Author Archives: Yami

Taco Time

Do you run out of breakfast ideas? You can prepare tacos ahead of time.

This was my entry for #tacotuesday. Posted on my Instagram last October.

You need a few ingredients to do this. Ground beef with taco mix, shredded cabbage, diced or sliced tomatoes, shredded cheese, and kewpie mayo. You can also add other ingredients to your preference. You can prepare tacos as a meal or a snack. Enjoy!

Farm Fresh Milk Products

Late post: I’ve been looking for kesong puti and locally-produced mozzarella for a while now until I discovered UPLB’s Fresh Milk Distributor – Commonwealth QC on Facebook.

They’ve been selling a lot of milk products such as whole milk, choco milk, coffee milk, low-fat plain yogurt, flavored yogurt (peach mango, strawberry, blueberry), and pastillas candy.

I ordered one each of kesong puti, mozzarella, peach mango yogurt, and pastillas candy. I bought them in February and have yet to make a second order soon.

The seller is so accommodating and thoroughly explains how to store the milk products properly. Since the milk and other dairy products are fresh, have no preservatives, and with shorter shelflife. Proper storage is a must to maximize its shelf life.

I’m glad I discovered these locally-sourced products. The products taste so much better than I expected. Kudos to the sellers and distributors for helping our local farmers and the industry thrive.

#supportlocalbusiness #SupportLocalFarmers #uplbfreshmilk

Beef Tapa With Bell Peppers and Carrots

This is my version of beef tapa with bell pepper and carrots. The kids included this recipe in their list of favorites. So easy to prepare. But I don’t have the exact measurement of the ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • Beef cut into thin bite-size
  • carrots diced
  • green and red bell pepper diced
  • prime soy sauce (any soy sauce will do)
  • oyster sauce
  • cracked pepper
  • chili flakes
  • garlic minced
  • cornstarch
  • sugar
  • water
  • oil
  • sesame seeds for topping

Procedure:

  1. Marinate the beef in soy sauce, garlic, cracked pepper, oyster sauce, and cornstarch for a few hours or overnight.
  2. Fry the beef in a small amount of cooking oil until light brown.
  3. Add water just enough to cover the meat.
  4. Let it cook in medium heat until tender.
  5. Add in carrots and pepper.
  6. Add a bit of sugar to taste.
  7. Simmer until the sauce dries up a little.
  8. You can add chili flakes if you like them spicy.
  9. Turn off the heat. Top with sesame seeds.
  10. Serve with plain or fried rice. Enjoy!