Burger Patty in Honey Garlic Sauce

When you spend more time in work and you are too lazy to eat, you find yourself digging out anything you have in your fridge.

I am too tired to dine alone tonight and on my way home I do not feel like eating. When I got home I suddenly felt hungry. I saw this “Nutri” burger in the fridge and gave it a twist.

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I fried the patty in a non-stick pan without adding any grease. Once it was well done I added my sauce mixture.

– 1/2 tsp garlic powder
– 1/2 tsp barbecue powder
– 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper powder
– 1/2 cup water

After simmer, I added
– 1 tbsp honey
– 1 tbsp ketchup (UFC Banana Catsup)

I let it simmer until the sauce thickens. Served it with bread.

When you live alone you need to be resourceful. Luckily, the kitchen and I are in good terms.

Super satisfied even this was just light.

Good night, pals!

Sammy

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

I am going crazy with home-made ice cream lately and thankfully the results are amazing. We got some fresh strawberries from Baguio and instead of eating it fresh we decided to make a sweet cold treat.

Ingredients

2 cups fresh strawberries

1 cup confectionery sugar

1 cup cream cheese

2 tetra pack all-purpose cream

  1. Puree the strawberries.
  2. Add the sugar. Mix until dissolve
  3. Blend in the cream cheese
  4. add the all purpose cream
  5. Use a mixer to blend until it doubles it size
  6. Freeze for 3-5 hours

Some photos I snapped for you.

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Strawberry Puree

home made strawberry ice cream

I know you’ve requested for a video for this and I am thinking to launch a separate channel for Ramble & Relish. Until then please bear with my recipes.

SAMMY

Dry Rubbed Chicken Breast in Red Wine Reduction Sauce

The time of the year when we are reminded with the spirit of love – Valentine’s and here in the Philippines you will see flowers, chocolates, and teddy bears. I have a feeling that I scared away the heart’s day vibe by uttering unsolicited opinions how overrated the day is. Still, I am still the girl at heart who will appreciate little romance.

To change the mood, I decided to cook something. It’s like every occasion I cook, this time I prepared a creamy tuna Carbonara with flavorful meat on the side.

chicken breast recipeI call this Dry Rubbed Chicken Breast in Red Wine Reduction Sauce. For me chicken breasts are flexible to work with as it has clean flavor and you can easily build up the taste.

What I did was, I prepared the dry rub.

  • BBQ Powder
  • Cayenne Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Salt

Drizzling the clean chicken with Olive oil, I pressed the powder mixture carefully. Afterwards, seared it in a non-stick pan. Depending on the thickness of the chicken breast wait until cooked.

For the sauce, I added the following into my pan.

  • Water
  • Red Wine (Half Cup)
  • Ketchup
  • Honey

Wait until it thickens, return the chicken, have it reduced a little more…

AND you are good to go. The spices left in the pan from the chicken added extra kick in the sauce.

I know the photo doesn’t look inviting but I tell you it’s worth the try. I guess my palette has its own instinct for a good food.

I hope I can learn enticing plating in the future. *laughs*

Happy Sunday loves!

SAMMY

Dine and Travel at The Pilgrims

Date Stamp: January 26

My friend Aldous (aldouseatstheworld.com) invited me for a casual blogger dinner at The Pilgrims in Makadios Street corner Maginhawa Street, Quezon City.

I have to state the address because Maginhawa street is one of the places in QC where you’ll find different food sanctuary.

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When I first saw the signage outside I thought they served Thai cuisine because of the elephant. Later that night while talking to Chef Dennis Tan it was inspired by the elephants from Cambodia and he love its country’s heritage.

The name of the place was also inspired by the location – Makadios. A pilgrim is someone who travels to a holy place, so when you are in Makadios you become a pilgrim. Brilliant!

The overall vibe of the place is rustic, it has street lamps, old metal chairs, and abstract paintings. The place is actually the warehouse of the building.

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My only comment about the place is the space, it’s a bit narrow. I forgot to ask if it’s the actual arrangement or if the tables were like that because we are a big group. I hope they’ll have bigger space.

The food they served is unique and adventurous. I also considered it healthy because they cook in oven, makes their own sauces and dressing, uses smoking technique to add flavor, and herbs.

Here are the dishes we tried.

