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. 🙂 The food was great and all very simple to make. If you would like the recipe for anything just let me know. Continue reading Good food, good friends, some wine and lots of laughs.
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.
Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Hong Kong for four days. I went all by myself, and was able to make so many great discoveries.
Sausage, Shrimp and Crab Gumbo
Hey everyone here is just a quick post showing a delicious pasta dish I made for dinner the other night!
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 jalapeño 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.
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!
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! 🙂
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.
O’Connor Angus Short Ribs, Pork Belly Jambalaya, and Creole Soak Salad!
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. 🙂