Cooking and eating ampalaya that was grown in your own garden is a truly gratifying experience. This article will show you how to plant and care for ampalaya (without pesticides), as well as provide you with some easy recipes for cooking up the bitter, delicious gourd!
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. Eggplants will help 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.
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...
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 strong sense of loyalty. A restaurant that was most favorited has: delicious food, an authentic ambiance, and a 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...
Tired of the usual bowl of cereal, cup of coffee, and buttered toasts on the breakfast table? You don’t have to spend more to have a change in the menu. Use a bit of imagination and left-overs inside the refrigerator, anyone can easily whip out a delicious fried rice dish for the morning rush.
Traditional Japanese knives are divided into two classes. Honyaki knives are made from true-forged high-carbon steel. Kasumi knives are made through forging high-carbon steel and soft iron together.
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.
Clogging of pipes is caused by liquid fats, coffee grounds, and small bits of food. Films of grease will form on the pipe walls and create build-up of small waste particles.
The term ‘upholstery' originated from the words ‘up' and ‘holden', or ‘to hold up.' Upholstery is the work that provides furniture (particularly seats and beds) with the following: padding, springs, webbing, and fabric/leather covers. However, the word ‘upholstery' is commonly used to...
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.
Common cooking methods for the liver and the kidney are sautéing, grilling, and frying. Some are poached and seared. Learn to cook and eat home-cooked Asian foods. Quick and easy to cook dishes.
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.
The term "sisig" refers to the spicy and fatty meat dish, popular all over the Philippines. It has a unique blend of chili peppers, vinegar, salt, and soy sauce. Perfect with hot rice.
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.
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 always abundant in the market. This vegetable is planted by farmers all-year round; though the plant requires semi-cold climate to produce crunchy and plump string beans. Green beans can be mixed to almost any vegetable dishes: sauteed, stew, grilled, baked, and stir-fried.
With just a little creativity, a frugal meal can be nutritious and delicious gourmet food.
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!