Ginataang Pork with Kalabasa and Green Beans

This recipe is timely for people who are in the US, as it's actually Autumn there, meaning there are lots of pumpkins! But let me just clarify that pumpkin is not kalabasa... kalabasa in english is Squash. Some of my followers in my Instagram account asked me, what is a kalabasa and what is the… Continue reading Ginataang Pork with Kalabasa and Green Beans


Spanish Bread

INGREDIENTS:FOR DOUGH:3 cups flour1 1/2 teaspoons instant dry yeast1/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon salt3/4 cup milk3 tablespoons or 60 grams of butter, melted1 eggFOR FILLING:1/2 cup or 115 grams butter, softened1/2 cup sugar1/4 bread crumbsFOR BREADING:1/2 cup breadINSTRUCTIONS:1. Put milk and yeast in a microwavable bowl or Pyrex cup and heat in the microwave for 30… Continue reading Spanish Bread


Filipino Skinless Chicken Longganisa (Sausage)

Originally, we make minced pork instead of chicken but since my husband and I are getting older and we started to notice that pork is harder to digest than the chicken, we opted for it since then. We still love pork though but not on longganisa (sausage) anymore.This longganisa recipe has been a hit in… Continue reading Filipino Skinless Chicken Longganisa (Sausage)


Pandesal without Bread Maker

In the Philippines, we always have pandesal or Filipino bread for breakfast. It's yummy with margarine or butter, peanut butter, liver spread, nutella, even pansit bihon or by itself. Recipe for pandesal is up on my blog now.Here in New Zealand, our favourite spread for pandesal is Nuttelex. It's a healthy alternative to butter. It's… Continue reading Pandesal without Bread Maker


Lumpiang Togue (Sumpia or Vegetable Spring Rolls) Recipe

INGREDIENTS:1 lb mung bean sprouts or togue1 medium-sized carrot, julienned1 medium sweet potato (kamote or kumara), julienned1 teaspoon garlic, minced1 tablespoon onion, minced2 tablespoons fish sauce¾ cup dried shrimps1 cup fried tofu, diced⅛ teaspoon ground black pepperSpring roll wrapper3 to 4 cups cooking oil for fryingINSTRUCTIONS:1. Heat a wok or a frying pan and put… Continue reading Lumpiang Togue (Sumpia or Vegetable Spring Rolls) Recipe


Sapin Sapin Recipe

Sapin Sapin means "layered" and this Filipino dessert is distinguishable from others because of its colorful layers of glutinous rice topped with toasted desiccated coconuts. It is made out of glutinous rice flour, coconut milk, sugar, flavoring and food coloring. The usual colors of sapin sapin are purple, yellow or orange and white. Traditionally, the… Continue reading Sapin Sapin Recipe