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Food & Drinks, Tips

Until recently, whiskey was the star in many bars across Metro Manila. But I noticed that many people are also starting to get into gin. A classic gin and tonic is a staple in any bar, whether at home or commercially. The thing about gin is that it isn’t as regulated as wine or whiskey….

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Fitness, Food & Drinks, Tips

You would literally have to be a caveman to have not heard of the paleo diet. But if you are like the rest of us, just because you have heard of it doesn’t mean you’re clear about what it truly entails. Here we examine the paleo diet pros and cons, as well as advice on…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes, Tips

If you’ve grown up in the Philippines, then you’re probably familiar with Pancake House. As a kid, I would often bug my parents to take me there. Their classic offerings include pancakes with bacon and eggs, crunchy fried chicken, and spaghetti. But the pièce de résistance would have to be their Tacos. Pancake House tacos seem simple enough:…

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I’m all about a good soft-boiled egg in the morning. A gelatinous egg white surrounding a runny, barely-cooked yolk, with a dash of salt and toast is the perfect way to start my day. I don’t always get the perfect soft-boiled egg though. There are so many variables at play: how much water you have,…

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Fitness, Food & Drinks, Tips

The herbs and spices in your kitchen cabinet help create fragrant, flavorful dishes at home, but they also do a whole lot more for your physical wellbeing. With anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-carcinogenic properties, herbs like turmeric and cumin relieve arthritis, treat digestive problems and infections, and prevent cancer. In fact, studies have shown that their…

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You may have been told countless times that you should never skip breakfast because it is the most important meal of the day. And especially for those who are trying to maintain a healthy diet, or trying to lose weight, breakfast should never EVER be ignored. Given the hectic schedules that most if not all…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes, Tips

Ridge gourd, Sponge gourd, Snake gourd, Chinese Okra, Loofa/Luffa: do any of these names bring to mind a certain ingredient that’s also found in the song, “Bahay Kubo”? They should, because they all refer to a special vegetable fruit called PATOLA! Patola is a member of the squash or gourd family and is technically a fruit, but…

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Food & Drinks, Recipes, Tips

Jollibee is famous for a lot of things, but the main reason would have to be its fried chicken. This chicken was so popular and loved by the Filipino people that it even prompted fast food giant McDonald’s to also serve fried chicken in their Philippine branches. What makes Jollibee’s Chicken Joy so good? I…

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Food & Drinks, Tips

If you are following a strict diet, good for you. It takes a lot of courage and discipline to stick to a diet plan especially in this age and time where temptation is everywhere. But is your diet sustainable? Is it rich with the nutrients a person should normally have? Sure, most diets require people…

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