A healthy dinner of Ginataang Kalabasa and Tilapia
Monday, 27 July 2009

Ginataang Kalabasa, Tilapia fish and brown rice
Ginataang Kalabasa, Tilapia fish and brown rice by kutitots, on Flickr

Recently, my husband and I have been trying to adapt a healthy lifestyle. See the emphasis on “trying”—because really, it’s hard to eat “healthy” when you’ve got the whole wide world of yummy food. Luckily, you can have both: yummy and healthy at the same time!

How? Well, let me share with you one of my mom’s “healthier” recipes: a great combination of Ginataang Kalabasa paired with Tilapia and brown rice. Read more…

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Pork and labanos guisado
Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Pork and Labanos Guisado
Pork and Labanos Guisado by kutitots, on Flickr

When I was a kid, my parents used to have a difficult time trying to make me eat vegetables. I didn’t inherit my mom’s natural love for veggies—as an Ilokana, she was used to having a healthful bowl of vegetable-rich Diningding every day when she was young. My mom can eat any kind of veggie, but me, I’m quite picky.

It took my mom a while to make me like vegetables, though up until now, I still can’t tolerate okra. Aside from the sinigang that most kids like, my mom also introduced me to love another dish: pork and labanos (white raddish) guisado. Read more…

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Heart-stopping Aligue Pasta
Friday, 1 May 2009

Aligue Pasta!
Aligue Pasta! by kutitots, on Flickr

A “deadly” dish, as some might call it. This aligue (crab fat) pasta is jam-packed with cholesterol—you can probably even feel yourself bloating with every bite. But oddly enough, aligue pasta is quite easy to prepare. Read more…

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Cooking for Good Friday
Saturday, 11 April 2009

Homemade Baked Salmon
Homemade Baked Salmon by kutitots, on Flickr

I’m a non-practicing Catholic (and so are my parents), but we do observe the tradition of not eating meat on Good Friday. It’s a form of sacrifice, depriving yourself of yummy beef, pork, lamb and chicken. My mom always cooked fish on Good Friday, usually tilapia or lapu-lapu with sweet and sour sauce. But now, I have my own kitchen so I made something different: Baked Salmon! Read more…

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Plain and simple: Grilled oyster on the half shell
Thursday, 5 March 2009

Oyster in a half shell

Did you guys hear the news story about the burning of pigs (suspected of being contaminated with Ebola) in Bulacan last week? Well, my dad was assigned to cover it by the daily he works for. My mom and sis rarely went out of town, so Dad took the opportunity to bring them along and visit his cousin while he was on assignment. Plan was, they’ll stay at his cousin’s place while he took shots. But the authorities changed their minds and called off having media cover the burning. Since expectations of both my mom and sis were already set, they went ahead with their plans. Marc and I didn’t go, but made them promise to bring home fresh oysters from Balagtas on the way home. Read more…

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