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Avocado and Squash Quesadilla

I have to admit, there’s no queso in this Avocado and Squash Quesadilla, not even a vegan queso. Not one speck of a nut-based cheese. Another confession: I was originally planning a cashew cheese quesadilla. After learning I had run out of raw cashews, I dismissed the idea of making this recipe and moved on. After all,…

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Vegan “Jollibee” Peach Mango Pie

You’ve been warned, this recipe is “sinful”. Peach Mango Pie was something I used to love and would usually get at a Filipino restaurant called Jollibee (the McDonald’s of the Philippines). The filling had ripe yellow mangoes and ripe yellow peaches, and their sweetness and texture go so well together. The crust was crunchy and very comforting. Jollibee‘s Peach Mango Pie…

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Top 5 Tips for Growing Your Own Food

In celebration of Earth Day, I’m featuring top 5 tips for growing your own food. I am by no means an expert in gardening but I do know someone who could share invaluable advice to the rest of us. My brother-in-law, King Pablo, is an avid gardener who is extremely passionate about growing all kinds of vegetables and fruits -from rainbow…

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Strawberry Beets Bibingka, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free

This vegan version of Bibingka cake has a lovely shade of pink which is perfect for the Spring season as well as for parties, potlucks, and for Mother’s Day. Bibingka is a Filipino rice cake traditionally made with rice flour, coconut milk, sugar, and eggs. I used flaxseed meal to replace eggs and natural cane sugar to replace white sugar…

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Vegan Lechon Paksiw Recipe

Lechon Paksiw is a sweet and tangy Filipino dish made from leftover lechon or roasted pig. Lechon is a Spanish influence introduced to Filipinos during the Spanish colonization in the Philippines. Eventually, Filipinos started serving roasted pig at big gatherings. As popular lechon is to a lot of Filipinos, the host somehow still ends up with lechon leftover,…

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Top 5 Tips to Keep Your Knives Sharp

Growing up, I was the designated daughter to cut the ingredients for my mom’s cooking. In Tagalog, we call this process of cutting, “gayat“. I was never fond of this chore because it would take a long time. It took awhile because I was using a dull knife. Even so, I didn’t like sharp knives because I was…

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