The Ababas are trying to get healthy, and I might as well join in because even in my 2nd trimester of pregnancy, I don’t have a huge appetite. I mean, I feel like I get hungry, but feel sick when I think of certain foods to eat, esp. meals that contain chicken or beef…I actually want to eat fruit or crepes, or even cheese & crackers (which I have every day). Ok, going back to what I wanted to archive. Here’s what I cooked today. Sesame Tofu Recipe Here: http://www.food.com/recipe/sesame-tofu-177242 I took a chance getting the girls to eat it, explaining it resembled eggs and chicken. Surprisingly, they finished their plates and didn’t gag, or complain about hurting tummies, aliens, sporadic sleepiness, tracker jacks… Then the real test was the one I was really cooking it for- no, not Peeta, Perze. Pleasantly, he really liked it. So hopefully next time, I’ll master timing the veggies more to maximize their flavor.
I’ve tasted some red velvet cupcakes before but when a friend gave me one special cupcake, there was something different about its taste that was set apart from the rest. It actually made me want to discover how to make red velvet cupcakes that taste similar to the one given to me. I took the cupcake and dipped my finger little by little, again and again, tasting it until I figured what was in the icing, until I finally knew. So I looked around for the recipe, an un-generic red velvet cupcake recipe and decided to make a cupcake cake. Yes, a cake shaped like a cupcake! Fortunately, I found the one version popular in England, and even more, my tricky older sister found the recipe for me for free! Since it was my first time ever making cupcakes, cakes, and esp. red velvet cupcakes, I was a bit hesitant and overwhelmed. I had no tools, whatsoever for baking, so I go-go-gadget my sister and borrowed her baking ware. With the help of some hands, even sometimes carrying a feverish baby, I was able to make a cupcake cake from scratch!!! You can tell I’m pretty proud of it, since, […]
So I’m deciding to make cooking recipe blogs for those who can’t cook, mainly because I’m not the greatest cook, still pretty much a novice compared to veterans. But I’ve tried a lot of recipes and these are VERY simple to start with, yet still delicious. ANYONE can cook these recipes and they’re very fast (I’m a mom of two young children so time is a factor). Let me know how it goes! Meal: Beef with Broccoli & Mushrooms Indgredients: Beef (cut into thin strips) Fresh Broccoli Small Shiitake mushrooms salt beef gravy parsley flakes Steps: Heat oil in pan. Wait til oil is very hot. Cook strips of beef until they’re browned on med/high heat. Make sure to put sprinkle some salt (about a teaspoon). While meat is cooking, prepare gravy by putting one cup of water in a bowl and mixing it with the gravy packet. When beef is done, drain most of the oil in pan and put back in heat, then add the fresh broccoli and mushrooms. Cook for about 3 minutes then add the gravy. Mix everything while it’s still cooking in heat. Cook for about 5 minutes or when gravy has thickened. Put in […]
Ok, so here goes an exceptionally easy recipe. The hardest part is probably getting the Filipino gulaman sticks. Ingredients: 1 Stick of Filipino Gulaman2 Cups of Water1 Cup of Evaporated Milk1 Cup of Sugar (or Splenda) Directions: 1. Heat Water to a Boil2. Break gulaman stick into smaller pieces and immerse in water3. After gulaman is all liquified, drain4. Add water, evap. milk, and sugar5. Stir completely6. Optional (Add fruit: pineapple, raisins, strawberry..etc)7. Store in refrigerator until gulaman is solidified.
Ingredients: Fettucini Pasta Alfredo Sauce Chicken Breast Broccoli Bella Mushrooms Garlic Powder Salt 1 Red Bell Pepper Directions: 1) Melt some butter in a huge frying pan (big enough to later add the veggies and pasta). Cook the diced chicken pieces under med. heat until every side is cooked (don’t overcook!). I used 2 chicken breasts. Add some garlic powder and salt (just enough, you could always add some more after it’s all done). 2) While the chicken is cooking, boil water in a deep pot for fettucini pasta. After boiling, drop just a little bit of cooking oil in the water to prevent pasta from sticking. Then add the pasta in the water and cook until the pasta is tender. I used 3/4 of the box. 3) Cooking the pasta will take a while, and so will the chicken, so meanwhile, prepare your veggies!! I used half of one red bell pepper, fresh broccoli stalks (cut into 4ths), and diced 4-5 bella mushrooms sideways. You can always proportion it to your taste, depending on what you prefer to eat (but believe me, the mushrooms are to die). 4) Once chicken is done, take it out of the pan and […]
leading worship a grueling chiseling of oneself. Lord, instill a fear in me when i approach to worship, for where i trod will be a Holy place, and what i seek is a Holy face. may my music come second and my words an attempt to describe, for the praise is found deeply where reverence resides.