Instant Pot Tender Beef with Spinach

This soy sauce based recipe is a favorite of my daughters and one of my preferred ways of making beef chuck. I often make this with a combination of vegetables, such as long or green beans, chayote and bok choy, but this time went the simple route of just spinach in trying this out in…

Chicken Afritada in the Instant Pot

Chicken Afritada is a Filipino stew cooked in a tomato based sauce. It’s a Spanish influenced dish and similar to caldereta, which is made with beef. I’ve been craving a stew with the weather so chilly here in California in the evenings and mornings and this was perfect. In this recipe I used chicken breast…

Chicken Adobo Drumsticks in the Pressure Cooker

When I first asked my mom for her adobo recipe, she would say things like, “add a little bit of,” “you could add,”, “maybe this”, “cook until…” Being new to cooking then, it was daunting! I had no idea if a “little bit” was a teaspoon or a cup. She doesn’t have a recipe for…

Filipino Frittata / Omelette with Ground Beef, Mushroom and Broccoli (Instant Pot)

Torta, tortang? I’m still not sure what this is called in Filipino cuisine, but it’s essentially a frittata or omelette usually cooked with ground meat and whatever vegetables you may have on hand. And eggs, of course! My mom used to make this a lot with eggplant, tortang talong, but I’m making it today with…

Shredded Chicken Breast Adobo in the Pressure Cooker

Adobo is what reminds me of home, of family. I love the tanginess of the vinegar complimented by the salty richness of the soy sauce. Add in pepper, garlic and onion– yum!

Filipino Style Ground Pork w/ Upo & Chayote

Both upo and chayote are squashes used in traditional Filipino cuisine and I absolutely love them both! They’re similarly mild in taste but tend to pick up flavors quite well. You can certainly only use one or the other in this recipe instead of both.   Though any kind of ground meat can be used,…

Sautéed Long Beans with Garlic, Red Pepper and Lemon

Long beans used to scare me. Super long and gangly and gnarly and they can easily be overcooked, then gaining a weird texture where they become “squeaky” and almost painful to the ears to eat. Yikes. But I love them when cooked right, and though I usually use them in other recipes rather than as…

Instant Pot Monggo (Filipino Mung Bean Stew)

UPDATE Sept 8 2020: Sorry all, I forgot to put how much water! I made this again last night and have updated the recipe. With everything going on lately in the U.S. political space– Kavanaugh being voted in as our Supreme Court Justice despite sexual assault allegations– I know a lot of women in my…