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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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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 »
What You See is What You Get by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’m supposed to register last two weeks ago for the Food Styling Seminar by Dolores Custer on July 25th. I was actually sure that I wanted to attend even if I already knew h ... Read on »
In Search of Ingredients by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Genesis 1:29 “ See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the land and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food." ... Read on »
Spring Vegetables and Brown Rice Soup by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I used to make this soup for my late-father except that they’re cut into smaller pieces and they’re cooked longer with white rice instead of brown rice and with some ani ... Read on »
Fresh Cheese, Cherry Preserve and Basil Sandwich by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I made this sandwich when I started to feel hungry last Saturday afternoon. At first, I made it only with cherry preserves which I’m supposed to use as a filling for the ... Read on »
Chickpeas: Dried vs Canned by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Cooked (dried) chickpeas I love the versatility of chickpeas (garbanzo beans). So versatile that they're always available at the supermarket. You can use them in any di ... Read on »
Gorgeous Beets and Lentils by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Beets are one of those underrated root vegetables. They don’t really get that much attention here. As far as I know, even if they’re sold in the market, I only get to e ... Read on »
Up Close and Personal by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking When I first learned about Rouxbe almost 2 years ago, I thought this is the finest online instructional cooking on the the web today. There are a lot of things that I've lea ... Read on »
More Fantastic Sprouts by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sprouts are wealthy in nutrients so these past few days I continued my sprouting adventure with adzuki beans, French green lentils and sunflower seeds. ... Read on »
More Fantastic Sprouts by Divina Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Sprouts are wealthy in nutrients so these past few days I continued my sprouting adventure with adzuki beans, French green lentils and sunflower seeds. ... Read on »