Category Archives: Appetizers

Gf/df Roast vegetable salad


gf df vege salad


Roast vegetble salad….. Its a very healthy salad made of different vegetables such as kumara, pumpkin, courgettes, onions, potatoes, carrots with toasted pinenuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds dressed with olive oil, lemon and balsamic vinegar. Its Our most popular salad in the cage as it is gluten and dairy free and vegan as well….. Must try!!!!

Recipe? Actually its any roast vege u want plus the ingredients i mentioned above. Cut dice or bite siZe then seasoned with salt and pepper. So easy and simple!!! Add some fresh chopped parsley and corriander and some baby spinach!!!! Accordong to yoir taste adjust by salt and pepper….

Pork Skinless Longganisa 



This is my version of pork longganisa….. Every single longganisa has its own identity and version. As i follow my own cooking rules, i always make sure that every recipe i create is compose of my 4s secret taste buds… 4s is = balance of sweet, salty, sour and spicy. So its no longer a secret as i revealed it already…. Oooops, i forget the main secret, do it with love. This is my wife and daughter breakfast for almost every single week….Now back to longganisa, its a simple minced pork with my 4s ingredients. Are you ready???? Here we go….

Recipe????

500 gms mince lean pork plus 100 gms mince pork with fat. 1 pc egg, salt pepper to taste, 50 gms crushed pineapples, 100 gms brown sugar, chili flakes to spice up, 1/2 cup banana ketsup. 2 tbs honey, 1/2 cup corn flour, 1 cup minced garlic…

 Yes a lot of garlic.. combine all ingredient together and place in a cling film like a sausage style. Depending on the size you wanted. You can do thick or thin sausages… Freeze overnight…Cooking?? take out sausage in cling film and place little oil in a teflon pan, seared all sides then add in 1 cup of water and simmer for 20 mins until it is thickened. Fry until sticky and sausages are starting to caramelized…then fonish with little soy sauce around 1 tbsp….. Serve hot with rice!!!! Yuiummmyyy

Vegetarian Galettes


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Vegetarian

Just want to share the latest menu here. Its a simple claasic italian style vegetarian galettes. It is made from our homemade tomato sauce, mozzarella, and any vegetables you may wish to add. I did some roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, peppers, onions and toasted with basil pesto and some black olives. Yummmm….

Spanish Omelette


Spanish Omelette

Hungry for breakfast?……Try an omelette. Its a quick and easy breakfast as you can add anything you want. My one is chorizo sausages, onions, capsicum herbs and spices plus my favourite garlic bread matched with a cup of coffee. This is a perfect breakfast for me…Yummm:……………Did you know that eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk. The whites are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper. Egg yolks contain more calories and fat.

Ingredients:

3 eggs with 1/4 cup of cream, slices of sausages, onions, capsicum, salt and pepper, chopped parsley and chili flakes. must try…………

 

Warm Seafood Salad with poached egg


Warm Seafood Salad

Warm Seafood Salad

Warm Seafood Salad…………..It is a combination of fresh grilled seafood of your choice served in a cold garden salad topped with poached egg accompanied by croutons and dressed with sweet chili sauce……Need some quick and easy healthy recipe? starters? salads?.. Well, here we go, I am sharing you one of the most popular dish that runs on summer to fall chef’s specials in our cafe. …….Did you know that seafoods is an excellent source of many important minerals, including iodine, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. It is also rich in many vitamins, especially the B group. Seafood is also good source of flourine, which in addition, well known role in keeping teeth healthy and help calcium loss from our bones.

 

Ingredients:

120 gms of marinara mix

20 ml sweet chili sauce

salt and pepper, thyme and marjoram

garlic croutons (french bread with herbed butter with crushed garlic)

Salad Greens (any greens of your choice)

1 poached egg

 

Preparations:

assemble salad in a plate, toast croutons and place on the plate together.

On a very hot teflon pan with olive oil, place in marinara mix, s/p, herbs and when its 100 % cooked throw in sweet chili sauce. and serve on your salad topped with poached egg

Chicken Fried Rice


Chicken fried rice……………Just want to share you one of my fried rice collection. Everytime I make a fried rice, I always re-use any leftover food. Well, instead of re-heating them as is, why not create a recipe out of it. This simple fried rice is more exciting to eat than a microwaved leftover rice. What do you think? Make sense?…………..

Ingredients:

  • Leftover rice
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt
  • left over fried chicken – cut
  • some onion leeks
  • 3 pcs beaten eggs

Procedures:

  • In a non-stcik pan, scramble egg in little olive oil set aside. should be runny.
  • In the same pan, saute galic in little olive oil, add in rice and leftover chicken and scramble egg
  • seasoned with salt and add in onion leeks.
  • Serve hot

Chicken Tandoori Wraps


Chicken WrapsWant an east to prepare appetizer? you might even try this one – It’s a Tandoori chicken wraps canapé’s style!…….. This is a great idea to add-on to your menu. A great starter for a cocktail party or even on your buffet table. It is a very healthy combination of marinated grilled tandoori chicken wrap with loaded of fresh vegetables….YUmmmm!!!!!

