zucchini-squash-fritters

Squash and zucchini fritters

I debated for an hour on how I should post this recipe. Squash, in the Philippines, is kalabasa and there is only one kind -- squat and round. I'm not sure what the English name is for that variety but, having described it as squat and round, I think I have sufficiently … [Read more...]

italian-vegetable-stew

Italian-style vegetable stew

Vegetables, pesto and tomato sauce. What can be simpler? But a vegetable stew, when properly cooked, is anything but simple. With just the right amount of aromatics, and slow and careful cooking, a vegetable stew is a carnival of colors and aromas and textures. And, by using … [Read more...]

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Mashed potatoes and squash with chopped spinach

I've made mashed potatoes and squash before but not like this. This is Chilean charquicán meets Irish champ (poundies) in an unforgettable symphony of flavors and colors. So good with grilled meat.But before the recipe, a tip. If you're going to boil the potatoes and … [Read more...]

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Pan-grilled chicken and vegetables with pesto

So, now I can confidently post another recipe. The blog went offline for a few hours yesterday afternoon (an issue about incompatible plugins that made the server crash repeatedly), I was aware that people were seeing "forbidden" when they tried to access any page of the … [Read more...]

vegetable-curry

How to cook a creamy and tasty vegetable curry

Vegetable curry is one of my favorite vegetarian dishes. But only when it's cooked right. Meaning? No overcooked soggy vegetables. I want the vegetables cooked through but each piece still able to retain its individual shape. I like my vegetable curry to be ultra creamy, not … [Read more...]

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Squash, potato and carrot chowder

Too many pumpkin recipes popping up on the web these days. I bet I'll see more as Thanksgiving draws nearer. We don't do Thanksgiving in the Philippines and we have squash instead of pumpkin. I've cooked with both and, bias or no bias, squash is sweeter, tastier and … [Read more...]