Greasing up with Kielbasa & Sauerkraut on a Wintry-Mix Day

Just like that, the hill country in south Texas is getting freezing rain in the early morning of the first week of February! According to the weather reports, this condition will continue until the following day.  My family has just moved here in south Texas between Austin and San Antonio in 2021 from Wisconsin, one … More Greasing up with Kielbasa & Sauerkraut on a Wintry-Mix Day

Food Gardening Journal: Baby steps to becoming (food) self-sufficient, P1

“Food self-sufficiency is the ability of a household or community to maintain its own food requirements, which can be achieved by growing and preserving your own food, composting, raising livestocks, hosting bees, collecting rainwater, and other natural ways to sustain life.” Everyone is talking about food sustainability and self-sufficiency and there’s nothing more sustainable and … More Food Gardening Journal: Baby steps to becoming (food) self-sufficient, P1

Coconut Curry Pork and Fried Pork Chops: Unmasking infamy of the ‘other white meat’

Is pork healthy or unhealthy? That is the question these days. Pork has gained so much notoriety over the years due to a number of factors, let me tell you three of the biggest concerns. #1 – It is linked to trichinosis, an infection caused by roundworm parasites commonly found, not just in domesticated animals … More Coconut Curry Pork and Fried Pork Chops: Unmasking infamy of the ‘other white meat’

Tuna ala-Crab Cake and Tuna Salad: Low-calorie protein and budget-friendly meal

It’s a fact, when everything goes up in price, we always cut corners on food expenses. Food is one commodity at home that is always easier to adjust as compared to utility cost, loan payments, mortgage, etc.  Since December 2021, all commodities have gone up in prices and even worsened by the supply chain crisis … More Tuna ala-Crab Cake and Tuna Salad: Low-calorie protein and budget-friendly meal

Oven-Roasted Garden Vegetables: An intimate struggle to eat healthy

Let’s talk Veggies! Do you know what is very challenging about eating vegetables? It’s the preparation, the time and the commitment needed to prepare and cook them, regularly. We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for our body. How do we make it more accessible or easier to prepare, though? Well, … More Oven-Roasted Garden Vegetables: An intimate struggle to eat healthy

BEEF STIR-FRY IN SWEET CHILI SAUCE: Dawn of the Multi-cookers and Instant Pot

Lo and behold this new kitchen wonder called Instant Pot multi-cookers. I mean seriously, what other excuses can we have now for not cooking easy, fast and healthy? I was intimidated at first with its digital multi-cooking functionalities but I used to cook with the old-fashioned pressure cooker so my transition from the old to … More BEEF STIR-FRY IN SWEET CHILI SAUCE: Dawn of the Multi-cookers and Instant Pot

BREADMAKING, a delicious escape from the Pandemic nightmare

FEATURED RECIPES: War Bread, French Toast, Open-faced Turkey & Poached Egg Sandwich Where have I been all this time? My life took a turn with some life changing events. I sold my country home and moved 50 miles away. With my house gone, I temporarily lost my bearing for not having my own space and … More BREADMAKING, a delicious escape from the Pandemic nightmare