Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Burp Society at Cafe 1771 El Pueblo

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 0 comments

Have you ever wondered what it is like to dine in a posh restaurant without worrying about damaging your pockets? Well, now is your chance because hidden in plain sight, at the heart of Ortigas lies a cleverly stylish treasure trove for foodies like me and The Burp Society.

Combining chic artistry, fashionable interior design, quality service and culinary ingenuity -- Cafe 1771 from the Chateau Group gives us an au courant taste of fine cuisine that most restaurants won't. Think of it as casual dining with a hint of first class a la mode.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Be Happy Baked Pasta Sauce Recipe

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 0 comments

Growing up, have you ever wondered what it would be like to eat your favorite spaghetti anytime you want at the comfort of your home? How may times have you asked your mom or your nanny to cook you pasta but in the end get disappointed because the sauce did not taste as it should be?

As a grownup, it's now easier to eat and buy what ever food you like. But in my case - being an OC - it's even harder to eat outside (i.e. restaurants) especially, when I worry about proper kitchen sanitation and food handling. I find it best to eat home cooked meals.

That is why when our new cook arrived bearing her most remarkable pasta sauce recipe and ingredient, I was all over and buzzing about it. *wink*

The secret ingredient is....

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Korean Fest - Bellevue Manila

Thursday, September 06, 2012 - 0 comments

This new event from Bellevue Manila reminds me of my favorite side dish. Kimchi! I've learned to love it ever since our high school trip to South Korea back in the late 90's. The majority of our group and even the other students in our school would react negatively every time they smell our Korean schoolmates' lunch for that day --not knowing that behind that foul smelling aroma comes the delicious, mouth watering and addictive flavor.

I gained wight because Kimchi makes me devour more rice. I can even eat it with bread. Sometimes we make Kimchi fried rice, Scrambled egg with chopped Kimchi, Kimchi Soup, etc. We just can't get enough of Kimchi. We love it. Same goes with other Korean food. That is why I'm excited with the latest event by Bellevue Manila. The Korean Fest on September 14 - 23, 2012.

It's a 10 day festival that will showcase Korean food and art. But, that's not all. For all those who will avail of their Korean Buffet at the Cafe d'Asie from Sept 14-23, 2012, you will have a chance to WIN a round trip ticket to Korea, plus Bellevue Gift Certificates.

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The Bellevue Manila
in partnership with
Mercedes-Benz Alabang and the Korean Cultural Center of the Philippines
Discover Korea 2012
A 10-day Food Festival with Art Exhibit and Sale
Schedule of Activities:
Authentic Korean Buffet in Café d’Asie
September 14 to 23
Discover more than the usual Korean dishes at our lunch and dinner buffet prepared by our guest Chefs from Korea for only P1390nett per person. Get a chance to win two roundtrip tickets to Korea and other Bellevue gift certificates when you avail of this sumptuous authentic buffet.

Mercedes-Benz at The Bellevue
September 14 to 16
Get a closer look at the latest models from Mercedes-Benz on display at the Grand Ballroom Lobby from 10am to 6pm. The sales managers will be glad to assist you and show you more of the car as they take you to a test drive around the Hotel.

Art Exhibit and Sale of Korean Paintings and Traditional Paper Dolls
September 14 to 23
Different Korean artists have converged to showcase their painting masterpieces and traditional Korean paper dolls. Come and visit to appreciate or buy a few pieces for your home as we put them on exhibit and sale from 9am to 7pm at the main wing lobby.

Grand Raffle Draw
September 23
All those who availed the Korean buffet from September 14 to 23 will have a chance to win a roundtrip ticket to Korea and different Bellevue gift certificates on this night. Make sure you drop your business card or fill out our raffle coupon on your way out of Café d’Asie.

For more information and reservation, please call The Bellevue at 7718181 or email us at

Note: This is a FREE feature request. PR material/s were provided by the web organizers.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Rock Salt or Sea Salt - Jimmy Dy-Liacco, DMM

Sunday, August 05, 2012 - 0 comments

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Rock Salt or Sea Salt.                                                  
by Jimmy Dy-liacco, DMM                                                                         
STRESS RELIEF... Is salt bad for hypertensive?                        
What is bad for hypertension is iodized salt, which is a fake salt.  It is made up of only 3 synthetic chemicals, sodium, chloride, iodine. It does not melt in water (glistens like diamonds), does NOT melt in the body, does not melt in the kidneys, gives kidney stones, and raises blood pressure. However, it is the salt favored by the synthetic drug-based doctors who say it is very clean and sanitary, pointing to how white it is and how it glistens like diamonds. The fake salt is man-made in a factory.                                                                
The true salt, which comes from the sea and dried under the sun and commonly called rock salt, has 72 natural minerals including natural sodium, chloride, iodine. It melts in water, melts in your body, melts in the kidneys, do not give kidney stones, and best of all brings down blood pressure and stops/prevents muscle cramps, numbness, tingling. If you    
get muscle cramps in the lower legs at night, just take 1/2 teaspoon of rock salt and a glass of water, and the cramps with its horrific pain will be gone in 5 minutes.                                
The highest BP that came my way was in a woman who had a BP of 240/140 and came to my house at 10:30 pm on what she said was a matter of "life and death" because the high BP was already giving her a crushing headache, especially the back of her head. She could not walk up the 6 shallow steps to my porch. Two men had to help her, one on each side, in addition to the cane that she needed to prop herself up.                
I muscle-tested her and found that underlying her BP of 240/140 and the crushing pain in the head, her body's water content was only 6% (normal is 75%), salt content was zero, potassium was 96% deficient, and cardiac output (blood flow from the heart) was only 40% (normal is 100%). So the blood supply to the head was 60% deficient.                              
I gave her one 6" long green 'sili' (hot pepper), 1 raw ripe 'saba' banana, 1/2 teaspoon of rock salt and 3 8-oz glasses of tap water. The sili was to normalize cardiac output and shoot blood to the head, the saba banana was for the potassium deficiency and to have food in the stomach because pepper will give a stomach ache if the stomach is empty, and the rock salt and the water were the first aid for her severe dehydration which was causing her arteries to be dry and stiff  and her blood to be thick and sticky, because they were dehydrated.                                
After 5 minutes, she said, "The pain in my head is gone." We took her BP, it was 115/75, and cardiac output was up to 100%.                        
She walked out of the house to her car without the men helping her and without the cane.                                                        
She has been taking 2.5 teaspoons of rock salt, 15 glasses of water, 6 saba bananas and 3 of the long pepper daily since then (beginning September 2009), and her BP and cardiac output have been normal since then.                                                                    
Two months later, in November, at a PCAM roundtable forum on hypertension in Club Filipino, she gave her testimony, followed by her brother who said that he grew 2 inches, because the salt and the water had refilled his compressed disc spaces in his vertebral column. The disc spaces had become compressed because they had become dehydrated since the fluid filling up these discs are 95% water.                              
Why salt?  Because without salt the body cannot retain water no matter how much water is drunk. You will still be dehydrated because you will just keep urinating and sweating the water out.                              
This is not an isolated case. When BP is rising high but there is little or no headache but there is stiffness of shoulder and neck muscles, all you need to normalize the BP and remove the stiffness and the pain in 5 minutes is 1/2 teaspoon of rock salt and 3 glasses of water. If there is crushing pain in the head, it means blood supply to the head is lacking, and you will need the sili to normalize it and shoot blood to the head and remove the extreme pain.                                            
Jimmy Dy-liacco, DMM



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