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Apple Pie

A friend of ours gave us a bunch of apples last week and T  'challenged' me in baking an apple pie. I have never baked an apple pie before. I am not a huge fan of pies. Nevertheless, I accepted the challenge.  This is not the first time T has challenged me.  The first time… Continue reading Apple Pie

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Mashed Cauliflower

INGREDIENTS: 1 head of cauliflower 3 tbsp half and half (recipe calls for milk) 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp sour cream 1/4 tbsp garlic powder freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp snipped chives salt to taste DIRECTION: Separate the cauliflower into florets and chop the core finely. Bring about 1 cup of water to a… Continue reading Mashed Cauliflower

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Cherry Tomato Salad

My co-worker, Chris gave me this simple and healthy salad recipe. Very easy to make and definitely a hit to everyone. INGREDIENTS: 2 cups ripe cherry tomatoes, halved 4 pcs baby cucumbers, peeled and diced (or 1 small English cucumber) 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed (or 1 tsp.  garlic powder) 1/2 medium red onion,… Continue reading Cherry Tomato Salad

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Drying Fruits

I love drying fruits. I actually started drying fruits mainly for my two bunnies. But now, I do it for me and T as well. It's a little time consuming but it does really pay off.  The four of us get to enjoy our yummy snacks, which are mostly bananas and pineapples, fresh and preservative… Continue reading Drying Fruits

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Domo Sushi Bar and Grill

Tashi and I normally give ourselves a treat every week-end. Sort of rewarding ourselves for keeping our sanity during the entire work week.  This week-end, Tashi and I agreed to go to an Asian restaurant we've never been to before. We picked Domo Sushi Bar and Grill.   Tashi ordered Sushi and Nikyu Nabe -… Continue reading Domo Sushi Bar and Grill

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Green Chicken Curry

  I have been fixing this dish for quite a while now and I keep forgetting to post the recipe here. So after bringing some to work yesterday, a few of my co-workers had requested for the recipe as well as the brand of the ingredients I use.  Here you go! Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable… Continue reading Green Chicken Curry

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Blackberry Smoothie

    Aside from juicing, smoothies are another excellent way to nourish your body with essential nutrients.  Here's one yummy recipe you'll definitely love. Ingredients: 1 cup orange juice 1 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries (for this recipe, I added blueberries and 5 medium-sized strawberries) Optional: Honey, additional berries and… Continue reading Blackberry Smoothie

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Breakfast For Dinner

  Do you ever have cravings?  I do! Most of the time, I crave for Filipino foods. I crave for fishballs, beef tapa (cured beef), beef tocino (sweetened beef strips), tinapa (smoked fish), tuyo and daing (dried salted fish) and pan de sal (bread roll).  Tonight, I am craving for longganisa (links) and fried rice! So… Continue reading Breakfast For Dinner

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Lugaw, My Comfort Food

  I just spent the last two hours in my kitchen and ended up with four dishes; Sweet and Sour Tuna, Mexican Chicken Lime Soup, Sauteed Bean Sprouts and my favorite comfort food, Lugaw. Whether you call it porridge, congee, arroz caldo or rice soup, we Filipinos simply call it lugaw, soft-boiled glutinous rice simmered… Continue reading Lugaw, My Comfort Food

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Slow-Cooked Creamy Cream Cheese Corn

  This creamy cream cheese corn is a sure hit for corn-lovers like me. So easy to prepare, I made this side dish last Thanksgiving Day. Ingredients: 4 cups frozen corn 1 8oz cream cheese 1 stick butter = 1/2 cup = 8tbsp salt and pepper to taste Directions: Put cream cheese and butter in… Continue reading Slow-Cooked Creamy Cream Cheese Corn