Saturday, December 7, 2013
 Three days ago, I long for pizza. I was hungry and I don't have foods to eat. Let alone, takes time to cook rice and viand. Then I thought of having an instant food. Not noodles or frozen ones, but a pizza to deliver at home. Not a minute passed, I call my DH and talked about what I would like to eat (FYI: it's only once in a blue moon that I call my husband to request of something, it's not a good manner to call just to have unless circumstances like these or worse between life and death. As I said I just did it once in a blue moon even I'm in a verge of the latter). And so my decision was to have such. Lo and behold, I ordered after our conversation. I had 20 bucks (it only cost $16.01, I just want it changed $2, so I gave $1.99 tip, it's good enough as the delivery man smiled ear to ear. Or what do you think, is it good enough?). I ordered a meat-lovers flavor (our favorite ever since) with green bell peppers. I wish to add an olives (which my DH fave) but not yet since I wasn't able to love an olive yet. And besides it was still for lunch/snack (that was more or less 3:00 P.M.) and DH would be home at 6:00 P.M. so it would be all mine. Grin. And off I did!Ordered a large one then mist drink. Tip: pizza hut offers $10 either medium or large. Thirty minutes (or less), it came! Yay! I was like a hungry man. Whew! Ha ha! And bites of big slices went on and on. What a pizza moment it was!

TIP from me: Bell pepper adds flavor to the taste bud while eating this. It balances the cooking oil which pizza provides. So having such while eating it, increase the appetite and get rid of the taste of oil.

If you were following on my main blog or you're close to me, you knew that I hate pizza. But since it is my husband's favorite food, let alone when we were in Manila that he ordered a family size greenwich pizza. Whew! I tell you, that was big! It was a family size pizza but we're just only two (or him alone to eat), to which I was about to cry looking at it. I was about to throw a fit. Oops! Excuse me, I just hide while he ate it and grab my favorite food. But then time change, with him for  years here in USA, it came a moment that I embraced it, even became a favorite. And that is the story. Now, a pizza baby. Smile. Isn't it a success? Ha ha! Little big bites, come pizza!
Monday, November 18, 2013

It’s Christmas Baker's Edition Giveaway Event

Thanksgiving and Christmas Holidays are just around the corner. It's time to think of the menus or prepare the customary recipes we have for these two holidays that are so fast approaching. And for me (and I think most moms do) would love to have complete kitchen and baking stuffs especially a stand mixer! Yes, personally I really wish to have this a-must kitchen stuff to those who love baking! Ooh how I love to to won this, don't you? Check this out! Enter to win!

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Do you like leche flan? As for me, I do like it if it's not that too sweet. I have tasted the best leche flan ever as being baked by my friend R. She said her secret is using organic ingredients. Ooh that was so yum-o!  Anyway, if you do like doing it, here’s how to make leche flan. It’s very easy I tell you.

  • 9 egg yolks (beaten) 
  • 1 condensed milk 1 evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla Caramel
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar 
  • 2 tbsp water

  1. Mix the beaten egg yolks, condensed milk, evaporated milk & vanilla together. Set aside. 
  2. Caramelize brown sugar and water by placing the two ingredients in a pan. 
  3. Turn on the stove to medium heat. 
  4. When it gets thick & becomes dark brown in color, spread the caramel evenly on the flat side of the mold (llanera or any shaped container). 
  5. Wait for about 5 minutes to cool down before pouring the egg yolk mixture. 
  6. Transfer to a steamer. Cover the molds with an aluminum foil. 
  7. Steam for 30-45 minutes. (Steaming time depends on the size of the mold or container.) 
  8. Remove from steamer. 
  9. Refrigerate after the temperature cools down. 
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Makes me want to have bites of these desserts right now. If only I have taken this picture now, I then would not crave for this. Ah ha! These cooked ripe banana plantains and that as what you can see. Ooh my goodness foodies --- come to me right now. Ha ha! It is cold and had been raining cats and dogs a minute ago and now it's cloudy. I just give you a hint of why I am craving to eat foods and more foods right. If only my terrible-two stage daughter would eat as her mom, I could then have a partner in my food trip. Ooh well, I cannot wait of the time that she eats as voracious as I am and wishing that time too that I won't get fat, since we will also going to exercise or burn calories together. Isn't that an awesome day-dreaming? Ha! Okay, you can bite me now to stop me from talking afar. Oops! I just need that cooked sweetened taro root I cooked yesterday now, right now (ooh well, in lieu of in that picture below)!

