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Zucchini medallions with mozzarella and chili

Ever since I made the meatballs a la parmigiana, I've been wondering how to transform it into a vegetarian dish. Eggplants would turn too soggy if baked or fried then baked again until the cheese topping melted. Other vegetables that could withstand multiple cooking, like … [Read more...]

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Bibimbap-style rice, vegetables and mushrooms

Bibimbap literally translates to "mixed rice." It is an iconic Korean dish that consists of rice topped with sautéed vegetables and chili paste. If it is served in a hot stone bowl topped with raw egg, then, it is called dolsot bibimbap. To eat bibimbap properly, all the … [Read more...]

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Vegetarian stuffed zucchini

I wish that I could write some family anecdote to go with this dish but my head is somewhere else. I'm on a Game of Thrones marathon, I already stayed up all night to watch Season 1, I probably should get some sleep soon but, after posting this, I want to finish Season 2. … [Read more...]

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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...]

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Chili and garlic burgers with vegetables fried rice

In the white chocolate, lemon and poppy seed cake post, there was a question about whether poppy seeds were added to the cake for appearance or taste. I told her it's 90% flavor and 10% appearance. Come to think of it, the visual appeal of poppy seeds is just … [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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Vegan corn and zucchini cakes

When I cooked the eggplant casserole with Béchamel sauce and sharp cheddar for Sam, her comment was that there was only one texture -- the eggplants, Béchamel sauce and melted cheese were all soft. Ah, my merciless critic! But she's also very right. Vegetarian dishes would … [Read more...]