Asian Pan-seared Salmon on Bean Sprouts and Japanese Eggplants

Asian Pan-seared Salmon on Bean Sprouts and Japanese Eggplants

Whenever school starts, I’m always asked by other moms how I made my sons like fish and vegetables when they were growing up. There was no secret to it. I just cooked fish and vegetables regularly on weeknights, weekends or any day possible. I just cooked, served and called everyone to dinner. Every single day, […]

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Filipino Stir Fry Beef Strips with Napa Cabbage, Carrots, Beans

Filipino Stir Fry Beef Strips with Napa Cabbage, Carrots, Beans

In the summer, the markets are abundant with so many fresh vegetables. It becomes incredibly easy to make meals! I come home with a bundle of veggies and can’t wait to cook it all. What makes this dish distinct? It’s just easy to do. A lot of Filipino meals start with a basic stir fry. […]

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Grilled Pork Menudo : Filipino Pork Stew with Potatoes and Peppers

Grilled Pork Menudo : Filipino Pork Stew with Potatoes and Peppers

Since summer started, we’ve been on an outdoor grilling mode. “Inihaw na baboy” or grilled pork shoulder was often on our menu. Blame it on the heat and the ease of preparing it. The aroma of grilled pork bbq was always so inviting each time. The scent of it all just caught on. So much […]

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Filipino Burong Mangga : Green Mango Pickles, Sweet Tart Goodbye to Summer

Filipino Burong Mangga : Green Mango Pickles, Sweet Tart Goodbye to Summer

Filipinos love to snack on green mangoes. Yes, those green unripe fruits, sliced open and served with a shrimp paste or plain sea salt sprinkled on top. Those were always the best. Can you believe this is street food in the Philippines?  I was never allowed by my parents , for reasons only known to […]

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Rice Toppings of Garlic Lemon Rosemary Roast Chicken

Rice Toppings of Garlic Lemon Rosemary Roast Chicken

It’s Sunday. You have good leftovers from Saturday dinner. You also have to make Sunday supper quickly because the weekend was a busy whirl. But what if the good leftovers were Garlic Lemon Rosemary Roast Chicken from the “Mom 100 Cookbook”? Well then, get ready to relish some delightful Rice Toppings.     Rice toppings […]

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Pineapple Chili Pork BBQ Skewers

Pineapple Chili Pork BBQ Skewers

Rub some spice, mix in the sweet pineapple, throw in the tart little tomatoes, brush on the chili, char-grill it and you’ll have a mind-boggling meal on a stick! Whether it’s the middle of the year or the middle of the week , this is one of the easiest meals . Make these for yourself, […]

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Grilled Chicken Wings in Sesame Flavors

Grilled Chicken Wings in Sesame Flavors

“Where are the sesame seeds for the chicken wings? “ came the question from the kitchen. It was quickly followed by cooking instructions : “You should have oven-baked the chicken wings first. That way, it’s faster to grill them. I always do it that way.” That was cooking advice from my oldest son. He just  taught […]

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Mom’s Classic Potato Salad

Mom’s Classic Potato Salad

One of the first salads I learned from my mom was this classic and very delicious potato salad. It was rich, creamy, filling and comforting in every way.  We’ve always enjoyed it chilled, perhaps even better, a day later. And I was often tasked to peel the potatoes. It was one of the first things […]

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Tomato-Mango Salsa with Filipino Pork Binagoongan : Pork Shoulder in Tomatoes & Coconut

Tomato-Mango Salsa with Filipino Pork Binagoongan : Pork Shoulder in Tomatoes & Coconut

The tomato-mango salsa is a classic Filipino side to almost any dish. Its sweet-salty flavors go well with almost any Asian entrée. Best of all, the tomato is one of the most versatile ingredients. Anywhere we go in the world, there is a tomato somewhere, in some market and it is not hard to find […]

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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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