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

🌏TEMPURA SARDINES FILLET & BROCCOLI FRIED RICE WITH CHICKEN THIGHS FILLET 👩🏻‍🍳iCook 

👩‍🍳With the fried rice with vegetables, only good things end up on the plate. Broccoli packs plenty of health benefits. while chicken thighs provide plenty of protein power. And thanks to provitamin A, carrots are good for our skin. It’s one meal you can’t ask for more.

Sardines fillet is breaded with Tempura and served with homemade Achara from my niece. Of course with rice, because we are Filipino. Achara is made from grated unripe Papaya originating from my country- the Philippines. This dish is often served as an accompaniment to fried or grilled foods, such as roast pork also to fish.

FOOD, SEAFOODS AND VEGETABLES

🇵🇭SEAFOODS VALENCIANA 👩🏻‍🍳iCook

👩‍🍳The yellowish rice of Iloilo because of turmeric powder has to reach Vienna today. Remember my late mother who is fun of cooking this dish during all saints day or in Tagalog But my version is totally different from “Pista ng Minatay”. But my version is totally different from her. I don’t add meat like a chicken. I love this just purely kind seafood added. The Ilonggo’s undying love for their famous glutinous rice dish is a complete meal actually. With carbohydrates, protein and vitamins & minerals in just one spoonful. How about you do you love Valenciana too, how is your version of this? Let me know in the comment section down here.

YOU NEED…….

NOTE: Recipe Yields 2 to 3 Persons

4 to 5 Boiled Eggs

250g Rice

1/2tbsp. Turmeric Powder

200g Shrimps

half a kilo Squid, a small one

300g Mussels

80g Raisins, dried

3pieces Frankfurter Sausage

some Scallions

half Yellow Bell Pepper

half Green Bell pepper

5 cloves Garlic

1 White Onion

a handful of Green Peas

some Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper

FOR SHRIMP-TOFU SOUP:

Scallions

Tofu, hard I used organic

100g Shrimps

1 Carrot

Inoki Mushroom

1 Sachet of Miso powder

Fish sauce (Patis)

Salt and Pepper

some Water

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, MEAT AND VEGETABLES, NOODLES

🌏MALUNGGAY NOODLE SOUP AT HAM -MORINGA NOODLE SOUP WITH HAM 👩🏻‍🍳iCook

👩‍🍳Because of curiosity, my first time to try this moringa noodle which I got from Himalayan Shop. Cooked in a soup and topped with sliced ham which I boiled in Orange juice from a Tetra pack. Served with half boiled egg and with vegetables too. Never stop me to experiment with different food fusions. Discovering a lot of new ingredients (for me) from the market, but prepared using flavours inherent to another culture is the considered form of fusion cuisine just like this. Do you agree with me, please comment down below and thank you.

YOU NEED…….

FOR BROTH:

100g Chicken Bones

some Water

some Celery Stem only

Bay Leaves

Thumb-size Ginger

1 Onion

some Pepper Corns

Salt for seasoning

THE RECIPE YIELDS FOR TW PERSONS:

2 Eggs, boiled

1 Chinese Cabbage/ Napa Cabbage

some Scallions

Snow peas, a handful

some Coriander/ Wansoy

1 Tetra pack of Orange Juice

250g Ham

Salt to adjust the taste

HOW TO…….

FOOD

🇵🇭FRIED RICE OUT OF LEFTOVER SPARERIBS & YELLOW BELL PEPER 👩🏻‍🍳iCook

👩‍🍳They said that fried rice most likely originated in China as a method of using up leftover rice. It’s been a while since we had any style of fried rice. I am too excited. This was an experiment with a new recipe for fried rice. Added leftover spareribs, garlic and yellow bell pepper which I got from Hofer. I have a lot of different varieties of fried rice on my blog. Most are pure experiments, maybe you can check it out if you’re looking for a recipe.

PORK MEAT

My CRACKLING BACK FAT CHICHARRON

👩‍🍳Hi everyone! Welcome to iCookiTravel Blog. I’m Dolly a Filipino expat in Vienna. Mostly about my home cooked meals, my travel, my dogs and all other things that make me happy. Try this back fat crackling chicharron with a “guilty pleasure”! Why? Because if you are suffering from Diabetes, fatty liver and hypertension this is not for you. Not for me either, but for family of course for their snack. This was the fat that I removed from the meat I prepared for BBQ last weekend. I decided to make chicharron out of it the reason why I did not get rid of it. 👩‍🍳Thank you so much for watching and reading, please don’t forget to like, share and subscribe for more Recipe around the Globe and Eating as Medicine.

My homemade back fat crackling chicharron

YOU NEED…….

800g Pork skin

Salt 🧂

Vegetable Oil

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…….