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Budget Paella
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Budget Paella

Made from the available ingredients from my kitchen, this Paella might have been concepted and executed without much primping but the best thing is IT WORKED! Armed with my foodie friend Jeng's gift of paprika pimenton, I salivated for Paella and created it w...
The meal that saved Chinese food
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The meal that saved Chinese food

It exists! A good high quality Chinese meal on the average price.  IN METRO MANILA! It's been years since my last visit. I might not like the interiors but I love the food and the price. At 6pm, we had all the wait's attention all to ourselves. Salivate......
Pampanga Express
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Pampanga Express

Just because... An all-veggie affair making use of the Bicolano's gata cooking technique and the Pampango palate (meaning it's sweeter than spicier!). Don't scream! I just like how it sounds. Yes, yes, I know there are no trains to Pampanga and it's not as...
Cravings, Sudden Cravings
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Cravings, Sudden Cravings

Without a plan, I craved Lomi! Definitely not good because I haven't gone to the grocery store in a week. So... searching our fridge, pantry, down every nook and cranny, I found these. I called my mother-in-law, my Chinese cooking mentor, and asked her to r...
Spinach and Sweet Potato Salad
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Spinach and Sweet Potato Salad

After a wonderful, ridiculous weekend in Montreal this Easter, my friend Julia and I have decided we are beginning a new, healthier life. This may only last a week, but today I went to yoga AND made a delicious, healthy supper. Day one of new healthy lifestyle...
What You Don’t Know About Saffron
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What You Don’t Know About Saffron

This spice is worth its weight in gold. It holds the title as the world's most expensive spice, and not just by a few dollars. Fortunately it's reasonably affordable because it has a very strong flavor and is used in very small amounts - a pinch for most recip...
Sabaw Soup
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Sabaw Soup

Every dish I cook came from people who are close to our hearts and home (the kitchen most especially ). This sabaw soup is from my Papa's Ilonggo side of the family. I learned it from my aunt, Mommy Beth. Have fun making and eating Molo Soup! Good for a fam...