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Kimchi fried rice (bokkeumbap)

Leftover kimchi was cut into small pieces then stir fried with day-old rice. Topped with an egg, fried sunny side up, and garnished with nori, it makes a tasty and filling meatless meal.Was the kimchi home made? No, but next time it probably will be. I've never really … [Read more...]

beans-oats-nuts-burger

A vegetarian burger with beans, oats and nuts

It's Friday, vegetarian daughter Sam is home and I made vegetarian burgers for her. The patties were made with mashed beans, toasted rolled oats, nuts, sesame seeds, chopped bell peppers, garlic, panko and egg. The seasonings were basic -- sea salt, Himalayan black salt and … [Read more...]

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...]

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Bean burgers with guacamole

Mashed beans, herbs, spices and the right seasoning make wonderful vegetarian burgers. And they are so good served with guacamole on the side. It's a meal that I prepared for Sam about three weeks ago. I thought I had accidentally deleted the photos (I use Aperture) and … [Read more...]

corn-zucchini-cakes

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...]

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Ovo-vegetarian fingerling sweet potatoes with aioli

In Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten made a dish of boiled fingerling potatoes that she served with aioli for dipping. Speedy and I adored the idea but decided that our version would have sweet potatoes instead. Not only are sweet potatoes cheaper, they are also healthier -- at … [Read more...]

lettuce-egg-salad

How to make: Ovo-vegetarian lettuce and egg salad

When I was in grade school, my lunchbox often contained a lettuce and egg salad with plain mayo for dressing. It's the simplest thing, really, but when paired with grilled pork or chicken, the effect was just wonderful. I was in the supermarket earlier today, there were lots … [Read more...]