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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Recado Rojo Jalfrezi aka Mexican Jalfrezi with Refried Bean Pakoras

Recado Rojo Jalfrezi and Refried Bean Pakoras

I’ve got so much to share in this post! Let’s start at the beginning.  I was contacted a few weeks ago by Johar’s Original Bollywood Chutneys asking me if I’d like to review their Hot Cilantro Chutney (maybe from reading my blog they noticed my love of spice and ethnic cuisines). So in the interest of full disclosure – I ... Read More »

Garlic and Chive Mashed Potato Crusted Fish

Garlic and Chive Mashed Potato Crusted Fish

Continuing on my theme of “I’ve got over 4lbs of potatoes to use up” I was trying to figure out a fish meal using potatoes. Now I could have easily just served it on the side or did a fun En Papillote version with some thinly sliced potatoes but I’ve done things like that before and I wanted something just ... Read More »

Longanisa Hash

Longanisa Hash

For those of you not in the know, Filipinos have a love affair with pork, especially me. Give me an awesome pork chop and I’ll choose it over a steak any day.  I’ve even got my husband converted to porcine love in that if given the option he’ll nine times out of ten go with pork over beef or chicken. ... Read More »

Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Simple Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

I’ve been fighting off this runny nose.  It’s not like I’m really sick, it’s just like this annoying feeling of being run down no matter how much I’m sleeping and some sneezing along with the aforementioned runny nose. All these symptoms combined means a simple chicken stew is in order. Now traditionally, I’d be eating a Filipino chicken, ginger and ... Read More »

Sweet Potato Stuffed Pasta Shells

Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells

Ok so I’ll admit it – I was worried about this recipe. Some backstory, my last CSA of the season (sob!) came this week and included a small amount of sweet potatoes, about a pound’s worth. I knew I was going to use them as the “featured ingredient” in whatever dinner I made, plus I definitely wanted to keep this ... Read More »

Pan Seared Steaks with a Shallot and Mushroom Sauce

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My husband and I have been trying to save money by reducing our spending especially with the cash outflow that happens every holiday season. And hello, I run a food blog which means we’re big fans of eating out and trying new foods and restaurants which isn’t exactly conducive to saving money. So I decided I wanted to make us ... Read More »