Archive for the ‘Vegetables’ Category
Soooo… I was kind of craving for them for days, I made some real quick.
This is so easy to do, ingredients are easy to find, basic actually.
Tomato sauce (I used Hunts)
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated cheese (I used 3 kinds – parmesan, mozarella and Eden cheese)
OR—- you can use leftover spaghetti sauce if you have them, then you’ll just need the vegetables, cooked rice, chili powder, cheese and tortilla wrap 🙂
Heat oil in a pan, then add ground beef, cook till done. Add in tomato sauce, salt, pepper, sugar, and chili powder according to your preferred taste, simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the carrots, tomatoes and onions, simmer for another 15 minutes.
Transfer to a container, add in rice, little by little. Do not put too much rice that it will look dry.
Place tortilla wrap on an aluminum foil enough to wrap it, then spoon the tomato mix on it, top with grated cheese mix. Wrap the aluminum foil. The put in the oven toaster or oven to heat it.
You can make more than you can eat, put them in freezer/fridge then reheat when you want to eat them :).
This is very simple to make and with very few ingredients needed.
Flour seasoned with salt and pepper
Oil for frying
Coat each lettuce leaf in flour
Dip in egg
Coat in breadcrumbs
Fry till golden brown
Enjoy and have fun eating 😀
This is another favorite.. especially by my little boy, he gets to help whenever I make this delicious snack, rolling the glutinuous rice flour into balls :D. Also did you know that sesame seeds have health benefits? That added a plus to this healthy snack.
For the fillings you can put anything you like… the one above is cheese :). I can stare at this ball for hours lol.. making me hungry..
2 cups glutinous rice flour
1 cup rice flour
1/4 cup light brown sugar (white will do, I always prefer the brown sugar)
1/4 cup water (add more if needed)
Oil for frying
Combine the glutinous rice flour and the rice flour. Make a well and add the water. Knead to turn into a dough. Then roll it like a log.
I am doing this with the help of the my 5 year old.. lol. He gets to sprinkle flour on the log rice flour
Cut them into desired pieces, flatten it and add any fillings that you like. My fillings were cheese, strawberry jam and peanut butter.
After putting fillings fold and roll them into balls, then roll the balls in sesame seeds.
Deep fry until golden brown and drain.
Sesame seeds health benefits:
Did you know that sesame seeds has long been widely used in in traditional medicines for their nutritive, preventive, and curative properties. Its oil seeds are sources for phyto-nutrients like omega-6 fatty acids, flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins and dietary fiber with potent anti-cancer.
Sesame seed is considered to be the oldest oilseed crop known, domesticated well over 5000 years ago. Sesame is very drought-tolerant. It has been called a survivor crop, with an ability to grow where most crops fail… more from wiki
Well I started planting again.. It has been 2 years since I last planted vegetables now am back to it..
I bought tomato seeds months back and had them planted.. they are looking good now.
I am going to use them for the kids’ favorite baked mac :D. I have my own recipe for it that they really love. It has been a while since I last cooked it for them and am sure they missed it already..
I had these tomatoes planted in cans only.. have no space for a real garden so have to make use of whatever is available. The cans are put just 0utside our fence, thankfully no dogs, cats or other animals come near it..
If you noticed, those small red fruits beside the tomatoes, those are Philippine chilies and they are super duper hot..
Learn how to easily grow your own juicy tomatoes..
A famous soup dish here in the Philippines, Tinolang Manok. This chicken soup when cooked with a generous thin slices of ginger is good for your health especially when one have coughs and colds, or even flu.
Ahhh.. this is one of my favorite, I always try to cooked this during rainy season, and i always make sure there are more than enough ginger slices in the mix, it taste better that way :).
1/2 kilo chicken (chopped to pieces)
1 small green papaya
1/2 or 1 cup chili leaves
2 cups malunggay leaves (optional – this is nutritious though)
ginger thinly sliced
1 medium onion sliced
1 chicken cube (to add more flavor – optional)
salt and pepper to taste
1 piece green chili cut into two (optional)
1. Boil chicken, papaya, onion and ginger in a pot with enough water till tender.
2. Add the chicken cubes, all the leafy ingredients and simmer till malunggay leaves are cooked.
3. Add the green chili, salt and pepper to taste, simmer to at least 1 or 2 minutes or till the chili becomes soft.
4. Serve hot with steamed rice.
If you are wondering what malunggay leaves looks like, here it is…
Do vegetarians eat animal crackers? ~Author Unknown
Courtesy of my 15 year old daughter with some changes from me, especially with the taste… lol.
This one is a very easy recipe, ingredients are very easy to find.
When I was cooking that Crab in Coconut Milk (recipe previous post), my daughter asked me to leave some of the squash for her and I asked her what she’s going to do with it, she said she’s going to try to make a squash ball, and will bring it to school for her packed lunch. I was surprised and impressed the next morning, her squash ball was done and it looked good, as for the taste, well it’s not that flattering since it’s her first time to do it, but it’s passable. So today, for our lunch we made a squash ball again, this time I added a few more ingredients.
1/4 cut of a medium squash (peeled and grated)
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 medium sized egg (beaten)
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Mix the grated squash, flour, and egg in a bowl.
Form small balls and roll in bread crumbs.
Deep fry till golden brown.
Serve with hot rice, use catsup or chili sauce for dipping.
Another way of doing this:
Do not mix the grated squash, flour and egg.
Form squash into small balls instead, roll them in the flour, then dip in the egg and roll in the bread crumbs then fry.
Flatten the squash balls to form squash patties ^_^
As a snack:
Omit the salt, pepper, garlic powder. Add brown sugar and milk instead.
Omit egg and replace with milk.
This dish is one of my favorite. Very simple to do, doesn’t require too much skills :).
1 kilo medium sized Alimasag/Crab (cut in half)
String beans (cut into 1 inch)
1/4 Squash (sliced)
1 medium sized onion (sliced)
1 medium sized ginger (sliced thinly)
Coconut milk (buy large coconut)
Salt, pepper to taste
Chilli powder (optional)
For first juice extract, add half cup water then extract the juice, drain and set aside.
For second juice extract, add one and a half cup water then extract juice, drain and set aside.
Put all ingredients in a large pan.
Add the second juice extract of the coconut milk.
Bring to a boil.
When vegetables are cooked add in the coconut milk also known here as kakang gata (first coconut juice extract).
Season with salt and pepper.
Add chilli powder if you like.
Simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve hot with rice.
This is one of the easiest dish to cook here. Adobong sitaw has been a favorite of mine since I was a child.
Here’s a simple recipe of this Filipino dish.
One of my favorite vegetable dish that is so easy to cook!
1 cup sitaw (stringbeans) cut into 1 inch size
3 cloves of garlic minced and chopped
1 medium onion sliced
3 tablespoons of soy sauce
3 tablespoons of vinegar
half a glass of water
200 g chicken fillet sliced or ground pork (meat is optional)
oil for frying
salt, pepper to taste
2 pcs dried bay leaf (laurel)
Add oil in a pan, and fry garlic, then onion till soft. Add in the meat (here i used chicken fillet) stir fry, then add the string beans, stir fry a little. Add the liquid ingredients and simmer. Add salt and pepper, depending on your taste. Cook until the vegetables are tender, add in the bay leaf and peppercorns a minute or two before turning off the fire.
Serve with rice.