Archive for July, 2019

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Cake Decorating Books – Three Best Methods

Posted July 31, 2019 | By

When looking at various cake decorating books I discovered that there are many options available ranging from very detailed technical books to ones that included simple how to instructions. These books ranged from the level of culinary textbooks on sugar crafting to ones that were no more than coffee table books full of beautiful pictures of cakes. When researching the various books describing cake decoration and outlining the various techniques to decorate a cake, I ...

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Filipino Chicken Curry

Posted July 28, 2019 | By
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This is Filipino Chicken Curry. Filipino style chicken curry is a variation of the curry recipes from other culinary traditions of Asia. The recipe varies from person to person but the one thing that typically remains the same in all the variations is the yellow curry and the coconut milk. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 whole chicken (about 2 pounds) 2 large onions, quartered then coarsely chopped 3 ...

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Sauteed Bitter Melon with Egg (Ginisang Ampalaya at Itlog)

Posted July 25, 2019 | By
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This is Sauteed Bitter Melon with Egg (Ginisang Ampalaya at Itlog). Ampalaya is called bitter melon in some countries, it is also known as bitter gourd. The bitter part of the name is no joke. It definitely has an acquired taste, but I feel there is a certain appeal to flavor imparted to the palate. Ampalaya is considered to have many health benefits, including anti-diabetic properties. It is an excellent source of many vitamins and ...

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Chicken Inasal

Posted July 22, 2019 | By
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This is Chicken Inasal. It is distinct for its yellowish color brought about by the application of achuete or annatto oil. This dish is best eaten with garlic rice and pickled green papaya as a side dish. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 1 whole chicken, cut into 6 parts (legs, wings, breasts) bamboo skewers For marinating sauce: 1⁄2 cup of coconut vinegar 2 tablespoons of ginger, minced 5 cloves ...

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Cooking with a Good Attitude

Posted July 16, 2019 | By
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Treat cooking as though it is a form of entertainment and not a chore. When you are in the kitchen cooking, this is your time to play around and amuse yourself. This is a place where you can actually have fun. Don’t take it too seriously. You can even invite some of your friends over and let cooking be a part of the activities for their visit. Not only will you have good company while ...

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Penang Curry Sauce

Posted July 15, 2019 | By
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This is Penang Curry Sauce. You will find this is a very versatile sauce. It can be served beside or on top of grilled steaks, chicken, pork or fish. Try it tossed with a stir fry. Use it as a cold or warm dip for veggie or chips. It really is that flexible. I have used it for these things and more. The only issue you really have to be concerned about is the heat. ...

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Suman Moron

Posted July 11, 2019 | By
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This is Suman Moron. Suman Moron is a particular type of suman made with a chocolate layer twisted around the vanilla layer, so it creates a spiralized appearance and it has crushed peanuts too. The crunch of the peanuts is what makes this suman a crowd favorite. This is made with glutinous rice flour (malagkit). I would eat this everyday sprinkled with sugar if I could. It’s that addicting. Enjoy this recipe from all of ...

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Chili Con Queso (Spicy Cheese Dip)

Posted July 10, 2019 | By
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This is Chili Con Queso (Spicy Cheese Dip). The cheese dip is always a big hit at every party. But this queso will really get people talking, especially if you add the extra ingredient from the tip further down below. It’s also great to make a batch of cheese dip to have around to add some cheesy goodness to the other dishes you make through the week. And it’s actually really easy to make if ...

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Ginanggang

Posted July 07, 2019 | By
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This is Ginanggang. Ginanggang is a snack food of grilled skewered bananas brushed with margarine and sprinkled with sugar. This particular snack is very popular in Mindanao where it originated. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients Saba banana, peeled and skewered Margarine Sugar Bamboo skewers Instructions Fire up the grill. When the grill is nice and hot, place skewered bananas on the grill. Cook until the outer surface is lightly ...

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Palitaw

Posted July 04, 2019 | By
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This is Palitaw. The word “litaw” is Tagalog for float or rise, which is how this treat is made. Palitaw is a small, flat, and sweet rice cake. It is among the most common rice cakes eaten as a mid-day snack in the Philippines. Palitaw is easy to make with only very few ingredients. Enjoy this recipe from all of us at Filipino Chow. Ingredients 2 cups of glutinous rice flour 3⁄4 to 1 cup ...

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