Recipe: Ampalaya Guisado

Ampalaya guisado recipe

I remember having tomato sauce at home and couldn’t think of anything to use it with.  So that day, I searched through Del Monte website to look for ideas.  I found this new recipe I haven’t tried — Ampalaya Guisado.  The usual stir-fried ampalaya that I know is with eggs but apparently, there is one version that uses salted beans and tomato sauce. Read More

Recipe: Picadillo with Potatoes

Picadillo with Potatoes Recipe

Whenever I go to S&R, I always get ground beef and ground pork.  I just thought that both are must-have items in the kitchen.  And since I always stock up on ground meat, I ended up cooking lots of dishes with it.  For today, the recipe that I’m going to share is picadillo with potatoes. Read More

Recipe: Ginisang Upo at Hipon

Ginisang Upo at Hipon Recipe

As much as possible, I try to cook dishes that are pinoy in nature because it’ll be very easy to find the ingredients here in Manila.  Another deliberate choice is to cook mainly vegetable dishes with meat incorporated.  The reason for this is that I get to eat healthy and at the same time, get the protein fix that I needed.

For today, the recipe that I followed is Ginisang Upo at Hipon. In english, this is stir-fried gourd with shrimps. Read More

Recipe: Chicken Tinola

Chicken Tinola Recipe

According to my trainer, I have to eat more food that are not fried.  One of the dishes he suggested is Chicken Tinola.  So here I am trying to cook Chicken Tinola!  This version is the one using chicken cubes.  However, there is another version that uses pure chicken stock.  I’ll try that next time.  For now, the recipe I’m sharing with you today is the easy one! 🙂 Read More

Go Volunteer Expo

Go Volunteer Expo

This weekend is a good time to drop by at Glorietta Activity Center to take part in the biggest volunteering event this 2016, the Go Volunteer Expo!

Each one of us has a passion to volunteer/help on a cause.  I, myself, has a soft spot for child abuse victims and have been looking for an organisation where I can lend a helping hand.  So if you are looking to support a cause or advocacy, there are about 25 organisations ready to take in volunteers and share about their programs and where you can step in to help. Read More