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Rainy day eats: Pasta sa Aligue (Pasta in crab fats)

Normally, on a cold and rainy day, I would whip up something soupy. But today, my gut is telling me it’s craving for pasta. So I scoured our pantry for whatever available ingredient I can find to use for my pasta dish. Luckily for me, I still have half a bottle of “aligue” stored in… Continue reading Rainy day eats: Pasta sa Aligue (Pasta in crab fats)

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Mango and Kesong Puti salad

I’m foregoing meat this week, or so I’ll try. I decided to come up with a salad I’m familiar with.  It’s typical of a green salad but I’m tossing in my favorite cheese: the local kesong puti  that I bought at the supermarket. It’s the Filipino version of a cottage cheese made from unskimmed carabao’s… Continue reading Mango and Kesong Puti salad

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Sweet February

One of the sweetest thing that happened to me this ‘month of Hearts’ is a chance to bond with close friends at the “The Sweetest Thing” Valentine’s Day Picnic Dinner at the Rockwell Tent. Why not? Having a sumptuous three-course meal with my buddies was enough to get me in the mood for Valentine’s Day.… Continue reading Sweet February

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My New Year’s resolution: to eat like a Laotian

I promised myself that before the year 2012 is over, I would write again about my November visit to Vientiane. It was one of the most memorable events in my life this year. Maybe I ought to write a life recap before the New Year starts, but I felt the need to do this first.… Continue reading My New Year’s resolution: to eat like a Laotian

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Carrot Cake Muffins on Christmas Day

Merry Christmas! This is indeed the time of year when we can relax and enjoy lazing at our homes, having family reunions and welcoming “inaanaks” who make the time and effort to visit you at home. However, my “clan” opted for a family gathering ahead of Christmas day and so visited us here in our… Continue reading Carrot Cake Muffins on Christmas Day

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Chicken Omurice

There’s this particular scene in Rooftop Prince where the heroine, Park-ha (Han Ji Min), prepared a hearty dish for the err, “lost”  Crown Prince (Park Yu-Chun) and his entourage. It captured my attention because judging from the ingredients she used, it was fairly easy to make. So after watching that episode (I think that’s in… Continue reading Chicken Omurice

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Chocolates and Churros @ the BayLeaf, Intramuros

There’s this new coffee shop near our office headquarters in Intramuros, Manila which got me really impressed. I’ve been eyeing it for some months now but never really got the nerve to go up there. Until one fine morning, when I decided to have some coffee after leaving the office building. Much to my delight,… Continue reading Chocolates and Churros @ the BayLeaf, Intramuros

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Lunch at Binulo

If you want a unique experience of Filipino cuisine, try Binulo Restaurant in Clark Field, Angeles City, Pampanga. On our way back to Manila after a three -day vacation in Kuala Lumpur two months ago, my friends and I were looking for a resto were we can have brunch.  We were at Tunes Hotel and… Continue reading Lunch at Binulo

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Peach Semifreddo

There’s a one whole can of peach halves sitting on our food counter. I thought of making a peach jam but after seeing this recipe featured in a Yummy Magazine, I immediately worked on using this peaches for a semifreddo treat. Making Peach Semifreddo is fun because it taught me to adopt that “wait-and-see” attitude… Continue reading Peach Semifreddo

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Bread Pudding for Breakfast

When I don’t want stale bread to go to waste, I immediately think of making a bread pudding. It’s the easiest thing to do and the recipe is so simple. I got the basic recipe from Yummy Magazine (Summit Publishing) and I’m so happy that it helped me this much to be confident in baking.… Continue reading Bread Pudding for Breakfast