Pamela Casis

Skyflakes-Crusted Tuna Fritters

We have a drawer in the kitchen dedicated as a “snack bin”. There’s a variety of items in there but Skyflakes (a popular saltine cracker in the Philippines) is a “resident”. While other snacks come and go, my kids keep asking for these… all the time. They eat it dipped in Nutella or with jam, …

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Healthy Ginataang Bilo-bilo

Ginataan is a classic Filipino merienda (snack). It has a base of thick coconut soup perfumed by pandan leaves and sweetened with sugar. Usually floating in it are bilo-bilo (glutinous rice flour balls), cubed saba (plantain), sweet potatoes, tapioca pearls and thin slices of ripe jackfruit. Sometimes, cubed ube (purple yam) and taro are added. …

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Easy Pork Adobo

Filipino Adobo is one of the easiest and most forgiving recipes that I know. It’s one of those “dump” recipes…. just put everything in the pan and cook on the stove. And as long as the basic ingredients are there, ( vinegar, soy sauce/salt, bay leaf, garlic, whole/ground black pepper ) you can adjust each …

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Oven-Baked Chicken Adobo

oven-baked chicken adobo

We love Adobo! It’s so easy to make and gets better the next day ( and the next ). I got a little bored one day and thought of baking Chicken Adobo this time and it was so good! It tasted like “Yesterday’s Adobo”. The vinegar and soy sauce were absorbed by the meat and …

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Crunchy Sweet Potato Okoy (Vegetable Fritters)

Okoy is a dish consisting of julienned vegetables and shrimps mixed in a batter and deep fried until crunchy. It’s always served with a vinegar-garlic dip. For most people, shrimp is a “must” ingredient in making okoy but my family is not a big fan of shrimps. We seldom buy this crustacean. In fact, I …

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Honey Cheese Pimiento

Being a mom changed me significantly in so many ways and one of those is how I plan and prep my family’s lunches. See, I prepare 3 lunches and snacks daily for my kids ( elementary and high school) and hubby and it’s not easy. So, I always have some easy-to-make, sanity-saving items parked at …

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Best “No Bake” Blueberry Cheesecake

No Bake Blueberry CheeseCake

I think I was in college when I first had a “love at first bite” moment with a Blueberry cheesecake. It was homemade by my dearest Tito Jerry, who is an awesome cook! Every time we visit them, I always look forward to the food he lovingly prepares. Looking at us enjoy every single bite, …

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Boodle Fight – our little Christmas tradition

boodle fight 1

Boodle fight has been gaining popularity the past few years. It’s actually a military style of eating wherein food is piled up on top of banana leaves. No utensils are used, just your clean hands and the eating “ battle “ begins when the signal is given. My family loves it! We always have a …

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100% Whole Wheat Kale Pandesal

whole wheat kale pandesal

Pandesal is undeniably the national bread of the Philippines. I haven’t met any Filipino who doesn’t like this sweet bread which is soft in the inside and crunchy on the outside. The dough is rolled in dry breadcrumbs before it’s baked creating a distinct crunch and aroma that’s perfect with a cup of joe, tea, …

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Dulce de Leche-Topped Cassava Cake

Living in the province for a big chunk of my childhood, I learned a few things that I wouldn’t have learned (or even thought of) had I only stayed in the city. I can vividly remember when I was about 12, Tatang (my mom’s uncle who was an awesome grandpa and farmer) took me to …

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