Fruits and Veggies

Rum & Ube Jam (Halayang Ube)

Rum & Ube Jam (Halayang Ube)

From cupcakes, to pancakes, to donuts, and even pop tarts, I’ve been known to experiment a time or two with Ube, the Filipino sweet purple yam. Despite my many Ube experiments and recipes over the years, I’ve never attempted to make Halayang
Hatch Chile & Mango Empanadas

Hatch Chile & Mango Empanadas

Grown in the Hatch valley of southern New Mexico, Hatch Chiles have a short growing season spanning from August and into September. During these few weeks of late summer and early fall, New Mexicans go crazy for the green capsicums—buying up bags,
Dinengdeng: Filipino Vegetable Soup with Manila Clams

Dinengdeng: Filipino Vegetable Soup with Manila Clams

Dinengdeng is a hearty vegetable soup from the Ilocos region of the Northern Philippines. Though simple in ingredients and preparation, this soup with a funny name can be a very complex and flavorful dish. With a broth seasoned with Bagoong
Oven-Roasted Pinakbet with Bacon

Oven-Roasted Pinakbet with Bacon

I didn’t know it until I started writing this particular post, but 5 years ago, I wrote about how I first learned to make the Filipino vegetable stew known as Pinakbet. In that old post, I boldly proclaimed that Pinakbet “is my most
Homemade Tofu

Homemade Tofu

Whether you eat tofu on the regular or not, chances are that you’ve never considered actually making the bean curd from scratch. I mean, who the hell makes tofu from scratch, right? And why would you want to make tofu from scratch anyways if