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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“Eat Write Retreat 2012″ Lessons Learned and Winning Recipes

“Eat Write Retreat 2012″ Lessons Learned and Winning Recipes

From half way across the world, while I was in Asia, my husband’s frantic email reached me “Do you want me to sign you up NOW for “Eat Write Retreat”?  It was a message sent in panic mode. There was a sense of urgency to his tone. As soon as the early bird sign-ups for […]

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Mama’s Table : A Private Catered Meal by Chef Vicky Tinio Clemente in Baguio City

Mama’s Table : A Private Catered Meal by Chef Vicky Tinio Clemente in Baguio City

She went home to take care of her parents. She lived and worked in Canada  as a chef.  But her Mama needed her, so she went back to her family. Mama’s Table is an amazing story of a chef who went home to look after her parents, and she never looked back. Vicky Tinio Clemente […]

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NYC Bloggers Bake Sale : Share Our Strength for No Kid Hungry by 2015

NYC Bloggers Bake Sale : Share Our Strength for No Kid Hungry by 2015

My sweet, sticky Cinnamon Rolls and I headed bright and early to New York city one  Saturday morning in April, to the NYC Food Bloggers Bake Sale at the Brooklyn Flea Market. The Brooklyn Flea generously allowed us to sell our baked goodies all day, in a centrally located large food tent.   So what […]

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Purple Yam’s Asian-fusion at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn

Purple Yam’s Asian-fusion at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn

You know the food must be good if you have to travel 50 miles for Purple Yam’s grilled barbecue ribs. Which is exactly what I did on a Saturday. Purple Yam Restaurant’s Asian-fusion food was at Dekalb Market in Brooklyn. It was a must-stop on my Saturday itinerary or else my son threatened to throw […]

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies : And a Manila MeetUp of Food Bloggers

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies : And a Manila MeetUp of Food Bloggers

Joey arrived first. She’s the most seasoned of us 4, and has been food blogging the longest. Dudut, arrived next. A  sweet, faithful friend who hugged me warmly. Tracey came running in after everyone else. We hugged, we shrieked, we laughed just like old friends do. This is a post about an OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP […]

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Nora Daza’s Chop Suey  & Meeting Nora

Nora Daza’s Chop Suey & Meeting Nora

Chop Suey is an all-time favorite vegetable dish, popular among Filipinos. It is a medley of different greens mixed with slivers of chicken, pork and shrimps in a soy sauce base. The best recipe I make often is from the classic Filipino cookbook “Let’s Cook with Nora” by Nora Daza. And by sheer chance, one […]

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Guisadong Talong: Filipino Eggplant Saute

Guisadong Talong: Filipino Eggplant Saute

I’m back from a long trip from my home country , the Philippines. I brought back with me a bundle of stories, memories, snapshots of friends and family, and a slew of recipes to share with you. But like all travelers, I am sleepy, weary and jet-lagged .  Asia has a 13+ hour time zone […]

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PASTA INNAMORATI : Sweetheart’s Pasta

PASTA INNAMORATI : Sweetheart’s Pasta

  One of the sweetest treats  for your sweetie on Valentine’s is a delightful pasta dinner. Even better, try making it yourself from the comfort of your home, away from the crowds and long waits at restaurants during these times. Here’s a great pasta dish that is so superb you’ll be amazed at how easy […]

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Mini Filipino Ensaimadas : A Noche Buena Holiday Treat

Mini Filipino Ensaimadas : A Noche Buena Holiday Treat

When we were growing up in the Philippines, our Christmases were indelibly marked with attending midnight mass. I can’t forget the church, packed with people, Christmas hymns , brightly lit décor and “parol” lanterns around, the long sermon,seeing friends and their families. And no matter how oppressive the heat was inside the church (we grew […]

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