5 potluck themes

5 Vegan Food Themes For Your Potluck

My friends and I love to get creative with our vegan potlucks. Sure, vegan is already a theme, but why stop there? It’s fun to challenge yourself and see what kind of yummy dishes you could share to your friends. Besides, almost all kinds of recipes could be found online now. If they’re not online, you still…

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chocolate bibingka

Scenes from the “Sariwa” Filipino Food Pop-up

When Aileen Suzara of Kitchen Kwento emailed me an advance invitation to her upcoming Filipino Food Pop-up event, I knew I had to buy my tickets right away. I had a feeling it will sell out. Sure enough, it did and within just a couple of weeks of the announcement.  I was relieved I was able to…

vegan palabok

Astig Vegan’s Private Screening

I invited some of my friends to get together and watch the launch of the Astig Vegan Cooking Show. The event was a celebration over some food featured in the show, such as the Adobo dishes,  Palabok (next week’s episode), and Bibingka (one of the future episodes). And because my friends are awesome, they also brought…

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Vegan Wine and Cheese with Friends

  Over the weekend, my friends, Jen, Rosie, Laura, and I got together for some vegan wine and cheese at Jen’s place in the city. The idea came from Jen who said she bought cheese from Door 86 that she’d like to share with us. The vegan cheese: Brie, Sriracha Cheddar, Gruyere, and Candied Lemon, were all…

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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…

salt scrub package

Holiday Gift Idea: DIY Body Salt Scrub

I have to admit, the holiday season is kicking my butt. It’s like someone hit the fast forward button and I couldn’t keep up. I could simply take care of holiday shopping by ordering everything online, or buying gift cards, or directly giving money or check. Yet, I still think it’s important to take time…

Heavy Heart over Typhoon Haiyan

I apologize I haven’t posted anything lately. My heart is heavy from hearing about the typhoon destruction in the Philippines. Every time I think about posting something upbeat, I end up feeling bad, thinking I’m being insensitive to the seriousness and desperation happening in my homeland. Homes flattened in the battered city of Tacloban, Leyte.…