28th January 2017

Pork Sinigang With Tamarind Pods

This is a very late post. If you noticed around the bowl, the table has Christmas decorations. I've completely forgotten about this Pork Sinigang With Tamarind Pods that I made last year when I found them at Walmart back in December. I was really surprised to see them there so I grabbed a pack right away to use for Sinigang. It brought me back to when I was a little girl and how my grandmother, ...
20th April 2015

Ham & Potatoes Sopas

This Ham & Potatoes Sopas is perfect for rainy days and winter season. Not when the temperature is in the 70°s or higher. But see, I had to use the leftover ham bone from the Easter Sunday dinner. Even though I stored it in the freezer I didn't actually intend for it to stay in the freezer for a year. Plus, I have been craving for SOPAS for a while now so warm weather be ...
7th February 2015

Beef & Egg-Drop Ramen Noodles Soup With Sweet Peppers

Ramen noodles, perfect when it's cold, no? I like to add fixings in my ramen and seriously, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to think of yummy fixings to make your ramen the best one you'll ever have. On that particular day anyway because once you get the hang of it the possibilities are endless.   Recipe: Beef & Egg-Drop Ramen Noodles Soup With Sweet Peppers Ingredients 3-4 packs of beef flavored ramen noodles enough water to cover the ramen(refer ...
25th January 2013

It Must Be Soup Or Stew Season

How's your weather out yonder? It is bitterly chilly and cold here in NC and other States. I imagine most family are cranking up their heaters while bundling up as the pot or crock-pot is simmering either a soup or stew for lunch or dinner. I for one would love to enjoy a hearty bowl of my Mother-in-Law's Manhattan Clam Chowder or Denny's new England Clam Chowder (served on Fridays) or Beef Peppery Soup(Nilaga) or Pork Sinigang or ...
8th November 2012

Have A Bowl Of Beef Stew

A chilly night deserves a warm and hearty stew, no? Beef Stew is just one of those comforting and delicious stews to enjoy during this Fall and possibly early winter season. The best thing about it is it's not really that complicated to make. The simmering part is basically the hardest part coz you have to wait for all the flavors of beef, potatoes, carrots, and seasonings to marry each other to make a hearty ...
10th August 2012

Ramen Noodles, 2 Ways

Ramen Noodles, they'll satisfy you for a quick and easy lunch, or fill you up with all the fixings for a warm and cozy dinner. Last week, without hesitation, I had ramen noodles in 2 ways on separate days. First one was for a qucik pick-me-up lunch, then for a hearty dinner the following day. Both ways had the same component of eggs, cooked different ways as well. One meal was broth-less while the other ...
24th July 2012

Pinto Beans & Pork Neck Bones Soup (Or Stew?)

I know it's only Tuesday but this Pinto Beans & Pork Neck Bones Soup would be one of those crock-pot dishes you make during the weekends, starting it early in the morning, then serve to the whole family for dinner at night. On the weekends when all you want to do is hang out with the family and not bother too much with dinner. Or on the weekends when you have so much laundry to ...
17th July 2011

Leftover Chicken & Corabella Tortelloni Soup

Another best way to use up leftover chicken besides making a sandwich filling or adding into fried rice, is to make soup. And not just chicken soup with vegetable but a chicken and pasta soup using Corabella Tortelloni(classic four cheese) pasta. So delish and so filling that's perfect for those rainy days or when you're not felling well. Boil up 3 to 4 cups of chicken stock pus water. Add two bags of Corabella Tortelloni pasta ...
8th March 2011

Split Pea & Pork Belly Soup Cooked In A Hurry

I cooked this soup for an hour and a half last Thursday. I really couldn't think of what to make for dinner. It was 5pm, and my husband was due home in an hour and half, at least. I grabbed the pack of pork belly from the fridge and thawed it in the microwave.... Poured cups of water (maybe 5?) in a pot, half a bag of the split peas, dumped the thawed pork belly into ...
5th January 2011

Leftover Recipe: Ham & Potato Soup

The ham leftover was from the Christmas menu. The bone still had a lot meat on it and a few ham slices so I decided to throw them in a crock pot with potatoes and spices to make a hearty soup. Easy, time convenient and of course, delish soup for dinner on a cold night. INGREDIENTS: leftover ham bone, meat 4 medium red skin potatoes, cubed 1/2 onion, chopped 3 bay leaves sprinkle of salt and pepper sprinkle of Italian seasoning sprinkle ...
15th July 2010

Lamb Neck Bones Stew With Red Wine

I had a little bit of red wine left, then I remembered the lamb neck bones that I grabbed from the grocery store so I decided to make a stew out of them. When I bought the lamb neck bones I initially thought of cooking it as the Filipino sour soup dish called Sinigang but I've used my last packet of Knorr Sinigang mix with pork last week so I figured that combination would ...
13th March 2010

Ramen Noodles With All The Fixings Please

If you want to spruce up the boring bowl of ramen noodles, then I have something for you. A simple yet hearty soup that will take a bit of work but trust me, it's all worth it. Especially with the snow and cold weather that doesn't to seem to want to go away. This ramen noodles soup with all the fixings will sure give you the warm and cozy feeling you desperately need. ...
23rd February 2010


Part of my husband’s birthday dinner last week was Lobster Bisque. I did not make it as indicated in the title and by the picture itself. I bought a pre-made one from a wholesale store called BJ’s. The Lobster Bisque is from Legal Sea Foods brand. 2 containers of this size cost $11.99. Per the printed instruction on the container, the lobster bisque can be heated through stove top ...
23rd November 2008

Hot & Sour Soup For The Cold (And Winter)

Chicken noodles soup is supposedly the soup that ails cold and sneezing and all that jazz. But my husband and I prefer the Japanese Hot & Sour soup. It's actually my husband's favorite soup and lucky for him, I make a mean Hot & Sour soup. When we went through the cycle of cold last month, Hubs and I were the 3rd and 4th recipient of it. At the same time. I asked my husband if ...
13th July 2008


This week's LaPiS theme revolves around the flavor SOUR. Interestingly enough, the 1st Lasang Pinoy installation covered your favorite filipino food, or something like that. One of my entries (ILOCANA Chef) were something sour. Pork Sinigang. A filipino soup with sour broth thanks to Mama Sita's Sinigang sa Sampalok mix. In translation, a sour soup thanks to a tamarind based soup mix. :) I make sure I stock up on my ...