetables… long, shiny purple colored Chinese eggplants, a fresh pound of plump okra its fuzzy green outer skin enticed me to cook it right away, a large piece of fresh ginger with its coarse, flesh -colored outer skin gave way to  yellow fibrous insides […]

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Cookie Dough-lympics: Million Layer Chocolate-Rum-Coconut-Guava-Caramel No Bake Cookie Dough Cake

Cookie Dough-lympics: Million Layer Chocolate-Rum-Coconut-Guava-Caramel No Bake Cookie Dough Cake

This is a cake that’s extravagant, exquisite and unexpectedly easy to make. A million decadent flavors went into this spectacular dessert : a bottomless chocolate crust, cookie dough with choco morsels & marshmallows, coconut flakes, guava paste, butterscotch chips, condensed milk and finally, topped with an extra layer of cookie dough immersed with rum. Yum! […]

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Jackfruit “Langka” Ice Cream, A Filipino Frozen treat

Jackfruit “Langka” Ice Cream, A Filipino Frozen treat

 The little sharp  protrusions on the oval-shaped green fruit, measuring the size of a watermelon used to scare me as a child. Once, I curiously touched the pointy tips on the fruit’s surface and felt a dull prick on my tiny fingers. I ran away and did not want to return to the kitchen.   That […]

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The Filipino Turon ng Saging, Banana Fritters with Mango Syrup

The Filipino Turon ng Saging, Banana Fritters with Mango Syrup

  The crisp fritters were hot off the skillet, freshly made, crunchy at the first bite, flakey wafer-like bits falling off the plate. Inside the fritter, I tasted a sweet, succulent banana plantain, which is also called “saging saba” (say “sa-guing sa-bah” ) by Filipinos.   I slowly dipped this crisp banana creation in a […]

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