Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Ricota Cheese Appetizer

An excellent combination for appetizer, the aroma of the oregano flakes and the creaminess of ricota cheese will really boost your appetite.

1 cup cubed ricota cheese or kesong puti
3/4 cup seedless olives
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon oregano flakes

1. Combine the tomatoes, cheese and olive in a big mixing bowl.
2. Sprinkle with olive oil and oregano flakes.
3. Serve.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. 
I would like to thank you all for always visiting my blog and sharing my recipes throughout the year,  I know that they are not perfect but I hope that you can get ideas from my posts. 
More recipes in 2015 with God's help.
Again Happy New year to All.

Photo from funmozar

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Green Beans Delight

Crunchy green beans loaded with my favorite chicken and shrimps, very rich in flavor, mmmmm :).

1/2 kilo green beans/ Baguio beans
150 grams chicken breast (cut to your desired size)
150 grams shrimps ( de-shelled)
3 gloves garlic
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Saute garlic then add the chicken and saute until brownish then add the soy sauce and shrimps and stir for 30 seconds.
2. Increase the heat then add the green beans and stir until almost done, add salt and pepper to taste then continue to stir until done.
3. Serve with love :-).

Friday, December 26, 2014

Ham and Cheese Omelette

Simple and easy yet yummy.

2 slices sweet ham
2 eggs
2 tablespoons grated melting cheese
salt and pepper to taste
oil or butter as needed

1. Beat the eggs then add salt and pepper to taste.
2. Heat the oil the pour the beaten eggs, add the ham slices and cheese evenly and fold each sides toward the center and continue to cook until done.

3. Serve and enjoy. I served mine with garlic and bacon pasta. Yummy!

topped with toasted garlic and diced tomato

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Beef Guisantes

One of the yummiest yet simple to prepare beef dish.

1/2 kilo beef Sirloin ( sliced thinly)
1 (280can  green peas ( guisantes)
1 onion ( diced)
3 cloves garlic ( minced)
2 tomatoes (diced)
3/4 cup tomato sauce
3/4 cup water
salt and pepper to taste

1. Saute the garlic, tomato and onion then add the beef and simmer until the pinkish color is gone. Then add the water and simmer until the meat is tender.
2. Add the tomato sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper then give a good stir and simmer until the meat is tender then add the green peas and simmer for a minute and turn off the heat.
3. Serve with a smile :-).

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Chicken Aloha

Will you try this recipe? It is very easy to cook but really yummy. 

Ingredients for 6 servings:
 Chicken ( I used 3 drumsticks  and 3 thighs)
1/2 cup soy sauce
6 cloves garlic ( minced)
1 1/2 cup pineapple juice from Pineapple slices can
1 can Pineapple slices
salt and pepper to taste

1. Saute the garlic then add the chicken simmer  until chicken is light toasted, then add the soy sauce and cover over low heat allowing the meat to absorb the soy sauce then add the pineapple juice
  then bring to a boil, when boiling decrease the heat to low then continue to simmer for 5 minutes. 
2. Add the pineapple slice, salt and pepper  then continue to simmer until done
3. Serve it hot.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Saging Nilupak

Nilupak is my favorite after school snack in the 80's where bananas were abundant at our farm, my Nana (mother) always prepare this for us and she made a very good one. 

10 pieces unripe bananas (cooked and peeled)
3/4 cup margarine
1 cup sugar

1. Put the bananas in a mortar and pestle then pound it, when bananas are broken into bits add the sugar and margarine then continue pounding until smooth and sticky.
2. Serve right away or by using the lid of a jar you can form it to be more presentable and top it with grated coconut. Enjoy.

Chicken and Shrimp Omelette

Simple, easy and affordable.

Ingredients for 6 servings:
6 large eggs
100 grams chicken breast ( boiled and flaked)
100 grams shrimps ( coarsely chopped)
1 onion (minced)
salt and pepper to taste

1.  Saute the onion, add the shrimps and chicken and continue to saute for a minute then turn off the heat.
2. Beat the eggs then add salt and pepper. Heat a flat bottom pan and put half of the beaten eggs, when it is already half cooked put half of the sauted chicken and shrimps mixture then fold the side and roll towards the other side to form a roll or simply fold both sides to meet at the center then continue cooking until done. ( Cook in 2 batches)

3. Slice then serve. 

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Butter Cake

A delicious cake baked by the best baker in town :) This is a contribution from my friend Gab.
3 large eggs, room temperature
3 tablespoons milk, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (150 grams) sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated white sugar
185 grams unsalted butter, room temperature

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.
2. In the bowl of your electric mixer, with the paddle attachment (or with a hand mixer), place the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar) and mix on low speed for about 30 seconds or until blended. Add the butter and half of the egg mixture. Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat for about one minute to circulate air and develop the cake's structure. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Gradually add the remaining egg mixture, in 2 additions, beating about 30 seconds after each addition to incorporate the egg and strengthen the cake's structure.
3. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Bake for about 55 to 65 minutes or until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If you find the cake browning too much as it bakes, cover with a piece of lightly buttered aluminum foil after about 30 minutes  at 350 Fahrenheit or 175 Celsius.

