Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This is another one of those delicious lunches:

tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwich, 240baon

While I was downstairs the other day, I took the opportunity to prepare my lunch. I asked my mom for some help as I can’t tinker about in the kitchen just yet.

This tomato soup is so thick, it could pass as spaghetti sauce but it does not matter as it was still delicious. It would have been more delicious had I used roasted tomatoes but I just didn’t have the luxury of time so I used canned tomatoes instead. It would also be better had I cooked this longer.

I also asked my mom to prepare a grilled cheese sandwich. This was sooo delicious! I asked her to spread some sandwich spread on the bread, top it with ham, quick melt cheese and apple slices and put it in the oven. I had a glass of grape Gatorade to complete my meal. (I’m dehydrated that’s why my doctor put me on a Gatorade diet)

I still had some leftover soup by the time I finished the sandwich so I opened a bag of bread sticks and dipped them in the soup. Delicious!
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Monday, April 29, 2013

golden sana banana chips, 240baon

I have no idea what golden sana bananas are but these chips are delicious! This was a pasalubong by the hubby. I’ve been craving for banana chips for several days now and I’m glad he brought home a big pack.

The only thing I don’t like about this is most of the chips are stuck together and that makes it hard to eat. It’s a quick hunger fix though and it’s from my husband so that doesn’t matter anymore. = )

He got this at Landmark, by the way.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

That’s my initial reaction when I first tasted my lunch:

salad, tortilla and grilled chicken, 240baon


I always eat my meals in bed because I’m still on bed arrest (if you follow my lifestyle blog you’d know the whole story) that’s why I put my lunch on top of my laptop. Well, I have a table but I was too lazy to unfold it. Anyway, this is one of the best lunches ever!

I am allowed to go down twice a day (with a guide) and I make the most of that time. On Monday morning, I decided to cook dinner and prepare my lunch (with help from mom, of course). I assembled everything and cooked the chicken and gave mom instructions for lunch time.  It’s too hot and I’m not a huge fan of rice during summer so I always want salads and sandwiches for lunch.

These are mixed salad greens with grape slices, grilled chicken and tortillas. The packed salad greens came with this dressing:

kewpie japanese sesame soy dressing, 240baon

It was absolutely delicious and it went well with all the flavors in my plate. Do you guys know where I can get this? I’m not sure if Landmark sells them individually as this was a freebie taped on the salad pack. I would really love to make this a staple in my pantry.

The chicken is a simple grilled chicken breast with salt, pepper, Spanish paprika and a dash of oregano. I used my hands to eat this. I put some grapes in the tortilla and topped them with a slice of chicken, rolled the tortilla and dipped it in the sesame soy dressing. I can still remember the taste and I wish I had more! I also used the dressing for the salad. Next time I’ll make a wrap out of these ingredients. I’m sure it will be phenomenal!
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Nah, I don’t think so.

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MB brought home some baked potato along with other things from Wendy’s for pasalubong. I had  the baked potato for merienda the following day. I ate it with some orange wedges to make up for the cheese and bacon bits. = )

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I love sardines but I don’t like the local ones. If you are a follower of this blog, you’d know that itty bit of information. The only sardines I eat are imported ones and the one made by my grandma.

mama's homemade sardines, 240baon

She also makes a mean Spanish style. I like them both but this time I asked for the tomato-based one. This is the perfect sardines for me – a bit sweet, a bit tangy, a bit spicy. The sardines are clean and tender. I really need to remember to ask her for the recipe. She has been making this ever since we were kids and I can eat this for several days and not complain. When I was still working in the office, I would bring this for lunch 3 days out of 5.

