Vegetables (Gulay)

I’ve included recipes here that are “Not Necessarily Filipino” – because Pinoys are foodies and love to eat pretty much everything! 😉

Unless otherwise stated, recipes are my own adaptations based on our family’s preferences – feel free to tweak to your own liking.

Kain na! (Let’s eat!)

Broccoli and Shrimp Pasta (Not Necessarily Filipino)

I combined two of Ina’s recipes – this and this – to come up with a pasta dish that has both veggies AND shrimp, then adjusted seasonings. Our kids LOVE this.

Garlic Mushrooms

My mom uses oyster sauce when sautéing mushrooms, but I omitted that and used bacon grease to make this Paleo friendly.

Roasted Beets (Not Necessarily Filipino)

Here are 2 ways to roast beets. I personally prefer the foil technique – less mess since you peel beets with the foil. Although the second technique cooks faster, you do have to peel and cube the raw beets first, which take time.

Toss roasted beets with rice for pink rice. I also like to sauté the beet greens with garlic, salt and pepper (just like chard though, I separate leaves from thick stalks which need to cook longer). Click on links for Beet recipes.

Sinangag-Stuffed Grape Leaves (Not Necessarily Filipino)

We had planned to make dolmas with some foraged wild grape leaves, but had no ingredients at hand to make Greek Pilaf and ended up stuffing the leaves with sinangag (garlic rice) instead. Yum! 😉

Spaghetti Squash (Not Necessarily Filipino)

A fun way to introduce this squash is by letting kids scoop out the strands after it bakes, then top with their favorite pasta sauce.

Last updated June 15, 2015

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