Gulay Girl!

Adventures of a Pinay vegetarian

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May 12, 2010 Posted by | Other Vegan Blogs | Leave a comment

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May 12, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

No longer vegan :)

Hi guys! As of this year, I’m no longer vegan – going mostly high raw vegetarian, but I’ll be keeping up the page for anyone who wants to check out the recipes 🙂

March 17, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | | Leave a comment

Are you vaguetarian?

Perhaps you aren’t exactly vegetarian, but you are leaning towards it for the health benefits while still eating meat every now and then.  You need to read this, and forgive yourself. I’ll certainly look the other way – I’m into veggies for the taste/health benefit and not really for anything political.

In defence of vaguetarianism

I’m also posting this for a friend and her hubby who have been vegetarian for 2010 for health, stopping only to celebrate her mom’s birthday then resuming  their veggies-only meal plan the day after 🙂

January 28, 2010 Posted by | Funny | Leave a comment

Tagala Brothers: Vegetarian Voices and Violins

Here, from an episode of Ruffa and Ai, performing So Happy Together. The brothers were raised and homeschooled by musically-inclined parents and have been vegetarian since 1991. They were breastfed and are supporters of the breastfeeding movement, garnering for themselves the Lifetime Achievement Award of Breastfed Princes at the Malacanang Palace, 2009.

Thank you  Nona D. Andaya-Castillo of Vegetarian Philippines, for the link! Vegetarian Philippines advocates vegetarianism and breastfeeding.

November 23, 2009 Posted by | Personalities | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ginisang Munggo

Ginisang Munggo by Frannie Bunye

This is a soup I love to serve to omnis. It took me weeks to get the taste to how I like it.


1 cup munggo

10 cloves of garlic (5 crushed, 5 minced)

5-6 cups water

vegan bouillion cube

4 native tomatoes

1 kilo gluten, sliced into 5mm thick strips

1 bunch malunggay

1 onion, minced

2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil

calamansi – optional


In a covered medium pot, boil water, 5 pieces of crushed garlic, and munggo for 1 hour or until the skin comes off the munggo. Add the vegan bouillon cube.

In another pot, saute minced onion (till it sweats)  then add the minced garlic (till it browns lightly), and then, the tomatoes, in olive oil.

When the tomatoes become tender, add the gluten. Stir fry until the gluten absorbs the flavors of the previous ingredients. Add more olive oil if needed. Set aside until the munggo is ready.

Add the munggo soup to the stir-fry mixture. Allow the soup to boil again.

Add the malunggay leaves.

Serve immediately. Squeeze a bit of calamansi juice, if desired.

October 29, 2009 Posted by | Soups, Veggie Meat | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vegan’s Hundred

1) Copy this list into your blog, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out or italicize any items that you would never consider eating.

1. Molasses

2. Cactus

3. Scrambled Tofu

4. Grilled Portobella Caps

5. Horseradish

6. Sweet Potato Biscuits

7. Cornbread

8. Vegan Cole Slaw

9. Carrot/Squash/Sweet Potato Soup

10. Fiddlehead Ferns

11. Roasted Garlic

12. Umeboshi

13. Almond Butter

14. Aloe Vera

15. Fresh Bagels

16. Butternut Squash

17. Truffles/truffle oil

18. Fruit wine made with something other than grapes

19. Wasabi

20. Coconut Milk Ice Cream

21. Heirloom tomatoes

22. Apple cider

23. Mango

24. Quinoa

25. Papaya

26. Raw Scotch Bonnet

27. Goji Berry

28. Fennel

29. Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie

30. Radishes

31. Starfruit

32. Sourdough bread

33. Sangria

34. Sauerkraut

35. Acai

36. Blue Foot Mushrooms

37. Vegan Cupcakes

38. Tempeh

39. Falafel

40. Spelt Crust Pizza

41. Oyster Mushrooms

42. Jicama Slaw

43. Edamame

44. Hemp seeds/milk

45. Champagne

46. Persimmon

47. Avocado

48. Tofu Pesto Sandwich

49. Vegetable juice

50. Seitan

51. Prickly pear

52. Almond Milk

53. Concord Grapes

54. Ramps

55. Coconut Water

56. Arugula

57. Vidalia Onion

58. Kale/Collards/Swiss Chard

59. Honeycrisp Apple

60. Taro Root

61. Vegan Smores

62. Grapeseed Oil

63. White Peach

64. Pita bread with hummus

65. Chestnut

66. Guava

67. Vegan Oatmeal Cookies

68. Vegan marshmallows

69. Plantains

70. Mache

71. Beets

72. Pickles

73. Liquid Smoke

74. Meyer Lemon

75. Veggie Paella

76. Vegan Lasagna

77. Kombucha

78. Soy Milk

79. Loose tea

80. Lychee fruit

81. Tempeh Bacon

82. Sprouted Grain Bread

83. Lemon Pepper Tofu

84. Vanilla Bean

85. Watercress

86. Carrots

87. Vegan Pie

88. Edible Flowers – at Sonya’s Garden

89. Corn Chowder

90. Vegan (raw) chocolate

91. Yellow Kiwi

92. White Flesh Grapefruit

93. Harissa

94. Coconut Oil

95. Jackfruit

96. Risotto

97. Spirulina

98. Tangerine

99. Sorbet

100. Fresh Peas

Gulay Girl♥

October 29, 2009 Posted by | Fun | , | Leave a comment

The Best Sisig Ever

This is the best sisig ever, hands down.

Sisig at Greens taken by Frannie Bunye

It approximates the texture and taste of real sisig better than all of the restos that have tried. And Look Ma,  no clogged arteries!  (Please let me know if you’ve discovered a sisig better than this!)

Too bad I don’t live in Quezon City. The people in Greens would see a lot more of me if I did!


92 Scout Castor Street Barangay Laging Handa , Quezon City

02 376 2781 ‎

Cash only

October 26, 2009 Posted by | Restaurants, Viands | | 2 Comments

Calling for Reservations

Gulay Girl: Hi. Can I make a reservation for tonight, please?

Reservation Guy: For what ar?

GG: Huh?

Reservation Guy: For what ar?

GG: Pardon me?

Reservation Guy: For what time, ma’am?

GG: Oh, 7:30.

RG: How many pax?

GG: Four.

RG: OK, that’s four f**ks.

(Oh no!)

October 25, 2009 Posted by | Funny, Restaurants | | Leave a comment

The Best Thing About a Delayed Flight

Miso Soup Frannie Bunye

The best thing about a delayed flight especially when you’re travelling Seattle-Manila via Delta Airlines, is when you’re billeted at Hotel Nikko in Narita, Japan, and you get to sample their in-house buffet for free! It is not a 5-star hotel by any means, but the food was impressive. It is authentic Japanese food at its best! This photo doesn’t do their miso soup justice, because it is not the miso soup served there. Hehe. Sorry. This is one of my stock photos. I didn’t bring my camera to the dining room area, and I was super hungry that I didn’t want to go back to the hotel room to grab it.   I am just disappointed that there weren’t any labels for the dishes, because I wanted to research for recipes.

October 24, 2009 Posted by | Fun, Soups | Leave a comment