The Skinny Pot Shobee



My name is Shobee and I was born and raised in the Philippines. I (am  was working in a Trauma 1 hospital here in Kansas, USA.) am working in a Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Center in Bend, OR.  Saying that I am a busy is an understatement; because aside from working full time, I am always striving to be a good mom to my two kids and a good wife to my husband of 16 years.  And then there is blogging… AKA cooking

Blogging/cooking  to me, however, is a fun hobby and a form of financial necessity – I do not want to spend my salary on take out. That is why instead of sleeping in my day off, I choose to cook. I also believe home cooked meals are healthier, since I know what ingredients go into our foods. Oftentimes, I cook in batch to pack it for lunch and to set on the table for the kids to eat when they arrive from school. I also make a lot of freeze able foods  like this Pot stickers and Spring Rolls for immediate meal on lazy days.

Why The Skinny Pot? The name was inspired from the skinny clay pot which my grandma used while cooking. It was a curvy shape and the clay was porous which help to circulate heat and moisture while the food is cooking.  When I was growing up, I spent most of my time in my Lola’s house (Filipino word for Grandma) and this is where I saw her dump all our Fiesta leftover in the skinny pot and for a week, it was repeatedly heated until it emits a pungent aroma… a sign that it is ready to be served as a side dish for our rice. The smell was a contradiction of the taste because boy, that meal was flavorful and strangely, super delicious. And that poignant smell is still  vivid in my memory.

The goal of this blog is to show working and busy moms that DELICIOUS HOME COOK MEALS IS DOABLE EVEN WHEN THEY ARE CRUNCH OF TIME and to share “YOUR” FAVORITE FOODS WITH FILIPINO FLAIR IN THEM. This blog is a delightful dish diary from my Filipino kitchen… there will be a lot of stories and of course, good food. I hope you will jump into cooking with me… xoxo

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12 comments on “About

  1. I just found your blog today. I have tried Arroz Caldo, Bistek, Kare Kare and Champorado on slow cooker and looking to learn more from your recipes. Like you I have multiple children and would like the easiest, healthiest and money saving meals at home. Thank you for sharing

  2. Hi, just happen to accidentally discover your blog,. Just like you I love cooking and trying out new recipes. I’m also an RN working in one of the hospital in CA for 21 years in ICU and decide to switch gear by working in NICU. And on my day off I cook food for my family which I love. I appreciate your God given talent that you share to us. May God always inspire you to feature new dishes for everybody to learn.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I hope that the food I share will ease some of your cooking burdens. I’m trying to share easy recipes here for all of us who are busy workers. Take care and have a great weekend.

  3. Hello Shobee,

    Nice to meet you. You are a wonderful cook and blogger and you have faith in almighty which is really appreciable. I am not someone who knows how to cook but I liked knowing about you. I wish you all the best for 101, blogging and life 🙂

    Love and light <3

    Anand 🙂

  4. You are an amazing mom, wife and blogger. And to think you ALSO work in a Trauma Unit means you must be very special! And now to learn you are also a Christian….somehow I skimmed over that. I’m not a foodie, nor do I cook…my husband is our chef in our family. We don’t like to eat out….So I guess I will help him find some new recipes….

  5. Hi! I just wanted to let you know I am enjoying your blog very much. I was searching Filipino food on foodgawker and saw one of your recipes. I also loved to see you giving God credit and pointing to the Bible! I too have experienced His grace with gluttony (in addition to my forgiveness of sin) I went to a website called settingcaptivesfree.com the free course was The Lord’s Table. Somewhere in there Jesus helped me not feel guilty when I would eat and other times not feel deprived when I didn’t. One of my other favorite websites is http://www.juststopandthink.com . It shares the gospel by video. Check it out.
    Oh and what is a traditional birthday dessert for you? I work with a chef whose birthday is coming up and his wife is back in the Philippines tending to her failing mom. I thought I’d bring a cake or something this week.
    Hope you can help!

    lisa k.

    1. Lisa, thank you so much for enjoying my blog. I will surely check the link you gave me. As for the Filipino birthday desserts, there are so many that I can mention to you but unfortunately, I am here in New York doing my clinical and I am haulting my baking and cooking regimen so I will just refer to you these blog that will surely help you. I enjoy these blogs and I hope you will too. I hope that I will still see you in here when I will be back in the kitchen. God bless you… http://angsarap.net/ and http://blog.junbelen.com/

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