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Welcome to Casa Baluarte. A blog with simple and tasty home-cooking Filipino recipes from your Ilongga Foodie/Cook of Orange County, California. For questions about this blog email Contact@tigabaluarte.com

Ginataang Kalabasa with Shrimp and Malunggay Recipe

Ginataang Kalabasa is one of my favorite dish. Kalabasa cooked thick in coconut milk, shrimp and malunggay leaves. Also known as Nilatik in Ilonggo. See below related post on how to cook Ginataang Kalabasa.

Chicken Sopas Recipe

Chicken Sopas is one of the soup that Filipinos like to eat anytime of the day. It is a rich chicken noodle soup made with flaked chicken, elbow macaroni and more. Check out this easy recipe using simple ingredients and healthier version.

Inihaw na Tuna Panga

Inihaw na Tuna is a popular dish in the Philippines. The best part to grill is the jaw or panga in Filipino. This recipe is not only easy to make but also very delicious. There are many ways you can make this but here is a simple version.

Squid Adobo Recipe

Squid Adobo or Adobong Pusit is a popular Filipino dish cooked adobo style and also my favorite. Check out simple step by step recipe below.

Fried Pork Chops Recipe

Here is a Fried Pork Chop recipe that is easy to make and very delicious. You won't need much ingredients and I bet ingredients needed are already in your pantry.

Filipino Picadillo

Filipino Picadillo also known as Ginisang Giniling is one of those easy to make recipe. Simple yet full of flavor. There are many ways of cooking this but here is a simple version.

Chicken Adobo with Ginger and Honey Recipe

Chicken Adobo with Ginger and Honey is a delicious dish. This recipe is same as cooking a regular Filipino adobo but with honey and minced ginger for additional taste. A must try easy recipe for everyone to love.

Beef Mechado Recipe

Beef Mechado is made by stewing meat in tomato sauce with potatoes, carrots and bell pepper. It is similar to Kaldereta or Afritada because of the base ingredients used. Beef Mechado is a delicious beef stew best eaten with steam rice.

Linguine with Clams Recipe

Linguine with Clams is one of my favorite and easy to make pasta. There are many ways you can make this but here is a simple version. For me, when cooking "the simpler the better".

Red Beans and Pork Recipe

Red Beans cooked in Pork is one of my favorite way of cooking beans. This recipe is made with red beans, pork belly, langka (jackfruit) and malunggay leaves. If you like beans then you have to give this recipe a try.