Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Lets talk bread


Bread is one favorite food by everyone. At home I always see to it that I have a loaf or some pieces to eat when someone's hungry or wants to have some snacks. As always food exploration is my passion in the mall. I found these pieces of quality and delicious breads that were worth a purchase. Quite pricey from the usual bread that i bought but the taste was so satisfying  for me. These consist of croissant, herb sprinkled with some egg and a pork stuffed with special fillings. I cannot recall the names of these breads but really they are delicious and worth a taste.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mini Hungarian sausages


I love preparing breakfast meals at home. One morning, my relatives visited and one of the menu that I served for them was this mini Hungarian sausages. I bought it in a specialized deli shop that sold imported sausages. It was so delicious. The blend of spices in the sausages were just right in every bite. Everyone enjoyed eating my breakfast serving for them. I hope to cook some more gourmet dishes like this again.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sweet Honey


I always buy a bottle of honey for home. This is an all natural product that has many good health benefits. It can also be used as ingredients for baking and cooking too. I often make it as a substitute of sugar as a sweetener in my  morning coffee, tea or chocolate drinks. Just be sure to look for the real one because there are lots of imitation sold in the market which claims as real honey. I just love the taste of the sweet honey and that keeps me  to have another bottle of it this time.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wooden Dining Set


This is the dining set of table and chairs at home made from a hardwood named molave.  It has been serving the family dining for more that eleven years now. I think we were fortunate to bought a wooden set of this years back because now seldom you can see a molave hardwood furniture. The kind of wood is slowly diminishing actually. We had it made to order and it took more than a  month to be delivered at home. The durability and quality of the wood are very good as it can resists to the wear and tear of using. I hope this dining set would serve and last for many more years at home.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Three Yummy Doughnuts


I am always interested to try tasting some new food especially on the mall. When a doughnut house opened in the mall months ago I see to it that I tried tasting their product. These three yummy doughnuts were so tempting. Creamy and sweet in every bite. The variety of flavors gives me that cravings to try everything. There are still many flavors that i have not tasted yet. When I have time again soon, these doughnuts are always worth a taste.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ground black pepper

My stock of ground black pepper was already used from so many cooking so I listed on my reminder list when I went to the mall for a grocery  a bottle of the spice to that I can have something to use again. This is one flavorings that is always present in  my pantry. It has many uses especially on stews, stir fried, broth, deep fried kinds of cooking. The price already increased into a minimal amount as compared from my last purchased. Made of real black pepper grounded well to add as a strong flavoring to dishes. My cooking session at home will again be delicious using this ground black pepper. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Coffee caramel cookie chips


I love munching with cookies for desserts or at any time of the day when my taste bud is craving for some. I bought this rack of cookies when I did a grocery on the supermarket of the mall.  An exquisite flavor of coffee and blended with the exquisite flavor of caramel chips. Each cookie is so crispy in every bite. Everyone at home just like the taste of the cookies and that they kept on getting it inside the refrigerator.  If ever have time this weekend, I will try again some more flavors to experience many kinds cookies in the market.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mango fruit from a backyard


My sister accompanied my cousin when they visited a relative in the nearby area. They were given with this big mango fruit freshly picked from the backyard. It is organically grown and I think this is apple mango variety. It can be peeled then the yellow thick flesh can be sliced to eat. Unlike those common mango where you can just sliced in halves, this one needs some thorough peeling and slicing. It is very sweet and we enjoyed eating it at home.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

White bowl on sale


I had a chance to visit the mall the other day. They were on sale on the kitchen wares department so I immediately checked out what I can bought for home. This white, breakable bowl interested me because it is a multi purpose bowl with a cover. It can also be used in microwave for heating of foods. This white bowl was on sale at fifty percent discount mark down from original price. It is always fun to check out the malls especially when they are on sale because some of the interesting items you have might be on sale.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Breakfast Nuggets


Crisp golden pork nuggets served for breakfast at home. I cooked this early morning to make a good start of my day. Having breakfast is always a healthy choice for me to keep my body energized for the whole day of work. I first thawed the frozen nuggets then in a pan heat the oil. Fry the nuggets side by side until golden brown for about two to three minutes. Serve hot and  use tomato ketchup as a dipping/sauce. 

