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Let go of the bitterness and embrace the nutrients of the ampalaya!

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One of the most infamous vegetables in the world would be the ampalaya, otherwise known as the bitter gourd. Many Filipino kids remember being forced by their parents to finish their servings of ampalaya, either pushing them to hate vegetables forever or eventually grow into liking the unique bitter flavor. In the Philippines, ampalaya is…

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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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Hummus is a nutritious, protein-packed snack that can be modified in countless ways. Instead of a plain chickpea base, add roasted carrots and fun toppings for good measure. Pickled red onions add a refreshing touch to earthy hummus, and crunchy pan-fried chickpeas add texture to an otherwise smooth and heavy dish.

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These little sweet potato and corn fritters are the perfect snacks to serve as a canapé or entrée, and are also great with poached eggs and smoked salmon for brunch. They are seasoned with red onion, herbs and spices, and each bite is packed with flavour, and taste juicier when accompanied with the mint yogurt…

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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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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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