Tina’s Tuna Special

spoonful of tuna special

Tina’s Tuna Special

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 medium size bell pepper
  • 1 can tuna ***tuna in vegetable oil works better with this recipe
  • 1 cup cabbage (or broccoli)
  • some spring onions for garnishing

Tina Tuna Sauce

  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup vinegar (any kind)
  • 2 tbsp sugar (brown or white)
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • a dash of white pepper ***mix everything together

Instructions
 

  • Over medium heat, saute garlic, onion, tomato, and bell pepper for 3 minutes.
  • Add in a can of tuna, and the tina tuna sauce. Mix well.
  • Allow it simmer for 2 minutes for the sauce to blend in.
  • Mix in the cabbages or broccoli, and cook for another minute or two.
  • Garnish with spring onions and serve.

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Notes

For bigger serving double the recipe.
Happy eating!

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Canned Tuna Paksiw: One-Pot Meal

Paksiw is a Filipino dish, which means to cook and simmer in vinegar. Over the years, this manner of cooking has evolved to include pork, and chicken meat, and even lechon, but originally fish is the main ingredient.

Nowadays, living in the city and having a hectic life, we are often faced with not having the time to buy and prepare meat or fresh fish. Sometimes, we only have a few minutes to spare, just enough to drop by a convenience store where meats are canned. I’m guilty of this, however, reality bites.

So, I’ve come up with this recipe to solve my time problem and still provide healthy meal for my family. This is a very quick, one-pot recipe; healthy and nutritious.

tuna with bitter gourd

Canned Tuna Paksiw: One-Pot Meal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 large slice of ginger
  • 1 tsp whole peppercorn
  • 1 can tuna ***in vegetable oil works better
  • slices of eggplant
  • slices of bitter gourd ***amount of vegetables depends on your preference

Instructions
 

  • Coat the slices of bitter gourd with salt, and let it sit for at least 10 minutes before thoroughly washing the salt off. This will lessen the bitterness.
  • In a pot, put all ingredients.
  • Over mediun heat, cook and simmer for at least 5 minutes.
  • Taste it. Add sugar, or salt, or vinegar as needed.

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Notes

  1. For bigger serving double the recipe.
  2. The combination of vinegar, sugar, and bitterness from bittermelon should give the recipe a certain tart taste right off the bat, a bit of bitter aftertaste, and a swe
  3. Bitter gourd can be skipped if you dislike it. 
Happy eating!

Super Level Up Instant Noodles with Tuna and Vegetables

Children love noodles. Moms though may have a bit of reservations because, of course, we are concern about its nutritional value. It is definitely a valid, and well founded concern. My kids are no different from those who are so into noodles, in fact, I’ve seen others who eat instant noodles straight from the packet (certainly a no no for me).

However, I know better than to tell my kids not to eat them as they would just sneak around and do it anyway. So, we compromised, and decided that they could have noodles cooked and leveled up.

This upgraded noodle recipe is packed with so much goodies. Eggs, tuna and vegetables are added to provide the needed nutrients. Eggs and tuna are great sources of protien, and vegetables are full of vitamins and minerals. If you are allergic to eggs, this can be skipped. This is a flexible recipe, you can surely experiment with whatever available ingredients you have at home.

instant noodles

Level Up Instant Noodles with Tuna and Vegetables

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 medium size onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup assorted vegetables
  • 1 packet instant noodles you may use the seasoning that comes with it

Instructions
 

  • Boil the noodles as instructed in the packet.
  • Over medium-high heat, saute garlic and onions until translucent and aromatic.
  • Add in the egg, stir constantly until almost cooked.
  • Add in the vegetables and seasonings, mix until half cooked.
  • Add in the noodles, mix and serve.

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Notes

My children love this recipe. I hope you’d enjoy it too.
If you have a version of your own please share it in the comment section.
Happy eating!

4-Ingredient Mango Float without Graham crackers

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Mango float is one of our favorite desserts. It is sweet, creamy, and tasty. It will definitely satisfy you if you’re craving for something sweet and cold. Aside from this, mango float is as easy as 1-2-3. There’s no cooking, heating, or baking needed. All that’s needed is to alternately layer the ingredients in a container, viola…mouth-watering mango float.

In the Philippines, graham cracker is used most of the time. In this recipe though, I experimented and used whole-wheat crackers instead as graham cracker’s hard to get by on this of the world. It turned out well! It’s as delicious as I remember mango float to be.

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mango float dessert

4-Ingredient Mango Float (No Graham Cracker)

Tina Poolan’s Kitchen
Course Dessert
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large ripe mango
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • 250 ml all purpose cream or whipping cream
  • 30 grams whole wheat crackers

Instructions
 

  • Slice the mangoes thinly and set aside.
  • With an electric mixer, blend the cream until thick.
  • Add in the condensed milk, and blend for another minute.
  • Alternately layer the ingredients beginning with the crackers.
  • Chill for at least 6 hours.
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