French Breakfast at Rollin’ Pin, Dumaguete

In one of our recent trips to Dumaguete this year, we arrived in the city early and sought out Rocks Coffee-to-Go for breakfast and to check our work emails while waiting for our boat to Siquijor. Sadly, when I inquired about the coffee shop, they have closed. So my husband and I went out of Siliman University and walked a few steps to find another breakfast place. Good thing we chanced upon Rollin’ Pin because we think we have found a new favorite in Dumaguete. Continue reading “French Breakfast at Rollin’ Pin, Dumaguete”

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Banana-Coconut Flour Pancakes

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My husband and I have been frequenting the Farmers’ Market at SRP, and last Saturday, we bought half a kilo of bananas. Because we had a rather heavy dinner last night (thank you family!), I decided to make a healthier breakfast to try to make up for the scrumptious dinner. These banana pancakes are an update to these Flourless, 3-Ingredient Pancakes as today’s pancakes involved more than three ingredients and incorporated a new twist. Continue reading “Banana-Coconut Flour Pancakes”

Cauliflower Rice

Filipino that I am, I am a big rice eater. Even when I’m eating noodles, there should be rice on the side. At worst, even when I’m eating spaghetti, I sneak in a few spoons of rice. Rice is not bad, not bad at all, but I’ve been trying to experiment with cooking rice and incorporating vegetables and proteins into it so that I can consume less of the rice (carbohydrates!) and more of the nutrients from the vegetables and meat.  Continue reading “Cauliflower Rice”

FOOD | Rolled Oats-caldo

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My oatzcaldo (last recipe here) just got updated. In the last two months, we have been consuming rolled oats instead of the usual instant or quick-cooking oats. The rolled oats are heaven-sent as they give me a fuller stomach compared to instant or quick-cooking oats. A little research tells me that rolled (or regular) oats packs in a lot of fiber, which is good for the heart and the digestive system. The rolled oats take a little more time to cook, though, compared to instant. But, the difference in taste has me saying “I won’t go back to quick-cooking” anymore. Continue reading “FOOD | Rolled Oats-caldo”

Vegan Pancakes

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Good morning!

In the middle half of last year and for most part of this year, I was into “vegan” cooking. I was influenced by the Cebu Farmers’ Market, which still continues to thrive and displays organic produce at Handuraw. One of the first vegan recipe I searched for was a recipe for pancakes because my then-boyfriend loves pancakes. The recipe should be easy and the ingredients easy to find. Finally, I found the pancake recipe I was looking for from One Ingredient Chef‘s website. Continue reading “Vegan Pancakes”

Rocks Coffee-to-Go, Dumaguete

Last year, my boyfriend and I decided on a very short (half a day) trip to Dumaguete. I was in Siquijor at that time and my boyfriend who was visiting me was going back to Cebu and I decided to go with him to Dumaguete and tour the small city in half a day. There is not much to do in Dumaguete except eat (or visit friends and relatives), and on that particular day, we just decided to take leisurely strolls in the city’s downtown. The day before we took the trip, I decided we will have breakfast at Rock’s Coffee-To-Go at Silliman University. The coffee shop opens at 8:00, and the staff was bright and sunshiny and played a good set of music (reggae!) to accompany us.

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FOOD | Flourless, 3-Ingredient Pancakes

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Good morning!

Yesterday, I took a break from work and browsed my Facebook feeds for updates from my friends and family, and chanced upon a good friend’s convo with her friend on pancakes. Her friend suggested my friend try another alternative to our usual pancakes. Their convo reminded me that I still have a recipe to post in this blog that has been gathering dust in my drafts folder. Continue reading “FOOD | Flourless, 3-Ingredient Pancakes”

McDonald’s Morning

 

I am not a morning person — this means I have a hard time waking up early in the morning. I won’t even wake up early for work although it helps that work is just less than 10 steps from my bedroom. There are a few things though that motivate me to wake up early: travel, food, and family. Although I am not a morning person, I always eat breakfast no matter what time I wake up, because when I was younger I fainted several times because my stomach was empty. And I love breakfast dates because I have the whole day to spend together, unlike dinners where I have to hurry home before midnight (like Cinderella). Continue reading “McDonald’s Morning”

A Morning of Breakfast Buffet & Flower Picking in Cebu City

Some special occasions happen only once a year, and often, we prepare for months in order to make that special occasion more special. There was a special occasion in my life recently and I prepared for it by buying a really lovely floral vintage dress. Continue reading “A Morning of Breakfast Buffet & Flower Picking in Cebu City”

FOOD | French Toast

The french toast did not come from France.  (source) I invented it. Haha. Of course, you know I did not invent it. No one knows who invented it. For the past months, bread has been my life saver (for breakfast, lunch and snacks). And when the bread is nearing its expiry date, or has reached its expiry date, I transform them into these magical toasts called french toasts. While you can just top your bread with butter, some syrup, and add some fruits, making it into french toast will bring it to another level: a burnt level just like the last picture. Continue reading “FOOD | French Toast”