Frozen Mango Brazo

Frozen Mango Brazo Makes 8 servings Ingredients: Crust: 3 cups graham crackers, crushed 2 tablespoons sugar ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoon hot melted butter Meringue: 5 eggs whites ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar 1/3 cup sugar Confectioner’s sugar for dusting Filling: 1 kilo ripe mangoes, peeled and cubed Half gallon vanilla ice cream, slightly softenedRead More

Seared Tenderloin with Mango Sauce

Seared Tenderloin with Mango Sauce Makes 3 to 4 servings Ingredients: ½ kilo beef tenderloin or sirloin, cubed 1 tablespoon garlic, minced 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 large or 2 medium-size ripe mangoes, sliced Juice of 1 lemon Salt, pepper and liquid seasoning to taste Season meat with salt, pepper, and liquid seasoning.  Marinate forRead More

Mango Tuna Ceviche

  Of course! It’s the season for mango mania! This tropical fruit is all over the place for sure – at its sun-ripened and sweetest best.  It’s no surprise that Philippine mangoes are famous around the world.  Eat them fresh, turn them into a salsa, or as part of a rich dessert, you can’t denyRead More

Grilled Bangus with Miso Citrus Sauce

If you’re inspired to fill your grilled fish with something else other than the familiar chopped ginger, tomatoes, and onions.  The key to grilling fish is patiently waiting for it to cook until it’s nicely done.  The result is refreshing grilled bangus – juicy, clean, citrus, and tender to the bite. Makes 3 to 4Read More

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Bangus to the Bone

The Fish Milkfish or bangus is the largest species of fish cultures in the Philippines.  It’s even, unofficially, our national fish.  It can be fried, smoked, cooked as paksiw and sinigang, or canned as sardines.  But since it’s boner than most other fish, there’s nothing like fuss-free, boneless bangus to get one’s appetite going.  AtcharaRead More

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Chicken Wings: Indonesian Satay

Delicious wings served smothered with peanut dressing. Here’s how to prepare the Indonesian Satay. Preparation Time: 20 minutes + overnight marination Cooking Time: 20 to 25 minutes Yield: 8 servings   Ingredients: 18 pieces chicken wings ½ cup dark soy sauce (kecap manis) ½ cup roasted unsalted peanuts, ground ¼ cup lemongrass, chopped finely ¼Read More

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Chicken Wings: Jamaican Jerked Chicken

Jerk is traditional Caribbean barbecue seasoning made from a combination of spices. Here’s how Jamaican Jerked Chicken is made. Preparation Time: 20 to 25 minutes + 1 hour marination Cooking Time: 35 to 45 minutes Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 2/3 cup spring onions, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic ½ teaspoon thyme 1Read More

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Chicken Wings: Easy Chicken Lollies

Make the basic lollipops then serve them with a variety of dips. Here’s how to make the Chicken Lollies Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 15 to 20 minutes Yield: 8 serving   Ingredients: 24 pieces chicken wings Salt and pepper to taste 5 tablespoons Tabasco sauce 4 tablespoons vinegar ½ cup butter, melted OilRead More

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Weekly Menu for Saturday: Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grapes

The best part about this roast is that it’s mostly hands-off once the initial prep is done. The vinegar loses its bite as it cooks and becomes a sweet coating on the grapes and shallots. Here’s how to make the pork tenderloin with roasted grapes. Season ½ kilo whole pork loin with some salt and pepper. Read More

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Weekly Menu for Thursday: Stuffed Tomatoes

This recipe is a staple of the summer season when tomatoes are abundant and at their peak. You can also use the same filling for peppers, zucchini, or any other vegetables that may be available.  You can adjust it according to your needs.  Feel free to add raisins, pine nuts, or slivered almonds if youRead More

Chicken Wings: Chinese Tea-Smoked

Here’s how to smoke chicken in your very own kitchen. Preparation Time: 30 minutes + 2 hours marination Cooking Time: 30 minutes Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 18 pieces chicken wings 3 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon ginger, grated 1 tablespoon honey ¾ cup soy sauce ½ cup cherry or Chinese cooking wine 1 cup brown sugarRead More

Weekly Menu for Wednesday: Chicken and Potatoes

This one-pan supper is delicious served simply with a fruit or vegetable salad alongside. Paprika and rosemary deliver a double hit of antioxidant power.  Savory slices of chicken breast with redskin potatoes, crisp carrots, and tender pearl onions in a light chicken and herb sauce. And you can enjoy it without setting foot near theRead More

Tip Sheet – Quick Ways In Preparing Foods

  These are the quick ways in preparing foods to make low-fat dressing and croutons, defrost meat, prepare seasoning, and more. Meat idea  You know how sometimes you forgot to defrost meat for dinner? The quick solution: Always have sukiyaki-cut beef and pork on hand.  Since the meat is sliced very thinly, it defrosts andRead More

Weekly Menu for Tuesday: Vegetable Pad Thai

Pad Thai is a classic dish that appears on restaurant menus around the globe. Unknown by most people, the dish is actually of Chinese origin, but became popular in Thailand in 1939 when the Prime Minister tried to unify the country with a dish that utilized foods grown by Thai farmers. To deliver a hintRead More