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Cooking up steps to self-improvement

Cooking can be simple and easy for some and others might find it a bit difficult to handle for different reasons. Some started to value and know the importance of cooking or making a mess in the kitchen at an early age but still enjoys the atmosphere and willing to learn more about it.

Young professionals today are not only eating out more but also leaning heavily on the convenience of takeout. But that leads to a whole different set of problems. Not only is it more expensive to eat out, but when you live on meals made for you by other people, you tend to gravitate towards the unhealthy- fast food, deep-fried, overly sweet or salty, or loaded with saturated fat.

That can lead to weight gain and all the health problems that come with an unhealthy diet.

Skills to a healthier, happier life

However, a lot of men and women have decided that enough is enough and take matters into their own hands, learning how to do the basics that have been forgotten while growing up.

For a lot of them, wor…

Tuna Pizza

I usually have a simple meal during weekdays but during the weekend I always make sure to prepare something new and exciting food for the family to try. Found this great new pizza recipe.


•1 185g can Gold Seas Tuna Chunks in Herb and Garlic
•1 small can corn kernels
•50 g canned black beans, drained
•1 small red bell pepper, sliced thinly
•1 small red onion, sliced thinly
•2 tsp cilantro, chopped
•1/2 tsp chili powder
•1/2 tsp cumin powder
•1 piece lime, juiced and zested
•Salt and Pepper
•1 large pizza dough or Flour
•170g easy-melt Cheese

1.Pre-heat oven 425 degrees.
2.In a medium bowl, add tuna with a bit of oil from the can. Break up with a fork until shredded.
3.Add black beans, red bell pepper, onion, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, lime zest, and juice. Toss and season with salt and pepper.
Put mixture on pizza dough. Top with cheese and place on baking sheet.
5.Bake pizza for around 5 minutes and serve immediately.

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Gold Seas Tuna Shepherd's Pie

Shepherds Pie is one of my favorite. It is one of the easy dishes that I can prepare for my family. The original recipe uses ground beef and vegetable but some people don't like meat in their food, just like my grandma, she only eats fish, fruits, and vegetables. Any kind of red meat is a nono for her.
In this Shepherd's Pie, we replaced the ground beef with Tuna. Check out the complete recipe below. For sure not only your old lady will like this but also the whole family.
Yield: 1 9-inch pie pan Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 45 mins

Tuna Filling Ingredients: 2 185g cans Gold Seas Yellowfin Tuna Chunks in Olive Oil 2 medium size onions (diced) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 medium-sized carrot (diced) 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp cayenne pepper 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 can diced tomato 1 tbsp oil Salt PepperMashed Potato Ingredients: 3 Large Potatoes (peeled) ½ cup butter ¼ cup milk ¼ cup sour cream Salt Pepper
Tuna Filling Procedure: 1. Heat oil. Sweat the onions, garlic, and carrots in a skille…

Easy and Unique Taco Salad

This is one of my favorite recipes that I've learned from Chef MiraAngeles of Spell Kitchen. This Taco Salad is not your ordinary Taco. It tastes really good than other Taco that I've tried before.

Here is the recipe lovelies.


1 small head romaine or iceberg lettuce:1 piece medium white onion, chopped/minced3 pieces ripe tomatoes, chopped, minced2 tablespoons red kidney beans3 tablespoons ground Mexican beef3 tablespoons cheddar cheese3 tablespoons chippy
 →  Arrange the lettuce as the base for the salad

 → Add the toppings, onions, tomatoes, kidney beans, Mexican beef, cheddar cheese and top with chippy

 → Drizzle the dressing before serving


1 tablespoon honey1 tablespoon vinegar3 tablespoon sweet chili sauce1 teaspoon sugarsalt and pepper to taste
Mix the Ingredients in a small bowl then set aside in the refrigerator before serving

Mexican Beef:

2 tablespoon cooking oil2 cloves garlic minced1 small onion chopped 1/4 kilo ground beef1 tablespoon taco powder

#BaonSerye : Ground Pork with Mushroom and Potatoes

Chelsea needs to be in school by 8:45 in the morning, her class start by 9:00 am. That means I have to wake up early to prepare her school lunch box . But preparing an easy and nutritious meal that young kids like her would love is a challenge, a challenge that I really love.
The Ground Pork with Potatoes or we call it "tortang giniling" which is one of my favorite when I was a child, becomes one of my family's favorite. Adding minced mushroom will add a new and exciting bite for it.

