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Good food, good friends, some wine and lots of laughs.


IMG_1807 We had a couple of friends over for some wine, cheese and very random finger food. All the photos as well as the beautiful table layout are thanks to Ange de la Cruz. All I did was a little cooking for this one. ūüôā The food was great and all very simple to make. If you would like the recipe for anything just let me know. IMG_1788 ¬† Continue reading Good food, good friends, some wine and lots of laughs.

Boodle Fight!


Recently, I experienced a Philippine tradition in dining called a Boodle Fight. Now, this is the epitome of finger food.  There are no forks in sight or any plates for that matter. The food is piled high on top of banana leaves in the center of the table and everyone digs in with their bare hands.

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Taking L.A. Street Food to Manila!


Homemade Ghetto Hot Dogs

All over the world, food differs from country to country and city to city. Street food is a prime example of this, especially here in Manila. It can be hard to find the tasty cultural favourites of the United States here, but there are tons of good replacements to keep my hunger at bay. ¬†There has been a craving I haven’t been able to satiate lately, however. I have been craving a Ghetto Dog, one of the tastiest guilty pleasures of L.A. This is basically street food at its finest; combining a bacon wrapped hotdog with grilled jalape√Īo peppers, grilled onions and cilantro. This contraption is then messily topped with tons of ketchup, mayo, mustard and if you’re lucky,¬†sriracha. If you like hotdogs, then try this out for sure. Just be careful or you may need to change your shirt afterwards.

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Introducing the Brand New Kettle Chip Flavor: Truffle!


Truffle Kettle Chips
Introducing the Brand New Kettle Chip Flavor: Truffle!

I am extremely proud to announce the newest product to the Clean Slate line up!

Introducing the Brand New Kettle Chip Flavor: Truffle!

Using only Sea Salt Flakes and White Truffle Oil creates a savory and aromatic potato chip that is impossible to stop eating.These may be the best Kettle Cooked Potato Chips  I have made yet, and just in time for the Holidays. Stay tuned for my next post showcasing the Holiday Man Food Gift Crates!

 

Clean Slate will be in Rockwell Baker’s Dozen for the next 10 days!


Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to inform you all that Powerplant Mall at Rockwell will be extending the Baker’s Dozen over¬†the next ten days for the Halloween season. My products will be available for the next ten days so come by the concourse level of the mall to pick up your favorite goodies¬†from the Sweetlife by Ange¬†booth!¬†ūüôā

Trick or Treat!
Trick or Treat!

Indonesian Night with Gado-Gado and out of this world Sop Buntut!


Indonesian Night with Gado-Gado and out of this world Sop Buntut!

One great advantage of living in the Philippines would be¬†its proximity to nearby Asian countries. Where food is concerned, that translates to being exposed to a number of Asian cuisines I didn’t get to experience much while living in the States. In keeping with tradition, the weekly themed dinner at my friends apartment was a few nights ago and they decided it would be Indonesian food.I have yet to travel to Indonesia, but, my good friends recently returned from a quick trip to Jakarta, and had some fantastic recipes, as well as a few ingredients to create a feast that made it feel like I had come along with them.

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O’Connor Angus Short Ribs, Pork Belly Jambalaya, and Creole Salad!


O’Connor Angus Short Ribs, Pork Belly Jambalaya, and Creole Soak Salad!

O'Connor Angus Short Ribs with Clean Slate
Photos taken by friends of mine moments before they prepared O’Connor Angus short ribs for our dinner together

What started as an occasional dinner at my friend’s home has become an almost weekly tradition. We all like to get together and to cook themed dinners usually centered around a special, hard-to-find ingredient. For this particular dinner, the star was ¬†O’Connor Angus Short Ribs. I made¬†Pork Belly Jambalaya and a Chop Salad with homemade Cajun Vinaigrette. ¬†My friends oven-baked¬†the short ribs using Clean Slate BBQ Rub and Clean Slate BBQ Sauce. ūüôā

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