Tagged: chayote (sayote)

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My weekend with Sam

Yes, the title is a play on the movie about the beautiful American actress. And, yes, it's just Sam who's home for the weekend. Alex hasn't been home for many weekends; she's deep into rehearsals and stage set-up, and will... (more)

sam-picadillo

Sam’s picadillo

In 2003, I posted a recipe for picadillo that was such a far cry from the traditional. Instead of ground beef, I hand cut stewing beef into small cubes. And, instead of adding potatoes OR chayote to the beef, I... (more)

pork-chayote-soup

Friday night soup

I often cook up a feast for dinner on Fridays when both girls are home from school and the family is complete. Last Friday, we had the Asian-style chicken lollipops and this pork and vegetables soup. This soup is similar... (more)

halang-halang

Halang-halang

When I first posted a recipe for halang-halang, the only thing I knew about the dish was that it was similar to tinola except for the addition of coconut milk. It turns out -- based on readers' comments -- that... (more)

chicken-picadillo

Chicken soup a la picadillo

Don't confuse Filipino-style picadillo with the Mexican and Cuban picadillo which is a ground beef stew. The Philippine version of the Cuban picadillo is arroz a la Cubana. Picadillo in the Philippines is a soup with small pieces of beef.... (more)