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Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Hubby invited his 2 officemate for lunch today. Everytime we have visitors, he always wants me to prepare Pilipino Foods or any Asiatic Foods. I did this fresh spring rolls as an entre and usually they love it very much. It's my first time doing this kind of rolls. It's very simple and you can put anything inside.

I will share to you my ingredients...

2 ounces rice vermicelli
8 rice wrapper (8.5 inch diameter)
8 large cooked shrimp - peeled, deveined and cut in half
1 cup of carrots strips
1 cup of lettuce sliced
*you can add any vegetable as you want


* Bring a medium saucepan of water to boil. Boil rice vermicelli 3 to 5 minutes, or until al dente, and drain.

Fill a large bowl with warm water. Dip one wrapper into the hot water for 1 second to soften. Lay wrapper flat. In a row across the center, place 2 shrimp halves, a handful of vermicelli, carrots, and lettuce, leaving about 2 inches uncovered on each side. Fold uncovered sides inward, then tightly roll the wrapper, beginning at the end with the lettuce. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Serve rolled spring rolls with spring roll sauce.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I'm back guys :-). It's been long that I didn't post any recipe here. It's not because I didn't do any but it's just that I been too busy in the last few months. Now, I find time to post. I made this muffin a while ago. The photo above is freshly taken by me. I just took it from the oven :-)

Hubby bought a lot of strawberries. It's a freshly picked berries. I don't know what to do with it. We are only 2 here in the house and we can't eat them all. So what I did, I check in the internet for a recipe that I can use the strawberries. The recipe that I used was taken from Joy of Baking.

Here is the recipe:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 large ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup fresh berries (cut into small pieces)
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt


* Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Position rack in center of oven. Line the muffin pan with paper liners or grease with butter or a baking spray. Set aside.

* In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Set aside.

* In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and mashed banana. Add the melted butter to the brown sugar mixture and stir to combine.

* In other large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Gently fold in the berries, making sure they are coated with flour. This helps to prevent the berries from sinking during baking. Do not over mix or the berries will end up coloring the batter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir only until the ingredients are just combined. Do not over mix the batter or tough muffins will result.

* Fill each muffin cup about two thirds full of batter, using two spoon or an ice cream scoop. Fill any unused muffin cups halfway with water to prevent warping of the pan and or over browning of the muffins. Place in the oven and bake until a tester inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Make 12 regular sized muffins. Enjoy!