“Astig” is slang for “Badass” in Tagalog (a Filipino dialect).

It’s a wordplay popularized in the Philippines in the 70s, when then-young generation would flip the words to create their own language (“ermats” as in mother, “erpats” father, etc). “Astig” is slang for “Tig-as”, literally “tough” or “hard”, and is still widely coined by Filipinos to describe something gutsy.

TJ & RG look at veganism as being “Astig”, and not as a weak approach to eating. Their blog, AstigVegan, looks to bravely break the stereotype that Filipino food cannot be vegan, healthy, and delicious all at the same time.

For recipes, articles, and photos: www.astigvegan.com or Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/AstigVegan

Astig Vegan’s Private Screening

Astig Vegan’s Private Screening New #blogpost #astigvegan #filipinofood #veganfilipinofood #veganpinoy #holyweek #lent #meatless #vegan #easter

vegan palabok

I invited some of my friends to get together and watch the launch of the Astig Vegan Cooking Show. The event was a celebration over some food featured in the show, such as the Adobo dishes,  Palabok (next week’s episode), and Bibingka (one of the future episodes).

And because my friends are awesome, they also brought food even though they didn’t have to. Roseanne (aka “rose_petalz” on IG) brought…

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Episode 1 features the fool proof, fail safe Adobong Kangkong. One of the 3 of the adobo series. I hope you enjoy. Go to YouTube.com/rcestudios for the full video

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Chili mango candies, thank you to the person who brought them last night and left  for me to devour. It’s still a mystery who!  :-) #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #Vegan #whaveganseat #astigvegan

Chili mango candies, thank you to the person who brought them last night and left for me to devour. It’s still a mystery who! :-) #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #Vegan #whaveganseat #astigvegan

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Yummy dal made at home, served with brown and red rice. Kain na, let’s eat! #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #vegansofig #veganlove #veganfoodporn #plantbased #foodporn #astigvegan

Yummy dal made at home, served with brown and red rice. Kain na, let’s eat! #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #vegansofig #veganlove #veganfoodporn #plantbased #foodporn #astigvegan

3 days ago
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I’m thrilled to announce that #AstigVegan will have a cooking show on #YouTube. I figured it’ll be best to demonstrate my Filipino vegan #recipes. Please feel free to click the link on my bio for the trailer. #veganlove #veganfoodshare #veganpinoy #veganized #veganfilipino #vegansofig #vegan #veganfoodporn #veganfilipinofood #filipinofood #filipinovegan

I’m thrilled to announce that #AstigVegan will have a cooking show on #YouTube. I figured it’ll be best to demonstrate my Filipino vegan #recipes. Please feel free to click the link on my bio for the trailer. #veganlove #veganfoodshare #veganpinoy #veganized #veganfilipino #vegansofig #vegan #veganfoodporn #veganfilipinofood #filipinofood #filipinovegan

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Episode 1 features the fool proof, fail safe Adobong Kangkong. One of the 3 of the adobo series. I hope you enjoy. Go to YouTube.com/rcestudios for the full video

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Vegan Adobong Kangkong, Part 1 of the Adobo Series

Vegan Adobong Kangkong, Part 1 of the Adobo Series, New #blogpost #holyweek #lent #filipinofood #veganfilipinofood #veganpinoy

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I’m both thrilled and nervous to launch my cooking videos to the universe, but I’ll be brave!

Episode 1 features Adobong Kangkong, one of the easiest vegan Filipino recipes. It’s one of the 3 of my Adobo Series. I hope you could check it out-or better yet, give the recipe a try :)

If you have any feedback or suggestions, feel free…

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Preparing a feast for tonight’s small gathering of friends to watch the launch of the #astigvegan show  :-) Will be up on #YouTube by tonight on YouTube.com/rcestudios #veganfoodshare #veganfilipino #vegansofig #Vegan #veganfilipinofood #whaveganseat

Preparing a feast for tonight’s small gathering of friends to watch the launch of the #astigvegan show :-) Will be up on #YouTube by tonight on YouTube.com/rcestudios #veganfoodshare #veganfilipino #vegansofig #Vegan #veganfilipinofood #whaveganseat

1 day ago
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Jackfruit pudding or my version of “Ginataang Langka”, #readyin15minutes! Just boil half a cup of water, pour half a cup of tapioca pearls and one cup coconut cream. Stir until tapioca softens. Add more water or coconut cream if soup gets too thick. Add about 3 tablespoons of stevia (or your choice of sweetener). Add about 8 pcs stweetened jackfruit (cut into strips). Stir, add more sweetener to taste. You’re done!  :-) Kain na, let’s eat! #whaveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganfilipino #vegansofig #Vegan #veganfoodporn #vegandesserts #veganfilipinofood #filipinofood #plantbased #AstigVegan

Jackfruit pudding or my version of “Ginataang Langka”, #readyin15minutes! Just boil half a cup of water, pour half a cup of tapioca pearls and one cup coconut cream. Stir until tapioca softens. Add more water or coconut cream if soup gets too thick. Add about 3 tablespoons of stevia (or your choice of sweetener). Add about 8 pcs stweetened jackfruit (cut into strips). Stir, add more sweetener to taste. You’re done! :-) Kain na, let’s eat! #whaveganseat #veganfoodshare #veganfilipino #vegansofig #Vegan #veganfoodporn #vegandesserts #veganfilipinofood #filipinofood #plantbased #AstigVegan

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Astig Vegan, The Cooking Show

Astig Vegan, The Cooking Show Special Announcement on the blog!

I am thrilled to announce that I’ll be launching a cooking show on YouTube! I realize that it’s no longer enough to tell how my recipes are made, but to show them as well.

I’ve been inspired by the people following and recreating my recipes and I think it would do more justice to their effort by sharing my recipes through video.

We’ve shot the pilot episode a couple of weeks ago and the…

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