30 minute creamy veggie pasta with bacon
Family Table | Mains

30-minute Creamy Veggie Pasta with Bacon

Pasta is an easy dinner to make and this creamy veggie pasta with bacon is no exception. It is creamy without being too indulgent if you use milk. I’ve made this with low-fat milk, whole milk and cream as well and they’re all good. I make this quite often as not only is it quick […]

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Filipino Beef Tapa
Family Table | Mains

Make Filipino Beef Tapa at Home

Jump to Recipe Beef tapa has been and always will be one of my favorite breakfast mains. I remember when I was growing up, they would spread out the marinated beef strips on welded wire and then left in the sun to dry out. These make for some pretty chewy tapa if they were cut […]

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homemade flour tortillas
Bread | Family Table

Easy Homemade Flour Tortillas

We eat a lot of fajitas, wraps, soft tacos and shawarma at home. We usually buy tortilla wraps from the grocery, but I have always wanted to make these from scratch at home. Of course, making homemade flour tortillas will take some time, but it tastes way better than what we buy. Bonus as well […]

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Appetizers | Family Table

Gyoza (Japanese Pan-Fried Dumplings)

Whenever I am in a Japanese restaurant and gyoza is on the menu, I always order it. Who cares if I won’t be able to finish my main course? I first tasted Japanese gyoza when I was already working in Manila. There was this Japanese fast-food restaurant just at the back of our office where […]

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Mama Meals

Easy-Peasy Ramen for one

Ramen has always been one of my quick go-to meals. As a young corporate employee, instant noodles were quick to prepare when hunger struck. Now, I’ve upgraded it a bit by making my own broth. I wanted to start a category of Mama Meals, which are single-serving, easy to make, lunches or snacks. I kick […]

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cacio e pepe potatoes
Family Table | Sides

Pecorino Romano Oven Roasted Potatoes

I really wanted to make Potatoes Anna by Deb from Smitten Kitchen (see here), once I saw her post it on Instagram. It is a very delectable looking gallette. I had all the ingredients, but I didn’t read the instructions beforehand.  It needed an hour in the oven plus preparation time! I cannot slice potatoes […]

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