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It's been awhile since I last made a post in this blog. It came to my mind why I haven't written something about the all time pinoy favorite dish and so this is it. Easy to make in just a few ingredients. This classic dish can be done as pork adobo, chicken adobo or mixed. Here's the best pinoy chicken port adobo.


1/2 kilo of pork and 1/2 kilo of chicken
hard boiled eggs (shelled)
1 head garlic, minced
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 cup vinegar
2 cups of water
5 laurel/bay leaves optional
4 tablespoons of cooking oil or olive oil
Pepper to taste
1 tsp sugar (optional)

On heated pan with oil, saute the minced garlic and add the pork and chicken meat. Add in 1/2 cup of soy sauce, 1 cup of vinegar and 2 cups of water. Sprinkle pepper to taste, then add the bay leaves. You can turn up the heat to bring it into boil then add some sugar, this is optional. Simmer until the meat has turned brown and tender. Toss in the shelled eggs and wait for an hour more until the liquid mixture dries up a little. Best served on hot rice.
Minestrone Soup

This is my version of minestrone soup


strips of bacon or pancetta
1 cube onion minced
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 cup chopped celery
3 gallons of beef stock
1 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup of green beans
1/2 cup of kidney beans
1/2 cup of potato or potato
1/2 cup carrots in small cubes
250 grms of elbow macaroni
3 tbsp parsley (optional)
3 tbsp basil (fresh)
pinch of pepper


1. Cook bacon/pancetta in olive oil then saute the garlic and onions.

2. Add diced tomatoes, green beans then kidney beans and garbanzo beans.

3. To this add celery then the carrots.

4. Add small amount of water and par boil until the vegetables are tender.

5. Add beef stock and bring to a boil.

6. Add cooked elbow macaroni.

7. Bring to a boil then simmer.

8. Add parsley, basil, salt and pepper.

*Image from Wikipedia. Thanks
Summer comes the Lenten Season. In the observance of the Holy week, traditionally, Catholics prepare themselves through prayer, penitence, almsgiving and self-denial (Asceticism) in commemorating the sacrifice, death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Easter Sunday, to save the World. It is a catholic tradition not to eat meat during Holy week and so I think it would be great to share with you this simple pasta recipe.

1lb macaroni pasta
2 medium tomatoes
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
garlic minced
onion minced
grated cheese
salt and pepper to taste
preferred veggies like broccoli, eggplant or zucchini

1. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.
2. Heat olive oil in a pan and cook the sliced eggplant/zucchini (crosswise). Sprinkling with a bit of salt and pepper. If you are using broccoli you can steam it. Then, set them aside.
3. In the same pan with added oil, toss the  garlic, onion and tomatoes.
4. Mix the pasta and bits of fresh basil.
5. Top with veggies and cheese.