November 5, 2018

Mango Chiffon Layer Cake

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One of the food favorites I sorely miss living here in the USA is the Philippine mangoes. The hybrid mangoes from Mexico are not as good both in flavor and texture but I buy them as substitute because I have no other choice. In the Philippines, mangoes are used extensively  in cakes and other desserts and what I can never find where I live is the mango chiffon layer cake. I searched for similar cakes in my area and all the cake shops have terrible and less than mediocre cakes, IMHO. Nothing can compare with Filipino cake bakeshops. I even tried the much loved Korean bakeries but they are also sub par. There are Red Ribbon shops but they do not deliver and the locations are too far from my house, about 7 to 8 hours to drive. No way!

October 29, 2018

Fathead Pizza

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I haven't heard of fathead dough. I read about it a week ago from someone who lost a lot of weight by partial fasting, that is, not eating anything after dinner until lunch the next day. He combined the fasting with low carb diet recommending the fathead pizza dough. I tried it but it was not satisfactory because it came out too pale and soft.

October 11, 2018

Curried Okra

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I rarely buy okra because I can't stand its slimy texture. When I do cook them, it's on a very high heat dry cast iron pan which somehow reduces the slime. Yesterday, I asked an Indian lady at the store for recipe recommendation and she said to saute sliced onions, add the okra and stir fry over high heat, then add add a little curry powder just to flavor it a bit. Some coarsely chopped different colored cherry tomatoes make the dish colorful and add nutrition too.

September 4, 2018

Buco (Young Coconut) Sherbet

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I've made lots and lots of ice cream since I bought my Italian ice cream maker but I haven't made sorbet/sherbet in it until today. I used frozen buco (young coconut) because there aren't any fresh ones lately.

August 28, 2018

Homemade Coconut Jam

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Several months ago, I bought from a Filipino grocery store a jar of the best [IMHO] coconut jam. The label says it's from Quezon province. The jam is very dark and thick but surprisingly not very sweet. It's too far to drive to the store and the Filipino online store has sold out.

June 14, 2018

Low Carb Brownies

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These flourless low carb brownies are really good specially with a glass of iced whole milk. If you are craving for chocolaty fudgy brownies but trying to cut down on carbohydrates intake, this recipe will satisfy you.

June 13, 2018

Pork Belly Vindaloo

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I was watching Jamie (Oliver) and Jimmy's cooking show on Netflix. The first episode, Season 1 has Pork Vindaloo. I'm not fond of Indian cuisine but the bright red meat stew looked really good, I just had to try it. I adapted the recipe the show used which is available on their website.

June 11, 2018

Peach Lemonade


I keep reading about Chick-Fil-A's newly added drink to their menu, Peach Lemonade. It sounds peachy! I have to try it one of these days.

January 24, 2018

Frittata Muffins

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I was reading The Clever Gut Diet Book and the author suggests eating plenty of a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables. They contain beneficial phytochemicals. I have been cooking dishes that have a combination of colorful vegetables. Baked layered rattatouille was one and it was delicious.

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