Monthly Archives: January 2011

Squash Soup with Moringa Leaves

Hi foodies!  Are you craving for something hot to make you feel better this cold season?

I suggest you try this simple Squash Soup recipe. Proven masarap. Chow time! 🙂

My Squash Soup


1/4 cup margarine
1 medium onion
3 to 4 cups cooked squash
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups soup stock (the water I used to cook the squash).


Melt the margarine (I used Star Margarine) and saute the onion. Add in salt and pepper, cook until the onion is brownish. Stir in the cooked squash and the vegetable stock. Let it boil, reduce heat, and simmer for at least 45 minutes on low to medium heat.

Instead of parsley, I added Malunggay leaves to make my soup even more nutritious.

Olden days

Do you know that log furniture brings so much memories of my childhood? Although the furniture made of bamboo today are more stylish than they were, I couldn’t help but remember my grandmother serving me with my favorite Tamarind stew and fried Goby while I’m sitting on our “papag” (bamboo bed). Our “papag” has so many uses, by the way. Like what I have said in my previous post on the same topic, my cousins and I would play on the bamboo bed and take our afternoon nap there. I’m not sure if many houses still own a bamboo bed these days. Contemporary bamboo beds are stylish and expensive compared to our lowly “papag” in the 70’s.