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Daikon Raddish Pickle

    If you haven’t tried the Daikon Raddish, you’re missing something.  It’s a root vegetable that’s also called a Japanese raddish, Chinese raddish and Satsuma raddish.  Filipinos call it labanos. This is more commonly sauteed with garlic, onions and tomatoes  or cooked with sinigang.  I hope this won’t freak anyone out, but we also mix […]

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Corned Beef with Mashed Potatoes with Leeks

  I found another interesting way of making mashed potatoes in another Filipino blog, Rice and Noodles.  This is flavored with leeks and much lighter than what I’m used to, a pleasant change from the heavy butter and cream mashed potatoes I usually make As I mentioned in a past entry on corned beef, the […]

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Greek Walnut Cake

    I purposely looked for this recipe after we went to the Greek Festival here in Colorado Springs  last summer.  There was this particular cake that I really loved and just guessed what it was.  When I saw this recipe, I think I had it.  It’s a walnut cake  laced with citrus syrup after it’s been […]

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Tomato and Cilantro Salsa Salted Eggs

Here’s an interesting way of serving a Filipino favorite, salted red eggs or itlog na maalat.  Youngest Sister prepared it for lunch one time and it was so amazingly fresh tasting and different that I just had to make it for lunch today. The colors in the photo didn’t come out right for some reason […]

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Pan Seared Rib Eye

I made this Pan Seared Rib Eye steak for dinner last night using my trusty cast iron pan.  It’s a good recipe that would’ve been better if my steaks were an inch and a half thick.  I was so disappointed to find the steaks were onky about  half an inch thick each – there were […]

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Pasta with Tomatoes and Mozarella

I don’t have a name for this dish.  It’s something my sister and I came up with years ago when we saw something similar on some cooking show. This started out as simply something to satisfy our cravings for spaghetti on a hot summer afternoon.  We didn’t want to get the kitchen all hot and […]

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The Original French Toast with Homemade Orange Raspberry Sauce

    I was looking for a good recipe for French Toast this morning and stumbled on this interesting piece from Daniel Rogov.  Mr. Rogov clarifies that the French Toast did not originate in France as I always thought.  It’s origins are in Albany, New York where a tavern keeper of the 16th century by the […]

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LP 20: Ginataang Tilapia

This is the first of a series for the Lasang Pinoy Edition 20: Binalot, All Wrapped Up! I’m hosting this month’s event and while I thought it might be interesting, I had no clue what I was in for! This was actually the easiest dish I made so I’m posting it first. The dishes I […]

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Lemon Couscous with Spinach, Tomato and Mushrooms

Couscous is one of those things I was happy to discover when I got married and moved to the US.  It’s easy to make and there are a variety of healthy ways you can serve it. I buy the regular grocery store couscous in a box and prefer the flavored ones from Near East.  This […]

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Chicken Inasal

  This is my first attempt at Chicken Inasal…not so bad but I have a feeling it’s far from the real thing, which I have yet to try.  The real thing is found in Bacolod,  capital city of Negros Occidental province in the Visayas region of the Philippines.  “Inasal” is actually an Ilonggo word which […]

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Cast Iron Skillet

  I just love my cast iron skillet! I got it for under $25 at the ever-reliable Walmart a few months back and have used it several times since. This is a 12-inch skillet by Lodge Logic of Tennessee.  This company has been in business since 1896, so you can be assured they know what […]

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Fish Fry Pan

  I’m so happy to report  I finally got a fish pan for my kitchen!  It’s a 12-inch oval fry pan by Wolfgang Puck that also comes with a lid.   I got it for a very good bargain on Ebay, new but not flawless.  It had some scratches on the handle…something I wouldn’t have noticed if I wasn’t so anal about handwashing […]

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Pots and Pans Crazy

It’s hard to imagine a frying pan getting controversial but it did in one popular food blog. I’ve never met anyone who was so sensitive that the mere mention of a certain type of pan could send them ballistic and rabid. I don’t think I want to meet anyone like that. The incident really caught […]

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Silicone Bundt Pan

I just tried this  Hamilton Beach Professional Rose Bunt (sic) Pan that I got at the outlet store, Kitchen Collection.  Original price was $9.99 and a comparable price on the tag says $12.99. The store gave us a very reasonable price of $4.47 (not including sales tax) mainly because we braved the crowds at the […]

Salads They Will Love

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Coleslaw

    I don’t know why I never featured Coleslaw here before.  Its one of our staples.   This one in the photo was drier than my usual since it had about half the mayo I usually put.  I’ve consciously been lessening meal portions and trimming some fats from a lot of recipes in the hopes that it will make […]

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Filipino Macaroni Salad

    Every Filipino has probably disparaged our very unique Macaroni Salad, as I have.   It’s not the usual macaroni, mayo and dill pickle concoction you’ll find everywhere else in the world.  I guess you could call it a bit “confusilcated” as Spouse likes to say.  A little bit of this, a little of that…and so much more.  It’s […]

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Tomato and Cilantro Salsa Salted Eggs

Here’s an interesting way of serving a Filipino favorite, salted red eggs or itlog na maalat.  Youngest Sister prepared it for lunch one time and it was so amazingly fresh tasting and different that I just had to make it for lunch today. The colors in the photo didn’t come out right for some reason […]

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Philippine-Style Potato Salad

    The Potato Salads I’ve had in the US are just plain potatoes with mayo, mustard, onions and dill pickles….pretty boring I thought. Filipinos do potato salad a bit differently. I only realized this when I brought a huge bowl to an outdoor, going-away barbecue for my husband’s former officemate. Everyone looked at my […]

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Salad Nicoise

If you’re a carnivore like I’ve always been, you’ll understand why I say, a salad for lunch is like undeserved punishment.  It’s only after I got married a few years ago, that I started thinking of a more balanced diet and included salads in my regular fare.  But this particular one is so substantial and […]

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