foodgeek's diary

Home

I love to learn and discover new ways to make good food. I hope to share some of my fave recipes here so that anyone, foodgeek or not, can benefit from it somehow. Please chime in...I welcome your comments or just a plain hello would be nice too! If you have any recipes to share please feel free to contact me or post it in a comment in this blog.

view:  full / summary

Quick Quinoa Pilaf

Posted by foodgeek on December 6, 2011 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This is a quick post of a quick side/appetizer that I quickly whipped up using ingredients on hand for a potluck Christmas party. I got a couple of requests for the recipe at the party so I figured, why not put it on the blog!

 

The reason this is a quick recipe is because everything I do lately, cooking or otherwise, has to be quick due to lack of time. Life with my 3 year old, Grace, has become much more hectic since we brought her home from China a year ago. I cannot ...

Read Full Post »

Kulinarya Challenge - Arroz Caldo

Posted by foodgeek on November 14, 2011 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (12)

This month's Kulinarya challenge is Arroz Caldo. Perfect timing because I had been intending to make it anyway. Perfect theme for rainy, cooler weather here in Southern California. This is also the first time I am making this dish. I have made similar chicken and rice stews and soups, but never the traditional FilipinoArroz Caldo.

 

Read Full Post »

Pork in Tomato Sauce

Posted by foodgeek on October 4, 2011 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I recently came across a cookbook called The Everything Rice Cooker Cookbook by Hui Leng Tay, when I went to check out Border's close out deals. I did a quick peruse and found some rather interesting, good sounding, mostly Asian recipes. At 40% off, I went ahead and added it to my pile of cookbooks to be purchased.

 

I have a rice cooker, which I have not used for anything more than cooking white and brown rice. Being born and raised in the Philippines, ri...

Read Full Post »

Kulinarya Challenge - Buko Salad

Posted by foodgeek on September 27, 2011 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (9)

Sooo...remember me? It's been a while!

 

Kulinarya Cooking Club is now reinforcing strict posting rules, one of which is that members must submit a post once every quarter. So I better get my you know what in gear!

 

Kulinarya Cooking Club was started by a group of Filipino foodies living in Sydney who are passionate about the F...

Read Full Post »

Easy Chocolate Ice Cream

Posted by foodgeek on July 5, 2010 at 3:21 PM Comments comments (1)

Wow, I have a lot of catching up to do! Amazing how life gets so hectic, time flies and before you know it, certain "low priority" things get shelved for months! So I thought I'd make a quick blog before anyone following me loses further interest.

 

Recently, as I was going through and sorting stacks of saved, untried recipes printed from the internet, from old magazines, I stumbled upon this "Easy Chocolate Ice Cream" recipe from a trial Cooks County magazine ...

Read Full Post »

My Sparrow Earth Day Giveaway and Discount

Posted by foodgeek on April 22, 2010 at 1:09 PM Comments comments (0)

I've recently discovered and fallen in love with http://www.mysparrowblog.com/, a site that offers eco friendly items for the home. In honor of Earth Day, My Sparrow is giving away a set of their wonderful Owl pitchers to one lucky follower and offering a 10% discount on your order today and tomorrow. Check out the details 

Read Full Post »

Artos: Greek Celebration Bread

Posted by foodgeek on April 6, 2010 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

My second bread for the Bread Baker's Apprentice Challenge! S'about time, huh?  I actually baked these quite sometime ago and just have not had a chance to blog about it.

 

This "Greek Celebration Bread" is traditionally baked during Christmas and Easter holidays. I made right in the midst of Lent. Cl...

Read Full Post »

Pane al Cioccolato - Italian Chocolate Bread

Posted by foodgeek on March 29, 2010 at 2:28 PM Comments comments (5)

Thank you Jude, the blogger of http://www.applepiepatispate.com/, for sharing the recipe! This particular bread will definitely be baked again in my kitchen! I stumbled upon the recipe at http://www.applepiepa...

Read Full Post »

Bran Flax Muffins

Posted by foodgeek on March 21, 2010 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

These muffins are great for breakfast or just as a snack, chocful of healthy stuff including flax seeds, oat bran, carrots, apples, raisins and nuts. One standard muffin size serving is 220 calories. This recipe makes 15 standard size muffins. I like to use mini-muffin pans to keep a single service small. I use an ice cream scoop...

Read Full Post »

English Muffins

Posted by foodgeek on March 19, 2010 at 12:51 AM Comments comments (8)

I'm not usually a big fan of English muffins, but once I tried these...well, bye-bye Thomas', I'm making these from now on. These muffins were big on taste and stayed moist even when toasted. I learned this recipe at a bread baking class ("The Classics") at the Laguna Culinary Arts school, taught by Chef Diana Weber. This is definitely a keeper recipe. I served these muffins for a birthday brunch this past weekend and happy to say, everyone really liked them! So here ...

Read Full Post »

Rss_feed

Geekus Maximus...

I'm not a professional cook or baker. My family will attest to that! I have had a reputation to be a bad cook, but I love good food so much that I resolved to learn and improve my cooking skills to have good food always at hand, without having to eat out. I get excited when I find a great recipe or bread formula and feel the need to share. So here is a chronolog of my successes (and sometimes failures) of my culinary exploits. Enjoy and chime in. Always happy to get some good insight!

Subscribe

Super Share

Share on Facebook

Facebook Fanpage Box

Follow me on Twitter

Powered by Webs

Kulinarya Cooking Club