Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Menudillo at Itlog Recipe

Received some requests when I posted about the menudillo and egg I prepared for dinner yesterday. It's quite easy to cook and inexpensive too!


3-5 eggs (depending on how many you want)
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
1 small onion
200 grams ground pork
1 big potato, cubed
1 medium carrot, cubed
1 cup water
200 ml tomato sauce (I normally use Del Monte tomato sauce)
1 small box of raisins
1/2 tsp salt (to taste)

How to Prepare:

1. Boil the eggs. Peel and then set aside.
2. On a pot saute garlic and onion. Once soft add the ground pork and saute.
3. Once pork is cooked add the potatoes and carrot. Mix and then add 1 cup of water.
4. Let the water boil and simmer until the potatoes and carrots are cooked.
5. Add the tomato sauce. Mix well and then add the raisins.
6. Add salt to taste.
7. Once it's yummy put it in a bowl and arrange the eggs on the meat mixture. Serve with rice.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Pork Sinigang Recipe

It's been awhile since I last cooked pork sinigang. It's one of the easiest Filipino dishes to make as long as you have the sinigang mix which can be bought in any Filipino store (also available at some supermarkets out of the country).

Here are the ingredients:

1/2 kilogram pork (yummier if it has some fat, but I usually get lean pork), cut into cubes
4-6 cups of water
1/2 Tbsp salt
1 packet Knorr sinigang mix
2-3 tomatoes, cut wedge style
1-2 red onion, cut wedge style
kangkong (one bunch, just the leaves)
1 long green sili
2 gabi (optional)

How to cook:

1. Boil the pork in 4 to 6 cups of water. Add 1/2 tbsp salt.
2. When pork is a bit soft add the pork sinigang mix (usually after 15 minutes of boiling). Mix.
3. Add the gabi (optional, my boys don't like it that much).
4. Then add the cut tomatoes and onion.
5. In the last 2 minutes add the sili and kangkong.

*You can also use salmon or shrimps instead of pork.

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Convertible of Oven Toasters

We've been married almost 6 years now and some of the appliances we got have started to conk out. The first one was our refrigerator which died on us on Christmas Eve last year. Last week our microwave oven (a gift from Jay's cousin Iza) just kept beeping and refused to heat anything. So we shopped around for a new microwave, but ended up buying a new over toaster (our Imarflex oven toaster still works though). We got curious so we bought one (I know, I know it isn't a need, but the oven toaster was too cute to pass up).

Presenting, the "convertible" of oven toasters (because it looks like it has a sun roof!).

The 3D oven toaster has an added feature. You can heat something from the top of the toaster as well. Brilliant idea since the toaster is hot all over anyway, so why not heat stuff from the top too? The inside toasting area is also pretty spacious, you can actually heat up to 4 slices of pizza. No more piling them on top of each other! You can also adjust the heat area (top, sides, bottom etc.). And it's pretty easy to clean since you can open the bottom part easily. One thing we'll do differently though is use aluminum foil for heating oily food since it's hard to wash oil from the pan.