Peaches with Goat Cheese and Honey

There’s no getting around the too-lazy-too-cook-for-oneself bug when you’re at home for lunch on a hot summer day, or any day for that matter. I’ve heard it many times from friends who live alone: how do you get motivated to prepare a healthy meal or snack? Look no further than your local grocery store or […]

Dana Treat Scones: Sweet Dreams Are Made of Savory Cheese-Dill

Scones, which used to remind me of cardboard-flavored wedges of baked flour, have turned into a new culinary love thanks to my friend, Dana. She introduced me to a light and flaky quick bread made with cheddar, cottage cheese, shallots, and livened up with aromatic fine fronds of dill. The base Scone Mix can be kept in the refrigerator or freezer for later use, and is versatile enough to use in sweet scones. Remember to have your savory ingredients ready if baking immediately to prevent butter from melting

Cranberry Granola

This is my take on making homemade granola. I avoided using oil in this recipe. And I added wheat bran and wheat germ to add some “meat” in there. This granola is crispy and clumpy, just the way I like it. It has been our constant companion for our hikes as well as a healthy snack any time. Hope you enjoy it!

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Filipino Champorado and a Happy New Year!


I’ve seen it being called Chocolate Rice Pudding and Chocolate Rice Porridge in English, but it’s always going to be Champorado for me. It’s basically glutinous/sticky/sweet rice cooked with a lot of water to make it soupy-gooey, with chocolate and sugar added, and enjoyed with evaporated milk, powdered milk, milk or cream.