Catalan Mushrooms with Garlic and Parsley

Catalan Mushrooms with Garlic and Parsley

I made this simple side dish to go with the baked chicken I made for dinner the other night. It was a hit with my family, which was not surprising because they love all kinds of mushroom dishes. In this recipe, the mushrooms were soaked in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes. This step was very ...

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler

This awesome recipe was shared on facebook and I was lucky to get hold of it. It is the perfect time to make it because strawberries are abundant and are very much visible in the supermarket’s fruit section. In this recipe, the strawberries and pieces of cream cheese were laid on a bed of dough…

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Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken

Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken

Chicken is a staple at our house. Wings and thighs (bone-in and boneless) are our favorites. I frequently use boneless chicken thigh because it is inexpensive and easy to cook.  It can tolerate longer cooking time and still comes out tender and juicy. This recipe caught my attention not only because it uses boneless chicken…

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Cranberry Orange Yogurt Scones

Cranberry Orange Yogurt Scones

It has been a while since I’ve shared some baked goodies. I have been so busy and have not had time to do any baking, but I had some extra time this past weekend. A friend of my son gave him a good scone recipe so we decided to make some for snacks as well as for…

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Broiled Trout with Lemon and Rosemary

Broiled Trout with Lemon and Rosemary

Steelhead trout is similar to salmon in color, taste and texture.  My family loves salmon but occasionally, I buy steelhead trout because it’s more affordable. Just like salmon, steelhead trout can be baked, grilled or broiled. I prefer them filleted rather than whole because it’s easier to cook. This recipe uses lemon, garlic and rosemary…

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Chicken Thigh with Lemon and Thyme

Chicken Thigh with Lemon and Thyme

We have been so lucky here in Vancouver because we’ve had a milder and shorter winter than normal.  It led to an early spring and an early budding of some flowers as well as some herbs. My bay leaf, chives, mint, oregano and thyme have thrived and I have been using them a lot in…

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Chick Pea Curry with Kale

Chickpea Curry with Kale

Chickpea is my favorite among all the legumes. I like the tender and delicious starchy taste. I like it in salads as well as in stews. In the Philippines, we call it garbanzo beans. Filipinos frequently use it in some popular dishes like menudo and callos (tripe stew). This chickpea curry recipe is my new way…

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Crispy Potato with Lemon Dijon Dressing

Crispy Potato with Lemon Dijon Dressing

We had these awesome rib-eye steaks for dinner the other night. I served them with this equally awesome potato side dish. I used yellow potatoes, which is my favorite kind to use nowadays. I like the dense creamy texture as well as the mild buttery flavor. The potatoes were first cooked in salted boiling water until fork…

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Pan Fried Rib Eye Steak

Pan Fried Rib Eye Steak

My family and I rarely have steaks. The few times we have it, I make sure we have an excellent cut and with bone-in. Bone-in rib-eye steak is one of my favorites. It is a flavorful and tender cut; it just requires minimum seasonings. In this recipe, the steaks were first rubbed with olive oil…

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