Thursday, November 29, 2012


Miss Paez was my Grade 1 teacher at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School in Quezon City. She was a gentle, soft-spoken lady whom everyone respected and obeyed diligently in school. One day, she showed us a nice chart showing the “Basic Four Food Groups”. The food groups were separated by four squares and grouped namely as (a) fruits and vegetables, (b) meat and eggs, (c) milk and milk products, (d) bread and cereals...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Hello Friends!

GULAY Book 4, the fourth book in the series, is now available as an ebook at Smashwords.

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Thank you and happy cooking!

Friday, November 16, 2012


In the days of our grandmothers and their grandmothers before them, this was the standard 'ulam' (main dish) every Friday. 

Ginisang Munggo or sauteed mung beans is a very popular Filipino dish, a very common way to cook boiled mongo, also known as 'balatong'...

Monday, November 12, 2012


All over the Philippines specially in the Bicol region and in the south, in Mindanao island, green langka (jackfruit) is cooked in rich coconut milk with lots of chilis. This
 favorite vegetable dish is known as Ginataang Langka...

Sunday, November 4, 2012


An adaptation of Cantonese wonton soup that became popular in the town of Molo, Iloilo province. It is called 'pansit' but it has no noodles in it!...

Friday, November 2, 2012


Tofu Wonderfood 

Years ago, I was in Cagayan de Oro City, south of the Philippines, on a lecture trip. One of the students, Teresa Tiu, brought a tray of tofu to be cooked and fed to the guests. I learned that the tofu was home-made. It was made by Teresa’s family. It was their small family business. As a tofu-eating vegetarian I was impressed. Nowadays it is  rare to find whole families  working together to provide people with such a wonderfood as tofu...