eggplant

Pan-grilled eggplants with tomato sauce and cheese

Easy, tasty, filling, vegetarian. When Speedy went to the condo to bring supplies for the girls, I sent this grilled eggplant dish for Sam. There are two older versions of this recipe in the archive but this is so much better and so much faster to prepare.Why better and … [Read more...]

hot-garlic-eggplants

Hot garlic-ginger eggplants

We had this hot garlic-ginger eggplants as a side dish for our pan-grilled liempo. But it is filling and tasty by itself so it can be served as a main dish for vegetarians and vegans. What's in it? Lots of garlic and ginger. And my preferred chili sauce -- Sriracha. … [Read more...]

eggplant-pomodoro-pasta

Eggplant, pesto and pomodoro spaghetti

Tomato (pomodoro, in Italian) sauce is great by itself especially to toss pasta with. It's rustic and comforting, and visually stimulating to boot. But plain tomato sauce can be even better -- tastier with layers of flavor that blend so seamlessly that you can't tell where … [Read more...]

eggplant-chili-casserole

Layered eggplant and chili, lasagne style

When Sam dreams up a recipe, I pay attention. It's not easy inventing vegetarian recipes for her so when she takes the initiative to create a dish in her head and she describes how it should be executed, it's a lot of help. Well, except when her ideas are too complicated. … [Read more...]

poqui-poqui

Poqui-poqui, an Ilocano egg and eggplant dish

I have a second version for cooking poqui-poqui. We loved the first version (on page two of this post) but this one is really so much tastier. What's the difference between the first and second versions? First, the addition of a bit of pesto and mayonnaise to the beaten … [Read more...]

rice-egg-eggplant-terrine

Sushi-style rice, eggs and teriyaki eggplants terrine

I have a confession to make. I spend twice as much time and effort on Sam's vegetarian meals than I do with our normal omnivorous meals. In fact, I'm almost obsessing. Why? It's a bit complicated.Sam has lost weight. Probably not surprising. No one can jump from a highly … [Read more...]

masala-rice

Masala rice with oyster mushrooms and vegetables

A couple of months ago, a neighbor gave me boxes of masala mixes. I used one, got shocked with the heat, so the second box stayed in the fridge for a while probably waiting for me to muster enough courage to take on the heat challenge again.I felt brave enough yesterday so … [Read more...]