Uses of Baking Soda in Cooking and Other Kitchen Chores


There's more to baking in baking soda Baking soda is an all-around helper.  Indeed! Not only is it good at baking, but also in other kitchen chores. Here are more ways you can bank on baking soda. [For Tips #1, 2, 3-7, click here] Tip #8 - Cleans fruits and vegetables Unless you grow your …

Turmeric and me: now a constant company


To a certain extent, I differ from Dr. Morton Tavel’s view on food supplements. For there are plants and herbs that may not have been proven scientifically but are efficacious and safe. In his book, Health Tips, Myths, and Tricks, Dr. Tavel says that “dietary supplements may not claim to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or …

Coconut milk: an effective remedy for constipation?

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A cup of coconut milk may be all that it takes to solve constipation. This home remedy acts fast to relieve your discomfort. And it’s healthy, too. At some points in our lives and for some reasons, we experience constipation. And it is, indeed, inconvenient, while you’re at it. I should know because I did …

The Health Benefits of “Kamote” or Sweet Potato


It may be considered a “poor man’s diet” but sweet potato is undoubtedly a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. See how richly you can benefit from this root crop.   In developing countries, sweet potato is considered a “poor man’s diet” because it’s one of the cheapest staples that a hard-up individual can …

Bananacue: an all-time best selling street food


It’s merienda time! Time for bananacue! An all-time best selling street food in the Philippines, bananacue is made of deep fried banana coated in caramelized brown sugar.  It is usually skewered on bamboo stick when sold, for the convenience in handling and eating. It is not cooked on the skewer. Bananacue is a favorite mid-afternoon snack for many …

Coco toyo: a soy-free sauce from coconut water

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Soy sauce is one of the most important food ingredients in Southeast Asia. But what if a soy-free sauce is made to substitute the traditional soybean-based condiment? Will its consumers welcome it? There’s this episode of an agriculture-oriented TV program in the Philippines that I can’t seem to take off my mind. It’s about a …