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Vegan “Meat and Potato Stew” aka Mechado

Yes, the time has come to veganize a meat and potato stew also known in the Philippines as Mechado. But,this is not just any Mechado, this is my mom’s Mechado -veganized, so expect your taste buds to be delighted. My mom would always get requests to cook this for family gatherings as no one else…

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Instagram Meetup at Anzu, Hotel Nikko SF

I had the pleasure and honor to be invited to an Instagram meet up with Cobi Kim, the woman behind the YouTube Channel, Veggietorials. I joined my friends Jen (aka @whollyvegan), and Rosie (aka @rose_petalz) in meeting Cobi at Anzu Restaurant in Hotel Nikko San Francisco. Cobi lives in Hawaii and is visiting San Francisco for…

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Vegan Bicol Express Recipe

No it’s not fast food because it’s called “Express”, although it’s pretty simple to make. Bicol Express is a delicacy popularized by the Philippine province of Bicol, where you’ll find tons of delicious, spicy coconut curry dishes. My vegan version cuts back the cooking time because you don’t have to worry about cooking pork. You…

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GREEN BUT FILIPINO, BUKO PANDAN

Something green was what came to my mind when I was brainstorming for my next recipe. After all, St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and I wanted the recipe to be helpful for people looking for something to serve or eat for the Irish holiday. I don’t know any Irish dishes but I do know…

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Filipinos’ Ultimate Favorite Breakfast Food, Veganized!

For the American palate, fried breakfast food means bacon, eggs, and toast. For the Filipino palate, fried breakfast food means Tapsilog. The word itself, Tapsilog, is made up of the combined phrases of the three components you’ll find in the dish:  “Tap-” for “Tapa” or seasoned beef, “si-” for “Sinangag” or garlic fried rice, and…

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Bibingka Hearts for Valentines Day

They say the way to a person’s heart is through his/her stomach, so I decided that I’ll bake something delicious for Chris this Valentines Day. I baked some Vegan Bibingka cake ahead of time in case you’d like to learn how to make it too. My Bibingka recipe is the vegan version of the traditional…

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@Shacasuga’s Vegan Isaw

Shoutout to my Instagram friend, @shacasuga, who veganized the Filipino street food, Isaw using my recipe. Here’s a picture of what she made: It’s always nice to hear from blog followers, especially if they’ve tried one of the recipes. If you plan to or have tried any of  Astig Vegan recipes, please let me know. I…