FOOD

🇪🇺POACHED SALMON in TOMATO SAUCE

👩‍🍳Fresh salmon is always delicious! Today you will conjure up the healthy protein supplier with aromatic mashed celery and parsnips and a fruity tomato sauce made from fresh cherry tomatoes. Sometimes traditional, sometimes experimental – it’s all in the mix. This recipe maybe for others it is so light but for those who are taking care of intake of low carb and low gluten, this is for you fir and healthy.

Poached Salmon in tomato sauce

YOU NEED…….

2 sliced Salmon

1tbsp. Tomato Paste

2pieces minced Garlic

1pc. Scallions

250g Cherry Tomatoes

1pc. Parsnips

1 head Celery bulb

1tbsp. Linseed Oil

some Butter

1tbsp. Vegetable Broth Powder

Salt and Pepper to taste

HOW TO…….

BAKING AND DESSERT

GINATAANG BAYABAS/ GUAVA in COCONUT MILK

This recipe is from my late uncle from Bicol who inspired me to try it. These two versions are totally different. The first one I added small potatoes, tapioca pearl, banana, corn kernels with brown sugar and bata de coco of course cooked in coconut milk. While the other one is more on guava pure guava with ginger, salt and brown sugar but not too sweet. Then I ate it with cold rice, the way my uncle used to eat it served as viand for him. But for me, I love my version as a dessert or for in-between not as viand.

My ginataang bayabas or Guavas in coconut milk

YOU NEED…….

6pcs. Guava, ripe without seeds and skin (peeled)

250g small Potatoes 🥔

400ml Coconut Milk

Brown Sugar

Some Salt

Thumb-sized Ginger

200g Tapioca Pearl

3pcs. Banana

1can Corn Kernels

1glass Nata de Coco

half teaspoon Food Color, Orange (optional)

HOW TO…….

FOOD

PANGASIUS STEAK and GINATAANG KALABASA at SITAW (Squash and String Beans in Coconut Milk)

In this recipe, a fish classic shows itself in a completely different shell! Pangasius in Coconut flour with dried thyme breaded is a delicious and easy variation. Served with squash and string beans cooked in coconut milk a very Filipino combination of the dish. This was our dinner last night.

Pangasius steak and squash with string beans in coconut milk

YOU NEED…….

5pcs. Pangasius Steak

some Coconut Flour

some Salt 🧂

some dried Thyme

Vegetable Oil for frying and sautéing

100g Pork Belly

1 whole head Squash

A bunch more of String Beans, Sitaw in Tagalog

2tbsps Shrimps 🦐 paste, sautéed or Bagoong gisado

400ml Coconut Milk

Fish Sauce or Patis to adjust the taste if needed

1Red Onion

Garlic 🧄

Ginger

HOW TO…….

FOOD

CAULIFLOWER SOUP with SMOKED TROUT

👩‍🍳It‘s time again for a really delicious soup! You don’t want to say no to all of the harvested cauliflower cream soup, which is refined with cream fresh and nutmeg and served with delicious smoked trout fillet? Just! Good for cold weather like today. Served with spelt bread.

My cauliflower soup with smoked trout

YOU NEED…….

1 head Cauliflower

Scallions

1 Onion 🧅

some Vegetable Broth

1 pack Smoked Trout

1 Cup Cream Fraiche

some Nutmeg

Salt 🧂 and Pepper

Olive Oil

HOW TO…….

BAKING AND DESSERT

TAPIOCA PEARL in COCONUT MILK or “GINATAANG SAGO”

👩‍🍳Here I cooked tapioca pearl in coconut milk with corn kernels, small potatoes, banana and added sugar and purple yam extract to have a purple colour as a sweet tooth for today. It’s been a while seen I prepared this sweetened tapioca pearl. Tapioca or tapioca starch is an almost tasteless starch that is made from the processed and dried cassava root. … Tapioca can be used as an ingredient in cooking, similar to potato or corn starch or sago. As we all know, Tapioca pearls are made from the starch of manioc, the roots of a shrub that was originally native to South or Central America. The raw pearls must be cooked before consumption. In about 30 minutes, they will take on a clear, jelly-like consistency. Tapioca pearls are made from the starch of manioc, the roots of a shrub that was originally native to South or Central America. The raw pearls must be cooked before consumption. In about 30 minutes, they will take on a clear, jelly-like consistency.

Tapioca Pearl in coconut milk or Ginataang sago

YOU NEED…….

200g Tapioca Pearl

3pieces Banana 🍌

1glass of Nata de Coco

1can of Corn 🌽 Kernels

Some Sugar

8pieces of small Potatoes 🥔

400ml Coconut 🥥 Milk

Few drops of Purple Yam Extract

HOW TO…….

