About Me

// I am a filipina currently living in Seattle.  I was born in the Philippines and have lived there for 22 years. I took a big step and moved to Seattle where I now live.  Since then, I developed a love for food and photography.  Though I am not a chef, I enjoy cooking and trying out delicacies everywhere I go.  I believe that food is a reflection of culture and what better way to dig deep into one’s culture than to eat their food.  Some of my fondest and treasured memories were shared with my family and friends around our dining table. This blog is about food yes, but more than that, it is about creating memories you surround yourself with. This blog will also track my journey to taking better pictures.  I love collecting cookbooks and looking at creative food shots which gives life to the words of the recipe. It was love at first sight for me.

Hungry brownie is where I share my culinary adventures and my journey through the world of food photography.  During my free time I love to read cookbooks and eat ice cream.  My cooking buddy is my cat, Parsnip.  Feel free to contact me at hungrybrownie12@gmail.com



51 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Kumusta? Great Blog!

  2. Billie Jean said:

    Hi Elaine! I absolutely love all the photos on your blog. Wow moving from the Philippines to the states is huge, what was the reasons if you don’t mind me asking you that? Thanks for following me back.

    • Thanks Billie! I appreciate your comments 🙂 I moved to the US because of a job, and stayed here for good because I got married to one of the most amazing man! thanks for checking out my blog 🙂

  3. Hi Elaine! loved your blog. i also love cooking.

  4. Discovering the Dortches said:

    Hi Elaine! Thanks for checking out my blog! I wanted to see what you were about and I LOVE your passions! 🙂 BEAUTIFUL pics and great recipes. I can’t wait to try the chicken adobo because I’ve only had it once and it was delicious. My dad is Hawaiian and I love it when he makes Filipino food (Unfortunately, he’s never written down any recipes). Thanks and I’ll be back to check out your recipes!! 🙂

    • Thanks Kerri! chicken adobo brings me back to my hometown and I hope you will like the recipe! There are many variations and this particular one was how my mom make it. Let me know if you have any questions! Looking forward to reading your blog as well 🙂

  5. Love your blog – such beautiful photography and styling! 🙂

  6. What a beautiful blog, I am totally becoming a follower:) And thanks for checking out mine too!

  7. Great blog!! Love the gallery and pics – and thanks for the like! 🙂

  8. Such beautiful pictures! Will definitely be stopping back. Thanks for the like!

  9. it’s good to connect with fellow Filipinos…thanks for visiting my blog. I love your pictures so much. i love food very much, but i am struggling with taking pictures of them…hehe 🙂

    • love love your snapshots! I am still learning myself with food photography but what I’ve learned so far is to experiment with angles and make sure you have the best light 🙂 will be checkin’ out your blog for updates

  10. Hello kababayan! 🙂 thanks for liking one of my posts. Following yours 🙂 -Jonah

  11. It's a BEEautiful Life said:

    Hi Elaine! Thanks for stopping by my posts. I’m happy I meet a lot here in wordpress! Looking at you photos and recipes post makes me hungry! 🙂

  12. Your food photography is BEAUTIFUL!!! Truly magazine worthy. Thanks for sharing!

  13. vezinak said:

    I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Check it out here: http://omnomnombakedgoods.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/liebster-blog-award/

    By accepting the award, it would be nice for the blogger to:

    1. Acknowledge the person that gave the award and link back to their blog.
    2, Copy and paste the award to your own site.
    3. Share the award with 5 blogs of your choice and let them know by commenting on their blog.

  14. Nice blog!

  15. Hi Elaine! Your blog is wonderful! I, too, am Filipina and I lived in Seattle for almost 3 years – from 2001 to 2004. It’s still one of my favorite cities. I’ll be following you.


  16. Thanks for the “like”. 🙂

  17. Beautiful posts and photos. I love finding more Seattle Foodies. What are some of your new favorite restaurants in town?!

  18. Your food photography is beautiful, professional. I’m in Hawaii, but have relatives in Seattle, so get there occasionally and will have a chance to try some of the restaurants mentioned.

  19. I’m interesting to your blog. So Glad to know you, Elaine 🙂

  20. Hey! Thanks for liking one of my posts. I tracked you down here because the picture you used on your thumbnail resembles one of my closest friends in college who’s also named Elaine. hah! And look at what I have found, your blog is awesome and your food styling is really nice. I see you have quite a repertoire of food over here. Mas na excite ako when I learned you’re Pinoy! yay! Now following your blog and I’m looking forward to going over page after page of posts. Mabuhay!

    • Hi Janis! I lot of special memories came to mind when I saw your post about “taho” – makes me want to cuddle up with my family back home! thanks for following my blog! am your follower too 😉

  21. Hi, off topic – I have allowed me to nominate your blog to a Word Press Blog Award
    – to show that I love to follow this blog … 😉


    Have a nice day… 😉

  22. Great post and beautiful pics blog… I like and follow your blog..
    Have a wonderful day.

  23. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a “like”! I’m so glad it brought me to your blog- it’s wonderful. 🙂 I’m a total foodie, too, and now I really want to do your foodie penpal thing! Incidentally, I just read that you’re in Seattle, where I used to eat delicious Nanaimo bars. I’m in Luang Prabang, Laos right now, and less than a block from my guesthouse is a coffeeshop that sells them!! I can’t even get them at home in Chicago, but they’re here in Laos. Amazing. 🙂 Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

  24. awesome blog!!

  25. Hi there 🙂 you have a wonderful blog and I really really love your photos! 🙂 so I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award 🙂 http://sweetsandbrains.wordpress.com/2012/07/29/one-lovely-blog/

  26. Hey! I love your blog and your recipes so I nominated you for the Liebster Award, you can see all of the information here –> http://mygoodmorning.com/2013/05/23/woo-my-first-award-a-thank-you-to-everyone/

  27. i love your style!

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