My Family-iCookiTravel

Photo above, this was twenty one years ago or more!  Christmas is about lauhgter, love, friends and family. Don’t get lost in the greed. Instead be thankful for all of the joy around you. Merry Christmas everyone! From our family to yours.

Sentimental… when they were young they were always with us during christmas and new year time. Remembereing those days…….  Now, they ‘re both grown up (adult) actually 25 and 23 years of age not even a call doesn’t take place. But anyway it is good to know that they’re both OK! And can live the life they want.


HOME COOK (Lutong Bahay)

It’s been a while, now I got time to update here again. “Masyadong naging busy sa trabaho ng mga nakaraang buwan na nagdulot ng bagong chapter sa buhay. Dala ang panalangin na sana ay gabayan ako ng puong may kapal upang aking magampanan nang maayos ang panibagong yugto na ito. Kung kailan nagkaedad saka naman nabiyayaan nang husto kahit na malaking hamon ang kapalit. Thank you so much Lord for all these blessings 2017.”

Chinese cabbage, zucchini, carrots with pork belly-iCookiTravel

Another sauteed vegetables for family viand that goes with hubby’s pan fried chicken and pork belly.  kids loves it coming home from a heavy day eating a heavy meal later of the day. They used to eat around 6 pm. it is linner for us.

Pickled Cabbage with Frankfurter and bell Peppers-iCookiTravel

Pickled cabbage sauteed with frankfurter, bell peppers, onion, chili paste, paprika powder, a little bit catchup and pepper. Red-hot and sharp! For those who eat it with rice needs a lot, just like my family.  I used to eat it with my diabetic bread or bun.

Sauteed Pumpkin with Bok Choi and Eggplant-iCookiTravel

I think I wrote the caption incorect! Pumpkin, Bok Choy or Pak Choi, and Egplant sauteed with garlic, red onion, tomatoe and a bit of pork belly for familie’s viand. A very brilliant way to get the kids eat some vegetables. Pumpkin is still cheaper in the month of November, while Pak choi we get it here in Vienna all year round from chinese and indian shop.

ZUCCHINI-GROUND MEAT Sauce for Pasta-iCookiTravel

What are the best pasta sauce for you? With the huge selection of super delicious variants, the choice is too difficult but for sure everybody has its own favorite the way you like it or according to your preferences.  Picture above, one of my fave sauce ever,for pasta zucchini with ground meat sauteed in olive oil with red onion. lots of garlic, oregano, chopped parsley, tomatoe paste and tomatoe sauce.


This is my version of fried stuffed squids. Succulent tender squid stuffed with mix ground meat (pork and beef), onion, fried garlic, chopped potatoes, carrots, cheese and fried to perfection. To make sure that the squid remains tender and juicy, do not overcook them.


* 4 pcs. big Squid, cleaned with head
* 1 Onion, chopped
* 2 pcs. medium sized Potatoes
* 1 big Carrot
* about 250 g Ground meat, (I used mix pork and beef)
* fried garlic
* Cheese
* some Vegetable oil for frying
* Salt and Pepper



“Beuschel” with bread dumpling – iCookiTravel

„Beuschel“ ragout made with heart and lungs with bread 🥖 dumpling. Innards can be found very often in the Viennese cuisine and are highly estimated amongst gourmets. The Beuschel (veal lungs) supposedly is a Jewish dish and is that prominent in the Viennese cuisine. Enjoy!😋

* 500g Veal Lungs

* 1 pc. Veal Heart

* 1 pc. each Carrot, Celery and Yellow Turnip

* 1 pc. Bay leaf

*some Pepper Corns, Thyme and Onion

*some Caper


*40g of Butter

*30g Flour

*1 tbsp. Capers

*1 Onion (small)

*1 anchovy Fillet (in Oil)

*1 clove Garlic, chopped

*1 Lemon, peeled and untreated

*1 tbsp. Parsley

*some Vinegar, Sugar

*Marjoram, ground

*2 tbsp. Mustard

*Sour Cream

*2 tbsp. Sewwt Cream

*Lemon juice

*Salt and  groundPepper4Tbsp. Goulash Sauce, optional


Wash and clean lungs and heart, cut into pieces. Then cook into 2 liters of water with salt, bay leaf, some pepper, thyme, peeled onion, and garlic. Then remove the meat and cool in cold water. Strain the soup, let it boil. Cut the meat into lenghtwise, just like fine noodles. Mix with salt, pepper, juice of a quarter lemon and set aside.


The onion, capers, anchovy fillets, parsley, peel a quarter of lemon and some marjoram very finely chopped. Then add the finely chopped ingredients and briefly roast. Stir with vinegar, pour in the soup, stir thoroughly with the snowbuck, simmer gently for about 20 minutes. Add the cut meat, season with mustard, sugar, add rose peppers and marjoram to taste, add sour cream and let it rest for a quarter hour. Serve with hot goulash sauce on top and bread dumplings. HAPPY COOKING and GUTEN APPETIT!


Broccoli and Nappa cabbage with turkey breast – iCookiTravel

Diabetic dinner, boiled broccoli and Nappa cabbage with red onion and turkey 🦃 breast no fat at all. I got told that keeping your fat intake in check helps you stay healthy and the low fat approach has been strongly recommended for people with diabetes.


