Pork Ribs Sinigang

Pork Sinigang is one of my hubby’s favorite recipes that I cook. This sour soup is very popular in my native country, the Philippines. Typically, pork is the main ingredient for this dish but you can substitute it with shrimp, beef or even chicken. The bony parts of the pig are the most preferred by many and I prefer to use pork ribs in my sinigang.


  • 1 lb pork ribs
  • cabbage (or kang-kong)
  • string beans
  • 2 pieces medium sized tomato, sliced
  • 1 piece chili
  • 1 liter of water
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pack sinigang mix

Note:  You may also add spinach, okra and eggplant if desired

Cooking Procedure:

  • Put the pork ribs in a pot on low heat until its own oil starts to come out
  • Set aside the pork ribs on a plate
  • On the same pot, sauté the onions & garlic until they turn brownish
  • Add the pork ribs and water
  • Bring to a boil and add the sinigang mix
  • Add the chili and tomatoes then simmer until meat  is tender
  • Add the string beans and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes
  • Add the cabbage and simmer for another 5 minutes

It is best to serve hot with rice :-)

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - August 26, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Categories: Pork Recipes   Tags:

Silicone Popsicle Molds

Before I met my hubby, I was not interested in anything related to cooking.  Fortunately, my hubby is fond of cooking and it was not a big deal for him if I didn’t know how to cook.  After I moved here to the US, I found out that some of my hubby’s favorite foods were Asian so I decided I would learn to cook a few recipes.  I usually eat Asian cuisines and since my hubby is Caucasian, I don’t expect him to cook that kind of food for me all of the time.  To make a long story short, I have decided that I want to learn to cook a lot of the Asian food that I like for both myself and him. Making popsicles isn’t exactly cooking but cold treats like popsicles have always been some of my favorites since I grew up in a hot and humid climate.

I am not heavy.  I only weigh 97 lbs  and I want to keep that weight but since I have started cooking some of my own favorite dishes lately, it has become more difficult to keep the weight off.  If I make my own healthy popsicles, they are a tasty snack that I can enjoy while keeping my weight under control. Currently, I don’t have popsicle molds but I am thinking about buying some of these Mighty Pops Silicone Popsicle Molds because they are so handy and easy to use. I am thirty three years old but still a kid at heart. Like most kids, I still like colorful snacks and drinks . These Mighty Pops Silicone Popsicle Molds are convenient and easy to use and don’t take up a lot of space in the freezer.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - August 8, 2014 at 10:45 am

Categories: Food & Drinks, Home & Garden   Tags: ,

Chicken Satay

Photo: Someone liked my chicken satay with peanut sauce :-D . It turned out to be one of his favorites that I cooked.

I saw this recipe on a cooking show that I have been watching recently.  It sounded really tasty but I was a little bit hesitant to make some at home because of the long preparation process and the lack of some of the ingredients that it needed.  Since I thought that both my hubby and I would like it, I decided to buy the stuff I needed and give it a try.  Below are the ingredients that I used.

3/4 lb of chicken breast

1/4 cup of coconut milk

1 tablespoon of salt

1 tablespoon of sugar

2 tablespoon of curry powder

black pepper to taste


1. Slice meat into thin strips

2. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir

3. Add meat and let marinate for at least 20 minutes

4. Put on skewers and grill

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - August 4, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Categories: Poultry Recipes   Tags: ,

Snacks for Poker Night

I have been to a nearby casino once but never played the games. My hubby took me there because I wanted to see what the slot machines looked like. Neither my hubby nor I played the slots but we looked around for a while and then went to eat at a restaurant in the casino. My hubby said that restaurants in casinos normally have really good food so we decided to give one of their restaurants a try. We both had prime rib but according to my hubby it was the toughest prime rib he had ever eaten and it reminded him of shoe leather. It was not a big deal for me because I have sharp teeth and was enjoying the atmosphere. The place was packed and I liked it for a change because we seldom go to crowded places. We live in a relatively remote country area and so it felt like I was in the city.

Due to the advent of the internet, most of the things that we need are now at our finger tips. Casino entertainment is no exception. Playing the online casinos is becoming a popular pass time these days. You can play the casinos from the comfort of your own home. You don’t have to brave the weather and traffic to get there. Playing at an online casino saves you time and money commuting and despite the tough economic times, many people are still playing casino games for entertainment and with the hopes of winning big money. A lot of people are looking for hot slots online for a chance to take home some cash.

