• Appetizer,  Cooking Challenge,  Healthy Eating,  PinoyFoodista

    Cold Pickled Melons and Pears

    This is my official entry to PinoyFoodista’s March Cooking Challenge, the theme of which is “Summer Spree, the flavors of Summer.” It’s funny that it’s Spring at the other side of the globe but here in the Philippines, we’re already welcoming Summer πŸ™‚ For this Challenge, we’re asked to create any dish that reminds us of summer be it an appetizer, a salad, main course, dessert or beverage. I’m thinking of a unique way to attack melons and I suddenly thoughtΒ  about Momofuku’s pickled fruits. Because the pickled fruits are served cold and were said to have a great snap when eaten, I figured they might be my best option…

  • Healthy Eating,  Poultry

    Chicken Piccata with Capers

    Here’s another healthy and easy chicken dish for people out there who, like me, are on a diet πŸ˜› I’m really glad I learned how to cook because it gives me the chance to channel my passion for cooking into creating something good and healthy. Like this dish for instance! In case you don’t know, Piccata is an Italian word that references a way of preparing food. It means sliced, sauteed and served in a sauce containing lemon, butter, and spices, usually parsley. My version of chicken piccata is healthified and Filipinized, if there are any such words πŸ˜› It’s healthified because I didn’t use butter but 0% cholesterol and…

  • Healthy Eating,  Poultry

    Chicken Fillet Inasal

    As I mentioned in my Myriad Monday #2 post, today’s our Diet Day 1 πŸ˜› Since we’re not technically following a program but are just eliminating rice and cutting down on sugars and sodium, we’re still free to eat what we want as long as it’s a balanced healthy meal. For dinner tonight, I made chicken fillet inasal (grilled chicken with light anatto oil) and I served it with salad greens with strawberry vinaigrette, light cheddar melt on button potatoes, and seedless grapes. It’s aΒ  balanced healthy meal πŸ™‚ And don’t worry! I had dinner before 6pm. That’s at least 5 hours away from the time I’m gonna hit the…

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