Lugaw (Filipino Congee)

Can you believe it’s almost August already?  I can still remember battling the summer heat with lemonade and cheesecakes! And now that the rainy season here in the Philippines is at its full bloom, we are trying to make our mornings brighter and our evenings warmer with food that will surely send our chills away. Thus, this Lugaw! Lugaw is basically the Filipino version of … Continue reading Lugaw (Filipino Congee)

Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

When John successfully baked some cupcakes for the first time, we decided to push our luck even more and fearlessly try out other baking endeavors. Second in our list is this Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie that we chanced upon a Martha Stewart video. The video was very helpful and the recipe so accurate that we were able to successfully bake something perfectly for the first time. Now let’s … Continue reading Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Beef Burger

How delightful it is when you crave for something and instead of going out to dine somewhere nice (and probably expensive), this craving can actually be eased by home cooking! Now, don’t get me wrong. I love the occasional dining out, as well – discovering new food, finding delicious ones and the general effortless eating (no dishes to wash afterwards, no food preparation, no thinking about … Continue reading Beef Burger

Chocolate Cupcake with Cream Cheese Toppings

The picture – it was a Saturday evening and I was scheduled to go to work because of an overtime request. I was happy about it at first, especially that our workplace is just a 5-minute walk from our home but after arriving at work, I was the lone employee in a deserted office and I just felt kind of bad that I had to … Continue reading Chocolate Cupcake with Cream Cheese Toppings

Gyoza by Rice N Dine


I kind of feel like this dish is a belated accompaniment of our Beef Sukiyaki and Miso Soup. In case you haven’t got the chance to eat Gyoza, these are pan-fried Japanese dumplings that are crisp on the bottom and tender on the top. Gyoza is actually my staple dish when eating in a Japanese restaurant. You just can’t go wrong with Gyoza. That’s why I was all bliss … Continue reading Gyoza

Rice Balls in Sweet Ginger Soup

Lately I’ve been wondering about how physically attractive food doubles the excitement in eating. While taste and nutrition are still my basis for a good food, I can’t discount our natural tendency to feel this extra bliss when we see a food prepared carefully to look pretty. That maybe is the reason behind the emerging food art and classic plating. After all, we have all … Continue reading Rice Balls in Sweet Ginger Soup