Tagged with Vegetarian

Caprese Panzanella

Caprese Panzanella


Panzanella or panmolle is an Italian summer salad popular in Tuscany, it is commonly made out of stale bread, tomatoes, onions and basil dressed in balsamic vinaigrette. Stale bread is the most important part of this dish where is it’s moistened by pre-soaking it in water and pressed or infusing it with the salad dressing. … Continue reading

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Pritong Talong (Pan Fried Asian Eggplants)

Pritong Talong (Pan Fried Asian Eggplants)


One of my favourite aroma is when eggplants is being shallow fried in a pan, it’s such a light pleasant smell that triggers your appetite. When I was younger I was always tempted with this aroma, for me it’s comparable to bacon or freshly baked cinnamon rolls but I never liked eating them like most … Continue reading

Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Cucumber and Tomato Salad


Love cucumbers and vinegar then I suggest you try this one out, a simple variation of the classic Filipino side dish. It’s a simple mix of cucumber, tomatoes and red onions served with balsamic vinaigrette, it’s easy and simple but delicious. Pair it with heavy meats and rich saucy dishes, it’s a good side dish … Continue reading

Guinataang Halo Halo

Guinataang Halo Halo


Guinataang Halo Halo or Binignit is a Filipino hot dessert / snack dish that is made out of different root crops (sweet potato, taro, yam and cassava), cardaba bananas , tapioca pearls, galapong (rice flour dough) and jack fruit served in a sweet coconut sauce. This odd combination is where it got its name from … Continue reading

Escalivada

Escalivada


Escalivada is a Spanish dish that is made out of grilled and peeled vegetables such as eggplants, red capsicums, tomatoes and onions seasoned with olive oil and salt. It came from the Spanish word “Escalivar” which means “to cook in hot ashes” which is the common method in preparing this dish. As history suggests the … Continue reading

Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush


  Baba ghanoush or Baba ganoush is a Levantine dish made out of mashed eggplant mixed with olive oil, tahini and various seasonings. Usually used as a spread or dip paired with some flat bread or pita chips. The name can be interpreted in many ways, when translated it can mean “father of coquetry/flirtation” which might … Continue reading

Mixed Mushroom Pasta

Mixed Mushroom Pasta


I think I had told before that my favourite pasta would be something that is seafood based but after having this several weeks ago I think I am unsure which goes on the top of my list now.  Up until now I am dreaming about this dish as it was real good.  I love its … Continue reading

Pesto

Pesto


Pesto is a type of sauce made out of garlic, basil and pine nuts blended with olive oil and Parmigiano Reggiano. It came from the Genoese word “pestâ” which means to pound or crush and that is the way this recipe is prepared, by a marble mortar and wooden pestle. It is also where the … Continue reading

Lo Han Chai (Buddha’s Delight)

Lo Han Chai (Buddha’s Delight)


Since it was Chinese New Year a couple of weeks ago and Lantern Festival this weekend lets celebrate that by posting Chinese dishes this week. First on the list is this wonderful vegetarian dish called Lo Han Chai which is commonly served during this period. Lo Han Chai, Luohan cai,Luohan zhai, lo han jai or … Continue reading

Double Cheese Mushroom Burger

Double Cheese Mushroom Burger


Mushroom Burger is type of burger where its patties are made out of mushrooms; it was created in the Philippines by a mushroom grower during thr 1980′s which then started selling mushroom burgers called “Mushroom Burger” situated in Tagaytay, Philippines. It all started when a customer of them a Swiss Executive Chef commented that mushrooms are … Continue reading

Coleslaw

Coleslaw


Coleslaw is a type of salad that is made out of shredded cabbage, carrots together with other fruit and vegetable ingredients. This dish originated from the Dutch “cabbage salad” called “koolsla”; it is where it got its name as well. A very simple salad that works well with barbecue and fried chicken, it can even … Continue reading

Ratatouille

Ratatouille


I guess Ratatouille became really popular because of the animated movie by Pixar, but do you know what this dish actually is? For those who does not know it is a vegetable stew that originated in Nice, France.  This is usually served as a side dish but can be consumed also as a mains, it … Continue reading

Hummus

Hummus


Hummus or “hummus bi tahini” is a simple Arabic dip made out of mashed chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. A very popular food in the Middle Eastern region, where it is consumed as a dip or spread that is usually consumed with bread. The first known appearance of this dish was … Continue reading