Pamela Casis

Filipino-Style Chicken Curry

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My kids and I are not fond of the typical curry because of the “heat” factor and there’s also a whole lot of strong spices involved that we really can’t handle. That’s why this Filipino-style Chicken Curry is perfect for us! Not spicy, only uses curry powder and is very easy to make.  Bone-in chicken …

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Pork Dinuguan (Pork Blood Stew)

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Dinuguan is not for everyone. One can easily be put off by its looks. If you’re not Filipino, you might think (or some Pinoys might trick you) that it’s “Chocolate Meat”. It may seem like it in appearance but once you stick your nose next to it, you’ll know that dinuguan is definitely NOT made …

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Pork and Shrimp Siomai

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We love siomai! It’s always the first item we order whenever we go for dim sum. My kids get excited once it’s laid on the table and steam comes out of the small bamboo containers as the lid is removed. What a sight! It’s been awhile since we last went for dim sum and with …

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Special Pulvoron (Filipino Shortbread Cookie)

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Today is my youngest son’s birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 He doesn’t care much about a “balanced meal” and most of his food choices are far from healthy (unlike my daughter who is the exact opposite). Though in his defense, there are a few healthy items that he can eat everyday. He loves oatmeal, yogurt, and oranges but …

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Ginataang Halo-Halo

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This is one of the few reasons why we always have canned coconut milk at home. There’s something so satisfying about eating ginataan (cooked in coconut milk). I like mine thick and slightly warm. Chewing it slowly to savor every single bite is how I eat this sweet coconut soup. I carefully pick every single …

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Chicken Mami (Filipino Chicken Noodle Soup)

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My first memory of eating Mami (noodle soup) was in primary school. There’s this famous restaurant in the Philippines that’s well-known for their Mami (noodle soup) and Siopao (steamed bun). It’s called Ma Mon Luk. The restaurant was unpretentious – both the exterior and the interior decors were minimal but people from all walks of …

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Banana Muffins (Master recipe with 5 Variations)

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For as long as bananas are sold by the bunch and keep its price relatively on the lower side, banana muffins will always be a regular in our household. I don’t really know why I always buy bananas. Is it for a quick bite whenever I realize I haven’t had lunch and it’s almost 3pm …

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15-Minute Egg Drop Soup

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There are days when I feel more exhausted than usual and I don’t have the energy to make dinner. One food that we almost always have is bread. We love (homemade) bread so much that I don’t mind spending a big chunk of my day just to bake a few trays for our weekly supply. …

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Chicken Salad Sandwich (Kid-friendly)

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It’s September and school is just around the corner. My kids were always excited to be back and see their friends , but not this year. As of now, we still don’t know how this school year will pan out. We’re hoping it’ll be distant learning up until this covid is out of the picture. …

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No-Bake Mango Cheesecake

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Mango is one of my children’s favourite fruits! Too bad we don’t have access to it locally but during the summertime, there’s this Ataulfo Mango variety from South America that we like. It’s similar to the Philippine mango but the ones I grew up eating in the Philippines is way better in taste and texture, …

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