Friday, August 5, 2011

Spicy Menu for FTF


My entry for this Fridays' food tripping is Spicy Chevon in Turmeric Sauce. Chopped chevon (goat meat) were boiled until very tender then sauteed in onions, garlic and finely chopped tomatoes. Then add turmeric, a yellow powder used in cooking for color and adding flavor to food. It is also considered as a spice. Put chopped chili pepper and laurel then simmer until sauce thickens then serve immediately.  The meat blended well with the ingredients especially with the turmeric spice. I just love the taste! More rice servings needed for this menu :-) Happy weekend everyone!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Quick cooking menu


I got some chicken liver from the fridge and had it cooked quickly because my brother had to report for work and he needed some pack for his lunch. Sautee the liver in onions and garlic. Simmer for a few minutes until the juices come out and mix until golden brown. Add water let it boil for 10 minutes. Add salt, pepper and seasonings. Put some dissolved flour in water to thicken the sauce. When it reaches into good consistency , add the bell pepper as garnishing then serve hot. Fast serving with a good taste.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Fresh Kamias



My office mate gave me these fresh fruits of Kamias (cucumber tree) and I was thankful because these are good flavorings for my cooking activities at home. Fresh green that were just picked from the tree. I immediately washed and cleaned them when I got home. One way to preserved is to put the Kamias in a container with salt. It can stay longer and one of its culinary use is for sinigang or as a sour base for fish paksiw.  One time this week , I will add this Kamias fruit in my cooking menu. 



Friday, July 22, 2011

Pork Pot Roast for FTF


Asian Pork Pot Roast


This is another new recipe that I tried to cooked last weekend at home. Pork chops mixed with water, chopped ginger, marmalade, ketchup, soy sauce, seasonings, salt and pepper. Then charcoal boiled very slowly for an hour and a half until the pork becomes very tender. Garnished with chopped leeks then served immediately with rice. It tasted yummy-licious as the ingredients blended well with the pork chops. Hope everyone is enjoying this Fridays' food tripping day. Have a great weekend to all!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Steamy Labong in Saluyot

I am salivating while typing this post (honestly!). This is one of the old time  favorite dish at home. Labong (bamboo shoots) and saluyot (slimy kind of green leafy vegetable) with takway ( gabi veins), okra, shrimp paste and fresh shrimps. I would consider this meal as healthy because it is vegetable based with no frying of oil.  For the folks at home this menu is irreplaceable by other meat dishes. Serve steamy hot and enjoy eating either for lunch or dinner.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Belgian Chocolate Crispies

My first time to taste this Belgian Chocolate Crispies that my sister got from a seminar that she attended weeks ago. The chocolate was actually a token for those attendees who participated in the upcoming opening of the chocolate store here in the city. Pure chocolate taste of thin chips with some crispies sprinkled in it. Unique and delicious taste that is worth sharing in here. 

Friday, July 15, 2011

Food Tripping with Callos

My plan of cooking Callos ( Tripe and Sausage) menu was finally realized last weekend. This is my own version of cooking this savory stew that I wanted to share for FTF.
Ingredients:
Half kilo beef tripe, cooked until tender
Sausages, sliced
Carrots, cubed
Potatoes, cubed
Tomato sauce
Tomato paste
onions
garlic
green peas
fish sauce
salt
ground pepper
cooking oil (olive/canola)
Fresh green peas
Broth (from boiled tripe)
Cooking procedure:
In a large casserole. saute onions and garlic in cooking oil in. Add sliced beef tripe, sausages, tomato sauce, tomato paste. Pour the broth then simmer for ten minutes. Add seasonings and salt to taste. Add cubed potatoes, carrots and green peas. Simmer again until the vegetables are through. Serve immediately. Happy food tripping to everyone! You can see some more delicious posts by clicking the badge above.



Sunday, July 10, 2011

Beef Ribs in Broth


I would include this kind of menu as my comfort food because it truly gives me a nice, relaxing feeling after savoring the hot broth, chewy beef ribs and the nutritious vegetables of the meal. Most days for the past weeks were rainy and my moods were sometimes unpredictable due to stress from work and many thoughts about daily living. Anyway I was just thankful that this delicious meal filled up my hunger and everybody's palate at home.

