Salmon Egg Rolls

I saw a former high school classmate posted a photo of her shanghai rolls on Facebook. What was interesting about it was instead of using the usual filling which is ground beef or pork or plain vegetables, she used fish. This is highly unusual. Prior to her post I have never heard anyone make fish shanghai rolls. When I asked her what kind of fish she used, she said it was a local salmon. I asked for her recipe, but I still haven’t heard back from her. A few days ago, despite my on and off migraine that started all of a sudden (I am blaming the heat!) I was able to experiment on making my own salmon egg rolls. Honestly, I wasn’t sure how it’s going to turn out. So I just made a small batch. Surprisingly it was actually pretty good! We all loved it!

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Beef Giniling Guisado

It has been 2 weeks since my last post so I thought it’s just about time to take my laptop out of hibernation and start writing again.  I have so many things I’d like to share with you, I don’t even know where to start. I have taken numerous pictures of food that I have made and kids’ crafts and toddler activities that I have done thinking I will write about them, but never got to.

So let me start with this… another Filipino dish that I just made last night in my attempt to make supper with very few ingredients in the house. We went away for a week and haven’t really done much grocery shopping than a quick trip to the store for some bare necessities like milk, eggs and fruits. So when I found out the only things I had were carrots, potatoes, garlic, and onions, I knew I had to make one of my go to Filipino dish – Giniling Guisado. 

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Simple Pork Adobo Recipe

pork-adoboIn the Philippines, pork adobo is a dish braised in garlic, soy sauce, oil, and vinegar. Due to its popularity, ease in preparation, and long storage life, it is considered the national dish among the Filipinos. Another great thing about adobo is its versatility. This dish is not just limited to the most commonly used meats – pork or chicken. Others cook their beef, veal, goat meat, shrimp, squid, water spinach (kangkong), bamboo shoots (labong), or bok choy in the same manner. Continue reading

Amazing Pork Skewers (Filipino Style)

filipino-pork-bbqThe best pork skewers I’ve ever had was not cooked by a chef in some fancy 5-star restaurant. It’s quite the opposite actually. These pork skewers were marinated by the hands of a mother who never even got to high school, but ran a small food stall at night in a busy street so she could send her kids to school.

Her food stall was just right across the street from where I grew up in the Philippines. Among all the street food she sold, I think this was her specialty. Her pork skewers (commonly called barbeque in the Philippines) sold pretty fast! I remember there were nights I would go home disappointed because I didn’t get there in time.

Since I have left the Philippines, I never had such amazing pork skewers, until now! I think this is the closest I’ve had to actually copying the taste of her deliciously awesome pork on sticks. Continue reading

Easy Pork Binagoongan Recipe

Mango Smoothie

20170603_135211I love smoothies!!!

Now that we are actually getting warmer days, it’s about time we put our blenders to work for some fruity refreshments!

And who doesn’t like mangoes? We go through a box of Acapulco mangoes in just a few days specially if the mangoes in the box are just perfectly ripe!

We can easily finish 2-3 mangoes each in one sitting, babies included! So when I use them for making smoothies, I am actually extending the life of the mangoes in the box because I normally use other fruits to go with it.

Here’s a simple and delicious mango smoothie recipe you might be interested to try!  Continue reading

Tasty (Baked) Chicken Drumsticks

I’ve only made this dish once (almost 2 weeks ago) and it was a big hit! Maybe it’s about time to make its comeback on our dinner table.

I love how easy this is to make and how tasty the chicken drumsticks turned out to be. The flavour wasn’t just sitting on the outer part of the chicken. It was infused! Every bite was as flavorful as the first.

I’ve used a dozen drumsticks for this dish. But before I could take a picture of it, half was gone already! Hope you’ll enjoy this as much as we did. Let’s get cookin’!

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