Fish Reciado

Easy to make. Goes well with Shrimp Pulao.

Put the amount that you think you would need depending on the no. of fishes to be cooked.

Cinnamon Stick (an inch)
Pepper Corn
Cumin Seeds
Turmeric Powder
Salt & Sugar (to taste)
Dried Red Chillies (soak it in water)
Tamarind Paste
Vinegar (to taste)


1. Roast the first three ingredients : onion, garlic and ginger.

2. Grind all the above ingredients (except the vinegar) to make a thick paste, then add the vinegar to taste. Grind till it becomes thicker like paste.

3. Cut the sides of the fish and stuff it with the paste. Spread the paste all over the fish and marinate for at least 30 minutes.

4. You can either fry or grill (wrap it in aluminum foil) it.

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Shrimp Pulao


An Indian dish you would love. I learned this from my mother-in-law. Could be served with grilled/fried items.

3 1/2 Cups of Rice (Basmati rice is best recommended)
5 Cups of Water
2 Red Onion (chopped)
2 Tomatoes (small slices)
1 Tsp. Ginger-Garlic-Chili Paste
1 Pc. Cinnamon Stick (an inch)
1/4 Kg. Peeled Shrimps
A Dash of Turmeric Powder
2 Pcs. Vegetable Maggi Bouillon Cube
1/4 Cup Green Peas
Fresh Crushed Pepper (for shrimp marination)
Salt to taste (for shrimp marination)


1. First, marinate the shrimps in salt and pepper for 10-15 minutes.

2. Saute the onion. Put the tomatoes and stir for 10 minutes on a slow fire.

3. Put the ginger-garlic-chili paste, shrimps, maggi cube, cinnamon and turmeric powder. Keep on stirring for 10 minutes.

4. Put the rice and add 5 cups of water. When you think it is almost cooked, add the green peas, cover the pot and let it cook on a slow fire.

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Babysitting Issues

We are soon moving to another flat. The problem is kelangan na naman ng bagong baby sitter. A baby sitter comes to our house in the morning, and dahil malapit lang sya sa amin, walking distance lang. Medyo malayo ng konti from her house yung lilipatan namin kaya imposible, otherwise we have to shoulder her transportation which is not practical.

Kaya eto, ang dilemma ko… paano kung ayaw ni Deye sa bago? Mas maganda nga yung bagong environment kasi may mga bata sa building, pero adjustment na naman sa bata.

Hay buhay ng working nanay!

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Firsts Always Matter

21st May 2005. When I knew I was pregnant.
23rd May 2005. When I knew I’ll soon become a mother. Confirmed!
23rd August 2005. I felt her moved inside me.
23rd January 2006. My first baby was born.
11th April 2006. Her first vaccine.
25th April 2006. The first time she got really sick.
25th July 2006. The first time she crawled.
23rd October 2006. First two front teeth came out. She was exactly 9 months.
9th December 2006. First baby’s full dayout.
25th December 2006. Her first Christmas.
23rd January 2007. Her first birthday.
3rd February 2007. Her first steps.
6th March 2007. Her first flight.
7th March 2007. First “welcome” home (Philippines).
Derelle. Her first given name.
First gift ever from Ninang Anna several days after she was born.
Philippines. First country to visit.
Dello. First teddy bear (gift) from Aunty Hana.
Mama. The first word she uttered.
Ice Age. First film she’s seen.
Franny’s Feet. First cartoon character that made her giggled.
Barbie. First branded shirt she had.
Baby Stuff (like nappy pins, wash cloth etc.). First package she’d received from Aunty Bevy.

Whew! May memory gap na ata ako. Can’t think of the others anymore…. 🙁

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