February 2021

Chicken Tocino

Chicken Tocino is a version of tocino made with chicken instead of pork. This Filipino breakfast favourite is made with meat marinated in brown sugar and anise wine, pan fried and usually served with garlic fried rice and sunny side up eggs. I am back from camping, it was nice...

Mushroom Stir Fry with Peas and Carrots

Mushroom Stir Fry with Peas and Carrots is a simple stir fry of button mushrooms, straw mushrooms, fried tofu, and vegetables. Its Friday so I will make this quick, I am also in a hurry as we are going on camping later this afternoon for the whole weekend so I...

15 Chicken Wing Recipes that will make you lick your fingers

Come on, admit it, you can’t resist a good chicken wing recipe that’s why you are here. Well if that is the case well it is your lucky day because we are listing 15 Amazing Chicken Wing Recipes that will make you lick your fingers, really. Chicken wing is such...

Creamy Chicken Liver Pate

Creamy Chicken Liver Pate is a spread made with chicken liver cooked together with onions, garlic, butter, cream and spices then processed into a paste that is then let to set in a ramekin, chilled then to be served as a spread on breads. We made some liver spread before,...

Malaysian Noodles (Henderson, Waitakere, New Zealand)

Malaysian Noodles was quite a popular stall during its Food Alley days in the CBD but sadly that place was closed and restaurants had to move out, luckily it moved near to where we live and since most of my working days are spent at home, it’s good that it...

Habichuelas

Habichuelas is a Filipino dish of Spanish origins prepared with white beans slowly cooked with tomatoes, pork, and Chorizo de Bilbao. When I was young, one of the easy go to meals my grandmother prepares was this dish, the Habichuelas. I totally understand why, it’s easy to make, it’s quite...

Soup Number 5

Soup Number Five or more commonly spelled as Soup Number 5 is a Filipino soup made out of bull’s testes and testicles, usually served as a pulutan or a hangover cure, it is also considered to be an aphrodisiac. If you think Rocky Mountain Oysters are too much for your...

Chulongji Chinese Restaurant (North Shore City, New Zealand)

Recently we discovered this hidden gem located in North Shore tucked hidden in Sunnynook’s Highview Court, the name Chulongji. We learned this place after I asked my daughter to look for something new to try, it was nearly dinner time and we were quite busy doing some household stuff, so...

Caramelized Patis Wings

Caramelized Patis Wings is a Filipino inspired dish of chicken wings cooked in a mixture of honey, fish sauce and lemon until it caramelizes. Chicken wings are such a versatile ingredient you can cook it in many ways like Buffalo Wings, Maple Bacon, Chinese five spice and Parmesan Garlic, the...

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How To Smoothly Transition To A Plant-Based Diet?

Easy Steps To Transition To A Plant-Based Diet People are becoming increasingly aware of what they eat and how it can affect their health. As scientists uncover more information regarding the links between eating and many age-related diseases, more people are looking at plant-based diets. Plant-based diets are also believed...