Remove the cake from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool for about 10 minutes. Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely on a lightly buttered wire rack.

The butter Cake can be covered and stored for several days at room temperature, for one week when refrigerated, or it can be frozen for two months.

Makes one 9 x 5 x 3 inch (23 x 13 x 8 cm) loaf tin.

If you decide to use a another baking pan, please check the time limit  It will take less time to cook so start checking at the 35 min mark and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

Contributed by:Gabriel Eli Ndegwa

Thursday, December 18, 2014

White Salad

I made this out of curiosity, my sisters said that it's yummy but it's better if it is colorful :D :D :D I said it's the taste that's matter and how I will call it white salad if it is colorful? They laughed :-). 

1/2 kilo white small sago ( cook the sago then drain)
1 kilo white nata de coco (drained)
10 pieces young coconut ( buko) strips
1 big can condensed milk or according to your taste
2 big cans  Nestle cream (600 grams)
1 big can evaporated milk (add if needed)

1. Combine all the ingredients then mix well.

2. Refrigerate for few hours before serving.

Topped with chocolate Ice cream 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Escabecheng Bulad

Bulad is a Visayan term for dried fish, this recipe is very common among Visayans. Simple but very palatable.

1 big fried dried fish ( bulad)
2 big tomato
3 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons ginger (strips)
1 onion
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
pepper to taste

1. Saute the garlic, ginger, tomato and onion.
2. Add the water, sugar, vinegar and pepper then allow to boil and simmer for 3 minutes over medium heat.
3. Put the fried dried fish in a serving platter then pour the sauce and serve.

You can thicken the sauce with a little corn starch.

No-Bake Hotdog Pizza Roll

Pizza roll or bread roll is the best for snacks and even for parties, this is easy to prepare and very economical, we can make it with different stuffing. 

12 slices of bread ( loaf bread)
12 pieces hotdog
12 slices of cheese ( we can use cheddar cheese, quickmelt cheese or mozarella)
2 beaten eggs
1 cup bread crumbs
oil for frying 

1. Flatten the bread with a rolling pin or if rolling pin is not available just use anything  like cylindrical bottle but be careful.

2. When the bread has been flatten put the hotdog and cheese.

3. Roll and seal it by rubbing the tip of the bread with the beaten egg or mayonaise then roll and sealed it tightly, then dip in the beaten eggs and roll over the bread crumbs.

4. Deep fry until golden brown, remove from oil and put in a paper towel to remove excess oil  then slice and serve.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Shrimp Balls

This is a must try recipe. I am very sure that your loved ones will adore this. Very Crispy in every bite.

Ingredients for 3-4 servings:
1/4 kilo  Shrimps    (shelled and chopped)
1 piece carrot ( diced)
1 onion (minced)
2 tablespoons flour
2 pieces eggs ( yolks and whites separated)
8 slices loaf bread ( diced)
salt and pepper to taste
oil for frying

1. Saute the garlic and onion then add the shrimp, salt and pepper then stir for two minutes and remove from heat. Set aside to cool.
2. When it's cooled add the yolks and flour then mix well. Form every ½ tablespoon of mixture into balls. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3. After 30 minutes get the egg whites and beat it, then dip the shrimp balls and roll over the diced bread.
4. Deep-fry in hot oil until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve with a smile :-).

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Corned Beef Macaroni Soup

Yummy and budget friendly, in fact I used the leftover corned beef from dinner last night.

Ingredients for 5 servings:
2 cups elbow macaroni
1 can or any leftover corned beef ( 175 grams)
3 cloves garlic
1 onion
1 carrot
1/4 kilo cabbage
7 cups water or broth
1 cup evaporated milk
salt and pepper to taste

1. Saute garlic and onion then add the corned beef, simmer for a minute then add the water  and bring to a boil.
2. Add the macaroni, salt and pepper and simmer  for 8 minutes..
3.  Add all the vegetable and simmer for a minute or two then add the milk and turn off the heat, put in a serving bowl and enjoy.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Adobong Itlog

I cooked Egg Adobo (adobong itlog) today because few boxes of eggs will be expired soon, and since adobo is our favorite dish, I've decided to use the eggs for the dish and here is the recipe.

