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 :)
Ok, I know I've been delinquent - I was supposed to post recipes and photos each week but I've been crazy busy I haven't been able to do any writing. So despite the slight (ahem) delay, I'm posting my other creations.
For now, I'll be talking about my Chicken Ala King.
Okay, I'm not an expert cook but I like experimenting - and being the true Filipino that I am, I love to take an original and turn it into my own creation. For this recipe, I used a recipe I found on a milk can label/flap and tweaked it a bit to come up with what you see above.
Servings: 10-12 Ingredients
24 slices loaf bread ½ cup melted butter 2 tbsp butter or oil ½ cup onions 2 tbsp minced garlic 500 gms diced chicken ¼ cup flour ½ cube chicken cube 1/3 cup diced celery 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper 1/3 cup diced green bell pepper ¼ cup green peas 1 cup Alaska Evaporated Filled Milk ½ cup chicken stock ¼ cup grated…
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…
For the next coming days, I will be posting photos and recipes of dishes I made during the holidays. In the Philippines Christmas Eve dinner (Noche Buena) and New Year's Eve dinner (Media Noche) are big celebrations. Families wait for the strike of midnight to celebrate Christmas/NY and eat until the wee hours of the morning. Since I visit my dad for the holidays, I only make a few "key" dishes, mostly desserts. Most of them I picked up from here and there and I customized and there are a couple that I made following the exact recipe.
Let me start off with something that I didn't make but I purchased (just so I can move on to the ones I've made after). These are Balut. Don't worry, I won't show gory photos of the actual chic - just the egg :)
Balut is basically duck embryo (and yes, it's the same one they eat on Fear Factor).
I've only started eating balut in July of 2011 when my friends and I were in Boracay. They said that the Balut in B…