Simply Filipina

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I've been blogging food in here but i realized i haven't gotten to share yet my adobo recipe it is my version of adobo where in it's my number one favorite of all times, lol. Though i add a spice that wasn't really there in a traditional adobo recipe that i know. Anyway, now is the chance to share you guys. I always cook this famous Filipino cuisine my family loves it so much cooking this makes them clean their plates specially my kiddos, my eldest favorite ever since but the lil missy is so picky lately am having a hard time to feed her but when adobo is right in her plate oh boy! Sure they enjoy every bite of it! Happy me, lol.


Needed:

8-10 cut size chicken with bones (i used thigh and legs)
2-3 cloves chopped garlic
1 medium size onion chopped
3 bay leaf
1/4 cup soy sauce (silver swan)
1/4 cup vinegar (datu puti)
1/2 tsp pepper corn
1tbsp brown sugar (this will really incorporate the flavor altogether)
1/2 tsp paprika (spice i add)
1 banana or plantain (cut to your own desire)
1tbsp patis or fish sauce
1cup fat free chicken broth or a cup of water
half size of green bell pepper
1tsp cornstarch (for sauce thickening)

How:

In a deep pot, Sauteed garlic and onion till fragrance arose.
Add the cut chicken and stir simmer for 5minutes.
Pour broth, soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaf, pepper corn, patis, paprika and brown sugar. Simmer and allow to boil for 20 minutes in a medium heat. If sauce is less you can just add half cup water.
Add the plantain and green bell pepper and cook another 10 minutes or until
the banana cooked. Add cornstarch for thicken sauce. Remove bay leaf and serve hot with rice.

Enjoy Cooking!




This is best described for great meal combo! Adobong sitaw in beef with fried galunggung been craving this for 48years already and just the other day have the stuff to cook to. T'was a stuffed lunch time I've had and i expect i gained weight for that moment. But anyway, i really don't care i rather eat than starve. This dishes are very indeed famous in Filipinos dinning table. You can cook adobo in so many different ways from meat to vegetables and so happened i love sitaw or long green beans and beef so i cooked the combo together and make a yummy adobo dish along with crispy fried galunggung with sawsawan oh boy it's fantastic! Don't forget the side plain rice! Satisfying indeed!



Here's how the adobo green bean in beef.

half a pound of thinly slice beef steak or beef stew
one pack steam fresh green beans (that's what i usually use)
2 garlic cloves chopped
half of onion chopped
1/4 cup silver swan soy sauce
1/4 cup datu puti vinegar
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1tbsp fish sauce
1tbsp cooking oil

How:

Sauteed garlic and onion, bring to the skillet the sliced beef meat. Stir till meat brown.
Pour the soy sauce and vinegar and stir up to mix well.
Simmer for 10minutes or the fragrance arose. Add green beans, ground pepper and fish sauce simmer and cover for another 10 minutes or until the veges is cooked and sauce thickened you can add 1tsp cornstarch in 1/4 cup water if sauce is not enough consistency. Serve with white rice and your favorite side fish or whatever you desire!

Enjoy Cooking!

I was surfing my online thingy and i bumped unto an article about a rude delivery guy guess what he was caught on the act on his bad behavior regarding how he handle a fragile package on a residential house good thing that home has a video surveillance camera and his 35 seconds fame was about to show off to the world wide web! Imagined when he delivered the television he just tossed it over the fence.. geez! He was so in a hurry! Of course what will we expect to happen?? The company is grateful of what happened so that they can cut off those mean delivery men and get the right disciplinary action for them not to do it again!

Have you try the cinnamon raisin biscuit from hardees yet? Ohhh, it is good! I love their country style biscuit and gravy too that's the only i order from them then when we saw this the other day thought of trying because the picture looks so good and I'm right it taste good as well! So when you start your breakfast on a drive thru try hardees and get that one!