PORK MEAT

PORK BELLY BULGOGI with DAIKON

If you notice Bulgogi is one among my favorite from Korean cuisine. So easy to follow and you can buy this ready-made bulgogi marinade from Korean shop. But next time when I make the spicy version of this I will show you my homemade bulgogi marinade. Here daikon and zucchini as a side dish. Served with white rice as usual. Jal mug get sum ni da!

My Pork belly Bulgogi with Daikon

What is “Daikon-Rettich”? Winter radish is a mild tasting giant radish from east asia. It is a cultivated form of the garden radish. There are many different varieties of winter radish.

YOU NEED…….

800g Pork Belly

Half a Cup of Bulgogi Marrinade

A whole head Garlic 🧄

Drizzled of Sesame Seeds Oil

3pcs Scallions

1pc Radish or Daikon

1tbsp Linseed Oil

1pc Zucchini

Some Salt 🧂

Served with rice

HOW TO…….

BEEF MEAT

BEEF STEW with BANANA BLOSSOM in COCONUT MILK

My second time to cook this dish. That was 2017 the first and the last time I tried to cook this. Inspired by my hubby during his birthday. I got told that eating foods rich in potassium like yellow bananas and banana flower will maintain a normal level of sodium in the blood and thus reduce and maintain a normal or near to normal blood pressure among hypertensive individuals like me. Next time I‘ll show you my version of „Ginataang Puso ng Saging with Shrimps“ in english Banana Blossom with Shrimps 🦐 in Coconut Milk. Stay tuned for it.

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My Beef stew with banana blossom in coconut milk

YOU NEED…….

500g Beef meat, you can add the one with bones, also gives more taste.

1 whole Banana heart

400ml Coconut Milk

1 Lemon for Lemon Juice

4 cloves Garlic

1 Beef Broth Cube

1 Liter of Water for boiling and make everything tender. I used pressure cooker.

1 Red Onion

Ginger about thumb-sized or more

Fish Sauce or Patis to taste

HOW TO…….

LIFESTYLE

DECLUTTERING INSPIRED By MARIE KONDO/ SELLING at the FLEA MARKET

As I begin to live the lifestyle of being minimalist in which I part with unnecessary things in order to be more free and to be able to concentrate on the really important things in my life.

Today I started to declutter the whole day until at night with the help of my niece and daughter. Getting rid of all the stuff that I collected for so many years and it is only stock in my cupboard. From the kitchen, bedroom until in the cellar. I want to get rid of the stuff that I don’t need. And sell them at the flea market. Beginning to live a minimalist lifestyle for retirement. We did a good job. Almost everything was sold within three hours. We went home happily for that.

TRAVEL AND MORE

AN AFTERNOON at G3-GERASDORF with OUR DOGS/ BENTO-LINNER or Dunch at SAJADO

Bulgogi Bento @Sajado at G3

👩‍🍳Another Gastronomic adventure at G3-Gerasdorf by Wien (Vienna). My family and I love to try different restaurants we used to travel a lot with my family before the pandemic. We have both positive and negative experiences in restaurants. We came for linner or dunch we loved our Asian Bento mains which were amazing with lots of flavours, very impressive for an Asian restaurant. Sajado an Asian cuisine restaurant has six branches in Austria and one of them is here in G3 at Gerasdorf. Good place for those who craving for Asian cuisine.

FOOD

COUSCOUS SALAD with EGGPLANT 🍆 CREAM GOAT CHEESE

I am not surprised that the eggplant is used in so many recipes in oriental cuisine. It‘s rich in nutrients and can be prepared in many ways. Here it is refined with Ras el-Hanout and baked before it is served on couscous beds and with promegranate, creamy goat cheese and walnuts. The fresh dressing with mint rounds off the meal. „Ras el-Hanout“ means a spice mix found in varying forms in Tunisia 🇹🇳 Algeria 🇩🇿 and Morocco 🇲🇦. The name in Arabic means „head of the shop“ and implies a mixture of the best spices the seller has to offer. Such as pimento, turmeric, coriander and cinnamon.

Couscous salad with eggplant and cream goat cheese

YOU NEED…….

3pieces Eggplant 🍆

1 Pack of Ras-El-Hanout spice

200g Couscous

Haft of Cucumber 🥒

10g of fresh Parsley and Mint

2pieces Scallions

1 Lemon 🍋

a handful chopped Walnuts

1 Pomegranate

1 pack Cream Goat Cheese

Olive Oil

Salt 🧂

Lemon 🍋 zest

HOW TO…….