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Easy Matcha Cookies Recipe

Easy Matcha Cookies Recipe

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 | 0 comments

I’ve been seeing matcha flavored donuts, ice creams, and smoothies pop up all over the place recently.  They all tastes really good, I personally love Starbucks’ Green Tea Crème Frappuccino.  My son, Ruben calls it alien drink and can finish a tall glass fast.  

I’ve been also seeing matcha cookies everywhere but haven’t tried it out, curious how divine it tastes like, I thought I make one at home. :)

Matcha Cookies recipe
The flavor of matcha is somewhat grassy, slightly sweet and a bit bitter. It’s different than the tea you find in bags. Matcha tea is tea leaves ground to a very fine powder.  

I bought my matcha powder at All About Baking in Congressional Avenue, 250 grams costs Php450.   It’s expensive but it’s worth it. :) 

Making matcha cookies is no different in making any ordinary cookies. Check out my step by step instructions here and do not forget to watch the video I placed above. :)


1. Combine 2 cups all-purpose flour and 3 tsp matcha green tea powder in a large bowl.

matcha cookie recipe2. In a separate bowl, combine 3/4 cup unsalted butter and 2 egg yolks , beat until smooth and creamy. 

3.Add 1 cup powder sugar and blend until soft and light. Add the flour and matcha green tea powder mix and blend until the dough is smooth. Add peanuts (optional).
4. Bake the cookies at 350F (175C) degrees for about 12-15 minutes, or until the edge of the cookies starts to get slightly golden brown.

Serve and enjoy!

It’s buttery and crumbly and tastes really, really good.  

Easy Matcha Cookies Recipe

2 cups all purpose flour
3 tsp. matcha green tea powder
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup powder sugar
2 large egg yolks
1/2 cup peanuts (optional)

1. Combine 2 cups all-purpose flour and 3 tsp matcha green tea powder in a large bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, combine 3/4 cup unsalted butter and 2 egg yolks , beat until smooth and creamy.
3.Add 1 cup powder sugar and blend until soft and light. Add the flour and matcha green tea powder mix and blend until the dough is smooth. Add peanuts (optional).
4. Bake the cookies at 350F (175C) degrees for about 13-15 minutes, or until the edge of the cookies starts to get slightly golden brown.
5. Serve and enjoy.

You have to try this Easy Matcha Cookies Recipe soon!  If you try it, don’t forget to share your picture on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with #joybites.  Thank you so much for reading, and till next time!

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Steamed Lapu-Lapu Using Simple Touch Food Steamer

Steamed Lapu-Lapu Using Simple Touch Food Steamer

Posted by on Jun 10, 2016 | 12 comments

I never realized  that there are so many advantages to owning a food steamer that I started wondering why I waited so long to get one. 

Ever since I got the Simple Touch Food Steamer I started steaming most of our food, even hotdogs! Yes, hotdogs! :)

I just learned that steaming is one of the most nutritious ways of cooking food, because it allows the boiling water to vaporize into steam, and this steam heats the food without removing its nutrients. The food always stays separate from the boiling water and this results in a moist texture of food.  Unlike boiling, where the process can leach your food of nutrients.

Food Steamer

My first, steamed dishes using the Simple Touch Food steamer are: steamed lapu-lapu, mixed vegetables, and store-bought siomai.  You can find my recipe of steamed lapu-lapu just below this post.

Simple Touch Food Steamer

Food Steamer

I steamed everything using my new Simple Touch Food Steamer.

simple touch food steamer

This steamer is a wonderful choice when you’re looking to quickly and efficiently cook delicious and nutritious meals for the whole family. It has a three tier design makes it easy to steam various food at the same time, such as meat and vegetables, or seafood.  

It has a transparent sides which I personally enjoy because I can see the food being cooked. 

My favorite features are the water level indicator, LCD display, and the keep warm. :)

I like the water level indicator because I find it very helpful to make sure I will not overflow it or run out of water in the process.

Food Steamer

The LCD display lets me know when the device is on, and what cycle it’s set to.

Simple Touch Food Steamer

I also find the keep warm feature to be very effective, it  keeps the steamed dishes at the ideal temperature while I set the table or wait for the other meals to be prepared.

Simple Touch Food Steamer

I’m so glad I finally got myself a food steamer.  My next menu are: steamed tofu in soy sauce, steamed spareribs with black bean sauce and some steamed kangkong. :)  Watch out for my steamed recipes soon.  

My next kitchen appliance purchase would be a slow cooker — I wonder how these wonderful kitchen appliances would streamline my cooking time. :) .

***Simple Touch Appliances has an ongoing promo, just visit the Simple Touch Appliance Pop Up Kitchen at S&R, BGC for the whole month of June 2016. Join their Snap Shot promo to win a 3-Layer Steamer.  Check the details in their Facebook Page 


Steamed Lapu-Lapu Recipe
  1. 1 300-gram lapu-lapu, scaled and gutted
  2. 2-3 stalk leek
  3. 100 grams ginger, sliced, divided
  4. 1 small red onion, sliced, divided
  5. 1 small red bell pepper, sliced, divided
  6. salt, to taste
  7. pepper, to taste
  8. 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  9. 3 tablespoons sesame oil, plus more for drizzling
  10. 2 tbsps lemon or calamansi
  1. Clean the fish thoroughly under water. Place the fish on the aluminum foil.
  2. Stuff fish with half the ginger, leeks, bell pepper and red onions, scatter remaining on top. Season with salt, lemon juice and pepper.
  3. Drizzle soy sauce and sesame oil all over the fish.
  4. Wrap the fish securely to make sure the juices will not spill during the cooking process.
  5. Place fish in a steamer. Steam for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy.


 Thank you for dropping by!  Enjoy your home-cooked meals! :)




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Barbecue Basting Recipe Sauce

Barbecue Basting Recipe Sauce

Posted by on Jun 4, 2016 | 0 comments

Sometimes it’s good that you run out of something in the kitchen, it test your resourcefulness and creativity.  

Since, the school will open soon I thought of starting my 2016 best baon ideas series, just like what I did in 2015.  

In my list, I wrote first — 1. Barbecued Chicken Breast. Everything was ready except the barbecue sauce! Ooops…

Little did I know that I just threw the empty bottle last week. I was left with nothing, so I thought to improvise, I don’t want to mess up my list and I want to stay in my scheduled post, I will use whatever is available in my kitchen!   

And surprise, I surprised my myself! Yehey!

I made a delicious Barbecued Chicken Breast using my very own barbecue basting recipe.  You have to check below for the complete recipe and while you scroll down I want you to enjoy the photos I just did.  I have been absent from food photography for a few weeks and I consider it as a comeback! Enjoy! :)

chicken baon recipe

baon idea

barbecue recipe


Barbecue Basting Recipe Sauce
  1. 500g chicken breasts
  2. 1 tsp Jolly Tomato Paste
  3. 3 tbsp ketchup
  4. 2 tsp brown sugar
  5. 1 1/2 tsp grated or diced garlic
  6. 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce
  7. salt and pepper to taste
  8. 1/2 cup cooking oil
  1. 1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for basting.
  2. 2. Mix until incorporated.
  3. 3. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  4. 4. Grill or pan fry your chicken, flip and grill until cooked through.
  5. 5. About 5 minute before chicken is done, brush with barbecue sauce.

 Do you have your own barbecue basting recipe share it with me too!  :)

Thank you for reading ladies and gents! Have an awesome weekend! :) 




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