coconut oil substitutes

The 5 Best Coconut Oil Substitutes

Coconut oil, or coconut butter, is made up of extracted oil from the meat and/or milk of the coconut fruit. At room temperature or colder, it turns into a solid, and when heated it melts into a liquid form.  It’s become a trendy ingredient that’s spouted to have health benefits specifically for keto or paleo diets, but medical professionals have…

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vegetable oil substitutes

The 6 Best Vegetable Oil Substitutes

While it’s relatively easy to find vegetable oil at your local grocery store in the US, sometimes you may be mid-recipe cooking and find that you’ve run out. There are various types of oils to use when you need a good substitute.  Vegetable oil is typically made by extracting oil from seeds, nuts, or parts of fruits. While vegetable oil…

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collage of the best Filipino desserts

13 Best Filipino Desserts (w/ Recipes & Pictures)

With a multitude of tasty flavors like rich coconut, vanilly pandan, nutty ube, and so much more–Filipino desserts are some of the most mouthwatering treats. While the ingredients have a lot of overlap with other Southeast Asian desserts like Vietnamese desserts and Chinese desserts, Filipino sweets have a distinct and delicious take. Here are some of the best Filipino desserts…

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plate of butter chicken and rice

Butter Chicken Recipe (Indian Murgh Makhani)

Tender and juicy pieces of chicken thighs swimming in a creamy, and tomato-based curry that fills your house with aromatic smells of sweet and pungent spices–butter chicken is definitely one of my most favorite Indian dishes. This recipe will teach you how to make butter chicken that is even better as leftovers the next day. What is butter chicken? Butter…

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grilled vegetable skewers on bbq

Veggie Kabobs (Grilled Vegetable Skewers)

Tender and smoky grilled veggies basted with garlic, basil, and oregano seasoning–This vegetable kabob (or vegetable skewer) recipe is a super simple and fast way to get your daily veggies in a flavorful dish. Throughout history, skewering food and grilling it over a fire has been a go-to method and for a good reason, it’s delicious. Which vegetables are good…

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ahi tuna poke

Easy Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe

What’s a more pure expression of ahi poke than fresh and seasoned ahi tuna mixed with nutty sesame oil, salty shoyu, sweet onions, and crispy cucumbers? This easy ahi tuna poke bowl recipe will become your go-to snack when you are craving fresh seafood full of flavor. If you’ve ever been to Hawaii and had the pleasure of tasting their…

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salmon poke bowl

Salmon Poke Bowl Recipe (w/ Spicy Mayo & Avocado)

Salmon poke is another variation of traditional Hawaiian poke where tuna or octopus is marinated in a seasoning of sesame oil, soy sauce, and more. This version is made with spicy sriracha mayo and has other simple ingredients like sweet onions, fresh green onions, salty roe, and roasted sesame seeds. What is salmon poke? Poke is a Hawaiian word meaning…

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plate of dau chao quay

Chinese Donut Recipe (Youtiao / Dầu Cháo Quẩy)

Light, airy, and extra crunchy deep-fried Chinese doughnuts are the way to go if you want something to eat for breakfast or your next meal with cháo (rice porridge). I’ll give you an easy-to-follow youtiao recipe and show you how to handle a high hydration dough so you can have fresh dầu cháo quẩy anytime at home.  What is youtiao?…

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grilled corn on the cob in foil

Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil (w/ Compound Butter)

Sweet, juicy, and butter-infused grilled corn in foil is a necessary side dish any time you fire up the bbq. Follow along and I’ll show you how to make the most flavorful grilled corn seasoned with compound butter for your next dinner. Why bother grilling corn on the cob in foil? Cooking corn on the cob in foil is a…

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The Best Neutral Oil for Cooking

Cooking oil is one of the most important parts of every recipe–I mean you use it for so many things: stir frying, roasting, baking, emulsifying, deep-frying, and the list goes on. This post will give you a good starting point as to find the best neutral oil for your next recipe.  What’s NOT a neutral oil? Whenever a recipe calls…

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chopped cebu style lechon belly

Lechon Belly Recipe (Filipino Roasted Pork Belly / Cebuchon)

Ultra crispy skin and garlicky and citrusy notes of lemongrass pieces of tender pork–this is what lechon belly should always be like. In this recipe, I’ll show you how to make Cebuchon at home so you don’t have to wait for another party to celebrate.  What is Cebuchon? Cebuchon is the combination of “Cebu” and “lechon”. It’s a boneless, pork-belly…

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tray of glazed mochi donuts

Mochi Donut Recipe (Crispy & Chewy Pon de Ring Donuts)

Crispy and fresh donuts with the chewiness of mochi on the inside–no more waiting in line for mochi donuts because making this easy mochi donut recipe at home will give you the freshest treat ever. I’ll show you how to make mochi donuts from scratch without the tedious task of rolling out balls of dough, all you need is a…

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