KUSINA NI KAYNE – Pinakbet

Here is my first attempt to share my own recipe version of an easy PINAKBET!!!

I say my own version because, there are no specific rules … this is called “pacham” 🙂 Meaning pa chamba-chamba! hehehe

Many of us are not familiar with measurements, so in my recipes I will give basic measurement/sizes (hints) for all of us, and learn from what ingredient (maybe) is lacking or too much.

So let me start;

Step 1 – Mix into a big bowl all the basic vegetable ingredients:


* – 1 – Eggplant (Talong)
* – 1/4 – Squash (Calabassa)
* – 1 Bitter gourd (ampalaya)
* – 3-4 pcs of Taro (Gabi)
* – 6-7 pcs of Okra – not in this photo
* – 4-5 pcs of String beans (sitaw)- not in                                                         this photo too

(Slice them as shown in the photo.)

 

Step 2 – Prepare the pan and heat the cooking oil.       Step 3 – Add garlic until its golden brown
                          
 
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Step 4 – Add onion until it becomes transparent.  
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Before hand, I have prepared my chosen meat or poultry or seafood that I would like to mix with this recipe. Often times, pinakbet is mixed with pork or chicken… but in this recipe I chose mixed seafood.
I have purchased a 500 gm frozen mixed seafood ready from the supermarket
(I said no exact measurements, but you can check in the plastic its quantity, or you may decide based on the number of people eating)
I washed it once or twice and boil it to a hot water, once they are totally boiled I have kept its soup to be used later.

 

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                          Step 5 – Add the mixed seafood (and a little black pepper), sauté.

 

 

 

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                     Step 6 – Once the seafood is a little cooked, add the mixed vegetables, sauté.

 

 

 

 

                       Step 7 – Add the soup of the seafood that we set aside earlier and mix. 
                                                        Keep it for at least 2-3 minutes.
 
                                                      
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                                            Step 8 – Add 1 – 2 spoons of shrimp paste to taste.  
                                 You may add salt and pepper according to your taste and mix.

 

 
 
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                                                                     And it’s ready!!!

 

 

 

Tip : Half cooked vegetables are known to be healthier as many people said… so try not to overcooked them!
                   


                                      Till next time here at KUSINA ni Kayne! 🙂


Writer Mode … [daw]

Writer Mode … [daw]

From my instagram page.
My dream of being a writer was made possible in God’s vineyard through the community, that has opened so many doors for me. Of course this will not be possible without those people who contributed to its completion! I thank the Lord for this wonderful opportunity. 

#GodsBlessings 

#SharingThreeTs

#WritermodeDaw 

#EditorInChiefPa

#ThankYouLord

#TheVineyardMagazine

#CFFLMedia #CFCFFL

 

 

 

 

In order after the full 4 issues – Issue one FAITH WORKS WONDERS, Issue two EMPOWERED TO WITNESS, Issue three WE ARE SAINTS, MARTYRS, WARRIORS and finally Issue four MISSION WEEKEND.
These are the 4 issues of 2014.

And now I am again excited for the next issue this 2015!
Updated mag cover will be added here soon! 🙂

#IDreamADream #AndGodGaveIt 🙂

#Happiness #HappyMe


Terry Fox Run 2015

Terry Fox Run 2015

 

Feb 27 2015

It was a beautiful Friday morning… Koko, Nonong & I scheduled for our first 5K run!

So what is this run all about?

 

Terry Fox is a Canadian cancer patient who ran around Canada to raise awareness about this type of illness. He suffered cancer and eventually died in 1981. His cause didn’t stop as his legacy continue when some other people started his yearly 5K run to raise awareness and funds about the cancer research. In UAE it has been 20 years since they started this event and today after 6 years if being in Abu Dhabi… We decided to join.
A pin given to participants who generously give donations for this cause.

 

Trio runners…

 

This is our first 5K run together! 🙂

 

How beautiful the morning is, seeing enthusiastic runners.

 

Hello hello CANADA! 🙂 

 

 

 

Triple Kokobears… hehehe

 

Over-all we had fun, seeing a lot of new faces from different parts of the world  – different races that willing to give their own share to the foundation. It was indeed a good experience for me hitting the road – some fats somehow burnt. hehehe 🙂

 

For more of his story, check this link here… —> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox