Sunday, January 24, 2021

Baked Chicken Egg Rolls


 Another family favorite dish. Baked Chicken Egg Rolls! We also call them lumpia. Lumpia shanghai are smaller and thinner and mostly made of ground meat and so flavorful.

  • With baked chicken egg rolls, ingredients are precooked so this is really a quick and easy recipe. 



  • I used left over chicken breast from Costco's rotisserie chicken, a 16 oz pack of frozen diced carrots and peas-cooked as directed on the package, 1 tbsp seasoning without msg (Costco's less sodium boullion), 1 tbsp minced garlic, 1 tbsp onion powder, 1 tsp black pepper and a cup olive oil for coating.Youtube Video
  • On a skillet, use cooking spray or a tbsp of olive oil; heat pan over medium heat. Add all ingredients; cook and stir until heated through. Set aside and let it cool a bit. 
  • Then spoon 1/4 cup chicken mixture on the bottom third of triangular shape egg roll wrapper; fold sides toward center and roll tightly. Keep remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel to keep them moist. Place seam side down on a a tray.  Repeat in every roll.
  • Preheat oven at 425°F. Arrange rolls on a tray, seam side down. Brush egg rolls evenly with olive oil (both sides). You may also use cooking spray. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Serve with sweet chili sauce or with any of your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy~

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Swai Fish Fillets Paksiw/Paksiw na Isda

 

Paksiw na Isda: Swai Fish fillets in a pot filled with a cup of cider vinegar, a cup of water and plenty of pepper corns, 3pcs whole crushed garlic +garlic powder 😁

Add all ingredients and bring to boil. Simmer until cooked around 20 minutes or more until half of the juice has evaporated. Make sure there is still juice left.

I used no salt but this tastes good already. Juice is kinda sweet. You can add soy sauce or salt to make it tastier. Enjoy~ 

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Baked Sweet Potato Wedges/Yam Slices




I highly recommend this recipe!!! I found one on recipe.com but I used salt-free seasoning and added a little garlic powder, no salt. My daughter really loves them and I am making some again. I just bought 8 pieces of yams and sweet potatoes. 

The slicing takes time but it is a good exercise for me. I get to sweat at least😁 2 big yams or sweet potatoes is enough if you are slicing them in quarters then thin pieces. You can also slice 3 pieces of yams or sweet potatoes, in half lengthwise and make wedges. Bake in the oven at 400°F for 30-40 minutes.


Here are what you need:

3pcs Sweet Potatoes or Yams

1/3 cup olive oil

1 tsp pepper

1 tsp salt (i used salt-free seasoning, you may also use italian seasoning)

1 tbsp garlic powder (you may use rosemary)

1 tsp chili powder (optional) if you want a bit of spicy taste


Directions:

1- Preheat oven at 400°F. Cut the potatoes lengthwise into quarters, then cut each quarter lengthwise in half again. This will make 8 wedges. You may also cut these crosswise in half to make smaller wedges.

2-In a bowl, combine  olive oil, salt and pepper and the remaining ingredients. Toss the wedges and mix. Make sure the wedges are evenly coated.

3-Arrange the wedges on an oven-safe tray. Bake for 30-40 minutes. They cook easily so don't burn them.

4-Serve with your favorite dipping sauce or ketchup. 

Enjoy~

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Cheese Balls


 I wanna share my favorite cheese snacks of all time- Cheese Balls!

My kids love these too but since it is not healthy, they only get to eat these during parties. 

When I was a kid, I remember munching to a similar snack that we call Sweet Corn Snacks. It was sweet and salty and I have been craving for it. We don't have that kind here in America and the closest I could get which is kinda similar to that taste but not sweet are these Cheese Balls. I love cheese so, this became a favourite.

What's your favorite munchies?

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Easy Home-Made Sushi


 Sushi by request. My son loves them.

