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Homestyle Corn Chowder by Babot Joseph

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Sharing herewith another recipe from Tita Babot Joseph!  During our dinner in her Boston home she served corn chowder which was so so yummy!!! So I asked her to share it with us!!! Thank you Tita!!
Dinner by the Joseph Family in Massachussets (24)homestyle corn chowder

ingredients:
3 cans creamed corm
1 can whole kernel corn
2 cups water depending on how thick you want your soup to be
2 large yellow onions, diced
1 cup diced carrots
2 stalks celery stalks, diced
1/2 cup cooking cream (optional)*
2 eggs, beaten
salt and pepper
dash of sesame oil (optional)*

In a pot, put the canned corn, water, onions, diced carrots and bring to a boil. Add more water if too thick. Lower heat and simmer gently until onions and carrots are soft.
Add celery, salt and pepper to taste, cream, and lastly 2 beaten eggs. Stir gently.

*chowder will be as delicious with or without the cream.
sesame oil will change the overall taste…for those who like sesame oil add a few drops at the very end.

Babot joseph garlic lemon chicken recipe

Garlic Lemon Chicken by Babot Joseph

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Remember the Garlic Lemon Chicken of Tita Babot that she cooked for us in Boston?

Previous entry:  Dinner by the Joseph Family in Massachusetts July 24, 2015

 As promised, here is the easy recipe!!  Tita Babot is so kind to share her recipe hoping we can all make it!! I love it and I hope I can make it like her one of these days.  Meantime, I hope you can try it too and enjoy it!!Dinner by the Joseph Family in Massachussets (20)

ingredients:
12 pieces chicken breasts, thighs and drumsticks
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
good olive oil
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (2 lemons)
freshly squeezed juice from 2 lemons
1 head of garlic, chopped or minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary leaves or fresh thyme
1 lemon, halved*

Pat chicken pieces dry with paper towels and put into a Pyrex glass bakeware. Salt and pepper the chicken pieces on both sides. Pour olive oil liberally, coating all chicken pieces well. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, garlic and rosemary or thyme.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4-5 hours or more*, turning over once or twice while marinating.

You can either pan grill, grill over coals, or bake the chicken.
When baking, my temperature is at 275 and I slow bake for an hour, then turn the heat up to brown the chicken for an added several minutes.

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Serve with couscous or steamed vegetables on the side.

*I prepare the chicken in the morning and refrigerate all day until ready to grill or bake for dinner. You can also prepare this the day before and refrigerate overnight.
*Add the halved lemon pcs to the glass dish right before baking or put on grill while grilling the chicken over coals. Add to serving dish for garnish.

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Chef Edward Esmero in 25 Mushrooms Kitchen

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 So lucky to have witnessed one of Singapore’s ( but he’s proudly Pinoy :-) ) top chefs – Chef Edward Esmero.  He is the  Executive Chef and Director of My Little Spanish Place  and My Little Tapas Bar in Singapore )  He is so entertaining when he is giving the class, so down to earth and so funny!!  He was so kind to share his secret recipes!!

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 He told us that at age 12 he wanted to open a restaurant and he had 2 by the age of 32. Soon to open in Bali and next year he is opening one in the Philippines with my friend Happy Ongpauco Tiu.  It is going to be a Cochinillo restaurant and Happy told me it will be proudly Filipino – not Spanish but Filipino! :-)  She’s the best! Always promoting our very own!  Looking forward to it !!!Chef Edward Esmero (23)About Chef Edward Esmero

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MonggoGulat Ka

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Quinoa, Kale, Chia Seeds… all these buzz-worthy foods, lauded as “superfoods” for their abundance in nutrients, have been energetically flitting around health circles and blogs. As people become more health-savvy and health-conscious, demand for these superfoods has risen as well. However, accessibility remains limited: at the moment, superfoods can only be found on select online groceries or at weekend markets. Moreover, these imported superfoods are expensive and difficult to maintain in your diet.

