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Mackerel and Spinach Adobo

Mackerel and Spinach Adobo

Recently, I have made the conscious effort and decision to eat better. This is no small feat, as I barely have time to shop and cook (and blog it here) – and I refuse to eat anything that is labelled low-fat, low-calorie and whatever sugar […]

Upcycled Pantry Organizers

Upcycled Pantry Organizers

We all long for that beautiful and organized kitchen. The stuff that magazine pictures are made of! Sigh. Those beautiful containers add up, I know. I own 2-3 of them and I couldn’t bring myself to buy more than what I have now. Ingredients: Nesquik […]

Turbo Duck (Crispy Skin Roast Duck in 90mins or less)

Turbo Duck (Crispy Skin Roast Duck in 90mins or less)

Say hello to my 90-minute or less Turbo Oven Roasted Roast Duck! This easy to prepare feast of a bird was our 2012 Christmas Eve Dinner. I can’t say it was inspired by anything except that I bought two separate things on a whim: a […]

Stuff In My Kitchen: Hurricane Preparedness

Stuff In My Kitchen: Hurricane Preparedness

I grew up in Manila where raging tropical thunderstorms are the norm right after the summer months of April and May. Dealing with weather disturbances is part of growing up. This is what I did, and what I will continue to do for the next […]

Cleaning, Cooking and Eating Head-On Shrimps (Halabos Na Hipon)

Cleaning, Cooking and Eating Head-On Shrimps (Halabos Na Hipon)

Shrimps/Prawns cooked this way is the ultimate rich people food back in the Philippines. The bigger, the better. All I know is that it costs more than beef, chicken, fish and pork. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if house parties are judged by […]

Lemon Grilled Whole Tilapia with Grilled Bell Pepper Salsa

Lemon Grilled Whole Tilapia with Grilled Bell Pepper Salsa

Ladies and Gentlemen! I present to you my first ever recipe contest entry! If you have a Food.com account, please send me some review love. Ingredients: (serves 4, with a side of bread or salad) 2 whole tilapia, gutted, fins clipped and cleaned very, very […]

Grilled Whole Tilapia – the Filipino Way (and how to clean out fish guts!)

Grilled Whole Tilapia – the Filipino Way (and how to clean out fish guts!)

I love fish! I love it more after I moved here in the US because i don’t have it as much as I used to back in the Philippines. The fish I saw in the big grocers are filleted, come in stick form inside boxes […]

Stuff in My Kitchen: Turbo Broiler

Stuff in My Kitchen: Turbo Broiler

The modern Filipino Kitchen, imho is not complete without this nifty little turbo broiler. (fyi, it is the same as “turbo oven”) Yes, my turbo broiler is on the floor. I dont have enough storage or counter space. It is also easier to get food […]

Cheap Makeup Organizers

Cheap Makeup Organizers

After moving to this present apartment, I was happy to have three huge medicine cabinets with “moviestar”  lighting. I know it is a dream come true to most women but the storage is less than 4″ deep. I scoured through stores and I couldnt find […]

Fried Whole Fish: Make It, Debone It & Eat It!

Fried Whole Fish: Make It, Debone It & Eat It!

Growing up in Manila (Philippines), fried fish is usually on the dinner table. I loved having fried fish for dinner because this means that I can douse my rice pink with banana ketchup. As a child, I didn’t know what fish sticks are, and I […]