Welcome to my mothers’ kitchens!
My name is Magida. I have been cooking for as long as I can remember; starting from my own mom’s kitchen in the Far East (Philippines) and extending it to the kitchen of my mom-in-law in the Middle East (Saudi Arabia). While spending time in my own humble kitchen (oh yes, I do have my own 😊), I continue to notice the similarities and differences in the pantries and cooking of my two moms. I find them interesting and challenging, so I celebrate those. These are what you would see mostly in this website.
I was born in the Philippines and I moved to Saudi Arabia as an OFW. Destiny had taken over plans, I have now been happily married to a good-looking, intelligent, warm and you-name-it Saudi man we fondly call “Baba,” and we have 3 children. Yes, I have been blessed. I am an HR practitioner in an oil & gas company, and manage to visit the Philippines at least once a year with my family.
My love for food is expressed in the phrase “I would try anything once.” From my mothers’ kitchens, I also exuberantly enjoy different foodies in my international travel, and I try google-ing and cooking them when I return home.
You will find some Far Eastern and Middle Eastern recipes in this blog – understandably from kitchens of my mothers’, some international dishes, and mostly “in-betweens” — which are new recipes that I come up with in my attempt to experiment.
I would not try to impress you with hard-to-find ingredients, nor would I confuse you with hard-to-understand instructions. I believe in simplifying things, including cooking. Well, some recipes take time to cook, that’s different. Whichever the case maybe, I am sure you will enjoy them, as much as I do!
Welcome again to my mothers’ kitchens — where my own kitchen was born.