Category Archive:food and nutrition

Chayote Squash and Pork Stir-Fry At Potluck 1980s Themed Birthday Party ( Momimhar posted on January 18th, 2017 )

1980s theme birthday party.

Filipino-American moms got together for a 1980s themed birthday party for our dear friend R four days ago. Most of us grew up in the 80s and 90s and when someone suggested the 80s theme birthday party, we all went nuts. LOL.

Anyway, it was a potluck party.  Everyone brought special dishes for all to enjoy.  Made some Chayote Cabbage with Pork Stir-Fry.

Pork frying with onion garlic.

Chayote and pork stir fry in a pot.

Chayote Squash and Pork Stir-Fry

I don’t cook that often at home. But when I do, I stay in my kitchen until the food is cooked and the place is cleaned.

Ingredients:

1 lb. pork (for stir fry)

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 small onion, chopped

1 tbsp. olive oil

2-3 pcs. chayote squash, peeled and cut into cubes (bite size)

1 beef bouillon cube

1 cup water

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In medium heat, saute garlic and onion until brown and soft.
  2. Add pork.  Stir fry for about 5-8 minutes until pork is brown.
  3. Sprinkle a dash of salt and a dash of black pepper.
  4. Simmer for 5 minutes while cooking in it’s own sauce.  Stirring while simmering.
  5. Add chayote squash, water, and the beef bouillon. Stir to blend and let simmer for 5-10 minutes or until the vegetables and meat are tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve hot with rice.

Pretty birthday cake.

The little ones playing the Cup Game. They had so much fun!

Everyone had a great time at the party, I think.  Especially when we started the disco and karaoke in the evening.

Lola’s Noodles Please ( Momimhar posted on January 10th, 2017 )

“Mommy, I want lola’s (grandma’s) noodles please.” – K

Instant Noodles Pansit Canton

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Categories: breakfast, food and nutrition, kids, motherhood, noodles, snack

Create A Satisfying Meal That Your Family Would Enjoy #OreIDaTotchos #Review ( Momimhar posted on January 25th, 2016 )

To be honest, I didn’t like tater tots.  It’s like hush browns. I tried eating hush browns few years back but it didn’t impress me.  My husband said it’s like tater tots.  So they were never my favorite.  Well I guess I didn’t give myself a chance to create meals with tater tots.  Their shredded potatoes made into small chunks packed in a bag and frozen.  Actually, I just discovered that there are recipes you can try cooking with tater tots.

This time I did my own recipe called Easy Tidbits Totchos Soup.  You can check it out here.  I use Ore-Ida Tater Tots as key ingredient for my soup recipe.

Ore-Ida Tater Tots

Ore-Ida Tater Tots

Made with 100% real potatoes, Ore-Ida Tots are crunchy when baked and tastes fine in a soup.  Although they are made in perfect bite size pieces, I like them crumbled into tidbits in my soup.  Like me, my darling daughter wasn’t a fan of tater tots as well, but when she tried them with the soup, she said it’s yummy.

I just realize that to make a delicious meal with Ore-Ida Tots, you have to be associate your favorite ingredients with it to be able to create a satisfying meal that your family would enjoy.  So Tater Tots are not a boring frozen potatoes after all.

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*I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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Categories: cooking, food and nutrition, home cooking, recipes, soups

Easy Tidbits Totchos Soup Recipe Featuring Ore-Ida Totchos #OreIdaTotchos #Contest ( Momimhar posted on January 24th, 2016 )

After three weeks of planning, I finally created a soup recipe.  Yes I am very proud about this. *wink*  Well, you know, I don’t cook a lot.  I get a lot of help from my dear husband when it comes to cooking for the family.  But I am not giving up learning because it is one of my responsibilities as a wife and mom.

With the help of the Internet, we can easily find recipe inspirations to follow.  Especially if you are like me who doesn’t like complicated recipes with so many ingredients.  Do you have a favorite recipe website?  I don’t have one yet but I am getting there.  For now, the recipe inspiration for my soup recipe was from Kraft Recipes Totchos Hub . Using Ore-Ida Tater Tots as key ingredients in my soup recipe, I say this is a very good tasting soup that can be prepared in every day meal and great to warm you up during the cold winter days.  I call it Easy Tidbits Totchos Soup.  This is the very first time I am trying the Ore-Ida Tater Tots really.  I’m glad that I was given the opportunity try it together with the other free products in the #JingleVoxBox I received from #Influenster.  And as a part of the #OreIdaTotchos movement, I am sharing with you my simple recipe.

Easy Tidbits Totchos Soup

Easy Tidbits Totchos Soup

So here it is:

EASY TIDBITS TOTCHOS SOUP

Serves:  3

Ingredients:

1 cup Ore-Ida Tater Tots

1/2 cup shredded carrots

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 stalk of green onion, chopped (for garnish, you can also use fresh parsley)

2 pieces of bacon, crumbled into tidbits

1/2 cup evaporated milk

3 cups water

1 tbsp olive oil

salt

pepper

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Directions:

  • In a medium-sized soup pot, heat olive oil and saute garlic until fragrant.
  • Add carrots and saute for two minutes.
  • Add water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the evaporated milk. Wait for it to boil again.  Milk boils quickly and can overflow so watch out.
  • Add the Ore-Ida Tater Tots, then salt and pepper to taste.
  • Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir and adjust the taste according to your preference. (I discovered that I like the Ore-Ida Tater Tots broken into tidbits in the soup.)
  • Remove from heat.  Serve hot. Garnish with bacon and green onions.
  • Enjoy.

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The soup came out really good. It smells good as well.  I suggest to add minimal salt because the bacon is already salty.

For more recipe inspirations and Ore-Ida Tater Tots product updates and promotions, you can follow them on social:

Facebook – OreIdaPotatoes

Instagram – @oreida

Pinterest – oreidapotatoes

I hope you liked my easy soup recipe.  Feel free to try it.  Let me know in the comments below when you do.

*I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes.  All opinions are 100% mine.

Have You Ever Tried To Eat Some Fig Fruits? ( Momimhar posted on September 17th, 2015 )

Fig fruits

Fig fruits

Have you tried some fig fruit?  How did you like it?

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Categories: fruits, healthy foods, wellness

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