Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

PASTEL DE POLLO + video


Pastel de Pollo,also known as simply pastel literally translates to 'chicken pie’. Pastel in Spanish means ‘pie’, Pollo means ‘chicken’. This is my chickenless version of this classic Spanish savory pie dish. I serve pastel with or without crust...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

GINATAANG KALABASA + video


Ginataang Kalabasa is a traditional Filipino food made from squash cooked in coconut milk, an all-time favorite in my family. It is a fusion of our ancient Malay and Mexican food heritage...

Monday, August 11, 2014

CREMA DE FRUTA + video


CREMA DE FRUTA- - is a rich and flavorful dessert found in every Filipino home for special occassions or Sunday family gatherings. In fact, the reason I made this now with a pasta dish was for my simple birthday meal shared with my family...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

VEGGIE CHILI CON CARNE + video


Chili Con Carne (meaning chili with meat), also known as simply 'chili'  originated in San Antonio, Texas in the 1880’s as a way of stretching available meat in the kitchen of the poor Tejanos (persons of Mexican descent born and living in Texas)...

Sunday, August 3, 2014

SPECIAL MAJA BLANCA + video


In response to my sister Claudine's request for my recipe of maja blanca, I’m sharing this recipe with  her and with all of you my friends. This is a richer version of the usual maja blanca mais with latik and budbod (toasted grated coconut topping), because of the addition of cream and cheese. So that's why I call it special...

Sunday, June 15, 2014

SINABAWANG KABUTE

For a long, long time here in our country, kabute (mushrooms) were believed to be ‘bulaklak ng kulog at kidlat’ (flowers of thunderbolt and lightning) since they usually appear a day or two after heavy rains and thunderstorms...

Saturday, May 3, 2014

GINATAANG HALO-HALO





It is an old Filipino family tradition to cook Ginataang Halo-halo to welcome a newly-born baby. The coconut milk signifies increasing prosperity. The little sago pearls and bilo-bilo (rice balls) signify coins or money flowing in for the family. Well, no harm in following tradition! So last week I was busy preparing this delicious favorite afternoon snack to welcome the arrival of my newly-born third apo (grandchild)-- charming little baby Chintamoni dasi...

Friday, February 21, 2014