Chicken Adobo

It seems Rico has come to the Dark Side today. He is being a little bratty and would not stop wanting to spend the day out. Can’t say I blame him though; it’s been a pretty mild winter here in Central Oregon and we haven’t had much snow, even in La Pine – the Winter Capital of Central Oregon, according to an instagram friend, @blaubeard9. The upside of this week though, we’re expecting highs of […]

Chicken Adobo Sandwich with Sriracha Mayo

I wish Rico and I weren’t having such a gloomy day. It’s been raining out in Central Oregon and well, I’m really not into cleaning muddy floors, I’d rather have a busy, messy kitchen, really. Fortunately, it wasn’t as bad this morning so we were able to do our morning walk. The ritual is, get up, walk Rico and then make Ben’s baon (lunchbox). We have some leftover Chicken Adobo from a couple of days ago […]

easy-peasy broccoli beef and locally raised food.

For those close to me, they know that besides from working up a sweat in the kitchen, I have a bit of an obsession with sustainability and the green movement. Before I share today’s recipe, let’s talk about the benefits of eating locally grown/produced food.  According to Sustainable Lafayette,  there are so many important benefits from eating locally grown food such as helping local farmers, to eating for better health (even when the products aren’t organic, small farms tend […]

New Year, New Recipe! Soft Pretzels!

Out with the old, in with the new! Ben bought me a 50-, yes – FIFTY, pound bag of bread flour I surprise myself actually. I never thought I’d be baking anything that didn’t come from a box by Duncan Hines. So after dozens and dozens of pan de sal, I thought why not move on to making other things. I’ve made French Bread but wish I’ve taken better photos. They turned out okay for my first attempt […]

Get in my Belly! Grown Up Grilled Cheese Sandwich

NOM!NOM!NOM! Thought grilled cheese sandwiches are only for kids? Well, you thought wrong, my friend! As easy at is to make a fool proof (unless the fool forgets about the sandwich in the pan), classic, cheesy, comforting grilled cheese sandwich, upgrading it to fit a more mature palette is just as simple. Think about it, customarily, it’s just American singles on white bread. Buttery, yummy, reminiscent of your childhood snack/meal time after-school. This version, it’s […]

Get In My Belly! Korean Beef Stew (Filipino Style?)

Get in my belly! When I was in high school, my mom who is not the greatest cook (but is the greatest mom!) would occasionally cook something so good, you wish she’d cook it everyday. Once she came up with (or got the recipe from an aunt or something) a grape jelly meatball concoction. Yes, it’s just as unhealthy as it sounds but it was good at the time. She also made a mean seafood […]

Pan de Sal

Get in my belly! Pan de Sal. If you’re Filipino, it is your birthright to have had this in your belly. My nieces and nephew are all American born and they love Pan de Sal. According to the website: traveleronfoot, bread was introduced to the Filipinos by the Spaniards; they brought in wheat flour, as wheat does (or did) not grow in the Philippines, and the bread-making techniques. Preferring, bread to rice and the importance […]

Eco-Friendly Holiday Ideas: Put a BIRD on it!

Put A Bird On It! So while I browsed pinterest for eco-friendly holiday ideas, I stumbled upon some cute bird inspired/related holiday decorations for the house. I thought, “hey, cool idea!” and then the line from a Portlandia skit kept on repeating in my head over and over and over. So I decided to “put a bird on it”! I’m putting birds on my website. These bird themed holiday decorations are so cute, I want […]

Being Green and Extreme Couponing

Since moving to Oregon, I have been more conscious of my spending; thanks to the fact that I have no cash flowing in and I am not comfortable spending my boyfriend’s hard earned money which he uses to pay for the roof over my head and the food that we eat. So I thought, if I can’t help with in-flow, I’ll help with the outflow. One night, ok it took more than one night, I decided […]

Honey Sriracha Chicken

Before moving to Central Oregon, I gotta admit, I was spoiled. I didn’t have to worry about budgeting when it comes to food. It’s kinda different when you start a life with someone who is quite stingy when it comes to money. (It’s ok, Ben doesn’t read my blog. LOL.) In all honesty, I’m glad Ben likes his money. I have to learn how to save like the guy. He is awesome at it; but […]

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