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Mixed vegetables with honey-yogurt-mustard sauce

It's really the sauce that makes this dish distinctive. The combination of vegetables is very much changeable. You can even use only one variety of vegetable; cauliflower or broccoli are great choices. I just went with a combination because Sam prefers her food like that … [Read more...]

stuffed-zucchini

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...]

eggplant-chili-casserole

Layered eggplant and chili, lasagne style

When Sam dreams up a recipe, I pay attention. It's not easy inventing vegetarian recipes for her so when she takes the initiative to create a dish in her head and she describes how it should be executed, it's a lot of help. Well, except when her ideas are too complicated. … [Read more...]

poqui-poqui

Poqui-poqui, an Ilocano egg and eggplant dish

I have a second version for cooking poqui-poqui. We loved the first version (on page two of this post) but this one is really so much tastier. What's the difference between the first and second versions? First, the addition of a bit of pesto and mayonnaise to the beaten … [Read more...]

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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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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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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, chopped bell pepper and … [Read more...]

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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 Himalayan black salt. … [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...]