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Juicy Mustard Burgers | Weekend Cook Recipe

Today, I cooked juicy mustard burgers for dinner. Yeah, manang was on day-off, so dinner had to be easy. hehehe

The kids preferred to eat their burger patties with rice, while hub and I enjoyed them with buns slathered with tomato ketchup and mayo.

juicy mustard burgers recipe

Here is the recipe for Juicy Mustard Burgers

Ingredients: (to make 8 pieces 3-inch diameter patties)

1/2 kilo ground pork or beef (I used pork because my family doesn’t eat beef), drained well

1 medium white onion, chopped

1 egg

3 to 4 tbsp fresh or skimmed milk

1 tbsp mustard (I used Thomy, the wonderful German mustard brand)

dash of salt to taste

fresh-cracked black pepper, about a pinch (fresh-cracked makes all the difference, believe me!)

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (which I forgot to buy! But my burgers turned out well anyway.)

Mix all ingredients well, except milk. Mixture should not be too watery, so it is wise to slowly add the milk last. Consistency is just right if you are able to form patties that don’t fall apart.

The milk in the mixture is the key to the burgers being juicy, while the mustard gives the burgers a lovely flavor.

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Baked Chicken Recipe | Lunch Box (Updated 2 Jan 2016)

Since Nate is off chicken, my two other kids get usually get their chicken fix in their school lunch. Kawawa naman if we have chicken at home while Nate watches on, di ba? 🙁 Here’s a quick and easy baked chicken recipe that’s great for baon.

school lunch baked chicken recipe


Last Tuesday, the girls had Baked Herb-Chicken Thighs. It is one of the lunch box mainstays, because it’s so easy and quick to cook. It’s a flexible recipe too, as you can throw in any flavors you want into the marinade.

I use chicken legs or thighs, instead of whole chicken because nobody wants to eat the breast part in this family. So I always end up eating it! To be fair to everyone (especially to myself, hehe, I decided – only chicken legs!)

Baked Chicken Recipe below. Continue reading Baked Chicken Recipe | Lunch Box (Updated 2 Jan 2016)

Homemade Chicken Tocino Recipe

I am sharing with you my homemade chicken tocino recipe. This is what my children and husband had in their lunch boxes today.

homemade chicken tocino recipe

Homemade chicken tocino is a healthier and less expensive alternative to store-bought tocino.  Here is our homemade chicken tocino recipe. Continue reading Homemade Chicken Tocino Recipe

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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szechuan prawns recipe

Sichuan Prawns recipe | Home Cooking

Recently, with pork and chicken prices skyrocketing, hub has gone back from the supermarket to the palengke. (Yes, he goes to the palengke while I sleep in on Sundays, woohoo!) Last Sunday, he found beautiful prawns at the Cubao Farmers’ Market. I remembered this recipe I used to cook often – back in the times when we had just one child and commodity prices weren’t so steep. So I’m sharing today my Sichuan Prawns recipe.

Sichuan Prawns is one of hub’s favorite dishes. Once, I saw it being cooked at Discovery Travel and Living. I quickly took down notes, and gave it a try –with a few modifications. Why, it worked! My younger sis would sometimes text me to ask the recipe. So you wouldn’t have to text me again, Shiraz, here is the Sichuan Prawns recipe for you.  🙂 Continue reading Sichuan Prawns recipe | Home Cooking