In keeping with the tradition of Lent, I decided to share a bunch of meatless, seafood-centered recipes this week that I fell for so hard when I made them. But in order for me to do that, I have to write about what I used as a base to make them with– flour tortillas, which I’m pretty sure right now you’re already thinking, ‘Well there’s lots of that in the Supermarket!’
Let me tell you a little something about flour tortillas: They are so much better homemade! And as is the greatest benefit from anything homemade, you know exactly what ingredients went go making them. You might be wondering why my tortillas seem brown rather than white, but I did actually use a combination of all-purpose and whole wheat flour when I made these. You can use purely all-purpose though if you want. The tortillas will wind-up less rough and a little softer.
I am pretty sure I am not the only person in the world who gets a kick out of learning how to make these supermarket staples at home, but the magic in homemade flour tortillas is not just the fact that it tastes better and is of better quality, but it’s so easy and fun too! This recipe doesn’t require a special tortilla press, only a rolling pin (or wine bottle I guess…) plus a non-stick skillet.
Why don’t I walk you through this homemade flour tortillas recipe to prove my point?
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I don’t know about you but the older I grow the more I take value in experiences more than material things. I have come to realize that when you set out to do something or pack your bags to explore a place, you have to learn to truly experience it. Allow it to permeate not just your body but your spirit as well. Take it all in. Because life is too short, would it not be a great disservice to the self not to make the most out of every moment?
I think one of the brands that understands this rather profound concept is Coca-Cola. I’m not saying this because I’m writing a sponsored post, but if there’s one thing I’ve always admired about Coke it’s how they market themselves. They always focus on the experiences surrounding their product. Beyond the soda itself, they bring to the forefront abstract ideas like family bonding, friendship, love… Life.
When Coca-Cola sent me this barrel cooler of Coke with the instructions on the lid on “How to enjoy the Perfect Coke” I thought, ‘Hmm. What the hey. Let’s see what this is about.’
Read on to learn how to enjoy the perfect Coke! >>
So apparently today is International Waffle Day! Despite the fact that I haven’t posted any waffle recipe on the blog until today, waffles actually have a special place in my heart. I love them! I love the way they look (especially the round waffles), and I love how they’re crunchy on the outside and pancake-soft on the inside. I tend to be a sucker for those kinds of things, including crusty bread.
Waffles can be made in a gazillion different flavours just like pancakes, but there are days when you just want to make something low maintenance. Usually it’s the classics that are this way, don’t you agree? There are days when you just want a waffle and open your pantry to find you have peanut butter and bananas in there; maybe a bit of leftover chocolate chips from the last time you made choco chip cookies. So you figure, ‘Hey, I’ll just use what I have in here.’
This is that kind of waffle.
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I can’t believe it’s FOOD magazine’s 20th anniversary already! I remember during my early teenage years my Mom used to collect all the old FOOD Magazine compilation books. I’d look through them now and then, but at that time I wasn’t even the slightest bit interested in being in the kitchen. Fast forward to today and I practically spend all my Sunday mornings experimenting on recipes in the kitchen. Who would’ve thought that things would change so drastically huh?
But one thing that has been constant is FOOD Magazine, which has practically become an institution already as far as the Filipino food scene is concerned. So imagine my delight when I was tapped to become one of their media partners for their anniversary project called the Food Magazine Food Tastings, a cooking class series in conjunction with Lifestyle Network.
Last Saturday, March 21st, was the first of four of their free cooking classes this year, and I was allowed to bring people with me. Of course I immediately brought one of my BFFs Gilbert, because frankly when I think about bringing someone to a food event there’s only one person whose appetite is unparalleled. When Gilbert and I arrived, the place was unsurprisingly packed.
This particular class is a Pasta & Pizza-Making class and was held at the iconic Project Pie (Tomas Morato branch). I thought it was a brilliant idea. These days when people think about pizza they think about Project Pie. Needless to say there was an added excitement on my part about being here, aside from the fact that we get to learn how to make pasta and pizza dishes from famous chefs!
Read about the Pizza & Pasta Class! >>