Shiitake mushrooms and green beans with teriyaki sauce

Next month marks the second year anniversary of Sam's foray into vegetarianism. When she started her journey, there were less than twenty-five vegetarian dishes in this blog and most of them were just side dishes. Today, there are 145 vegetarian recipes and this is the … [Read more...]


Tofu and mushrooms with pickled chilies and onions

Chilies mellow and lose some of their heat when pickled. I didn't know that until yesterday. What chemical magic happens to the chilies, I have no idea. I won't even bang my head worrying about it. The relevant thing here is that the mellow chilies make a wonderful … [Read more...]


Homemade pickled red onions, chilies and cucumbers

Pickled, okay? No canning process here. Just pickling. That means making a vinegar/brine solution and soaking cut vegetables in the liquid. The soaking flavors the vegetables and keeps them crisp and fresh longer.The idea came from a trip to Baguio City early this year. … [Read more...]


Macaroni with red bell pepper sauce

The sauce is a hundred per cent vegan. Toss it with pasta and you have a delicious vegan meal. If your vegetarian regime includes dairy products, top the dish with sprinkled cheese and you double the deliciousness. If you're neither vegan nor vegetarian and you love bacon … [Read more...]


Chickpeas salad with fresh mango

The weekend came and went so fast. One minute, I had two daughters to cook for; the next minute, they were gone again. In the short time that they were home, I cooked dishes that I thought they would enjoy.For Saturday's late dinner, there was crisp fried tilapia, per … [Read more...]


Avocado and pesto rice

Always on the lookout for exciting vegetarian recipes for Sam, I came upon one called green goddess rice by Claire Robinson. Cooked rice is tossed with a paste made with avocado, basil, lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil. That's practically avocado and pesto. I already … [Read more...]


Avocado and pineapple salad

Last week, I asked Speedy to buy avocado so I could make guacamole for Sam to satisfy a week-long craving. He came home with half a dozen avocados, very pleased that he got them cheap. They were perfectly ripe, I just knew that the guacamole would turn out beautifully and … [Read more...]