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Let go of the bitterness and embrace the nutrients of the ampalaya!

Food & Drinks, Recipes

One of the most infamous vegetables in the world would be the ampalaya, otherwise known as the bitter gourd. Many Filipino kids remember being forced by their parents to finish their servings of ampalaya, either pushing them to hate vegetables forever or eventually grow into liking the unique bitter flavor. In the Philippines, ampalaya is…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes, Tips

Ridge gourd, Sponge gourd, Snake gourd, Chinese Okra, Loofa/Luffa: do any of these names bring to mind a certain ingredient that’s also found in the song, “Bahay Kubo”? They should, because they all refer to a special vegetable fruit called PATOLA! Patola is a member of the squash or gourd family and is technically a fruit, but…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes

Okra may be a vegetable most shy away from because of its slimy texture. But this green vegetable that is the main ingredient in its namesake, gumbo, is packed with nutrients and vitamins. It can be cooked in a variety of ways to appease even the pickiest of eaters, and should be a part of…

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