Friday, July 8, 2011

My Friday's Food Trip

Beef and Green Peas in Oyster Sauce

One delicious menu that I prepared for dinner yesterday. I was reading some recipe books in a bookstore and this recipe interested me to cooked as soon as I arrived home. Lean beef were sliced thinly then sauted in garlic and onions. Add  seasonings, salt, pepper and oyster sauce. Simmer until sauce thickens, Put green peas, mix all together then served immediately. I had it as rice topping and it tasted so good. A yummy Friday tripping to everyone and happy weekend!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dark Chocolate Wafer Cookies


I love chocolate wafers and this pack just tempted me one day while having some groceries in the mall. We enjoyed every bite size of creamy chocolatey taste of wafers. The sweetness is mild as compared to other kinds of wafers. Good partner for coffee or tea at anytime of the day. Can also be great for snacks as well. I like to try some flavors for this kind of wafer when I have time to visit the mall again.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Orange Marmalade


I immediately bought this jar of orange marmalade the other day when I went to the grocery store. I used to think about buying one because I have a recipe pending to try until I can complete all the needed ingredients. Marmalade is a fruit preserve made from the juice and peel of fruits boiled with sugar and water. The peel has a distinctive bitter taste which is imparts to the marmalade. I am already excited to cook my recipe and hopefully be realize any time these days.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Comfort Soup for Rainy day

Rainy days are here again! There was a heavy downpour when I went home early last night so  I decided to cook this comfort food - Sotanghon Soup (vermicelli noodles/mung bean) for dinner. Thinly sliced chicken (breast part) and  peeled shrimps were sauteed with garlic and onions then simmered for few minutes. Vegetables that I added were carrot sticks,shredded cabbage, sliced mushrooms and finely chopped leeks. Lastly add the noodles simmered and mixed all together until done. Placed in a soup dish and served while hot. A yummy  comfort soup that really helped relieved my stress of the rainy day. Hope to see a sunny weekend again. Happy Food Tripping everyone!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Garlic bunch

This is one of my favorite spice or seasonings on my cooking. I was lucky to bought a bunch in a newly opened grocery shop. This is the native kind of garlic. Garlic is widely used around the world for its pungent flavor as a seasoning or condiment.The garlic plant's bulb is the most commonly used part of the plant. With the exception of the single clove types, garlic bulbs are normally divided into numerous fleshy sections called cloves. Garlic cloves are used for consumption (raw or cooked) or for medicinal purposes. They have a characteristic pungent, spicy flavor that mellows and sweetens considerably with cooking. I used one bulb yesterday when I cooked some seafood vegetables for lunch. Great tasting with this kind of garlic.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Grilled Serving

I was craving for some grilled food last Sunday and it was a timing because when I went to the wet market place, I bought a fresh Kitang fish  that would be great for dinner. The fish was thoroughly cleaned then marinated in lemon juice, salt, pepper and soy sauce. Put some lemon grass and onions inside the hallow part where the intestines were removed. Wrapped with aluminum foil then grilled over hot flaming charcoal for 20 minutes turning every side for even cooking. Serve hot. This is very simple yet  finger licking good meal.

Friday, June 3, 2011

My Dessert for FTF


June month is here again. Time just flies fast and we are now on the sixth month of the year. I would like to serve a dessert as my first entry this month -- Creamy Mango Float. Graham crackers are used as based then layered with heavy sweetened cream, sliced ripe mangoes and ending with cream mixture on top sprinkled with some crushed graham. This chilled serving tastes creamy sweet and tempting in every slice. Hope our lives in the coming days ahead be  sweet too just like this fruit dessert. Enjoy the food tripping with other post servings on FTF.Happy weekend everyone!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Bite sizes of chocolates


Chocolates are one of my favorite sweets and so when my cousin gave this pack of bite sizes I was glad enough to received it. Flavors include chocolates in nuts, choco almonds, wafer cream chocolates and plain milk chocolates. I am not the only one who has chocolates indulgence but also my siblings. There are only few left in the pack inside the refrigerator when I check this morning. Anyway thanks for the chocolate presents. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spicy Friday

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My entry for today's food tripping is Spicy Beef Spare Ribs. This a simple dish of beef  ribs (special cuts) boiled until very tender then added with sesame oil, black pepper, soy sauce and spice powder. Slowly cook in medium fire until sauce thickens.Garnished with some chopped leeks then serve hot with rice. Pork ribs can also be an alternate  from beef ribs. With this kind of menu just be sure to have some extra rice ready. Have a nice food tripping Friday to all!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Weekend Menu at Home

Everybody was craving for my Bam-i menu last Sunday. So I just decided to cooked one at home. Here are some of my ingredients;
Rice noodles and fresh pancit (noodles) combined together
Chopped celery with stalks and leaves
Carrots sticks, chopped onions & garlic, chicharo and pork liver
Fresh shrimps, peeled 
 
