Recipes, DIY, Travel, Lifestyle Blog of a Filipina Mom


Month: November 2015

A Tourist’s Guide to Angkor Wat, Cambodia: The Do’s and Don’ts

A Tourist’s Guide to Angkor Wat, Cambodia: The Do’s and Don’ts

I have traveled to Cambodia 4 times already, and I have stayed in Phnom Penh (it’s capital) for a year. Unfortunately, during my 1 year stay I was only able to visit Siem Reap once. Just recently, I visited Cambodia again, and I decided to […]

Beef Caldereta

Beef Caldereta

Beef Caldereta is one of the mostly cooked dishes in the Philippines during special occasions like birthdays and fiestas. This dish is the Filipino version of the beef stew and is very good to pair with freshly cooked steamed rice. Well, everything we eat here […]

Sweet and Spicy Sautéed Shrimp

Sweet and Spicy Sautéed Shrimp

Here’s a quick seafood dish to give you that seafood foodtrip without heading to the beach. This sautéed shrimp version has a sweet flavor to it with a spicy kick and a hint of buttery goodness. Sounds weird? It’s not, it’s actually yummy. This is a no-brainer dish that will surely be loved by your friends and families.

INGREDIENTS:
Fresh Shrimps (cleaned and unpeeled) – ½ kilo
Salt – ½ teaspoon
White sugar – 1 tablespoon
Cloves of garlic (chopped) -2
Butter – 2 tablespoon
Vegetable Oil – 2 tablespoon
Tomato Sauce – 2 tablespoon
Green Chili’s (sliced) – 2 pieces
Water – ¼ cup

PROCEDURE:
1. Place your wok on a medium heat and add your cooking oil.
2. Once hot, toss in the garlic followed by the chillis. Sautee for 30 seconds.
3. Then add the tomato sauce, salt and sugar. Bring to boil (about 1 minute).
4. Then add the shrimps, sauté for 3 minutes.
5. Add the butter and continue to stir 30 seconds.
6. Serve and enjoy!
1. Using your wok, add the oil, then add the garlic and chili saute for 30 seconds.
2. Add the tomato sauce and sugar, continue to stir for another minute.
3. Then toss the shrimps, stir and continue to cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
4. Add the butter and turn your stove off, and just allow the butter to naturally melt and coat the shrimp.
5. Serve. Now you have this yummy shrimp dish in less than 10 minutes. Enjoy!

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork

Technically, the origin of sweet and sour pork is from China specifically in Cantonese cuisine. But the sweet and sour pork has long been loved by Filipino palates. So I have decided to post this recipe as a Filipino rendition of the famous sweet and […]

Boneless Lechon Belly

Boneless Lechon Belly

Lechon as we all know is a staple specialty Filipino dish served during special occasions in the Philippines. Served during fiestas, birthdays and weddings this famous Philippine version of roasted pig has long been a tradition of many Pinoys. The trick to this recipe is […]

DIY: Reverse Dye Shirt

DIY: Reverse Dye Shirt

MATERIALS:

Shirt

½ cup bleach

½ cup water

Spray bottle

Container

Funnel

 

PROCEDURE:

  1. Tie the other end with a cord, rubber bands are a lot better by the way.
  2. Then twist it until you form a bun just like what I’m doing here.
  3. Next is you tie the sides to make sure that you don’t have any loose ends.
  4. Now using my funnel to my spray bottle add the bleach and water.  Shake the bottle to thoroughly mix the ingredients together.
  5. Place your shirt/fabric to the container to avoid having bleach stains allover.
  6. Now on to the fun part, spray away! (I am just following the inner circles, and there’s really no rule to where you can spray it. Tie dyes or reverse dyes are basically like that. It doesn’t have a concrete pattern.  Now I’m flipping it over to spray the back part)
  7. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes. I recommend not to let it sit for more than that or else that bleach will eat up the fabric.
  8. After, rinse your shirt 3 times.
  9. Hang and dry. Done!
Parmesan Cheese Popcorn

Parmesan Cheese Popcorn

  Hi guys,  it’s movie date night with my girls and as part of our tv date night tradition, there should always be popcorn! Here’s the recipe that serves 3.   INGREDIENTS: ½ cup of corn kernels 2 tablespoon of cooking oil 1/8 cup of […]

EFFECTIVE ACNE REMOVAL: BAKING SODA FACE MASK

EFFECTIVE ACNE REMOVAL: BAKING SODA FACE MASK

  If you’re like me who’s been harassed with pimple breakouts all throughout the year, then be left out with nasty scarring, you know how it feels like to be frustrated and desperate to have a healthy skin.  I have a pretty oily skin, and […]