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Sweet and Sour Cream Dory Fish Fillet

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Cream Dory fish is not a salty fish so, it can be seasoned to whatever you like but there’s a down side. It can be easily disfigured when fried, boiled or cooked directly. It is best coated with flour first to allow its fillet to stick to each other while cooking. So, here’s a very tasty cream dory fish fillet preparation:


1 Kilo of Boneless cream dory fish fillet
Half cup flour
6 Tablespoonfuls of cooking oil
1 Tablespoonful of fish sauce
1/4th teaspoon of pepper


4 Tablespoonfuls of tomato sauce
3 tomatoes
1 white onion
3 cloves of pinched garlic
1 whole carrot cut in strips
1 Tablespoonful of brown sugar dissolved in 4 tablespoonful of water
1 Tablespoonful of fresh ginger strips
Pinch of salt
Dash of pepper
1/4th cup water with one teaspoon of flour

Cooking Directions

  1. Soak the fish fillet in the fish sauce distributed evenly
  2. Coat each piece of the fillet with all purpose flour before frying in a heated oil in a pan
  3. Turn to the other side until both sides are golden brown
  4. In a separate skillet, saute onion, garlic, ginger strips and tomatoes until saucy
  5. Pour in sugar dissolved in water and wait until it simmers
  6. Add in carrots then soften a bit
  7. Put in tomato sauce and salt to taste
  8. Dash with pepper
  9. Pour in the water with flour when you achieved the desired taste
  10. Load the flour coated dory fish fillet into the sauce simmer a bit and it’s done!

Play with adding the salt and sugar and see what sort of taste your family likes. This is not a difficult recipe to make but when done without rushing, this can be a winning masterpiece that you can own yourself. Feel free to revise a bit according to your liking.








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Honey Coated Fried Chicken

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
Fried chicken is a common favorite for children but it can be boring when you just follow the basic recipe of buttered chicken normally coated with flour like giant fast food chains do. Try this simple but inspiring procedure for that regular meal:


Chicken legs or cuts (6 pieces)
1/4th teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon sugar
Dash of pepper


2 spoonfuls of water
2 spoonfuls of vinegar
2 spoonfuls of brown sugar
3 spoonfuls of honey or molasses
Dash of pepper
Pinch of salt
3 cloves of minced garlic

Cooking Directions

  1.  Put the washed pieces of chicken in a bowl
  2. Spread some salt and dash with pepper
  3. Add sugar, mix evenly and set aside
  4. Pour in a bit of water into the sauce bowl
  5. Add in the vinegar and stir in sugar
  6. Mix the honey or molasses into the mixture
  7. Mix in the crushed garlic for that aromatic effect
  8. Fry the seasoned chicken and once become brownish on one side, add in a bit of the sauce on each piece
  9. Repeat the same process for the other side until sauce runs out
  10. This honey coated fried chicken is done when the sauce dries up on the chicken and that shiny effect becomes obvious

You will think that this recipe will be very appetizing for children but mind you, adults love them too! Try this now, and put that remaining supply of honey to good use.

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Making a Common Dish Special with New Taste

By: Elena Grace Flores
Are you getting tired of eating same old recipes? You might be changing your cooking regularly but there’s nothing much you can do if the ingredients available in the market or grocery stores are just the common stuff. Here’s what you can do to your common recipe. Just change the taste!

Choose the taste that you craved for. If you want to go for Chinese cuisine today, then do just that. Get the recipes of the sauce or flavor from a cook book and follow the formula as per the directions. Once you get the desired taste, set the sauce aside.This could be made from 2 spoonfuls of soy sauce, one spoonful of vinegar, half spoonful of sugar, a pinch of salt, some mushrooms, 4 thinly sliced ginger, one spoonful of oyster sauce and some water mixed with a little flour just to be consistent.

Gather the meat and vegetables for example for the sauteed recipe and cook them as normal with garlic and onions plus minimal salt or fish sauce. Add the sauce you made earlier on top of the mixture – and there you go with your new creation powered by the taste you like! No artificial flavors and just healthy for your nourishment.

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Experiencing a No Rice Diet

welcome By: Elena Grace Flores
When I was in Thailand for 15 long years, I seldom eat rice because it’s not the culture of Thais to eat rice like Filipinos do. They’re more into noodles, fresh fruits and vegetables. No wonder, I never gained weight during that long span of time. As you can probably attest, many Thais are skinny if not sexy and seems like they do not have to prioritize getting a Blue Cross Shield Health Insurance! The big challenge is when I returned home to the Philippines. Eating full meals 3 times a day with rice just overwhelmed me – until I can now see my big stomach and thighs right before my very eyes! It is also difficult to move around with a heavier body. So, I decided to change my diet to the same thing I had before when I was in Thailand. The no rice diet.

I did not know that it’s very difficult to implement it because you can always smell the home cooked meals your family shared in a daily basis. Then I moved to my sister’s apartment to live alone for a while when I’m still determined to stick on my Thai-style meals. Actually, I was scared to destroy any of my vital organs due to eating the wrong foods. It’s not like we can just go for Motor Replacements!.It is in fact easier to eat these healthier selections independently on my own. However, I have to eat something every 2 hours to pacify my cravings and probably the almost empty stomach? I can’t say that I’m hungry – probably feeling lighter or emptier than before.

The papaya salad with chilli sauce wrapped with fresh cabbage leaf was always filling and tasty to the month. I can now understand why it helps to eat hot food because it will discourage you from eating more after satisfying your taste buds and stomach. The boiled camote or sweet potato dipped in salt with a little bit of vegetable oil is also one of my favorites. Organic fresh lettuce salad with salted egg is also hilarious. Just add some fresh white onions to give it a kick. Any kind of fruits and peanuts are also good to nibble on to forget eating heavy meals.

I guess, I can say that I’m quite successful in my quest to lose weight – but my only problem is, my teeth started to get hurt due perhaps to the consistent chewing. Ahhh… good thing I invented a home remedy for toothache using water, salt and cayenne red pepper – because, I’m now eating like a bird I definitely need an enhanced Dental Coverage in my Health Insurance. Not sure if the Blue Cross Shield Health Insurance is a good choice!

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