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#BaonSerye: Ground Pork with Minced Mushroom and Potatoes by The Kitchen Mom by dhess August-9-2017 Easy to prepare school snacks or lunch box for kids

Ingredients 200 grams Ground porkI big ( minced ) PotatoesOnly used half of the can Jolly Mushrooms Pieces and Stems2 medium size eggs EggDash Salt and pepper3tbsp Oil

In a small bowl. Combine ground pork, salt and pepperAdd in the mushrooms and potatoes. Lastly add the eggHeat medium pan , add oil. Scoop a…

Pak na Pak Uni- Pak Mackerel Egg Muffin + Giveaway

During the Holy Week, we make sure to cook anything like fish, seafoods, vegetable an no meat. Most of the Catholics will refrain from eating meat starting Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday.

Maybe most of the market vendors are aware of this, that's why the price of the seafoods specially fish and vegetables are really expensive.
I went out this afternoon, I was planning to buy some Milkfish and prepare Sinigang , A Filipino well known soup dish but I was so shocked that the price of 1 whole Milkfish is like same price of  beef and pork.

I decided to buy some vegetables like chives, celery, mixed vegetables, eggs and went back home.
Good thing that I have the easy open can Uni-Pak Mackerel, napakadaling buksan.This is also perfect to bring when you go out of town or camping. Mackerel contains high amount of Omega-3 fatty acid which help prevents cardiovascular disease and promote brain health.
Kaya mga lovelies basta Mackerel dapat tatak Uni-Pak.

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Jolly Peach Pudding

Hi Lovelies, Happy Sunday! So what's your plan for today?,  Are you going to stay indoor because of weird weather today?. It's really hot then suddenly it will rain but summer is definitely on.
Sunday is a family day for me. So I woke up around 7 am. Chelsea and I went to the market around 9 am . I bought Ampalaya ( Bitter Gourd) and Tokwa ( Tofu) for me to cook for our lunch  and made a surprise summer dessert for them. Its good that i have Jolly products in our kitchen cabinet. 
My family loved the dessert that Chelsea and I prepared. This is an easy to prepare dessert which can be prepared in 15-30 minutes. Jolly Moms like will surely enjoy doing this dessert with the little kiddo.

Jolly Peach Pudding
1 can (460g) Jolly Peach Halves 1 sachet ( 25 grms) Unflavored Gelatin ( White ) 1/2 cup evaporated milk 4 cups of water 1/4 cups sugar
Kitchen Equipment
Blender Medium Size Casserole Dessert Bowl or Glass
⬛ Put the Jolly Peach Halves in the blender, se…

Easy To Prepare Kimchi

Kimchi is always serve as side dish in every korean food. Its like the atshara or bagoong that Filipino love.
I enjoyed eating kimchi with rice and pancakes, I decided to make myvown version of a homade kimchi though it's not like the original taste of the Authentic Kimchi, I can say it's the same taste with the one you can buy in the supermarket.

1 small napa cabbage
1/4 salt
3 cloves  grated garlic 
1 teaspoon grated ginger 
1 teaspoon sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons  of water 
1 to 5 tablespoons red pepper  
Scallions or Onion chives


1.Cut the cabbage lengthwise and remove the cores. Cut each quarter crosswise into 2-inch-wide strips.

2.Place the cabbage and salt in a large bowl. Massage the salt into the cabbage until it soften a bit, then add water

3.Rinse the cabbage under cold water 3 times and drain in a colander for 15 to 20 minutes

4.Combine the garlic, ginger, sugar , 2 tablespoons water in a small bowl and mix to form a smooth paste then add Red Pepper po…

San Pedro BBQ Sauce atbp - My New Fave Kitchen Buddy

Barbeque sauce is one of the thing I always need in my kitchen. My family loves BBQ Meat but I don't usually buy BBQ sauces instead I make my own BBQ sauce at home, but it takes time to make one. So I was very interested when Ms.Louisa Mercado, introduced the San Pedro BBQ Sauce Atbp.

The good thing about this new found Sauce is that, I can use it in many ways. I used this Sauce in one of my chicken dish called  Stir Fried Chicken with Bellpepper and Leeks.

It was initially an attempt to come up with a small business of selling barbeque on the streets until people started requesting for buying marinated meat whenever the BBQ store is closed.     This triggered the idea of selling the yummy fusion in a bottle.

Directions for Use
One bottle of San Pedro BBQ Sauce Atbp! can be used for a max of 1 & ½ KG meat.  You can use pork, chicken or steak.  Pour in 2/3 of the thick sauce to the meat for a minimum of 1 hour or overnight.  Mix the remaining sauce with a small amount of cooki…

Adobong Sitaw with Breaded Tofu

Lately,I notice that we are consuming too much meat which is really not good for our health.Also I'm on a tight budget right now,so I'm thinking to prepare a meal that my family will love without noticing or asking for meat.
Instead of using pork in this recipe I used Tofu.
Tofu is also a good source of protein .

This is really a super easy recipe .
I used the Lee Kum Kee Premium SoySauce. This SoySauce is not too salty and have this sweet taste ,it can make your dish more flavorful. ( don't get me wrong this is not a sponsored post..hehe)

  Adobong Sitaw with Breaded                                      Tofu

Cooking Time : 30 minutes

2 cups of sitaw/string beans
2 onions ( chopped )
1/3 cup Lee Kum Kee Premium SoySauce
1/8 cup Vinegar
1 tsp brown sugar
Oil for frying
1 cup bread crumbs
8 pcs. of Tofu ( cut 1nch )
1/4 cup water
1/8 tsp pepper

1. Heat enough oil In a frying pan
2. Dip the Tofu in the breadcrumbs .
3. Make sure that the oil is hot befor…

Baguio Beans with Ground Pork and Beef

Sunday is always a special day for my family ,that's why I make sure to cook something yummy and new for them.
When I was in HongKong,I always cook this dish using the Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce.

Though ,Mike and I ate really a food lover , sometimes there are food that he really doesn't like to try or eat.Same thing with my daughter Chelsea.

But still I like them to try foods that are expensive in some restaurant. At first,I'm hesitant to wake up Mike and taste it ,but to my surprise. .he likes it. He finished the whole plate even the Japanese silken tofu. Chelsea,said that she likes the ground beef " Hindi daw maanghang " hahaha!

Its very rewarding for a mother like me,to see them eat the food I cooked for them and finished all of it.

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"Baguio Beans with Ground Pork and Beef"

*2 medium size onion ( minced )
*6-7  garlic ( minced )
*2 pieces of red chilies ( remove seeds and minced )
* 1/4 grms. of ground beef

Chicken Ginger Soup ( Tinolang Manok )

Ginger Chicken Soup is mostly serve during Cold and rainy season because it can help our body and tummy to feel warm .
 Do you also know ,that  Chicken Ginger Soup is the first dish to serve for women who just gave birth and lactating mostly in provinces even now in the cities, because its very nutritious and will help to bring back their energy. In most provinces they use native chicken and malunggay leaves instead of chili leaves( dahon ng sili )
It is also serve when one of the member family is not feeling well ,have fever and colds .



2 pcs. of onion

2 pcs. Medium size Chayote (Sayote )


Chili leaves
1/2 kl. of  Fresh Chicken

Note : You also need salt and 1 liter  water and 2 Knorr Chicken Broth Cubes


Saute onion and ginger until fragrant

Add the chicken

When you notice that the chicken meat becomes white ,add the sayote
Add water ,let it boil for 15minutes ( high fire ). Add the Knorr  Chicken Broth Cubes

Let it simmer more for 30mins ( low …