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Philippines Vegan Recipes

What Healthy Vegan Meal Are You Gonna Cook Today?


Welcome to my healthy meals website!
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  To begin trying out Vegan Pinoy recipes, choose a healthy Filipino meal from the list below:
 

The first Cuisine on my list, of course my hometowm; Philippine cuisine.
 

"About Filipino food"

Mabuhay (ma-boo-high) means welcome in Tagalog, the Filipino language. Welcome to my website, I hope you will enjoy my Philippines vegan recipes.

The Filipinos are a hospitable, very sweet, and friendly people who love to party, and the food is surely at the center of their many celebrations. Filipino food is distinguished by its strong combination of sweet, sour and salty flavors, often delivered in a single presentation, though in general most dishes are not heavily spiced. Snacking is normal for a Filipino and they may eat five 'meals/snacks' in a day. Dinner is still the main meal, though traditionally smaller than either breakfast or lunch. Desserts are usually made only for Holidays. The most popular desserts include leche flan, buko pandan (meat of young coconut with cream and pandan flavor) or gulaman (jello).

Filipino food combines Eastern and Western ideas and is strongly influenced by Chinese, and American traditions explorers and settlers have each contributed to the regions colorful culinary delights. One of Filipino cuisine's most dominant attributes comes from the Spaniards, whose cuisine is at the source of nearly 80% of all Filipino dishes. Another, although less present influence is that of other Southeast Asian countries who have contributed all but their love of hot spices to Filipino cooking.

Chinese traders, who have been going to the Philippines since the 11th century, brought with them, not only their silks and ceramics from the Middle Kingdom for purposes of commerce, but also Chinese cooking traditions like stir-frying and steaming.The Filipino pancit has its roots in noodle soup dishes from China, the lumpia finds its origins in Chinese spring rolls, while the siopao and siomai are similar to the popular Chinese dim sum dishes of steamed buns and dumplings.

The Philippines is made up of 7,107 islands; with a few more appearing when the tide is low. With so much water everywhere, it is no wonder that seafood is the main source of protein in the Filipino diet. The country is divided into seven major regions and features a wide variety of regional fare. It's not easy to put one's finger on what might constitute a Filipino national dish, but several that could lay claim to that distinction include the Adobo which is chicken and pork stewed in vinegar and soy sauce, garlic, peppercorns and bay leaf, the Bistek which is beef and onion rings in soy sauce and the lumpia or spring rolls, and the Sinigang which is pork, fish, or shrimp in tamarind soup and vegetables.

One feature that is unique to the Filipino dining is the sawsawan, dipping sauces that are serve with every meal and which can turn simply prepared roasted or steamed meals into bursts of flavors that follow one's own taste buds. Common condiments like fish sauce, soy sauce, native vinegar and cream-style shrimp paste are mixed with herbs including ginger, garlic, chili peppers, peppercorns, onions, tomatoes, kalamansi (local lime) to bring the flavors up a few notches.

Just as in the other Southeast Asian countries, a typical Filipino meal often consists of white rice eaten with a variety of dishes, all of which taste better when consumed together with family and friends.

Filipinos are really meat lovers. But for health reason and other concerns I specialized my website on a vegetarian and vegan Philippine recipes.

So tara na, kain na tayo!




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