2nd January 2017
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New Year’s Eve/Birthday Feast

We usually order take out on New Year's Eve because it also falls on my birthday but since Hubby and I already went on a lunch date the day before I've decided to cook instead. Plus, I've actually already planned it weeks ahead so cooking on my birthday is definitely something I wanted to do.   Maine entree was Southern Pork Barbecue cooked in the crock-pot.   Steamed fresh green beans with garlic powder seasoning.   Rice, of course and Margaret ...
16th November 2016
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Pork Sotanghoon Noodles With Carrots And Snow Peas

This Pork Sotanghoon Noodles With Carrots And Snow Peas was my comfort food last week. I wanted to drink but it was still a weekday and as much as I love wine, believe it or not, I'm capable of waiting until Friday night. Or at least Thursday night since it was a 3-day weekend for everyone here. Anyway, I already have a few sotanghoon/pancit recipes here but here's one more if you need another with ...
14th July 2016
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Quick & Easy Pork With Cauliflower, Green Beans, And Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry

I love green beans. My husband loves cauliflower. I love pork. I think he does too or he just learned to tolerate my love for pork. I like stir-fry. My family didn't have a choice but to like stir-fry, HAH! If there's napa cabbage in the vegetable crisper, well hey, add it to the stir-fry too. Simple, quick, crunchy, and with all the vegetables in it, I'd like to believe it's kinda healthy too.   Recipe: Pork ...
8th July 2016
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Zucchini Boats With Chorizo & Mozzarella Cheese

A few Zucchini Boats recipes have popped up in my Facebook timeline for a while now and I've always wanted to try making them but have never gotten around to it until this week. Instead of ground beef or sausage meat I've decided to add a spicy flair into my zucchini boats by using chorizo. We love this Spanish sausage which I always add into the dirty rice side dish so it has become a ...
27th June 2016
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Yellow Squash Patties

A family friend gave us a whole bag of yellow squash so now I'm thinking of new recipes to make using them. There's always the stir-fry, a simple saute in the pan with butter, au gratin, adding them in kebabs, or even grilled-steam inside a foil packet. There are definitely different ways to cook yellow squash as a side dish especially this Summer. For something new at Feistycook, how about some yellow squash patties? I've just ...
26th February 2016
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Spicy Sauteed Pork & Bittergourd

There are already 3 recipes in the archives for Sauteed Pork & Bittergourd in this blog. Here's one with tomatoes, and 2 for Sauteed Pork & Bitter Melon W/ Shrimp Paste(2). Why am I posting a fourth one? Because this one has no shrimp paste, it's spicier, AND the pictures are so much better than the previous posts. Yes, I'm THAT foodblogger.   Recipe: SPICY SAUTEED PORK & BITTER MELON Ingredients 1 large pork steak, sliced in cubes 1 sm ...
3rd November 2015
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Spinach & Portobello Mushrooms Quiche

All I can say about this Spinach & Portobello Mushrooms Quiche is that it is good. I mean really good. Make it soon good. As in really really soon so good so without further adieu... Recipe: Spinach & Portobello Mushrooms Quiche Ingredients SHORTCRUST PASTRY 2 cups of flour 1 stick of cold butter, cunt it small pieces 3-4 tablespoons of cold water extra flour FILLING 1 pack of frozen spinach, thawed completely 2-3 slices of portobello mushrooms, chopped salt and pepper for seasoning 4 eggs 1/2 of cream 1 ...
23rd September 2015
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“Clear Out Your Fridge” Chicken & Vegetables Stir-Fry

I'm sure I'm not the only one who goes through her fridge before it's time to go grocery shopping again. There's always one of every item that needs to be used before it goes bad. My go-to dishes when clearing out my fridge usually involves a pasta/noodle dish or stir-fry. 2 easiest kind of dishes that will satisfy and save money at the same time. This 'Clear Out Your Fridge' Chicken & Vegetables Stir-Fry also ...
23rd September 2015
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Spicy Crab & Green Beans Stir-Fry

I've mentioned before how much I love green beans. I love it so much I should just create its own category in this blog, HAH! My husband is getting tired of green beans but that's fine because that means I'll have more green beans for myself. Since he doesn't like green beans as much as I do I mostly make a stir-fry dish for lunch for me. Like this Spicy Crab & Green Beans Stir-Fry. ...
17th August 2015
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Creamy Chicken Rigatoni With Asparagus

