Fresh Homemade Ginger Tea {Salabat}

Want to know the best fresh tea drink that washes away winter blues? Fresh homemade ginger tea. Yup. It reminds me of Saturday nights when fellowship gatherings simply called “social night” catered for the young and singles in the church community were held. It often became a family event. It involved a lot of parlor games, […]

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Tofu Stew in Tomatoes

Tofu Stewed in Tomatoes is a Vietnamese dish that I love to cook at home and for church potlucks. I learned the basics of it from watching my mother-in-law cook. She is a great home cook and I am eternally grateful for her wisdom and instruction. This recipe is my own version and may not be as […]

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Stuffed Bitter Melon/Gourd Soup

I have been wanting to share this Stuffed Bitter Melon Soup recipe because I believe some of my readers with adventurous palates might appreciate this. Each recipe I share in this blog is either a family favorite or a personal favorite. Today’s recipe is a family favorite, well for my husband and me. My children eat rice with the broth […]

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Polvoron in Paper Cones

Introducing to you, my yummylicious favorite childhood snack: POLVORON. This is so easy to do and fun to eat. As I am becoming more and more health conscious, I might try different ways to make this. This recipe has only 4 main ingredients: flour, milk, sugar and butter but can be modified according to your taste. I like that any […]

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Baked Vegetarian Egg Rolls

I love, love, love crispy fried egg rolls. Who doesn’t? Right, the health conscious folks. I am one of them, well, except I love that crunch when I bite into a FRIED eggroll. What to do? We want a healthier version of crispy eggrolls, right? Crispy but not greasy. So here’s my take on fresh crispy egg rolls, baked to […]

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Oatmeal Champorado

What a blessed day it is to wake up feeling all refreshed and ready to face the day. One of the important things of my day is to eat breakfast with my babies. I’m going to introduce my go-to breakfast — oatmeal. It’s quick, easy, and convenient. I usually prepare it with cranberries, the way my son likes it. Another way is to add chocolate […]

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Sauteed Mung Bean Stew (Monggo Guisado)

Church potlucks are always fun. In fact, my daughter always asks if we could stay for lunch after church. Usually it depends on whether I am able to prepare a dish or not. I brought some Mung Bean stew for church last Sabbath and was pleasantly surprised that a few ladies asked me for the recipe. Since I didn’t […]

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Miso Tofu Seaweed Soup

Aside from seeing beautiful places, one of my favorite things about traveling is the food. Japan has impressed me so much—from its healthy food to its natural beauty and its people. The same thing with Korea. The recipe that I am sharing here today is a ‘fusion’ of my favorite Japanese and Korean soups. Super nutritious you will forget […]

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