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Perfect tea for you

HEALTH buffs believe that drinking tea boosts the body’s immune system and fights free radicals because of anti-oxidants in tea. The processing of tea leaves determines the contents of bioactive ingredients. Each variety of tea whether black, red or green,…

Valentine Cookies and Cream Bars

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Ingredients ¼ cup salted butter, melted 2½ cups finely crushed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (about 25 cookies) 16 ounces cream cheese, softened 7 ounces marshmallow creme 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup coarsely crumbled cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (about 7…

Healthier way of frying foods

FRIED foods are tasty and cooking time is quick for people always on the go. Despite the health risks associated with fried foods, the urge to eat them is undeniable. After all, fat enhances appearance, acceptability and flavor of food…

Vanilla Sweet Potatoes

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BRING the flavors of the season to your Christmas table with this unique take on sweet potatoes. You’ll bake the potatoes until fork-tender, then enhance their natural sweetness by drizzling with a sauce made from maple syrup, vanilla bean, and…

Electrolux Christmas Paella

INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound chorizo sausages 1 tablespoon turmeric powder 2 teaspoons dried oregano Salt and pepper to taste 1 kilo skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 2 inch pieces 3 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon crushed red…

Cassava Tarts

INGREDIENTS 250g grated cassava 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk 1/4 cup evaporated milk 1/4 cup coconut milk 1/4 cup coconut cream 1 egg 2 tablespoons chopped coconut meat14 tart shellsTopping:2 egg yokes1/4 cup reserved sweetened condensed milk1/4 cup reserved coconut…

Walking Tall Among Gentle Giants

Menlo Park Police Dep’t code enforcement officer Ellen Hilario shines as model employee, wonder wife, super mom THE petite Pinay cop found herself flying, with her gear soaring in all directions beside her. Then she fell fast, zooming splat to…

AlterNATIVE Couture at Kultura

Kultura launches its AlterNATIVE collection featuring brands that bring together indigenous weaves, local fabrics, and traditional details from cultural communities with modern styling and contemporary silhouettes. These include Kaayo’s ethnic chic blazers that fuse the best embroidery and beading traditions…

How much protein does your body need?

PROTEIN is one of the important nutrients our body needs for stronger muscles. And this nutrient is now everywhere in food. And because of its importance, protein gets a lot of publicity these days. While protein helps for stronger muscles,…

These ‘Beauty with Brains’ Misses

Are Today’s Earth Warriors As beauty pageants have come down to putting special emphasis on their search for “beauty with brain” candidates, the recent selection for the country’s representative to the Miss Earth finals on November 4 was, in a…

Drinking coffee could help you live longer

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HERE’s another reason why you should continue enjoying your cup of brewed coffee (not instant or 3-in-1) - scientists have found that people who drink coffee appear to live longer. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the…
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