Half-cooked or raw broccoli

May 12, 2019
Most vegetables are sensitive to heat and knowing the right cooking technique will unleash all their molecules especially the anti-oxidants. A lot of other vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals and valuable chemicals that can be unlocked or blocked, depending on preparation and the foods they’re eaten with.

Science reveals what’s behind good chocolate

May 12, 2019
Their analysis, which involved measuring the density of mixtures and how they flow at various stages of the process, suggests conching may alter the physical properties of the microscopic sugar crystals and other granular ingredients of chocolate. Until now, the science behind the process was poorly understood.

How to reuse old spices, herbs

March 02, 2019
DO herbs and spices have expiration date? Sellers say so. What about herbs that already look old, too dry and wilted, would they still be usable? Generally people would say yes. You probably have some herbs and spices in your pantry that you can’t remember buying.

Food combinations good for health

February 16, 2019
* Avocado and soy sauce. A little drop of soy sauce can change a lot of things. It cuts the fattiness of the avocado perfectly. And if you prefer something sweeter, maybe try to put honey on it.

Eating tasty desserts without added sugar

November 20, 2018
Don’t fret, you can still eat dessert if you’re eating clean. Just scale it back and choose treats that are lighter on the sugar or free from added sugar entirely. A modest amount of sweetener is fine; you can still have foods like dark chocolate (what’s life without chocolate?). But when you want a sweet treat that’s totally clean, we have ideas for desserts with zero added sugar.

Cassava Tops Cooked in Coconut Milk

November 02, 2018
In a large skillet, preheat 1 Tbsp of cooking oil. Add in the spice paste, lemon grass, galangal, turmeric powder and bay leaves. Stir fry until fragrant, about 5 minutes or so. Add in the chopped dried shrimp and stir fry for another 3 minutes. Add in the cassava leaves and 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil and then lower the heat and let it gently simmer for the next 10 minutes

Healthy processed foods for you

October 13, 2018
WE are often advised to avoid or limit intake of processed foods to maintain good health. But is this possible when almost all foods readily available are processed? What else to eat, you may ask.

Frosted carrot cupcakes

October 05, 2018
Ingredients Batter 210g Healthy Options Gluten-Free All Purpose Baking Mix 1/2 Tbsp Bob’s Red Mill Baking Powder 1 Tsp Bob’s Red Mill baking soda

Ginataang Santol (Sinantolan)

October 05, 2018
Sinantolan or ginataang santol is a Filipino dish wherein minced cotton fruit (also known as santol) is cooked in coconut cream. Meat such as ground pork or minced pork can also be added. This dish is perfect when prepared spicy. This is the reason why I used both siling pansigang and Thai chili. It is best eaten with warm rice.