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Monggo Guisado

Monggo Guisado

Hiii, it’s been awhile! I am back with another Filipino dish for you. This time we’ve got MONGGO (aka Monggo Guisado, Munggo, Ginisang Munggo) – a Filipino Mung Bean Soup/Stew. Super simple easy weeknight meal.

Pancit Molo Soup

Pancit Molo Soup

Basically Filipino wonton soup. So delicious. It is said to have originated from the town of Molo in the province of Iloilo and influenced by the wonton soups brought in by the large community of Chinese settlers in the area. Sarap!

Filipino Kare Kare

Filipino Kare Kare

Kare Kare (pronounced ‘ka-reh ka-reh’) is a popular Filipino stew with a thick savory peanut sauce. It’s typically served on special occasions but can also be made for a weeknight meal. You can use meat, seafood or easily make it a vegetarian dish. Most commonly 

Mickey Mouse Beignets

Mickey Mouse Beignets

Beignets originated in France. Made from the delicate, spongy pâte à choux, these airy, square pastries are basically a doughnut. Disneyland serves these up at Café Orleans or the Mint Julep Bar and they’re Mickey-shaped! Since the parks are still closed (sadface), I felt I should 

Onigiri (Rice Ball)

Onigiri (Rice Ball)

Onigiri is Japanese for Rice Ball. Typically filled with vegetables or meat, this is basically like a Japanese sandwich and can be enjoyed as a yummy snack or meal on the go. Onigiri always reminds me of my Obaachan (grandma). She always made these for 

Pandesal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

Pandesal (Filipino Bread Rolls)

I love Pandesal! This Filipino bread roll is a soft, fluffy, slightly sweet roll that is a staple in Filipino homes. Typically eaten for breakfast or merienda (snack) and perfect for dipping in coffee and/or hot chocolate. Since we are supposed to be staying in, 

Dijon Mustard and Vinegar Potato Salad

Dijon Mustard and Vinegar Potato Salad

Here is a mayo-less potato salad. The creamy dressing is made from a combination of dijon mustard and olive oil. A combination of vinegars adds a delicious tangy flavor. Plus garlic and dill make these potatoes taste like pickles. This a crowd pleaser. Make some 

Apple Hill

Apple Hill

Last weekend Lou and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary. I cannot believe it’s already been 5 years! We decided to stay local this year to celebrate and headed over to Apple Hill. It is one of our favorite places and luckily only a 45 

East Sacramento Adventure

East Sacramento Adventure

I was craving a sandwich today, specifically a salty, pickle-y, and meaty one. We decided we wanted to give a new local place a try and ended up at Roxie Deli and Barbecue. This spot is nestled in a beautiful neighborhood in East Sacramento. They 

Nikujaga (Meat and Potatoes)

Nikujaga (Meat and Potatoes)

Nikujaga is a Japanese dish that literally translates to meat “niku” and potatoes “jagaimo” and is a favorite of mine. This Japanese dish of meat, potatoes and onion is stewed in sweetened soy sauce. Generally, potatoes make up the bulk of the dish, with the