Mango Ice Cream – just 4 ingredients!

mango ice cream

Ahh mango .. mango ice cream! When I was little, I always wanted to get my hands on those little Magnolia mango flavored ice cream in cups, either sold at the supermarket, or by the friendly neighborhood ice cream man. As a child, it was really satisfying to eat it in those little cups than …

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Simple Ube Macapuno Ice Cream (No Churn)

ube macapuno ice cream

For me, Ube and Macapuno are two flavors that have a perfect marriage. Sure, they can both stand alone but the two of them together is like a powerhouse! They just compliment each other so well that I crave it in food like cake and ice cream. But if you only want either Ube or …

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Crispy Honey-Soy Glazed Chicken Wings

honey soy glazed chicken

When I have a recipe in mind, I first imagine what the finished product will look like. That’s the easy part because next comes the testing. Some recipes, those that I have been cooking for my family for quite a while, are easier to make. I basically have to measure each ingredient instead of the …

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Oven-Baked Tupig (Tinupig)

oven baked tupig

A big part of my childhood was spent in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. Yup! It’s the town in the north that’s famous for its white sand beaches. I can go on and on talking about how great Pagudpud is but for now, Tupig (Tinupig) takes the center stage.  While others think of Puto Bumbong at Christmas …

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Tuna Sisig

Pantry ingredients are crucial during this time. Everything has to be planned and accounted for to make the most out of the food that we buy. Until now, we stick to our food shopping rule – shop at only ONE store, every 2-3 weeks. With everyone staying at home, food has somehow been the center …

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Ube Cheese Roll – Certified Kid Favorite

The biggest “bread monster” in our household is my 4 year old. Since I know what he likes (and don’t like), I make these ube cheese rolls keeping in mind what he’ll eat and what other nutrients his tiny body needs. When I made this the first time, he ate about 6 rolls that day! …

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Ginisang Munggo (Sauteed Mung Beans)

This dish has to be the most popular Friday dish to Filipinos. If Meatless Mondays exist in North America, we have Meatless Fridays in the Philippines. It can be cooked with or without a protein but it’s usually topped with either bittermelon or malunggay leaves (moringa leaves). There’s no better way, either one is good…. …

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Lumpiang Gulay with Dried Alamang

It’s Holy Week and we tend to limit and abstain from eating meat especially the days prior to Easter. But because  of this pandemic, we all have limited supplies at home and we try to make use of what we have first before we decide if it’s time to make a trip to the grocery …

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Chicken Arrozcaldo (with Turmeric)

arroz caldo

I check my pantry more often now because I have to try and make use of what we have. Before the pandemic, whenever my family wants me to make a dish that I don’t normally make, I just go to the store for the ingredients that I don’t have. Nowadays, I check my pantry and …

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Ginisang Upo sa Sardinas (Sauteed Bottle Gourd in Sardines)

Food shopping is one of the activities that relaxes me. Even with a list on hand, I still end up with “extras” because food ideas keep coming to me while looking for our staples. With what’s going on now, food shopping is nothing but relaxing. It’s probably been a month since I last saw the …

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