Saturday, June 26, 2010


I'm so excited for tomorrow. I'll be having a cooking class with the kids and we will be holding it in my place instead. It will be a 3-day workshop so it will be very exciting.

Here's what we'll be making. It's a combination of the 2 summer cooking classes I did before in Living Well and compressed it for 3 days.

DAY 1:

a. Blueberry Pancakes
b. Buttermilk Waffles
c. Potato and Onion Fritata
d. Strawberry Smoothie
e. Spanish Hot Chocolate


a. Artichoke and Spinach Dip
b. Pumpkin Soup
c. Spaghetti and Meatballs
d. Cheesy Garlic Bread
e. Bananas Foster

DAY 3.

a. Nacho Chips with Cheese Dip and Tomato Salsa
b. Chicken Quesadilla
c. Beef Tacos
d. Moist Brownies
e. Chocolate Chip Cookies

On day 3, this is theMoist Brownies that we will be baking. I'm posting the recipe so I can share it with you too.



2/3 cup butter, cubed
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup granulated sugar
2 pieces eggs
1 teaspoon vanila extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease and line an 8x8 inch square pan.

2. Place butter and sugar in a saucepan. Cook on low heat until melted and smooth.

3. Remove from heat. Add eggs one at a time.

4. Add the vanilla.

5. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder and salt.

6. Gradually add the flour mixture in the egg mixture. Whisk just until combined.

7. Pour batter onto prepared pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

8. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Here's what's coming this that you can download three times a week on your mobile phone. It took quite a while to set this up but here it is! It's been up and running since April but for those who have not heard yet, here's how you can download them.

Just text CHEF to 2346 and you'll receive my recipes 3 times a week. It's P20 per recipe on Globe, and P15 on Smart and Sun. Or you can log on to on your WAP browser. Again that's CHEF to 2346. Text na! For MMS phones only."

So for july, here are some of the recipes that I will be sharing...scroll down and check out the photos. I'm also posting a sample recipe of Pasta Alla Vongole so you have an idea what you'll be getting. Enjoy!
Cream of Pumpkin Soup
Bread and Butter Pudding with Caramelized Apples

Farfalle with Pesto Cream Sauce

Beef and Beans Chili

Southern Fried Chicken

Baked Macaroni, Bacon and Cheese

Cinnamon Rolls


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon onion, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
250 grams fresh clams
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
100 grams linguini, cooked accdg to packet instructions
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped


1. Heat oil in a saute pan. Add the onion and cook until translucent. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant.

2. Add the clams, then the wine. Allow to simmer for 3-5 minutes or until shells open up. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Add the noodles, toss in butter, then the parsley. Adjust the seasoning as necessary. Sprinkle additonal chopped parsley on the pasta before serving.