My Sushi Recipe

Last week, my mom and I were on the supermarket to buy some foods and groceries. We dropped by a department and saw some nori sheets. Ahh, I miss nori. The last time I made one, I thought of sharing it to you. :) So, here it is. :)

Nori sheets
Crab meat (imitation)
Ripe mango (julienne cut)
Cucumber (julienne cut)
Wasabi paste
Japanese Rice

Here's How:
Cook the Japanese rice just like you're cooking an ordinary rice. Place in a mixing bowl and add Mirin (amount of Mirin depends on you :D). Set aside. Lay one piece of nori sheet on the sushi mat/rolling mat. Make sure that the shiny side is on the bottom. I didn't know how to illustrate it :P. Put a small amount of japanese rice or about 1/2 cup of it. Spread the rice over the nori sheets with the use of fork, or even with your hands. Place a slice of crab meat, a slice of mango, and a slice of cucumber, and put a lilttle wasabi paste. Begin to roll your sushi starting at the side close to you, rolling it away from you. Don't roll the nori together with the mat. Squeeze the sushi and prepare to cut it into 9-10 pieces. :)


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Cheese Cake Plus Honey Recipe

Who will never love a rich, sweet and mouth-watering tart having a thick topping made with cream cheese? Yaps! I'm talking about CHEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSE CAKEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Too tempting and powerful to be resisted. My aunt made this for us last week and what will be our expectation? Everybody liked it! Try for yourself and prove me right. :)

2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup honey
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
1 cup dairy sour cream
1 tbsp grated lemon peel
 2 tsp cornstarch

Simple Lasagna Recipe

What is lasagna? It is a wavy pasta, and it's my favorite! Haha. Well, lasagna is an Italian pasta in form of sheets, baked in layers with meat and a cheese sauce, lovely, delightful and delicious. Yumyum! Kids will surely love this, just the way I love it. After baking, call them without uttering a single word.

Vegetable cooking spray
4 cups chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can mushroom, thinly chopped
8 ounces tomato sauce
6 ounce tomato paste
2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
(Italian seasoning is compose of:
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons dried marjoram
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried sage)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cup cream cheese
12 cooked lasagna noodles
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Brown Rice Pilaf

Hi! Good day! Actually, I don't know what to post at this moment of time. All i want is to browse everybody's stuffs and woof! Nothing's next. Haha. I will just share this cute recipe and stuffs to you. My mom use yo make Green Rice Pilaf for us before, but now, it turned brown. :-P haha!


3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoon water
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup whole-grain brown rice, uncooked
1/3 cup finely chop onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1 bay leaf
3 tablespoons unsalted dry-roasted peanuts

Microwave Taco

Some misunderstood that microwave ovens are just for heating. It can't cook. No! Microwave ovens not only saves time and clean-up, but it is energy efficient but do not brown or bake food in the way conventional ovens do. The good thing about microwaves are it retain nutrients and maintain better flavor in many foods. Try this one and see for yourself. :)

grated cheddar cheese
grated quick melt cheese
green or black olives
chopped tomatoes
(toppings depends on you ^_^)

My Siomai

Too much for my student friendly recipes for now.  Let's focus on some simple and easy recipe that we can make at home that children will surely love, as well as the adults. Don't worry about your cholesterol this time. You'll regret it if you miss this. 

1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1 egg white
1 medium onion, minced
1/2 cup turnips, chopped
1 cup ground pork
siomai wrapper

Here's How:
You'll just mix everything in a mixing bowl and season with salt and pepper. Place on siomai wrappers and steam for about 30-40 minutes.

For simple dipping sauce, combine lemon juice with soy sauce.You can add chili if you want extra spice.

Chocolate Crinkles

I love posting "student-friendly recipe" because i love those who leave comments in my posts. :) So here's another one. :)


1/4 cup oil
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
confectioners sugar for dusting

Special Mamon

Local sponge bread in the Philippines. Kids favorite because of its softness and its oh so yummy. :) We have tried this at school but sad to say, I didn't got a photo of it. My cam don't exist yet, I just got my cam last year. :P

By the way, here's a student-friendly recipe of Special Mamon. :)

3 cups cake flour
2 tbsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
7 egg yolks
1/2 cup melted butter
separated eggwhites
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Summer at Laiya, San Juan

Hi everyone! I'm here in Bulacan now. Just for our late summer vacation. My post here isn't about Bulacan. :)

I just want to share one of our best trip in Batangas. Guess where. :) It is about 140+km from Manila and is located on the southeastern tip of the province of Batangas province. Yaps! It is where Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo had their wedding pictorial. It was the famous Laiya beach, not that far from our home. Did you know that Laiya is one of the best beachfronts in Batangas?

Jelly Roll Cake

I can still remember, I am the best Jelly Roll maker in my batch. Mine was soft and firm. That's the reason why my instructor do love me everytime we're on the laboratory. Ahh, I miss those times when I'm on the stock room borrowing utensils and other baking stuffs. :D I really wanna share what I've learned from my school.

Prepare this:
5 egg whites
3/4 cup sugar
5 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 cup cake flour
confectioners sugar
jam, jelly or marmalade

Tips for a Healthy Diet

Get off the diet treadmill and get real with this no-nonsense guide to good eating habits. :)

First, if you're not taking breakfast, change this habit. Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. After 12-14 hours without food, your blood sugar is low, you're hungry and your brain, and the rest of your body, needs refueling to start the day. Eat something for a few few mornings to get accustomed to the experience.

Second, try new fruit or vegetable every week. Concentrate on dark-green or richly coloured produce, which is rich in vitamins, minerals and plant chemicals that are linked to lower risk of cancer and heart disease and to slow down the aging process.