But what if we told you that you needn’t look any further than your own table for the ultimate superfood? There is a superfood grown locally, affordable and easy to find, and full of health benefits that will make you want a cup everyday. We’re talking about your everyday monggo.

That’s right, the humble little green bean packs a mean punch of vitamins that your diet often misses. Let’s take a look at its numerous health benefits:

Prevents heart disease.

Monggo, or Mung Bean in English, contains lecithin, which fights low-density lipoprotein (LDL)

cholesterol and reduces liver fat. It is also a legume, which reduces the risk of heart disease.

Potential anti-cancer properties.

Studies show that consumption of monggo beans can also reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, including stomach, colon, cervical, and breast cancer.

Rich in much-needed nutrients.

Monggo beans are rich in nutrients, including Iron for increasing oxygen delivery through blood cells, Magnesium to maintain normal muscle function, Folate to support nerve and brain function, and Vitamin K for healthy bone tissue, among others.

Ideal for weight loss.

Monggo is rich in fiber and low in calories, making it an ideal substitute for rice for those with weight-loss goals. Monggo is even safe for diabetics as it regulates blood sugar.

Well-rounded for dietary necessities.

It also contains carbohydrates and essential proteins, to give you that needed boost of energy.

Not only do we love monggo as a delicious daily health booster, but we love it for its versatility, as it matches perfectly with fish, beef, pork or chicken. Monggo – a staple in every Filipino household – is often a regular dish on the menu as it’s regarded by most as a tasty and healthy side dish to complement your ulam.

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In the classic Filipino Monggo stew, mung beans are cooked with pork and vegetables to add flavor to the texture of monggo. This combination makes monggo stew one of the most  comprehensively nutritious family meals. Adding a Knorr pork cube to the monggo stew transforms the humble dish into the star of the dining table. Munggogulat ka sa pork linamnam!

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The richness in flavor that a touch of Knorr adds to your monggo dish makes all the difference. There’s little that is more warming than sharing a hearty home-cooked stew eaten with the family, save for the satisfaction of serving your family a meal that is as nutritious as it is enjoyable.

Surprise your family and yourself with an amazingly nutritious and scrumptious   meal of monggowith Knorr Pork Cubes.

For more easy-to-do recipes that you fill with love for your family, visit www.knorr.com.ph, and follow Knorr Philippines on social media.

Caviar Pasta

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Mom loves caviar!  And this is one of the things she likes to make with caviar.  She has two versions.  A hot one which has hot pasta noodles mixed with cream and truffle oil then add the caviarCaviar pastaHer second version is the cold version which is the same except that the cooked noodles is not hot, it has cooled down already and look how passionately she makes it :-)

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Casa Artusi A Tale of Two Chefs

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I am so lucky to have attended the Casa Artusi class last year with Carla and Gaita!  I really enjoyed it!  It’s actually not that hard!  The key is to just have the best and freshest ingredients and just mix them together :-)  Learn from the two masters – Carla and Gaita

I wrote an article about it and I also documented it here.

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 Gaita is always very generous in sharing and she always shares the recipes.  Its also different to watch them and learn from them so sign up for the upcoming class this coming March 10.  Its different to listen to the two of them, and to hear stories in between and to taste the food with wine and to dine and meet with other students and …..and….. and :-)  casa artusi manila 1

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25 Mushrooms Kitchen Opening

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 Congratulations Sari Jorge on the opening of 25 Mushroooms Cookery!

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I am truly honored to be a part of this momentous occasion – a great achievement for all the hard work that you do.  Looking forward to more branches

Click below to read the article in the Philippine Star

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Aside from the ribbon cutting,

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we had a special luncheon prepared by the Chefs of 25 Mushrooms Cookery.  It was truly an important celebration

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Cibo at Mothers Club 17th Anniversary

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For the past eight years, since 2007 when I first attended Mother’s Club, Gaita Fores has been sharing her recipes with a group of mothers.  Mothers Club is a monthly club that gathers lady friends of the gracious host, Mimie Huang de Ocampo.Gaita fores mimie huang de ocampo Mothers Club (10)

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