Ovo-Vegetarian Recipes

Meatless recipes that include eggs among the ingredients.

A vegetarian burger with beans, oats and nuts

Beans, oats and nuts burger with wasabi mayo and picked onions

It’s Friday, vegetarian daughter Sam is home and I made vegetarian burgers for her. The patties were made with mashed beans, toasted rolled oats, nuts, sesame seeds, chopped bell peppers, garlic, panko and egg. The seasonings were basic — sea salt, Himalayan black salt and freshly ground black pepper. Sam assembled her own sandwich and garnished the burger with avocado slices and homemade mustard sauce. I assembled one for Speedy and myself (we always do a taste test of every vegetarian dish that I cook for Sam), and I chose wasabi mayo, pickled onions and cilantro to go with the vegetarian patty.

The trick in making this vegetarian burger is to find the right proportion of ingredients so that, after frying, the patty has formed a light crisp crust while the inside remains moist and juicy. Sam thinks we can tweak the recipe a bit more (she prefers larger pieces of nuts) but this one is pretty good as it is. In fact, it’s darn delicious! »

Bibimbap-style rice, vegetables and mushrooms


Bibimbap literally translates to "mixed rice." It is an iconic Korean dish that consists of rice topped with sautéed vegetables and chili paste. If it is served in a hot stone bowl topped with raw egg, then, it is called dolsot bibimbap. To eat … »

Meatless chow mein


Most cooks blanch dried egg noodles in hot water to soften them prior to stir frying. I don't. I add the dried noodles directly to simmering broth and let them absorb the rich flavors of the liquid. You can use vegetable broth, or meat or … »

Squash and zucchini fritters


I debated for an hour on how I should post this recipe. Squash, in the Philippines, is kalabasa and there is only one kind -- squat and round. I'm not sure what the English name is for that variety but, having described it as squat and round, I think … »

Vegan kebobs (kabobs) and ovo-vegetarian rice


At the risk of sounding redundant, there's a store at the corner of San Marcelino and Quirino Avenues in Manila where Speedy buys vegetarian "meat" for Sam. The last time Speedy was there, one of the items he bought was vegetarian barbecue. The pack … »

Bean burgers with guacamole


Mashed beans, herbs, spices and the right seasoning make wonderful vegetarian burgers. And they are so good served with guacamole on the side. It's a meal that I prepared for Sam about three weeks ago. I thought I had accidentally deleted the photos … »

Egg, chili and eggplant fried rice


Family members having different food preferences can challenge any cook. There is a food blogger whose husband was diagnosed with gluten intolerance and, suddenly, her blog became about gluten-free cooking. I am not sure if the transformation was … »

How to cook vegetarian tapsilog


For non-Filipinos, click here, here and here to get a good idea about what tapsilog is.For Filipinos who know what a comfort food tapsilog is, and knowing how hard it is to turn one's back on comfort food, well, here is a way to go meatless and … »

How to cook: Vegan corn and zucchini cakes


When I cooked the eggplant casserole with Béchamel sauce and sharp cheddar for Sam, her comment was that there was only one texture -- the eggplants, Béchamel sauce and melted cheese were all soft. Ah, my merciless critic! But she's also very right. … »