EGGPLANT SKILLET CASSEROLE: Removing traces of a shady past, the eggplant story.

I only knew one kind of eggplant growing up in Manila – the eggplant that my mother used to cook or buy from the public market. Little did I know; there are so many varieties of eggplant to this day. The most popular variety available to most Americans is Italian eggplant. Based on Specialty Produce … More EGGPLANT SKILLET CASSEROLE: Removing traces of a shady past, the eggplant story.

Tilapia and Squash in Coconut Curry Sauce

Let’s talk about good protein. All food made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. However, not all proteins are created equal. According to Livestrong.com protein from animal sources are high in saturated fats which could raise cholesterol levels in … More Tilapia and Squash in Coconut Curry Sauce

Salmon En Croute

I can’t get enough of Salmon! So today, I have another special salmon recipe. This time it’s en croute style, a French term for anything baked in pastry. Baking salmon is quite challenging because it dries out easily. Yet, baking is a very common household cooking technique because it’s simple and easy. And it gives salmon … More Salmon En Croute

Salmon and Potato En Papillote w/ Coconut Curry Sauce

 I don’t know how else to properly describe this recipe except that it’s healthy, clean and very light in the belly. The combination of coconut milk, curry, and honey gives it a very Southeast Asian flavor with a mild spicy kick of cayenne pepper. Besides the salmon, the rest of the ingredients are plant-based which dissolve … More Salmon and Potato En Papillote w/ Coconut Curry Sauce

Bread-Crusted Salmon

April is an important month for most Christians who still observe Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends Easter Sunday. This event is observed mainly in the Anglican, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran, Methodist, and Roman Catholic Churches. Where I came from, the observance of Lent is very colorful and elaborately ritualistic. Devotees are literally crucified … More Bread-Crusted Salmon