Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Food: Broccoli and Mushroom Carbonara made with coconut milk

Broccoli and Mushroom Carbonara by Sheff de Leon (original)


  • Fresh Broccoli
  • Canned mushrooms
  • Half slice of the Onion
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • Whole Grain Pasta (preferably Barilla)
  • 1 canned coconut milk
  • salt, pepper and brown sugar
  • olive oil
  • Basil leaves (for garnishing)


  • Cut broccoli into small pieces, including the stem (depending on your type)
  • Steam the broccoli to boiling water for 5 minutes.
  • While waiting for the broccoli, start chopping the onion, garlic and mushrooms.
  • After steaming the broccoli, set aside the broccoli. Start boiling water with salt for the pasta.
  • Heat the pan into medium-heat. Add olive oil (not too much).
  • When oil is already hot, add garlic and stir then add onion and saute together.
  • Add mushrooms and saute for a minute or more.
  • Then pour coconut milk onto the pan, then wait until slightly boiling.
  • Add salt, pepper and brown sugar (depending on your taste) then stir.
  • Add now the pasta and broccoli onto the pan and turn the heat off.
  • Mix them up all well.
  • Garnish it with Basil leaves. then Voila!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Food: Mushroom Tomato Whole Grain Spaghettib

Cause we are focus on staying healthy and currently changing junk to good food. We made Mushroom tomato spaghetti. I was craving so much spaghetti but I've been staying out of fast food chains for almost a year now so I deliberately said to myself: NO JUNK, forever.

So here, my teacher in the kitchen, Sheff taught me of his original recipe mushroom tomato spaghetti with basil leaves. I say it's original because he likes to experiment, only to find the available ingredients at home.

I made this, from chopping, stir-frying, everything what sheff commands me but I was more serious on my taste buds because I like to critique more about food than him. I kept on tasting the sauce if it were still bland or salty, its always important to make updates, no?


- 1 Onion, roughly chopped
- 3 cloves Garlic, roughly chopped
- 180 grams or half of one box of whole grain thin pasta (preferably Barilla)
- 1 canned mushrooms (each mushroom cut into 4 pieces, depends on your likeness)
- 1 canned diced tomato or chopped fresh tomato (chopped in dice)
- Basil leaves or fresh Basil leaves
- 1 sachet of Tomato Sauce
- Salt, Pepper and Brown sugar
- olive oil

First thing to do is boil water, add salt (for the Pasta)

then prepare Pan with medium heat, when the Pan is already hot, pour olive oil (not too much!)

Chop the garlic and onion, coarsely chopped

and Chop the mushrooms (as it will be cooked together later)

Saute the garlic first, wait until it's kind of yellowish.

then add the onion and Saute for at least 10 seconds.

These were the mushrooms that were chopped earlier.

Add mushrooms together with the onion and garlic, stir for 1 minute or so.

Add diced tomato and tomato sauce.

stir for about 15 seconds.

then lower the heat.

wait until the sauce is slightly boiling (so the sauce will become a bit thicker)

add salt, pepper and brown sugar (depending on your taste)


then add the pasta on to the Pan with the sauce

and mix them all together.

Finishing touches would be, Garnishing it with basil or parsley (depends on your taste)
and Toasted Wheat Bread.

Voila! Mushroom Tomato Whole Grain spaghetti with toasted wheat bread.

forgot to buy some cilantro or parsley for garnishing. lol