Mom gave me some ampalaya (bitter gourd) with shrimps to go with this dish:

ampalaya, 240baon
Love this!
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Monday, April 22, 2013

Before I was rushed to the ER again, I was able to cook a quick and easy dinner. MB was supposed to cook this but he came home late and I was really starving so I gathered my strength to go to the kitchen and cook.

quick salami macaroni, 240baon

This is a dish inspired by Nigella. I skipped the beans. I don’t like them that much plus they’re bad for my condition. This is a simple mix of garlic, onions, canned tomatoes, shredded salami and macaroni. Anyone can do this and whip up their own dinner in less than 20 minutes.
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Sunday, April 14, 2013

tong garden honey almonds, 240baon

Nuts are always good in my book. This is from Thailand but we have it here at our local groceries.

pimped up cranberry juice, 240baon


Pimped up cranberry juice spiked with lemon, ice cubes and Perrier and blitzed in my blender. It was so good that I forgot to take a photo until the last few gulps.

magnum chocolate brownie, 240baon


I’m not a fan of Magnum but this one I really like.


japanese mixed nuts, 240baon


Japanese mixed nuts… need I say more?

chinese coin-shaped cookies, bitsandtreats

Chinese coin biscuits. Perfect when my tummy rumbles.

timtam wafer, 240baon


So good and so bitin!

selecta chocolate chip ice cream, 240baon


Selecta Chocolate Chip – my husband and I can finish this tub in one sitting!

mcdo pancake stuff, 240baon


Not really a snack but one of my favorite breakfast fares. I like how McDonald’s packs their supplies for delivery. Way better than before.

I miss cooking and assembling bentos. I promise to go crazy cooking once my health is better.
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Friday, April 12, 2013

japanese mixed nuts, bitsandtreats

Hey guys! It’s been a while since I last posted. My health has been on a roller coaster lately. I haven’t been doing any cooking because I’m forbidden to even go down from bed. Well, I still walk around in my room a bit but that’s it. I am on bed arrest for the next several weeks.

Anyway, before I was put to bed rest, I was able to do some shopping. If you follow my lifestyle blog, you may have already seen this Japanese snack. It’s mixed nuts although I can only taste peanuts in the mix. I got this from Japan Home Center. I’ve been crazy about this snack ever since my mom gave me a packet which was given to her by a client. I was ecstatic when I saw this pack at JHC! They are individually wrapped and I’m thankful for that otherwise I will stuff myself silly. This is a mixture of sweet and salty chips that is perfect to combat a quick hunger pang. I think there are about 10 packets in this pouch.

I love this snack! I already bought a second pouch and I’ve been slowly enjoying it.
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Thursday, April 4, 2013

soy honey glazed chicken, 240baon

This is a recipe that I made up. I wanted to eat chicken wings but I was craving for a somewhat sweet-savory taste. I seasoned the chicken with salt, pepper and Spanish paprika. I fried them in oil then placed them on paper towels. I then made a glaze using light soy sauce, honey and cayenne pepper. I poured the glaze on top and sprinkled some sesame seeds and put the whole thing in the oven.

These were delicious although I have to reduce the salt next time. I served this with some garlic mashed potatoes:

garlic mashed potatoes, 240baon

I haven’t been cooking lately that’s why the lack of posts. I’ve been asking my grandmother to cook for us as I can’t stay in the kitchen for long. I get tired easily. I will try to blog more about other food finds in the mean time.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

homemade chicken nuggets, 240baon

MB and I made these chicken nuggets from scratch. We used the recipe from Chuck’s Day Off with a few minor tweaks. I still need to perfect this recipe but if you want to try it, just a simple search on the Internet will give you the recipe.

I served this with a honey-mustard dip:

honey mustard dip, 240baon

We used 4 chicken breast fillets and we were able to make a lot of nuggets. MB loved the dip as it was sweet and tangy. This will be a staple recipe in our home.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

wine vinegar pork chops, 240baon

I am not allowed to get tired nor be stressed out so I plan simple dinners that my husband can cook or I can cook easily and quickly. Here’s an example. These are pork chops that have been seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder. I then fried them until brown. In the same pan, I poured some wine vinegar and sugar. I let this mixture boil then I put the chops back to coat them with sauce. I served this with some herbed rice:

herbed rice, 240baon

This dish was one of the best we’ve had this week. The chops were sweet and sour and a bit savory. It was the perfect complement to the rice.
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