Here's now a plate of my bam-i servings. Yummy meal that filled everyone's cravings at home.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Mangoes Delivery


I was thankful to received a basket of mangoes from a client the other day. She is almost a daily person in the office that processes many important documents. I am the one who often attends to her daily transactions and I think this was part of her being grateful for the service. It was a surprise actually and I brought the four kilos mango fruits at home. I will be making a mango float this weekend and hope to make a post in here.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Noodles News

There was a recent news about the recalled of a brand of noodles in the market. The company informed the public about the traces of salmonella which is harmful when eaten. This is also a precautionary measure of the company so that there will be no harms for the consumers who are buying their noodle products. I am not a frequent eater of instant noodles as I find it unhealthy. Good thing there was news like this and the public like me was informed about this food dangers.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Milkshake delight

I am tired from the day's work this Friday and I think I deserve a cool treat for myself. A regular size of chocolate milk shake quenches my thirst this afternoon that I buy from a food stall inside the mall.. It has some pearls that are nice to chew while sipping the creamy chocolate blended together with crushed ice. Now I feel calm and concentrated. I am able to focus here on my post with a good feeling from the refreshing milkshake.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pasta Indulgence

I was having my time on one of the weekdays last week. I had some important things to attend to and I was thankful that it was accomplished immediately. I passed by the mall and gave into my pasta cravings. This serving of creamy chicken Alfredo bowl best satisfied my palate. Pure chicken chunks in creamy pasta then topped with lots of cheese. Together with a glassful of iced tea, my food indulgence that day with pasta was so fulfilling. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Banana Cake

One of the favorite cake at home is this banana cake. I bought it from a specialty bakery that sells this delicious kind. It is a type of bread that is made with mashed bananas. It is often moist, sweet cake like quick bread. The dough is very soft and that every bite is very yummy. I love eating a slice of this banana cake together with my favorite cup of morning coffee. I think I have to buy a loaf again for this week's consumption.

Friday, April 15, 2011

My Food Trip Today

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I have no name for this menu that I cooked last weekend. This was made out personal kitchen adventure and I thought of serving it for lunch. I saute the garlic and onions in a hot oil then add thin slices of lean pork. Put shrimps (peeled), mix together. Simmer for a few minutes. Add fresh mushrooms . Salt, seasonings and pepper to taste. Cook until done. Put steamed broccoli  then served hot. It tasted deliciously good for everyone's palate. I am hoping to have time this weekend for more cookings at home. Happy food tripping everyone!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Choco Pulvoron

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A one sweet delicacy of a pasalubong center where I dropped by to bought a pack of this Choco Pulvoron. Chocolate and milk coated mixture of flour,sugar, milk and crispy rice in durian flavor. A delicious and very crumbly short bread that is good for desserts. This can be great present or give aways too. There are lots of flavors for pulvoron that are available in the market now.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

MERCHENGINES.COM (March)

I am glad that my new food business venture is doing well for the past five months now. Personally it is not easy to manage the business. It takes a lot of effort, creative thinking, innovative ideas, proper management and many more complicated strategies just to make sure that the business is on the right track. Aside from these I have to be also effective and creative on the marketing side because this is the life of the business. I am appreciative with the advancement of modern communication particularly the internet because I am able to do the marketing aspects with the help of  ppc search marketing. My business easily captured the online market and the positioning of the business website generated  good and reputable remarks. I know I am on the right direction at this time and I am looking forward for more positive opportunities in the next coming months.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Saturday Snackbox

I have all my time today. Some unfinished transactions are part of my itinerary this Saturday. I was not able to finished it because my weekdays were hectic at the office. Good thing I finish it early this afternoon. I am hungry from so many walkings so I drop by and take some snacks at KFC. I wait for a long line of people to be serve. I am thinking that this fast food must be serving delicious meals. I order Snack box which compose of chicken hotshots and fries. I enjoy dipping every thing inside the box in a gravy. The order is worth it and for me this fast food is always worth a taste.

Friday, April 1, 2011

FTF with Creamy Spaghetti

My brother just celebrated his birthday last March 30. He requested me to cooked his favorite pasta - creamy spaghetti. The sauce includes lean ground beef, mushrooms and chopped carrots mixed together with quality spaghetti pasta then topped with cream cheese. For years of cooking pasta menus, I think the quality of the ingredients really matters most to make a delicious tasting meal.  Happy Food Tripping everyone and have a great weekend.