Thank you for being here. 'Til next time....
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I don't know if you're familiar with bokchoy vegetable, it has a green leaves and white stems. And so I missed having a soup like this. I had this picture way, way back then. I don't know how many months ago but it's not that a year yet. Ha ha!

Cooking this soup is easy-peasy. I usually had soups with a fried fish strips. Yes, as in I stripped a fried fish into tiny pieces, and I called it fish little strips. :-)

Okay, you wanna know the ingredients? Simply are: chayote squash, bokchoy, fried fish turned into tiny strips, spices (bell pepper, garlic, onion), a tablespoon cooking oil, water, pepper and salt to taste. I think you know already how to make a soup with a cooking oil. If not then, here it is:

  1. Assuming you already done cutting the chayote squash and bokchoy vegetables into length-wise then then wash and set aside. Also strip-off the fried fish into tiny little pieces. Hit up a tablespoon of cooking oil in a pan then put the pieces of garlic and onion then 15-30 seconds after, put the bell pepper together with the garlic and onion heated-up, let it brown.
  2. Then put  three (3) cups of water.
  3. Once boiled, put the vegetables. Then let it reboil.
  4. Put then the fried fish tiny strips. 
And done! Time to eat! :-)
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Monday, September 30, 2013
This picture (below) was taken way back year 2011 in the month of May, with my three friends in the city (one is nearby where this picture or the place where her house was taken). That was already  more than two years ago. We Filipino "Pinoy/Pinay" mommies, living legally here in USA with an American husband) had our friends bonding that time. It was fun. We can just remember our birth country, the foods we used to eat. Ooh well. Isn't that awesome that we can still access to these foods even of thousand miles away? That's how lucky we are that we live here in California than any other states, when it comes to such foods, as they say.

Do you recognize these foods? Those are little fish omelet (tortang-isda), two different kind of fried dried fish, sauteed bamboo shoot with malunggay "moringa" soup, boiled ripe banana plantain, rice and sweetened root crops with bilo-bilo (or commonly called as "bilo-bilo" or "binignit" ) for the dessert and soft drinks.

What do you think of it? How do you like it? Oops! I am already hungry right now, seeing this. I gotta go. Thanks for dropping-by! Come on let's have some bite. :-)
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
If you noticed my blog posts' surroundings (yes, my new blog design) and you are frequent here, you know that there's something eye-catching here. Yes, it's different from before. It has a new face. New blog design. I love it! Thanks to my blogger-designer friend Vivien of Way2Go Design (you can see her link on my footer *if you wish to contact her for blog designing/customization, it's even affordable especially for an introductory price) for beautifying this blog you're in. It is my plan to have this redesign to a pro one, remember my customization a while back? Sorry if I haven't got a chance to have a screen shot of it but one thing I can tell you, this is quite better. I salute to the website/blog designers out there, I encountered and even worked on my other blogs, especially now for this Foods 'N Bites blog. Thanks again Vien! You did an awesome job! ~hugs&kisses~
Sunday, July 28, 2013
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The owner of this template is from Blogger Platform and I just did the beautification or customization according to my taste, just a while ago. It's a little tough but I think it's just the way the process is.  I also did the personalized header and the width as well as the font size, font appearance, colors, etc.

 I can just imagine the making of the design, the detail, the colors and everything. That's why, kodus to the designers and they just deserve of the reward of their job well-done. How much would was it, I don't know. All I know is that designing a template is not an easy work. It needs patience and creativeness as well as color-coordinating technique.

