FOOD, LIFESTYLE

THINLY SLICED PORK LOIN IN UMAMI SAUCE A HOMEMADE ORGANIC SAUCE TASTE OF LETTLAND

👩‍🍳I found this stand at the farmers’ market in Naschmarkt selling different homemade organic sauces. I got myself some of their sauces for me to try at home. And today I tried their Umami sauce for my pork loin with cauliflower rice and scallions. It turned out good I added some honey too. Guys check out their shop online and they have Instagram and Facebook accounts too.

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FOOD, PASTA AND PIZZA

🇪🇺CREAMY FETA CHICKEN THIGHS FILLET PASTA (SPAGHETTI) 👩🏻‍🍳iCook

👩‍🍳Popular history says that it was invented in China and that Marco Polo brought the knowledge of this food to Venice. The spaghetti Polo encountered in the far east was made from either rice flour or hard wheat flour. Italian dried spaghetti is made from durum wheat semolina, but outside of Italy, it may be made with other kinds of flour. Here is another pasta spaghetti of recipe I want to share with you out of my preferences and creation from my humble kitchen.

YOU NEED…….

250g Spaghetti

150g Chicken Thighs Fillet

200g Feta Cheese

a handful of Green Peas, frozen or fresh

a cup of White Sauce, alternative milk but make it thicker mixing with Cornstarch

Basil Leaves, dried or fresh

1 Onion

4 cloves Garlic

some Olive Oil

Chili Flakes, optional

Salt and Pepper

HOW TO…….

FOOD, LIFESTYLE, SEAFOODS AND VEGETABLES

🇵🇭HAPUNAN-DINNER-ABENDESSEN WITH MY HOME PREP MEAL

HOW TO…….

👩‍🍳The best time for dinner is between 5pm and 7pm. This gives the stomach and intestines enough time to digest the food they eat before the metabolism switches to sleep mode at night. The stress of the day is over, and the work is done. But in our case, if you are working from 11:30 before noontime until 10pm then you travel on the way home we need almost 30 minutes. Arrive at home almost half an hour before 11 pm then I have to cook for dinner. But luckily tonight I was already at around 6 pm so I have enough time to prepare our meal. So for tonight’s meal every Filipino, sinigang with Sea Bream and Shrimps, and fried squid. For dessert, I made a fruit cocktail with sour cream and grapes. Hubby is happy and of course my tummy too. I love the vegetables that it goes with this viand. happy prepping everyone.

YOU NEED…….

1 Sea Bream

2oog Shrimp

a bunch of Spinach

3 Chilis

1 Tomato

1 Onion

Scallions

2 pieces of eggplant, small

some Water

2 tbsps. Sinigang Seasoning

Salt to taste

FOR DESSERT:

1 can of Fruit Cocktail

a cup of Grapes

250g Sour Cream or more if you like

HAPPY PREPPING AND GUTEN APPETIT!

FOOD, SEAFOODS AND VEGETABLES

GINATANG TALONG AT PUSIT – EGGPLANT IN COCONUT MILK WITH SQUID 👩🏼‍🍳iCook

👩‍🍳Eggplant has many health benefits to offer. Good for diabetics may help cells do a better job of processing sugar just like me. And best of all low in calories and sodium and is a great source of dietary fiber. I often eat eggplant. Today I cooked it with squid and a bit spicy. This year we don’t have eggplant in our Terrace Urban garden, unlike last year. Check out my Playlist under:⬇️

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YOU NEED…….

About 6 pieces of Squid, cleaned

400ml Coconut Milk

4 pieces of Eggplant

some Olive Oil

3 pieces of Green Chillis, spicy or not spicy according to your preferences.

1 Onion, I used Red Onion

Ginger

4 cloves Garlic

some Salt

Fish Sauce or Patis

Chilli Flakes, optional

HOW TO…….

FOOD, LIFESTYLE, SEAFOODS AND VEGETABLES

🇵🇭DAING NA BANGUS (Milk Fish)- LUGAW (RicePorridge) WITH PORK LOIN IN UMAMI SAUCE & TOFU – SAUTEED CHAYOTE👩🏻‍🍳iCook

👩‍🍳”Kamayan na”, eating by hands no fork and spoon. Fried daing na Bangus, boiled okra and eggplant, spring onion and tomato, bagoong with chilli, and basmati rice. For breakfast, rice porridge (lugaw) topped with tofu and pork loin in umami sauce. Then my sauteed chayote with broccoli, carrot and ground meat, seasoned with mushroom sauce for lunch and dinner too. I love it, very Filipino. That’s all for today’s meal prepping at home.

TAGALOG: 👩‍🍳Pagkaing kinalakihan kung saan naging tao. Masarap at masustansiya rin na nakakapagbigay tulong sa ating kalusugan. Huwag lamang sobrahan gaya ng bagoong. Maalat na hindi maganda kung masobrahan nang kain. Dahil sa alta presyon o mataas na blood pressure ganon din sa puso. Bawat bagay na sobra ay hindi maganda sa kalusugan. Ah! basta masarap lahat ito. Nakaka miss kumain nang ganito lalo na kapag sa ibayong dagat ka naninirahan tulad ko. Salamat at kahit papaano ay may mabibili o may pagkukunan kahit na dito sa Vienna na kung saan ako ay naninirahan mahigit tatlong dekada na. Maraming salamat sa biyaya panginoon naming mapagmahal.

