best Filipino foods

13 Best Filipino Foods To Try (My Personal Recipes!)

I’m lucky to have grown up with a Filipino household and a mother who cooks some of the best Filipino food I’ve ever had. You might be thinking I’m biased, and that everybody says this. But know that everyone in the family also oo’s and aah’s when my mom brings food, be it savory or sweet, to a family party.

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air fryer salmon bites

Air Fryer Salmon Bites

These extra crispy tender salmon bites are super easy to make in the air fryer and one of my favorite ways to prepare a protein or main dish for a meal. I’ll show you how to make healthy and effortless salmon for your next meal prep or weeknight dinner. It’s very low in cooking oil yet has an amazingly crispy

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air fryer chicken bites

Air Fryer Chicken Bites

I love having high-protein meal options for the week that are fast to prep and easy to reheat for many meals throughout the week. These juicy and savory air fryer chicken bites fit that bill perfectly. Learn my prep tips and how to customize your bites with lemon juice, white miso, and more seasonings below.  Cuts of chicken to use

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salmon bites with veggies

Pan-Fried Salmon Bites

These juicy pan-fried salmon bites are super easy to make during a weeknight, and most of the prep is inactive marinating time. If you’ve ever been scared to pan-fry fish on the stove, check out my tips below for perfectly moist and flavorful salmon bites below. Types of salmon to use I like to use fattier pieces of salmon, like

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The 16 Best Things To Do in Chicago

Chicago is one of my favorite cities because there are so many amazing restaurants and things to do. Even after visiting the windy city three times in one year, I still can’t wait to make more memories here in the future. Here are some of my favorite activities where you can learn about the abundant architectural and historical landmarks of

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Japan Trip Cost: Our Actual 12-Day Trip Expenses

If you’re planning a trip to Japan, cost is a massive thing to consider. We went to Tokyo and Kyoto in November 2023 as a couple and wanted to share our Japan trip costs with alternative options. For what I would call an in-between of affordable and luxury travel, we spent $900 per person a day for a 12-day trip

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chicken bites in cast iron pan

Easy Pan-Fried Chicken Bites

Need a delicious but cheap and easy protein for your upcoming week? Try these juicy and savory pan-fried chicken bites and learn how to make my favorite Asian-inspired seasoning, a healthier version of Taiwanese popcorn chicken. Cuts of chicken to use Chicken breast or tenderloins are the best cuts of chicken for these pan-fried chicken bites because they don’t have

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garlic butter steak bites w scallion and parsley

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

Steak bites are the perfect option if you want steak that’s quicker to cook and full of flavor. Seared with a caramelized crust and tossed in a fragrant and savory umami seasoning, these garlic butter steak bites are so good you won’t want to stop eating them. Learn how to pick the perfect steak cut for these bites and season

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steak with chimichurri sauce

Steak with Chimichurri Sauce Recipe

Make this quick and easy chimichurri steak recipe for your next grill night. This fresh, herby, tangy flavor pairs great with a fattier cut of ribeye, though you can use any cut you like. We’re going to make the chimichurri sauce in under 5 minutes with a food processor and show you some tips and tricks on how to make

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bordelaise sauce on ribeye steak

Bordelaise Sauce Recipe

Step up your home steak game with this classic French steak sauce. Bordelaise is a hearty and rich red wine sauce perfect for any seared ribeye or grilled steak. Learn how to make this sauce from scratch at home with red wine, beef stock, and aromatics.  What is bordelaise sauce? Bordelaise is a classic French sauce that is made from

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vodka sour cocktail

Vodka Sour Recipe

Try this vodka sour if you love a spirit-forward cocktail with a great balance of bright and tangy flavors. And while the traditional vodka cocktail calls for lemon as its sour base, I wanted to use fresh calamansi from my garden that’s in season during the winter. Use my tips and tricks on getting the foamiest egg-white topping and other

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Steak Diane Recipe

Sometimes, I just want a plain salt and pepper seasoned steak, but sometimes, I’m feeling saucy. This Classic steak Diane recipe dresses up tender steak in a bed of creamy mushrooms, shallots, a rich beef demi-glace, and cognac sauce. This sauce is so rich and flavorful I could see myself eating it with other proteins or even vegetables. What was

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