The Happy Home Cook: Maja Blanca and Latik Topping

The Happy Home Cook: Maja Blanca and Latik Topping

Filipinos serve Maja Blanca in a container lined with banana leaves. Because of its simple methods, you can easily make this pudding at home. because of its simple methods. Perhaps the hardest part is waiting for it to set so you can finally eat it!

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The Happy Home Cook: Dinengdeng With Fried Bangus

The Happy Home Cook: Dinengdeng With Fried Bangus

You can’t claim to be an Ilocano (someone from the Ilocos Region in Northern Philippines) if you haven’t had dinengdeng.  It’s basically a vegetable stew akin to pinakbet or the French ratatouille.

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Your Favorite Stories for 2018

Your Favorite Stories for 2018

Rock stars, martial law and food dominated Positively Filipino's most-read stories of 2018. In case you missed them or you want to enjoy them all over again, here's the Top 10 list.

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The Happy Home Cook: Bibingka Cakes with Lambanog-Lemongrass Syrup and Coconut Cream

The Happy Home Cook: Bibingka Cakes with Lambanog-Lemongrass Syrup and Coconut Cream

My inspiration for this dessert is the French Baba au Rhum, a delicious and decadent cake soaked in rum syrup! I’ve often wondered if I could turn our familiar, equally delicious bibingka into something similar.

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Recipes for Your New Year Celebration

Recipes for Your New Year Celebration

Welcome the New Year with fine spirits and hearty dishes!

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The Happy Home Cook: Chilled BroCauli Salad

The Happy Home Cook: Chilled BroCauli Salad

When one thinks of salads, it is usually about leafy greens topped with some favorite dressing.  But recently, since I went on a no-rice diet, broccoli and cauliflower were my ‘go to’ vegetables to complement my meals.  So I thought why not concoct something using these abundant veggies in Baguio City.

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The Happy Home Cook: Instant Pot Leche Flan

The Happy Home Cook: Instant Pot Leche Flan

After spending long hours in the kitchen preparing the main course for the big family gathering, the last thing you want to do is toil several hours more making dessert. Now you can prepare the all-time Filipino favorite Leche Flan dessert in the popular Instant Pot or most multi-cookers in half the time.

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The Happy Home Cook: Adobong Dilaw (Adobo with Turmeric)

The Happy Home Cook: Adobong Dilaw (Adobo with Turmeric)

Adobong dilaw is one of the many variations of adobo in the Philippines. This particular version is a yellow adobo and originated in the province of Batangas. Adobong dilaw uses the ingredients found in a typical Filipino adobo dish but adds turmeric in place of soy sauce. The use of turmeric gives the dish a distinct yellow color and a different flavor.

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Sinigang Na Isda Sa Miso (Fish in Tamarind Miso Soup)

Sinigang Na Isda Sa Miso (Fish in Tamarind Miso Soup)

This particular sinigang combines the sour taste of tamarind and the salty and rich flavor of miso. The addition of mustard leaves completes this tasty and flavorful soup.

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The Happy Home Cook: Instant Pot Guinataang Sitaw at Kalabasa

The Happy Home Cook: Instant Pot Guinataang Sitaw at Kalabasa

As the holidays are fast approaching, you can avoid overloading the stove-top or oven when preparing several dishes at the same time for your family gatherings. Now you can prepare the classic Filipino Guinataang Sitaw at Kalabasa in the Instant Pot or any multi-cooker brand in minutes.

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