Foodie Friday: Instant Kung Pao Chicken Pasta

First Friday of the month:  Mom-Cook / Recipe Care for some spicy spaghetti?  Go Kung Pao!!! I’m not going to pretend this is something new. Kung Pao (which translates to palace guardian/official) is a famous spicy Asian sauce and is definitely one my favorite pasta sauces ever since I had a taste of California Pizza Kitchen’s … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Spicy Tuyo Spaghetti

First Friday of the month: Mom-Cook / Recipe As I write this food post, I’m already thinking of what variation I can do with this very simple yet flavorful pasta dish in garlic oil, which took me less than 30 minutes from prep to plating. I rarely measure ingredients when I cook, so you could … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Pan-Seared Sole Fillet and Basil

First Friday of the month:  Mom-Cook / Recipe The simplest meal can be the most delicious…That’s how I felt after savoring my fragrant, moist, melt-in-your mouth sole fillet for dinner the other week. I always stock on fish fillets in the freezer for those days, and nights, when I want something light and nutritious for … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Mom-Friday’s Tiramisu

First Friday of the month:  Mom-Cook / Dessert Today would be my first food post for 2011 and I’d like to kick off the year on a sweet note with this “pick-me-up” cake.  This is also my first attempt at making this sinful Italian dessert and I am delighted to say that my Tiramisu was … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Fine Filipino Cuisine at Romulo Café

First Friday of the month:  Food / Dining I just love the ultra chic interior design and color palette of this corner restaurant called Romulo Café.  More importantly, the fine Filipino dishes they serve are worth raving about! Semi-al fresco dining Over a month ago, my sister-in-law celebrated her birthday and treated the family to … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Ensaladang Talong (Eggplant Salad)

First Friday of the month:  Mom-Cook / Recipes Does this look like a Christmas salad to you or what?  I used to make a different version of eggplant+tomato+onion salad.  Before, I just toss with a light dressing of vinegar and bagoong (shrimp paste). This time, I replaced bagoong with a vinaigrette, then added dried salted fish … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Red Ribbon’s Barbie Birthday Cakes

First Friday of the month:  Food / Birthday Cakes Red Ribbon invites you to come in your fiercest pink ensemble for a Barbie Fashionista Birthday Bash! This was my invite to a mother-daughter event and having Red Ribbon + Barbie together was my guarantee to one fabulous party — something we wouldn’t want to miss. … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Creamy Salmon & Caviar Pasta

First Friday of the month:  Mom-Cook / Food I enjoy eating salmon occasionally. But I am a caviar virgin…until this dish came along. For the longest time, I was so curious how caviar tastes like, and why the rich and famous love this unbelievably expensive fish roe so much! I will not pretend to know … Continue reading

Foodie Friday: Cream Corn & Chicken Comfort Soup

First Friday of the Month:  Mom-Cook / Food It was drizzling the other day and finally got inspired to feature this family favorite. I realized I have been holding on to several picture files and recipes for too long. Like this one, I have a line-up of dishes waiting to star in their own Friday … Continue reading

Got Milk? It’s World Breastfeeding Week!

First Friday of the month:  (Baby) Food/Drink Breastfeeding is one of the most fulfilling experiences that motherhood has brought me. Breastfeeding is serious business as it can bring much joy and deep depression at the same time. Mothers each have unique experiences on nursing, and I thought I’d share mine today, plus a few personal … Continue reading