It’s already September and I felt like the culinary muse descended upon me last night for a cooking challenge. Ha! I’m not really the competitive type but in the name of mastering the art of cooking, I won’t take ‘NO’ as an answer. After all, my online baby will be about – FOOD and of course my  very unflattering life.

Truth is, I lack the preparation for this challenge. Not so sure what to prepare that would satisfy her discriminating taste. For someone who is a penchant for purchasing canned goods, I went to the pantry and behold! A canned tuna looking straight at me. It’s no-brainer to make a simple SOUP out of the processed tuna.


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Grabbed the April 2010 issue of YUMMY Magazine a week ago from Book Sale since they featured 12 sensational sauces to try for pasta lovers out there. I must admit I’m starting to become a pasta person and I have cooked a few which I can attest successful, I guess.


This past issue presents recipes ranging from Chunky Seafood Sauce to Tinapa Cream Sauce. But what I really wanted to try is the Malunggay Pesto. I’m interested what the texture and the taste would be like combining Malunggay leaves, basils, extra virgin olive oil and parmesan. Hmmmm..

Luckily, any Malunggay produce won’t be a problem since we actually have a tree planted in our backyard. I can grab all the Malunggays I want. Can’t wait to try this and keeping my fingers crossed. I’ll update you soon.

XOXO: Bena


I’m a very unfortunate amateur food enthusiast who is completely untrained from any culinary discipline and absolutely has no skill in anything having to do with food. In short, I’m just a simple glutton. But, in my defense I watch Asian Food Channel and Food Network Asia religiously. It excites me all the time!

This blog was given birth to simply share my average deal of curiosity to all things food related. From what I cook on my stove, to my piddling passion for local dishes and to various recipes I try hard to prepare for personal glory, my family and friends. Not to mention my very unflattering life and my search for a lovelife which is all but daunting to me. Trust me, I’m a firm believer of “patience is a talent”.

I hope you will join me in my neophyte food journey. As the very infamous Chef Auguste Gusteau of the movie Ratatouille always say: “Anyone can cook.”

Happy reading! =)

XOXO: Bena