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Friday, September 19, 2014

Nutritious Breakfast Recipes (Malunggay, Cucumber, Camote Leaves, Tomato and Egg)

What is most wonderful in waking up in a Saturday or Sunday morning? No work:) And of course,
the time to whip up some healthy veggies for breakfast.

Here are some of my favorite personal recipes which you can try:

Boiled Camote (Young) Leaves and Cucumber

I mix cucumber slices with boiled camote leaves for a nutritious combination. 
For a hassle-free eating, I take out the seeds from the cucumber.
Top it with this homemade sauce:

        2   Tablespoons of Coconut Vinegar
        1/2 Cup water
        1   Tablespoon brown sugar
        1   Whole tomato, sliced lengthwise
         Boil all ingredients in a saucepan, once the sauce thickens a bit, or to the consistency preferred,          it is done.        

Boiled Egg with Fresh Green and Ripe Tomatoes

         2-3 boiled egg/s, sliced whichever way you prefer:), arrange it on one side of the plate.
         1-2 tomato/es, cube size, add a bit of salt and mix. Place it beside the slices of egg/s. 

         When I slice the tomato/es, I do it in plate so I can save the juice and pour it in the egg/s slices.
          Also, I do not mix the tomato and the eggs at once when serving as it affects the taste of both.

Cucumber and Pineapple Salad

         Cucumber is often times served with vinegar. For my children to eat cucumber, I thought of 
         preparing it in a way more palatable for their taste buds.

         1 medium-size cucumber, sliced 
         1 small pack of pineapple tidbits
            salt to taste

         Pour the pineapple tidbits in a bowl, add a pinch of salt to taste. 
         Then add the sliced cucumber. 
         Chill before serving.

         When preparing the cucumber, be sure to wash all utensils, specially the knife, including the 
         handle. Then wash your hands. Be sure not to touch anything while  peeling the cucumber.

So there!

Nothing beats than starting your day right with a healthy breakfast.  
My bonus recipe: Instead of coffee or milk, I have a special morning routine - Malunggay Lemonade.
It is refreshing and good for cleansing too.
       Boil 3 cups of water
       Upon boiling, add 1 cup of malunggay leaves.
       Let it boil for 3-5 minutes.
       Serve in cups.
       Squeeze 2 calamansis
       Add brown sugar to taste

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Prince Harry and Miss World Megan Young

I feel like matchmaking today:)

He is a bit wild. (read: Las Vegas romp)
She is conservative. (read: Sex is for marriage)

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She is  demure and responsible.
He is charming and free.

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He seeks responsibility.
She had it since she was 10.

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He is a man of the world.
She is simple and homey.

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He is handsome. She is gracefully beautiful.

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Now, Prince Harry will be the ultimate Prince Charming. 
Way, way ahead of Prince William:)

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Diverse cultures can be exciting.

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He is full of life.
She is confident and intelligent.

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He is manly. She is poised.

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He is a gentleman. She is elegant and a lady.

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He is a soldier. She is beauty queen.

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He looks good. She does too.

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He's hot, She's sexy.

Prince Harry, marriage is for keeps.
Don't rush.

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Real Score Between Isabella Calthorpe and Prince William

Now that Prince Harry is said to be serious with Cressida Bonas, some quarters are playing up the theory that the Duchess is unhappy with this turn of events. Way back in 2007, the former Kate Middleton was said to have been momentarily dumped by Prince William for Isabella Calthorpe, who is Cressida's half sister.

 Photos of Prince William and Isabella Calthorpe Together, Anyone?

The news are playing again this hyped rejection by Isabella Calthorpe, whom  media deemed as the woman whom Prince William truly loves but whose advances she rejected. This is utterly untrue. Isabella was even touted as Mrs. Prince William at the age of 19 without them having even met. Ain't it logical for a man to seek and pursue the woman that interests him? Much more, the one he truly loves?

Media machinery at its finest: Fictional love interest.

