Posts tagged ‘cooking’

July 4, 2015

McCorMick’s Sinigang with Rosemary and Chilli. #instantCooks #weekendcooking

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Saw this instant Sinigang Soup Base Mix sold at SM Supermarket and it caught my attention as I was curious how the herb would make it taste differently.

So I decided to buy one to give it a try since I’m on a “Pinoy food only” diet for the next few weeks until I go back home for good.

Bought some ingredients from Rustan’s at Paseo Center after music practice today and then headed home to make this special Sinigang for dinner.

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I chose to put Okra, Sayote and Talong as part of my “vegetable” ensemble, with tomatoes as the plus factor.

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I tried to put as much water as I can because the suggested 4 cups was too little and the powder mix was just way too sour and salty for me. But because my cooking pot is too small, I couldn’t put any more water. So the final product was still too sour and salty so I ended up eating two cups of rice! Urgh..

And the verdict is unfortunately a thumbsdown for me. Highly not recommended as I didn’t like the fact that the powder made the soup sort of red in color and there was a hint of bitterness as well to the soup in addition to all that salty and sourness. I don’t know if its coming from the herb or the sayote.. It is just not recommended to get this soup mix. Not good at all. 👎👎

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December 18, 2014

Its a Curry night! #homecooking

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Because I love my roommates, and Gale was craving curry chicken, I told her I’d cook some instant curry tonight.

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I love cooking when its so fast and easy. The bulk of the task was on removing all those fats from the chicken meat. After that I just needed to add 1 cup of coconut cream and the instant powder spices by McCormick and we’re done! Gale initially wanted me to make the curry from scratch with all the turmeric and left over spices she has in the kitchen but I told her if I was to cook, we’d have to do it my way, the instant way!

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The finished product!

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December 11, 2014

Chunky Beef Spaghetti! #cookwannabe

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Cooked spaghetti at the request of my roommate Galerose.

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Of course I used ready made sauce packets because that was the freebie given to Galerose by her company as Christmas giveaways to the employees.

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I actually just followed the recipe that was stated behind the Delmonte Italian Style Spaghetti sauce packet. It says to use ground chicken meat but since I miss the beef, I used ground sirloin beef instead.

The verdict? Galerose says it was good. So I guess its not too bad. Hehehehe…

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November 1, 2014

Made Sopas all by myself! #rarelycook

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Stage 1, Preparation. Start time: around 9:30am.

Went out at about 8.30am this morning because I was craving for home cooked food. Didn’t really planned to cook Sopas until I got to the Welcom supermarket and recalled I have been wanting to make Sopas. So off I went and got all the ingredients I needed with reference to the Manilaspoon blog that I searched up in Google.

I won’t go through the specific details on how I went about my version of Sopas as I did everything that was expected from the blog I referred to. Except I didn’t boil my chicken breasts long enough to get a tasty stock but added a third of a Knorr Pork cube into the water I used for boiling the chicken meat in.

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Stage 2: Actual Cooking.

After all that preparation, which was really the longer process out of all the stages, time to put everything into the pot.

Stage 3: Dig in!! (Time: 11:08am – almost 2 hours later! >.<)

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The stage in the making of Sopas that I love most and look forward to. Unfortunately, this is also the shortest and takes littlest time to complete. Boohoo. 😭

I shared some of the Sopas I made to my roomie Gale. Her verdict? “Marunong ka naman pala magluto mam Pauline”

And she also commented that it was nice, not too salty and it wasn’t bland either. 🙂

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