Fruits and Vegetables are part of our diet. We eat a lot of fruits and our dinner would be incomplete without the vegetable component. This year and so forth, we aim to eat more fruits and vegetables. My husband and I have also decided to eat more salad. So in this effort, I went gaga on buying fruits then created my makeshift mini-salad bar.Read More
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I’m quite fond of pairing up pork chops with fresh fruits sauteed in a little bit of butter. The natural sweetness from the fruits, like apples and peaches, gives that caramelized flavor enhanced with a bit of salt and pepper as seasonings. The traditional way of serving pork chops with apple is the pork chops & apple sauce combo. Well, I much prefer being able to actually bite into the fruit so I use sliced fruit instead.
For a different variation on the fruit as a sauteed side dish, I sometimes add sliced onions too. In this apple side dish, I added sliced green pepper too.
This colorful and delicious green beans and cherry tomatoes salad was inspired by Food Network’s Giada De Laurentiis green beans salad recipe. While she also had wax beans (yellow) for an added color, I only used green beans and cherry tomatoes to keep it simple for the kids. The dressing is not hard to make either.
This Zucchini Sautéed In Butter & Dried Herbs side dish is hardly a “recipe” but I’ve decided a few months ago that I will be better at sharing simpler dishes in my foodblog since that’s my mantra around here after all. I for one have a hard time coming up with vegetable side dishes to go along with main entrées on a daily basis. But no matter what, as much as possible, there’s always have to be vegetables with our meals. If you’re the same way, here’s one that you could whip up in a breeze.
Cut 1 large Zucchini in half, lengthwise, then...Read More
The last time I went to the local farmer vendor I only spent $13. This weekend I spent $16.50 but that’s only because of the jar of apple butter. If it wasn’t for that I would’ve just paid $11. Nevertheless, under $20 for the whole thing is still a very good deal. I also didn’t mind paying $5.50 on a jar of apple butter because it’s all natural unlike the branded versions sold in grocery stores.
Watermelon – $2
Zucchini – 3 ...
I had one eggplant left from the local produce vendor loot so I figured I’d cook it up before it goes bad. I really don’t know why I saved that 1 eggplant when I made the pork, green beans, & eggplant curry stir-fry. I was actually craving for tortang talong which I haven’t had in a looooong time that I can’t even remember the last time I ate some. However, I felt a bit silly grilling 1 eggplant, and then peeling the skin off, then beating an egg, and frying it up. It’s easy to make but I didn’t feel like doing all that stuff. Plus, I just finished doing a hardcore cardio workout courtesy of TurboFire 55 so let’s just I wanted food at that moment and I wanted it fast and furious.
I remember the leftover beef from the beef tac...Read More
I mentioned before that I love fresh corn, right? I’ll say it again, I love fresh corn. They’re perfect as boiled or grilled for grilled meat entries. Or chucked in kernels to cook in lots of butter. Or combined with black beans as a salad dish.
Chuck 2 ea...
I’ve been trying to eat more salad these past few months as part of my healthy diet. I actually do love salads and when I opt for a bowl for dinner, I make sure I still add a bit of protein in it. Like when we had London Broil. While everyone ate the steak as is with a couple of side dishes, I sliced my share then added ‘em in a bed of organic mixed greens then drizzled light raspberry vinaigrette all around. It was sooo good. It helps when the steak is perfectly cooked.
Last week,...Read More
Last Saturday, our neighbor Miss Peggy gave us a bag of frozen pork bbq. It’s basically the southern shredded pork bbq that she stored in the freezer for future consumption and she was so nice to share some with us. All I had to do was thaw ‘em out and season for an added flavor.
After thawing, I seasoned the pork with a little bit of oil, apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper and a little bit of red pepper flakes. Then I made a this Avocado Cucumber & Tomato Salad W/ Cilantro salad to serve on the side.
Peel a cucumbe...
Yah know, I actually like cabbage but I don’t cook with it that often. Unlike the napa cabbage or bok choy which I always use for stir-fries. The regular cabbage?, not the much. Mostly when we’re having corned beef brisket or the once every 3(or 5) years stuffed cabbages which I learned from my dear Mother-In-Law. So I grabbed a small head the last time I went grocery shopping to use just for a very simple side dish. I only used half for this one so I’ll use the other one for maybe a stir-fry sometime.