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What's The Difference: Kalabasa Vs. Pumpkin

A kalabasa is not a pumpkin.
Two of the most popular Yummy.ph recipes of 2020 were kalabasa recipes: the ginataang kalabasa with SPAM and and kalabasang okoy. Kalabasa is a local variant of squash that is affordable and plentiful. It's a hearty vegetable that, when cooked, is sweet, tender, and ...

What's The Difference: Cucumber vs. Zucchini

These two vegetables are commonly mistaken for each other!
We know this has happened to you: you grab what you thought was cucumber only to discover it's not a cucumber at all! It's another vegetable altogether. It's a zucchini.  It happens and it's not just you! These two vegetables, the cucumber and the ...

Top Gulay Recipes of 2020: Ginisang Ampalaya, Veggie Sinigang, and Kalabasang Ukoy

Filipino vegetables for Filipino recipes.
Filipinos love their meaty dishes, especially those made with pork and chicken, but that's not to say we don't have a love for vegetables. In fact, the vegetable recipes that resonate the most with us are those that we cook everyday. Classic recipes such ...

Lutik Recipe

This Ilonggo recipe is similar to the ginataang kalabasa.
You'll love this extra special combination of squash, pork, shrimp, and coconut if you love the ginataang kalabasa. Lutik is a classic Ilonggo dish enjoyed by many households in Bacolod, Iloilo, and the Negros island in the south. It’s very similar to the traditional ginataang ...

Is Kalabasa Different From A Pumpkin?

Pumpkins are scarce in the Philippines but this is just as good.
It’s that time of the year when the rest of the world celebrates Autumn and pumpkin season. For us in the Philippines though, we may encounter a few imported pumpkins in the groceries, but we generally still pick up squash instead. Is squash ...

All The Gata + Kalabasa Recipes You Need

Ginataang kalabasa isn't the only dish you can make.
Coconut milk, or gata, is widely used in Asian cuisine, and it makes kalabasa and other ingredients sweet, creamy, savory, and definitely delicious. You can do so much with even just a quarter of a whole kalabasa, or squash, yet this hearty vegetable seems to ...

WATCH: How to Make Ginataang Manok at Kalabasa Recipe

It's a favorite for a reason!
This Filipino chicken dish is a hearty dish that's easy to prepare. Most of the ingredients are likely to be in your kitchen already! Simmer gently when cooking the coconut milk and you'll get a chicken dish that's creamy and flavorful—you'll want to ...

Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe

Never thought you could add squash to mac and cheese?
Squash in mac and cheese? You need to try it. The secret is in the mix of miso paste (for the salty cheesiness) and vinegar (for the sourness). You can even use leftover sauce as a dip! ...

Roasting is the Best Thing You Can Do to Kalabasa

Roasting gives it extra flavor.
Almost anything that’s been roasted is going to be extra flavorful: it's the easiest  way to get the most out of your ingredients. When meat or veggies have been browned to perfection, you get wonderfully crisp, tasty bits.That’s why roasting even the ...

WATCH: How to Make Squash Soup Using Your Blender

Take out the blender, it's time to make a comforting bowl of squash soup!
You can use your blender to make a quick, healthy, and satisfying bowl of squash soup!2-3 tablespoons butter, divided¼ cup onion, chopped¼ cup celery, chopped½ kilogram squash, cut into cubes1½ cup water½ teaspoon cumin½ teaspoon paprikasalt and pepper to taste2 tablespoons olive ...

Chicken and Squash with Rice Recipe

Chicken and vegetables over rice? This is a complete meal!
Try this chicken recipe: pair chicken with soft squash and beans, then serve with rice. You'll have a hefty dinner ready in no time at all.  ...

Squash Pancakes with Peanut Butter Drizzle Recipe

These pancakes have crisp edges! Make them for breakfast.
Breakfast and brunch can be extra special with these squash pancakes! Make a sweet peanut butter drizzle to go with the pancakes.  ...

Creamy Squash Pasta with Beef Recipe

This pasta dish is tossed in a sauce made up of creamy, smooth roasted squash.
This pasta dish is tossed in a sauce made up of creamy, smooth roasted squash. No oven? No problem! Sauté kalabasa in oil, add a little water, cover, and let cook until softened. Then mash as needed. Add beef strips to make it ...

Ginataang Manok at Kalabasa Recipe

Cook chicken in coconut milk along with a favorite vegetable, squash.
Ginataang manok at kalabasa, or chicken and squash cooked in coconut milk, is a simple dinner you can put together in minutes. It makes use of several pantry staples, too! Remember to simmer the sauce gently to avoid burning the coconut milk. ...

Butternut Squash Cupcakes Recipe

These squash cupcakes are perfect with cream cheese frosting.
Give the usual carrot cupcakes some time off and infuse your mini cakes with the sweet flavor of squash! These cupcakes pair well with a classic cream cheese frosting. ...

Risotto with Butternut Squash Recipe

Serve your risotto with lots of vegetables!
Serve your risotto with lots of vegetables! This creamy risotto recipe has squash and spinach in the mix. Pancetta gives it a good salty kick. ...

Squash Soup Recipe

Use local squash to make this soup!
End your day with a comforting bowl of soup. It’s creamy on its own, but you can add cream to make it even more indulgent. ...

Roasted Squash Salad

Impress guests with this easy-to-make warm salad.
This salad recipe is perfect for impromptu parties: it's easy, it's mostly hands-off cooking so you’ve got plenty of time to entertain. ...

Roast Chicken with Squash Recipe

You can make roast chicken and roasted vegetables at the same time and in the same pan.
You can make roast chicken and roasted vegetables at the same time and in the same pan. Squash goes well with earthy herbs. If you can't find rosemary, use fresh thyme instead. ...

Roasted Squash Salad Recipe

Roast squash until it caramelizes and then serve with fresh vegetables!
This roasted squash recipe is perfect with roast pork, beef, or chicken because you can roast them all at the same time. Serve the squash with fresh vegetables.  ...
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