Hi! I'm a 30 something woman embracing her inner housewife :)
Most of my friends don't believe that I love working at home - cooking, baking, decorating, organizing and anything "Martha Stewart-ish" - VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE of course! Most of them only know me as a corporate lady who loves parties and travel. This blog is about the other side of me...a Covert Housewife :)
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Back from a long hiatus
A lot has happened in the last months (or should I say year and some months) that I haven't updated this blog. I've moved apartments twice (so expect a few DIY projects) and I discovered last year that I'm actually allergic to gluten (ergo more healthy GF dishes to come).
So if anyone out there has requests on GF recipes and clean versions of all time favorites and not so healthy dishes, send me an email and I'll put it up for you :)
I bought crushed graham crackers from Rustan's the other day and thought of trying out the no bake recipe on the package. It seemed pretty easy enough so I decided to just make revisions to the recipe as I went along. Besides I didn't want to keep left over crushed graham crackers so I did 2 batches and modified with whatever ingredients I could find at home. The receipe is below with my modifications in magenta. :)
ps. Mr. Man enjoyed these - as usual he ate them with ice cream :)
MY San Graham Brownies (CovertHousewife version) Ingredients: 1 Cup (10 crackers) M.Y. San Graham Honey, crushed (1 pack 200g Crushed Graham Crackers) ¼ cup peanuts, toasted, chopped (1/2 cup crushed cashews) 2 TBSP Confectioner’s sugar (none – didn’t have any) 1 TBSP Peanut butter (2 TBSP Peanut Butter) 1 TBSP Condensed Milk (4 TBSP Condensed Milk) 2 TBSP White sugar (2 TBSP Caster sugar) 3 TBSP Cocoa Powder (6 TBSP Cocoa Powder) ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted (1/2 cup melted butter/1 stick unsalted mel…
We just got back from Bohol and since my parents are from there, I knew what to get for pasalubong. I want to feature some of the yummy products that I bought and will use some of the items I bought for a few recipes in the future.
Bohol Bee Farm - I had to stop myself from getting all of the items from the store. These goodies are great, healthy and cost efficient!
Yummy Pesto Spread, wonderful on toast or crackers!
This Honey Spread wasn't so bad. You don't really get the same taste as when you put butter and honey on toast. It tasted more like sweetened margarine to me.
This is one of their best sellers - locally produced honey. There are a variety of honey that's available so you need to check with the sales lady as to what kind are the sweeter vs. more bland ones. As a kid, I would eat half a bag of Bohol Broas everytime we had them at home. I had always wondered why the broas from Bohol were different from the ones in Quezon. These pastries are s…
Mayonnaise is a common condiment made by emulsifying an egg (typically egg yolks) with oil and vinegar or lemon juice. Emulsifying basically means mixing 2 liquids with varying qualities together to make 1 mixture (like when mixing medicine or mixing oil and water).
I never really liked commercial mayo. Ever since I was a kid, I hated the way mayo smelled. It leaves a weird smell on your fingers after eating a sandwich and its particularly greasy and slimy. Just recently I was kinda forced (well I was being practical and felt had to use my last 2 packets of light mayo) to use store bought mayo and regretted it. It tasted like plastic and it left an after taste and after smell that I really didn't like.