Puso or rice cooked in a pouch made of woven coconut leaves — why it rocks

Puso is one of the curiosities here in the Philippines. It is a single serving of rice cooked inside a pouch made of woven coconut leaves. It is a handy-dandy rice-on-the-go that we buy whenever we are on the road — and we were mostly on the road the past 2 weeks. You see we… Read More Puso or rice cooked in a pouch made of woven coconut leaves — why it rocks

Cassava — nutrition, precautions and cooking tips

Cassava is one of the more common and quite flavorful starchy tubers here in the Philippines. It is perhaps one of the more common ingredient in desserts. Cassava cake, cassava pudding, pitche-pitche and suman cassava are some of the more popular desserts which make use of cassava. Cassava traces its origins to South American forests… Read More Cassava — nutrition, precautions and cooking tips

Homemade Spanish Sardines (without the need for pressure cooker or canning bottles)

Spanish sardines is one dish that I have long been wanting to learn because it comes in handy for church activities. For one, it is something that can be cooked ahead. I like that for then I can cook a gigantic pot days before an event and then do not have to worry about a… Read More Homemade Spanish Sardines (without the need for pressure cooker or canning bottles)

Homemade Curtido — Mexican Lacto-fermented cabbage

Curtido is to Central America what sauerkraut is to Germany and kimchi is to Korea. Simply put, it is simply a lacto-fermented and therefore raw and probiotic food that is bursting with good bacteria. You know why I’m enamored with lacto-fermented foods right now? It’s because they are so simple to make (no cooking required),… Read More Homemade Curtido — Mexican Lacto-fermented cabbage

Chicken Curry: native chicken, coconut milk, chili leaves plus a lesson on Kosher

I thought it would be good to follow up my post on curry powder with that most scrumptious curried recipe — Chicken Curry. I know curry powder works with other meats but something about chicken just shines through when it’s curried. My family is blessed to get a monthly ration of native, free-roaming chicken from… Read More Chicken Curry: native chicken, coconut milk, chili leaves plus a lesson on Kosher