I have loved food as far as I can remember.  Some of my fondest memories go back to my Grandma's dirty kitchen in the Philippines.  The smell of singed banana leaves and burning coconut husks.  Sounds of sizzling garlic and onions in her huge metal wok and the taste of fresh coconut milk 'sabaw' on fragrant rice.  Here is where I learned to appreciate good and honest food.  Another favourite is biting into pillowy soft sioapao then reaching the sweet, salty and garlicky filling.  Slurping on saucy 'lug lug' freshly made from the market, filled with tasty toppings of cured trout, seafood, diced pork belly, spring onions, chicharon and calamansi.  Lastly, the feeling of a warm bag of pandesal first thing in the morning and the sweet steam of breaking one open. Bliss! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I grew older and moved back to London, most of these flavours soon became a distant memory and was never quite the same. Nonetheless, I learned to enjoy some of the English home comforts and other spices and herbs around the rest of the world.  Like many, the experience of eating good food brings me so much joy, although there's nothing that quite compares to cooking and sharing the love through food.  So here I would like to give you some of my favourite things to eat with the ingredients made available to you.  I'm far from being a Michelin starred chef, just a girl that knows what she likes to eat! 

Probably one of the easiest things to make.  Great with steak, chicken and fish for lunch or as part of you meal prep.  Definitely worth a try, especially if its healthy!

 

Ingredients:

 

1 tbsp of coconut oil

2-3 cloves of minced garlic

2-3 cups of cooked brown rice

1/2...

This is by far one of my favourtie desserts.  Not just because of its taste but because this reminds me of Laguna - where my mum is from in the Philippines.  Just about remember my grandad's farm that had rows and rows of coconut trees and having fresh coconut water at...

 

Turon reminds me of visiting my grandma in the Philippines for afternoon tea or what we like to call 'merienda' where she would serve this amongst other authentic desserts and a basket full of sweet rambutans from her garden.  *Bliss*

 

This is probably one of the...

The Philippines National Dish (cue Filipino anthem and waving flag)...Adobo.  This dish is the nations staple and I don't know one Filipino household that has never served this.  If you are one of these people, please make yourself known.  Great with chicken or pork b...

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