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Savory Fresh Vegetable Crepes
City Style and Living Magazine Fall 2018 I am Filipino Filipino Crepes

Lumpiang sariwa are usually eaten for meryenda, the Filipino-Spanish tradition of taking a small afternoon meal. A handmade crepe is filled with vegetables and baby shrimp and drizzled with a mild tangy-sweet sauce.

Classic Adobo
City Style and Living Magazine Fall 2018 I am a filipino Classic Adobo recipe

The classic adobo most commonly known in homes and in restaurants throughout the Philippines and in America, adobong manok at baboy, has a silky, fatty, sour sauce. The ingredients for this dish—soy sauce, vinegar, black peppercorns, bay leaves, garlic, chicken (manok), and pork (baboy)—are easy to find in any grocery store.

Catch-Up Chicken
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I raised my kids on the principle that ketchup isn’t a solution; it’s an indication: if my children don’t like something, they shouldn’t add ketchup—they simply shouldn’t eat it in the first place. But this recipe is one that purposely highlights the ketchup, giving the chicken a sweet and tangy flavor reminiscent of what you’d get at a backyard cookout. This way you can give your kids a barbecue experience without the smoke and the drunk uncle.