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Posts posted by MarvelGirl25

  1. On 2/25/2021 at 7:33 AM, ms.sss said:

    Thanks, but I'm just small time, LOL. I do have fantasies of opening up a little cafe or bakery or something...but then I think of all the work involved, and I'm all Nah. I would however, consider applying for a PART-TIME-only sous chef position if @MarvelGirl25 would have me so I can learn all HER food secrets!

    Here are the recipes, its a little time-intensive, though!

    Bread : Bao:Siopao Dough (Filipino Style).pdf

    Main : Char Sui.pdf

    Edited to add: Oh, forgot the dipping sauce for the pork:

    ¾ cup dashi (or ¾ cup Water + 1 tsp dashi powder)
    3 Tbsp soy sauce
    2 Tbsp mirin
    2 tsp sugar
    1 green onion sliced
    5 smashed garlic cloves

    - put in a saucepan, bring to low simmer and serve with the bbq pork.

    That Char Sui and Bao looks amazinggggggg! You killed it! And you awoken my cravings lol I haven't had Char Sui in years and Bao since right before surgery. I will admit though that I'm not familiar with making the dough for bao. What's the difference between the Chinese style and Filipino?

    Also, I think we were best friends or even sisters in another life because my dream has also been to own a cafe with a focus on Latin American pastries and lunch (roast meat sandwiches, empanadas, etc) But you're right, its a ton of work. Both my uncle and cousin own their own restaurants and they practically live there. Maybe one day when we are both up for it we can co-own! ;)

  2. food from the past few days and weekend:

    * Veggie and Turkey hot dog omelette w/ Keto toast (finally got my hands on some!)

    * More Pho

    *Chocolate chia seed pudding

    *Oven roasted chicken, salad and mashed potatoes

    *Steak, Mac and cheese, and sautéed mushrooms and onions (This was a fail. Went out to Longhorns for the first time since surgery, took two bites of steak and was full. Went home to eat the rest and threw it up. I didn’t even bother with the Mac and cheese, my bf ate that)

    *Ole extreme wellness Turkey and fat free cheese wrap (Thank you @GreenTealael for the recommendation and @ms.sss for helping me find them!)

    * 1/2 of a grilled chicken blt sandwich on keto bread

    Side note: I obviously did not finish each plate. I usually over serve myself, take a couple bites, and give it to my bf or save it to eat the next day. I tend to have a lot of leftovers 😕








  3. On 2/18/2021 at 4:23 PM, ms.sss said:

    Is your friend Vietnamese? I would LOVE for someone to come over and cook me up some authentic Pho!!

    Cambodian! She learned to make it from her bf who is Lao and he learned from his Vietnamese friend. It was some of the best Pho I've ever had ❤️

    I'm looking forward to next month. They will be coming over again and we will be making Korean BBQ. I'm currently looking for a table grill on Amazon.

  4. On 2/15/2021 at 6:39 PM, ms.sss said:

    @MarvelGirl25!! @MarvelGirl25!! @MarvelGirl25!!

    Look what I made!

    Ever since I saw you post that luscious Pernil Roast last year, it has been on my recipe-to-do-list. Finally did the deed today (well, I started 3 days ago, technically), and it turned out pretty darn good.

    I had cooking-method schizophrenia and kept switching how I was cooking it over a span of 19 hours cuz i just wasn't convinced I was doing it right. Started off in the slow cooker, then I moved it covered to a roasting pan in the oven, then i lifted up out of the liquid on a rack, then I removed the cover, and finally broiled it.

    The result was melt-in your mouth meat with a crispy crunch skin. I left the citrus juices to the side for self-serve cuz I wasn't sure if the fam would approve and couldn't make myself commit to pouring it over ALL the meat.

    In any case, I'm not sure I would do this again anytime soon unless I am cooking for a tonne of people...so much effort!!!! We have a good amount of leftovers (but the skin is all gone) so will likely transform it into pulled pork sliders tomorrow.

    Next up: I'm gonna try my hand at your Estofado de Res!

    I had 55g of it plus some pineapple salsa (we didn't have any peas nor plantains, so just worked with what I had in the pantry...fam had it with rice): 199 calories.

    Ate all the pineapple, and about 2/3 of the portioned pork (pork is really filling for me).


    WOWWWWWWWW! That came out absolutely perfect!! Seriously! You can really tell the meat is super soft, and that skin .... my mouth is watering just thinking about it 🤤🤤

    Using pineapple on the pork reminds me of Cuban style pernil where they use sour oranges. I need to try making one this way! Was it sweet?

    But you're right, its a ton of work just because you have to keep an eye on it. I believe the last time I made one I through it in the oven covered for 7 hours and then uncovered for about 3 so I can only Imagine what 19 hours did to it ❤️

    Cant wait to see how the estofado de res comes out!

  5. 23 hours ago, ms.sss said:

    BFF just asked me for the recipe a couple days ago after I dropped off a slice so I made this up for her...which you can benefit from now too...lol:


    P.S. You could probably sub the regular sugar with baking-appropriate sweetener and skip the walnuts to lower the calorie count. I've made this a few times already and once I doubled the amount of the cream cheese filling...I thought it made it too sweet, but the fam loved it...

    P.P.S. Whats the Protein on that rice dish?

