Bulgogi with Kimchi Lettuce Wraps

Bulgogi with Kimchi Lettuce Wraps is a very healthy and delicious dish that a lot of Korean loves to it. I remembered the first time I ate Bulgogi, I instantly was in love with it.  The flavoring and the vegetables that are included in this dish is just amazing.  Bulgogi is a Korean style grilled or roasted dish made using the thin slice of beef or pork.  It’s marinade with homemade sauce using the Korean pears.  You can grill this dish or cook on a stove-top griddle.   However, if you don’t have the grill or the griddle you can also cook this using just the skillet

I make this kind of dish every now and then since a friend of our taught me how to make it at home.  You can also find a different recipe on Youtube, there are so many ways to make this dish.  I believed you also make this vegetarian just by using tofu.   If you don’t want to go through the hassle of making the sauce at home.  You can also buy the ready to use sauce at any Asian store.

Although, I prefer making the sauce my way every now and then I buy the ready to use sauce.  Just because I don’t have the complete ingredients for making the sauce at home. Bulgogi with Kimchi Lettuce Wraps is a healthy dish to offer to your guest or even for you to eat each week.  Though, it’s not something that I want to eat twice a week, however, eating this once a week or every two weeks would be ideal. Read more

Spaghetti Squash With Marinara

Spaghetti squash is something that I like to make everyone now and then. Today I am sharing you this recipe called Spaghetti Squash With Marinara made by One Love One Kitchen.  This recipe doesn’t acquire plenty of ingredients however it’s full of flavor just by using 6 ingredients.  If you are like us who love spaghetti squash then you will love this recipe.  There are different variations recipe of spaghetti squash out there.

The last time I made spaghetti squash I simply add ground meat, onions, bell pepper and the spaghetti sauce of my choice.  It was a pretty simple recipe and so delicious. The spaghetti squash is something that is easy to prepare.  This recipe I am sharing today only need one whole spaghetti squash, olive oil, salt, pepper, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.  Very simply huh, this won’t take a long time to make at all.

This meal will be finish in about an hour, that includes the time baking the spaghetti squash.  The spaghetti squash need to be cook according to its size.  If you are using the small squash most of the time they cook within 30 to 40 minutes.  But if you are using a big spaghetti squash it can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Read more

11 Food You Typically See At Filipino Party

Going to a Filipino party is a lot of fun, not only we prepare a lot of food.  But we also do karaoke and dancing, we love to eat so each party we love cooking a lot of food for our guest. Today I am sharing you 11 food you typically see at most of the Filipino party.  There’s more different food really, but today I decided to just share you this 11 food that most of my friends cook each party we have.

Each year we have a lot of party around my area, from birthday, holidays and other occasions.  And each time we always have a potluck where all the guest can bring food.  But a lot of time the hostess always end-up cooking a lot of fun that is enough for the guest to carry home.  Yes, when there is a lot of leftovers, after party the hostess will let her guest carry some food. I know it’s not a custom here in the US but in the Philippines, we always send food when our guest goes home.

My husband and kids their main favorite to eat at the party is the eggrolls.  For some reason that is always the first one, they want to eat.  And of course the chicken adobo, and oh yeah I don’t have it on my list here.  That is because I cannot find my adobo pictures, it’s odd but I know I saved it somewhere on my hard drive. Read more

Quick and Easy Dinner

Today I am sharing you this recipe that is quick and easy.  I don’t know if I have mentioned it before but when I am not here blogging, other than working I also do coupon.  Quick and Easy dinner is a must in our house especially when we have a busy schedule.  The ingredients I used in this recipe are very simple and easy to find at the store.

Most of these products I have used before and I like it. The Celentano they had some coupons out last month I believed and it was on sale at Publix buy1 get1 free so I took advantage on that sale.  The Mama Lucia Italian style meatballs, it’s my first time to use it.  The meatballs itself to be gluten-free is delicious, this was on sale as well buy1 get1 free with coupons on the top of it, I pretty much got it very low.

Prego spaghetti sauce is one of our favorite sauce to use here at home.  This was also on sale buy1 get1 free, and Muir Glen organic diced tomatoes were also on sale.  So for this dinner, it only cost me under $15 for everything, and I am feeding 4 including myself.

Quick and Easy Dinner is something I prepare every now and then when I don’t really what to spend a lot of my time in the kitchen. Although, sometimes I enjoy taking my time preparing a delicious meal for my husband and kids. The pasta and meatballs together is very delicious.

Normally when I do spaghetti or anything with pasta I always add vegetables on them.  I chopped the vegetables so my kids won’t be able to push it to the side of their plates. Read more

Perfect to eat when your sick… 

I grow up eating this rice soup . There is another name of this but for now for some reason I cannot remember it at all. Since we are all sick her ex I decided to make this soup. This is almost like the grits really. You can flavor this with chickens or even boiled eggs. Most of the time I just throw some left over chicken, onions, ginger, salt and pepper . Very easy to make.

On this one since I have some juices from baking chicken, I added some of it in my soup just to give it more flavor. Also you can add soy sauce before you eat the soup if you like soy sauce.

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Rice Cake or Puto Maya

Puto Maya is a type of snack that is cook using the steaming method.  This is serve as snack in the morning or even in the afternoon.  A lot of people eat this with different dish such as Pancit (rice noodles), Dinuguan (Pork cooking pork blood).  Growing up my father always go to the market in the morning to get Puto Maya and Bread called Pandesal.  Pandesal and Puto Maya goes perfect and then added to that a cup of hot coffee oh my it’s perfect morning.

Anyway, I have not had this in a long time since I left Philippines. When I saw my friend posted her finished on Facebook the other day. I was thinking to myself, if she can make it I can definitely make it.  Story short, when I went to the market I bought some coconut milk to complete the ingredients for this recipes.  Alright let’s get started. Before I start with the recipes, remember some have different ideas of making this.  I made mine completely different than how other chef or cook do their Puto Maya.  So let’s get sarted.

On this recipes you need the following ingredients:

  1. 3 Cups of Glutinous rice
  2. 2 Can of coconut milk
  3. 1/2 a teaspoon salt to taste
  4. 2 tablespoon chopped ginger

Procedure:

  1. In your steamer add about 6 to 8 cups of water, depending on how big is your steamer. Since I use a big steamer I added about 8 cups of water.
  2. Then rinse your glutinous rice with water and then drain.  Wait for the water to start boiling and then add the rice on the steamer just like you see on the picture.
  3. Let is steam for about 30 minutes, and then add your chopped ginger to the rice.
  4. After 30 minutes I then added another an hour and 30 minutes to the clock.
  5. While the rice and ginger is steam mix the coconut, sugar and salt together. Mix it well.
  6. Start sprinkling coconut to the rice mix while it steaming.  You do this because the coconut is mixture is what make the difference on this procedure.  So in between the an hour and half don’t forget to sprinkle the coconut mixture to your glutinous and stir it to cook evenly.
  7. Once the time is up you can transfer the finished snack on the Pyrex or wrap it with banana leaves or even foil if you don’t have banana leaves on hand like me.
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This is how it will look once it’s cook and ready to eat.

On mine I added another 10 minutes to get it a little sticky. Remember you have to use all the coconut mixture before the time is up.  When it’s finish you can serve it hot or cold whichever you prefer.  I like mine hot or even warm, and with a sprinkle of white sugar on the top.  That’s just how I eat it back when I was young and even now I still like it that way.  Let me know if you have any questions or have tried this recipe.