Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pork Adobo!

Hey there readers!

So you think you can cook!? Well here's something that'll impress your guests: Filipino Pork Adobo!

Pretty easy. Start by getting some pork meat. Preferably the kind that has fat still on them. Slice them up into 1" cubes. Toss 'em in a cooking pan/pot. Add smashed garlic cloves (2 heads), salt, pepper, vinegar (3 tbsp), and soy sauce (1/2 cup).

Cover that up. Heat up the pan on medium. Let the pork fat emerge. Then continually stir until golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!

Easiest and arguably the most delicious 30-45 minute meal ever.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


I set about making lunch for my girlfriend today. I like Japanese stuff and I think their bentos are pretty cool, so I decided to give something along those lines a shot. I've been accumulating various recipes from and Check those sites out for the recipes included in my post.

I did Chicken Kaarage Lollipops, tamagoyaki rolls, miso soup, onigiri (rice balls), asparagus, sweet pepper and onion confit, and made a huge mess of my kitchen while doing so. Here are some pics.

Miso Soup, tasted like most miso soup I've ever had!

Finished Bentos!

Horribly Cute Onigiri.

Leftover take home Bento.

Mess D :

Monday, July 5, 2010

Alvin's Spicy Breakfast Sandwich

1 English Muffin (I prefer white but this example is made with whole wheat Muffins)
2 Strips of Bacon
1 Egg
Old Cheddar Cheese (i like strong cheese)
Frank's Red Hot Sauce

Less 10 minutes to make!

Step 1: Cook bacon
Now, you can either cook the bacon in the microwave where it will be a lot faster to make overall since you can then use the pan to make your egg or you can cook it the pan and use the leftover bacon grease in place of oil to cook the egg. I prefer to have the bacon a little less crispy but you can cook it how you like!

Step 2: Cook Egg
I usually prefer my egg sunny side up but keep in mind that this is a sandwich and when you bite into it, the yolk will explode and it will not be very pleasant. After cooking the bottom side of the egg, flip it over and let it cook a little longer so the yolk is minimal. You will want to do step 3 basically at the same time.

Step 3: Toast the English Muffin
If you have a toaster, place the english muffins in the toaster and cook for a little under than you want it to be cooked. Once complete, place the cheddar cheese on top and place in the oven for a few seconds on a pretty low heat to melt the cheese.

Step 4: Put It All Together
By this time, the egg should be finished. Place the muffin on a place and put the egg on top, and the bacon on top of that. Finish it off with a dash of Frank's Red Hot and Voila! You have a tasty sandwich which did not take much time at all.

Note: If you don't like eggs, you can skip it all together and make a cheese bagel with bacon and it's still quite delicious. Top it off with some hash browns or fries and you got a sweet meal.

Really easy to make and everyone likes bacon. Happy eats!

Sunday, July 4, 2010


My cousin sent me a couple waffle recipes so this morning, being a lazy Sunday, I thought I'd give one of them a shot. It's a quick recipe, that churns out several waffles within about 40 minutes or so. I got 5 out of the recipe. The recipe is as follows:

3/4 cup of all purpose flour
1/4 cup of corn starch
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt
1 1/2 tsp of sugar

1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of buttermilk
1/3 cup of v. oil
1 large egg lightly whisked
3/4 tsp of vanilla extract

Assembly is simple, whisk the dry ingredients, then add the wet, whisk it all together to a nice smooth consistencey (being all room temperature helps, but isn't nessecary), heat up your waffle iron and start cooking! I substituted the half cup of buttermilk and half cup of milk with about 7/8 a cup of milk and 1/8 cup of cream. I think going 100% bmilk or normal milk really doesn't matter immensely. This recipe also doesn't require you to oil your iron!

The Verdict! I found them to be a little too light for my liking. It's almost like eating a pancake, just with a different shape. Not bad by any stretch, but I prefer the consistency of my other buttermilk waffles. If you don't have much time this is a nice alternative. And I guess if you're into that.

To go with it I fried up some bacon, grabbed some ice cream and made a quick fruit sauce with a kiwi, some rasperries and a little sugar. Waffle assembly:

Step 1: Top with Ice cream.

Step 2: Top with fruit sauce.

Step 3: Top with maple syrup

Step 4: Consume!

A yummy breakfast to be sure!

Friday, July 2, 2010

How This Works

Hey All!

Basically... this is how this is going to work. If you recently made some food... post it here! post pictures, post recipes, post mistakes, post good suggestions. Also! there will be a separate page about suggestions on what food people are looking forward to making. make sure you label your post well.

i.e.: if i made spaghetti with meat sauce, and had a recipe for it. label it something like: Pasta, Recipe, Italian, Dinner. anything that's not food related can go under the label 'News' like this one.

anyway this is still in its baby stages so hopefully we can get this ball rolling.