Jun 27, 2013

Cheesy Baked Broccoli Fritters

One of our family members suffer from gluten intolerance so I often have to devise recipes or adapt them so that he can still enjoy the food that the rest of us can eat without any problem. Often, it's just a matter of replacing the flour or bread called for in the original recipe with a wheat-free alternative. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't so I am always delighted when the substitution works well and the food comes out amazingly good and truly enjoyable.

Jun 24, 2013

Marshmallow Pudding (Malva Pudding)

As of this writing, we are in Brussels, Belgium and staying with friends that we met when we lived in South Africa for about six months. We actually stayed in their house while we were there and now we are staying with them again as they are now stationed in Brussels.

Jun 21, 2013

Travel Feature: Paris, France - The Louvre and Les Ombres

Here's the second part of our travel feature. On Wednesday (June 19) we scheduled a trip to the Louvre Museum. Originally, we wanted to do it on Tuesday but it is closed on that day so we had to postpone it to Wednesday which happened to be our 10th Wedding Anniversary.

Jun 20, 2013

Travel Feature: Paris, France

As some of you know we are on holiday at the moment. Because of time constraints and not having full internet access all the time I will be sharing some travel features here along with the regular food posts. Let's begin our travel feature with our trip to Paris.

Jun 18, 2013

Green Tea Drizzle Cake

Whenever we visit the UK we make sure that we visit our favorite Asian restaurant - Wagamama.
It is restaurant chain with headquarters in the UK, serving pan-Asian food (mostly Japanese) in the style of a modern Japanese Ramen bar.

Jun 15, 2013

Travels and Travails and Full English Breakfast

I feel like, with all the trouble I had gone through recently just to make it here to the UK, I ought to write a post about it. It's not really because I want to rant or something but because I think what I went through may be interesting enough for a read and certainly will open your eyes about certain aspects of travelling that you may not be aware of....

Jun 13, 2013

Best Banana Bread

Oh Banana bread!!! If there is one baked good that everyone makes for their first attempt at baking - I think it is Banana Bread. There is just something so comforting about this loaf. So homey and just plain delicious. Sometimes though Banana breads can turn out dry or bland so we are always on the lookout for a recipe that does not fail - something that will produce a moist and flavorful loaf.

Jun 11, 2013

Rigatoni with Creamy Garbanzo Bean Sauce

I say it again - necessity is the mother of invention.... It's the case with our latest recipe. I had some cooked Garbanzo beans that needed to be used but didn't want to make a hummus. I already used half of it to make a sautéed dish so I figured, am sure I can use these for something else that I have never done before. So off I went to the pantry and found this box of Rigatoni noodles and then the light came up - how about a pasta dish?

Jun 8, 2013

Classic Embutido (Filipino-Style Meatloaf)

Did you know that "Embutido" is the generic term for "sausage" in the Spanish language? I just learned this recently as I was doing some research on our latest post. I knew that the Pinoy Embutido was something based on a Spanish dish because we have been colonized by Spain for nearly 400 years so obviously we have a lot of Spanish influence in our cuisine.

Jun 7, 2013

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon (and Garlic)

My husband has always been a big fan of Brussels Sprouts and I wasn't. In fact, I have to confess I have never seen Brussels Sprouts until I went to England over a decade ago. I have never seen them in any of our groceries while growing up though perhaps nowadays with a more globalized market, they may already have arrived sometime ago.

Jun 4, 2013

Strawberry and Almond Clafoutis

Dear readers, there are certain desserts that need no further ado. Just one look and you'll know it's going to be fabulous and delicious. This Strawberry and Almond Clafoutis is certainly one of those. Can you see yummi-ness all over?

Jun 1, 2013

3 Course Picnic Meal: Holland Farmer's Market Chef Series

Every Wednesday and Saturday the Farmer's Market in our town is open from May until the end of November. I often go here during Saturdays with the tots so we can check the lovely produce each vendor sells and also just to relax and be with other people. Every Saturday they feature a chef from a local restaurant for their Chef Series program.
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