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Homemade Bangus Sisig Recipe

Here’s a quick, simple idea to cook for lunch this weekend  – homemade bangus sisig.

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Since 1999, my family has excluded beef from our diet due to husband’s religious beliefs.

Recently, influenced by articles I have been reading at the Philippine Online Chronicles’ Health and Wellness channel, I’ve been trying to eat more healthily. The spillover effect cascades down to my family, whether they like it or not. teeeheee. 😛

I’m buying more fish and lean chicken now than the usual pork and chicken legs we always used to love. Though Nate is allergic to fish, I discovered that he does not react as badly anymore to white chicken meat.

Anyway… back to the topic.

One day last week, I found my freezer with nothing but bangus fillets and cream dory. And the kids were getting tired of fried fish, baked fish, fried fish, baked fish.

Then… *ting!* the light bulb went: bangus sisig! I’ve never done it, but I’m sure it’s a lot like pork sisig. Google search to the rescue.

And so I discovered that homemade bangus sisig is a whole lot easier and healthier than pork sisig, one of my family’s favorites.

Healthy homemade bangus sisig recipe

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Snickers in A Doughnut from Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme‘s at it again…

After Oreo Chocolate Kreme Cakes, this time Krispy Kreme brings the chewy, nutty chocolatey goodness of Snickers into doughnuts.

According to Wikipedia, Snickers is the best-selling chocolate bar of all time, with annual global sales reaching up to USD 2 Billion!

I could understand why, because there really is something in the way Snickers is chewy and nutty and caramel-ly, all at the same time. Continue reading Snickers in A Doughnut from Krispy Kreme

Mmmmmmargarita!

SUPER BELATED UPDATE [27 September 2010]: Oh, so during our family gathering in Baguio that Christmas in 2008, we did mix our own Margarita! I followed the proportions below and my sisters thought it was too strong (although it was perfectly fine for me, I tellz ya.) So we ended up using more lime juice than stated in the recipe below. 🙂

Last Friday, Christmas party season officially started for me.

It was a get-together with gym buddies/school mom-friends/birthday bash in one. I rarely drink when I am out with friends. That’s because I drive myself, and I prefer to get home in one piece, thank you.

But last Friday, I wanted to “unwind”. So I asked my husband if he wanted to drive me. “You can play billiards while waiting for me,” I segued. Lucky me, he agreed! So I happily helped myself to two glasses of margarita.

Bellissimo Ristorante (of Cesar Montano) at the Morato Area is my friends’ favorite hangout. I love that the margarita there is not expensive – just Php70 per serving. I could have had more, but hub picked me up early.

It seems like margarita is going to be my favorite drink this holidays. Here’s a really simple recipe I found online: Continue reading Mmmmmmargarita!

Weekly Question – On Sunday Specials

I’m almost late (as always) with this last week’s WQ at Julie’s Greenbucks.

What are the special things that you look forward to every Sunday?

Sunday is family day.  Everybody in my family looks forward to it since it really is the only day for us to (for the most part) relax and enjoy each other’s company.

I look forward to –

-the dimsum/congee breakfast either at Gloria Maris or in one of our favorite teahouses at Binondo.

-playing badminton with Hub and Patch. Patch was selected to represent her class in the badminton games for the school intramurals, so we play every Sunday to help her practice. It’s a welcome activity since Hub needs to lose some weight himself!

-doing the groceries. It’s therapeutic for me (and probably for millions of other women out there).

-blogging/plurking away, or, if I’m too lazy…

-sleeping off the whole afternoon. This is one luxury I can only afford on Sundays!

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Seafood Laksa | Weekend Cook

Here’s a simple, heart-warming Asian dish that’s perfect for cold, rainy days.

A few days ago, it was cool (rarely gets cold in Manila) and rainy, I craved for Seafood Laksa. I love the flavors of this soup – the fresh fragrance of coriander and lemon-grass, the spice of curry, and the creaminess of coconut milk.

Because it has glass noodles (sotanghon), seafood laksa is quite filling! If you’re vegetarian, simply keep the seafood out. It will still be as flavorful – and nourishing.

seafood laksa recipe

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