Showing posts from April, 2015

Skin Sunday

For those who know me well, I am NOT someone who has skin rituals. It has always been my in my New Year's Resolutions or to do list but never done it regularly.
I was fixing toiletries in the bathroom and realized that I have bought a 6-pack box of Bliss Facial Mask.
So I said to myself, maybe I'll start small. This is only once a week anyways. Seems doable.
And so I followed the instructions. Wow! It is not easy as I thought it would be for a first timer. The only time I get a mask is when I go for a facial once in a blue moon. And on that occasion, your eyes are closed so how in the world will I know how much was applied!
Here am I, the home facial mask virgin!

I sent this pic to a trusted beauty guru friend of mine and alas I put too much especially in my forehead. She said "see looks like an iceberg!". hahaha
Thanks to technology that I called her after applying  as I didn't know what to do after. lol
It's a lot of work I must say. But I hope in time, I&…

Sesame Korean Beef

Since there are a few Korean restaurants in London, I decided to make my own.
Here's my version of Sesame Korean Beef which is so easy to make:
beef sliced/cut into thin strips (2 pcs) soy sauce (3 tbsp) sugar (1 tbsp) sesame oil (1/2 tbsp) grated/finely chopped ginger (1 tsp) 1 clove of garlic, minced  cooking oil of choice (1 tsp)

1. Mix together the soy sauce, sugar, ginger and garlic. Stir until sugar dissolves.
2.Add the beef to the mixture. Mix well and leave it for at least an hour.
3. Heat cooking oil on high heat on a frying pan. Once really hot, add marinated beef and fry for around 4 mins.

Serve with stir fried bean sprouts, kimchi and of course eat with steamed white rice.
*For those on low carb diet, substitute rice with lettuce leaves.


Arroz Caldo ala White House

Me & my Filipino girl friends were craving for some sort of porridge. So today, I decided to cook arroz caldo. It is a staple food for the Filipinos as a snack, breakfast or late night meal.
Arroz Caldo is easy to make but today, I thought of making a "gourmet" one by trying  White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford's recipe.
For those who don't know, Cristeta Comerford, is a Filipino. (To learn more about her, click here.)
She provided this recipe at a cooking demonstration  held at TenPenh in downtown Washington. She said "there is no real recipe for how Filipinos eat arroz caldo." 
The arroz caldo itself is very easy like a normal Filipino family would make it. The garlic garnish adds more work.  It was worth it for me to learn the cooking technique and result achieved was amazing! But you can skip that part.
Overall, we loooove this arroz caldo!

I hope you'll get to try her recipe too.


2 1/8 cups canola oil - *used vegetable oi…