I already sound like a broken record whenever I recount memories of my past that always find their way connected to FOOD. I have fond memories of my family, my friends, places and events whenever I think of every single dish that is familiar to me. But the past is meant to be cherished and left behind because we should always move on to what is next. I respect that because I moved on embracing everything Italian, from this place that I nested on for my kids and husband. I tried not to look back but cravings from the past jolts me to stop and listen to my needs. Familiarity is important and this dish is a part of what I am.
This is a no-fail dish that binds me with my kids and husband to my past. Adobo (not to be confused with the Spanish one) is the unofficial national dish of the Philippines and there is no one who would say no to it. Versions are innumerable but the original is meat, seafood or vegetables marinated and cooked in soy sauce, vinegar and garlic. Adding pineapples would give it a familiar "Hawaiian" twist as it is popularly known. My adobo has already gone through changes that is agreeable to my whole family. I replaced the vinegar with lemon and lessened the garlic but the adobo taste is still very prominent. Putting them altogether in one rice dish is one very good way of enjoying the adobo. Click on this link to take you to the recipe.
I also develop recipes for SheKnows.com and the recipes I submit to them can be accessed from their site. I thought of sharing the sneak peek here then direct you to the recipe with a link. You can find a list of my other recipes in their site by clicking on this link.