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Torta – Cake, Pie, Pastry, Sandwich, Tapas, or Omelette?

What exactly is a "Torta"?  It is a cake, pie, pastry, sandwich, Tapas, or omelette?  I know it can get confusing.  The quick answer is all of the above!  What?  How can that be? Well it really depends on where you are and what language you're speaking. "Torta" is a word derived from latin and means different things is different languages.  In Mexico "Torta" refers to a sandwich; in Italy and Portugal it refers to a cake, pie, or pastry;  in Spain it can be a cake or pie, or even a ...

Round-Up Homemade Beef Dishes – Filipino, Italian, American World Class Fusion Cousins!!!

Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle and is a source of high quality protein and essential nutrients. Beef is one of the best and delicious, well, for me it’s the best meat in the entire world! WE ALL LOVE BEEF! Unless you have a pet cattle? We all know that Beef is one of the most expensive meats in the market but we still choose to buy it because eating beef dishes is HEAVEN. From the cheapest to the most expensive kind of beef is all classic. Today I’m going to give you the ...

Chicken Recipe Round-Up From Around the World

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!! Who doesn’t eat chicken, other than vegans? Even people who have allergies have eaten chicken. There are so many breeds of chicken.  In the Philippines we have our own famous breed called “NATIVE CHICKENS”.  They come from provinces across the country and are  famous for their flavor and reduced fat. Chicken across the country; across the sea; and across the world; chicken is everywhere!  Today I’m going to give you a round-up of chicken recipes ...

Round-Up of Filipino Fiesta Dishes!!!

In the Philippines we have a celebration called “FIESTA”, FEAST in English. Every Municipality and Barangay has their own Fiesta, every Municipality and  Barangay has their own Saint to Represent, for example, our Barangay represents the famous St. Isidore the Farmer. We call it our “PATRON” St. Isidore. Every year in our Barangay, we have 2 days to celebrate, 1st day, we call it Dusperaz and the second day is the Fiesta, I don’t know why it’s 2 days, you’re wondering why? Me ...

Roasting the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

This time of year I get hungry for a juicy turkey dinner!  It's no wonder, Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  It's about the only time of year that I roast a whole turkey. I still remember my first time roasting a turkey, I had no idea what to do.  Over the years I've perfected it, and my family expects a Thanksgiving feast every year. In recent years deep frying turkeys have been real popular.  I've heard deep fried turkeys are delicious, but in our family you don't experiment ...

Lechon Baboy (Roasted Pig) Filipino Recipe!

Lechon Baboy or Roasted Pig is an all-time favorite Filipino Fiesta Dish that you can’t resist when you saw it in the table; your diet is gone and when you smell this mouth-watering dish and the aroma??? It’s heaven! I personally love and obsess about this dish. But don’t eat too much especially when you have health problems. Well we Filipinos (Visayan) have sayings when eating too much of Lechon, “Bahalag Matay Basta Ky Nakatilaw ug Lami”. It means, “It taste delicious, who cares ...

Togue Guisado (Sautéed Bean Sprouts) Filipino Recipe!

Togue Guisado or Sautéed Bean Sprouts is a sauteed mung bean sprouts with shrimp, chicken, tofu, carrots, and bell pepper with chicken or shrimp broth. This is also super easy to prepare and to cook kind of dish. You can add leftover chicken, beef or even fish on it. This is my version of Togue Guisado (Sautéed Bean Sprouts) Filipino Recipe! Enjoy!   Ingredients: 8-10 cups mungbean sprouts 1/4 pound pork lean, pre-boiled ¼ - 1/2 pound shrimp, shelled 5 pcs. tofu, fried ...

Munggo Guisado (Mung Beans) Recipe!!!

Munggo Guisado (Mung Beans) is also one of my favorite Filipino food dishes. It is a Filipino Super food signature dish with its super simple ingredients but it is packed with super high nutrients. The ingredient we use is usually ampalaya leaves (bitter melon leaves) or better melon fruit. You can also use spinach as a substitute if no ampalaya leaves, you can also use cabbage or moringa fresh leaves and for the meaty taste you want, you can use leftover, fresh or dried chicken, beef, port ...

4 Easy Halloween Dinner Recipes

Image from Woman's Day Halloween night is always hectic in my house.  I always make something quick and easy for dinner so the kids can get dressed and head out for some trick-or-treating before it gets too late. I also look for recipes that aren't just quick and easy clean up should be quick too.  I sure don't want to come home to a sink full of pots, pans, and dishes after spending a couple of hours trekking thru the neighborhood toting bags bulging with the kids' ...

Sayote Guisado (Sautéed Chayote) Filipino Recipe!

Sautéed Chayote or Ginisang Sayote is a kind of vegetable and usually sauteed with garlic, onion, and tomato, you can add ground pork, beef or chicken if you want and is usually serve with hot steamed rice. This recipe is very simple and easy to prepare and to cook and this is a budget dish that every Filipino wants and is delicious too. I remember my grandmother when I was 7 years old, she takes care of me and I remember this Sayote vegetable that she always cooked every time I cry for ...