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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!!!

Pork and River Spinach (kangkong)


Pork and river Spinach (1024x683)Kangkong………….River spinach, one of my favorite green leafy vegetables. It might be quite boring if we eat this by its own, so i decided to cook it the adobo way. As I find lots of unwanted pork cutlets in my fridge, stir-frying pork and this river spinach might be a good dinner for us. Well, since we have lots of expenses these days. I decided to create a 5 dollar meal challenge for my wife and my daughter. …………Did you know that kangkong or river spinach is rich in iron, calcium, phosphorus, carotene, sitosterol, protein, vitamins A, B1 and C and has a lot of health beneficial amino acids. Other pharmacological effects includes antitoxin, laxative, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, homeostatic and sedatives (sleeping effects). Water or river spinach has a good effect in the intestines as it has purgative properties because of its fiber content. It also acts as insulin-like properties to control blood sugar for diabetes prevention.

Ingredients: (serves 2-3 persons)

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 150 grams unwanted cut pork meats
  • 1 medium liced onions
  • 3 bunches of kangkong
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 3 pcs dried chillies(optional)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • pinchof salt

Procedures:

  • in a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and onions, add in pork and brown for 5 minutes or until tender. then add kangkong seasoned with salt & pepper and add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 1 minute.
  • serve hot!!

Kid’s Party Menu


Kid's Party Menu (1024x683)Kid’s Party………..To all of my fellow bloggers and viewers who followed me for my past post regarding my kid’s party. Here is the complete set of menu. I hope I helped you with an idea of preapring your kids party menu…….

We had:

  • Vegetable sticks
  • Fried Wontons
  • Sushi Platters
  • Pizza’s
  • Coated Hotdogs on sticks
  • Kid’s Cupcakes
  • Barbecued Wings
  • Spaghetti
  • Chips and dips, popcorns, cookies, chocolates, lollies and candies
  • Juices and softdrinks
  • Ice popsicles

Kid’s Party Chicken Barbeques


kids barbequed wings (683x1024)Kid’s Chicken Barbeque…………Still part of my daughter’s kids menu, I already post starter’s such as “fried wonton and vegetable sticks” and posted desserts such as fruit kebab and kids cupcake. Now lets go with my kid’s little main dish. Barbecue wings. (oooppss, sorry it’s not in order, should be starter, salad, main and desserts etc).  As we all know, most of the children can not say no to barbecues, we’ll my daughter can’t! To attract the children’s palate, I used banana ketsup as add-ons to my marinade mix, banana ketsup simply have a very good smell and sweet flavor once you grill your chicken barbeque. Must try!…………………………….Did you know that chicken is rich in selenium, another antioxidant-rich nutrient. Selenium in chicken has been shown to induce DNA repair in damaged cells and eliminate abnormal cells. This nutrient also activates an important antioxidant vital in cancer prevention, known as glutathione peroxidase, from proteins. Consuming chicken may help in the prevention of cancers.

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 kilogram chicken wings – cut in half
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sprite or soda
  • 1/2 cup banana ketsup
  • 1 tbsp lemon or calamansi juice
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste

Procedures:

  • in a container, mix all ingredients except pork meat. mix well then add in chicken and rubbed evenly
  • Best grilled using charcoal. or just simply use oven barbeque.
  • best marinate for atleast 3 hours before grilling. brush the remaining marinade mix upon grilling your bbq..
  • Enjoy!!

Futuristic Menu


Futuristic Menu (1024x683)Food in the future……………………My fellow bloggers, I would love to share you what we did in our 2012 Christmas Party in our Church. There is a competition were every group needs to design and create a futuristic dinner booth. And I am very happy to tell you guys that we won the first prize. Yes, the overall champion booth. Who knows this might be the start of a new generation that food in the future might come into a capsule. A flavored capsule which you can choose a wide variety of viand such as roast meats, vegetables, dessert, soups and etc. What you think?………..The lovely tomato flower curving was made by my wife!!!!!

