Cajun Shrimp Foil Bake

Cajun Shrimp Foil Bake

It was so weird for me to be browsing through Pinterest, seeing recipes that say Shrimp Boil Foil Bake / Grill and yet nothing in the procedure required any boiling. So Google it is. I learned that this dish comes from the widely popular Louisiana traditional seafood boil. They use crawfish, lobsters, and other kinds [...]

Baked Pork Chops

Baked Pork Chops

From time to time, I ask A if he has any meal requests before I make my weekly meal plan. A couple of weeks back, he mentioned he's missing fried pork chops. The pork chop game has been taken over by tonkatsu, and I admittedly have not used pork chops sans the Japanese panko in [...]

Rice Cooker Chicken Sopas

Rice Cooker Chicken Sopas

Sopas is a Spanish plural word meaning soups, which could most likely mean any kind of soup, but in the Philippines it usually refers to creamy chicken macaroni soup. Some people associate Sopas to breakfast (like myself), my husband is used to having it as a complementary soup when having rice and fried chicken/fish/pork. Having [...]

Tapkilog: Korean Tapsilog

Tapkilog: Korean Tapsilog

From 2006-2009, Korea was my second home. I flew for Asiana Airlines as a flight attendant. This job ultimately boosted my love for food as I got to try foreign dishes in their own country. I fell madly in love with Thai food from the sidewalks of Bangkok and Phuket, and have always remarked how different Vietnamese food is here than in, well, Vietnam. Unsurprisingly, Korea made me love kimchi. Hardcore love kimchi, I tell you.

My-Stove-Broke Pasta

My-Stove-Broke Pasta

After ugly crying over my induction stove, I looked at the sadly half-sautéed chicken cubes in the pot. I don't have a stove, what am I supposed to do with this now? Oven. I need to bake this instead.  I'm pretty unfamiliar with baking dishes; I only got a countertop oven last year, and my [...]