EGGPLANT SKILLET CASSEROLE: Removing traces of a shady past, the eggplant story.

I only knew one kind of eggplant growing up in Manila – the eggplant that my mother used to cook or buy from the public market. Little did I know; there are so many varieties of eggplant to this day. The most popular variety available to most Americans is Italian eggplant. Based on Specialty Produce … More EGGPLANT SKILLET CASSEROLE: Removing traces of a shady past, the eggplant story.

BANANA COCONUT BUNDT CAKE with Peanut Butter Frosting – No guilt for the sweet tooth

Gluten-free/Vegetarian One of my resolutions this year is to cut down on my sugar intake. It is easier said, especially for someone like me who developed sweet tooth later in life when my metabolism starts to slow down. But, there’s a way and I know that! It just takes a little amount of self-control to … More BANANA COCONUT BUNDT CAKE with Peanut Butter Frosting – No guilt for the sweet tooth

Tilapia and Squash in Coconut Curry Sauce

Let’s talk about good protein. All food made from meat, poultry, seafood, beans and peas, eggs, processed soy products, nuts, and seeds are considered part of the Protein Foods Group. However, not all proteins are created equal. According to Livestrong.com protein from animal sources are high in saturated fats which could raise cholesterol levels in … More Tilapia and Squash in Coconut Curry Sauce

Jump-starting the New Year with RED KIDNEY BEAN CUPCAKES

It is not easy to eat healthy nowadays! Every minute of the day we are bombarded by images of mouth-watering food in television, the internet and social media. These food and beverages are packed with either bad fats (saturated or trans fats); bad carbs (high calorie, high sugar); or bad proteins (meat with high saturated … More Jump-starting the New Year with RED KIDNEY BEAN CUPCAKES

Potosi: A short bike ride in the crisp October air

[Travelogue] ​One afternoon in the middle of the week,​ ​my significant other and I were both home and off from work. We​ ​went for a short ride on the bike. Not knowing where we were heading, I dressed up for the ride: leather chaps, boots, jacket, and gloves. I also put my shades on, tightly wrapped … More Potosi: A short bike ride in the crisp October air