Appetizer

Easy Samosa 1

Easy Samosa

This Easy Samosa recipe is a simple way to prepare your favourite samosas, instead of using a pastry we utilised spring roll wrappers to cover that delicious spiced potatoes, onions and peas filling. I was not a fan of eating Samosa before, I guess that holds true to most Filipinos...

Spicy Buttered Steak and Mushroom Bites 1

Spicy Buttered Steak and Mushroom Bites

Spicy Buttered Steak and Mushroom Bites is a simple appetizer made with tender steak pieces and mushrooms pan grilled seasoned with chillies and served with melted butter Butter, Steak and Mushroom what more can you ask for, this is the trinity of appetizers, combining them together will definitely be a...

Bacon, Tomato and Mozarella Crostini 2

Bacon, Tomato and Mozarella Crostini

Are you looking for the perfect starter well look no further, this is it! Like the name suggests this is a type of crostini topped with melted mozzarella, bacon and tomatoes, a great way to start a meal specially if you have pasta for mains. Nearly tastes like pizza but...

Clams Casino Crostini 2

Clams Casino Crostini

Clams Casino Crostini is a type of crostini inspired by a dish called clams casino, similar to baked tahong where clams are served on the half shell prepared and baked to golden perfection with other ingredients, in this case breadcrumbs and bacon. Clams Casino Crostini is a type of crostini...

Coconut Crusted Prawns with Pineapple Salsa 1

Coconut Crusted Prawns with Pineapple Salsa

A while back we had one of our office team building activities at Auckland Seafood School and another one was this post of ours today the Coconut Crusted Prawns with Pineapple Salsa. Both dishes were amazing, in fact it was so good I made sure I will be making them...

Potato Skins 1

Potato Skins

Potato skins is a dish popular in America meant to be eaten as a snack or appetizer. Commonly this dish is made of unpeeled potato halves, hollowed and filled with crispy bacon bits, grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and chives. Twice cooked where it is first boiled or baked then...

Champinones al Ajillo (Garlic Mushrooms) 1

Champinones al Ajillo (Garlic Mushrooms)

Champiñones al Ajillo or Garlic Mushrooms in English is a very popular Spanish tapas dish which is sautéed mushrooms with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and chillies. But this dish is not popular only in Spain but as well as Philippines most probably because of their Spanish influence. Champiñones al...

Beans & Black Sesame Paste 1

Beans & Black Sesame Paste

This Beans & Black Sesame Paste calls for blanched beans covered with seasoned sesame seed paste, this preparation is what the Japanese called it “Goma-ae”. It’s so delicious and so filled with umami, it brings out the flavour of the vegetable and the sweet and salty combination just works fine....

Gambas 1

Gambas

Gambas or “Gambas al Ajillo” is a type of Spanish tapas that is made out of flash fried shrimps with garlic and chillies. Gambas or “Gambas al Ajillo” is a type of Spanish tapas that is made out of flash fried shrimps with garlic and chillies. Though it is consumed as...

Figs and Toasted Almonds Baked Brie 6

Figs and Toasted Almonds Baked Brie

Figs and Toasted Almonds Baked Brie is a a perfect mixture of savoury and sweet goodness, serve it with crackers and bread while enjoying your wine. A colleague of mine who once in a while shares her gardens produce had given me again another fruit and this time it was...