We Can Do It!

A new week always poses new cooking challenges.

This week offers the following recipes:
  1. Chicken Barbecue
  2. Oriental Pork Tenderloin - Recipe on Friday
  3. French Country Chicken with Mushroom Sauce - Recipe on Saturday
  4. Shrimp and Togue Guisado
  5. Sitaw con Carne
  6. Fish Kebab
  7. Chicken Guisado
Abangan ang mga recipe! 
Abangan din ang balita how cooking all these will go. :-)


Photo of Rosie the Riveter from Zap 2 It.

Review of Challenge Accepted

Remember my post CHALLENGE ACCEPTED? I promised to share with you the experience of cooking these recipes for the first time:


I prepared this for breakfast as a request from Edward. I liked that it has that amount of spinach to somehow "cleanse" the bacon. Para kunyari hindi guilty sa bacon. Haha!

Tip for future cooking: Line the pan with wax paper or drizzle it with a little oil before you put it in the oven or turbo. 

I had a hard time taking it out the baking pan without destroying its shape. Good thing I still had enough decent portions to feature here. Baka naging omelette yun at hindi frittata. Haha!

Quezon City: Fish & Co. (The Mexican and the Yankee)

July 20, 2013 was a dinner and movie Saturdate for me.

RESTAURANT: Fish & Co. (Trinoma Branch)
MOVIE: The Lone Ranger

Look how cute their "mats" are! But just so you know, the pans and plates easily slip on this. I'd rather just have it there for aesthetic purposes and not use them. At all.

From Baguio with Love

Edward and I are loving Baguio! Happy anniversary to us!

Will share more pictures (and more kwento) when we get back! 

I love this place -- it's so Christmas-sy! *heart*

Hot Chocolate and Damp Weather

Enjoying Baguio blend Choco-laté de Batirol. Bagay na bagay sa maulan at malamig na hapon. I'm lovin' Baguio!

Hoping you're all having fantastic weekend escapades too!

Will post about my Baguio food adventure next week. Watch out for it. :-)

Greek Salad

Gah! Sorry about this 45-minute late post. I promised to post it Friday, but I got caught up in the things and activities I had to attend to. Just wanna share this before I sleep pre-Baguio trip. (Yes! It's today na! Woooohoooo!)

Anyhoo, on to the recipe of the Greek Salad.

This salad is just right. Not sweet, not salty, not fruity, not halaman-y. Just right. :-)

Serves 4 Prep Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time (0)

Mister Donut and Wolverine

Thank you, Mister Donut and Nicky Tesoro for inviting Reich's Kitchen to your blocked screening of The Wolverine.

We had a great time! Umuwing may ngiting Mister Donut. :-)

Will post more pictures soon!

Smurfin' Happy Meal

Yesterday this was posted on the Happy Meal Toys Collection Facebook page.

SMURFS!!!! I was soooo excited!!! Kelan kaya magsisimula?

And just a few minutes ago, they posted this...



Calling 8-MCDO now.

Photos from Happy Meal Toys Collection Facebook page.

It's More Fun in the Philippines

Check out this video.


Apart from the tourist destinations, and the people, FOOD is more fun in the Philippines! 

Share your food adventures with me! :-) 

Video from Facebook.

Basil Creme Penne

As promised I will share the recipe today. Nakahabol pa ako! :-)


Serves 3  
Prep Time 20 minutes  
Cooking Time 20 minutes
  • 400g penne or ziti (pasta)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (or any vegetable oil)
  • 50g ham, sliced
  • 1 pack Knorr Complete Recipe Mix - Ginataang Gulay
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup all-purpose cream
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • ground black pepper
 Cooking Procedure:
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. (Penne and ziti usually takes 10-12 minutes to cook. No better way to check if the pasta is cooked than to bite it. If the pasta is firm but doesn't stick to your teeth, it's cooked. If it sticks to your teeth, cook for another minute and check again. DO NOT OVERCOOK. 'Wag nyo na gawin yung ibato-sa-dingding-pag-dumikit-luto-na method. Please. Haha!)
  2. In a different pan, saute tomatoes and ham in oil.
  3. Dissolve the Ginataang Gulay mix in water. Add to the pan, then simmer until thick.
  4. Reduce heat then add cream. Stir a few times.
  5. Add cooked pasta and basil leaves. 
  6. Add ground black pepper to taste.
  7. Cook for another 3 minutes. Mix continuosly.
Note that the Ginataang Gulay mix gives it a taste of coconut milk (gata). If you're not fond of gata, use cow's milk instead. :-)

Happy eating! Hugs!

