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Vegetarian all-day breakfast sandwich

Vegetarian girl, Sam, is home and a vegetarian breakfast is in order. Taking a cue from something she always says -- that a good vegetarian dish has multiple textures and flavors -- this sandwich that I prepared for her consists of four layers of filling, each with a … [Read more...]

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Corn egg drop soup

There's a storm, you probably wouldn't know that if you're not a resident of the Philippines, classes had been suspended and many parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila, are flooded. We are all stuck at home including Alex's friend, Iya, who was spending the weekend so that … [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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Snow peas and zucchini stir fry

I was planning a very simple stir fry with bits and pieces of vegetables from the fridge so I thought I'd bump up the dish a bit by serving the stir fry with eggs. The idea was to boil the eggs just until the whites were firm but the yolks still runny. The stir fry would be … [Read more...]

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Egg, chili and eggplant fried rice

Family members having different food preferences can challenge any cook. There is a food blogger whose husband was diagnosed with gluten intolerance and, suddenly, her blog became about gluten-free cooking. I am not sure if the transformation was total, if from that point, … [Read more...]

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Cheese and spinach soufflé

I don't know why but, for many people I know, dishes with unpronounceable French and Italian names conjure images of sophistication and awesome sexiness. Like zabaione or soufflé. For some reason, the more tongue-twisting the name of the dish is, the more impressed people … [Read more...]