Sari Sari Gulay literarily means different kinds of vegetables combined and cook at once. This is a simple sauteed vegetable dish, very easy to prepare and to cook and is good for the health. We Filipinos cook this dish almost every day because we have vegetable gardens at home and no need to spend much money for this dish, very affordable and very healthy.
Sari Sari – Ginisang Gulay have different versions, you can use any vegetables you want according to your taste buds, you can add the squash flower and the leaf, you can add anything you like. Now this is my version of Sari Sari – Ginisang Gulay Recipe. Enjoy!
1½ cup calabasa (squash) cubed
1 pc. medium Chinese eggplant
1 pc. ampalaya (medium bitter gourd) cored and sliced
7 pcs. string beans, sliced by 2 inches
8 pcs. okra (lady’s fingers)
1 cup tomatoes, sliced
1 pc. medium yellow onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
¾ cups vegetable broth
2-3 tbsp. cooking oil
1 tbsp. salt or salt to taste
¼ tsp. pepper or pepper to taste
Heat oil in a pan over medium heat then saute garlic and onion, add the tomato and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the squash. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes.
Add the lady’s fingers, eggplant, string beans, okra and bitter gourd. Stir fry for 3 minutes.
Pour in the vegetable broth then cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes.
Beef afritada is a variation of the popular Chicken Afritada which is a basic Filipino tomato based chicken stew. Instead of chicken, you use beef. Basic ingredients include potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes. Unlike Chicken Afritada the only drawback about using beef is the time it takes to prepare. Basically it takes longer for beef to become tender than chicken or pork. So most of the time is spent continuously cooking the beef in medium heat until it becomes tender. I highly recommend using a pressure cooker if you want to decrease cooking time, it can really help.
Beef Afritada is a well known Filipino recipe that’s mostly cooked during special occasions, especially during “Fiesta”, a religious festival, or any event marked by festivities or celebration. In my home town this is one of the best dishes to serve during Fiesta. I asked my mother to teach me how to cook this dish, so today this is my version of Beef Afritada. Enjoy.
Here’s an easy recipe for an appetizer or a light lunch or dinner.
These puff pastry pies are so simple to make and taste great. I make it as an appetizer for our Sunday night barbecues, my family loves them!
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed (I use the Pepperidge Farms brand, it comes 2 sheets per package, keep the extra sheet frozen for later use or double the recipe to make 18 pies)
1 cup diced sundried tomatoes (I used dried tomatoes I bring home form Italy, I have to soak them in water overnight before using them. You can use sundried tomatoes from a jar just drain out the oil it’s packed in)
2 Eggs 1/2 cup shredded fresh parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tsp. salt
1 tbls. minced garlic
Directions: 1. Mix sundried tomatoes, cheeses, salt, garlic, and 1 egg in a bowl.
2. Roll out dough 1/2″ thick on floured surface. Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter cut 2 time lengthwise and 2 times across. You should end up with 9 squares.
3. Divide the tomato mixture on the squares.
4. Fold alternate corners to the middle. Pinch together.
5. Fold last 2 corners to the middle. Pinch together.
6. Place pies on parchment covered baking sheet.
7. Beat remaining egg and brush on to each pie. Bake at 375 degrees until golden brown about 15 minutes.