Monday, September 14, 2015

Dark Chocolate Almond Oat Balls

Easy and healthy snacks on the go.
You can enjoy munchin' on without any guilt.
These are packed with vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber! Filling you up in a good way.


3/4 cup Traditional Rolled Oats
1/4 cup  Dark Chocolate Chips
2 tbsp Almond Milk
2 tbsp Almond Butter


1. Heat almond milk, chocolate chips and almond butter in low heat.
2. Once chocolate chips melts, turn off heat and stir in oats.
3. Roll the mixture into bite-sized balls and chill for 10 minutes before eating.

Makes 15 oat bites.

Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. I have finished mine in less than 4 days.

Do give it a try and let me know how it goes.

Thank you!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Garlic Butter Chicken Recipe

Easy chook dinner for tonight, Garlic Butter Chicken.

In Australia, they use the word "chook" to refer to chicken.

Ingredients :

1/4 cup butter
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup Panko bread or breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
1/2 cup Parmensan cheese, grated
1 tbsp fresh Parsley or 1/2 tbsp dried Parsley
1 tsp dried Oregano
4 Chicken breast, pounded

How To:

1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius
2. Melt butter and olive oil in a low-medium heat over the stove.
3. Add in garlic and let it boil. Set aside.
4. Prepare your coating by mixing the rest of the dry ingredients in a shallow plate.
5. Pour in the oil-butter mixture to your chicken.
6. In a baking tray, lightly grease it using the same oil-butter mixture.
7. Coat you chicken using the cheese-bread batter and lay flat on the prepared baking tray.
8. Bake the chicken for 40mins or until cooked through.

Browse other recipes in this blog when you have some time, Deep Fried Pork Belly Cracklings

Thank you!

Sunday, March 8, 2015

White Biko Recipe (Filipino dessert)

Hi guys!!
This is my first ever dessert in this blog.
We'll be cooking Sticky Rice with Mango on the side.
Or in the Philippines, we call this 'Biko'

Biko is a sweet sticky rice and one of my favorite dessert.
I can eat loads and loads of this! 
Our nanay used to cook this for us using raw brown sugar and that is the traditional way. Biko is brown in color and with latik (coconut toppings)

But today, Ill be making a twist and use white sugar instead - more of a Thai version. Simply because I do not have raw sugar at the moment. Just kidding!

Ingredients :

1 cup Glutinous Rice
1 cup Cold Water
1 cup Coconut Milk
1/2 cup White Sugar
pinch of Salt
1 ripe Mango
sesame seeds (optional)

How To :

1. Soak rice with cold water for 4 hrs or overnight
2. Turn on steamer, put enough water. Drain the rice, spread on the container and cover with lid.
3. Cook this for 20 - 25 minutes.
3. In a saucepan over medium heat, pour coconut milk, sugar and pinch of salt - let this boil and set    aside.
4.Transfer the cooked rice in a bowl and pour in 3/4 of the coconut sauce and let this sit for few minutes.
5. While waiting you can now toeast sesame seeds to garnish on top of the rice.
6. Once cooked, just spread the remaining coconut sauce and sesame seeds. Serve.

Serves : 4

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Pork Menudo Filipino Recipe

Hi Everyone!

Another day in Janice Kusina and I'll be cooking Pork Menudo!

Pork Menudo is an easy to prepare Filipino dish and perfect for weekday dinner or even lunch.
And this recipe is also inexpensive, the total cost for a family of 4 is less than $10, that is about $2.5 per head. Great savings indeed!

As usual, video recipe is available on the bottom of this page =)

With all that said, let's go ahead on the ingredients:

Ingredients : (Serves 3 - 4)

1 tbsp cooking oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1 small red bell pepper, diced
2 potatoes, diced
1 cup tomato paste
1 tbsp lime squeeze
1 cup water
200 g pork, cut in bite-size pieces
marinate pork on 1 tbsp soy sauce
and 1 tsp lime squeeze

1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp sultanas (raisins)


1. Heat casserole dish and add cooking oil.
2. Saute onion for 1 minute and garlic until fragrant.
3. Add marinated pork and stir fry until lightly browned.
4. Add potatoes, carrots and stir fry for 3 minutes.
5. Add water and simmer for 15 minutes.
6. Pour in tomato paste and lime squeeze. Mix together.
7. Bring to a boil.
8. Add bell pepper and simmer for 15 minutes until pork is cooked.
9. If you like it sweet, add sugar and sultanas.
10. Turn off the heat and serve hot with white rice.

