Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo

I made Spaghetti Squash for the first time last night, and it was delicious. Seeing a lot of my fitness peeps on Instagram post low carb, low cal and healthy food inspired me to finally make it.

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It's so easy to make. Pierce Spaghetti Squash all over with a knife. Bake in the oven for 60-90 minutes. Once cooked, cut in half, spoon out the seeds. Fluff with a fork. The little strands looks like spaghetti. Treat it like regular spaghetti pasta and pair with any kind of sauces or meats you prefer.

I topped mine with creamy garlic Alfredo sauce with chicken. It was so good. Couldn't believe it was low carb. Next time, I'll try it with meat sauce.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Birthday Food *Late Post*

This post is extremely late, but I just wanna share all the food I cooked on my birthday. I had a small get together with my closest friends where I cooked all my favorite food. Yeah, I cooked on my birthday. It's my thing! 

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Homemade chicken chowmein. Chowmein noodles with shredded chicken, carrots, celery, napa cabbage, cilantro, bean sprouts and lemon. See my recipe HERE. Try it. I promise it's easy to make. My friends went back for more! I'm assuming they really liked it!

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Filipino Longganisa. It's not homemade, but I bought them at a local Filipino market and cooked it at home. I call them party Longganisa because they're a fav among my friends. Boiled in shallow water then I let carmalize in it's own fat. Sweet and savory. It's delicious!

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Homemade Chicken Lumpia. A staple at any Filipino parties. My version has ground chicken and ground shrimp with chopped carrots, celery and yellow onion wrapped in Lumpia papper then deep fried until golden brown. My friends devoured these fast!

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For dessert, My friend Lupe Cakes made her homemade Chocoflan. Chocolate cake on the bottom and clear flan on top. It's ridiculously good!

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Playing games with my friends.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Homemade Chowmein

Super easy and delicious Chicken Chowmein. It's better than you local Chinese food joint. I'm serious.

Recipe is inspired by Kelsey Nixon.

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  • 1 chicken bullion cube
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp soysauce
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 squirt of honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp chili sauce or siracha
  • 1 and 3/4 cup of hot water
  • 1 box of Chinese chowmein noodles of your choice. You can also use fresh or dry egg noodles
  • minced garlic
  • minced fresh ginger
  • chopped green onion or scallions (green and white part)
  • chopped celery
  • shredded carrots
  • shredded napa cabbage (you can aslo use whatever vegetables you have on hand -green beans, mushrooms, bean sprouts and etc...)
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch diluted in a little bit of water
  • shredded cooked chicken or shrimp or whatever meat you prefer.

  • Cook noodles according to package direcition.
  • While waiting for noodles to cook, combine the ingredients for the sauce in a large cup. Mix until everything is dissolved. It may seem like a lot of liquid but don't worry. The noodles will soak it all up.
  • Heat wok or large pan over high heat. 
  • Add sesame oil or canola oil. 
  • Add minced garlic, giner and green onion. Sautee for 20 seconds until fragrant. 
  • Add the celery, carrots, napa cabbage and the rest of your veggies. Sautee for 5 minutes until veggies are tender.
  • Add sauce mixture to the pan.
  • Add cornstarch mixture. Mix and bring to a simmer.
  • Toss in the meat. 
  • Toss in cooked noodles and mix. Let it sit until the noodles soak up the sauce. 
  • Serve in a bowl or plate.
  • Garnish with more green onions, cilantro and sesame seeds.
  • Enjoy!

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Don't sweat it if you don't have some of the ingredients. Here are some of the things you can substitute.

Chinsese noodles = Spaghetti noodles
sesame oil = Canola or vegetable oil
hoisin sauce = bbq sauce

And again, use whatever vegetables you have on hand.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Frito Chili Pie!

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I had no idea chili was so easy to make after I saw Ree's Frito Chili Pie recipe. I've been using canned chili for the longest time. Gross. It was also a great idea to make in our mini cooking class at work. Who doesn't love frito chips, homemade chili and cheese?

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My recipe is a bit different from Ree's. I didn't use Rotel diced tomatoes and kidney beans. Also, we eye ball the ingredients like always.

  • ground beef
  • tomato sauce
  • ground oregano
  • ground cumin
  • ground chili powder
  • salt and pepper
  • pinto beans
  • a little flour diluted in water
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • frito corn chips
  • diced yellow onion


Brown ground chuck with garlic in a pot over medium-high heat. Add tomato sauce, salt, oregano, cumin, and chili powder. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 30 minutes.
Add drained and rinsed beans. Stir to combine, then cover and simmer for another 20 minutes.
Add flour diluted in water to the chili. Stir to combine and simmer for a final 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside.
Place corn chips on a plate, ladle chili on top, sprinkle cheese and yellow onion. Enjoy!

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