I got this recipe from the Knorr Complete Recipe mix magazine ad. O ha, useful din ang mga free recipes sa mga ad na ganyan. :-)
I packed this pasta with the Greek Salad (abangan sa Friday!) for Edward's lunch. He texted, "And sarap ng lunch ko! Nawiwili ako, baby!" Awwwww. Dying from kilig now. *blush* :-)

Birthday Cheers For Mama

Thank you for encouraging me to always be the best I can be. 
Thank for being an ilaw ng tahanan to its truest sense.


I Got New Cookware -- For Free!

Shopwise has this Arzberg Cookware promo. You get a sticker for every P500 worth of products (kahit ano), and 1 extra sticker for at least P100 worth of the sponsor products. There's a number of stickers you have to get to avail of the cookware items for free or for a minimal price.

Challenge Accepted!

I'm soooo excited for this week! I'm cooking 7 recipes I have not cooked before. Challenge accepted!

Up Early Than Usual


Just so everybody knows, I LOVE SLEEPING but, I'm up quite early than usual today. :-)

So many things to do on this Sunday:
  1. shop for groceries
  2. claim my FREE high-quality frying pan with lid (Weeeeee!!!!)
  3. family lunch to celebrate my Mom's birthday (I love you, Ma! Happy birthday!)
  4. choir rehearsal (Yes, I serve in the church :D)
  5. Sunday mass (Hear mass today, friends.)
  6. prepare dinner for two (Yes, my Sun-date)
  7. prepare baon for two (Lucky this love of mine -- he has free breakfast, snack and lunch every Monday! Haha!)
What's in store for you today? 

Huling hirit before Monday, make it count!

Photo from Pandan Pusat Bekalan Bakeri.

My Lunch Revealed: Sliced Chicken Provencale

Here's the recipe of what I cooked for lunch -- SLICED CHICKEN PROVENCALE. No worries, cooking it is not as complicated as its name! :-)

Serves 1
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes

  • 120 g chicken cutlets (preferably breast)
  • 1 pc onion, sliced
  • 1 cup peeled tomatoes in juice, diced (I use 1 can of whole peeled tomatoes)
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • cooking oil
I suggest you add the following to make it a healthier version:
  • 1 small can of green peas

Cooking Procedure:
  1. Cut chicken into regular pieces. (I just cut the breast in half, then slice it a bit on top -- parang pag nag-slice ng hotdog na may slits. Basta yun. I'm sure you get what I mean. Haha!)
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet.
  3. Saute onion until translucent. (I love this smell!!! Ang bango!!!)
  4. Add the chicken, browning them on all sides.
  5. Sprinkle the chicken with paprika, thyme and oregano. (Ako wala nang sukat-sukat, taktak here and there lang.)
  6. Reduce heat, then add diced tomato and a little juice. 
  7. Cook for 5 minutes. 
  8. Add the green peas and cook for 5 more minutes, or until the tomato juice dries a little.
  9. Add salt and pepper after cooking.

Oh, some trivia here. PROVENCALE (pronounced as pro-ven-sal) means cooked, usually in olive oil, with garlic, tomatoes, onions, and herbs. Ayun naman pala! Yun nga naman ang pagkaluto nito! Bongga!

Happy eating! Hugs!

The recipe is part of my diet. YES (pause) I'M ON A DIET! Wahahaha! Will tell you about that on another post. (Not soon, I think, para no expectations. Haha!) :-)
Photo from my collection. Picture-picture bago kainin. Yummm! :-)

What's For Lunch?


Watch out for the recipe. ( See recipe here: Sliced Chicken Provencale)

Excited to cook this, first time eh! Aja!

Photo from Belle Today.

Sinangag Anyone?


Yes, hyper ako ngayong umaga even if I had no adequate sleep last night. My mind just ran away with me. Ayan, walang tulog, pero hyper. Deadly. Hahaha!

Tis now 9am. Perfect time for Saturday breakfast, or so my body clock says. 

Perfect time as well for SINANGAG (Fried Rice)! But since it's Saturday, it has to be special. It just gotta be.

Start your day right with heavy breakfast. Prepare SPAM AND SCRAMBLED EGG FRIED RICE WITH MUSHROOMS. Title pa lang busog ka na. :-)

Serves 2
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooking Time 10 minutes

Reich's Kitchen is Now on Facebook

I am Overwhelmed! I love my family and friends! You are all supportive! GRABE. Thank you for visiting my blog and its Facebook counterpart.

For those interested in following the Facebook account, visit:

You are all so kind!!! Walang katapusang thank you! *teary-eyed*

Welcome To My Kitchen


I'm sorry, I just had to let out that squeal. I was just playing with this idea of a food blog yesterday and voila -- HERE. IT. IS!!! I'm so friggin' happy! Gah, hanggang tenga ang ngiti ko. Parang tanga lang. Hahaha!

Whooo. Ok, composing myself now...

Onto more serious matters.


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