Thank you guys!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lechon Kawali (Deep Fried Pork Belly) Recipe

How to cook Lechon Kawali (Deep Fried Pork Belly) Recipe

Lechon = pork dish, originated from the Spanish term lechón
Kawali = Tagalog term for frying pan or wok

Thus, Lechon Kawali means cooking or deep frying pork in a wok with lots and lots of oil =)

Ingredients : (Serves 2 - 3)
300 g Pork Belly
1/2 medium onion, sliced
1 tsp black pepper
2 - 3 pcs bay leaves
1 tsp salt
4 cups water
cooking oil (enough to deep fry pork)

For Garlic Vinegar Dip,
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Mix garlic, vinegar and ground black pepper in a bowl and set aside.

1. Place pork belly in a pot, add onions, black pepper and bay leaves.
2. Pour water and bring to a boil over high heat.
3. Then, simmer for 1 hour on medium heat.
4. Drain pork or set it on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
5. Sprinkle some salt and bake in the oven for 20 minutes in 200 degrees Celsius (centigrade)
6. Turn on your deep fryer and heat the oil.
7. Once hot, gently place pork belly in the oil. Be careful, the oil is very hot.
8. Cook 2 - 3 minutes for each side.
9. Drain and let it rest for a while before cutting.
10. Serve hot with white rice.
11. Sprinkle spring onions and add sliced tomatoes on the side.
12. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Kare Kare Filipino Recipe (Beef in Peanut Stew)

Hi guys! If you like to try another Filipino recipe at home, try to cook Kare Kare!
It's yummy! Simple and easy :) Give it a try!

Ingredients : (Serves 3 - 4)

400 g Beef Brisket and Oxtail
7 cups water (keep 3 cups beef broth)
1 tbsp annatto seeds (dissolve in 3 tbsp beef broth)
2 tbsp peanut butter
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, diced
2 medium eggplants, sliced
1 bunch green beans (sitaw) cut in 2 inches
Mama Sita's Kare Kare Sauce Mix (optional)
2 bunch Chinese Cabbage (bok choy)
1 tbsp Thai Sticky Rice (uncooked, dry roasted and finely ground)
1 tbsp Sauteed Shrimp Paste (bagoong)
1 tbsp canola oil


1. Place beef brisket and oxtail in a pot with water. Heat on high and bring to a boil.
2. Simmer for 1 hour with the lid half-open. Set aside and keep beef broth for later.
3. In a casserole dish, heat oil and fry eggplants. Set aside.
4. On the same casserole dish, saute garlic until fragrant.
5. Add onions, cook until transparent.
6. Put back cooked beef brisket and oxtail and fry until the meat turns brown.
7. Dissolve Mama Sita's Kare Kare sauce in 1 cup of water and pour in.
8. Add 3 cups of beef broth.
9.  Add uncooked sticky rice. Mix and bring to a boil.
10. Pour in dissolve annatto seeds liquid and add peanut butter for thicker sauce and additional flavour. Simmer for 2 minutes.
11. Add fried eggplants and green beans, cook for 2 minutes.
12. Finally, add bok choy leaves and cook for 1 minute.
13. Serve hot with white rice and shrimp paste (bagoong) on the side. Enjoy!

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Adobong Kangkong at Baboy Recipe (Kangkong and Pork)

Adobong Kangkong at Baboy. Adobo is a Filipino style of cooking that uses vinegar and soy sauce as the main ingredient.

Ingredients : (Serves 4 - 5)

For marinating:
400 g Pork Belly
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 bunch of Kangkong leaves, separate leaves from stem
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/8 cup vinegar
1/4 cup water
2 pcs bay leaves, dried
1 tbsp cooking oil
salt and pepper to taste


1. Combine soy sauce, lime juice, pepper and crushed garlic in a bowl.
2. Pour the above mixture to the pork. Cover and marinate for 1 - 2 hours in the refrigerator.
3. Drain the pork and discard the marinade.
4. Heat a wok on high heat. Add cooking oil and stir-fry the pork.
5. Once cooked, take out from the heat and cut the meat in bite-size pieces. Set aside.
6. Using the same wok, saute garlic for a minute.
7. Add water, soy sauce, vinegar and bay leaves. Don't mix. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.
8. Then add kangkong stalk and cook for 3 minutes.
9. Add salt and pepper.
10. Put back the cooked meat and simmer for another 3 minutes.
11. Finally, add kangkong leaves and red chillies (optional) cook for 1 minute.
12. Serve hot with rice.

Try this inexpensive dinner for less than $5 and comment below on how your family find this recipe =)

Till then!