Baby Cabbages and Straw Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce

Baby cabbages with mushrooms

If it weren’t for the freaky weather that resulted in a heavy downpour last Sunday morning, I wouldn’t have ended up with this delicious, nutritious dish. Continue reading


Dulong in Olive Oil and ‘Honey Vodka’


The recipe called for white wine. I only had some Smirnoff honey vodka at the time. Should I or should I not? Finally, I thought, “Why not?”. Continue reading

Grapes and Tomatoes Salad with Fruit Jam Vinaigrette

Homemade Fruit Jam Vinaigrette

You know it’s time for another salad recipe when, after the holidays, you’re left with leftover this and leftover that. Continue reading

Pork Sinigang sa Kamatis (Pork Broth with Tomatoes)

Pork sinigang sa kamatis

With temperatures still hovering around the lower 20s, naturally I would be craving for a hot and filling soupy dish that warms the tummy and acts like a comfort zone in cold weather. Continue reading

Insalata Caprese with Goat Cheese


Christmas Eve and Christmas Day have always meant sumptuous feasting on rich and calorie-laden foods. The same thing goes for the coming New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day celebration. Continue reading

Shiitake Mushroom Steak Delight

Shiitake mushroom steak on rice

When you can’t get your portobello mushrooms, what do you do? Buy fresh shiitake mushrooms instead! Continue reading

Jazzing Up the Lowly Fried Rice

Fried rice with vegetables I grew up in a family that loves to serve fried rice cooked with lots of minced garlic (and a dash of salt) for breakfast. Continue reading