comfort food

Tinolang Manok (Chicken in Ginger Broth)

I can’t wait for winter to be over! It has been unusually bitter cold this year and the snow keeps coming. My kids who normally get excited when a snowfall is in the forecast, have only played outside twice and at both times came back sooner than expected. The exact words of my little one …

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Sopas (Filipino Chicken Macaroni Soup)

Winter is still dreadful to me though I’ve lived in North America for a long time now. My warm-weather-loving Filipino body shivers when staying outside during the colder months. Sadly, this is one thing that I don’t think I’ll ever get used to.  When the temperature starts to dip, cravings for soups and food in …

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Nilagang Baboy (Pork Ribs Soup)

This is one of my family’s favorite comfort dishes (next to Sinigang – Pork in Sour Tamarind Broth). I used pork ribs in this one but you can definitely substitute beef ribs or even chicken. Regardless of the type of meat you prefer, the process is the same. Just keep in mind that the essence …

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Hmm good! Beef Shepherd’s Pie

Satisfying, filling, complete meal and tastes so good! This is how my teenage boy describes this dish. He wouldn’t request me to make it though because he knows mom’s already busy fulfilling food requests from the little ones.  But whenever I make one, his big smile is more than enough “payment”.  This Beef Shepherd’s Pie …

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Chicken in Asparagus-Ginger Soup

Chicken in Asparagus-Ginger Soup

It’s that time of year when the price of Asparagus is at its lowest. I read somewhere that the season in California starts in February and peaks around April. So when I saw that the price per pound was more than half the usual, I grabbed a bunch and knew exactly what to do with …

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