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Divina

Pasay City, Philippines
I started this blog so I can do something for myself after taking care of my father for almost 4 years until he died. With many year of being inactive in the food industry, creating this blog is my way to promote myself and to reach more to other people. With my training in culinary arts and... Full Bio
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2010: Destination of Dreams by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I wanted to declare in my life that 2010 is going to be my best year. With so many emotional struggles and bondages in life that I have to face, I’m not brave enough to say ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 10 - Fats You Shouldn't Cook by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking To continue on the series of fats, day 10 is about fats you shouldn't use for cooking. And these are polyunsaturated fatty acids which are highly fragile when expose to hea ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 10 - Maximizing the Nutrient Value of Beans and Legumes by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This is the challenge that most people are familiar with and I've done quite a few recipes on beans and legumes on this blog. Here's a post Improving Legumes Digestibili ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 11 - Bake Some Sourdough by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My sourdough starter is not yet ready until Sunday evening. I'm not a baker but there was a time that I do love to bake bread and that was in school. But I also baked some ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 12 - Find Real Milk by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I actually hate milk. When I was young, I drink powdered milk for breakfast before going to school and I hate it. I wanted to throw up. But milk is great in desserts and ot ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 12 - Get Your (Good) Bacteria by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This is the challenge that I'm trying to incorporate into my lifestyle. Consuming yogurt and kefir, making naturally pickled vegetables such as kimchi are just some of th ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 15 - What is a SCOBY by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Yesterday I started using some of the sourdough starter but instead of making a foccacia, which I will do probably next week, I made a sourdough whole wheat pita bread. I t ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 16- Get Cultured (Veggies) by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I usually buy kimchi at the supermarket but for the past three weeks I've been making my own and they are fantastic.I rarely visit the Korean store as they are out of rou ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 17 - Making Yogurt at Home by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have some plain yogurt and I have milk although not raw. I've been wanting to make my own yogurt at home the same way I want to make butter. Another challenge is to find ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 18 - Making Cheese at Home by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here's another project you can do at home: making your own cheese. I made some yogurt cheese the other day and they are great as an icing for cupcakes flavored with some fr ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 19 - Preparing Nuts and Seeds by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Here's an easy challenge that you can do: soaking nuts. They are high in beneficial fats but their fats are also fragile so I always keep mine in the fridge. And that al ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 22 - Why You Should Eat Red Meat by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I just made beef adobo the other day with some coconut milk and chilies. I tried to avoid meat but after a few weeks, I knew there's something missing. Read Day 22 - Mee ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 23 - Pasture and Meadow by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Should I say rejoice to bacon, lard and egg yolks? Read day 23's Eat your Bacon, Eggs and Lard at Nourished Kitchen. The key is, when consuming meat and animal foods, t ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 24- Mineral-Rich Stocks & Broth by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If you really want to start eating healthier, then make your own homemade stock at home. I know it's easier to buy a can of chicken stock or some bouillon powder or liquid, ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 25 - Not -So-Awful Offal by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Liver is one of the nutrient-dense foods available but it's not one of my favorite things to eat unless it's my late-father cooking them for me. Through his cooking, I've l ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 26 - Fish and Seafood by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The Philippines is an archipelago comprising of 7, 107 islands and I am blessed to have access to abundant fish and seafood. With so many varieties, I am still confused wit ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 27 - Give Back by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I"m almost done with the challenge and this is the challenge that I would like to be a part of. Day 27 is giving back to your community by Nourished Kitchen . So here ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 28 - Beyond Twenty-Eight Days by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This is the last day of the challenge. Actually, I'm two days behind. Here's day 28 for some helpful guidelines from Nourished Kitchen. It's our final day on the 28-da ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Day 9 - Fight Against GMOs by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Before continuing on the series of wholesome fats, there are some pressing issues about the deregulation of genetically engineered alfalfa. If you are concerned about GM ... Read on »
28 Day Real Food Challange: Week 2 - Evaluation by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This is the end of week two and day 14 is a recap of what I've done for the past week. We started with fats for high cooking and fats to eat raw. I still love cooking wi ... Read on »