Sugar, spice, and a pinch of GLAM

Rooftop Afternoons

 

Hello, dolls!! 🙂 It’s officially spring, my favorite season!! It’s crazy how the nicer weather comes with spring flu virus. Yup, I caught it! I’ve been sneezing and sniffing since yesterday and boy is it hard to be sick when you are alone. All I really want to do now is to cuddle with my Mom.I always find myself wanting to be snuggled up in bed with her when I’m sick. She is soooo soft and her arms and legs are “pillow like” lol.

So today I am going to make you hungry. My afternoons here in Baltimore are different — no rooftop, no afternoon cooking for the family, just me time usually. In the midst of my crazy fast paced life, I can’t help but be excited for my Dad’s 50th birthday!!! I can already smell home and feel the warmth of being surrounded by my family. Don’t get me wrong, I love it here! I am loving every minute of it and I wouldn’t have my life any other way BUT home is home.

Let me share with you some of the things that I cooked for my family, especially my parents, before I left MNL 🙂

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Milk Shake x Grilled Cheese Afternoon

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Aside from me missing home, today is “National Siblings Day” so it is just perfect to write something about the awesome moments that we’ve had with the food that I made form our kitchen 🙂

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Come tooooo Mommmah

BACON x tomato x cheddar cheese

Hungry yet? I HAVE MORE!

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Look at the cheese oozing out…. aaaaah!!

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That delicious “perfect grilled cheese” color.

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…and of course! something healthy for me 🙂 (and the parents)

Shrimp and Mango Salad with Sesame Dressing. THE BOMB!! I miss the perfect mangoes that we have in the Philippines!!!

I swear when I go home I will eat as much mangoes and tropical fruits as I can!

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Easy there,Sissy! lol

 

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“food selfie” (what am I saying) caught in the act?

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Fact: I love Italian pasta, I love spinach, and I love SHRIMP!

 

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My Dad bought waaaay too much shrimp one time. I’ve already used half of it for 2 dishes – one for the salad above and the other quarter for the Vietnamese spring rolls that I made for my Sister’s birthday .

 

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So this is the third dish, and I still had enough to make another batch of Vietnamese spring rolls the day after for my Mom’s tea party.

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This was very light. I left the head on cause it has so much flavor — and cause I love cooking with shrimp head!

This only had one small tomato, it turned orange (?) because of the shrimp heads

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..and of course, how can I leave out a healthy ingredient?

Another fact about me, I try to make things healthy! 🙂

 

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Simple. Light. Easy!

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Chicken Pot Pie

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So in love with the gold crust.

I like doing things from scratch, and I try to minimize the use of kitchen equipment. I don’t know why but there is that satisfaction when I put my hands to work.

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What do you do when you have less than 300g of flank steak?

I say…mini beef roulade!

Though this one looks like a worm, I am really happy with how the flavors blend together.

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I always try to have spinach around – I eat it raw with my salad, with my omelette, or mix it with anything! I love it!

Spinach x sun dried tomato in sunflower oil for my filling. Pretty much everything that I found in our refrigerator. haha

xx

R ❤

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