Our home is somewhere in between two towns, about eleven miles both ways so we practice what we had done when we first came here. What I cooked for breakfast will sometimes overlap to lunch and dinner, and vice versa. There is no food wasted.
A national dish in the Philippines, pancit miki is a delicious noodle meal that comes together quickly. Learn about this dish as well as its many variations, and enjoy a mouthwatering recipe.
Who doesn't love pork sinigang? Who wouldn't like to slurp the steaming sour soup during lunch whether it's raining or scorching hot? Who wouldn't munch on crunchy vegetables? Nobody can resist the chewy and tender piece of cooked pork. Everybody loves the tasty sinigang!
Not sure how to plant ampalaya? This article will show you how to plant and care for this bitter gourd (without pesticides), as well as provide you with some easy recipes for cooking it up!
Anyone claiming that bitter melon is a favorite veggie would be considered as unusual. Most people do not like the bitter and pungent taste of bitter melon or bitter gourd. Here is a secret way of cooking ampalaya to reduce its bitter taste.
Preparing a green salad is very easy. It is also one the fastest dishes to whip at short notice. The only important requirement is to choose the freshest and crispiest lettuce leaves. Any kind of dressing will make the salad perfect.
Milkfish cooked in vinegar is a good dish to cook during weekends because it tastes better when served after a few days inside the refrigerator. Just put several pieces of everything in a bowl and heat in the microwave oven. Paksiw na bangus is best teamed with rice.
Eggplant is loaded with lots of fiber and zero fat content, and can s get rid of toxins from the body.
Pork sinigang is one of the many popular Filipino dishes in many parts of the world. Pork meat cooked in tamarind soup is a healthy and satisfying feast. The sour spicy taste of this sinigang dish tickles the tongue to repeat savoring the thick broth.
Catfish is a freshwater fish like the carp and often considered as delicacy but very affordable. In Asian cuisine, catfish is cooked in different ways: frying, grilling, and stewing in coconut milk.
Here's a quick and easy vegetable recipe for the busy homemaker. The mungbean soup is packed with nutrition and goes easy with rice or as one-bowl meal. Takes less then 30 minutes to cook.
Adobo is a Filipino dish that has become very popular because of its versatility. Originally a pork dish, the adobo meat can be replaced by chicken, fish, squid, and vegetables. Adobo can be cooked in any technique you want -- stewed, sautéed, or baked.
No time to cook but longing for hot delicious meals? There are lots of delicious dishes with simple recipes and quick cooking time to guide homemakers -- like the sautéed corned beef and cabbage, that even dads and kids can easily prepare. The ingredients are not expensive but bursting with good...
Centuries ago, a lot of Chinese dishes were introduced to the Filipino palate. Through the years, the original ingredients for each favorite recipe were modified and the cooking methods adjusted to fit the Filipino temperament in the kitchen. Enjoy cooking the popular Chinese Filipino dishes at...
Stories about goblins, elves, or little creatures hiding in shadows are often used by the elders to make sure that youngsters stay at home before twilight. This strategy for imposing discipline may be useful in rural places where ‘night life’ is often viewed as special occasions like a funeral wake...
Living a freelancer's life often means staying inside the house day-in and day-out while working on unlimited projects. Cooking food is often done in absent-minded manner and eating time can be a harried occasion. Rice is a good source of energy and packed with nutrition when mixed with veggies and...
The best hanging-out places in Manila are easy to find, reasonably-priced, and -- friendly. So that whenever you have a need to unwind or relax, you can ride anything: a taxi, an electric train, a bus, a jeepney, or even a ‘pedicab’ (bicycle with a carriage attached to the right side). The best...
Filipino food lovers have a strong sense of loyalty. A restaurant that is most favored has delicious food, an authentic ambiance, and hospitable service.
Tapuy, also tapey or bayah, is a Filipino rice wine originated in Batad, Banaue Rice Terraces, Philippines. This native wine is made from fermented rice, and similar to Japanese rice wine or 'sake'.
The Philippines is a country formed of many islands, big and small. It is no wonder varied influences from surrounding countries reached the islands and seeped into the tradition; then all combined to form the rich Filipino culture. The earlier Philippine cuisine has originated from...