My dream house in the future there in the Philippines would definitely have nice sets of outdoor furniture. I really find park benches appealing and a good spot to relax while reading a good book. I'd like to have a wide garden in the front-yard where we could set up chairs and picnic tables, one will do, for that one fun barbecue night with our loved ones and friends. Adirondack chairs are cozy pieces, where we could just laze ourselves on late, breezy afternoons. I would love to grow flowers, of different kinds and photograph their grace. My ideal house will be simple and modest, yet with a beautiful landscape. 


By the way, I happened to stop by a website that has the widest selection of amazing outdoor furniture. Their sets are so lovely, the ones for my dream house are actually all found there. All are made from quality materials like mahogany, cedar, teak and plastic. Comes in so many types, colors and designs. If you want you can check them out to, perhaps you'll find something for your backyard as well. Anyway, whether we live in our dream houses now or not yet, what's important is we are with those we love. Winks!


I was able to purchased last Monday the matambaka fish, been craving this for a long long time! The fish is famous in the Philippines and it is indeed taste good whatever dish you cook to it. You can cook them like crispy fried, tinola, paksiw, the escabeche as what you see in the picture above and many more. Well mine i like it when it's cook like this in particular if you wanted to have a lil sauce with your rice this would be perfect. It's really simple kind of escabeche no more the added other ingredients such as carrots, bell pepper, green onions and blah blah, lol. Just sauteed garlic, chopped onion, couple slices of ginger for fragrance, 2tbsp soy sauce and 1tbsp vinegar in a cup of water with the 1tbsp brown sugar to marry the sweet and sour taste.

The article written by Victor Flowers

I have been broke for quite some time. I have been making some large cutbacks in my life in order to make due. The biggest problem is not telling anyone my problems. I do not want my friends to think of me differently or for them to judge me. However, I think I might be taking advantage of them a little. Since I am trying to save money, I am living on the minimum in my apartment. I keep the heat as low as I can handle, I canceled my television service and my landline. Thankfully, I have been able to watch a few shows on the internet and even programmed my friends DVR using http://www.tvbydirect.com/. I have not had a chance to tell him yet and right now I am hoping he does not notice. He has been such a wonderful friend to me and I hope I am not taking advantage of him. It is definitely a fine line I am walking on, but I hope I have not crossed it.

Are those veins on legs starting to appear already? Known as varicose or spider veins, not only do they look ugly but painful as well. Prolonged hours of standing or walking might trigger pain and cause swelling. For those who are overweight, it is also common to them. Nowadays there are treatment options available to help those who suffer get rid of it. Sclerotherapy is one example. Through a tiny needle, the veins are injected with a solution that irritates the lining of the vein. It will then collapse and reabsorbed, making it no longer visible. Other solutions would be laser treatments and ultrasound. My mom has varicose veins on her legs. The good thing is it's not severe. When time comes I can have them come over here in the states, might as well treat the veins on her legs so that it won't worsen. Anyway, prevention is better than cure. To avoid having those not so nice looking veins, it would help to keep our legs elevated after long hours of standing. Losing weight can reduce the risk of appearance as well so a healthy and active lifestyle would be the best precaution and treatment of course.

Mom in-law just hand me my new toy to play with and I'm so loving it because i can turn my baking skill into the next level, lol! After they taste my bread she promised to get me an all purpose electric mixer from kitchen aide for me not to use my muscles in kneading those gigantic doughs, haha. With this i am excited to go back when i really make cakes, pastries for living one moment in my life! Well, we do have mixer though from husband before but it's not as great as this one so i am thrilled to play with it actually am doing my first hands on today will bake some pandesal again. Wink!

One of the most challenging thing if you live abroad would probably have to be the language barriers. I must admit, as a Filipina who lives in a foreign country, it's still a constant effort to understand people and be understood as well. It's not very hard though for English is a universal language. I have friends who lives in parts of Europe and their language there are so diverse and way more difficult to learn, much more understand. Sometimes, they would have to attend language courses and even hire translators.


