Sunday, June 26, 2011

cravings for payesh

Today I had some serious craving for payesh, rice pudding from Bangladesh. Payesh is normally cooked with cardamons and pistachios. Since both cardamons and pistachios were not available at home I had to make do with what was available. 

Making rice pudding takes a lot of patience as the cooking time is rather long. I started by mixing evaporated milk and condensed milk. Then I added the rice and 1 cup of water to the milk. The mixture needs to be cooked in slow heat for at least an hour and a half or sometimes two hours. You also have to constantly stir the mixture for so the rice and milk will not burn. I had to stir the mixture every 5 minutes for the next 2 hours. 

Once the pudding is cooked, I added the grated lemon rind and 3 teaspoons of fresh lemon juice. I used lemon for flavor so the pudding will not be too sweet. For toppings I used pili and walnuts. You can also add raisins or any other dried fruit for flavor. The pudding was good with some lemon green tea.

sunday market noms

grilled fish, crispy crablets, grilled veggie salad, sambal and garlic rice

crab, garlic rice and sambal

Saturday, April 30, 2011

ilonggo summer soul food

ilonggo / Antiqueno summer soul food: kadios baboy langka and boneless dried dilis

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Soul Food in Seoul

I recently found these photos in my archive. I went to Korea in September 2009 for a conference. I was asked to speak on  a research my organization is conducting concerning the health status of migrant workers in Asia. Seoul is one beautiful city and I would love to live there. The food of course is amazing. I love Korean food. Unlike Filipino food, Korean food always surprises. The side dishes are actually my favorite. The spices and flavor excites your taste buds. The photos below are of the side dishes they served over lunch.

 from the side dishes alone I was already full.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

raw food inspired by Fristine

inspired by my friend Fristine's raw food diet. The salad is a mix of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, mango,  cranberry raisin, cashew nuts and parmesan cheese. the dressing is mango vinaigrette. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

creative cooking to make my family eat more greens

tonight's spread: grilled fish, ginataang sigarilyas and melon

sukang paombong with sili (chili) for the grilled fish :)

Hide the greens in a coconut milk, a little meat and spices. This is how I sneak in veggies in the food so my dad can eat them. lol Diguised as bicol express with less spice the lowly and funky looking sigarilyas tasted good for dinner.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

kanin club

Sinangag sa Sigang rice

Because Karen was going back to Canada, we went out for Pinoy food dinner. Make sure you don't have hypertension when you it in kanin club.

Tinapa Rice

  And because they took too long to bring the food i started doodling on the paper placemats. lol.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

bring out the spice!

seafood curry and grilled milkfish (bangus)

weekends are for funny tasting soup!

chicken and mushroom in vermicelli soup XD. Tasted funny because i overdosed on ginger . That's ginger in sesame oil in the small container by the soup.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

not so healthy breakfast

 breakfast! Dad requested for pancakes today :)

Pancakes with banana and walnuts :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011