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Kriska Cooks: Tuna Oatmeal Patties

Kriska Cooks: 3-Bean Salad

Kriska Cooks: Easy Shrimp Scampi with Sweet Potato Noodles

Kriska Cooks: No-Bake Protein Fudge Brownies

Kriska Cooks: Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

Kriska Cooks: Tandoori Chicken Wrap with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Kriska Cooks: Cilanto-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa

How to Cook Moist and Tender Chicken Breast

If you are following me on Instagram (Wait, what? You're still not? It's not yet to late, click HERE! Haha!), you've most probably seen #KriskasMealPreps. And I'm sure you've noticed how in most of my meal preps, grilled chicken breast is present. Yup, you bet! Chicken breasts never run out from our fridge. It's what Mark's muscles are made of. Haha!

Food Friday #1: Strawberry Chia Pudding with Almonds and Banana

Strawberry Chia Pudding with Almonds and Banana

by Sweet Nothings |
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: No-cook
Yield: 1 serving

  • 1 120g Yoplait lowfat strawberry yogurt
  • 1/4 cup low-fat strawberry milk
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, chopped
1. In a mason jar or covered glass container, pour in the yogurt and milk and mix well.
2. Add in the chia seeds and stir until well incorporated.
3. Keep in the refrigerator overnight.
4. Transfer chia pudding on a clean bowl and top with almonds and bananas.
5. Server and enjoy!

Kriska Cooks: Lechon Manok (Filipino-style Roasted Chicken)

Kriska Cooks: 3-Ingredient Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Kriska Cooks: 3-Ingredient Chicken and Pineapple Stir Fry

Kriska Cooks: Beef and Pork Picadillo

Beef and Pork Picadillo (1)

Kriska Cooks: Chicken Teriyaki


Kriska Cooks: Tuna Fusilli Aglio e Olio

Kriska Cooks: Chicken Cacciatore over Whole Wheat Fusilli

Chicken breasts are mostly what Mark's diet consists of. Whenever he's at the military camp, he usually eats boiled (or sometimes steamed) chicken breasts without even a pinch of salt or pepper. I can just imagine how sad his meal times are. So whenever he comes home on weekends, I make sure that he gets to enjoy what he eats without having to compromise his healthy growing body. :p

I've cooked grilled chicken for him several times already and I prepared Chicken Broccoli for him just recently, so those were definitely out of my list. I remember him requesting me to cook something with tomatoes and  so Chicken Cacciatore was what topped my head.

Cacciatore means "hunter" in Italian. In cuisine, it refers to a meal prepared "hunter-style" with tomatoes, onions, and herbs, and is popularly made with braised chicken. Chicken Cacciatore is a dish in itself, but it may also be paired with pasta or even with rice. Fancy and complicated as it may seem, Chicken Cacciatore is very easy to make. Let me share with you guys my version. :)

IMG_3009Chicken Cacciatore over Whole Wheat Fusilli

IMG_29772 450g-packs boneless skinless chicken breast halves
IMG_29828 pcs medium-sized ripe tomatoes, cut into cubes
IMG_29802 tbsp ground black pepper (for sauce) and another 1 tsp (for chicken)
1 tbsp olive oil for frying
IMG_29812 tbsp fresh parsley, finely-chopped
1 250g-can whole button mushrooms, thinly-sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium-sized onion, chopped

2 tbsp dried oregano
2 tbsp honey

whole wheat fusilli or brown rice

Kriska Cooks: Chicken Broccoli

I've been living away from home for almost a month now.  It's actually my first time in 28 years to be away from my family. And because of that, I have no choice but to do everything, house chores specifically, all on my own. If there's one chore that I love doing the most, it's definitely cooking! And even though I'm not accustomed to being alone and doing everything by myself, I still find joy in it because I get to cook every single day, especially on weekends when I get to cook for Mark. :D

While cooking is really a no-brainer task for me, cooking for a bodybuilder is another thing. I always have to improvise and know healthier alternatives to usual ingredients that 'normal' people eat. :p Here's one of the 'healthy' dishes that I've cooked for Mark. :p

IMG_2818Chicken Broccoli
IMG_2860 IMG_2862
450g chicken breast fillet, cut into strips
IMG_28592 cloves garlice, minced
1 medium-sized white onion, cubed (red onion may also be used)
1 can button mushrooms, drained and sliced
1 medium-sized broccoli, cut into florets
IMG_28612 tbsp honey
3 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp ground black pepper

Kriska Cooks: Pork Estofado

It's been a while since I got to update my blog again. My last post was actually 3 weeks ago. -_- I'm just busy with some things lately that I can't even squeeze in a little time to write, but I'm still very glad and thankful that the traffic in my blog did not decrease. I'm even getting offers from advertisers on my blog. Thanks to my recipe posts! And so, here, I'm posting a recipe once again. :D

Pork Estofado is a stewed pork dish which is somewhat comparable to pork adobo and patatim--with vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic as the main ingredients--but the use of fried plantains makes this dish distinct. Aside from fried plantains, some recipes also use carrots and pineapple, but I grew up having my dad's version with fried pandesal.

Kriska Cooks: Beef Caldereta

Beef Caldereta is one of my Daddy's specialties which the whole family loves. I've tried different versions of this dish, but nothing still compares to my Daddy's caldereta. :D

I'm fond of just watching my Daddy cook especially the dishes which I haven't tried cooking yet. Though I'm not really sure if he also used liver spread and butter, it turned out to be a hit when I tried cooking Beef Caldereta for the first time. Got to cook this dish once again just a few months back, posted the photo of it online, and I've been getting requests for the recipe since then.

Kriska Cooks: Lomi

The Christmas season is over and indeed 2014 has just started, but hey, we've only got a couple of months left before summer here in the Philippines. Oh how time flies! But I guess the weather's having a hard time catching up. :p Yup, it's been so cold since last December and it's getting colder by the day. I also heard we will still be experiencing a lot colder weather in the coming months. Brrrrr!

Windbreakers and blankets do come in handy, but is there a better way to keep yourself warm than enjoying a hot bowl of soup on a cold weather? Aside from Arroz Caldo, here's another family favorite that's perfect for the cold weather. Sharing with you this recipe, which I learned of course from my dad. :)


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