Zucchini medallions with mozzarella and chili

Zucchini medallions with cheese and chili

Ever since I made the meatballs a la parmigiana, I’ve been wondering how to transform it into a vegetarian dish. Eggplants would turn too soggy if baked or fried then baked again until the cheese topping melted. Other vegetables that could withstand multiple cooking, like cauliflower, are too irregularly shaped to hold the slices of cheese in place. And then I came across a recipe called zucchini parmesan. Oh, yes, zucchini is the perfect choice. »

Bibimbap-style rice, vegetables and mushrooms

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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 bibimbap properly, all the ingredients in the bowl are mixed together to blend … »

Vegetarian stuffed zucchini

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I wish that I could write some family anecdote to go with this dish but my head is somewhere else. I'm on a Game of Thrones marathon, I already stayed up all night to watch Season 1, I probably should get some sleep soon but, after posting this, I want to finish Season 2. And, when I'm done with Season 3, I'll probably be … »

Squash and zucchini fritters

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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 I have sufficiently identified the squash that I used for this … »

How to cook: Vegan corn and zucchini cakes

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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. Vegetarian dishes would definitely benefit from more contrasting textures. … »

How to cook: Lacto-vegetarian corn and zucchini soup

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People who live in places where storms and typhoons are a way of life know how the price of fresh vegetables can go sky high when farms are inundated, roads are flooded and few dare to brave to travel the distance between farm and market. Good vegetables aren't only expensive these days -- they are scarce too because the … »