* 1 head of Broccoli

* 1 red Onion

* a small Nappa cabbage

* about 200g turkey 🦃 breast

* some water 💦 or soup 🍲 stock just enough to cook 👨‍🍳 the vegetables

* salt & broth cube to taste


Red Onion and Turkey Breast – iCookiTravel

In a pot, red onion and turkey breast

add some water – iCookiTravel

I added some boiling water 💦 or soup 🍲 stock instead.

Cooking -iCookiTravel

Let it boil…


Then add broccoli cook 👨‍🍳 until half way done…

Nappa Cabbage – iCookiTravel

Add Nappa cabbage, seasoned with some salt and 1 broth cube to taste.

with fried horsemackerel – iCookiTravel

Up here is another version the same procedure but instead of meat I added the leftover fried horsemackerel. I ate with my brown whole corn 🌽 bread 🥖 just like my tonight‘s dinner. Guten Appetit!😋


Pumpkin with ground meat – iCookiTravel

My Pumpkin bowl cooked with ground meat, oregano  and tomatoe paste seasoned with salt and pepper. I love pumpkin specially the Hokkaido Pumpkin, a quick and cheap meal from the pumpkin hokkaido.  For more recipes check it out here from time to time. I’ll be posting more and from my previous entry also on my YOUTUBE channel for cooking videos.

Thank you so much for visiting here and for checking it out. Next year I’ll be celebrating my 10th year Anniversary on social media. Wherein Youtube Channel, twitter, tumblr, Instagram Facebook Page, and here WordPress you could find me anywhere.

My Beans Sprout Bowl – iCookiTravel

Beans Sprout Bowl cooked by hubby, how I love the way he cooked this, veggies stays crunchy, not too salty and not too much meat just enough to taste quick and easy to prepare.  Aside from a non-starchy vegetable,  Scientific studies have shown that sprouts can have a positive effect on controlling diabetes.  Yummy-liscious Daddy! Guten Appetit!

Ilocano food – iCookiTravel

Another cooking-gram from hubby’s specialty, ilocano food. Tilapia with bitter gourd, eggplant, and string beans the taste of the north in the Philippines Ilocano cuisine. Sunday is always ilocano day in our kitchen. Go for it!

Homemade Chinese vegetable soup – iCookiTravel

Chinese vegetable soup bowl. Homemade chinese vegetable soup is low-fat and rich in nutritious high-fiber vegetables that make it hearty choice for my healthy meal. Such as zucchini, chicharo or green peas, bean sprout or togue, button mushroom, carrot, broccoli and a bit of nappa cabbage. So what you could ask more?

My noodle plate – iCookiTravel

Noodle plate that was Sunday brunch last week, at home with the kids. Just bought noodles from Turkey Shop near home, they are open on Sundays and Holidays which is unusuall in Vienna. Because on Sundays and holidays all shops and store’s are closed. Cooked with nappa cabbage (Chinakohl), carrots, an organic zucchini from a colleague from her garden and chicken breast sauteed with red onion and garlic seasoned with soy sauce, pepper and chicken broth cube. Served with sliced lemon and buttered toast.

My glas of Beetroots – iCookiTravel

Do you know that drinking beetroots regularly can help or improve diabetes and hypertension?!  I started making juice out of this and drinking every morning with empty stomach before breakfast, hoping that it will help me. Will keep you posted about the result!

Bastardmakrele in german – iCookiTravel

The so called “Bastardmakrele” in german, I don’t know in tagalog but I call it “Horsemackerel” with eggplant, chili, ginger, red onion cooked in vinegar seasoned with salt and pepper. Others says “Pinaksiw” or “Paksiw” and to others “Pinangat” or “Pangat”, what so ever… so freshly cooked from my kitchen bought from Turkey Shop for only 5.99 euro per kilo. That was lunch. Guten Appetit!

Beef Liver with white onion rings – iCookiTravel

A pan fried beef liver with white onion rings seasoned with soy sauce and a little bit of balsamic vinegar just for hubby and me, because our two kids doesn’t eat innards. I ate it with smashed potatoes and cream spinach (not in picture). While hubby had it with rice, what else! Guten Appetit!


How the order you eat your food affects your health:  Studies says; starting our meal by eating vegetables and protein, keeps us fuller than if we ate first carbohydrates.

Soup plate and Rye wholecorn crispbread – iCookiTravel

In this situation today, I got home went direct in my kitchen prepping my soup; boiled some water in a pot dropped some carrots, added beef broth cube, let the carrot half way done then I added napa cabbage and fine noodles before serving dropped two eggs. That was my first meal today after six hours of duty. So all-in-one carbohaydrates because of noodles, some veggies, and eggs for protein. I ate with some Rye wholecorn crispbread with butter. Eating the same food in the opposite order will not feel better after a meal specially for type 2 diabetes. In my today’s situation in which my meal is all-in-one, I don’t think it is the right way to control my blood sugar levels. Blood sugar normally rises after eating, but for people with diabetes it can spike dangerously.  People who spend longer preparing food are healthier, what I did today was a very quick cooking!  Just to have it fast in my stomach. Take it away from me Folks!


The best way to say #thankyouto a friend is through #food 😊 Words cannot express how grateful I am for your kindness, trust and generosity. Thank you so much for being there for me. Ne🤗❤️😘

We all go through hard times in life. Along the path there’s always light waiting to be seen by our daunted hearts.  In this circumstances it was a long time friend of mine who opened my heart and thinking how blessed am I to have them all in my life, sometimes they are the light that shines on my path in some dark phases in life.  Thankful Heart… Happy Wenesday to everyone!

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