Here is how I make my sushi without a roller. I misplaced my wooden roller so I used aluminum foil instead and it worked. I prepared all ingredients beforehand. The amount of ingredients depends on how many rolls you gonna make. You may start with 1 piece of each.

Fillings are sliced thinly and lengthwise. Just enough to fit in your seaweed sheets when rolled

Ingredients: Pickled Carrots, Cucumber, Avocado, Seaweed Sheets, White Rice, Cooked Shrimp

 I ran out of seaweed sheets so I used the smaller ones. If there is a will, there is a way ☺

Just place rice flat on seaweed sheets with avocado and ham slices over it. The seaweed packs that I bought were already flavored with spiced chili. You may add pickled cucumber and carrots too. Just layer them. I was supposed to add shrimp but Daddy ate them all lol 

How I wish i have pickled ginger, it really goes well with sushi. I omit wasabi since I am not a fan. 

Hope you like this alternative way of making sushi...Enjoy~

Sunday, December 27, 2020

American VS Filipino Breakfast


 At one glance, you can tell the difference of these two plates of breakfast meal. The other one has rice!

One is American and the other one is a Filipino breakfast plate. The sauce on the red container belongs to the latter too!:) It is soy sauce with spiced vinegar as a dipping sauce for the scrambled eggs. It is really good with rice.

Husband always asks "Rice for breakfast?" And I always answer, "It's a Filipino thing."

We eat rice 3x a day. Rice every meal. So while they are eating their french toasts with butter (Bread covered with eggs and fried on butter), I am eating my rice for breakfast. This fills me up good.

So which one do you think is your choice? Feel free to try the rice meal :)

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Kirkland Chocolate Box



 

HOHOHO!!! Christmas is coming up and I am sure some of you are looking forward to receive a box of yummy sweet treats! 

It is not only in February that we get to have these but also during Christmas Season. They come in colorful and attractive boxes. They're tempting but satisfying!


We got 2 boxes of Kirkland Chocolates. They are labeled with pictures. Looking at the second pic, you can tell which ones are my favorite!LOL

I love nuts with dark chocolates but I also love the rest haha I don't eat much of the caramel ones though but hubby loves them. So a variety of chocolate flavors won't last long with us.

What's your favorite?

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Pork with Veges Soup




 When my parents were here, we always cook soup and stews. My Mom can't really eat pork meat for healthy reasons but she can have a minimal amount. On the other hand, my Dad eats anything so we cook all the time. And yes, my Dad who used to cook yummy dishes was here in California!

Sad to say, my Dad can't cook anymore. He is forgetful now. Good thing I asked him his recipes before and I posted them here!!! I received positive feedbacks with them and thank you so much for those who keep visiting and supporting my site even in my absence. I will try to post all my recipes and food trip as much as I can. I will make sure to post at least once a week. 

Anyway, this soup is hearty because of the vegetables. My husband loves potatoes in his soup and stew. Son likes it too. My daughter likes carrots so I got them all in one pot.

Soup and stews are easy to cook. You have time to do other things while waiting for this to cook. You just have to put the meat in a pot, let it boil and simmer (40 mins or more). I usually skim or take out gooey stuff that floats, also the fat. Then add vegetables. Add the ones first that cook longer like carrots and potatoes. Don't forget to season to taste. Enough salt is good! Then you can add the greens last when it is cooked. I let the heat or steam cooks the greens. I love bokchoy, spinach or malunggay (moringa leaves).

Serve with rice.

Monday, December 7, 2020

Creamy Alfredo Fettuccini with Broccoli


 Here is an easy meal to prepare. This is my son's favorite, Creamy Alfredo Fettuccini with Broccoli. 

All you need are 2 jars of pre-made Alfredo sauce that you can buy in stores, fettuccini pasta, frozen or fresh broccoli and shredded cheddar cheese. You can also add shredded chicken meat. 

