Ginisang Black Eyed Beans


Ingredients:
1 cup black eyed beans
250 grams pork belly, sliced
5 cups water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 bunch ampalaya leaves or malunggay leaves
1 pork cube
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup pork rind(chicharon), crushed

Procedures:
Part 1
1. Soak beans in water for 1-2 hours or overnight before boiling.
2. In a pot, boil water and add beans, simmer for 30 to 45 minutes or until beans is cooked.

Part 2
1. In a saucepan, cook pork until color turns to light brown and start to render oil.
2. Add garlic, onions and tomatoes, saute until it’s cooked.
3. Pour in boiled beans, broth and pork cube. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Bring to boil and simmer until slightly thick.
5. Add ampalaya leaves and pork rind. Cover and remove from heat. Serve.

Button Mushroom in Coconut Milk


Ingredients:
400 grams button mushrooms, whole
1 cup coconut cream
4 tablespoons vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 gloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
parsley or spring onions for garnishing(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat oil and saute garlic and mushrooms until lightly browned.
2. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Pour vinegar and simmer for 1 minutes.
4. Add coconut cream and simmer until thicken. Stir constantly.
5. Transfer to serving plate and garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

Szechuan String Beans and Ground Pork


Ingredients:
1 bunch string beans(sitaw), cut into 2-inch lengths and ends discarded
1/4 kilo ground pork
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Szechuan Mixture:
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon dried chili flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sesame oil

Procedures:
1. In a box, combine szechuan mixture then stir until well blended. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then stir fry string beans for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove and set aside.
2. In a same pan, saute garlic and onion until translucent.
3. Add ground pork then cook for 2 minutes.
4. Put back string beans then pour szechuan mixture. Adjust seasoning according to taste.
5. Simmer for 3 minutes or until almost reduced and thickened.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve hot immediately.

Upo Con Carne


Ingredients:
1 medium-sized Upo(White Squash), sliced into small pieces
1 can (medium-sized) spicy corned beef
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 white onion, diced
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
fish sauce, salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
1. In a casserole, heat oil then saute garlic, onions and tomatoes over low heat.
2. Add corned beef and water then stir cook for a minute.
3. Add upo then cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until cooked.
4. Season with fish sauce, salt and pepper according to taste.
5. Serve with steamed rice.

Sizzling Tokwa


Ingredients:
Tokwa or Firm tofu, cut into cubes
1 red bell pepper, cut into cubes
2 green chili (siling haba), slice diagonally
3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 bundle Spinach
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a bowl, combine soy sauce and honey then mix until well blended. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then stir fry tokwa until light brown. Set aside.
2. Saute onion, red bell pepper then put back fried tokwa.
3. Pour the sauce the toss to combine then add spinach.
4. Put in a hot sizzling plate then garnish with green chili. Serve!

Kare Udon

Filipino Style Recipe: Kare Udon is a popular curry soup dish inspired by Indian and Japanese cuisine. Generally the soup is made of udon noodles with thick curry flavoured broth.

Ingredients:
1 pack udon noodles
3 cups vegetable broth
250 grams beef tenderloin, cut into serving pieces
2 tablespoons oil
1 white onions, sliced
1 carrot, sliced
3 black fungus mushrooms(tengang daga), chopped
1/2 Chinese cabbage (baguio pechay), cut into pieces
2 cubes curry roux
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 hard-boiled egg, halves
1 stalk onion leeks, chopped

Procedures:
Part 1.
1. Cook noodles according to package instruction. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a pot, heat oil then stir fry beef until brown all sides. Set aside.
2. Saute onion, mushroom, carrot and curry powder. Pour a cup of vegetable soup then cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
3. Add curry roux and beef then stir cook until then meat is tender and the sauce thickens.
4. Add the rest of vegetable, broth and curry mixture. Simmer for a few minutes.
5. Prepare cooked udon noodles in a bowl then pour the curry soup.
6. Add hard boiled egg then garnish with green onions. Serve.

Watermelon Salad

Ingredients:
1/2 head green ice Lettuce, remove leaves and tear into serving pieces
2 slices watermelon, cut into cubes
200 grams grilled meat(pork, beef or lamb), cut into small pieces
6 pieces cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons olives(optional)
2 tablespoons capers(optional)
1/2 cup balsamic dressing

Procedures:
1. In a large bowl, arrange lettuce, watermelon, cherry tomatoes, olives and capers.
2. Add grilled meat then drizzle with balsamic dressing. Serve immediately.

Lemon Zucchini Bread

Filipino Style Recipe: This recipe makes a moist zucchini bread. You may also opt to add some nuts for some crunch. Enjoy it with your coffee or tea.


Ingredients:
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups grated zucchini, juices squeezed out

Procedures:
1. In a bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
2. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and vegetable oil. Stir in yogurt, lemon zest and lemon juice. Gradually pour the flour mixture until just moistened.Fold in the grated zucchini.
3. Line 2 loaf pans with parchment paper. Pour the mixture to each of the loaf pans and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or when a toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean.
4. Open the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool completely. Slice, serve, and enjoy.

Ginataang Kuhol with Sitaw at Kalabasa

Filipino Style Recipe: Ginataang kuhol or suso(snail with coconut milk) is an exotic dish that you will find surprisingly delicious. Snails cooked in coconut milk that you will enjoy the richness flavor together with vegetables. You can try this dish if your looking for a mouth-watering recipe that will surely agree to your taste.


Ingredients:
1 kilo snails(kuhol or suso)
1 kilo shredded coconut
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, sliced
1 thumb-sized ginger, cut into strips
2 pieces green chilli(siling haba)
1 bunch string beans(sitaw), cut in 2-inch length
1/2 squash, chopped into 2×1 inch cubes
salt and pepper to taste

Procedures:
Part 1
1. To clean the snails, place the snails in a bowl with water and salt. set aside for a few hours.
2. Rub the shells in water to remove the residues and crack a small opening on the end of the snail.

Part 2
1. Place the shredded coconut in a mixing bowl and pour in 2 cups of hot water.
2. Separate the milk from the shredded coconut by squeezing from the mixture(Use a strainer or a clean cloth). Place in a bowl and set aside.(1st extract)
3. Repeat the procedure, place the milk(2nd extract) to another bowl.

Part 3
1. In a casserole, heat oil then saute garlic, onion and ginger.
2. Pour the coconut milk(2nd extract) then bring to boil over medium heat.
3. Add in the snails and bring to a boil once more until it almost absorbed.
4. Add the vegetables and green chili.
5. Add the coconut milk(1st extract) and bring to boil. Season with salt and pepper according to taste.
6. Continue cooking until the vegetables are tender but not overcooked.
7. Remove from heat. Serve hot. Enjoy!

Notes:
1. In taking out the snail’s content from the shell, you can use a fork or a toothpick.

Stir Fry Beef and Mushroom with Asian Sauce

Ingredients:
500 grams beef sirloin, slice thinly into serving pieces
1 cup sliced mushroom
15 pieces snow peas
1 onion, chopped
salt to taste
3/4 tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in 4 tablespoons water

Asian Sauce:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 thumb-sized ginger, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

Procedures:
1.In a pan, heat oil and beef then stir fry over high heat for 3 minutes or until light brown.
2. Add onion and mushroom then cook until beef is almost tender.
3. Add snow peas and Asian sauce then stir cook for a minute.
4. Add beef broth then simmer for another minute. Season according to taste.
5. Add dissolved cornstarch then cook the sauce thickens.
6. Transfer to serving plate then serve immediately with steamed rice.