Sunday, December 19, 2010

Vermicelli Noodles

Went to Asian market with my Filipina friend the other day and we bought lots of stuff. Of course, one of those things on the lists is the noodles. My taste bud is craving for Filipino food again. So today, I cooked vermicelli noodles or what we called "sotanghon" with shrimp and chicken. Soo yummy! It is also best if served with rice ;).

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Stir-fried eggplant

I made more stir-fried eggplant. But this time, I didn't boiled the eggplant and I also used thinly sliced beef and marinated with soy sauce and lemon for an hour. Usually when I cooked, I don't really measure everything. I just do it the way I taste it and my preferences. First, saute the garlic and onion. Then add the marinated beef. Let it set for 15 minutes until it cooked then put the eggplant and carrots. Season it with soy sauce and pepper. Let it stand for another 10 minutes or until the eggplant is cooked. It is best when served with rice. It is really simple and easy.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

American Buffet

Its been a long day for both of us today. Hubby and I helped one of our friend to clean his new apartment since he is going to move next month. It is really not easy to move since we already done it trice now (lol). From loading, unloading, cleaning and arranging stuff.

Anyway, after hours of helping. We went to Hometown buffet Restaurant for our treat. For only $9.99 per person. It is all worth it since you can eat everything whatever you wanna eat. Yum! I got every variety of foods since i love to try everything (lol).

My 1st plate
I got my first plate as Italian dish.Spaghetti, chicken Alfredo, stir-fried vegetables and a calzone.

My 2nd plate
I was craving for more so i got Mexican rice, orange chicken and a fried chicken drumstick this time.

Hubby's 1st plate
Hubby got mashed potato, roasted chicken, beef steak, chicken and dumpling and a chicken alfredo. Actually, Hubby got two plates as well but I forgot to take a picture for the other one.

Friend's plate

My dessert plate
My Gosh! I was already full for dessert time but looking at those sweet delicious treat on the counter, makes me crave for more (lol). So I got Chocolate cake, chocolate sundae and a chocolate cheesecake.

Hubby's dessert plate
Hubby got rice crispy treat, strawberry sundae and a carrot cake.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Anne's style: stirfry eggplant

They are so many simple ways of cooking an eggplant. I used to cook eggplant alot when I was in the Philippines. My parents grew certain vegetables in our garden including eggplant. During harvest time, the quickest way is to fry them and dip with soy sauce. 

Today, I cooked eggplant in another way and style.  A boiled eggplant sauteed with garlic, onion, tomato, little bit of carrots and jalapeno. Instead of pork, I fried tuna fish and cut it into small pieces and seasoned it with soy sauce and pepper. I really miss this kind of food and so glad i got a chance to prepare it. Yum!

Monday, November 8, 2010

I love Joy!

When it comes to Asian food/restaurant, Joy Teriyaki is the number one place for us . Its been awhile since we haven't eat there. Its hubby's day off and we don't have anything to do.  So we went to our favorite place to dine in and eat.

Hubby ordered Chicken and gyoza all rice cost $6.99 while i got kung pao chicken which is also $6.99. The prices aren't bad at all since they serve large portions of plate.  It is a lot  for me but it doesn't matter because I do have a big appetite when it comes to my favorite food. Yum!

for her
for him

Thursday, November 4, 2010

what's for dinner?

Are you looking for an easy and quick way to make dinner? I would recommend this to everyone. Its super fast to prepare and healthy as well. Its a stir-fried chicken with vegetables. Hubby bought a boneless chicken breast and a mixed frozen vegetables. What i did i cut the chicken into strips and put it in a pan with olive oil. Stirfry for awhile until the chicken is cook then add the veggies with yoshida sauce and pepper.Cook it for another 5 minutes or until the vegetable is cook according to your preference (I prefer mine as al dente). In less than 30 minutes, wallah!!! You have a perfect dinner for two and it is best if served with steamed rice.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween treats

sipping my butter beer made by our friend...cheers!
It's been a busy weekend for both of us. As you guys know, we had a Halloween party at our place and been preparing these foods . I honestly don't know what to cook, good thing that one of our friends help us what to prepare during that day.

