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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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Forbidden Rice Risotto with Roasted Pumpkin and Chinese Broccoli by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It’s forbidden, it’s black and it’s sexy. Black equals power while forbidden sounds captivating, at least in my own dictionary of food. While this black rice is not as ... Read on »
Happy First Birthday, Sense and Serendipity by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Jesus said...I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). John 10:10 - AmplifiedBible Spring Awakening in No ... Read on »
Pineapple Quinoa with Goji Berries and Arugula by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I am delighted to be a guest blogger again for another wonderful blog site Jeroxie (Addictive and Consuming ). Penny, originally from Singapore, invited me to contribut ... Read on »
Turmeric, Ginger and Lemon Tonic Tea by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Turmeric is traditionally called the " Indian Saffron" or “ poor man’s saffron ” due to its color. I mentioned before that turmeric is a great defense against Alzheimer’ ... Read on »
Coconut Macaroon Tart for Just Making Noise by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I was hesitant at first to do a guest post for Marillyn’ s blog Just Making Noise. But I did say yes to her invitation to become her first guest blogger for her Swe ... Read on »
Dark Chocolate Truffle Mochi by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I had this idea of making mochi with dark chocolate truffles many months ago. I always have a good idea but someone else conceives it later on. It happens all the time. ... Read on »
My Serendipitous Notes {October 25, 2009} by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My brother is getting married in about two weeks and this afternoon we’re busy with last minute shopping for our shoes, bags and accessories. I hope I can wear ballet flats ... Read on »
My Serendipitous Notes {October 18, 2009} by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I've been catching up on my food blog reading this past week as well as working on my blog posts. I just wonder how people do that with so many great blogs on the web. And e ... Read on »
A Kefir Smoothie and Some Beneficial Superfoods by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Kefir milk is almost non-existent a few years ago. Although there was a supplier that my uncle introduced to us, she is difficult to get in touch with. Well, first impr ... Read on »
Daifuku {Mochi with Adzuki Bean Paste} by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I had this wonderful daifuku from the Japanese food store months ago. They probably brought this from Japan. The rice dough is really soft like a pillow which is a cros ... Read on »
My Serendipitous Notes {October 11, 2009} by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It was another busy week trying something new in the kitchen. Some turned out okay, some didn’t. I believe that’s the joy of doing what you love. When you make a mistake an ... Read on »
Soothing Red Lentil and Tomato Soup by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Lentils are one of my comfort foods and red lentils just deliver that soothing effect to our whole well being. It must be their vibrant, yet earthy and soothing color. ... Read on »
Improving Legume's Digestibility by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Beans are supernatural foods. They are a good source of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Unfortunately, people are afraid to use them because of its som ... Read on »
My Serendipitous Notes by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Indulge: Chocolate Ice Cream Chocolate is Joshua’s favorite indulgent. And with chocolate ice cream, it’s double indulgent. When his mom just bought an ice cream ... Read on »
Immune Boosting Chicken Stock by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This is a great chicken stock to add to your repertoire. If you already know how to make homemade chicken stock, then all you have to do is add a few more ingredients t ... Read on »
Quinoa-Stuffed Shiitake Mushrooms by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking If only quinoa is as affordable as rice, I would eat it almost everyday. But quinoa is five times more expensive than brown rice and even millet. But I love quinoa. Th ... Read on »
Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I'm out of avocados. I tried to save some of it by putting them in the fridge so I can do more recipes. But prolonged storage in the fridge changes their texture and co ... Read on »
Conchiglie with Avocado, Tomato and Prawns by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love this pasta dish. I made this many years ago for the whole family while my late-father was still alive. I could see that satisfying look on his face the moment he ... Read on »
Banana Walnut Bread by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It’s actually Banana Walnut Bread with Dark Chocolate (thanks Dawn ). This is the third time I’ve baked this banana bread within two weeks. The first time I made it, th ... Read on »
Healthy, Sexy, Cool Avocado Sandwiches by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking You can’t go wrong with avocado sandwiches. Actually, anything with avocado is good with the right combination of flavors. But even with the right blending of flavors, ... Read on »