I chanced upon this video by scientist Darya Pino (her site, Summer Tomato, is one of Time Magazine’s 50 Best Websites of 2011). I was diagnosed with high cholesterol a few months back and had done what I thought I was supposed to do, which was avoid egg yolks, bacon, fried food, etc. In the seven-minute video, she explains why I shouldn’t be avoiding food with high cholesterol content, and instead focusing on the different types of fat. At least, I think I got that right. I’m bad at science.
Here’s the video, and hopefully this will help other foodies like me 🙂
I’ve much to blog about, but let me take a commercial break from my travel posts to say this:
I have found the most delicious cookie in the world.
It’s called “Tranquility,” and is made by The Inspired Cookie. I bought it from The Grind, which is my “office”/neighborhood coffee shop of choice. It’s pricey (USD3.00), and over too soon, but it is definitely the most delicious cookie I have ever had in my life. And I’ve had lots. Hell, I don’t even _like_ lemon cookies to begin with.
(Never mind that they misspelled ‘lavender’ on their website – you eat the thing; you don’t read it. And for me to say that means that I really, really like this cookie.)
If anyone wants to bribe me to do their will, please, get to it. A box of 6 will do.
I’ve been to Chinatown in San Francisco and Singapore, but (embarrassingly enough) not to the one in my own country. So when Gabby asked me if I wanted to come along to a walking tour of the Manila Chinatown, I immediately said yes. The tour was described to me as “a lot of eating” – I thought they were joking, but it turned out to be entirely true. Continue reading