EUROPE


SPANISH COCA BREAD
Food is one great ways to travel to other countries through your tongue and imagination. I’ve never been to Spain before, but it’s great that I get to try this Spanish Coca Bread. This sweet Spanish yeast bread is a local favorite. Another recipe collection from Martha Stewart Living cookbook. […]

SPANISH COCA BREAD


PASTA AND SHRIMP PARCELS
Pasta and Shrimp Parcels is really an ideal dish if you have guest coming over for dinner. The parcels can be prepared in advance, then put in the oven when you guys are ready to chow. Besides, I love the idea of unwrapping your food on the dinner table. It’s […]

PASTA AND SHRIMP PARCELS


SPANISH CHICKEN CASSEROLE
I always like casserole dishes. They are convenient. You throw everything in the casserole dish and you have a complete meal..pretty much! This Spanish Chicken Casserole recipe is from the 1000 Classic Recipes from Around the World, Edited by Jo-Anne Cox and Elizabeth Towers. The bay leaf and the wine […]

SPANISH CHICKEN CASSEROLE



calamari
This was my first attempt of making Calamari after browsing through Alton Brown’s Good Eats cookbook. He had two different recipes for Calamari, wet-fried Calamari and dry-fried Calamari. This recipe was for dry-fried Calamari. Very easy to make and you really can’t go wrong with combination of S & P […]

CALAMARI


French Toast
French toast is typically made with bread, cinnamon and eggs. Milk or sugar is commonly added. According to what is popular in local cuisine, many of the spices that are added to bread or egg dishes are included in cooking. This versatile dish is often topped with sugar, butter, fruit, […]

FRENCH TOAST


Meatballs and pasta 2
As common as meatballs and pasta is, believe it or not, I never had it before. I’m not sure why. Most importantly though I’ve tried it now and made the meatballs from scratch too lol! Thanks to Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution 😉 MEATBALLS AND PASTA (4 servings) 4 sprigs of […]

MEATBALLS AND PASTA



POT-ROASTED CHICKEN WITH SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE
I ran out of idea on what to do with chicken. So, again, I put Jamie Oliver’s cookbook to a good use and it is a life saver. This is not your typical sweet and sour chicken/pork that you have eaten, deep-fried and glazed with sweet and sour sauce. This […]

POT-ROASTED CHICKEN WITH SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE


MY OLD MAN'S SUPERB CHICKEN 1
Well, Jamie Oliver’s old man that is. Another great recipe from his Happy Days with Naked Chef cook book. It looks pretty “fancy” to me, but execution wise is a no brainer. Love this recipe as it is Blooming Gorgeous like he always said MY OLD MAN’S SUPERB CHICKEN (4 […]

MY OLD MAN’S SUPERB CHICKEN


Pot-roasted pork 2
I’m still cooking with Jamie Oliver as you can see This is another wonderful recipe from his Happy Days with the Naked Chef. POT-ROASTED PORK IN WHITE WINE WITH GARLIC, FENNEL AND ROSEMARY (6 servings) 3 1/2 lbs boneless pork loin 1 Tbsp fennel seeds 2-3 large pats of butter […]

POT-ROASTED PORK IN WHITE WINE WITH GARLIC, FENNEL AND ROSEMARY



Pasta 3
I’m not a cook, but I’m learning how to cook every single day of my life and I must admit that I’m pretty good at throwing everything I can find into the wok/pot or whatever it is lol!. I saw some anchovies and broccoli in the fridge. I wanted something […]

BROCCOLI AND ANCHOVY PENNE RIGATE


flour and water crust chicken 1
When I saw this recipe on Jamie Oliver’s “Happy Days with the Naked Chef” cook book, I knew immediately that I must make this flour and water crust chicken. As weird as the title sounds, this chicken tastes incredibly tender and good. It is also very easy to make and […]

FLOUR AND WATER CRUST CHICKEN


spaghetti 2
There are days when I just want to cook something easy and light. When I flipped through Jamie Oliver’s Happy Days with The Naked Chef cook book, I saw Spaghetti with Marjoram and Tomatoes recipe. This simple yet healthy and refreshing dish just get my attention. The taste of the […]

EASY PEASY SPAGHETTI WITH MARJORAM AND TOMATOES



SPANISH TORTILLA 5
Another way to call this is Spanish Potato Omellete. There’s no flour Tortilla involved in the making. I just learned something new that Tortilla means “little cake” (pardon my ignorance). I made this for breakfast the other day and loved how they turned out. It’s a very hearty and filling […]

SPANISH TORTILLA


PAELLA 2
Today is the day that I feel like cooking a one-pot dish. I had never made Paella before and saw this recipe from Better Homes and Garden’s cooking book. So, I thought…let’s switch gear a bit and make this Spanish-inspired dish. We like it. Not to mention how simple, colorful […]

PAELLA