Ingredients and preparation:

Tandoori chicken – marinated with yogurt, curry powder and tandoori paste seasoned with fresh garlic and ginger salt and pepper. (seasoned depending on your taste buds)

Julienne slices of carrots, red cabbage and spinach.

Optional sauce of mango chutney or aioli dressing or any thing you have on your fridge.

Assemble all ingredients into a pita wraps and roll it. that as easy as one two three!!

Slice as shown on the pictures or simply have it that big!!!

Thai Salmon Kebabs


salmon kebabsJust a simple recipe “catch of the day” – Thai Salmon Kebabs!…….This turns to be one of the popular dish into my work place. Sometimes great dish are made from simple ideas. Easy to prepare, not much funcy ingredients with the food but it is loaded with healthy nutrients that you need in your everyday diet. YummMM!!!!! ……………….Did you know that salmon is the healthiest food in the planet? Aside from its high content of omega-3 fatty acids, it is also a good source of Vitamin D as well. Vitamin D has been shown to play a crucial role in lowering the risk of several types of cancer, including breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer. Salmon contains particularly high levels of vitamin D and selenium, which is also associated with prevention of certain types of cancer, including colorectal cancer.

Ingredients and preparations:

Fresh salmon cubes, onions and slices of courgettes or any vegetables you have in fridge. Using your imagination stick in all ingredients together and seasoned with salt and pepper, little bit of thai sweet chili sauce. That’s it! grilled or bake!

Enjoy!!! Great for parties and even everyday meal!

Spicy Pepsi Chicken


Spicy Chicken on rice (1024x683)Pepsi Chicken………………..This is just out of curiosity recipe. Since I posted Coca-cola chicken maybe 2 years ago which turns out to be one of my popular post during that year. It came to my mind that i want to try it again. Because when you do food blogging at home, everyday is a different meal for us as I post every single recipe I cook at home. So back to the coca cola chicken, I was in the middle of cooking where everything is ready; I saute the onions, garlic ginger chicken, I add the condiments and last would be the coke as my substitute for water. When I opened my cup board. I saw ….. Yes I saw a PEPSI!!! and Its PEPSI MAX, no sugar! Wow, I said OMG! Since I think it is a soda as well minus sugar. I give it a try! Sorry Coca cola, you didn’t give me an advertisement for my post! and it taste good, maybe even better! (hahahaha coke) well, I like both Pepsi and Coke!…….Must try!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 50 gm of thinly sliced ginger
  • 1 kg chicken thigh and legs
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 vinegar
  • 3 pcs bay leaves
  • pepper corn and salt
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 cup pepsi(softdrinks)
  • 1 tbsp dried chillies(optional)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • dried chillies

Procedures:

  • Saute and brown chicken in a heavy skilletby adding a little oil
  • Add vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, bay leaves, sugar, salt, peppercorn, dried chillies and pepsi.
  • Bring to a boil, simmer for 20 mins
  • Cover and let simmer until it becomes tender. and all the juice is absorbed. add sesame oil before serving
  • Enjoy!!!!!!!!!

Tahong Guisado (NZ mussels)


Tahong Guisado (1024x683)Tahong(mussels)……..Just lately, I was really craving for mussels that I almost have this for our dinner every other day. so meaning 4 times a week. We had, mussels stew, stir-fry, grilled mussels and steamed mussels. Yes, that’s a lot of mussels. Well New Zealand mussels is quite famous all over the world. I think this will be the second time I will be posting this recipe.hYUMM!!!!!! Another 5 dollar meal challenge recipe. Quite cheap!…………………………….. Did you know that mussels are high in protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, selenium and iodine. They are relatively low in calories and fat and have exceptional nutritional value. Omega-3 are the ‘good oils’ that are beneficial for the heart by helping lower cholesterol. Omega-3 also has anti-inflammatory properties. Selenium is an anti-oxidant compound that fights free radicals in the blood stream. Iodine is essential for natural production of thyroid hormones that contribute to basic metabolism as well as helping your body to efficiently burn calories……

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 small red onions
  • 1 thumb size ginger crushed and sliced
  • 2 pc tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 kg mussels(cleaned & rubbed)
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 green chillies
  • some greens such as kangkong or chillies leaves

Procedures:

  • heat sauce pan with olive oil, saute garlic, onion, ginger & tomatoes for 2-3 mins.
  • Add mussels and cover with a lid and simmer for 3-5 mins or until they are opened.
  • add water, seasoned with salt & pepper, chillies and some greens.
  • Serve hot!!!
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