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Ate Neng’s Dinindeng

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Sometimes the simplest of food is the tastiest and most nutritious. On my recent trip back home to Manila I got to sample this vegetable dish called”Dinindeng”. Ate Neng kindly showed me how to prepare it. This is the Visayan version of Dinindeng and a staple of her hometown in Rombang, Belison, Antique. To make you will need several kinds of vegetables – alugbati (malabar spinach), saluyot (jute), sitaw (yard beans), talong (eggplant), kalabasa (squash) and okra. First, boil about 4-5 cups water in a medium size pot. Once it…read more

Purple Sweet Potato Fries with Miso Mayo

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You may have noticed I have recently been creating a lot recipes with purple sweet potato. It is considered a superfood because it’s not only delicious but packed with nutritional benefits as well. This recipe is very simple to make. Pre-heat your oven to 425 F. Wash and peel your sweet potato (I used 2 small ones), then cut into strips. Pat dry with paper towels and place in a bowl. Add 1-2 tbsp. olive and oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss everything to coat. Line a baking…read more

Stove Top Grilled Corn On The Cob

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I make it a point to get Jersey corn at our town’s Farmer’s Market during the Summer. They simply are the sweetest corn ever. It’s also not that expensive at 6 for $3.75 . I don’t do anything fancy with it. I usually just boil or grill them. I just discovered that you can grill corn on your stove top. This made it a lot easy for me since I have avoided using our outdoor grill lately, simply because I cannot stand the heat and humidity we have been having….read more

Ground Beef with Bok Choy

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One of the simplest and most satisfying dish you can serve your family. I must admit I made this one night because I was in a hurry. This is a what you can see on a typical Filipino dining table, some kind of meat sautéed with whatever vegetable on hand. Filipino’s like to season their food with fish sauce but I prefer soy sauce. First, saute 1 medium sized finely chopped onion cook until translucent. Then add 2 cloves of minced garlic and cook until fragrant. Add your 1 lb….read more

Vegetable Spring Roll (Take 2)

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Lumpiang Gulay or Vegetable Spring Roll was my very first entry on this blog. That was a little over two years ago. I was new at blogging then and I feel I didn’t do justice to that dish. So here is my new entry. I used the same recipe but gave it a different presentation. As I mentioned previously, this is considered a snack or what we call merienda in Tagalog. My family loves this and I serve it for lunch or dinner with steamed rice and a dipping sauce…read more

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

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After indulging during the Christmas and holiday season I am now trying to include as much vegetables as I can into our meals. I decided to make stuffed zucchini for dinner one day. I used grey squash for this recipe. It is rounder and it has a light green color with silver flecks on it. First, wash your zucchini and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the insides of your squash and set aside. Place your sliced zucchini in a microwave safe dish and add about 3/4 cup water (I…read more

Eggplant Omelet (Tortang Talong)

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I was able to purchase a couple of Italian eggplants at our town’s farmers market. I already knew what I would do with it once I get home, make Tortang Talong ! Torta in the Philippines refers to an omelet made up of eggplant, ground meat or even just potatoes. Eggplant omelet is very simple to prepare. First, roast your eggplant. You can do this by placing it over the flames of your gas stove or broiling it in your oven. Cook until the skin is charred all over and…read more

Zucchini Fritters

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Zucchini and Summer/Yellow squash are a plenty during the Summer months. I usually grab a couple during my Saturday trip to our local farmers market. We usually just eat it grilled with a touch of olive oil or raw in salads. This time around I decided to make fritters with it. I adapted the recipe from Epicurious but I added a small amount of minced onion in mine. This recipe reminded me a bit of the Filipino vegetable fritter Okoy also known as Ukoy which is made up of bean…read more

Lumpiang Hubad

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Lumpia is a dish that was brought by Chinese immigrants to the Philippines. It can either be fried or fresh. It is popularly known as egg roll or spring roll. The Philippines has several lumpia dishes, the most popular is lumpiang shanghai which I blogged about here and lumpiang Gulay or Prito. There is also what you call lumpiang hubad literally translated as naked spring roll. The reason being it is served without a wrapping. It is a mix of different kinds of vegetables stir fried and served with a…read more

Asian Greens Yu Choy and Kai Lan

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Our family has to have a side of greens or salad for dinner. Preparing Asian greens is one of the easiest specially during a school weeknight. One of the Asian greens I regularly serve my family is Kai Lan or Chinese Broccoli. I just usually serve this steamed without any sauce or any kind of seasoning. My girls like it simply prepared. I am fortunate that they are not picky eaters. Last night I decided to jazz it a up a bit. I took a bunch of chinese broccoli and…read more