Saturday, July 25, 2015

BH


 
 
No cooking today at Inday's Kitchen. Instead, I am enjoying this BH, as we Filipinos call it Bring Home goodies from a friend's party. We love BHs, it gets us away from cooking for a while. My husband and kids like to try BHs too. Especially my little girl. She loves Filipino Food! Rice? She will eat it alone without anything on it. She'll eat the viand after she finishes the rice. She's a funny little lad. She loves Filipino gatherings too, same goes with my boy. But he only eats spaghetti and egg rolls. No rice. At least he tries these. Anyway, my kids and I will finish this time's BH and hopefully will get to bring home some more next time. My dog wants bones!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Kamayan

Filipinos love KAMAYAN or eating by hand. When you are in Philippines, there's no way you gonna miss this on one of your meal times. Embracing the culture is fun, respecting any culture is a must. You can still use the spoon if you don't want to, but you might get tempted of the fun way we filipinos eat by hand. Make sure you wash your hands LOL cos seafood need to be eaten by hand. 

Seafood is mostly being eaten at a kamayan. I went to New Orleans and my in-laws prepared a table/ feast of shrimp, crabs, potaoes, corn, sausages, craw fish and more. These were cooked in a big pot altogether and it was just poured on the table and we gathered around feasting on it. That was also kamayan style cos we ate by hand but not known as such cos we were not in Philippines. It was the New Orleans style and it was fun! Same with Kamayan, especially if you are with good company, kamayan is at its best!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Zucchini Chips

I came across with a Paleo Zucchini chips recipe on facebook and I was interested in it. So I tried making some and as usual, I made a couple changes to the recipe. Credits to Paleo Forever for this awesome chips!
 
I used pink salt or the Himalayan salt. For 1 pc of Zucchini, cut into slices, I baked it only for an hour at 225 deg F. I've read comments about not having good results, some were burnt and didn't look and taste good. Well, here's the recipe for you.
 
Enjoy this healthy and delicious snacks!

Ingredients:

  • One Zucchini (The larger the better, to counter shrinkage)
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • Salt (I recommend Sea salt or Pink Salt) & Pepper
  • Paprika
Method
 
 
  1. Slice your Zucchini thin. Not as thin as a paper.
  2. Pre-heat your oven to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. That is around 100-105 degrees centigrade.
  3. Spray your baking sheet with cooking spray or put aluminum foil on it.
  4. In a bowl of zucchini slices, toss in olive oil, salt and pepper.
 
 
 
     5.  Lay out all the chips and sprinkle paprika over it.
     6.  Bake for about 50 minutes to an hour, or until they get to the right level of crispiness for you.
          Serve and enjoy!

 

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Tabas

When I was a kid, I used to stay at my Grandma's place for vacation along with my cousin Tata. Every May, we went to the seaside at my Aunt's and stay there for days. Her husband is a fisherman up to now, and he gets home with a lot of fish. There was one that we loved to eat, we call it tabas. I am not sure what it's called in english but it looks like the ones on the pic. It is flat and has shiny scales. The meat is sweet and you can eat it in different ways. Grilled, soup, raw, fried or adobo. During summer, there were plenty of these so we got to enjoy the fish all the time. I love it grilled. The scale is easy to remove when it is cooked. So growing up, we always have this fish every summer. Have you tried it?