Nilagang Baboy

Nilagang Baboy

When my daughter decided a month ago to take a nursing job up north, I loudly expressed my protest but silently  untied my apron strings at the same.  She is her mother's daughter~resilient, head strong, free-spirited~so I know no amount of opposition will re-direct her once she made up her mind. I may be ambivalent about her decision to move hundreds of miles away but I … [Read more...]

Buchi

Buchi

Buchi has been in my bucket list for quite sometime but I've been putting off making them because I was intimidated by what I thought to be a complicated process. Of course, my trepidation was quite unnecessary as I soon realized, some things are indeed easier and simpler than they seem. Armed with the tips and tricks I read online, I made these mung bean-filled treats for … [Read more...]

Ampalaya with Chicken Feet

Ampalaya and Chicken Feet

The internet is abuzz these past few days with the fall from grace of Baltimore Raven's running back, Ray Rice. Watching his brutality on TMZ, I was enraged like most of the world wide web. The whole incident just felt so close to home for comfort. If you are a long time reader of Kawaling Pinoy and had the tenacity to read through my 200+ recipes, you probably noticed … [Read more...]

Longganisa Wontons

Longganisa Wonton

As you know, I had enough longganisa over the weekend to feed an army. An army of friends and family who begrudgingly sat through my self-serving tale of how I successfully made Filipino sausages complete with casing for the first time. But after I've divided among them the hefty batch and enjoyed some myself, I had about six links needing another purpose other than a … [Read more...]

Chicken Skin Chicharon

Chicken Skin Chicharon

Do you remove skins off chicken to cut down on fat? Well, hello, I have a recipe for you~chicken skin chicharon. I know, I know. It's contradictory to go into all that trouble of trimming skins from your chicken only to consume all that heart-clogging grease in one sitting. But as my favorite humorist, Erma Bombeck, said: Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the … [Read more...]

Banana Heart Burger

Banana Heart Burger

I ♥ banana heart. This tear-shaped vegetable is indeed fast gaining my affection. Not only is it reasonably priced, it is also proving to be a versatile ingredient worthy of a variety of culinary applications such as kilawin or lumpia. When I discovered a few days ago a recipe that uses shredded banana heart as a burger patty, I was kinda iffy. Hamburgers are my … [Read more...]

Longganisa

Longanisa

Thank God for holiday Mondays, I was able to check off a few things from my long to-do list today. First, I finally set up my blog broadcast and deactivated Feedburner.  Starting now, subscribers will be receiving updates formatted in a simple e-newsletter via Aweber. I apologize if you were inundated with emails from "Lalaine Manalo" this afternoon. I am not … [Read more...]

G-shock Watch Giveaway

G-shock Watch Giveaway

Don't you sometimes wish there are more hours in a day? Between working 9 to 5, sleeping 12 hours a day, cooking 6 to 8 recipes a week and watching 44 episodes of Once upon a Time on Netflix, I barely have time to do anything fun. Not enough time for cool things like: … [Read more...]

Yema

Yema

I went to my doctor on Monday with complaints of knee pain. He sent me home with anti-inflammatory medication and with advice to lose weight. He said the extra pounds that surreptitiously crept at me this past year are placing undue pressure on my lower extremities and most probably caused my sprained knee. So, yeah. The yema balls I've been popping into my mouth one … [Read more...]

Spicy Tahong

Spicy Tahong

One of the many legacies of Spanish colonization is the wide presence of spicy gambas in our local cuisine. Like Spanish tapas, gambas cooked in generous amounts of garlic and chili peppers are also popularly served as "pulutan" or appetizers at our social gatherings and bar scenes. This spicy tahong is a spin-off of my favorite Filipino-style spicy gambas recipe, … [Read more...]

Ginataang Langka at Daing

Ginataang Langka at Daing

I don't think I've cooked with coconut milk before as much as I have since I started food blogging. Other than desserts and the occasional bringhe, coconut milk is not as widely used in Kapampangan cuisine as it is in the Bicol region. But after being introduced to the culinary pleasures of gising-gising, laing and Bicol express, coconut milk and chili peppers have been … [Read more...]

Winner of our Google or Acer Tablet Giveaway

Winner

The winner of our Google or Acer Tablet giveaway is … [Read more...]