Recipes

Ampalaya/Bittermelon with Beef Recipe

Beef with Bittermelon is the most popular way of using bittermelon, bitter gourd/ampalaya. Not many people like to eat this vegetable because of its bitter taste.¬† We can say its an acquired taste.¬† But this days, researchers are finding the healthful benefits of bittermelon. Bittermelon (Momodica charantia) contains phyto-chemical compounds which are known to lower…

Stir Fry Vegetables

I’ve gathered some vegetables from the garden and bought some vegetables I needed for the stir fry I want to make for dinner. I got some beans, sayote, kohlrabi and kale from the garden. I added some cauliflower, snow peas, mushrooms and bell peppers. I used chicken for protein. I sauteed the chicken with garlic…

Maja Blanca

Maja Blanca is a a Filipino dessert made primarily with coconut milk. The “latik” on top as a garnish is made of coconut milk boiled until the oil is expressed and the curd turns brown. You need to have patience when making this one. It needs to be stirred the whole time you are cooking…

Fresh Lumpia

I went on vacation to the Philippines last November and my cousins and I always have fun making all kinds of food. I celebrated my birthday there so we made sure we cook the usual Fiesta Fare including “lechon” or roast pig. After the celebration, nobody wants to eat rich food anymore so we thought…