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The food culture of our world is diverse, robust and unique. While everyone remembers our specialties - from salad - roast beef sandwiches - barbecues - adobo - chow mein - pasta - the mouth watering deserts, there are even more things to discover. From starting your day with a great breakfast, from preparing your lunch and of course the fast cooking dinner meals. This website is dedicated to all of us who wants something more, something different, who LOVE to COOK and EAT. The meals are worth the wait. We may not use the standard ingredients or procedures but it works. Just remember to put the Zesty in Tasty! There is something here for the foodie in all of us! We all get excited when we hear the words: Its time to eat!

I forgot to buy "this and that!" What should I cook now?

We are hungry all the time. Our goal is to keep your house menu fresh and zest even if there is only this and that inside the fridge! So you can always have a new recipe to try. Check back often to find the latest recipes. Also, be sure to subscribe for more recipes - and catch up on social media! 

When all else fails!

There will come a time that you are so freakin tired and you don't want to go to the grocery. Then what? Daaaaddy!  I'm HUNGRY! What's for dinner? Yelled my wife and kid. Uhmm.. Lemme see. Opened the fridge, no left overs?! Then the freezer, Chicken Gizzard? What to do, what to do? ...Aha! The famous ADOBO-WHATEVER-I HAVE recipe!  Check out the recipe page!

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Fettuccine Moringa & Cashew Pesto with Pimiento Stuffed Green Olives

The main ingredient Moringa Leaves contains many healthful compounds such as:

  • vitamin A
  • vitamin B1 (thiamine)
  • B2 (riboflavin)
  • B3 (niacin), B-6
  • folate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
  • calcium
  • potassium
  • iron
  • magnesium
  • phosphorus
  • zinc

Moringa Oleifera Is:

Very Nutritious 

Rich in Antioxidants 

May Lower Blood Sugar Levels 

Can Lower Cholesterol 


Moringa leaves are highly nutritious and very beneficial for people who are lacking in essential nutrients. 

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Food & Fashion Similarities

food and fashion

One day when I was cooking, I was thinking of what to wear to work until my thoughts of shopping popped out like a thought balloon with this "ting" sound. I thought its a good idea to write something about it.


Have you ever been to the mall to shop for new clothing? Don't answer that. Ever been to the grocery store to shop for ingredients for your day or week long meals? Don't answer that either!


Well, here's my answer: it is really hard to know what your going to buy at the mall. Its really hard to choose which of the type of clothes I would want to buy.


I am not a fashionista. But still struggling to decide on what to buy! Will it be that classic shirt or that shirt with lots of snips and holes that sometimes I wonder, has fashion come to this? Rip off a shirt or jeans, make sure you put the designer label on it and people will accept and buy it!


The good thing is, people don't actually buy stabbed red tomatoes and apples. Even bananas with dark spots tend to be left out at the fruit stands.




food and fashion

So what are the similarities of fashion and cooking? I buy clothes that I want to wear. Same as cooking, I want to buy it if I want to eat it.


Fashion depends on the season. So as cooking. Its like I don't want to sip a hot cocoa on a summer day or maybe have something like a slushie or Popsicle on the winter days.


Choosing and pairing on what to wear has its own sense. I wouldn't wear a striped shirt with a plaid shorts or wear too much neon bright colors. The same thing with cooking. I need to make sure everything has the right amount of ingredients. The right amount of salt, sugar, the right balance. Not too spicy, not too sour.


We want to wear something that we want. Sometimes comfort doesn't even count. We don't care that the shoes is so tight but looks good! We don''t care on what we eat even if there's too much fat or high in sodium but it really taste good!


So, I have to end my thoughts of comparing food and fashion. I just wanted to share my thoughts about it. One of my favorite culinary expert and chef Andrew Zimmern always say "If it looks good, eat it!" So is what to wear i guess. If it looks good, wear it! We are what we eat and we are what we wear.


Stone age diet | Caveman Diet | The Paleo Diet

Is eating like a caveman healthy?

The dietary habits adopted by developed countries over the last centuries are largely responsible for many of the chronic diseases that are now commonplace in Western society.


Diseases such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cancer of the colon are virtually unheard of among the few hunter-gatherer populations still remaining in the world.

The stone age diet is based on the foods that our hunter-gatherer ancestors would have eaten before they became farmers.


Even over the last fifty years, our food has drastically changed. Where once our food was made up of simple, natural foods with minimal added ingredients, our food now contains a multitude of different ingredients.


Often it can be hard to even find modern-day food that does not contain some form of milk or wheat, which are common triggers in food allergies, and this leads to people eating the same ingredients every day and often at every single meal.


The stone age diet is nutritionally balanced and a very low allergen diet ideal for people who suffer from food allergies or food related ailments.


The foods you can eat on the stone age diet should be from natural sources and include items such as fruit (except citrus), fresh fruit juices (except citrus), all game and fish, free-range eggs, all vegetables, fresh vegetable juices, fresh nuts (except peanuts), herb teas, natural seasonings (salt, black pepper, herbs) and bottled or filtered water.


The foods you must avoid on the stone age diet are milk in all forms, milk products, cereals and their related products, any form of sugar, domesticated animal meat (meat from pigs, cows, sheep etc.), chicken, eggs (unless free-range), citrus fruit, alcohol, coffee, tea and all manufactured foods such as canned, packaged, bottled foods and ready-meals, processed meat or fish, chocolate and cocoa products, spices and tap water.


The above list may seem restrictive but you will find your health and well-being dramatically improves just be removing the foods to avoid from your diet.


There are also some exceptions which you are allowed to eat on the stone age diet which do fit in with our modern lives and dietary practices. Live low-fat yoghurt in moderation is a good addition to the diet and some grains which are well tolerated, even by those with a food allergy, are rice and millet.


If alcohol needs to be consumed (perhaps you're at a wedding or celebration) then a small amount of dry white wine or real ale can be taken.


The stone age diet is based on natural, nutritionally rich foods and following the dietary habits it provides will ensure you reap the benefits and achieve a strong, fit and healthy body.