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Kare-kare

A rich stew of ox tail, face, leg, tripe or all of them together, and a variety of vegetables in a sauce flavored and thickened with roasted ground peanuts (peanut butter is ... (more)

pork-beans3

Pork and beans

It's been rainy for days. I like how the weather has cooled although I feel so sorry for those who have been caught in flash floods and traffic jams. Story of life in the ... (more)

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Lentils and split chickpeas stew

I knew I was going to cook lentils for dinner but wasn't exactly sure how because I had never cooked lentils before. Printed on the package of the dried lentils was a recipe ... (more)

beef-spinach-stew

Beef and spinach stew

Time for stews. Tradition says beef and red wine go together; I say it's a ridiculous rule. You can cook beef in white wine to make a delicious stew. And this is the ... (more)

dinuguan

Dinuguan (pork and blood stew)

Dinuguan comes from the root word dugo, or blood. This dish is so named because it is a stew made with the blood of a freshly-slaughtered pig. Traditionally cooked using a ... (more)

chicken-bean-stew

Chicken and bean stew

I like beans. I even like canned pork and beans -- occasionally. Beans with tomato sauce is uncomplicated and comforting. But there has to be some meat to go with them and I'm ... (more)

korean-beef-stew4

Korean beef stew*

I’ve often been asked, mostly by Filipinos based abroad who intend to vacation in the country, to suggest restaurants where they can take their families. I’ve shied away from ... (more)

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Thai chicken curry

Chicken curry is a dish that I grew up with. But the chicken curry of my childhood was just a coconut milk based stew made yellow with curry powder. Homey and really ... (more)

callos1

Callos, beef tripe and leg stew

I had an old callos recipe. But I had been experimenting and this new one, my third recipe, is definitely much better. I used sun dried tomatoes. Ah, the flavor is just ... (more)