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Homecooked: Chicken Wrap

20160405_192131 As much as possible, we try to put varying dishes in our table to continuously delight ourselves with home cooked foods. One night we’ll satisfy ourselves with an Italian pasta ( just fresh tomatoes and herbs), the next we whip an Indian curry, then feast ourselves with Filipino food, or sometimes, Middle Eastern wraps. Oh why, thank you Google!

It also helps that we try to be healthier in terms of food choices so the closer it is to the raw state of the food, the better. This is why I love preparing wraps – fresh, minimal or no oil, and relatively easy to concoct.

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So inspired by the shawarma I ate during lunch at the mall, I prepared chicken wraps for dinner. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 whole wheat wraps
  • 1/2 medium sized cabbage, sliced thinly
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cucumber, cut in circular
  • 1/4 chicken breast
  • 1 pack McCormick Grill Mate’s Hickory Smoked
  • Lite mayonnaise
  • Cheese, optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Procedures:

  1. Marinade chicken breast with your desired flavor ( I chose Hickory smoked)
  2. Toast the chicken for 15-20 minutes
  3.  Once cooked, slice the chicken in small pieces
  4. Toast the wheat wraps for 3-5 minutes
  5. Assemble the wraps by putting first the cucumber, spread the sliced cabbage and tomatoes, and top it with chicken
  6. Drizzle with lit mayonnaise and finish it with chees, if desired
  7. Fold the bottom part of the wrap first, then fold both sides to secure the food elements inside
  8. Wrap it with aluminum foil to ensure that it won’t get messy when eaten

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We hope you have a hearty meal at home! Share to us what you have!

-Dahl-

Homecooked: Overnight Oats in a Jar

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Oh, well not technically cooked – just prepared. 😀

It was in one of those nights when my body and mind refuse to visit dreamland that I quickly searched for something quick to whip using my available stash in the kitchen. I remembered I still have oats in our cupboard which remained unconsumed because well, we really are cereal than oat eaters. Why buy, you ask? Oh well, grocery blunders.

So! I marveled at the idea of an overnight oats I often see on the internet. You know, those days when you feel like living a healthier life. Hah, this happens frequently in our home – the “let’s be healthy today, pig out tomorrow” cycle. But, whatever floats our boat. Ha ha ha.

Mixing isn’t that hard, right? So the major errand for this recipe is just to mix all the ingredients. This is an easy peasy and super practical eats especially when your bed have been so good to you in the morning.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Rolled oats

1/2 – 1 cup Skimmed milk (depending on how thick you want it to be)

2 tablespoon Peanut butter

Banana or any desired topping

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Procedures:

  1. Put rolled oats in the mason jar
  2. Pour the milk in parts until you achieve the desired thickness
  3. Add the peanut butter, mixing it thoroughly to equally spread it through out the mixture
  4. Refrigerate overnight
  5. In the morning, put on your desired toppings (in my case, i used bananas)
  6. Mix and eat!

There are infinite ways to come up with an overnight oats and I am trying other combinations, too! What is your version? Let us know!

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-Dahl-

 

 

Homecooked: Mushroom Sisig

12922140_10154117519873872_364242964_oThe household’s marketing list always includes oyster mushrooms from the Negros Farmers Weekend Market, a Bacolod-based weekend organic market. I’ve quite made several recipes using this awesome vitamin and minerals-packed ‘shrooms and we will start off with something that’s a favorite dish or appetizer among many Filipinos. It’s SISIG minus the fats!

Ingredients:

1 pack Fresh oyster mushrooms, chopped

2 medium Red onions, chopped

3 tbsp Olive oil

Sea salt

Black pepper

Cayenne pepper

1 tbsp Lite mayonnaise

1 Chili, sliced

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Procedures:

  1. Saute 3/4 of the chopped onions in olive oil until they become translucent.
  2. Add the chopped oyster mushrooms.
  3. Season with salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  4. Mix thoroughly until the mushrooms are cooked.
  5. Add the remaining chopped onions.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in the mayonnaise.
  7. Garnish with chili.

Now, how simple is that?  Go and grab a bottle or two of your favorite beer and indulge yourself in the happiness that the weekend or weeknights bring!

Do you have other versions to make this crowd’s favorite a guilt-free meal? Share it with us!

-Armie-

Homecooked: Veggie Quesadilla

12899478_10154108777623872_1786165972_oI have always loved eating Mexican foods but they’re quite loaded with calories. Think about all the cheese and meat that’s in every meal. Sinful, right? So while I can forego the liabilities of eating a regular quesadilla, I can’t let go of the satisfying  and savory mixture folded in a tortilla. 

So it got me thinking, why not whip up something that is healthier but still bursting with flavors? No meat, no problem as the avocado in this recipe is packed with all the healthy protein that our body needs. Yes, there’s so much protein source other than our animal friends!

Here’s an easy-to-prepare healthy quesadilla. Happy preps friends and tell us what you think of this recipe.

Ingredients:

3 pieces 8″ wheat tortilla

4 red onions, sliced

2 cups spinach

1 small avocado, sliced

1/4 cup olive oil                                          

Cheese (optional if you’re on a non-dairy diet)

Salt and pepper

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Procedures:

1. Pour the oil in a large pan.

2. Put the sliced onions and cook while stirring occasionally. The heat should be low so that the onion slices will be caramelized at the same time. Season with salt and black pepper. Remove from pan and set aside.

3. On the same pan, put the spinach until it’s fairly wilted and has a bolder green color. Remove the spinach from the pan and set aside.

4. Remove the pan from the heat and wipe off any excess oil.

5. Using the same pan under low fire, place one tortilla.

6. Grate some cheese on top of the tortilla and wait until you will notice that it is melting. (This step is optional if you’re not adding cheese into this recipe.)

7. On the lower half portion of your tortilla spread the caramelized onions, spinach and avocado.

8. Fold over the quesadilla into half. Turn on the other side. Remove from heat and slice into 4.

9. Repeat steps 5-9 until you’re done. Serve hot. You may serve it with your favorite salsa

Happy eating!

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