Online Poker Portal

 photo poker_zps416aec7a.jpg

If you are looking for the best and safest place to play poker online, Titan Poker is just a click away. It is the best online poker portal that offers players like you valuable information regarding the most current information for your online casino adventure. You will find up to date casino reviews, player feedback and ratings, latest online casino bonuses, including best deposit bonuses, no deposit casino offers, free spin promotions, no deposit casino bonus codes and more. At Titan Poker you don’t have to wade through all of the casino promotional materials because all the necessary information is at your fingertips. That way you save yourself valuable time that could be spent playing your favorite online casino games. Their progressive jackpot online poker machines are amongst the most generous on the web.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - July 22, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Categories: Arts & Entertainment   Tags: , , , , , ,

Favorite Home Cooked Goodies

There are some foods in the Philippines that I can’t cook here in the US. One of the foods that I miss from my native country is roasted pig. That was one of many goodies that were served on my going away party and my mother’s birthday last year.

This was one of the pigs that was raised by my parents in the village. Aside from pigs, other livestock that my parents are currently raising are chickens, goats, a cow and a carabao. My nephew’s birthday is coming up next month. I am expecting that they are going to roast another one of the pigs they are currently raising. One thing that I like about raising livestock is that you always have something fresh to butcher on occasions like birthdays, fiestas and Christmas.

I keep this kind of picture around to torture myself. My hubby is looking forward to having crunchy roasted pig during our upcoming trip this winter.

 photo roastedpig_zpsad7cc4e2.jpg                                               

Here are a few more of my favorite home cooked goodies.



raw fish salad


charcoal grilled tuna

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - July 5, 2014 at 11:30 am

Categories: Food & Drinks   Tags: , ,

Arch City Tavern

Finding the right spot for a wonderful meal may not always be an easy thing to do when you’re  thinking about trying out a new place – but that’s where the internet becomes quite handy. In a matter of seconds, you can find the Best Restaurant Short North or in any other place you are visiting. You even get detailed instructions and a street map so you can find the right spot quickly.

Why dine at Arch City Tavern? There’s a long list of reasons but we can start with the food. After all, a restaurant can have the most beautiful setting in the world yet if it serves crappy food, it will never make the list of the best of the world’s restaurants.

At Arch City Tavern, diners get to ignite their taste buds with the savory, scrumptious meals served with flourish. Each delectable item on the menu tastes so good that you’ll probably be ordering more of the mouthwatering cuisines before the meal is over. Of course, you can always come back later for another savory feast.

Cocktails and signature drinks are perfect for capping off a superb meal or for celebrating a wonderful day, whatever the occasion.

Savoring tastefully crafted food in a casual atmosphere appeals to many diners. In such a welcoming atmosphere, diners can enjoy intimate gatherings with friends or have a happy party to celebrate a special event.  A place where mouthwatering foods and superb drinks can be enjoyed in a cozy setting truly makes every occasion extra special.

Aside from the delightful menu and splendid setting, diners are also provided with a glimpse of history even as they savor the wonderful dishes. The tavern takes pride in its artistic setting, with historic details to blend along with the neighborhood yet with ample uniqueness to stand out from the rest.

What’s there to be enjoyed at Arch City Tavern? A lot, I should say. You get to enjoy a variety of soups, salad, pizzas, tavern sandwiches and popular snack items such as corn dogs and spring rolls. There are also tasty items served in generous portions that you can easily share among your friends.

These crafted foods are best enjoyed with the tavern’s crafted beers and local spirits. Pick your favorite or try something new. Bottled specialties include Rockmill Saison (Organic Farmhouse Ale), Lindermans Framboise (Raspberry Lambic) and the Great Divide (Heavy Scotch Ale) but there are also various types of draft and bottled beer for you to enjoy.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - June 6, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Categories: Food & Drinks, Services   Tags: , ,

Corked – Party Game

There’s a fun new way to make parties more lively and more fun! Bring the Corked game bag for hours of fun for everyone.

It doesn’t mean that because you’re carrying a bottle of drinks, it means that the game is only fun when you are drunk. Drinking may not be part of the game but it actually encourages partygoers to do so – so this one is great for parties involving people over 21 years old. Drink with moderation but have lots of fun in the game.

How Does this Work?

Corked the game comes in a box with 100 game cards, each containing a set of compound words. To play the game, participants need to pick 2 people to perform, so you’d better choose your smartest, wittiest, coolest friend.

The pair would act out the words written on the card, with each one acting out a different word but both will be doing it simultaneously and silently. They have to try their best to portray the words the best way they can. They are, of course, not allowed to say the words aloud.

The rest of the game participants try to guess the compound word that the pair is trying to act out. As performers, try to be as creative as you can. You get points for each successful performance while the audience also get points for correctly guessing the compound word.

Examples of compound words used in the game are honey + comb for honeycomb, pin + hole for pin hole, and star + fish for starfish.

What makes Corked Games stand out from the rest of the party games is that it taps on your command of the English language while also having fun. That means that you are having fun while also learning and counting on what you have learned about the language, so far.

Don’t worry, you’ll soon get the hang of this crazily fun party game.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - May 26, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Categories: Arts & Entertainment   Tags:

Next Page »