Homemade Recipes: Spanish Sardines and Black Olives Pasta


Ditch the usual tomato or cream sauce and fancy an oil-based pasta for today’s lunch. Recipe by Karen Humilde

1 bottle of Spanish sardines, scales removed
reserved oil from the bottled sardines
2 medium sized tomatoes, sliced
1 bottle of black olives, drained
olive oil
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium sized onion, minced
1/2 kilo spaghetti or capellini pasta, cooked in package directions
1 pack seasoning mix
salt and pepper
grated parmesan cheese

Serves 3-4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes

1. In a large saute pan, saute onions and garlic in olive oil and the reserved oil from the bottled sardines.
2. Add tomatoes and toss quickly. Add spanish sardines and cook for a minute or two.
3. Toss in cooked spaghetti pasta.
4. Add black olives and seasoning mix. Season with salt and pepper.
5. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese. Serve hot.

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Love.Food.Asia. Chili Sauce 2.0


Love. Food. Asia.

Here´s a recipe for a spicy and also fresh chili sauce made of fresh red chilies from our own garden.

You eat it best with all kinds of meat and fish and use it as an ingredient for many asian dishes.

Time to prepare: 15 minutes

Time to cook: 1 1/2 hours

Servings: 3 glass of sauce


  • 150 g fresh red chilies, chopped
  • 100 ml vinegar
  • 3 medium sized onions, chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tbs palm sugar
  • 4 tbs neutral oil
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 stick lemongrass, cut in 3 cm pieces
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 2 tbs oyster sauce
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 star anise


  • Fry onions and garlic in a small pot until glazed.
  • Add palm sugar and stir until sugar is caramelized.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer on low heat for 1 ½ hours.
  • If sauce is to thick you can…

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Homemade Recipes: Pork Salpicao and Thai Mango Salad

great recipe


Dig in to this tender pork recipe with a perfect contrast of tangy salad. Recipe by Karen Humilde.



For Pork Salpicao
1 1/2 cup pork tenderloin
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup garlic (for toppings)
1/4 cup garlic (for marinade)
1/2 tbsp liquid seasoning
1/4 cup water

For Thai Mango Salad
1 green mango, cut into strips
1 ripe mango (yellow), cut into strips
1/2 cup salted peanuts, slightly toasted
2 teaspoons fish sauce
3 teaspoons white or brown sugar

Serves 3
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes


For Pork Salpicao:
1. Marinate pork in worcestershire sauce, liquid seasoning, garlic, pepper and water. Let it stand for 15 minutes.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Add garlic until cooked but not toasted. Set aside.
3. Using the remaining oil, add the marinated pork and cook for 15 minutes.
4. Top it with cooked garlic. Serve…

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A chef's atlas

Another delicious recipe that I must share is a real Thai favourite- pad Thai. For anyone that doesn’t like spice this is the one dish you are sure to enjoy.

Ingredients for 1 person
Rice noodles, soaked until soft about 80g
Grated carrot about 1/4
Bean sprouts, handful
Tofu, diced about 50g, chicken, prawn can also be used
Shallot, about 1/2
1 Egg
2 tbsp crushed and roasted peanuts
80ml tamarind water
1 tsp palm sugar
1 tbsp chives, chopped
Pinch chilli powder (optional)
2 tsp light soy sauce
1 tsp oyster sauce
1/2tsp black soy sauce


In a bowl mix together both soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, tamarind water, 1tbsp peanuts and set aside


In a wok add a dash of oil along with the shallots, pinch salt and tofu and cook until golden

Push everything to one side of the wok the crack in the egg…

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