Squid Adobo (Adobong Pusit)

Squid Adobo (Adobong Pusit)

My husband was so glad when I made adobong pusit for lunch yesterday.  Adobong pusit is his favorite dish to order whenever we eat at any Filipino restaurant. Just like any adobo dish, the squid is cooked in a tangy mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaves, onion and garlic. It was cooked only for … [Read More...]

Honey Lemon Chicken Wings

Honey Lemon Chicken Wings

I love chicken wings that are baked, easy to make and have only a few ingredients. They make life easier for me when I am pressed for time. I also noticed that among the wings recipes that I have shared, the baked ones like Baked Honey Garlic Wings and Baked Hoisin Chicken Wings are popular… 

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Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles

These snickerdoodles a.k.a cinnamon sugar cookies may look plain and ordinary but they really taste irresistibly good. The original snickerdoodles recipe uses cream of tartar and baking soda as leavening agents but this recipe uses baking powder instead. The cookie dough was chilled first for easy handling. It was then shaped into small balls, rolled… 

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Morning Glory Muffins

Morning Glory Muffins

I still have some of the carrots that my cousin gave me so I searched online for a recipe that will make use of this healthy, organic vegetable. I found this muffin recipe that not only has carrots as one of the ingredients but also uses a little bit of everything. It uses shredded coconut,… 

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California Quinoa Salad

California Quinoa Salad

My son who lives in Calgary made this quinoa salad over the weekend. He got the recipe from his friend and co-worker’s blog, Jocooks. We were talking over the phone when he was telling me how good it was. I looked up the recipe and I was hooked just looking at the pictures and list… 

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Green Beans with Pecans and Maple Vinaigrette

Green Beans with Pecans and Maple Vinaigrette

I just finished cooking the green beans my cousin gave me from her garden. I still don’t know what to do with the red cabbage, carrots and snow peas that she gave me. I will spend the afternoon looking for new recipes using these vegetables. I made this green beans dish to go with the orange… 

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Raspberry Avocado Smoothie

Raspberry Avocado Smoothie

I can’t believe summer is almost over. It means saying goodbye to nice, warm days and hello to cooler ones. We are lucky to have lots of dry and sunny days here in Vancouver. I have been spending most of my mornings outside when it was cooler and staying indoors in the afternoons when the… 

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Lemon Zucchini Cake

Lemon Zucchini Cake

My cousin gave me a bag of fresh vegetables from her garden. In the bag were carrots, red cabbage and a huge zucchini. This time, instead of making the usual chocolate zucchini loaf, I made this lemon flavored zucchini cake. I love lemons, hence the reason for the choice. The original recipe used 9X13 inch… 

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Thai Green Mango Salad

Thai Green Mango Salad

I was watching my favorite food TV show last week when the host made this green mango salad that made me drool. Green mango was one of my favorite snacks as a child growing up in the Philippines. I remember buying them from street vendors in the market and dipping them in shrimp paste and… 

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Scallop Fried Rice

Scallop Fried Rice

My oldest son’s girlfriend introduced us to this fried rice dish. I enjoyed it so much I had to recreate it at home. After tasting and figuring out the ingredients, I was quite confident that I would be able to make it at home. Unlike other fried rice dishes that I have made, this one… 

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Blueberry Yogurt Muffins

Blueberry Yogurt Muffins

These past three days, my husband, his sister and I have been helping out my niece. She registered her 8 and 5 year old daughters in a half day biking camp for a week.  She had work during the first three days so we helped by picking up the girls and taking them out for… 

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