How to make a delicious meatless macaroni salad

I made this for Sam but she's still having end-of-schoolyear fun with friends so she hasn't tasted it yet. It's really just macaroni salad. But because the usual chicken or ham in this very ordinary salad packs it with flavor, you take the meat away and you really have to do … [Read more...]

Adding oomph to vegetable salad

I'm not really a salad person. I prefer my veggies cooked just like most Asians. I don't even like vinaigrette -- I prefer thicker salad dressings. But there are times when a raw vegetable salad is the easiest vegetable dish to fix. Just cut everything, make a dressing, toss … [Read more...]


How to make: Vegan avocado, tomato and onion salad

The avocado was supposed to go into sushi but I cooked all the Japanese rice we had to make oyakudon. Sam looked at the lonely avocado ruefully, suggested that we make a salad with it then she commandeered my computer to search for recipes. But I didn't need any recipe. I … [Read more...]


Rice, bean sprouts and cucumber salad. Serve it warm.

If you still think that a salad necessarily means a dish of assorted raw vegetables tossed with a vinaigrette, click here before attempting to post a comment that the dish in the photos below is not, and cannot be, a salad.That taken care of, let me tell you about this … [Read more...]

How to make: Cucumber and talinum salad

Talinum grew profusely in my grandmother's garden a long time ago. I found potted talinum at the Manila Seedling Bank, grew the plant at home and we've been harvesting the leaves -- for food.Yeah, we're not just growing herbs these days, we're growing vegetables too. … [Read more...]