Crustless Mini Broccoli Quiche

Crustless Mini Broccoli Quiche

Don't they just look nice and appetizing? Good news is they are quick and easy to make and really healthy too! I usually make these when Armin is having his diet. Even in Phase 1 of South Beach diet, as broccoli is one of the vegetables allowed in this phase since it has low Glycemic index. It is perfect side for any meat like chicken, pork or beef but I am pretty sure they would also make wonderful appetizers.   We both like our broccoli only half-cooked, that way it is still crisp…Read more→
Oven-dried Tomatoes  with herbs

Oven-dried Tomatoes with herbs

If you are looking for a healthier snack, this oven-dried tomatoes are exactly the thing you should try. Not only is it healthy, but it really taste so good!  To be honest, I only tried making these last year because I had  a hefty harvest of tomatoes from my container garden and I didn't know what to do with them other than using it for making salads, fillings for tacos and wraps and for making tomato sauces for pasta.. I was running out of ideas but not of tomatoes, they just kept on coming,…Read more→
Chicken Tinola

Chicken Tinola

Chicken Tinola or just Tinola is 100% Filipino dish. You will not find anything like it from our neighboring Asian countries or even around the globe. I would say that next to Adobo, Tinola is the most favorite dish in every Filipino household commonly served for lunch or dinner...with rice of course. Put simply, Tinola is a chicken soup with lots of ginger and goodness in it. It is no wonder that everytime I feel that I am about to get sick or when it is getting too cold for me, I would crave for this…Read more→
Chicken Inasal (Filipino Barbecue Chicken)

Chicken Inasal (Filipino Barbecue Chicken)

Chicken Inasal or simply Inasal, which is the dialect for grilled or barbecue is a popular dish in the Philippines that originated from City of Bacolod. It is different from the usual chicken barbecue from the country because it is marinated in vinegar, kalamansi juice and other spices like, lemon grass and ginger. The color is also quite unique: orange, because it uses a special basting sauce that is with annatto/achuete oil.  It is usually served on bamboo skewers direct from the grill with rice and a dip of spiced vinegar. So if…Read more→
Wurstsalat (Sausage Salad)

Wurstsalat (Sausage Salad)

I've been writing about a lot of Filipino food in this blog and Armin was asking when will I write anything about German food?!  He is right, I have been a bit biased, so to be fair, we will have something German this time. As Germany is famous for its sausages, I thought to give homage to this delicious food by sharing this simple and easy recipe that is a popular dish not only in south Germany but in Austria and Switzerland as well, the Wurstsalat or literally Sausage Salad.  It is basically a type of…Read more→
Honey Lemon Chicken

Honey Lemon Chicken

This recipe of Honey Lemon Chicken is really simple and easy to make and I find the combination of sourness from lemon and sweetness from honey refreshing. It is perfect for weekday-dinners when you are already beat from work but still prefer to have something home-cooked, which happens to be my case almost all the time since I started working again.  Except for Tuesdays! Armin and I have something like a tradition that started since I came to Germany. We call it the 'Hähnchenwagen' day! Every Tuesday, in the town where we used to lived about…Read more→
Beef Broccoli Stir Fry

Beef Broccoli Stir Fry

I like the combination of beef and broccoli, I think they really go well together. The problem with beef though is that they could get hard, dry and tough sometimes. It is like chewing on rubber or chewing gum. This was really my problem before..then I learned I was doing it wrong when stir-frying beef. I tend to overcook my beef  because I usually like my meat well done, like in grilling, I like my meat with some sides burnt! But after googling it up, I learned that to the technique was to cook…Read more→
Beef and peppers

Beef and peppers

 This beef and peppers dish  is another quick and easy recipe  for people who are in a hurry or do not have enough time but still want to cook a decent meal. I find myself always running out of time since I started to work again. Although it is only a 6-hour day job, I need about 40 minutes to drive to work and the same back, so that means 1 hour 20 minutes everyday.  And on weekends there are lists of house chores and other stuff to do. So lately I really have…Read more→
How to make almond milk

How to make almond milk

Since Armin is now into raw food, I have been thinking of ways how to add some variety to his rather monotonous diet of juices and salads. So I have been looking for some recipes with ingredients that are easy to find here in Germany. For starters, I tried making some almond milk, from which you can make many other good stuff like pudding and shakes for example. But why the need to make one? Apparently, dairy milk is not allowed in raw foodism (I swear I did not invent that word! I got it…Read more→
Mussels in white wine

Mussels in white wine

If you are looking for a simple recipe on how to cook mussels, then look no further! Not only is this recipe easy, but the taste is also restaurant-worthy. I find it somewhat crazy to hear people say that they need to go to fancy restaurants and spend so much to enjoy this delicacy, when you can buy mussels really cheap. Well, ok maybe not in all parts of the world, I mean I was already shocked when I first saw a 1-kilo pack of frozen mussels in a supermarket where we usually…Read more→
Chicken Curry Kebab

Chicken Curry Kebab

This is our first summer in our apartment since we  moved here last year and we are just happy to have a big terrace space that we are trying to enjoy it so much as we can. And what better way to do this than having friends over to have a barbecue and chatting nonstop over food and drinks. Although it seems that, this year, summer came too early and is going too soon, Armin and I are still trying to make the most of it every chance we get.  Every time the sun shines and gives us…Read more→
Egg Roll Recipe (Tamago)

Egg Roll Recipe (Tamago)

There are lots of different ways to cook eggs, I know. But if you are tired of having them scrambled, sunny side up, pouched, fried , boiled or omelette, then here is another easy way to make them - Egg Roll. And they look much nicer too. I usually make them when we are  having Asian-themed dinner, like Korean, Chinese  or Japanese as they are so simple to make and add to the variety of the dishes. It is also good to have whenever my husband is having a diet. They do look appetizing…Read more→
Beef Teppanyaki made Easy

Beef Teppanyaki made Easy

Teppanyaki is a Japanese style of cooking using a 'teppan'- a flat iron plate or griddle -to grill or broil or fry food which is 'yaki' in japanese. How to cook beef teppanyaki without  a teppan? Well, this is a bit of a cheat since I do not own a teppan , I only use  regular frying pan but it works...   Add stir-fried vegetables for a complete meal.   Print Beef Teppanyaki made Easy Author: Bebs Prep time:  1 hour Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  1 hour 15 mins Serves: 2-3   Ingredients 500g beef…Read more→