Black Bean Enchilada

Tashi had lost 19 pounds since December, woot!  This ketogenic diet is working for both of us. I did not track my weight when I started on this diet three months ago, so I don't know how much I've lost but what I can tell you is I am back to wearing size zero clothes.… Continue reading Black Bean Enchilada


Organic Coconut Flour Banana Bread

Fact: I love banana bread. Who doesn't anyway? Since Tashi and I had started on ketogenic diet in December, we have been good in staying away from food high in carbohyrdates.  Thankfully, it's not so difficult to find low-carb recipes. I utilize the free information provided by the internet and has been fortunate in finding… Continue reading Organic Coconut Flour Banana Bread


Low Carb Breakfast Casserole

Aside from making zucchini lasagna for the first time tonight, I also made breakfast casserole which we ended up eating for dinner as well.  Both dishes turned out good and I have to say, I'm already liking this ketogenic diet. INGREDIENTS 1 cup cauliflower florets 1 cup broccoli florets 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced ½… Continue reading Low Carb Breakfast Casserole


Zucchini Lasagna with Turkey Meat Sauce

I have never heard of ketogenic diet before so imagine my reaction when Tashi told me he wanted to try it.  Thank goodness, information was just a click away so I was able to research about it and plan for Tashi's low carb high fat meals for the coming week.  The first dish I ended… Continue reading Zucchini Lasagna with Turkey Meat Sauce


Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

It's another beautiful day and let's make it a muffin day.  Better still, a vegan muffin day! The original recipe is from The Simple Veganista, however the recipe below shows the ingredients I used to bake these delicious muffins. INGREDIENTS 1 3/4 cups flour (unbleached, all purpose ultragrain) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda… Continue reading Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


Glazed Lemon Pound Cake

I was in the mood for baking today and thought I'd try Glazed Lemon Pound Cake for the first time.  My taste-tester said it's good! Ingredients CAKE 1 cup butter (2 sticks), softened 2 cups sugar 4 eggs 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup milk… Continue reading Glazed Lemon Pound Cake


La Cocina De Madir

Monday.  Good thing I'm on vacation so even though I woke up really early at least I don't have to go to work. I've been travelling since I got here (in the Philippines)  so staying home today was a bit relaxing even though I spent the day playing with my nephew, Little Tashi and helping… Continue reading La Cocina De Madir



Attending the Sabbath services in MCC (Montalban Central Church) today brought good memories. One of them is everyone's favorite after-church activity - eating goto (aka rice porridge or beef congee).  I still remember the times when we were all be so excited to go to our favorite goto place and sometimes the goto will taste like… Continue reading Goto

Culture · Food

Filipino Street Foods

After our impromptu shopping at Converse Outlet, my brother, sister and niece proceeded to Marikina Market to buy the street foods that we'll be having for dinner. I told my brother I was getting hungry and made it clear that I don't want Jollibee nor McDonald's burger, to my niece's dismay. I'd prefer 'turo-turo' food… Continue reading Filipino Street Foods



Madir (that's how we affectionately call our Mom) fixed traditional Filipino breakfast today - fried rice and fried dried salted fish, locally known as sinangag and tuyo respectively. These are the kinds of food that I really miss.  I make fried rice in America but since tuyo has a pungent smell I don't always fix… Continue reading Breakfast