Friday, March 29, 2013

Summer 2013

Aglio Olio with Shrimp

Greentea with rocksalt and cheese

mango shrimp salad with sesame dressing

pasta pescatora

Sunday, March 17, 2013

lazy late posts

Red Velvet crinkles

marshmallow frosted caramel drizzled caramel cupcakes

mango and mixed greens salad with tuna salpicao

mango fish and lettuce bites with bagoong

candy buttons

aglio olio with shrimps

Ysabela's rainbow cake

Monday, December 3, 2012

Seafood Chowder

1 whole onion, diced
2 tbsp flour
1 slab bacon
2 potatoes, cubed
2 cups clam juice
1/2 cup of cream
bay leaf

saute onion until soft, add bacon and cook until brown, 
add flour and stir well scraping the pan for all the good flavorful stuff from the bacon,
add the potatoes
shrimp, crab meat, white fish, 
add clam juice, salt, pepper, bay leaf and oregano
bring to a boil until thick
add the cream
let simmer for a few minutes
season to taste


Coffee Cocoa rubbed chicken roast with roasted veggies

I had been wanting to sample on coffee rubbed ribs for the longest time. Ever since i became a mom my cravings were less gratified as i would rather stay home with Ysabela and force myself to try to cook that which i am craving rather than spend a ridiculous amount of time stuck in traffic.

I had some of my good friends coming over so i said why not give it a try.
t'was good (at least thats what they said)

this was fairly easy to make  

For the dry rub i mixed 2 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tsp salt, 1 tbsp cocoa powder, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper, 1 tsp of Paprika and 1 tbsp espresso powder

1. smile (you can do this)
2. Clean the chicken and rinse with cold water (set aside to dry or dry with a clean towel)
3. rub generously with butter (this will help make the skin crispy)
4. rub with the coffee and cocoa mix

5. refrigerate for atleast an hour

Slice and/or cut onions, carrots, potatoes into same size pieces
season with salt and pepper
and thyme
(i added 3 cloves of crushed garlic and green beans)

ROAST VEGETABLES AND CHICKEN AT THE SAME TIME around 30-40 minutes in a 350F oven (you can also grill it if you wish)
Baste chicken with its juice every now and then
if the chicken browns easily, cover with foil and continue roasting until cooked
this will prevent the skin from burning.

Monday, July 9, 2012

June-July 2012 kitchen adventures

Banana Crunch Muffin
Oven Roasted Garlic Rosemary Chicken with roasted vegetables and homemade gravy

Dalandan Soda Pork Adobo

Veggie Stir fry (top)
Crispy Rosemary Salmon Belly (bottom)

Potato Gnocchi with mushroom in creamy butter parmesan sauce
Chocolate buttercream filled yellow batter cake

my crab omelette

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

May-June 2012

I know its been more than a month since my last post.
but I have been running out of time lately... 
so i'm sharing pics of some of the goodies i have had the chance to make & enjoy this past month

Banana Muffins

Yellow batter cake layered with black magic chocolate cake and cream cheese filling with nuttela buttercream

carrot crunch muffin

chocolate chip banana crunch muffin

Dynamite Chili
freshly made basil pesto and tuna pasta
chocolate cupcakes

Singaporean Chili Crabs

Red Velvet Cake