I Kept Quiet About My Pregnancy

When you’re pregnant, you’re dying to tell the world, but you want to wait till you pass the 12-week milestone. Waiting till the end of the first trimester is increasingly common, as this period is normally the highest risk period for any pregnancy complications. But for someone like me who found out that I wasContinue reading “I Kept Quiet About My Pregnancy”

Be Grateful When Life is Tough

How to be grateful and strong when things go wrong? There are times when we may feel like we cannot be grateful about anything in our lives. Losing a job or feeling burned out can contribute to one’s negative attitude. Experiencing financial losses or not being able to make ends meet can hurt deeply. EnduringContinue reading “Be Grateful When Life is Tough”

Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookie

Nothing beats homemade cookies! If you run out of snacks in your pantry, and you’re lockdown at home because of the Covid19 pandemic. Stay calm. Don’t complicate things; you can try this recipe. So quick and easy. Ingredients 75g wholemeal flour 1 tsp baking powder 75g porridge oats 50g caster sugar 75g butter (or coconutContinue reading “Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Cookie”

Banana Blueberry Muffin

We are stuck at home because of Covid19 pandemic. Our food is about to run out. Boredom strikes us. Yet, we can do something else to make use of our ample time. How about baking? It doesn’t have to be complicated. If you’re looking for quick and easy recipe, try this one! Ingredients 3 largeContinue reading “Banana Blueberry Muffin”

Three Things To Learn in Time of Covid-19

One of the most important life lessons a person can learn is, “This too shall pass”. It’s a simple realization that this pandemic is not permanent. This moment, the way things are as they currently appear, shall change… and, it already has. Everything is always changing. People changed and people learned from this crisis. ThisContinue reading “Three Things To Learn in Time of Covid-19”

Beetroot-Celery Soup

Beetroot and Celery are my favourite vegetables. I like it either for salad or mixed juice. As I was randomly turning the pages of my cook book recipes, a deep red soup caught my attention. So I tried it! This hearty vegetable beetroot soup or borshch is made with celery. You should try beetroot-celery soupContinue reading “Beetroot-Celery Soup”

Love Yourself

Love yourself. It doesn’t mean being conceited or thinking that you are better than anyone else either. It is about accepting who you are. It is being grateful for the good things and the bad. I have a friend who’s a single parent. At age of 19 she got pregnant with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, he’sContinue reading “Love Yourself”

Apple-Beetroot Soup

Whether they’re grated or thinly shaved, beets are wonderful to eat raw; you get much more of that sweet flavour than when it’s cooked. But it doesn’t have to be all about beet salads — I have tried beetroot with apple from the recipe book “Healing Soups”. Surprisingly, it was flavoursome! Beets are low inContinue reading “Apple-Beetroot Soup”

Lola’s Girl

I always cherish the fond memories I have for grandma, I called her Mamá Pedeng. I have always been her little helper – in the kitchen, in her mini-grocery store (sari-sari store), in household chores and every time she went to supermarkets every Thursday afternoon and Sunday to attend the 6AM mass as well. NoContinue reading “Lola’s Girl”

Mama’s Embrace

Every birth story is unique. It was on Thursday dawn, during Simbang Gabi in 1982 when a healthy little one was brought into this world. The number six and youngest in the family. She was 39 when she gave birth to this child. Her family and neighbors were excited of her birth and so sheContinue reading “Mama’s Embrace”

Broccoli Almond Soup

Who has insomnia? Did you know that both almonds and broccoli are excellent sources of magnesium and calcium? So if you have insomnia, this is good for you to try. It promotes deeper sleep and so you wake refreshed! A 100g of Broccoli has 21mg magnesium. And an ounce of almond has 80mg magnesium. *Continue reading “Broccoli Almond Soup”