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Baked potato wedges with yogurt and cheese

Over three and a half years ago, I asked my daughters which among the dishes I've cooked for them they liked best. Alex chose the baked salmon with buttered vegetables; for Sam, it was the baked creamy chicken with potatoes.A little over two years ago, Sam turned … [Read more...]

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Egg-topped sweet potatoes braised in tomato sauce

Sam found the inspiration for this dish on Pinterest. The original recipe is a baked dish. Our oven is large and pre-heating it takes forever so I decided to make a stovetop version. The sweet potatoes were cooked in chunky tomato sauce and, when they were done, I cracked … [Read more...]

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Vegetarian stuffed bell peppers with fresh tomato sauce

Sam's very late lunch yesterday. I stuffed a huge green bell pepper with a mixture of cooked rice, mushrooms, chopped onion, minced garlic, paprika, grated cheese and parsley, put the pepper in the oven then smothered it with homemade tomato sauce. To finish it off, more … [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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...]