Speaking of, Russian I think is one of the most beautiful language being uttered. Without a doubt, one of the hardest to grasp as well. In cases where one needs efficient and reliable Russian translators, there's available Russian translations offered by Rosetta worldwide translation services. Russian translation service is a company based in London, they provide document translation, transcription, interpreting, localization services and the things alike. They can be very helpful to those foreigners and immigrants in Russia especially if it has to do with important papers. The world's diversity in language spells awe to many, including me. It's actually a dream learning a new tongue, Mandarin perhaps. Oh and why not Russian? That would be so cool and interesting isn't it?

I'm a big fond of this brand of instant noodles not just it taste good but the price is outstanding if you are on the budget! I love to experiment food so to make it a little effort to me to fix this fellow i make it on my own way and sure it taste even better i promised you that. So here's how i cook my instant maruchan ramen into extra ordinary dish. Putting extra spice and condiments is not hard.
First you need to cook the Korean beef recipe: You need a cup of thinly slice beef stew meat, 2 tbsp vinegar, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1/8 tsp ground pepper, 1tsp minced garlic, 1tbsp thinly chopped onion. Then sauteed the beef until brown if excess oil is a lot drained some. Sauteed garlic and onion to the beef, pour vinegar, soy sauce and ground pepper mix them well till everything marries. Let it simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce soaked to the meat good and beef is tender enough. Set aside.


For the noodles : All you need are a cup of instant noodles (Maruchan brand), a cup of less sodium chicken broth, 1 egg, strips of scallions or green onion. Just boiled them together on a deep pot except the egg. When the noodles is cook enough pour the scramble egg and stir let it simmer until egg is fully cooked. Poured in a desired soup bowl while it's steaming hot, then have couple of spoonful of Korean beef on the top of it and sprinkle with fresh slice green onion or scallion! Eat HOT!


Enjoy!

When we think of science, we think of that subject in school and the systematic study of the world around us. But really, how does it affect our daily lives? I personally think of it as something we have to deal and live with daily. Science works as we open our eyes the moment we wake up. As we turn on the lights in the room, science also moves into action. The changing seasons we experience and all the other things in the universe has to do with science. We don't need to be scientist though or intellectuals to love such kind of knowledge. We just need to love reading and learning. I'm glad to have found a website that provides a lot of daily science news in all fields like the latest technology, the world around us, new discoveries in medicine, about animals and so forth. It's really like a virtual encyclopedia, helpful to students and anyone whose curious about science. Am talking about SciTechDaily, do visit them online too for a daily dose of science. By the way, they also offer a lot of discount codes as well like Orbitz promo codes and Hotwire coupons. This ones for those who wanna travel, I suppose learning science in a more diverse way. Winks!

You will need:


Half a cup grapes slice it to halves
One medium apple peeled and slice into squares
One big size banana (slice into bite size)
One big size avocado slice into squares
Half a cup of slice strawberries
Half a cup of blueberries
1/4 cup condensed milk
1/4 cup whipped cream
1tsp white sugar

Mix them altogether and chilled in the fridge before serving.

Enjoy!

Sometimes, we buy products not because we need it but because we just want it. The latest products we saw on TV, the pictures on print ads, the goodies we find through online shopping stores, all seems more appealing because of the advertisement. Nowadays, the Internet is the most powerful form of advertising because anyone can have access to almost anything with just few simple clicks. The Internet also reaches more and more people from all walks of life, young and old. The advertising agency that's behind a successful product campaign really does wonders to sell the product or services.Companies and businesses hire them to launch a very creative and effective campaigns to have great results. What if there's no advertisement? Nothing on TV, Internet, not even pictures. A certain product may be available for the longest time already but clients are still unaware about it.

By the way, do you have a business, product or brand that you want to promote? That! Advertising Agency can help you with it. Through mix media like search engine optimization, television and radio broadcast, social media, Internet exposure, and so forth, clients can be sure they'd reach their desired goal and target. Their office is staff with a lot of genius minds and creative ideas, packed with a wide range of services that caters to the needs of their clients. Because of the effective advertisement, people can search for the products they want, go to places they haven't been yet, find out the answers to their questions, eat something they haven't tried, and the like. But of course in all we do, we have to be modest and wise. Advertisements are just a way of opening our minds. In the end, it's still us who decides.