And so, this is it. What you see is my work. Eh heh! How do you like it? Or, do you? ;-) Now give me that good bites. Wink. ;-) Now we need some snacks. Ooh well. Have a great day/night everyone! ~hugs&kisses~

I am into shrimps nowadays. I can remember how I love to eat jumbo shrimps in the buffet with my friends in my favorite buffet restaurant here in my place. Then I realize it has been long time that I haven't made a shrimps soup, one of my favorite soup, of jumbo shrimps with cabbage on it or bokchoy. Below is with cabbage. As you can see, it is still fresh from the stove, with all the steam coming out from the pot.

I like to make vegetable and meat soup whenever my tummy calls for " no oil " foods. " No oil " means, I don't have to use cooking oil to cook it. And so above is made with jumbo shrimps, cabbage, lemongrass, bell pepper, tomato and salt to taste. And hooray! --- time for bites! Yummm! :)

How about you, do you love eating vegetables and meat soup? If so, how do you like cooking it? How do you like eating it? Have you tried this shrimps soup yet?

Sunday, July 14, 2013
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It's about four months ago I had this homemade eggplant omelet. You can only imagine the age of this picture. Wink. ;-) And yes, you bet, I am now craving of this. And I intend to make it tomorrow. I planned to have cook this days ago and yep, I already have stocks of eggplant and of course eggs to go with it, as well as pepper, salt and olive oil to complete its ingredients.

And since I can't grill, I always do it through broiling. So I put it in a broiler and cook the eggplant there. Sometimes, I also steam it first before doing omelette. But most of the time, I broil it first.

Mmmm.. I can now imagine of the bites I will going to have tomorrow. Ciao then! :)

I'm quite a pro of this foodie dessert. And I made this a countless time already. So far, I can say I perfected it as of my own taste. I love it. It's not that I love " my own " but it is one of my favorite dessert and I tell you what, I can eat that little rectangular shape of Pyrex maja blanca content in one sitting. Yes, that's how I love eating maja blanca. It's great for hot weather or summer season because this dessert (well, I think most dessert anyway) is yummylicious (of course its the taste that counts) when serve cold. And you know the magic  word of coolness in hot weather season.

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How I made this? This is my recipe of maja blanca dessert and as you can see I have organic raw cashew as toppings (my first time to use cashew as topping) and it suits to my taste. I usually don't put toppings as I put just as the same measurement of peanuts to a cornstarch. Sometimes I also like to put crushed peanuts on it which what most cook does when making this dessert.

And so, why not take your bite? Smile.. :-)

Yep, just when I thought that this domain was already live but it actually got live just tonight. Just when I checked as of this time 1:31 A.M. Hooray, it is finally live! Woohoo!

I would like to thank blogging sis Nita and Jheylo for giving their inputs of my concern about my domain. Thankfully also it is in timing that a support from Godaddy arrived in my email. And so I checked blogger as well. And this is it. I can now start posting with its live domain.

So, it is a great night for me. I hope you too!

 Now I can have some bites and munch of my favorite organic raw cashew. Whew! ~Hugs&Kisses~

Saturday, June 29, 2013
Two days ago at around 8:00-9:00 PM, I made a decision to buy a domain for this blog of mine  that has been sitting here in my dashboard for more than two years ago. Yes, I already own this which is all about foods and bites, yes a food niche blog. Ever since I created my four blogs, I have been longing to have a food blog. And now that it has been realized, I cannot be thankful enough that I have this. Actually, I put this blog in a draft wayback 2011 for curiosity sake (yes, no post) and now it is live in public! Yay! It has been more than three years had past and this blog (without post, domain and anything) was hidden.

Looking back at the time that I purchased a domain for this as I said I had it done two days ago, I was a little bit shocked because I have to purchase such in the specific domain registrar, unlike on my four blogs that I directly got it from blogger. Whew! Good thing, I got it to have it correctly. I can just remember, when I bought the proposed domain of my blog: Cacai M.'s Place (if you can see, it is ".net " in the domain's URL suffix) but sad to say that I had not successfully  installed it right. So it is a celebration for me that I got this second time around. Ha! I have a secret for that, ha ha! --- Just kidding. Wink.

Now, can I ask you a favor of please welcome my foods and bites blog? Thanks in advance! ;-)

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