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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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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 »
Last Harvest by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Last Monday and Friday we had our last avocado harvest. I was hoping for more avocados to last until the end of the year but every tree has its own season. So far, we g ... Read on »
Bitter Herbs: Pau d’Arco (Taheebo) by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Our gardener Richard has planted a taheebo plant about two years ago. He says I could make it as a tea but I never did because it was only tiny plant in a pot. Besides ... Read on »
Yesterday's Harvest by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hey, two are missing... It was a windy day yesterday. But even with the strong wind going in every direction, the unwavering avocado tree is resilient from the winds ... Read on »
Some Amazing Local Leafy Greens by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Vine Spinach I’ve gathered a few of the local leafy green vegetables available here in the Philippines. I don’t remember eating them before. It was only about a few ye ... Read on »
It's Harvest Time by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I know what you’re thinking when you saw the photo above, “This is probably the ugliest avocados I have ever seen. ” You might not even buy it if you see something like ... Read on »
Hail to Hijiki by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking One of the great brown seaweeds (sea vegetables), hijiki is known as the bearer of beauty and health in Japan as it nourishes the hair and helps reduce dryness and spl ... Read on »
Avocados, Almost There by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I may have missed a great opportunity to work at the International Culinary Arts Academy of Cebu where a friend of mine is asking me to teach holistic nutrition/whole f ... Read on »
Celery, Wakame and Green Onion Salad by Divina 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This healing dish concentrates on the medicinal properties as its first priority instead of choosing random ingredients to make a dish. This dish is actually for my bro ... Read on »
Red Cabbage, Jicama and Hijiki Salad by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Not another cabbage salad recipe. I know there are many versions of these salad and endless variations can be still be made. The truth is, the first and the last time I ... Read on »
Impromptu: White Bean and Roasted Garlic Soup by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking What would you do with overcooked white beans? I overcooked mine yesterday and they’re not good enough to be used for salads or as a main dish. There are two things I c ... Read on »