👩‍🍳More than 30 years of married life with all ups and downs we are getting stronger than ever from day to day of our life.

👩🏻‍🍳Ilocos food is surprising, delicious and exotic all at the same time. Bagoong- Salty fermented anchovy is life for us Ilocanos. While the list of Ilocano regional specialities is extensive, dinengdeng, inabraw and soupy vegetables with a bagoong base are among of regional specialities. I love the choices of vegetables that are usually added to this dish.

As we go on this journey, thinking 🤔way back before our two kids came into our lives and now for me it is a huge change.

👩‍🍳Mga naaning gulay sa aming terase na puro dahon, talbos ng kalabasa, talbos ng kamote at kangkong na sinahugan ng inihaw na manok pero yong pakpak lang at kaunting laman dahil ayaw ko nang maraming karne natimplahan ng bagoong. Siyang tanghalian naming mag asawa ngayon. Simpleng lutong bahay at mga gulay na hindi binili lahat ay nagmula sa sariling tanim sa ika anim na palapag ng gusali na aming tinitirahan dito sa Vienna. Masustansiya at walang halong kemikal. Niluto ng aking asawa. Pagkaing bilang gamot sa mga may dayabetes.

👩‍🍳This is our lunch today. Jen’s (niece) last harvest of squash from our terrace urban gardening. Hubby cooked it with a piece of fried Dorado and spleen amaranth/ Kalunay or kulitis seasoned with anchovy sauce/ Bagoong balayan. A very simple way of cooking vegetables the way I like them. And because we are Filipino we ate with rice. But I enjoyed it without rice just vegetables and fish. Thanks for visiting, reading and watching.

👩‍🍳Jute leaves-Saluyot and Spleen Amaranth or Kalunay-Kulitis are both green leafy vegetables as you may know which I always have twice a week. During springtime until the end of summer. Why? Because you could only get fresh during this time from shop and spleen amaranth is for free from fields for picking. Austrian don’t know how to eat it. Hubby’s simple cooking today. Cooked in anchovy sauce with vinegar, garlic and onion. In “Tagalog” we call it “Pinaksiw na Saluyot”. Ate with my brown rice. Good for a diabetic like me.

Our two kids, living their own way of life, hubby and I just like before just the two of us with my two doggies. 🐶

👨‍🍳The difference between frankfurters and Vienna sausage is not Frankfurt. These are two different types of sausages. Worlds of food explain what the Frankfurter and Vienna sausages are all about and which came first. A frankfurter is a thin boiled sausage made from pure pork. But the Muslims made frankfurter out of beef meat. And this usually we can get from Turkey shop also the flatbread. In contrast to the Frankfurter sausages, Vienna sausage consists of pork and beef. That’s what we had for brekky today.

👩‍🍳Ilocos, located at the northern tip of the Philippines is bordered by the China Sea. That’s the place where my late father and hubby came from. Both are from Ilocos Sur. The reason why I love this dish so much especially the choices of vegetables that are usually added to this dish. If you see me cooking lots of meat, that’s for family. I prefer eating more vegetables than meat especially the green leafy ones. here is today’s lunch cooked by my hubby. He added the leftover grilled sea bream from yesterday. Ilocos food is surprising, delicious and exotic all at the same time. Bagoong- Salty fermented anchovy is life for us Ilocanos. While the list of Ilocano regional specialities is extensive, dinengdeng, inabraw and soupy vegetables with a bagoong base are among of regional specialities. 👩‍🍳Thank you so much for watching, please don’t forget to subscribe for more Recipes around the Globe and Eating as Medicine.

👩‍🍳Wiener Schnitzel in German, meaning Viennese cutlet/ Pork Scalope is a traditional Viennese dish, consisting of a thin slice of veal or pork coated in breadcrumbs and fried. The term “Wiener Schnitzel” itself dates to at least 1862 while the Austrian ruled Milan right since the end of the Napoleonic age. Give your kids what they want to eat–yummy recipes that will have them running to the dinner table! Just like what my hubby always did for our 2 kids. Teaching kids to eat healthy foods at a young age will help them develop healthy eating patterns for life. Friendly recipes will help your kids learn to love whole grains most kids should be eating at least 3 times a day. We think your whole family will love them! 👩‍🍳Thank you so much for watching and please don’t forget to like, subscribe and share for more Recipes around the Globe.

Looking for an easy soup? Take it away from my hubby‘s idea without having to buy a bunch of ingredients you rarely use for everyday cooking. These vegetables I always have in our refrigerator freshly bought from Supermarket. As you all know Sunday is soup day for us. Today vegetables with shrimp seasoned with just salt landed on the table.

Cooking for two not for four anymore, missing something, letting go of your adult children is the hardest part.

Pickled cabbage or Sauerkraut is a part of hearty sausages and salty smoked pork on cold days like now. But this time hubby cooked pan-fried pork belly with it. The pickled white cabbage not only tastes good but is also very healthy. It contains vitamin C. Pickled cabbage or Sauerkraut has a high lactic acid content and lots of fibre.

My Kitchen is something that always makes me smile 😃 and is the happiest place for me. Where hubby and I bond most of the time when we’re at home.🏡



Steak and smoothie

👩🏻‍🍳Working 10 hours a day is a bit exhausted. A bit is good to say. Thank God it’s only four days in a week but tiring too. Then coming back home you’re hungry. I wondered how to use up the few pieces of two different steaks in my fridge. Somehow in these situations, I often end up craving just simple cooking of steak without using any oil or fat serve with white rice and salad. Of course not to forget my daily intake of either smoothie or juicing fruits and vegetables. Turned out very well and although I was a bit over-full afterwards.


I had these in the fridge; minute steaks and the one other kind. Then for salad a mixture of lettuce and green salad and yogurt dressing. Steaks seasoned with rosemary, salt and pepper. For smoothie green apple, banana, pineapple, avocado and almond milk. Served with white rice.


Fried fish-horse mackerel, string beans or sitaw, dried jute leaves or saluyot, eggplant, red onion, tomato, sponge gourd or patola and seasoned with anchovy sauce or bagoong balayan. The fried fish added on top if the vegetables are nearly done. the way I love it.

RED SEA BREAM an old cooking video about 12 years or more. Fresh fish bought from Turkey Shop near us during winter time. these are small fish but if it is fresh taste good a bit soupy cooked with green tomatoes, onion and camote tops or talbos ng kamote from my terrace urban garden seasoned with just salt.


👩‍🍳Down here: ⬇️⬇️⬇️ A compilation of our dinner for two at home. It is with beef meat -steaks, my smoothie, Ilocano taste buds and fish. Cooking bronze-red sea bream with camote tops (Talbos ng kamote in Tagalog ) from my terrace urban garden. The video is 12 years old, sorry for the poor quality. Yes🙌🏼 you read it right, I am a more than a decade YOUTUBER, cooking video creator since 2008.🤗