Rice cakes are often considered as delicacies as well as everyday snack. They are traditionally offered during birthdays and festive celebrations. Rice cakes are given different colors to look more delicious. They are cooked in many ways: steaming, boiling, frying, grilling, roasting, and even...
Here are some creative breakfast dish ideas using fried rice that won't break the bank.
Traditional Japanese knives are divided into two classes: Honyaki knives are made from true-forged high-carbon steel, while kasumi knives are made by forging high-carbon steel and soft iron together. Here, learn the names of a wide variety of Japanese knives and how to use them.
Because cottage cheese is packed with muscle-building protein and unbelievably low-fat, bodybuilders and weightlifters favorited cottage cheese as important ingredient to snacks, meals, and desserts. As a milk product, cottage cheese has high-calcium content. It is so healthy, more pregnant women...
Maize or corn is a grass domesticated for its seeds or kernels. Wheat is on the 3rd spot as the world’s widely grown cereal grain, next to maize and rice.
Due to global recession, most people cring from throwing a party even for very special occasions like weddings, baptisms, eighteenth birthdays, and many more. During these hard times when cash is short and the budget is limited, it is almost unthinkable to host even a small party. But who says you...
According to one survey on MP3 users: more males listen to MP3 players than females -- plus they are young, educated, and have high incomes. The main advantage of MP3 is its compact size. MP3 music files are smaller than a typical audio CD.
The best way to unblock clogged sink pipes is easy and cheap. All you need is a box of baking soda, a cup of vinegar, and a pot of boiling water.
From furniture to car interiors, learn how to clean different types of upholstery.
The kitchen paring knife is quite small in size. Designed with a plain edge, a paring knife is intended to be all-purpose such as: de-veining shrimps, removing seeds, and cutting small garnishes.
Whole turkey can be cooked in different ways: roasted, baked, grilled, smoked, and deep-fried. Turkey meat is also processed as hams and sausages. Learn how to cook your own homemade turkey.
There are more than a thousand sources of money online for moms at home; but there are also many scams lurking in all corners of the Internet so beware. Just keep in mind that you're browsing these websites to find ways to earn money - not spend it. However, not all sites charging some fees are...
Without a set of good tires, your car will not run smoothly, and your engine will use more gas than it should. Your safety will also be at risk if you’re using the wrong tires for your car.
It is more fun to cook -- and eat outdoors. Organize a barbecue party easily with cooking grills. A grilling station with built-in food preparation areas won't heat up your kitchen. Choose your grill.
Sisig is a popular Filipino dish of spicy and fatty meat, traditionally pork. The dish has a unique blend of chili peppers, vinegar, salt, and soy sauce, and it pairs perfectly with hot rice. Learn how to make an authentic sisig at home!
The term 'banana' usually refers to the ripe banana with the soft and sweet flesh, and often eaten raw. The bananas that have firm and starchy flesh are called 'saba' by most Filipinos.
'Sinigang' is a favorite dish in the Philippines. It is a soup that is fairly prolific because it can be cooked in different ways and with different sets of vegetables and meat (pork, beef, chicken, various fish and seafoods). 'Sinigang' is usually eaten with rice, and typically served hot at...
Undergoing liquid diets are the popular way to lose weight these days, especially with celebrities who wanted to land a coveted role in movies. But how healthy are these liquid diets? Are there risks involved? Liquid diets are also nicknamed as 'detox diets' or the 'lemonade diet.' In fact, several...
Most homeowners take pride in having immaculately green grass on their lawns. Plant only the sturdiest species of grass and ground cover to save money on water and maintenance. Try planting shrubs.
Green beans are one of the most popular vegetables on the market These beans can be cooked in so many ways: sauteed, stewed, grilled, baked, and stir-fried. This is a recipe for a tasty, Chinese-inspired stir-fry.
With just a little creativity, you can make a nutritious and delicious Filipino gourmet meal on a budget.
Home-cooked food is healthier than those lunches you eat in fastfood chains. You save money on packed lunches because you may be using last night's dinner left-overs. Just be creative!