Malunggay Corn Soup

Malunggay (aka leaves of Moringa) has incredible health benefits that are believed to help boost your immune system while protecting you from free radicals. White corn also possesses nutrients and minerals that add flavor and aroma to your soup. Malunggay Corn Soup is a Filipino dish that is very common, but when prepared perfectly, can simply taste and smell like heaven. In addition to being tasty, this soup provides many health benefits to your body. Ingredients: 2 cups white corn, shredded 1 glove garlic, minced 1 small onion, chopped 3 cups water 1 pc small patola sliced 1 cup malunggay leaves Salt and pepper to taste Cooking oil Directions: Saute the garlic and onion. Add water and bring to a boil. Add the shredded corn and continuously stir until cooked. Add salt and pepper to taste. When cooked, add patola and malunggay leaves. Simmer for few more minutes until patola is tender. Recipe and image via LutongPinoy and KusineraDavao

Banana Lemon Loaves

Banana Lemon Loaves is extremely delicious. The lemon is responsible for adding an extra depth of flavor and taste. The notes of lemon in this loaf certainly whets your appetite and tickles your taste buds. Lemon enhances the tastes and aroma of your banana loaves, creating delicious both tastes and smells. It is also important that your banana is still fresh since this is responsible for making your loaves tasty and irresistible. The loaf, sweetened by honey or lemon and banana makes this recipe a great healthy dish idea. As a result, Banana Lemon Loaves is perfect to prepare and serve at your table! Ingredients: 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking soda 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder 1-1/2 tsp. grated nutmeg 3/4 tsp. salt 3 cups mashed ripe bananas (about 6) 2 tbsp. grated lemon rind 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup shortening 1 cup granulated sugar 4 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Prepare and grease 5 pcs. of 5-3/4 x 3-1/4 inch foil pans. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Stir to combine and set aside. In a small bowl, combine bananas with lemon rind and juice. Set aside. In another large bowl, beat together butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and stir in banana mixture and vanilla. Add into batter the dry ingredients one-third at a time. Spoon batter into prepared, greased foil…


Mamon Recipe

Looking for a relaxing afternoon break? Well, grab a chair and come sit with me. The Mamon (or Filipino Sponge Cake) is perfect with a hot coffee. This Mamon is consider to be among the top 10 pastries in the Philippines! These mini cakes are soft, fluffy, and incredibly delicious. Because the Mamon is baked in small molds, they are great for individual servings and grabbing on the go. Ingredients: 1 cup cake flour 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla 6 eggs, separated 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon cream of tartar Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Sift flour and baking powder in bowl; set aside. In a another large bowl, beat egg white and cream of tartar until meringue-like but not stiff. Gradually add sugar while beating. Then, add vanilla and vegetable oil. Add egg yolks one at a time and continue beating. Add cake flour and baking powder and continue mixing. Line muffin pans with paper cups and pour mixture about 2/3 full. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Finished when toothpick comes out clean.


Adobong Kambing Recipe

Do you want to try an exquisite taste that would be perfect as an appetizer or “pulutan”? If so, why not create your own recipe like Adobong Kambing? As you already know, there are several varieties of adobo and they are all distinct, but Adobong Kambing is quite different from the rest. The flavor, taste, and aroma of the dish will linger longer than other popular adobo recipes since the goat meat has a distinctive quality and consistency. Goat meat is tastier and healthier compared to other meats because of the goats' daily habitat and diet. Keep in mind that goat meat can have a distinctive smell that would affect your taste, flavor, and aroma. There are several ways for you to neutralize the smell by boiling the goat meat with seasonings such as onion, ginger, and other selected spices. Ingredients: 1 lb goat meat, chopped ¼ cup soy sauce ¼ cup vinegar 5 pieces dried chilies (optional) 1 teaspoon crushed peppercorn 4 pieces dried bay leaves 4 cups water 1 medium sized onion, sliced 8 cloves garlic, crushed 3 tablespoons cooking oil Directions: Pour 3 cups of water in a cooking pot and put-in ginger, onion, and salt. Bring to a boil. Add the goat meat and simmer until the meat is tender. Turn off the heat, drain the water, and separate the meat from other ingredients. Set aside. Pour-in cooking oil in a wok or a frying pan then apply heat. When the oil is hot enough, put-in…

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Chicken Afritada Recipe

Tomato – based sauce dishes such as Chicken Afritada is extremely common and popular everywhere in the Philippines, since the dish is extremely delicious and tasty. It is always present in holidays, fiestas, celebrations, restaurants, and even in carinderias. The recipe has a flavor and aroma to die for because of the tomato – based sauce, which is responsible for adding extra deep and rich flavor and aroma to the dish. There are several varieties of tomato – based sauce, so choose carefully! There is no limitations or restrictions on how you use the sauce, so be creative and resourceful in creating your own unique version of Chicken Afritada. You can also create or make your own mixtures and concoctions, so just make sure that you taste your creations first just to measure the flavor and taste before serving it to the table. The video is just a basic guideline that would give you a better overview on how to cook and prepare the dish and what to expect after cooking and preparing the dish. You don’t have to follow everything so try to improve and develop your own recipe. As a result, your mixture and the sauce of your Chicken Adobo would play a big role in satisfying and pleasing your own tastebuds! Ingredients: 2 Lbs. Chicken breast cut into bite size pieces 1 to 2 cups Polish sausage or hotdogs 1 Large can tomato sauce (14oz.) 3 Medium sized potatoes, quartered 3 Small Carrots cut into 1 inch…

