"Kusina" = Kitchen; "Manang" = older sister

A Filipina's unabashed chronicle of her adaptations in the American kitchen. Includes step-by-step photos on how to make pan de sal, ensaymada, pan de coco, siopao, hopia, pandelimon, pianono, atsara, crema de fruta,etc., and if you are lucky, you will find videos too!

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Yema Cake: Manang K's Version

Manang K's Yema Cake
Uncut yema cake. Top frosting is quite runny, just like how photos on the internet looked like.

While on the Harcombe Diet, I attempted making yema cake as a birthday gift to my friend, and I never experienced craving for the sugar. I was quite resistant! Haha! but I did cheat later during the party to get a good taste of my creation. I guess the amount I took (about 1 tbsp) was not enough to judge it, so I am taking my friends' words for it. They said it was good.

Monday, June 25, 2012

THD Journey: Zucchini Spaghetti

Manang's Zucchini Spaghetti
Zucchini Spaghetti
There is this diet that was ever the first specific diet that I ever considered trying. I used to say "I'm on a diet," where basically I meant I limited my food intake to create a negative balance of energy, so that my body would use the fat reserves for energy. The disadvantage of that dieting mode was I would often end up with vitamin/mineral deficiencies, that I would actually manifest symptoms (like weakened gums).

The Harcombe diet is the first diet I tried because most of the author's convictions were in congruence with mine: we both do not see saturated fats as bad for health (I blogged before defending the coconut from attacks by others, saying it is saturated fat and is therefore bad); we like combination of fat and meat; we like cooking from scratch and serving real foods; we don't like counting calories; we would like to be able to consume meat as much as we can (more so than sugar).

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