Tokwa’t Kabute to the Rescue!

Gloomy weather, be gone!  There’s a new gloom-buster in town and its name is Porridge or Lugaw. And like any superhero, it came with a sidekick, “Tokwa’t Kabute”, not to be mistaken with the first sidekick, but not very AstigVegan, “Tokwa’t Baboy”. “Tokwa’t who?” Okay, my story may sound a bit cryptic but “Tokwa’t Baboy”…

Seitan: The other Vegan Meat

It has a funny name, or should I say, a scary one. Seitan, pronounced Say-tahn, is a kind of wheat gluten. I heard the real spelling was also Satan but I guess people changed it overtime for what may be obvious reasons? Seitan does have a quirky name and vegans like to poke fun at it…

Sopas FTW!

Sometimes, I get so busy with work and everyday life that I end up not having time to prep for a meal. When this happens, I raid my pantry and fridge and check what’s available. Good thing about being vegan is that you learn how to be more creative with what to cook. In the…

Instant Dessert: Avocado Con Hielo

Growing up in the Philippines, my mom would serve my sister and I a sweet avocado dessert called Avocado con Hielo. I didn’t think it would be easy to make because as a kid I had always thought this treat was such a specialty. Little did I know it wouldn’t take more than 15 minutes…

Sarciado Recipe

My sister’s neighbor recently harvested tons of tomatoes in their backyard. Big, juicy, organic Campari tomatoes. She received two bags and didn’t quite know what to do with them so she gave me the other half. And like a typical Filipino household that has too many tomatoes in the kitchen (yes this happens), there’s only…