Food Profile: Black Rice

Nearly every Filipino consumes rice daily as our main staple food. This grain, which was originally cultivated in China as a product of conventional & Epigenetic (selective) breeding was spread throughout Asia and is the most widely consumed food in…

Food Profile: Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are the edible seeds of the plant Salvia Hispanica, a Central American plant that is part of the mint family. This superfood was used in ancient times by the Incan and Aztec civilization as an easily stored, carried…

Food Profile: Onion

Onions are perhaps one of the most popular root crops in the world. They are used in a myriad of ways. As an ingredient to add flavor to dishes, caramelized, breaded and fried and even eaten raw in salads or…

Food Profile: Sugarcane Juice

Sugarcane juice is the raw, unprocessed sap pressed from fresh canes. This can be drunk directly or chilled and makes for a sweet and refreshing drink. But we’ve all been taught that sugar-rich drinks are bad for our health right?…

Food Profile: Durian

In my opinion no fruit is as polarizing as Durian. Those who love it say it is the absolute best thing in existence! Then there are those who abhor it’s smell and taste. Durian does have a very remarkable odor.…

Food Profile: Rambutan

The Rambutan is a tropical fruit which is native to Southeast Asia. Most believe that it orginated from Malaysia or Indonesia, although it has been present around the region for hundreds of years already. The fruit is quite unusual looking…

Food Profile: Kangkong

Known Internationally as Water Spinach, Kangkong is a widespread, popular and easily cultivated perennial that is a favorite leafy green in Filipino cuisine. It is cooked in many ways, basically boiled, deep fried and everything in between! It is also…

Food Profile: Kamote

Sweet Potato was found in it’s wild form in Asia then was cultivated on the Polynesian islands. They are used as staple foods, being full of carbohydrates that our bodies need for energy, but they also provide a variety of…

Probiotic Foods That You Can Easily Culture at Home

The Gut Microbiome is an ecosystem of bacteria living in our digestive system that plays important roles in supporting and regulating every other system in our body! Click on the link above to read all about it. Simply put, we…

Food Profile: Tamarind

Tamarind, the sour seed pod known locally as Sampalok is a very unique tasting fruit, that has a mix of sweet, sour and spicy flavors. It is eaten raw, our used as a souring agent in the popular soup dish,…

Food Profile: Potato

Potatoes are one of the world’s most beloved root crops. Coming in many varieties, these tubers are eaten cooked, in a multitude of different ways. Potato is originally from central America where it was the fuel for the Incan civilization.…

Food Profile: Marang

The Marang is fruit that is endemic to the Philippines and related to the Jackfruit and Durian. Even within our own country they are not commonly recognized, especially in Luzon. The fruit ripens and gets over ripe very quickly after…