5d9B_9x95YhVJtoUzPqSeH7uNgc.txt Secrets Behind Me: 2010

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pancit Palabok Recipe

For the love of noodles, yesterday I experimented how to make pancit palabok sauce. Here is my version 


For Pancit Palabok Sauce:

a can of cream mushroom 
1 glove of garlic
1/2 onion, minced
1 tbsp atchuete powder or 2 tbsp od atchuete oil

In a frying pan, saute garlic and onion until golden brown. Then, add cream of mushroom. Mix the atchuete in a small glass with a little splash of water, then add this to the pan. Bring the sauce to boil and simmer for 10 minutes.

For toppings

a can of tuna chunks
spring onion
hard boiled eggs
fresh lemon, sliced
fried garlic minced
fried Onion
pork Chicharon ( used ground crootons)
For the toppings you can always experiment. You can even add some cooked shrimp, squid, smoke fish etc. What I did yesterday, I sauteed the tuna with garlic and onion. And after I drained the cooked  sotanghon, I put it a a plate and poured the palabok sauce. Then garnish with toppings.

Here is my pancit palabok for my food trip friday entry: 


Stir Fry Vegetables with Noodles

Stir frying is an umbrella term used to describe two techniques for cooking food in a wok while stirring it: chǎo and bào . The term stir-fry was introduced into the English language by Buwei Yang Chao, in her book How to Cook and Eat in Chinese, to describe the chǎo technique.The two techniques differ in their speed of execution, the amount of heat used, and the amount of tossing done to cook the food in the wok. Cantonese restaurant patrons judge a chef's ability to perform stir frying by the "wok hei" produced in the food. This in turn is believed to display their ability to bring out the qi of the wok.
Two days ago while sorting out my things, my mouth craved something to eat. It wasn't fish, chicken, neither beef. Checking at the freeze which was full of vegetables and fruits. Suddenly, hits my mind to make a stir fry. And when I opened the cupboard to get some spices I saw some canton noodles. So, I added noodles to my stir fry that came out so perfect and delicious. It is my comfort food indeed. 

 This was before I add the noodles


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oil Painting Is Artwork

Have you ever seen an original piece of artwork and thought, "wow, I would love to have that in my home, if only it was a different size or color oil painting?" Or perhaps you have seen an artist's work and really admired their style, but not found anything that was just right for your home. You may have left that experience being kind of bummed, as your quest to find the perfect piece of cheap oil painting artwork for the the space above your bed or in your hallway is forced to continue for another day. The truth is that you need not fret. In many cases, most any contemporary painter is more than willing to produce a custom painting in color and size.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Baked Red Mullet

I picked this fish two weeks ago because I want to make something different for Sara's dinner. I didn't know the name of the fish in English. I know that my father used to bring home this kind of fish when I was a little kid. And I love they way he cooked it. But it was fresh unlike this, it's frozen fillet. 

 Out from my curiosity with this fillet fish.  I entered in google seach engine the name tag from the plastic bag  " PARUPENEUS HEPTACANTUS". I found out that  "parupeneus heptacantus" is the scientific name of Red Mullet Fillet. 

Accoring to Wikepedia: The red mullets or surmullets are two species of goatfish, Mullus barbatus and Mullus surmuletus, found in the Mediterranean Sea, east North Atlantic Ocean, and the Black Sea. Both "red mullet" and "surmullet" can also refer to the Mullidae in general.

This my own version for baked red mullet.

8 red mullets fillet
juice of one lemon
a dash of dried basil leaves
3 tbsp olive oil
dash of pepper and salt
fresh parsley
minced onion
ounce of white wine

1. Rinse and dry the mullet fillet
2. Spread fillet in a baking pan, skin side down.
3. Add lemon juice and white wine, sprinkle a dash of basil leaves, pepper and salt.
4.Sprinkle with olive oil and add the minced onion and parsley.
5. Baked at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

 You can served it with steamed vegetables and couscous. 


MYM- IKEA Center

Outside IKEA Center with messy carts
Capture from my mobile camera



Friday, August 6, 2010

FTF- Nilagang Baka

Yehey, time goes so quickly. It's Friday once again and time to drool our eyes food trippers!
This was when I went to my friend on Sunday, and it was perfect because Ate Naty served this nilagang baka for lunch! When she invited me, though I finished lunch at home, I didn't refused to grab it. Ang sarap kaya! Hehehe!

My share for Food Trip Friday!


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Shoot Me - I'm Alone

It's Thursday once again, and about time to show some pictures of me. Time to brag my weekly image . lol!
On Saturday, I was alone at home, I get bored and this silly imagination of mine think of something to enjoy my little freedom.

Here's what I did, my share for shoot me:

Can you guess what I did? 

