On #deafblindawarenessweek and Helen Keller’s birthday, I also want to celebrate my middle sister Monica, who graduated from @perkinsvision DeafBlind Program in 2005. Monica lives each day with vibrancy and humor, and has made our lives brighter and infinitely richer. . Sharing a few pics from recent years. Monica loves taking family pictures, meeting new friends, tickling people, blowing out birthday candles (even if it’s not her birthday), and holding hands with her favorites (usually @marlon.yap and @hey.nagy ) 💕. . She also loves cake and I’m tagging some of her (and my) favorites in Manila 🎂 - strawberry shortcake from @thepastrycart. - mango creme brulee from @thepastrycart. - mango tres leches from @bellefleurbybeatrix. - brazo de mercedes from @pasteleria_manila. Thank you to these wonderful bakers whose desserts are expressions of love for my family, especially when I’m so far away!
Coconut Ice Cream Pie and a little Father’s Day tribute for my dad #ontheblog 🥥🍦
53 years ago, our interracial marriage would have been illegal in America. Thank you the Lovings and to so many others before us who have been fighting for what is right. Let’s continue fighting the good fight ✊🏽. . 📷 by the incredible @briansamuelsphotography. . #lovingday
✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻. . Art by @ohhappydani
BLACK LIVES MATTER. Let’s get to work. 🖤
Black Lives Matter artwork by @sacree_frangine. . How can we help NOW? Be compassionate. Listen. Use your privilege. Donate. Support black owned businesses. Protest. Stay vigilant. . Take care and be good to each other, everyone. 🙏🏽
Mini Carrot Cupcakes 🥕. . I love this easy recipe from @chopchopkids, a fun cooking magazine that teaches & inspires families to cook and eat real food together. I made minis because I don’t have regular-sized cupcake tins (I know, I’m shocked too) but I’m glad I did because they turned out SO CUTE! Perfect for snacking and most likely tomorrow’s breakfast. . #recipe linked in profile, and the link to their Free Resources is in the comments section 👇🏽
Here is a no-bake Black Forest Icebox Cake that only requires five ingredients 🍒🍫🍰. . Happy Mother’s Day to my mom! We may be apart but we are always together 💕
Filipino-style soft scrambled eggs with tomatoes, served on top of white rice, garnished with scallions and chili oil. Missing spam 🇵🇭. . To make the eggs: 1. In a small non-stick pan over medium heat, cook tomatoes (10-12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half) in olive oil, until tomatoes burst easily and are almost jammy, about 6-8 mins. 2. Add two large eggs, and using a silicone spatula, break the yolks and mix right in the pan until yolks and whites are well combined. 3. Let the eggs cook for 20 sec or so, then start moving the eggs around using small circular motions, until the eggs are barely set. 4. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and serve immediately 🍳serves one, but recipe is easily doubled (or tripled!)
Vegan Chocolate Cake (no eggs! No dairy!) with a Non-vegan Fudge Frosting (milk chocolate! Condensed milk!) 🍫. . This cake is cheery and chocolatey. A bright spot in a seemingly eerie world. A perfect little slice for these imperfect times.