IMG_1994 Special of the Month “Pilgrim goes to Southeast Asia” Baked Packet St. Peter’s Fish P220
I do not eat Tilapia, it depends on my mood. It’s not the fish that I will look for if I am craving for a fish dish but this entrée was cooked beautifully. The tilapia is stuffed with lemongrass and the coconut rice complimented it. If it’s spicy it’ll be more delightful.

IMG_1995 Bacon Wrapped Prawns P320
This is my favorite! Who will say no to hickory smoked bacon in Paprika béchamel? The prawns were fresh and not over cooked.

IMG_2002Khmer Green Curry P195
I am not a fan of curry and it’s my first to try it with fish and veggies, it’s delicious not too strong compare to the usual curry dish we cook at home.

IMG_1993 Aussie Rib Eye Steak with Green Peppercorn Sauce P320
I think if this was cooked in Medium Rare I will enjoy it more but the green peppercorn sauce it awesome. The pepper was not strong and it gives subtle flavor to the meat.

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IMG_1997 Baby Back Ribs by Mr. T P380
This is my favorite! One of the most flavorful baby back ribs I’ve tasted. The flavors were overflowing and the BBQ sauce, you gotta taste it. You may choose your sidings either parsley rice, roasted potatoes, stir fried veggies, french fries or grilled corn.

Of course they also have starters. One must try is their Chicken Fingers (I lost photo) I am recommending it because of its breading – rice krispies. It’s something new for your taste buds.

IMG_1992 Oven Brick Hot Wings P190
First time to try smoked chicken, it’s better than buffalo wings. It’s tender and not too spicy, perfect with beer.

IMG_1998 Waywurd House Salad P160
They have good selection of Salads too. Didn’t know that Basil Tarragon dressing is refreshing.

I notice that some salad sidings have mint too, my favorite herb!

They also have healthy fruit shakes like this one.

IMG_1999 Sublime P80
So refreshing blend of watermelon, cucumber, and lime – certified thirst quencher.

And lastly, the omelette station.

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For only P190 you get to have your personalized omelette as you choose the egg, filling, cheese, and bread. Yum!

They also have imported beers and wines so if you happen to be in the area and wants to unwind this place is perfect.

Surprisingly, everything in the menu is affordable so you don’t have to worry. You get more than you pay for.

I’ll definitely come back for the wine and baby back ribs!

SAMMY

Last Weekend | Coffee Ice Cream + Dynamite Recipe

My work week will once again end and I haven’t done my part writing all the crazy things I did plus the delicious food I ate.

I spent my Saturday with le bf’s friends while working on my SS article. Then came Sunday I spent it with le in laws, missing my Laguna home big time.

I saw birds at the #petcityexpo in BGC.

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I was looking for a dog and a guinea pig but the expo showcased mostly fish and bird.

Then we stroll high street to eat at Claw Daddy and found out that there are no claws available for us. I was actually craving for their seafood boil. (Maybe I should just make my own)

Then we went back home and made coffee ice cream.

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Of course, I’ll give you my recipe. It is not my original I just saw it on YouTube.

3 teaspoon instant coffee dissolved in 1/2 cup hot water
1 can condensed milk
2 cups whipping cream

Whip until thick, freeze for about 3-5 hours and it’s ready.

To mimic the commercial coffee ice cream you may add chocolate chips and walnut or cashew nuts.

It’s delicious!

After dessert le bf requested for another one, this time for midnight snack — dynamite.

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He loves anything spicy so I made this one. It’s my first time making it and I just made it out of instinct. Haha

If you want to try you’ll need the following:

– Green long chili (Siling pang sigang in Filipino)
– Ground Beef
– Cheese
– Spring Roll Wrapper
– Mayonnaise and Sriracha for the dip

1. Sauté ground beef in minced garlic, onion, soy sauce, sriracha, salt, & pepper until brown. Let it cool.

2. Remove the seeds from the chilis. This will reduce its heat and makes it easy to eat.

3. Stuff chili with ground beef and seal it with strips of cheese. Any cheese would do but Mozarella could be better.

4. Wrap it in spring roll wrappers to secure filling.

5. Fry it.

To make the dip, just mix the mayo, in my case I used Japanese Mayo and Sriracha according to your preference.

Voila!

My in laws enjoyed it. I spent my entire night with burning lips because it was really hot.

Want me to write or film my other random recipes?

Just comment below.

SAMMY

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