Category: home cooking

Food For The Poor

These are the kind of foods I haven’t tasted for almost two years. The ingredients are freshly picked from the garden or bought from the public market. The bamboo shoots and horse radish leaves (first photo below) especially, they are something that can’t be bought fresh in America.
……… second photo right here is the lukot, I don’t know its term in English…it’s a seafood mixed with spices, vinegar, a little bit of salt and native pepper…
….… third photo is of pork blood pudding that can be bought in carenderias all over. I love it’s soft and tasty soup in my taste buds.

Mouth-Watering Shrimp

In the morning I feel lazy that I don’t want to stand and cook my own food. If I had a choice I wouldn’t do that but I have a baby too. I have to get up anyway, do something in the kitchen in the hope of making different recipe each day so we won’t get tired of eating the same food everyday. I cook whatever I can grab from the freezer.
One of the many quick fixes I can do is this fried in butter shrimp with seafood sauce, lemon, diced garlic and voila! We have a good breakfast best paired with brown rice. I am just one lucky momma for having a baby that can eat almost anything. She eats whatever I eat so that’s a big bonus already. I don’t have to cook two separate dishes each morning.

Noodle Soup With Chopped Celery

I made a lot of mouths drool over this deliciously cooked noodle soup here with chopped celery and pork meat. I have an exclusive food album on Facebook which I now have more than 30 photos of homemade foods I do in our own kitchen. The latest addition to it is the food above which every Filipina loves to slurp during cold Winter days. Admittedly, I liked it too. It was tasty and I paired it with brown rice and corned beef Philippine brand. I ate this noodle for two days in a row and I tell you what I never get tired of eating it.

Easy Fix Salmon Fillet

This was my dinner last night. My husband grilled it for me but I was the one preparing it. For those who like salmon fillet and want to have a quick fix of the fish, here’s what you do… sprinkle a bit of salt on to the fish, ground pepper and a green onion, lather with mayonnaise and put in tin foil. It should be done with in 7 or ten minutes. Yum!

Making Up With Him

I WOWed my husband when I cooked him this big meal for his breakfast. This was during his day off, I sort of make it up with him every weekend because I don’t usually cook his dinner when he comes home from work. For some reason I am not used to that ever since I came here to join him.

Here in this photo are scrambled eggs (3 pieces) with tomatoes and onions, two pieces of bread (toasted) and two eggrolls. Guess he must be hungry that time for he ate it all!

Hungry But I don’t Want To Cook

It is only ten o’clock in the morning and I am already starving. I am very hungry to the point of not wanting to cook anything for I am simply not in the mood to do anything in the kitchen right now. I got loads of things to do. But should I just let this hunger pass by?

I got a few things in my mind that I want to eat right now. They are Pinoy style corned beef and chicken noodle. They are a quick fix kind but that’s all I can have for now although I really want to sip some really hot and good soup just like in the photos attached below. They were my dishes from the past days, I forgot posting them here. But anyway, let’s drool over these yummy and tasty foodilicious here…

…… above is my shrimp sinigang..I used freshly squeezed lemon juice as an alternative to using a vinegar or tamarind soup base mix…and the second photo is my adobong pusit. For some people it is disgusting to look at…but not for Filipinos….for us it’s the best!

Filipino Foods

I’ve always been a soup lover but dry food occasionally will be good too. Here’s what I had yesterday and for my husband. Simple quick fixes to start our day will give us energy throughout the day without bothering of getting hungry an hour or two later. Not only I love fish but also fried pork chops eh.


Usual Foods For Breakfast

These are the kind of foods I normally cook in this house. I stick to what my intestines used to eating because it simply satisfies my cravings and it fills my hungry stomach big time. Of my 4 years of living here in US, I never learned to love eating American foods like pizza, lasagna, mash potato, mac and cheese and others. It is ok with me to eat their food for snacks but never for heavy meal as I can never feel full after eating them.

……. yeah it’s a fish head with horseradish leaves and other spices soup.

.. stir fry ramen, veggies with shrimp…

… mung bean soup with okra and spinach and of course a whole fried fish as subak..
…and below is what filipinos usually have on their table to match with rice…

Homecooked Meals

I’m a great fan of cooking our meals at home. We don’t go out to eat instead we cook our own meals the way we want it. This way we save ourselves from eating unhealthy fast foods and aside from that we save money by doing so.

I have no problem cooking our food at all. I know how to cook simple dishes you know so eating or dining out makes no sense to me. However, occasionally we go to a restaurant to celebrate special events in our lives but that’s it. Eating outside can be expensive if you really want to eat real food.

……….. I take pride in showing you guys what I’m capable of cooking… above is my fried chicken that Jadyn really love and my sotanghon soup for breakfast…