Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ampalayang Guisado (Sauteed Bitter Gourd)

Ampalaya or Bitter Gourd has been proven to be beneficial and a healthy supplement for Diabetes and Hypertension aside from being a good  source of essential vitamins. The way to prepare or cook ampalaya has been quite challenging for some, how to lessen the bitterness and still savor its nutritional benefits.The old technique has the plant being

Friday, April 19, 2013

My Red Sinigang - Pork Spareribs in Tamarind Soup (Sinigang na Tadyang ng Baboy sa Sampalok)

Sinigang is a basic Filipino dish that borders on being sour and tasty. The best souring ingredient that i usually use is Tamarind. If I find one in the market I use the fresh ones, boiling and squeezing it from its pods, but I did not find any fresh ones today so I prefer the trusted Tamarind powder brand. To make my Sinigang deviate from the usual basic sour soup, I added
 Del Monte tomato sauce

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Adobong Puti (White Adobo) and Ensaladang Talong (Roasted Eggplant Salad)

Adobong Puti or White Adobo is my go to dish when I want something quick and easy. It is slightly the same as the regular soy sauced adobo, but omitting the

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Lumpiang Sariwa ( Fresh Spring Roll)

Lumpiang Sariwa or Fresh Spring Roll; is a light filling meal made of Singkamas (Turnip), carrots, fresh cabbage, ground meat, and native lettuce. Topped with homemade sweet sauce, ground peanuts and minced garlic. Other variations of this dish uses "ubod" (made from the core of a palm tree using the soft part). Green beans or chickpeas can be added as well as strips of sweet potatoes and togue (bean sprouts) for health reasons I omitted using any beans (even tofu) and keep my version simple but

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