FOOD, LIFESTYLE

🌍🌏REPOLYONG MATULIS (POINTED CABBAGE) SPITZKRAUT IN GERMAN

👩‍🍳How healthy is pointed cabbage? In german “Spitzkraut” or in Tagalog “matulis na repolyo”. Healthy and low in calories. Since it contains a lot of fibre, it stimulates digestion. In addition, pointed cabbage contains a lot of so-called ascorbigen, which is converted into vitamin C during cooking. With only 20 kilocalories per 100 grams, it is also – like all types of cabbage – very low in calories. The reason why we love this type of cabbage here. Especially, my hubby, use add it in “Bulalo”, “Nilagang Karne” (Boiled Meat) or even in “sinigang na buto-buto” (Bones in sour soup). Me I love to make a salad out of it during summertime. Pointed cabbage is related to white cabbage but tastes much better. It owes its name to its shape the pointed cabbage grows pointed at the top. Today I added to glass noodle or Sotanghon mix with Udon noodle Japanese style.

SEAFOODS AND VEGETABLES

🇵🇭KALABASA UKOY NA MAY HIPON/ SQUASH “UKOY” WITH SHRIMPS

👩‍🍳I remember those times when I was a little girl in Mandaluyong City, Philippines. My late nanay (mother) used to buy it from any “carinderia” near our house. My cousin Ching2 and I love to finish them all with dunking sauce composed of vinegar, chopped garlic and a little bit of powdered pepper. hmmm…….we love it! For sure if she will read this Blog of mine nowadays, she’ll agree with me.

YOU NEED…….

1/4 Head Squash

a handful Beans Sprout

1 1/2 cup Flour

1 1/2 cup Cornstarch

1/3 cup Mama Sita’s Palabok Shrimp Gravy Mix

3/4 cup cold Water

2 pieces Carrot, shredded

1/4 cup scallions

12 pieces Shrimps, peeled and deveined

1 piece Tofu, cut lenghtwise

some Olive Oil

FOR DIPPING:

3tbsps Sweet and Sour Sauce

2tbsps Vinegar

pounded Garlic

HOW TO…….

BEEF MEAT

🌍BEEF STEW WITH SMOKY LATIN SEASONING AND My MELON-SPINACH-BANANA SMOOTHIE

👩‍🍳Use a spoonful or two when cooking protein, vegetables and grains as all-purpose seasoning instead of salty dried spice blends. Or use the whole jar as a recipe starter for 4-8 servings. I added carrot, celery, potato and sweet potato. Before serving add chopped parsley adjust the taste with salt if necessary. Because we are Filipino served with rice, tonight’s dinner is for two. For my smoothie melon, spinach, banana and soy milk. No sugar added.

YOU NEED…….

FOR SMOOTHIE:

Melon, 1/4 or half a head

2pieces Banana

200g Baby Spinach

500ml Soy Milk

FOR BEEF STEW:

1kg Beef Meat, I used shoulder part

3pieces small Potato

2pieces Carrot

2pieces small Sweet Potato, purple

sliced Celery bulb

chopped Parsley

3 tbsps. Smoky Latin Seasoning

some Salt to adjust the taste if necessary

1Liter Water for boiling the meat

2tbsps. Tomato Paste

some Olive Oil

1 Red Onion

HOW TO…….

PORK MEAT

🇪🇺🇵🇭LENTILS WITH SMOKED SPARERIBS FOR LUNCH

👩‍🍳Lentil recipes belong to healthy legumes, are easy to digest and have a very high proportion of protein. Red and green lentils are available in stores. Depending on how long they are stored, the green lentils turn brown. They are spicy and nutty in taste. The best-known lentil recipe is “Linsen with Bacon”. But Today it is the smoked spareribs landed in my lentils seasoned with tiny shrimps cooked in coconut milk served with red rice.

YOU NEED…….

1kg Smoked Spareribs

800g Boiled Lentils

3pieces Red Scallions

3tbsps Olive Oil

3tbsps Ginataang Bagoong (Tiny Shrimps cooked in coconut milk)

some Salt to adjust the taste if necessary

some Water to boil the Ribs

HOW TO…….

POULTRY

🌏EGGPLANT🍆 CHICKEN BREAST FILLET WITH SPICY GARLIC STIR-FRY SAUCE

👩‍🍳Another simple recipe from my collection of stir-fry sauce. Spicy garlic sauce added to chicken breast, eggplant, zucchini and scallions served with basmati rice. Experimenting with all those sauces from my favorite Chinese Shop named “SINO” near us. Of course always with vegetables not only meat. Happy Prepping everyone. Guten Appetit!

YOU NEED…….

3 pieces Eggplant

1 piece Zucchini

1 whole Chicken Breast Fillet

3tbsps Olive Oil

1 Sachet Spicy Garlic Stir-Fry Sauce

some Salt to adjust the taste

Scallions

HOW TO…….