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Paleo and Vegetarian version of a Filipino Recipe called “Pinakbet”

This is my vegetarian/paleo version of a popular Filipino recipe called ‘Pinakbet’. This recipe originated in the Ilocos Region of the Philippines and it is one of the main dishes of Filipinos. If you are a vegetarian or follow a paleo diet and want to try a Filipino dish, you can try this recipe.

For some people who are allergic to the smell of fish sauce or shrimp paste, just use salt instead. But include a cup of shrimp with the rest of the ingredients to obtain the desired flavor. Enjoy!



  • 2 Organic Tomatoes
  • 3 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 Shallot Onion
  • 3 table spoon ginger
  • 1 table spoon coconut oil
  • ½ piece of chicken bouillon
  • 2 to 3 cups of water
  • 3 table spoon fish sauce  or 2 table spoon shrimp paste
  • 10 pieces of Chinese Long String Beans (cut into small pieces)
  • 1/2 of Kabocha Squash
  • 2 cups chopped Okra
  • ½ of Eggplant


  1. Heat the pan (medium heat)
  2. Add the coconut oil
  3. Add the ginger, garlic, onion, and tomatoes
  4. Stir fry for two to three minutes
  5. Add the water, chicken bouillon, and fish sauce
  6. Add all the vegetables
  7. Let it simmer and stir occasionally
  8. Change the heat to low and stir occasionally
  9. Once the vegetables are cooked, turn off the stove
  10. Serve with rice

*Optional ingredient: Bitter Melon



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