Friday, February 22, 2013

Cheesy Tuna Wheat Rolls

Yesterday, despite the non - stop rains I attended The Bakery Fair 2013 7th International Exhibition at The World Trade Center Manila. A 3 day event that  features bakery, confectionery and food service , equipment and supplies. It showcased  400 booths that offered a variety of baked goods and free pastry making lessons. I came armed with three things,

Monday, February 18, 2013

Chicken Pesto Pita Wraps

You may have tried various diets you've read about in books, magazines and the internet. If you notice, most of them claim to be "the one" that will make you thinner and keep the pounds off forever. They are all wrong by the way. The truth is, not every BODY is the same so no

Friday, February 15, 2013

Shrimp and Tuna Heart Healthy Pasta

Happy Valentine's Day from the cook!

Why eat out? When you can make in?

I'm not a Valentines Day hater at all and I think it's great to have a day dedicated to showering your beloved with love but the thing is, It is just like any other day but not really celebratory, If you are in love every day matters not just valentine's day right? I'm just not down with all the fuzz about the so called "v-day". The main reason I cook a special meal on Feb. 14 is

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Tahini and Hummus

I have wanted to do this for a long time. After having a taste of this in Aleppo, I sorely miss khbez bread scooped in a bowl of hummus. But before one can have a good hummus, it needs one main ingredient,

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sweet Potatoes with Aioli Dip

Sweet potatoes, also commonly labeled as yams, are an excellent and inexpensive staple to have on hand. These deep orange-fleshed nutritional powerhouses add several important components to the diet. Their health and weight management benefits far exceed the nutritional value found in ordinary white and yellow fleshed potatoes.

I love sweet potatoes

Monday, February 4, 2013

Cheesy Chicken in Pineapple (Cheesy Pininyahang Manok)

Learning how to cook began as early as grade school years. Back then I would always sneak into the kitchen and whip up something from whatever I could find inside the fridge, the urge to cook and create has always been within me, coming from a family that loves to cook and eat also, there was so much expectation whenever I create something in the kitchen. Maintaining a carinderia/eatery provided proper training on how to prepare each dish. I need to wake

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Tofu Pansit Buko (Sauteed Young Coconut Strips in Tofu and Veggies)

Pansit Buko or Buko Guisado is basically a typical pansit dish without the usual starchy noodles and substituting it with buko or grated young coconut. This dish originated in Laguna - Quezon provinces in the Philippines, where there is an abundance of coconut trees.

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