Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Last week, We had a Yummy shoot for the March cover. Becky made me do three items...beef lasagna, sticky chicken wings, and two way adobo. I think all tasted good but what I enjoyed the most was seeing the team at work and getting creative on how to make the food look really YUMMY!

Then two days after that, I finished my photos for my MMS service for are the other stuff that you will have for February...

Fettuccine Alfredo

Seared pork chops with orange cranberry sauce

Beef pot roast with mashed potatoes

Here's the Sticky chicken wings from the YUMMY shoot

Two way adobo served with red egg

beef lasagna

I so badly want to post the lasagna recipe already but I have to wait 'til the issue comes out so...that will be in March...

Meanwhile, here's a pasta recipe that I'm sure you'll love as well...



3 tablespoons olive oil
2 pieces fresh pork sausage, skins removed
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
400 grams tomato puree
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons basil , chopped
salt and pepper, to taste
300 grams ziti noodles, cooked as directed
1 cup all purpose cream
1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated


1. Heat olive oil in a saute pan. Cook the sausage.

2. Add the onion and garlic. Cook until fragrant. Add the red pepper flakes.

3. Add the tomato puree. Allow to simmer for 7-10 minutes. Add the herbs.

4. Add the cooked zitti noodles. Stir until well combined with the sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

5. Place mixture in a baking dish. Pour cream over the noodles then top with mozzarella cheese.

6. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

7. Remove from the oven. allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.


I just finished making my MMS content for the month of February. Here are some cute ideas to make this month of love more interesting...

Again, you can download my recipes on your mobile phone! 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. For MMS phones only.

Asparagus soup with heart crostini

Cranberry scones

French toast with bacon and maple syrup

bocca di nonna ice cream sandwich

Sunday, January 9, 2011

This is the first time I'm writing for this year. I got so busy over the last two months that I didn't have time to post some stories. I will start posting them soon though.

Anyway, here's what I've discovered last week... I had breakfast at this place along Makati Avenue called Paris Delice. What sets this apart from the others is that their bread dough and pastries are imported from France...Yes, France. I want you to try their stuff so you can taste for yourself and notice the difference. I must admit, I enjoyed every bite of everything that they made me try... scroll down...

Paris Delice is located at 1 Juno St. Cor Makati Avenue, Makati City and they are open daily from 7 a.m. - 10 pm.

This is their version of the hot chocolate.
This is the counter where you place your order. It's best to have them toast your pastry for you...

Showcase of the different pastries available
Salad bar with some fruit juices, and some desserts like panna cotta.
Triangle aux Amandes - pastry filled with almond filling.
Hot crousti - Sausage in a baguette with melted cheese on top...yummy!
Chouquette - this is like a cream puff...soft and ender on the inside with a little crunch on the outside.
One of their best sellers ...L' Atlantic - smoked salmon with herb dressing and onions on a baguette
Croissant aux Apricots or apricot croissant
Torsade au Chocolate -chocolate twist...probably my favorite
Le Lillois - chicken with bacon, mayonnaise, tomatoes and lettuce on a baguette
Croissant - really good...flaky and buttery
Chausson aux Pommes - apple turnover
Chocolate beignet - donut filled with nutella!
Quiche Lorraine

Jams that they sell in the store