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All About Ube + Ways To Use It In Recipes

Ube can be used in savory dishes, too.
Do you have childhood memories of eating halo-halo with shaved ice with ube halaya on top with a slice of leche flan and sometimes even a scoop of ice cream? What about family trips to Baguio, when the pasalubong always included bottles of ...

What's The Difference: Upo Vs. Patola

These two vegetables are part of the "Bahay Kubo" song!
If you are not exposed to a certain food at home on a regular basis, a visit to the palengke sometimes makes you wonder what vegetable you're looking at. Some have odd shapes and textures while others are surprisingly tiny or amazingly big. Take ...

New Veggie Recipes To Try This New Year

Looking to eat better?
The new year is a great time to make some resolutions about eating better. If this is your goal this year, you might be leaning towards adding and eating more vegetables in each meal you make. Making this effort can be difficult ...

Easy Ampalaya Salad Recipe

Make an easy salad to serve with your ulam.
The pretty colors of this salad made with ampalaya, onions, red peppers, and tomatoes make a delicious and easy side dish. Dress it up with an equally easy and tangy vinaigrette salad dressing. You can add other vegetables such as cucumbers or add pieces ...

Dishes You Can Cook If You're Avoiding Pork, Beef, And Chicken

Skip the meat and try these recipes instead.
The high prices may not be the only reason you're skipping the pork, chicken, beef, and other kinds of meat. You might be trying to eat better this year as part of your new year's resolutions. If you are contemplating avoiding the ...

What Is Labanos And Ways To Add It To Your Dish

It's the cousin of the stout red radish.
Many cultivate and eat labanos or radish throughout the world. We mostly eat it raw like a salad. It has a distinct smell and comes in two colors: reddish and white. The chemical compound in the plant makes it an ideal companion ...

These Are Our Top Gulay Recipes In 2021

Each of these veggie recipes has a touch of unexpected meatiness!
2021 was a year of many things, including being the second year of the global pandemic. It still saw many changes in many aspects of our lives including what we loved to cook and eat in the kitchen. This year, vegetables were a ...

How To Make Chopsuey Special For Christmas

A simple stir fry can be made more festive with these ideas.
A simple vegetable stir fry such as the chopsuey can be made better for special occasions such as Christmas. You do not have to go too far out of your cooking comfort zone to do this! In fact, the suggestions we make here might even ...

Delicious Ways To Enjoy Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes can be made better.
Mashed potatoes are a satisfying side dish that makes a great substitute for rice. The hardy root vegetable is a great ingredient for many dishes but when mashed, it's at its most delicious. It becomes smooth and has a melt-in-your-mouth feel that ...

Ginisang Gulay with Bagoong and Gata Recipe

This makes a simple yet super tasty veggie dish.
A simple dish can be super delicious! This simple stir-fried vegetable side dish uses vegetables that you find in a pinakbet but can be made even more delicious. This is flavorful with other ingredients added in. In this case, some gata (coconut milk) together with the bagoong alamang ...

All The Lumpiang Gulay Ingredients You Need To Make It

Bulk up your lumpia with these delicious vegetables.
Lumpia will always be an instant hit on any table. There are many ways to make a lumpia recipe but the most famous has to be the lumpiang Shanghai. It's got a classic filling that many love. It's been voted the "Best Filipino Food" and anyone who has bitten into ...

How To Cook Meat-free Dishes

Learn how to cook delicious food without meat.
Are you eating less meat lately? Many households may be doing the same. With pork prices being so high that it rivals beef and the pandemic continuing to put a strain on the economy, it's normal to switch to more affordable kinds of food. Perhaps you're trying ...

What's The Difference: Shallot Vs. Red Onion

Both are considered onions but shallots are still different.
You are already probably familiar with the different kinds of onions. There are red onions, white onions, and even yellow onions. Red onions are the sweetest among these three varieties. However, did you know there's another kind of onion bulb that is not ...

5 Ways To Cook Bok Choy

This cheap ingredient is your ticket to a tasty veggie dish!
Did you know that pechay Tagalog is one of the cheapest vegetables on the market today? This is according to regular reports from the Price Watch section of the Department of Agriculture's official website which says that the pechay Tagalog is around P50. There are two kinds of pechay or bok choy you ...

Ginisang Ampalaya With Egg And Tofu Recipe

Add tokwa to make it more satisfying!
A simple ginisang ampalaya recipe is made into ulam when scrambled eggs are added. Why not make it extra delicious and hearty with tofu added to the dish?   ...

Rellenong Ampalaya Recipe

Make bitter gourd more delicious with this meaty stuffing!
Ampalaya can be made more delicious and appetizing when you combine it with something delicious. In this case, we stuffed it with a savory and meaty filling that will make this bitter gourd more appetizing. ...

Bok Choy In Garlic And Oyster Sauce Recipe

Make an easy vegetable dish!
Bok choy is a common Chinese vegetable that is easy to cook. A few minutes in boiling water can be all that it needs! Just add a savory sauce made aromatic with sesame oil and finish it off with a sprinkle of prepared fried garlic ...

What's The Difference: Native Tomatoes Vs. Cherry Tomatoes

Both tomatoes make delicious tomato dishes.
The humble kamatis or tomato is a common ingredient that we use almost every day in our recipes.It's the third component of the Filipino ginisa together with garlic and onions. This makes the tomato, not just an essential ingredient, but also an important ...

These Pinoy Ulam Recipes Are Made Better With Pechay

Pechay is a hardy vegetable that you can easily add to your ulam.
Pechay is an easy vegetable to use in recipes. This leafy green vegetable is common in the produce section of your supermarket! It's easy to find because of its small bundle of wide round leaves with stubby but wide stems. There are two kinds of pechay or ...

This Is How You Cook Okra So It's Not Slimy

You can cook okra without the slimy texture.
If you just can't embrace loving the okra, it's safe to assume that it's because of the slimy texture that oozes from this delicate vegetable, also known as lady's fingers.The okra is a long, tubular, and slender fruit that's treated as a vegetable. ...
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