6 hard boiled eggs ( shell removed)
1 small onion (minced)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup vinegar
1 head garlic (minced)
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
3/4 cup Coca cola (optional)

1. Saute the garlic and onion then add the soy sauce, vinegar and simmer for 2 minutes over medium heat. 
2. Add the hard boiled eggs and Coke then bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes and turn off the heat.
3. Serve with a smile :-).

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pritong Camaro ( Fried Cricket)

It's my first time to cook and taste this exotic Filipino food that is popular in Pampanga, Philippines. All I can say is yummy!!!. Are you brave enough to try?

1 cup camaro 
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon calamansi juice

1. Clean the Camaro, sprinkle with calamansi juice, salt and pepper.
2. Heat the oil then deep fry until crispy, remove from oil and serve.

Thanks Bro. Eli for giving this to me for my blog.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Healthy Ukoy

Ukoy or okoy is simple and easy to cook, budget friendly but it can feed a lot that's why this a good start for a business. You can start in your neighborhood :-).

Ingredients for 40-50 serving:
2  apples (grated)
1 kilo potato (grated)
1/2 kilo carrots (grated)
1/2 kilo flour
5 eggs
2 1/2 cups water (add if needed)
1 tablespoon ground pepper
salt to taste

1. Combine all the ingredients until fully mixed

2. Get a portion and fry until done.
3. Serve and enjoy.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Chicken Spaghetti

I cooked this to add to my spaghetti recipe collection, it tastes so good, try it.

Ingredients for 6 Servings:
1/2 kilo Spaghetti ( cooked according to its packaging procedure)
400 grams chicken breast ( boiled and shredded)
370 grams tomato sauce
3 cloves garlic ( minced)
1 onion (minced)
1 1/2 cup ketchup
1 cup evaporated milk
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup grated cheese
salt and pepper to taste
extra cheese for toppings

1. Saute the garlic and onion then put the shredded chicken and saute for a minute then add the tomato sauce, ketchup, sugar and soy sauce then simmer for 5 minutes.
2. Add the milk, grated cheese, salt and pepper then simmer until done.

3. Arrange the spaghetti in a platter then top it with the sauce and some cheese then serve with a very BIG smile :-).

Friday, December 5, 2014

Fiesta Float

Ingredients for 14-16 servings:
2 cans condensed milk (379 grams)
2 cans nestle cream (300 grams)
2 banana ( diced)
1 mango ( diced)
1 apple ( diced)
10 pieces strawberry ( diced)
1/4 kilo grapes
1 piece avocado ( diced)
3 cups powdered Graham or any brand of cracker that has the same texture 

1. Mix  well the condensed milk and all purpose cream.
2. Mix all the fruits
3. Arrange in a container by layer then put in a freezer for few hours.

4. Serve and enjoy.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Scrambled Egg with Corn and Tuna Flakes

I cooked this from my leftover ingredients corn from maja, tuna from my tuna sandwich :-), my friends and I enjoyed this simple yet delicious viand.

3 eggs beaten
2 tablespoons tuna flakes
2 tablespoons corn kernel
1 small onion ( sliced)
salt and pepper to taste

1. Combine the corn and tuna flakes with the beaten eggs and set aside.
2. Saute the onion then put the egg mixture and cook it into scramble.
3. Serve when done.

Chocolate Waffles

Just trying different flavors of waffles so that I can share with you the recipe, chocolate flavor is awesome!!! More flavors coming very very soon :-).

Ingredients for 10-12 waffles:
250 grams flour
100 grams corn starch
100 grams sugar
5 grams baking powder
7 grams salt
600 ml fresh milk
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 teaspoon oil
1 egg yolk
1 egg white ( beaten until foamy)
1/2 cup chopped chocolate bar ( any brand)

1. In a blender put the egg yolk, salt, sugar, baking powder, oil, butter and milk then blend for a minute, add the cornstarch and flour then blend until  no more lumps.
2. Pour the mixture in a big mixing bowl then fold in the egg white and continue folding until fully combined.
3. Set the waffle machine  at 250C and brush it with butter, when it is hot, pour each mold up to 1/2 full then put the some chopped chocolate, then add more mixture until totally full and close the cover and wait for 2-3 minutes or until cooked.
4. Waffles are now ready to be served.

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