If yes, then...leave a comment :-P

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Save Energy At Home

Are you sick and  tired of paying such high electric bills? If yes, then... These home energy conversation tips can fix the money leaks in your home. There are some things we should strive for to have an energy efficient home. A steps that can really save a bunch of money on your utility bills. As easy as simple changing a light bulb can make a difference in the energy efficiency and cost savings with in your home.


Monday, August 2, 2010

Mello Yellow Fruit Salad

Sara son the Orthopedic Surgeon is here. He is visiting his mother for a few days but he is staying in a hotel. On Saturday, he spent time with Sara, sat by the pool and have lunch together. I served them a simple green salad with sandwiches and a fresh fruit salad which I made on Friday. He found the fruits salad that I made was dry, so he asked me to put some oranges juice with it. Secrets of dry fruit salad  by adding some orange juices on it.

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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Halo-Halo @ Chowking

Hello, food tippers.  I'm quiet busy for these past few days, and didn't have time to pop in here! I missed the food , I missed visiting you too ^_^

By the way, the weather here is soo hot! The humidity is too high,  that makes me so tired too. No A/C because it's broken and Sara didn't bother to ask somebody to fix it. (malapit na daw siyang mamatay ika niya) Huhuhu! Anyway, with this hot , humid weather. I'm happy  that mom had a halo-halo at Chowking last week. Glad that she let my sister decide where to go. Other wise they'll end up eating halo-halo in the market. My mother hates to eat in the proper restaurant, and my sister hates to go to the market. LOL! 
 Snagged the photo my from sister Facebook Album ^-^



Monday, July 26, 2010

How To Avoid Junk Food Cravings

I took this shoot just to have an entry for MYM. ^-^ Well, we all know that eating junk food is not good for our diet. Eating to much with this unhealthy food can make you tired, loose energy, and can put on weight. Whew! Remember that? Here is an article contributed by ehow member Emike: 

How to avoid junk food cravings?

1. The first thing to do to fight the cravings is to eliminate the temptation. Clear out the junk food and replace with healthy food. Stock up with fruits and vegetables.
2. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. It will give you plenty of vitamins and minerals. To satisfy your sweet tooth, eat fruits instead of candies and chocolates. For instance, try frozen grapes pineapples and etc. 

3. Eat complex carbohydrates instead of simple carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates give you energy and filled with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Simple carbohydrates are not healthy because it contains refined sugar and it doesn't provide the essential nutrients we need. 

4. Instead of drinking carbonated beverages, try drinking water or put lemon/lime to add flavor to it.

5. Be more active. Do exercise that you love. Increase your awareness about fitness. Exercise for at least 30 minutes. Exercise helps boots your metabolism and burn calories.

6. Instead of dining out, try packing lunch or cook at home. It can also help avoid spending money on fast food snack.

7. Learn to eat in moderation. Completely cutting junk food from your diet will not make it easy to kick the habit. 

Note : You can achieve all this if you have strong will and determination. Discipline your self and you will love the difference.


Friday, July 23, 2010

Bread Pudding With Chocolate Ice Cream

When it comes to diet, whew, how difficult it is? I have always an excuse and always promise my self ,  "this is the last"this is the last"! "tomorrow I have to stop eating fatty , delicious food. Hmmm, but how can I resist this bread pudding with chocolate ice cream. It's Sara's fault ..lol! she always ask me to make this bread pudding then end up I'm the one eating it. Gosh, I should stop it na talaga! hahahaha!

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Loads Of Chocolate

Hey, hey! It's Friday once again and it's time for Food Trip. Well, these week I gonna stay home (makapurdoy sege laagg) Hehehe!

Well, I have no food to share today but this morning when I cleaned up the freezer. I found these loads of chocolates. I think I got these chocolates last April, during my birthday! Hahaha! I have no time to eat but I keep buying the other chocolates that I love!

My share for Food Trip Friday


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Thursday, July 22, 2010

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Shoot Me! 5 of 52

These was taken on Saturday at the beach. It was a lovely weekend and this is my favorite picture that my cousin shots for me.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Red Kitchen Design

I had an exhausting but lovely afternoon with Anne (Sarah daughter). We went to IKEA to look some dinning table design for Anne new house.  Oh, IKEA is a very huge store, lucky Sarah didn't fancy to come with us otherwise she will be exhausted and out of breath. So, while Anne was talking to a sales clerk there.  I sneaked  around and took picture of their kitchen showrooms.

 A little kitchen with a bar on a side
 A modern kitchen design
A close kitchen

Perfect for Ruby Tuesday


Monday, July 19, 2010

Our Saturday Galore

These is part of my weekend food trip. ON Saturday my cousin and I had a walk on a promenade after an early morning swim in the beach. We were also hungry because we didn't have any breakfast. So, after shower we get dressed and headed on to a nearest restaurant in town to ease our starvation.

 On our way to the restaurant , a man gives entertainment to the people and my cousin was dancing with the tune of obladi, obladah.lol
Our breakfast and lunch.. Chicken Shashlik  with chips and Green Salads

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