Let’s talk Veggies! Do you know what is very challenging about eating vegetables? It’s the preparation, the time and the commitment needed to prepare and cook them, regularly. We all know that eating more fruits and vegetables is good for our body. How do we make it more accessible or easier to prepare, though? Well, … More Oven-Roasted Garden Vegetables: An intimate struggle to eat healthy
I only knew one kind of eggplant growing up in Manila – the eggplant that my mother used to cook or buy from the public market. Little did I know; there are so many varieties of eggplant to this day. The most popular variety available to most Americans is Italian eggplant. Based on Specialty Produce … More EGGPLANT SKILLET CASSEROLE: Removing traces of a shady past, the eggplant story.
What else can you do with Zucchini besides baked-roasting or grilling? That was precisely my thought when I saw a bunch of golden zucchini in the breakroom at work. Zucchini is a summer squash that grows abundantly in a short period usually couple of months after planting. It should be harvested and eaten while the … More Zucchini Parmesan Fries
Stir-fried vegetable is always a staple side dish in any Asian meal. I don’t know about other Filipino household back then, but I grew up with my mother cooking lunch and supper with a triad of stir-fried vegetable, steamed rice, and meat or fish for the main dish. It’s like a holy trinity of Filipino … More Bokchoy and Ham Stir-Fry
Gluten Free/Vegan/Vegetarian What would you do with all that leftover pumpkins from the Halloween? Don’t throw it all away, save some for this fall-licious side dish recipe. Great as side dish to any meal.
Gluten, Soy, Sugar, Grain, & Dairy-Free This is my version of Summer Squash Braised in Coconut Milk (Ginataang Kalabasa in Filipino) I used summer squash because it’s in season and a friend gave them to me.