In the kitchen: DIY breakfast in 10 minutes

As you probably know in my previous posts, Teaz cooks for us most of the time. When there are days that she’s out, my sisters and I usually purchase bread and do our favorite peanut butter sandwich.

This time we wanted to do something different and be creative. We also like it to be prepared quickly since we have to leave home before 8 am for our Sunday worship.

I cooked sunny side ups for the three of us. This time I got them right except for my egg!

I also heated a can of tuna and took out the cream cheese from the fridge.

I usually drink hot water in the mornings but I noticed the cacao balls sitting on the shelf. I took one and put in hot water.

What do you usually prepare for breakfast? Have you tried this combination?

Jannel

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In the Kitchen: Snacks that I’m currently lovin’

Hi! It has been a while since I shared the snacks that I have eaten. I don’t know why but I find it amusing to take photos of the food I eat. Is it something that you often do too?

Taiwan mooncake, red bean flavored.

Sesame balls or what they call butchi in filipino

Asado pao

Oreo dipped in warm milk

Turon or fried banana wrapped in lumpia

Taro chips

Suddenly my nuts+ dried fruits snack plan is crushed…but then again we need to add variety to what we eat.

Jannel

In the kitchen: cheeseplater + movies

Last year I invited my friends over for a movie date. We watched Do you Believe? And had a series of conversation.

As the day approaches, I was torn whether I would simply buy pizza and popcorn for our guests, ask Teaz to cook pasta or prepare something that I would personally eat.

I went for the third option because I know I cannot force myself to eat pizza and pasta for snacks.

I browsed pinterest for movie and snack ideas and came across a series of pictures.

1. The typical popcorn with chocolates

2. Nachos and cheese

3. Cheese platter

I wanted to try something different so I opted for the third choice. I improvised everything from the cheese to the crackers.

Since I’m not very fond of cheese, I thought Arla cream cheese would be a pretty good choice. I also bought soda crackers that I never tasted before.

I also learned that we can use honey and other jams but I wanted something that isn’t sweet since we already have apple juice. I bought pesto from Gourmet farms instead to match with the crostini and crackers.

I also bought dates and rambutan.

Even though I bought pop corns, we were not able to consume them.

I added almonds and raisins too! Both items were already in our pantry.

What’s your typical movie snacks?

Jannel

In the kitchen: home cooked meals (Part 3)

In this series I’m posting some dishes that I would like to bring to my parent’s table. Hopefully I can convince my aunt to cook these for me.

Shrimp sautéed with broccoli, corn bits, and mushrooms. We also added garlic and onions of course.

Coated shrimp. I love its sweet and crunchy taste!

Steamed veggies. Any will do as long as they’re not overcooked. I like my veggies half cooked. How about you?

Steamed fresh fish with tomatoes. In my parent’s home we rarely eat fresh fish. I just learned to appreciate them because of Teaz.

Fried fresh fish. I love the variety of fish! I hated eating this before because I need to debone. I guess we all need to grow up in terms of expanding our palettes.

My dad used to say, God has given has a variety of meat, fish, seafood, vegetables and fruits. God gave them all for us to enjoy! Let us appreciate the food that He has given us but let us not forget to thank Him. After all His creation points everything to Him.

Before this post ends, I challenge you to eat one type of food that you don’t normally eat this week. Let me know if you have taken part of this challenge by typing your comments below.

Stay inspired,

Jannel

In the kitchen: home cooked meals (Part 2)

Hi all! How’s your week? Recently I posted some dishes that Teaz cooked as a form of documentation. Here are some simple dishes that I would love to bring to my parent’s menu.

Meatballs in a clear soup. We mixed pork & carrots and added some onion chives.

Tortang talong with mushrooms!

Fried & boneless fish with sweet chili dip

Salted egg with sliced tomatoes

Home made lumpiang shanghai and scrambled egg with spinach & mushrooms

What are you favorite meals? Please share some recipes!

Stay inspired,

Jannel

In the kitchen: desserts I’m lovin’

Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. Today I’m going to share some desserts that I’m lovin’ as of the moment.

Heidi dark chocolate with pistachios. We actually stored this bar for quite some time now. It’s amazing how my sisters forgot some food when they are stored in the cupboard. Before, we had a bad habit of storing food beside the dining table so food was easily accessible.

This cute cookie bear from Dara.

Saba con yelo from Kanin club. I like the coconut jellies and the saba in this cup.

Yellow kiwi. I’m not sure why it ended up in our fridge. Most of the time, Teaz buys the green one because it’s sweeter. I guess it landed here for a change. We need to alter our diet and habits once in a while.

What’s your favorite desserts so far?

Stay inspired,

Jannel

In the kitchen: home cooked meals (Part 1)

I love taking pictures of the food that I eat. Also, recently I wanted to document some dishes that Teaz cooks because I will be going back to my parent’s house. I want to incorporate some dishes to our daily meals.

Half cooked broccoli with baby corn. Teaz sautéed it with onions and garlic. I love this simple meal!

Chicken in soy sauce with pineapple chunks. I love the sweet taste of the pineapples mixed with the mild saltiness of the dish. In this picture the sauce was a bit dry already since Teaz cooked it for an hour before meal time.

Fried boneless bangus cut in four with no vinegar. I also love this simple dish especially the bangus belly!

What are you go-to meals? Do you prepare on your own? I hope I can try them as well.

Stay inspired,

Jannel