Lalaine Manalo is the creator and recipe developer on Kawaling Pinoy.
She worked for more than 20 years as a Food Service Director in both healthcare and public dining sectors. Her job duties included but not limited to managing daily food production and service, procuring food and supplies, overseeing and training of dietary employees, and planning special events for facility residents, staff, and medical consultants.
She launched Kawaling Pinoy in January 2013 as a way to chronicle her kitchen adventures, favorite recipes, and food memories of home, and in April 2016, she decided to leave her workplace of 6 years to focus on the blog full time.
It's a decision she looks back on every day with gratitude and joy in her heart. It has been a great blessing to be able to do for work what she loves to do for fun; in pajamas to boot!
You can check out her recipes below and find more on her other blogs, The Recipe Pot and Onion Rings and Things.