Ingredients and preparation:

Lots of love and team efforts!

Steamed Garlic Crab


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Steamed Crab……………Just recently we are craving to eat crab as we had like 3 days in a week eating this simple steamed garlic crab. It is a simple “halabos na alimango” in our country (a tagalog word for steamed Crab). We had our own unique ways of eating this cfrab as my wife had her own dipping sauce (sawsawan) as she want chillies and vinegar and I go for a bagoong na alamang (shrimp paste)…yummmm!!! A very fast dish to prepare but a very long way to eat….You know how to eat crab, takes time!! hahahahaha

Ingredients:

  • 4 pcs medium crabs
  • some garlic and ginger
  • little water

Procedures:

  • In a pot with cover, place everything and bring to a boil in slow heat settings. When the crab turns orange. it is ready.

Stir-fry Beef and Bok Choy


Exploring stir fry beef Asian style…………Once again I will be featuring “stir-fry beef”. This time, I will cook the beef with bok choy. It is a very Asian inspired dish that once you master the cooking of stir-fry beef, you can explore any vegetables you may want to accompany with this very tender quick-cook beef. Here in my place, almost every week we cook Asian dish such as this one……..Must try!

Ingredients: serves 4-6 persons

  • 2 tbs oil
  • 1 thumb size ginger sliced thinly
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 500 grams thinly sliced beef (tendered and soak in 1 tsp soda. salt & pepper for 10 minutes)
  • 4 bunches of bok choy
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 1.5 cup water
  • 1 small can of black beans (use 3 tbsp and mashed it)
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion leeks

Procedures:

  • Heat oil in pan , add beef and stir fry until brown and season with salt and pepper. Add garlic, ginger and onions and soy sauce. Saute’ for 2 minutes.
  • Add black beans. Continue stirring for 2-3 minutes then pour in bok choy.
  • Add water with cornstarch and boil for 2 minutes, then add onion leeks and sesame oil then remove from heat.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!!!!!

Fish Kebab


Kebab – This is a simple fish barbecue recipe made with tuna and mixed vegetables on skewer. . . . . .Back home in the Philippines, this was the best-selling seafood items in our menu when I was working in one of the restaurant in SM Megamall. We had plenty of kebab selection such as chicken, lamb, beef, vegetarian and seafood. But among the rest, this was the best……..

Ingredients:

  • 250 grams tuna fillet cut in big dice or cubes
  • 2 pcs capsicum in big dice
  • 1 pcs big onion big diced
  • 2 tbsp seasoning soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup juice from lemon
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • salt and pepper
  • dried marjoram and thyme herbs
  • barbecue sticks

Procedures:

  • in a mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together, marinate for a minimum of 15 minutes.
  • Grab a skewer/barbecue sticks and one by one, depending on your imagination. place tuna meat and onion, capsicum alternately.
  • Best cooked using charcoal grill or simply by oven grill. Brush with the remaining marinade mix
  • Serve hot.

PadThai Pinoy Style


PadThai………this is one of my favourite asian dish. Well, as a chef, I always modify recipes, i made my one pinoy style that siuts my taste. Hopefully suits your taste as well. To make it more exciting, I topped the padthai some grilled porkchops which is one of my favourite too. …….. Now, lets go on the menu……

Ingrdients:

500 gms porkchops (marinated with soy sauce, pepper and lemons) grilled and chopped
500 gms pancit bihon or sotanghon ( rice noodles)
3 fresh eggs
Oil for saute
Some Garlic and onions
Chopped onion leek
2 cups chicken or pork broth

Padthai sauce
1/4 cup fish sauce
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 juice from lemon
1 tsp achuete powder
1/4 cup light soy sauce

Procedures:
In a wok, heat oil and saute garlic and onions, add in fresh eggs and cook until egg is scrambled
Add in noodles and broth, you may need extra broth until noodles are cooked.
Add in padthai sauce little by little until it reaches your desired taste.
Serve in a plate and topped with grilled pork and chopped onion leeks.
Really good!!!!!

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