I originally wanted rigatoni with Alfredo sauce but realized at the last minute that I didn't have any heavy cream so I decided to just make my own creamy white sauce with regular milk and sour cream. In all fairness, it turned out really well. I added asparagus for some green with one of my favorite pasta shapes, rigatoni.   Recipe: Creamy Chicken Rigatoni With Asparagus Ingredients half a box of rigatoni pasta, cooked al dente 2 boneless chicken breast, ...
10th August 2015
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Pork, Veggies, And Tofu Stir-Fry

A pork variation of the beef, veggies, and tofu stir-fry. Easy, fast, and scrumptious. Recipe: Pork, Veggies, And Tofu Stir-Fry Ingredients 1/2 block of firm tofu (organic or otherwise), cubed vegetable oil for sauteing + oil for browning the tofu half of medium onion, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 pork steak, sliced 1 sm head of broccoli florets a bunch of green beans 1 yellow squash, cubed 3 tbsp of soy sauce ground black pepper 1/2 cup of water another 1/2 cup of water stirred ...
22nd June 2015
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Laing Ala Dexie

For the first time in my Filipino existence I cooked Laing. I could never bring myself to cook this famous dish from the Bicol region in the Philippines because I know it wouldn't be as good as my Uncle Jun's wife's Laing. Then again, she's Bicolana so that pretty much sealed the deal. I was still really young when I tasted her laing while living in the Philippines but I can still taste it vividly. ...
19th June 2015
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Salmon Potato & Spinach Casserole

The recipe for Salmon Potato & Spinach Casserole was adapted from HealthyWaists.com Recipe: Salmon Potato & Spinach Casserole Ingredients 3-4 medium sized potatoes, thinly sliced potatoes 8 oz can Salmon 2 cups liquid (salmon liquid plus milk) 3 tbsp butter 1/4 cup flour 1 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 1 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, divided a handful of baby spinach water for boiling the potatoes Instructions Boil the potato slices until fork tender. Drain the juice of the salmon into a measuring cup. Add milk until it ...
28th May 2015
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Spicy Hoisin Beef & Green Beans Stir-Fry

I have been craving a lot for spicy food so when I thought about making hoisin beef with green beans stir-fry I knew I was going to douse it with red pepper flakes. Nothing fancy schmancy spicy concoction, just good 'ol red pepper flakes. I can't live without red pepper flakes in my pantry, can you? This girl likes her HOT STUFF!   Recipe: Spicy Hoisin Beef & Green Beans Stir-Fry Ingredients 1 pc of steak, sliced in thin ...
20th May 2015
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Pork With Carrots & Napa Cabbage Lo Mein

I think Lo Mein has been my go-to dish to make when I'm craving for pasta but not necessarily with the Italian flavors. It's the Asian in me, I guess? I love lo mein and I have a few recipes around here using my favorite angel hair pasta noodles with one recipe using spaghetti noodles. My Lo Mein dishes are a fusion of my 2 favorite cuisines, Italian and Asian.   Recipe: PORK WITH CARROTS & NAPA ...
7th April 2015
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Beer-Battered Onion Rings With Honey-Mustard Dip

Caine and I love onion rings. Scott doesn't. Emma doesn't count because she has her own list of 'food groups' and most of the stuff I serve is not part of that list, HAH! But that's another story for another blog some other time. Anyhoo, I don't make onions rings that often because as much as I love it the lingering smell of deep-frying is just not something I want my whole house to smell ...
26th March 2015
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Lemon Pepper Chicken W/ Asparagus, Mushrooms, & Spinach

We had this Lemon Pepper Chicken W/ Asparagus, Mushrooms, & Spinach dish last night and Scott said, 'wow, we're really eating greens tonight.' To which I said, we need all the nutrients from the vegetables. Like iron, minerals, and whatever vitamins and nutritional values asparagus, spinach, and mushrooms provide. Sorry, lazy googler here. Of course, there's the chicken for protein. Paired with wild mushrooms couscous, the entire meal was quite scrumptious too if I say ...
17th March 2015
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1st Grill Of The Season & 1st Party At Our New House

We're all moved in to our new house. Boxes have been unpacked, things have been placed where I want them to be, every space, corner, and walls have been styled just the way I like it. It was time to enjoy the great weather and company this weekend so what else is there to do than have a cookout, right? We were going to do our first grilling of the season and basically our first ...