Tuna ala-Crab Cake and Tuna Salad: Low-calorie protein and budget-friendly meal

It’s a fact, when everything goes up in price, we always cut corners on food expenses. Food is one commodity at home that is always easier to adjust as compared to utility cost, loan payments, mortgage, etc.  Since December 2021, all commodities have gone up in prices and even worsened by the supply chain crisis … More Tuna ala-Crab Cake and Tuna Salad: Low-calorie protein and budget-friendly meal

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

Tilapia Tempura

Contrary to popular belief, tempura didn’t originate in Japan. Tempura is a frying technique using a batter mixture consisting of flour, egg and liquid (milk, beer or water). This style of frying was introduced in Japan by Spanish and Portuguese Catholic missionaries and traders during the late 1500s, according to Portuguese online magazine Catavino. The … More Tilapia Tempura

Cajun Shrimp Stew

I first learned about Cajun flavor when I started eating and making Jambalaya rice. I usually buy it in a box and I would just add meat or seafood into the rice. Coming from a rice-bowl society in Southeast Asia, the concept and taste of Jambalaya rice is still new to me. Since my introduction … More Cajun Shrimp Stew

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