Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Ground Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps for a Healthy Dinner

ground turkey taco lettuce wraps, ground turkey taco wrap

You all know I love exploring and making healthy dishes. It all started because I wanted to lose weight and now it's more for a healthier lifestyle for a longer life.

Now, tacos are one of the most loved Mexican dishes, whether it's to remedy a hangover or for a quick hunger fix. The thing though is that it can be the opposite of healthy eating. But we all can't stay away from it, amirite? There's literally hundreds of taco recipes out there that made a healthier recipe for it, all to get the best of both worlds. There won't be any substitute for the real thing of course, but these recipes can still satisfy the palate.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Easy Pork Ramen Recipe, Because Everybody's Into Ramen

This idea came to me after my mom and dad gave me some ideas on what to cook my husband for dinner. I told them that Nick isn't a fan of repeating dishes (except for Subway!) but that I didn't want to slave away every night in our kitchen. So they said the best way for variety is to boil pork shoulder.

They gave me a variety of recipes - slice the pork shoulder after and serve it with a dipping sauce or serve it with fried tofu. My mom said to store the broth in mason jars and use it as my base for sinigang (a sour broth soup favorite among Filipinos). But for someone who's watched countless cooking shows featuring ramen (in fact this week we just watched an episode of Chef's Table on Netflix which featured a Jewish chef whose ramen is quite famous even in Japan), I knew the base of any ramen is either pork or chicken broth. So I could easily make ramen from this.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

It's a Summer Thing - PNE Fair Eats

Come every summer, food fairs start popping up everywhere. And while it excites me to have community events like these, I've unfortunately haven't been to a lot. I've only been to the summer night market in Richmond and recently - at the PNE Fair.

I've heard of PNE Fair for as long as I've lived in Canada and have only recently decided to check it out with Nick. And I just wished I could've gone every year before too! I'm not a fan of crowded places and would avoid them if I could but there's something about community events like this that I don't mind the crowd. But I think it's most likely the fact that we're walking around eating that calms me down and makes me happy. Who am I kidding, of course, it's for that reason!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Ever since falling in love again with Everyday Italian by Giada de Larentiis on Food Network, I've tried replicating her garlic and olive oil pasta. But every time I do, the taste doesn't seem quite right. Although I think it's because I use Spaghetti made of quinoa so it could at least be healthy. And if you've cooked quinoa pasta, then you know if you're not careful, it could easily be a miss. I've had a couple of misses so of course pairing it with just olive oil and garlic doesn't really improve much on the taste.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A Very Healthy & Tasty Lunch

I love Pinterest and always go there to look for healthy recipes. It's my go-to website/app before I start listing down my grocery items for the week and of course it helps that recipes always look good there. Anyway, I found these two dishes there and since I love Asian food and healthy dishes, these immediately drew my attention - Japanese Quinoa Salad and Korean-Grilled Chicken Breast. Put them together and you have a tasty and healthy protein-packed Asian meal.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Tebasaki Chicken

I love Japanese cuisine. Their cuisine intensifies the flavor of each ingredient and makes use of their aroma to bring out a craving and completes the satisfaction for the dish. Ingredients are carefully chosen to either complement each other or bring out the other's intense flavor. And the Japanese' attention to detail ensures that we're in for a treat beyond their appealing presentation.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Summer Grilling

One of the things that Nick and I look forward to in the summers (and I think everyone else for that matter) is that we can finally go outside and grill. Summer can mean lots of parties and out of town trips that we let ourselves indulge in food, and then overeat. I mean this is the time that we attend hosted summer barbecue parties and what does this mean - lots and lots of red meat and burgers with a side of baked potatoes. I am feeling full just by typing that out.