Category Archives: From the Stove

From the Stove: Dory & Potatoes in Coconut Pineapple Cream sauce

Dory and Potatoes in Coconut Pineapple Cream Sauce

Dory and Potatoes in Coconut Pineapple cream sauce


Another night of dish experimentation!

Ingredients: Dory (crusted and seared), coconut milk powder, hot water, all purpose cream, pineapple juice, onion leeks, salt and pepper.

It’s pretty tricky to make but the sauce is really the key here. Just combine coconut milk, hot water, pineapple juice, nestle cream, salt and pepper, onion leeks. Season to taste.

Erica super enjoyed this dish even finishing the leftover sauce on my plate!

Erica enjoying this dish a lot!

Hot Choco Ko

Napakasarap ng Hot Chocolate na ito kaninang umaga. Salamat, Jollibee.

From the Stove: Eggplant Parmigiano

This is my shortcut version of Eggplant Parmigiano. I saw it on Bobby Flay’s show “Throwdown” and I decided I was gonna put my take on it on a condo set-up small incomplete kitchen.

You can find many versions of this dish but here’s mine.


Eggplant – Long elongated ones commonly available from the market

Flour, Egg, Salt, Pepper, Bread crumbs

Tomato sauce, tomato paste, bell pepper, onions, garlic, tomatoes (all diced) and ground beef

Oil and Cheese (you can use parmesan, mozarella, or just Quikmelt)

1. I started by prepping the eggplant. Slided it in the longest, flatest possible way to layer them like lasagna noodles later on. After I’ve sliced about 4 eggplants (amount i used in this dish), I started coating them with the egg, then flour with salt and pepper, and then with bread crumbs.

2. After this, I fried them in oil until they were crispy and golden in color.

3. When done, I laid them on a bed of tissue so that oil can be absorbed.

4. On to the sauce. I sauteed onion garlic bell peppers and the beef. When the beef has almost cooked, i put it the tomato paste and the sauce. Salt and pepper to taste. I even put a bit of chili powder to give it a kick.

5.  Leave it to simmer for about 10 minutes.

6. Layer the egg plant like lasagna noodles. then sauce and then cheese. do this until you fill your baking dish. Throw into the oven for another 10 minutes or so just so you can melt the cheese and thoroughly cook the dish.

I don’t have any pretty baking dish or plates so sorry for the look. On the picture, you can see there a slice of the eggplant i fried. This meal was enjoyed by me and Erica over a glass of red wine. So delicious. It was peppery, spicy, meaty (eggplant was like meat!) and italian-y delicious.

I’m really gonna do this on our kitchen back in ‘Gapo. 🙂