Cook, Wine and Dine

Recipes for easy home-cooked meals, dining out, cooking tips and tricks, kitchen tools and gadgets, grocery finds.

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Luk Yuen updates its menu

Since Sam turned vegetarian, it's been a challenge eating out because we have to choose restaurants that serve both meat and vegetarian dishes. And by vegetarian, I don't mean ... (more)

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Macaroni with walnut sauce

So, over the weekend, I learned to make a no-cook lacto-vegetarian sauce based on a recipe in The Silver Spoon. Walnut sauce (salsa di noci) is made with crushed walnuts, ... (more)

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Warm-me-up coffee

It's raining, cold and dark... Steaming hot coffee needs something more to really warm me up today. This drink has coffee liqueur, white creme de menthe and dark creme de ... (more)

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Boracay food trip, part 3: Dos Mestizos

It was Dos Mestizos' mojito that came highly recommended and the original plan was to go there one night after dinner. But, when on vacation, plans are never set in stone and, ... (more)

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Brandy Alexander

Just who the Alexander is for whom the drink was named is a mystery. There are at least three claimants to the honor, one of them being Alexander II of Russia, ... (more)

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Soft tofu and pechay soup

When I cooked the pechay guisado last week, I reserved the dark green leaves of the pechay for a vegetarian soup. In an attempt to tweak the depth of flavor, instead of using ... (more)