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Crispy Garlic Shrimp

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We only buy shrimps once in a while because aside from me, only my hubby likes it. My kids are not a fan and the littlest one even considers it a bug. Haha! So, whenever we “indulge” in the cholesterol that comes with it (especially when it’s head-on), we go all out! What I mean …

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Arroz Ala Cubana (Filipino)

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Arroz ala Cubana sounds so complicated and elegant but this dish actually has humble beginnings. It definitely is Spanish in origin but some countries have their own variations. The identifying ingredients are rice, egg and plantain. That’s how it’s done in South America. Spain adds tomatoes and tomato sauce on theirs while in the Philippines, …

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Almondigas (Meatball Noodle Soup)

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Almondigas is one of those dishes that reminds me of my parents’ cooking. It’s like a warm hug in a bowl that turns me into a child again. Growing up, I don’t think we ever ran out of misua (very thin wheat noodles) because my dad loves cooking and putting it in a lot of …

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Lechon Paksiw

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Last week’s post was one of my family’s fave dishes, the Moist and Crispy Oven-Roasted Pork. It was a huge piece of meat which my family enjoyed eating. But even after we all got our tummy’s fill, there were still a whole lot of leftovers.  Like most Pinoys, Paksiw comes to mind. My hubby actually …

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Moist and Crispy Oven-Roasted Pork

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Filipinos love pork! We have tons of dishes made from it but I think the Lechon (whole roasted pig) is the best of them all. It usually takes centerstage on special occasions and celebrations. But with the “new normal” wherein gatherings are limited and there’s a small cap to the number of people that can …

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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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