Baguio Beans Gising Gising

450 grams baguio beans, cleaned and chopped thinly
300 grams ground pork
1 cup coconut cream(1st extract)
1 teaspoon sauteed shrimp paste(bagoong alamang)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
salt and pepper to taste
4 pieces red hot chillies(labuyo), sliced into small pieces
1 cup coconut milk(2nd extract) (optional)

1. In a saucepan, cook pork meat until color turns to light brown and start to render oil.
2. Add garlic and onion then saute until translucent.
3. Add shrimp paste, cumin powder and continue sauteing for a minute or until cooked.
4. Pour coconut milk, simmer until reduced and thick.
5. Pour coconut cream, baguio beans and chopped chili, cook for 3 minutes or until tender and crisp.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper then transfer to serving plate then serve.

Ginataang Halaan with Sigarilyas

Filipino Style Recipe: Ginataang Halaan with Sigarilyas is a simple yet delicious seafood dish that’s commonly served by Filipinos. The usual way of eating clams is by using your hands then scoop the meat out of the shell using your mouth. This is usually served during rainy season and it’s a good source of energy for lactating mothers.

1/2 kilo fresh clams(halaan), Wash thoroughly and drain
1 cup coconut cream (1st extract)
1 cup coconut milk (2nd extract)
5 pieces sigarilyas (winged bean), chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 thumb-sized ginger, thinly sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 tomato, chopped (optional)
1-2 siling labuyo (bird’s eye chili), chopped (optional)
2 pieces green chili (siling haba)
fish sauce(patis) or salt and ground pepper to taste
butter or cooking oil

Part 1
1. In a large bowl, place clams with water and salt. Cover and set aside for several hours or overnight. (This will allow the clams to expel sand).

Part 2
1. In a wok, melt butter then saute ginger, garlic and onion until translucent.
2. Add labuyo and tomatoes then continue sauteing for 3 minutes.
3. Pour coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes until reduced. Keep stirring.
4. POur coconut cream and bring to boil then add in clams. Cook for 3 minutes.
5. Add in green chili and sigarilyas then cook for another 3 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt and ground pepper.
7. Continue cooking over a high heat until all clams shells are open.
8. Transfer to serving bowl then serve with steamed rice.

Stuffed Pechay

Filipino Style Recipe: Stuffed pechay is another simple yet delicious vegetable dish. Ground meat wrapped in pechay leaves then cooked in coconut cream and turmeric powder. This dish has a creamy and tasty flavor from coconut cream and turmeric powder.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20-30 minutes
Good for 2 persons

10 large pechay leaves, cut off the white stalks
300 grams ground pork, chicken or beef
1 1/2 cup coconut cream
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
1/4 teaspoon chili flakes
2 green chili(siling haba)
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
fish sauce or salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons cooking oil
toasted garlic for garnishing(optional)

Part 1
1. In a flat surface, place pechay leaf then add a tablespoonful of ground meat at the center.
2. Roll and secure the filling, repeat the procedure for remaining pieces.

Part 2
1. In a pan, heat oil then saute garlic, onion, tomatoes and chili flakes.
2. Arrange stuffed pechay in a single layer then pour coconut cream.
3. Add green chili then season with turmeric powder, salt and pepper.
4. Simmer for 20 minutes or until the sauce is curdle and reduce.
5. Transfer to serving plate then top with toasted garlic. Serve with steamed rice.

Button Mushroom Adobo sa Gata

Filipino Style Recipe: button mushroom adobo sa gata or adobong kabute sa gata is another variety adobo dish. This dish is healthier because we will use mushrooms instead of meat. We will also include coconut cream to produce creamy and tasty flavor. The procedure is easy and simple, saute button mushrooms in vinegar and coconut cream then cook until thicken.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking : 10 minutes
Good for 2 persons

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)

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.

Pina Colada Smoothie

Filipino Style Recipe: Pina colada smoothie is a popular beverage from Puerto Rico and most Filipinos are starting to love this beverage. This drink is consists of coconut cream and pineapple then blended in ice cubes together with light rum then garnish with pineapple slices and cherries.

Good for 4 servings

3/4 cup coconut cream
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup light rum(optional)
2 cups ice cubes

4 pineapple slices(optional)
8 maraschino cherries(optional)

1. In a blender, process pineapple slices, coconut cream, light rum and ice cubes for 15 seconds or until smooth.
2. Pour into glasses then garnish with pineapple slices and cherries. Serve cold.

1. You may also add condensed milk for sweeter taste.