Leftover Picadillo Cannelloni (No Bake)

Leftover Picadillo Cannelloni (No Bake)

I opened the fridge the other day to discover there's a full container of frozen picadillo. I have not been eating a large amount of meats for the last few months now, plus a surfeit of this ground beef/potato dish to consume for days called for a need to "innovate" a bit. Bhing had a brilliant Continue reading

Winged Bean and Shrimp Gising-Gising

Winged Bean and Shrimp Gising-Gising

The "graveyard" shift in a call centre was both a boon and a bane for me. When Manila became a major US outsourcing hub in the early 2000s, salaries upped several notches. I did jump on the bandwagon as many of us did. There was a catch, though - the challenge of keeping myself awake Continue reading

Crispy Calamares: A Pinoy Street Food

Crispy Calamares: A Pinoy Street Food

Crispy Calamares is a popular street food in the Philippines. When I was a growing kid in the 80's, the winners were fish balls, "dirty ice cream", taho (a tofu dessert), barbecue, banana cue and balut, to name a few. Calamares was probably just a restaurant dish at the time. But in the last 10 Continue reading

Easy Pork Adobo with Creamy Mashed Potato

Easy Pork Adobo with Creamy Mashed Potato

I have to share the delicious recipe of Adobo with our readers! While in Australia, I had the pleasure of tasting Julie's melt-in-your-mouth slow cooked kangaroo dish. This visit was host to a handful of firsts in my life. This included seeing a kangaroo, photographing a kangaroo...and yes, Continue reading

Hot and Spicy Gambas Recipe

Hot and Spicy Gambas Recipe

Hello and kumusta (how are you), dear GG readers?! Oh, I missed greeting you that...just as I missed "cooking" for all of you. Mind the quotation marks as regular readers would know I am not a cook! You all knew how much sweat I let out to pull off my first dish here. Do you still remember what Continue reading

Ube Haleya (Purple Yam Jam)

Ube Haleya (Purple Yam Jam)

Hello and kumusta (how are you), dear GG readers! Whenever you see this greeting you may already know by now that it's me, Alesah, co-contributing for my love, Gourmet Getaways. For today, I am sharing the recipe of a dessert made from a tUBEr that I "UBEr" like. Really, the play of words Continue reading

Lumpiang Shanghai (Filipino Spring Rolls)

Lumpiang Shanghai (Filipino Spring Rolls)

Hello and kumusta, dear GG readers! A few days ago, Julie told me she was craving for some spring rolls with a great dipping sauce. Looks like Ms Lovely is beginning to develop an acquired taste for Filipino food! So I gave in. Today I am sharing with you Filipino spring rolls, Lumpiang Continue reading

Filipino Style Callos

Filipino Style Callos

Well, hello and kumusta (how are you) our dear GG readers. If you will all notice, I have been writing at least once a week for GG now. Julie had asked that I share Philippine dish, desserts and travel stories. This will bring more and diverse experiences to her favourite and well-loved audience. Continue reading

Buko Pandan Bliss

Buko Pandan Bliss

Hello and kumusta (how are you) to all lovely GG readers! Hope you had an amazing week with us. Julie and I brought to you our Hunter Valley series, a great giveaway and a luscious dessert. For today, I have prepared another sweet treat, which is close to all Filipinos' hearts. I call it...Buko Continue reading

Luscious Leche Flan Recipe

Luscious Leche Flan Recipe

Hello again, dear GG readers! As a follow through to the sisig recipe I have shown you, I thought it would be appropriate to present a dessert that is popular in my country - Leche Flan! Also known worldwide as creme caramel, leche flan is one of the most favourite desserts in the Continue reading

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