Salad Premiere

May 27, 2023 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Mixed lettuce, mango, cashew nuts, black olives and grilled chicken fillet.

Yield: 6 to 8 portions


  • Mixed lettuce
  • Lettuce Romaine
  • Marinated chicken fillet
  • Ripe mango cubes
  • Cashew nuts
  • Black olives – sliced
  • Mayo Pesto dressing – homemade

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Seafood Liguini

May 26, 2023 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

A medley of fish fillet, squid and shrimp in tomato sauce


  • Linguini – cooked
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic – chopped
  • Shrimp – peeled
  • Squid rings
  • Lapu-lapu fillet – cubed
  • Salt and pepper
  • Rice wine
  • Tomato – concussed
  • Fresh Basil leaves

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Garlic Soup Catalan

May 25, 2023 Category :Healthy Recipes 0

Clear broth, enricheed with raw egg yolk if desired.


  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic flackes – fresh
  • Iodized salt
  • Fresh egg – 1 piece
  • Melba toast
  • Spring Onions – chopped
  • Chicken Broth

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Cafe Adriatico: Eastern Delight

May 24, 2023 Category :Healthy Recipes| People and Places 0

Looking for a Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant that has a relaxing ambience? Wanting for a feel of the old times: antiques, woods, paintings and classical music? Then you must try Café Adriatico.

Café Adriatico opened on January 1980. The concept came from its founder, Mr. Larry Cruz, a former journalist. A frequent traveler, Mr. Cruz got the idea from Parisian sidewalks. He named the restaurant after the street where the first branch is on (Adriatico St., Remedios Circle, Malate). The restaurant became a hit through word of mouth. Even showbiz personalities go to this restaurant. It is said that Café Adriatico was the first restaurant to have a café ambience. The Cruz family placed some of their antique collections in the Malate branch.

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Fueled by Optimism

May 23, 2023 Category :People and Places 0

Disease often takes its toll on people, not only on their physique but also their outlook on life. Seeing life in a positive light is difficult, but Rosario Marcelo, 71 years old, is different. Rather than languish over it, she chose rather to live her life fully, despite illnesses and singlehood.

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Triglycerides: The Body’s Fat Depot

May 22, 2023 Category :Health Watch 0

Most people are familiar with cholesterol and its bad effects on our health. We have been warned time and again of high cholesterol and the risk of heart attack or stroke. Several ads boast of low cholesterol, cholesterol-free or even cholesterol-lowering food products. But very few people know or understand triglycerides. So let’s put the limelight on triglycerides.

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What’s Good About Cholesterol

May 21, 2023 Category :Diabetes Research| Health Watch 0

You just had your annual physical exam, and you proudly present your laboratory results to your physician. Everything seems well; you’re sure your physician will be pleased with you. Why, all your results are normal, and one, which says HDL cholesterol in your lipid profile, is even low! But after showing your results, your physician tells you that you should do something about your HDL. Huh? But it’s low so that’s supposed to be good, right? What is HDL cholesterol anyway? Aren’t all cholesterols the same?

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How Bad is The Bad Cholesterol

May 20, 2023 Category :Health Watch 0

The numbers project a not-so-good picture. People with diabetes are at 3-4 times higher risk of suffering cardiac death and stroke compared to non-diabetics. Their risk of developing morbidity and mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) is the same as that of a patient with a history of heart attack or established coronary condition.

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Good Fat vs Bad Fat

May 19, 2023 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Whenever we hear the word fat, these immediately come to mind: bilbil, huge/ big/plus-size people, pork, chicharon, coronary heart disease, etc. Basically, most, if not all, descriptions are negative connotations of the word fat. Unless that word is followed by wallet or luck, then that’s the only time people would want to get fat.

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Chef Carlo Miguel – A Bigger Man

May 18, 2023 Category :People and Places 0

It was a couple of hours away before the restaurant opened. As I ran a bit late, the chef who just guested in Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition and has made a name for himself was already by the bar standing. I came in very anxious and excited at the same time while he talked to the restaurant’s marketing officer. They wrapped up their conversation, and we introduced ourselves to each other. For a moment, there was an awkward silence. I just couldn’t utter a thing when in the back of my head all I could think of was how much he’d changed—very far from the pictures I saw online. It wasn’t just the weight loss. There was something else I could hardly point a finger to. But whatever it was, I liked what I saw and I liked the fact more that I was there to hear his story firsthand.

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