The hype went further saying that Isabella is the only girl Kate is jealous about. This kind of theory is a product of the envious  minds who can't accept that a commoner rose to the highest echelon of society by simply becoming the future Queen of England.

Too much hype on blue-blood and rejection: 
To look down and to put down.

Prince William is not dumb not to be aware of the machinations around him.  Isabella on the other hand was in love with Sam Branson, with few shortlived relationships prior and during their split. Even their friends denied that the two were an item.

Prince William had never seemed to be interested in nobility.

That Isabella was Prince William's true love and would have been his wife had she not declined is altogether again a product of aristocratic snobbery. Some quarters in their highly revered set cannot get over with the fact that a commoner girl, has overtaken them in the looks and love department, and before whom they will curtsy someday.

Action speaks louder than words - which can be twisted, magnified and muted.

If Isabella was indeed Prince William's true love, why then did he proceed with the engagement  on November 2010 when Isabella just called it quits with Sam Branson on June 2010.  Ain't it ordinary for a man to keep the woman  his hearts longs for close to him? 

Both have snubbed the matchmaking media releases.

Prince William, has grown into a mature and sensible person. The experience he got from the troubled marriage of his parents, surely he would opt for something different for him. He had a string of relationships and the only one that came close to upsetting Kate was Jecca Craig.

Both had been with their respective future spouses for the longest time.

Isabella was in an on and off relationship with Sam Branson from 2006 until 2010, before getting back together in 2011 which culminated in tying the knot in March of this year. 

It is not up for the media to choose whom to marry.

Meanwhile, Prince William had been dating many beautiful ladies prior to becoming romantically involved with Kate Middleton in 2004. The brief split in 2007 was for them to assess where there relationship should go. Being a true prince, Prince William needs nothing less than a marriage founded on love. So in November 2010 they become engaged and the much awaited wedding happened by April 2011.

Prince William needs a real wife, not a poster wife.

It is clear that both are not interested with the other. So let's just give them a break and accept that they truly love another however contrary that may seem to the imagination of many.

Both women found love and stood by their man.

The Duchess of Cambridge is not the only person affected by this unfounded "love,"  Sam Branson is equally in this too. Let's leave them out of Prince Harry's romances.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Coconut Vinegar: Best Anti-Fungal Remedy

Nature has given us the best cure for common fungal diseases at the cheapest price imaginable. No need for costly ointments. Be cured safely  and save your money.

Coconut vinegar can either be made with coconut water or from the sap, or "tuba," of the coconut tree. This is a staple condiment in Southeast Asia, particularly in the Philippines, where it is called suka ng niyog. Coconut vinegar is white and cloudy with a very pungent acidic taste and a hint of yeast.

For Skin Fungi
Wash the affected are with soap and lukewarm water. Dry gently with clean cloth. Then wet a cotton ball with  undiluted coconut vinegar and gently rub in the affected area. Let it dry. Do this in the morning and in the evening. Observe the redness to fade away in just one week.

For Foot Fungi and Athletes Foot
Wash the feet with lukewarm water and soap. Dry gently with clean cloth. Prepare 1 liter of lukewarm water in a basin, pour 1-3 tablespoons of coconut vinegar. Soak the feet in about 15 - 30 minutes. For best results,  do not rinse afterwards. Let it dry.

For Nail and Toe Nail Fungi
Wash the hands or the feet with lukewarm water and soap. Dry gently with clean cloth. Gently rub with a cotton ball soaked with undiluted coconut vinegar all nails and toenails to prevent the spread to other areas. But do not use the same cotton ball used for the affected nails and toenails. Do this every morning and before going to sleep until the nail returns to normal.

For Hair Fungi and Dandruff
Pour 5 tablespoons of undiluted coconut vinegar in small basin. Wet the hair by gently massaging the scalp. Ensure that the mixture reaches the scalp especially the itchy areas. Let it stand for 5 minutes. Shampoo and Rinse the hair with tap water. 

In just one wash, the itchiness is significantly reduced, the dandruff almost gone. Do this once a week. It does wonders to the hair too, making it softer, cleaner and shinier.