Toasted Buttercup Squash Seeds

Winter squash, such as pumpkin, sweet dumpling, and buttercup, are bountiful during this time of year. They’re a beautiful way to decorate a home in the fall. They’re also a great way to get beta carotene into your diet to decrease the risk of certain eye diseases, cancers, and cardiovascular disease. Beta carotene is what makes most […]

Stuffed Tomatoes & Fresh Tomato Sauce

On a hot summer day, it’s nice to keep the oven off and to eat food that’s light, fresh, and maybe vegetarian.  The flavor of these tomatoes stuffed with brown rice and walnuts remind me of stuffed bell peppers, because the main ingredients used are similar minus the ground meat.  If you prefer, substitute cooked ground beef for the […]

“Filipino Chicken”

I love to cook Filipino food, especially Chicken Adobo or as my friends call it – “Filipino Chicken”.  It fills the kitchen with a special aroma of garlic, Filipino soy sauce, and sugar cane vinegar.  The sauce that the chicken cooks in is so flavorful that one night, my friend didn’t leave the table until he finished his meal and every last […]