Ingredients

2  Jars- 16 oz or similar size, Creamy Alfredo sauce
1 pack -16 oz Fettuccini Pasta
1 pack-16 oz frozen broccoli (pre-chopped)
2 cups shredded mild cheddar cheese or more depending on how much you will you will need
1 piece chicken breast, cooked and shredded (boiled or use left over rotisserie meat)

Directions:
1. Cook pasta as directed on the package. 
2. Cook frozen broccoli as directed on the package. You may also add brocolli in the pasta and cook it at the same time.
3. Drain and set aside pasta and broccoli.
4. Heat alfredo sauce in a pot. You may add shredded chicken breast meat. 
5. Add broccoli, stir and simmer for a few minutes.
6. Turn off heat and add pasta. Mix with sauce and serve topped with shredded cheese.

I also like it baked in the oven for 10 or 15 minutes at 350 degree F just to melt the cheese. Hope you will love this recipe cos we love it! You may add pepper and salt too if you need it. Enjoy~

Monday, November 30, 2020

Bagel And Cream Cheese


If you want to have a quick bite with less preparation, we can say, bagel and cream cheese are the best option for us. 

Bagel for me is heavier than just slices of bread. Grabbing these in the morning reminds me of our road trips. My son loves them too! I am a fan of cream cheese so this is our favorite especially with blue berry and whole wheat bagel, Yum!

In hotels, I always pick these over any other breakfast meal. Put them in the toaster and spread some cream cheese.  I am happy with a glass of juice and yogurt too. I usually grab some fruits like bananas and apples for the road. My daughter always asks for oatmeal or cereal while my son eats bagels and cereal. He is a big eater. Blame it on growth spurt! :)

Anyway, take care everyone and happy eating!

Monday, November 23, 2020

I'm Back!

Hello everyone! Inday is back and will bring you more recipes and yummy food. I apologize for being inactive for the past years but I will try my best to keep updating this site. I am still cooking and modifying recipes. My kids are bigger now and they are big-eater too!

Sad to say that my original domain name is already gone. Now it is www.IndaysKitchens.com with an s. But it is okay, I am the same Inday that makes cooking easier for everyone! So let's keep making great food and enjoy what life has to offer.

Take care all!

P.S. I am eating healthy now so I might share more of healthy recipes. We need to boost our immune system to fight diseases especially that we are facing Covid-19 nowadays. Let's get stronger and fight all diseases!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Delicious Easy Baked Salmon

 

Here is a very healthy and yummy easy recipe for Salmon or any fish. I also bake rockfish and tilapia but Salmon is perfect and hubby and son loves it. They can make sandwiches with it. 

Salmon is food for the liver. Since I had fatty liver, I watched my diet at times. Still being careful on what I eat. So here is what I love most when eating healthy. 

My plate has half of the avocado with a bit of honey, spring mix greens, walnuts, baked salmon and garlic shrimp in olive oil. My son loves shrimp! 

Now, for the baked Salmon. You can season it however you want. I like salt-free seasoning on mine with lots of garlic powder and pepper. Then bake uncover in the oven at 450°F for 15-30 minutes. Bake for 15minutes for every 12oz of Salmon. I always bake more than a lb so I bake it for 30 minutes. Skin will be crunchy and taste good! I eat it too☺

So hope you like it. Enjoy~

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Frozen Vegetables for Meals


 Hello everyone! I am eating healthy so here are easy meals that I always prepare when eating a healthy diet. I have brown rice, veges and baked salmon. I will post a recipe for Baked Salmon soon so just look for my next post. I also have a little container of cider vinegar with chili flakes for my salmon. I love to dip my fish in spiced vinegar☺

If I run out of fresh vegetables, I use the frozen ones. I am a fan of mixed frozen veges especially with corn, peas and carrots. My son loves them too. Daughter loves broccoli so I buy lots of frozen broccoli too. These are easy to prepare. No need chopping or slicing. You just have to put it in a pot and warm up or cook. Or put it on a microwaveable glass container, add 2-4tbsp water, cover with plastic cling wrap and use the microwave to cook them for 5-7minutes. The packages have cooking instructions so it is easy.

