Alana Dawn Stirdivant is a professional makeup makeup artist who has worked with many celebrities and top leading brands in the clothing and makeup industry for many years. As she shares her love for makeup in this intimate blog she also shares many of her other passions from, cooking, DIY crafts, party planning, home schooling, interior design and her newest venture, flipping houses. Sit down, relax and have a great time! xo.

Sinigang Recipe

Sinigang Recipe

My mouth is watering just from looking at the picture above. This is the Filipino soup I made last night. If you guys miss out on my snap. I share a lot of my recipes on there lol. (@AlanaDawn23) Anyway, this is a soup I used to have growing up in a filipino home, Its a sour soup, but not too sour. If that makes any sense. You just have to make it and try it. I made mine in a pressure cooker so I just there everything in there and It was done in 45minute. (because I wanted the meat falling of the bone, otherwise you could get it done sooner.) 

What you need:

  1. 2 TBS Cooking Oil
  2. 1lb of Meat ( I mixed in, Oxtail, with 5 chicken legs, and some thinly sliced beef) 
  3. 4-5 bok choy
  4. .5lbs of green beans
  5. 1 onion
  6. 2 plum tomatos 
  7. 1 lemon
  8. small piece of ginger cut into small pieces.
  9. Daikon 
  10. 2tbs of fish sauce
  11. 4tbs of tamarind paste
  12. 4 cups of water

I love using this Tamarind Paste because its organic, non-gmo, and No-MSG. which makes me happy :) You can purchase online or from Wholefoods market. 

Cooking Directions in a Pressure Cooker or Crockpot:

Pressure Cooker:

  1. chop up all the vegetables: dice tomatoes, onions, and ginger, also cut the green beans in half and cut the slices of daikon in fourths so they aren't so big. 
  2. In the pressure cooker, use about 2 tbs of oil, then saute the onion and meat first until the onion is brown and soft. 
  3. Next pour in about 4 cups of water, 2 tbs of fish sauce, and 4 tbs of tamarind paste, and juice of 1 lemon. Now set the timer for about 25minutes. (you have an option to put in the vegetables in now but they might get too mushy so I like to  cook the meat first.) 
  4. I wait until the 25 minutes is over, let all the steam out, put the rest of the vegetables in and cook it for about 5 minutes. 
  5. and then it is PERFECT! 
  6. Serve with a side of white rice.


Follow steps 1-3 and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours. Then throw all the vegetables in in the last hour. Serve with rice. I purchase the frozen rice from Trader Joes, its ready in a couple minutes. :) 

Thank You for letting me share on of my favorite childhood dishes with you all. hope you enjoy. 


Alana Dawn 

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