Birthday salad

It's called birthday salad because it was made by three people who celebrated their birthday last month -- Buddy, Laura and myself. Just like my complete salad from 2008, this one is savory and filling as it has everything in it -- meat, vegetables, fruit, egg and even nuts. … [Read more...]


Baked pork chops with mustard and yogurt

They're playing Christmas carols in the supermarket but the holiday season doesn't begin in my house until the third week of October when I celebrate my birthday. Then, the cooking and the partying go on until January when my younger daughter celebrates her birthday. I … [Read more...]


Chicken, pesto and yogurt salad

For some reason, chicken and macaroni salad is a fixture in the Filipino Christmas and New Year menu. It's one of the side dishes that I'm planning on serving for the New Year family reunion because I feel it should go well with roast stuffed turkey and the grilled meat … [Read more...]


Yogurt in my pasta

Lunch last Wednesday was a pasta dish that made use of leftovers. I had excess yogurt from last Saturday's chicken and mangoes in yogurt and there was enough grilled fish from the previous night's dinner to make a decent number of fish balls. Yes, those are fish balls that … [Read more...]


Breakfast anytime: yogurt

It's my daughter Alex's favorite quick breakfast. It's also her favorite quick snack. Sliced bananas dumped into a tub of yogurt.It's something I'd like to try soon because I've always enjoyed my yogurt plain or as a topping for my waffles.My current favorite is … [Read more...]


Cornmeal waffles

My kids brought some of these cornmeal waffles to school and, as usual, classmates asked for a taste. Then, they complained that the waffles were bland. Not surprising, really, and quite a pity too that this generation defines waffles by Starbucks standard -- loaded with … [Read more...]


Chicken and potatoes in yogurt

You know that baked creamy chicken and potatoes that so many readers have tried and enjoyed? Okay, if you're new here, check out this link and note that the baked creamy chicken and potatoes entry consists of three pages. So, it's become quite popular. My kids love it and … [Read more...]


Bangus fritters

Bangus (milkfish) is just so delicious that I can cook it in so many ways. Served as an appetizer, bangus fritters is a sure fire way to impress dinner guests. Or serve them as an entree; they're just as good.How did I come up with this recipe? Well, I was thinking … [Read more...]