As a Halloween treats, hubby baked the cake with chocolate frosting in it. Our friend made this cookies and lil smookies (forgot to take a picture). I  made the mummy hotdogs which I learned when my in laws made them last Halloween. I also cooked chicken adobo and pancit palabok to add up for all the foods. One of our friend requested to have a lumpia but I decided not to since there were lots of food already. What I did the next day is that I invited them to dinner then I served lumpia they wanted for ;).


mummy hotdogs

Chicken adobo

Pancit palabok

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Chicken Teriyaki

It's been awhile now since we haven't dine to our favorite place to eat Asian food at  Joy Teriyaki. I consider this as one of my favorite restaurant. Their food is absolutely yummy and healthy. I was craving for a  teriyaki chicken that we always got from Joy . Last night I was trying to order something but unfortunately, it was past 10pm which they already closed. So what I did, I cooked teriyaki chicken in my own version. I sliced the boneless chicken thighs, marinade it  for half hour  with soy sauce, teriyaki sauce (yoshida sauce), lemon, a little bit of salt and pepper and stir fry them. It turned out so good and was exactly what I wanted. Hubby also loves it ;).

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lunch at Baja Fresh

It was hubby's day off and we had our lunch date at Baja Fresh (Mexican Grill) which is just a walking distance from our place. We arrived there around 1:30pm and we just knew that they offer a happy hour  lunch specials  which we only have to pay half  of the regular price  menu around 2pm-5pm. Since we were not hungry yet, we decided to walk around the shopping center and come back after 2pm so we can avail their discount. 

 I have my own preference when it comes to Mexican food. Its not really my type of cuisine but I also have  few of my favorites. As usual, I ordered the Chicken Quesadilla  which i like from Baja Fresh. It is serve it guacamole, sour cream and chips. 


Hubby got this big chicken buritto which is also serve with guacamole,salsa and chips.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Italian food for dinner

Nothing's special for our dinner tonight. I ask hubby earlier before he leave to work what should I make for dinner. Then he told me Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo sounds good to him. I had to admit, I was not really a fan of Italian food the very first time I taste it. The flavor was so bland and tasteless. Then my hubby's family likes to go to Italian Restaurant and cook Italian foods so I myself used to the flavor and began liking it :).

As expected, I made chicken fettuccine Alfredo and baked the cheese bread that we got from winco. It would be healthier if I also include spinach in it but we forgot to get it from the store. However, it was real good and we both love it.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chili : Hubby's version

The other day, hubby and I went grocery shopping to buy the stuff that we needed for chili. I haven't make a chili from scratch before since we only buy those already in the can or ready to heat and eat. This time, hubby was determined to cook his own version of chili.


2 lbs.lean ground beef
coarsely chopped onion
2 cloves of chopped garlic
1/2 tbsp of ground hot red chile
2 1/2 tbsp ground mild chile
1 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups water
1(15oz) can tomato sauce
1(28oz) can peeled whole tomatoes
1(16oz) can pinto/kidney beans (rinsed)

It turned out so good and delicious. Everyone has a different version of it. It depends on what on  your creativity and taste preference. You can also add vegetable like green bell pepper or  more chile (hot/mild) if you want to make it more spicy. And for a healthier chili, buy a more combination of coarse-ground beef and hamburger-ground chuck. That way, some of the meat remains in a larger pieces once browned. Happy Eating!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Yummy Blog is born

Welcome everyone to my new yummy blog. Since I was a kid, I like to watch cooking shows on television.  I also dreamed that one day I will have my own cooking show. I learned how to cook from my father. I was his assistant when we prepare food every time there is a big  occasion. Though I'm not that great  cook or a famous chef ,  I didn't even study nor  go to culinary school, I believe that if you have the passion, and eager to learn and love what you are doing, everything is possible. 

This blog is all about my passion for food and anything related to it. I will also include the food escapades that hubby and I will explore to different restaurants, the recipe's, kitchen stuff, home and garden , health and lifestyle. Come, follow and allow me to share to you the perfect recipe called a taste of life.