There are packages which are ready to cook. Just put the bag in the microwave and steams itself. I buy the cheap packages though and I could just heat them up outside the package.

Frozen veges last long so you don't waste any if you forget or don't have time to cook them. Hope this post helps you in any way. Thanks again for visiting👍

Sunday, October 11, 2020

Baked Teriyaki Chicken


 Here is a healthy dinner for everyone. Baked chicken marinated in teriyaki sauce, brown rice, steamed veges with pepper and pinto bean.

The chicken was marinated overnight with Teriyaki sauce. It was a pre-made sauce and bought it together with the chicken from Albertson's. They are really good. But I also marinate my own chicken with Teriyaki sauce that I bought from Costco. It is really good (Mr Yoshita brand). 

Bake the marinated chicken at 450° F for 45-55min. I cover it so it won't dry up then take out cover 15 minutes before I turn off the oven to have a beautiful brown color on the meat. Either way is still yummy. Enjoy~

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Baked Pork Chops with BBQ Sauce

Wow! I just love this recipe. I made this myself by just following the Pork Ribs BBQ recipe. Instead of pork ribs, I used pork chops.

So this is my son's plate. He was not a fan of bbq sauce and no matter how hard I tried before to get him to eat food with bbq sauce, no success at all. But this time, I succeeded!

So here's my recipe. 

You will just need 3-4 pcs pork chops and BBQ sauce.

Preheat oven at 275°F. Place chops in a tray and season it with salt and paper on both sides. Cover with foil and bake it for 3 1/2 hours. Add bbq sauce over pork chops, cover and bake additional 25 minutes at 375°F. The chops will be so tender and very delicious😋

Serve with baked potatoes and steam vegetables. Bon appetite! 


Sunday, September 27, 2020

Easy Baked Potatoes


 My family is a fan of this recipe and I always make this for dinner paired with Pork BBQ ribs or Roast Beef dinner. 

This is easy to make and really good.

You will need 6-8 potatoes. The potatoes were washed, poked with a fork then placed on a tray. Then bake them at 450°F for 25 min uncovered. 

After 25 minutes, take them out from the oven. Add olive oil, salt and pepper. I flip it that way the other side will have olive oil, salt and pepper too. Then put it back in the oven and bake additional 20 minutes. Serve with steamed vegetables and your favorite main dish.

 You're welcome! 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

My Son's Birthday


 Hello all! We just celebrated my son's birthday and of course, Filipino dishes were served!

For birthdays, we always have the noodles for long life. The longer the noodle strands are, the better. So we had pancit and bihon. We also had the egg rolls or lumpia. They're wrapped veges or meat. We had the marinated ground beef wrapped with egg roll wrappers and fried. We also had fried chicken. Americans love them. And the rice cooker filled with white rice!

These food are also great when eaten the next day. That is why we Filipinos always get to go home with packed food. We call it BH (Bring Home). We find it amusing but at the same time we enjoy taking some food home. We minimize left-overs and we get to enjoy more the food especially if we miss to try the dish at the party. Bringing it home is a must!


Sunday, January 12, 2020

Chicharones (Pork Rind) and Vinegar: A Delicious Duo


 Have you tried crunchy fried pig's skin with fat or what we call pork rinds? Filipinos call it Chicharon. Hubby calls it chicharones. I think they call it the same here. I read Chicharones on the package. It could also be the brand.

Hubby and son has learned this from me. I dip these in vinegar with chili. They are really yummy!

I grew up eating pork rinds with spiced vinegar in Philippines. They are unhealthy but good. Just eat moderately. We can even eat these with rice lol

So when I got here, I eat it the same way, with cider vinegar though. More sour but still yummy!

Try it!