Recipes

What you need:
6 large onions
2 medium-sized green bell peppers or 1 large green bell pepper
6 large ripe tomatoes
1 bunch of celery with leaves
1/2 head white cabbage
4 carrots
1 litre Tomato Juice
Salt, Pepper to taste

What you need to do:

1. Chop vegetables and place inside a pot.

2. Pour in water and tomato juice. Add salt and pepper.

3. Boil for 10-15 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

Notes/Tips:

1. For those wanting to lose weight, the diet calls to eat only this soup for seven days.

2. The recipe above is good for 20 servings. You can put smaller portions in containers and store them in your freezer.

3. A caution of warning: this soup makes one gassy.

4. Diet or not, this is a great tasting soup. I’ve never really went on a diet with just this–and I never really go on a diet per se (I think I’d really die if I only eat this or go on a diet hehe). But I love having this soup because of the yummy veggies in it and I’ve always been fond of eating tomato-based soups. I eat this together with any daily meal: as a compliment to our main dish during lunch or dinner. Or I sometimes have this soup during afternoon snack.

5. This is a very healthy soup as the veggies in it are good sources of antioxidants which aids in getting rid of toxins in the body. This is also good if you want to burn calories, hence the name “fat burning soup.”

6. One of the things I notice whenever I eat this is that my skin has a healthy, rosy glow.

Thank you to Toni of Wifely Steps for sharing her Fat Burning Soup recipe and for letting me publish it here in my blog.

This is probably one of the easiest meals to prepare.

Barbeque Chops:

  1. Sprinkle garlic salt on the barbecue chops and place on an oven tray.
  2. Leave it for 15 minutes.
  3. Pour 2-3 spoons of olive oil.
  4. Pour half a cup of water to avoid dryness of meat.
  5. Oven-grill at 180-200 degrees for 40 minutes on each side.

Gravy:

  1. Boil 3 tablespoons of Gravox Traditional Powder in 250ml water.
  2. Mix in 2 tablespoons of butter/margarine and 3 tablespoons of red wine.
  3. Stir for a few minutes until smooth.

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Sidings for my Barbeque Chops: my Creamy Baked Potato and Green Salad with Italian Dressing.

Bon Appetit!

{my first entry to Food Trip Friday Photo Meme}

A chicken recipe with a twist handed down to me by my Tita Bess. Very simple with just a few ingredients and yet a best-seller during parties.

What you’ll need:

2 tablespoons Olive Oil

A bulb of Garlic, crushed

300 ml Fresh Cream

80 grams Pistachio Nuts, crushed

1 kilo Chicken Fillets sliced into cubes

What you’ll need to do:

1. Crushing of Garlic and Pistachio Nuts. These are two of the main ingredients of the recipe and will also take a little of your time as you need to crush them into tiny bits.

2. Cooking part. Pour in olive oil. Saute garlic and pistachio nuts. Add Fresh Cream and stir for a few minutes. Add in the chicken and cook for about 30 minutes.

Best served when hot.

Bon appetit!

The Husband and I had a very busy and physically-taxing weekend. We were non-stop from Friday afternoon working on our guest room til Saturday night.
The Husband took a half-day off work on Friday so he can start assembling the bed. When I got off work, we met at the shops so we can stop by Big W to buy some stuff we need for the home and Woolworths for some weekly grocery shopping.
After dinner, we started painting the bed frame as we wanted it to have a more neutral look. We have no theme for the bedroom as it was a collection of old and new furnitures. The bed frame, mattress and a bedside table were the only ones we bought from Ikea. We have converted a stainless steel cabinet into a clothes cabinet. It came from the Husband’s office (they were giving away free furnitures because they moved to a new building) together with a small bookshelf/bedside table that we decided to use as a bookshelf.

The paint we used was water-based so it was easy to apply, had no smell and dries after six hours of application. The first coating was done on Friday night. A second coating was done on Saturday morning.

On Saturday night, there were a lot of activites at home. Lots of moving furnitures here and there, getting rid of boxes, lifting stuff and going up and down the building to get rid of stuff we don’t need.
There’s still a couple of work to be done but our breakthru was that we had setted up the bed and placed all the other furnitures in their proper places. At least now, the guest room looks like a guest room (it looked like a storage room before) and whoever wants to sleep over now has a place to sleep.

On some kitchen news, I have finally discovered a yummy Tapsilog recipe (thanks to Pinoy Food) . I’ve been craving for Tapislog for the longest time and been planning to cook it for sometime now. So when I found this recipe online, I marinated some beef strips on Saturday morning and cooked it today for our Sunday breakfast.

We love it!!!! It reminded me of gimiks that ended too late but too early for breakfast but you and your friends are already hungry from all that dancing so you stop by a Pares-Pares Restaurant for a hot Tapsilog before going home. Ahhh heaven!

A word of caution: this recipe I’m sharing is high in cholesterol and fat. Very very sinful but very delicous. So eat in moderation. I do not recommend eating this all the time.

This recipe is inspired by the many variations of baked potato and Potato Au Gratin I found on the net. Most recipes don’t have Bacon as an ingredient (so Bacon is optional)…but since this is my recipe, itinodo ko na sa fat and cholesterol :P.

On personal note, this is one of my favorite food–potato…either baked or fried or found inside a bag (like a bag of potato chips hahaha), my guiltiest guilt ever.

I highly recommend this for handaans or when you’re having a couple of family or friends for dinner. At least you get to share not just the food but also the high calories. 🙂

What you will need:

4 medium to large-sized potatoes (peeled, sliced and cooked)
6 tbsps of butter
4 tbsps of flour
2 cups of milk
1 cup cooked bacon, cut into bits
1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
salt and pepper

What you will need to do:

1. Place cooked potatoes in a shallow baking dish or Pyrex container.

2. In a saucepan over medium to low heat, melt butter. Add flour and stir to blend well, gradually stir in milk. Stir constantly until sauce is thick and smooth. Add bacon and cheese. Add a dash of pepper and salt to taste.

3. Pour sauce over potatoes.

4. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top before placing inside the oven.

5. Bake for 15 minutes at 200 degrees.

Serves 6-8 persons.