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, … [Read more...]

Oats and nuts breakfast muffins


I'm not a fan of oatmeal porridge but I enjoy oats in many other forms -- in cookies and, lately, after I learned to make them because Sam loves snacking on them, in granola bars.And these oats and nuts breakfast muffins actually started with granola … [Read more...]

Cheese-topped skillet potatoes


The potatoes are boiled, cooled and sliced. A skillet is generously smeared with butter. The sliced potatoes are arranged, slightly overlapping, along the outer edge of the skillet. An inner circle of tomato slices follow. And, finally, at the center, … [Read more...]

Vegetarian scrambled “egg” and vegetables pie


The last time we were at The Vegetarian Kitchen, Speedy had a plate of longganisang macau (not real meat, of course) and a "scramble" that looked and tasted like real eggs. The scramble was made with crumbled tofu flavored and tinted with turmeric and … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]