Centuries of infighting and struggling against foreign oppression have forged Filipinos into one of the toughest and bravest races in the world. Our history alone is filled with the exploits of courageous Filipino fighters such as Lapu-Lapu and Gregorio del Pilar. And if that isn’t enough to convince you that FilipinosRead More →

Like most high-performing greens, broccoli is high in carotenoids, which help your body rid itself of harmful compounds. Broccoli is the only green veggie with a high level of sulforaphane. Sulforaphane flushes cancer-causing chemicals from the body, making broccoli a champion among superfoods. Other benefits of broccoli include: Increased heartRead More →

Tomatoes account for around 80 percent of lycopene consumption. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that fuels disease fighting capability, including battling cancerous elements. Other benefits of consuming tomatoes or tomato sauce are: Preservation of brain and nerve tissues Increased health in diabetic patients Reduction in bad cholesterol Increased heart healthRead More →

INGREDIENTS 6 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 1/4 pounds) Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil RECIPE PREPARATION Preheat oven to 475°. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a 12″ cast-iron or heavy nonstick skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking.Read More →

I’ve mentioned before that I belong to a CSA so I’m always trying to come up with creative ways to use the produce. I like kale chips, but kale chips all the time is something altogether different. So one spring Saturday, I took out some very pretty eggs. Tanned, with some adorableRead More →

Ingredients 2 tablespoons light or dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 bone-in pork shoulder, preferably skin-on, 6 to 8 pounds 1/2 cup cider vinegarRead More →

The Jacques Torres Recipe’ instead of the New York Times Recipe. Whatever title it’s given, the recipe has been discussed, dissected, and now I’m tossing my thoughts into the ring, too. The recipe is full of nuances and uniquities, making it unlike any other chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve tried.Read More →

This 4-inch long, tadpole-like fish lives in the dark depths of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific – and it is the deepest-dwelling fish ever discovered so far. It was captured – from among many – at depths between 22,000 and 26,000 feet (6,898 and 7,966 m). Scientists believeRead More →

These beauties are an isolated population at the southern range limit of Sumatran orangutans, in Batang Toru, who were found to be distinct from both northern Sumatran and Bornean species – making them a species of their own. “As soon as the significance of this isolated population was determined,” writesRead More →