Category Archives: Filipino Recipes

Cookie’s Primed Pork Adobo over Veggie Kinilaw

Thanks for another fabulous recipe Cookie.

See cool blog from the talented Primed Cookie here:

From Cookie “This is 3 day old Pork Adobo paired with a Primed Veggie Kinilaw. Lunch was really good



Pork Adobo

1 kg lean pork (kasim with fat sliced off)

2 heads of garlic (crushed)
1 medium onion (sliced)
1 cup chopped tomatoes

3 Tbsp coco vinegar
2 Tbsp soy sauce (or substitute like coconut amino sauce)
3 tsp salt
1 tsp whole peppercorns
3 bayleaves




Put everything in a pot and simmer until tender. About 1 hour. Add water if adobo is too dry.

Best served after at least 1 day”


Other Cool Dishes from Cookie:

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Primed Pinakbet Recipe from Pinoyrunner


My great Primed friend Arnold, aka Pinoyrunner, has another great Filipino recipe for us. Check out the excellent blog of Arnold here:

Pinakbet ingredients
  • 1 Pinakbet Mix of pre-cut squash, eggplant, okra, bitter gourd, string beans, winged beans, tomatoes). (I personally minimize/avoid beans because they are hard to digest. – Chad).
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomatoes
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 8 pcs Anchovies
  • 1/4 squash cut into cubes
  • Primed Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
  • Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
  • Turmeric powder
Pinakbet 1
  • Sautee garlic and onion in Primed VCO
  • Add the Anchovies, stir to mix it with the onion and garlic
  • Add the tomatoes, stir until tomatoes are cooked enough
  • Add the Pinakbet Mix mentioned above
  • Stir and cook for 3 minutes
  • Add the Squash, stir and cook for 5 mins or until the squash is soft enough
  • Add a dash (the more the merrier actually) of Turmeric powder, salt and pepper to taste
  • Cook for 3 more minutes and then add the Malunggay

Pinakbet 3

  • Stir, turn off the stove and cover for a few minutes before serving


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Arnold Zafra is a Primed Filipino Cooking Champ – Paksiw na Bangus

The key to happiness is having your s..t together so well that you then positively influence others around you and make a difference in your community.

Primed Arnold Zafra is an example of a cool Filipino striving to make a difference to enrich his life and those around him. And he is succeeding!

That is cool. That is happiness.

Arnold with Chad

From Chad. – “Selfie with Primed Arnold Zafra & Primed Filipino Pakbet. So good mate. Recipe to be posted soon. Really tasty with eggplant, malunggay, okra, garlic, squash, tomato, Primed Organic VCO among other healthy ingredients. No need for rice as this dish is complete as is. I love it.”

Happy helps someone

Arnold is a great Primed person who has felt the power of real food and wants to share his knowledge to others. Arnold rocks. Arnold will become a regular cook contributor to this blog because he cares. Love your work mate.

From Arnold – “Hi mate. Here is the recipe for another favorite Filipino dish known locally as Paksiw na Bangus. Done the Primed way of course.”


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1 whole Bangus fish cut into 4-5 pieces
1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
4 cloves of garlic sliced
1 onion sliced
Small size ginger smashed and sliced
Bitter gourd cut into small pieces
Primed Organic VCO
Himalayan salt

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Primed Filipino Sisig Rated 6 Stars

I have a confession to make. Despite living in the Philippines for the last 15 years I don’t know how to speak Tagalog, I have never tried Balut (embryo in an egg shell) and I had never even contemplated eating Filipino Pig’s Ear Sisig. Indeed, even if you paid me I probably would not have touched it, let alone eaten it.

Well, all that has changed now and I am a fan of Primed Sisig. Of course I had to tweak the traditional Filipino version to make it healthier with added vegetable and coconut amino sauce instead of the highly processed GMO soy sauce traditionally used.

Is Primed Sisig good? Nope. It’s not good. It’s great. I love it but more importantly Jincky, our helper, loved it.

I also sought a second opinion from Myra and Bill and their 4 boys. They gave it 6 stars!

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Quote from Bill: “We all love the Primed Sisig. Personally I love it with the right spice.”


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Primed Chicken and Pork Adobo with Added Greens

I know Filipino’s LOVE their own cuisine. I also love Filipino dishes such as Primed Kinilaw with Extra Vegetables, but find some do not incorporate enough nutritious vegetables and are overly reliant on rice as a base.

I will try to create delicious and healthy Primed Filipino dishes by substituting non-Primed ingredients with Primed ones, as well as adding non-traditional ingredients to make them a better fuel source for your mind and body. Adobo is one of my favorite dishes so I’ll start with a Chicken, Pork and Wilted Greens Adobo.

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Primed Banana Heart with Home-made Coconut Milk

Populations That Eat a LOT of Coconut Are Among The Healthiest People on The Planet

The best example of such a population is the Tokelauans, which live in the South Pacific. They eat over 60% of their calories from coconuts and are the biggest consumers of saturated fat in the world. These people are in excellent health, with no evidence of heart disease.

I recently learned about Delia (pictured below and looking excellent for 56 years young) who’s grandparents Filamina and Juan Costovo who lived to 100 plus each in the city of Tacloban on the island of Leyte, Eastern Visayas in the Philippines. Farmer's Market

Filamina and Juan ate a lot of coconut products like Coconut Milk, lots of fresh vegetables (especially malunggay), eggs and seafood. Most of these items are high in quality saturated fats. Here is one of their favorite dishes of Banana Heart cooked with Home-made Coconut Milk.

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