Sinampalukang Kambing Recipe

The recipe is known for distorting and altering your common expression, since the Sinampalukang Kambing has an ingredient known as unripe tamarind that possess a very sour taste. Adding to your soup mixture, this unripe tamarind will perfectly blend to your main ingredients of goat and other dry ingredients. It is always better if the mixture of your soup has a blend of spices and seasonings, since they would add deep flavor and aroma to your soup. By this, your soup will no longer taste dull and boring because the blend and mixture will release a certain flavor and fragrance that would tickle not only your nostrils, but also your taste buds. The deep and rich flavored soup and meat will bring you to new heights that you could never imagine because the blend and mixture blends with the unripe tamarind to create a unique flavor. The sourness of Sinampalukang Kambing is unique and matchless because the recipe will hit a certain part of your taste bud directly and deeply, sending you sensations that changes your perception and sensibility.. As a result, Sinampalukang Kambing is a perfect recipe for rousing and stimulating all your senses! Ingredients: 2 lbs. goat meat (chevon), chopped 2 cups buttermilk ¾ lb. unripe tamarind 1 medium yellow onion ¼ cup sliced ginger 6 to 8 cups water ½ cup chopped leeks or green onion 4 to 6 pieces long green chilies 2 tablespoons fish sauce Directions: Soak the goat meat in buttermilk overnight. Wash the…

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Puto Seko Recipe

Puto Seko is similar to puto or rice cake, since they have the same ingredients and are cooked and prepared in the same manner. However, Puto Seko has more sugar than the plain and normal rice cakes, so don't be surprised if this tastes a little bit different than your ordinary rice cakes. Puto Seko is a bite-sized snack made from sugar, a bit of sweetener, and cornstarch. It is perfect for “pasalubong” and snacks. Puto Seko comes in variety of shapes, sizes, textures, tastes, and colors, so you just need to create your own combination. Puto Seko is extremely common and popular everywhere, so it can be difficult to be unique but we are always up for the challenge! As a result, Puto Seko is one of the best snacks you could ask for, since you can create different varieties, mixtures, and tastes. Ingredients: 1 cup cake flour 1 egg 1/3 cup white sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup cornstarch 1/2 cup powdered milk 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 dash salt Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet. Stir together the egg, white sugar, butter, flour, cornstarch, powdered milk, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Knead for a few minutes to make a soft dough. Divide the dough into 12 portions. Roll each portion into a ball and flatten slightly. Place on the prepared baking sheet 1 inch apart. Bake in the preheated oven until light…


Bacon Garlic Fried Rice Recipe

Are you ever worried about left over rice? Well, worry no more. The next time you find yourself with extra rice, try this tasteful dish, Bacon Garlic Fried Rice. This is a recipe that you would love to eat before leaving your house for work or school. Aside from its healthy ingredients, it is very quick easy to prepare. Once you've given this a try, you might find yourself deliberately making extra rice just to use in this dish! Remember - It is important your rice is cold when you start to cook this recipe or the fried rice will get gluey and mushy. Ingredients: 1⁄2 lb bacon 5 cups cooked long-grain rice (can use other rice, but long or medium grain rice is all I ever use) 6 garlic cloves, smashed and diced (use approximately half a bulb. heavy garlic is necessary for me, but cut back if you like) 1 1⁄2 cups frozen peas and carrots 2 eggs, beaten slightly 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (optional) 1⁄4 cup light soy sauce (or more to taste) salt to taste Directions: Slice the bacon slices cross ways into small slivers. This works well if you keep your bacon frozen. Thaw enough to slice and then just slice off your pieces of bacon across so you have a bunch of thin strips. Fry the slivers of bacon in a large wok or pan and then remove the bacon to drain on a paper towel. Reserve some of the bacon fat, about 2-4 tbsp,…


Aubergine Recipe

This recipe is absolutely scrumptious and a dish that I'm sure will make a regular appearance on our plates in the future! Get ready for a lot of flavor for amazingly little effort. If it is a little bit salty, you can try squirting some lemon. I chopped up some tomato and sweet onion and added it to the finished dish for additional flavor. It is perfect to serve with grilled fish and rice. Ingredients: 5 cups diced eggplants, cut in 1 1/2-inch cubes 1 pinch salt (optional) 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil 1⁄3 cup soy sauce 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar 6 garlic cloves, minced 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper Directions: Spread eggplant on paper toweling and sprinkle with salt. Let drain for 30 minutes. Rinse and pat dry. In a non-stick skillet, fry eggplant in oil until brown and set aside. In a small saucepan, simmer soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and pepper for 5 minutes. Add eggplant, cover and cook over low heat for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Baked Lumpia Rolls

On a diet and would like to slow down on the carbs? This Filipino appetizer will be a great chice! In every occasion, get together, or a simple family dinner, lumpia is always a must-have. It’s also an ideal packed lunch or snack. Quick and easy to prepare - so make sure you try this recipe today. You can prepare a large batch of the dipping sauce in advance for an easy way to fill those lumpia cravings. Lumpia Ingredients: 1 lb ground lean pork 1 medium carrot, chopped fine 1 medium onion, chopped fine 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped fine 1 (8 ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained and chopped fine 8 garlic cloves 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon black pepper wonton wrapper, 1 package 1 large egg Lumpia Directions: In a large bowl combine the pork, carrot, onion, water chestnut, bamboo shoots, garlic, ginger, soy sauce and pepper. Stir mixture until thoroughly combined-at this point you can cover and stick in the fridge overnight. I lay out about 10 wrappers at a time, roll the meat mixture into cigar shapes about finger thickness-be reasonable-and the length of the wrapper. Roll, brush ends with beaten egg and finish the roll to seal. Place seam side down on a cookie sheet and repeat until done. Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven, turning once for around 20 minutes. Dipping Sauce Ingredients: 1⁄4 cup packed brown sugar 1⁄2 cup distilled white vinegar…

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