    Thank you! Can’t wait to try it 😩

    and it’s chicken breast in the air fryer

  6. On 2/9/2021 at 1:59 PM, ms.sss said:

    This morning's bake: Cream Cheese-Filled banana Walnut Bread

    First pic just out of the oven, then cut into for serving, then my portion from a few hours ago: 40g (about 1/4 cup in volume): 120 calories

    Ate it all.

    Pretty yum, as evidenced by the fact that the entire loaf was gone by the time I came back from grocery shopping. LOL.



    Wow! I’ve never even heard of a cream cheese walnut banana bread.... it looks soooo good! 🤤🤤🤤 can you share the recipe please 🙏🏼

  7. On 2/8/2021 at 1:08 PM, ms.sss said:

    Oh you lucky Americans and your variety of access to cool foods.

    You can order these wraps via Instacart:


    Or Walmart online or Amazon.....

    Omg thank you thank you thank you! So I’m not able to order via Walmart or Amazon, it’s showing out of stock and not sure if it will be back but when I clicked your instacart link and entered my zip code it showed that one of my local grocery stores, Price Rite sells it. I’m going this weekend!

  8. On 2/5/2021 at 1:26 PM, GreenTealael said:

    Pita pocket style Turkey and cheese!

    My favorite low carb tortilla just leveled up. This may totally be a freak accident but when I cut it in half, both halves began to open like pita bread
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    My log says Tomato basil tortilla but it’s the whole wheat flax type (same macros)

    I’m not mad about this new development at all. Also I only ate about 40% of this with a spoonful of coleslaw

    I’ve been trying to find these wraps ever since I saw you post about them and I can’t seem to get them anywhere :( I went to Walmart and target and they were all out. I also saw this YouTube video on low carb Keto wraps and one of the wraps that were tested were these and they did the best as far as keeping you in ketosis.

    Minute 8:33 is where she tests the Ole brand

    I also went on the hunt for more keto bread from aldi and it was wiped out. I went to 3 Aldi’s ...

  9. On 2/3/2021 at 3:48 PM, ms.sss said:

    @GreenTealael : I loooooooooove those mini sweet peppers. I could probably eat 1/2 bag if I took my time. YUM. Also, does BF prefer the alt Pasta vs. regular Pasta?

    @MarvelGirl25 : thanks for the recipe lady! What cut of beef did you use? Also, you should really consider authoring a food blog or YouTube channel. Your food is ridiculously awesome looking. ❤️🤤

    I used beef chuck roast and thank you!! ❤️❤️❤️

    PS: I’m also another one who loves peeking into your fridge and watching you making foods from scratch lol

  10. On 2/2/2021 at 9:52 AM, ms.sss said:

    Holy Sh*t. I think I just had a food orgasm.

    This looks soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo crazy delicious.

    Was it slow-cooked? (Oven/Dutch Oven? Stovetop?) Instant-potted? Detailed recipe PLS!

    Thank you! And I made this on the stovetop! Here's the recipe:


    • 1 red onion
    • 4 large cloves of garlic
    • Red wine
    • 4 roma tomatoes (throw in blender until fully broken down)
    • 1 -2 tablespoons of aji panca
    • beef (obviously)
    • potatoes
    • carrots


    • S&P
    • Adobo
    • garlic powder
    • cumin
    • beef bouillon
    • oregano
    • 1 bay leaf


    1. In a little oil pan sear beef on all sides until slightly brown then remove and set aside.
    2. In the same pan saute onions in a little olive oil until translucent then add garlic until slightly golden.
    3. Add the Tomato sauce you made in the blender to the pan and then add the aji panca and cook mixture for 2 - 3 minutes.
    4. Season mixture with all seasonings above and mix well while cooking for another 1-2 minutes.
    5. Add beef and all its juices to the pan, coat all the meat well and then pour in some red wine. I eyeballed this but Id say I added about a cup.
    6. Cook beef in the sauce for another 2 minutes and then add lots of Water and then cover the pot.

    I cooked the beef a little over an hour and kept adding water as it got low. I think I added water about 3 times and on the last time when the water was low but not too low I added the carrots, let those cook then added the potatoes.

    When I saw the potatoes were almost done I added a little bit more wine, about 1/2 cup more and let the alcohol simmer away.

    I wanted my sauce thicker so in a small cup I added some water with a tablespoon of corn starch, mixed, then slowly added my cornstarch water to the pot until it was to thick to my liking. I didnt end up using all the cornstarch water.

    Note: Throughout I kept tasting and adjusted the seasonings as needed. :)

  11. 2 hours ago, Kris77 said:

    Recipe please? Looks delicious!

    Thanks! This is the recipe I used but just for the sauce and the prep for the tofu. I didn’t add as much corn starch to the tofu and instead of cooking it on the stove top with oil I threw it in the air fryer at 390 for about 15 minutes until crispy. I then tossed it in the sauce.

    For the prep of the tofu it said to add soy sauce and oil to it but I used a drizzle of sesame oil instead of regular.


  12. A whole days worth of food (today)

    Breakfast/Lunch: Scrambled eggs and linguica again but this time with some oranges and avocado.

    Dinner: Thin crust Alfredo, bacon, onion, spinach and diced Tomato pizza w/ a side of kimchi. Weird food combo indeed but I highly enjoyed eating the rest of it out of a jar while I watched the movie Greenland lol

    Snack: 1 mango w/ fat free whip cream