All posts tagged: Recipe

Recipe: Corned Beef Hash

I have been cooking a lot since we moved to Makati. We figured it would be cheaper to cook rather than buy food all the time. This is one of the few recipes that I started cooking here. It’s easy and doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare. Jeff called it corned beef hash, so let’s call it that. 😉 You will only need very few ingredients for corned beef hash, and you can easily find it in your home. This is best as baon at school or work. Or merienda at home! Ingredients: (makes 6 servings) 1 can corned beef (I used the Highlands brand because it’s on sale in Landmark) 2 pieces medium sized potatoes egg onion garlic Steps: 1. Peel the potatoes. 2. Using a cheese grater, grate the potatoes and drain the extract. You can use a piece of cloth to squeeze out the extra liquid from the potatoes, but since I don’t have cloth, I used paper towels which worked fine.  3. Chop the onions and garlic, and put it in …

Recipe: Palitaw

Back when I was a kid, we go to Tarlac every summer and Christmas to spend a few days with our grandparents. Those days were gone. A few years ago, my grandmother and the whole family moved near our house from the military camp in Tarlac. Apparently, the land was sold and will be developed as a golf course. I remember my lola made the best lomi and sampelot (ginataang bilo-bilo). She and my Tita Ester also make a bunch of palitaw for merienda on random days for me and my cousins. We’re about 18 kids running around the house on summers. Imagine how noisy that is, and how hungry we were after playing under the sun. My grandmother passed away five years ago. I still miss her until today. Yesterday, I thought of making palitaw at home for Jeff and my in-laws. We had some leftover glutinous rice flour from the ginataang bilo-bilo last week, so I thought of using that. Okay, so here’s a very simple recipe that you can follow to make palitaw. This will only take …

Recipe: Fishball Sauce Kalye Style!

The last few weeks have been crazy for me. Being pregnant is crazy, but I love it! Haha! I started having weird cravings like paksiw at 3AM, siopao, and donuts. Good thing Jeff is always to the rescue and get me anything that I want, on the spot! The other day, I craved for the fishballs that are being sold in the market. Jeff didn’t allow me to eat that, so the solution was to buy fishballs in the supermarket and make our own sauce. Photo from iamthecook.blogspot.com I browsed the internet and found one written by Michelle Ignacio of Certified Foodies. I followed her recipe but it was too sweet for me so I added vinegar. I am sharing the recipe here, but I don’t have photos haha! I was too eager to eat them fishballs once they were cooked. Ingredients 4 cups water 2 tsbps cornstarch 2 tsbps all purpose flour 3/4 cup brown sugar 4 tsbps soy sauce 2 tsbps vinegar 1 red onion, minced 4-6 cloves of garlic, minced 1 siling labuyo, chopped (optional) 1tsp salt Steps: 1. …

Four-Ingredient Recipe: Lemon Butter Prawns

I was browsing Facebook this morning and came across an easy and interesting recipe. If you can’t think of anything to cook for tonight’s Media Noche, here’s a suggestion from me. 😉   Anyway, I haven’t cooked it yet so I had a brilliant idea to draw it. Haha! My sister told me about Sketch Tayasui app and downloaded it on the Appstore. It’s a free app but the full version is just $4.  Jeff also bought me a Jot Mini stylus from Digital Walker. I like it better than the rubber tipped stylus that I had before because I can see the tip of the pen, hence better drawing. Although that didn’t really improve my drawings haha! We bought it for P1,100.  Anyway, going back to the recipe, you will need prawns, one stick of butter (or half of one bar that you can buy in the supermarket), one lemon, and ground black pepper. Just melt the butter, put it in a baking pan, put the sliced lemons, put the prawns on top of …

Recipe: Fish Kare-kare

Kare-kare is Jeff’s favorite food. It’s been my problem since we became a couple because I don’t know how to cook it. One morning, I was out buying something and I had a light bulb moment — I will cook kare-kare today. I called my mom and asked her the recipe. Again, she doesn’t cook well, she’s just good with all the pachams. Hehe. We have a store in Antipolo Public Market so she kinda asks her suki who has carenderias. I used pork chops the first time I cooked it, but unfortunately, I didn’t have pictures. This is my second try in cooking kare-kare and I tried a healthier version. Here’s my fish kare-kare. Ingredients: 1 kilogram tilapia, filleted Pechay String beans Eggplant Unsweetened peanut butter Coconut milk Atsuete Onion Garlic Salt Pepper Let’s cook! 1. Wash the fish. Did you ever know that you can buy tilapia from Shopwise and have the fillet it for you? Man, that was the awesomest thing ever! The day we bought tilapia, it was on Buy 1 …

Recipe: Ginisang Mais

I am a self-confessed probinsyana. And even though I didn’t like eating vegetable when I was young, I knew how to cook them (and eventually ate what I cooked) by the help of my mom. She’s not really a good cook, but we love her pacham recipes. Pacham as in pachambachamba lang haha. Today, I cooked one of the recipes I learned from her — ginisang mais. I thought it was a Kapampangan dish, but I recently realized that it is a proud Tagalog dish. Jeff loves this so when he went for a tripping the other day in Nuvali and Tagaytay, he made sure he’ll grab some white corn along the way.  You only need few items for this recipe. 1. Native white corn 2. Shrimp 3. Ampalaya leaves 4. Fish sauce or bouillon cubes 5. Onion 6. Garlic 7. Hot water They say the first step is always the hardest. It is very true in this recipe. Shred the corn off the cob. Jeff bought eleven native white corn so it took me …