Magnum And Stein’s

Last Sunday after half a year of saying I will check out Magnum and Steins, I finally went ahead and sat at the bar with my foodie friend Jamie. Magnum's kitchen headed by Chef Chris Chafe of the Top Chef Canada fame has a pretty good buzz from the foodie crowd. They do not have... Continue Reading →

Turkey Chili

In an effort to start living healthier, I have taken upon the challenge of taking some of my favorite foods and making them healthier and better for me. And because I like to share. Here's my take on some good ol' chili! Ingredients 450 g extra lean turkey, ground 540 ml can black beans, drained... Continue Reading →

Busy, Busy Day!!!

When I was a kid I had been a picky eater. It was only when I started going to culinary school that I started eating different vegetables, meat, sweets, etc. And now, I'm a full-blown foodie, and a snob at that. LOL The past years working in the kitchen, seeing different food and ingredients, I... Continue Reading →

Bibingka

Christmas in the Philippines is a journey. Christmas doesn't only mean braving the packed malls and holiday traffic jam to shop for presents for oneself and the family. The Philippines being the only Catholic country in Asia, (it is so, because it has the highest population of Catholics in the region) Christmas also means attending... Continue Reading →

Mallard Cottage Pop Up Event

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, was the first night of the Mallard Cottage pop up event, organized by the chef and owners (Todd Perrin and Stephen Lee) of the soon to open Mallard Cottage in Quidi Vidi Village in St. John's Newfoundland. I was ecstatic to have secured two tickets to this event for me and... Continue Reading →

Stage.

All the world is a stage.As as a chef, I have found several places I would like to spend time in to stage. I am really busy right now, thus explains the lack of new posts about my cooking and baking endeavours. I will try to write about some of the restaurants that I've gone... Continue Reading →

Stout “Tiramisu”

I got assigned to make dessert that will be auctioned off. Having just eaten a Tiramisu, I thought about making one for the assignment. But, it was supposed to represent the restaurant. I wanted to feature our beers and so in a stroke of inspiration scoped the internet for recipes and after some tweaking, here... Continue Reading →

Short Ribs Braised in Barolo

Working in Arizona, I have always seen Barolo, short ribs and truffle oil being used regularly. I was missing these one day and decided to make some for myself. So here is my version of this dish. Ingredients 2 carrots, small 2 celery stalks 1 onion, small 4 garlic cloves 1 1/2 lb. short ribs... Continue Reading →

Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

When I went to Florida in the winter of 2010 I discovered the most amazing chocolate chip cookies I have ever had. Then last week, I saw some guy on twitter post a chocolate chip cookie stuffed with more chocolate. I remembered those amazing chocolate chip cookies from Florida, and I stared at the jar... Continue Reading →

Zucchini Bread

I am not really that fond of zucchinis. Back in 2005 when I was studying in culinary school, I was preparing some zucchinis for ratatouille and a worm came crawling out of the one that was on my board. That only made me dislike this vegetable even more. But in 2010, when I was down... Continue Reading →

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