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. 


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)

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~