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I must admit I am not a good cook, I did not inherit even a third of my Mama’s cooking prowess, + having a picky eater toddler does not make things any easier for me. I get those kitchen elbow grease on a daily basis preparing  the dishes I can create {which are only just a handful, really!}, but, sometimes, even I get tired of my own cooking + my taste buds clamor for exciting new tastes. I bet if my little picky eater of a toddler can air his concern, he would definitely say the same thing.

See, I only alternate too few dishes including ground beef with potatoes, ampalaya with egg, nilaga, sinigang, the occasional monggo  + the fried pork chop, fish or hotdogs {my son’s favorite} staple. I know my cooking skills do not look so promising + I have a very dismal menu, that is why I am hoping to hone these skills so I can start dishing out those nutritious + delicious meals that my little man will enjoy. If only I could enroll in a cooking class now, I would!

It was a good thing, though, that there are loads of food/recipe blogs online which I can browse through for cooking inspiration + much-needed instructions. One of which is Filipino Food Recipes. A few months back, a certain spark of inspiration to search for a recipe for paksiw na bangus led me to this blog. This dish is one of my all-time favorites + I really miss the way my Mama cooks it! + what do you know, mine tasted almost exactly like hers. Even my sister agreed!

I never thought cooking paksiw can be this easy. Check out the recipe so you will know exactly what I mean. I also intend to check the site for more recipes of dishes I can cook for my little man the next time I set foot on our diminutive kitchen.