June 3, 2015

Cleansing and Detox Using Apple Cider Vinegar


Bragg organic apple cider vinegar

Bragg organic apple cider vinegar




2-3 tablespoon of Bragg organic apple cider vinegar & 8 oz of mineral water

Although I’m a health buff that doesn’t drink alcohol, don’t do drugs, don’t smoke, I admit, I still love eating fatty foods! A friend of mine recommended I try mixing 2 tablespoons of Bragg organic apple cider vinegar to 8 oz of water to cleanse my body of unwanted toxins. After doing some online research, I found out that a lot of people have tried using it. So I told myself, I guess it’s about time I try it too. I usually do it once a week. I fill my 8 oz glass with mineral water & 2 tablespoons of Bragg organic apple cider vinegar. Keep in mind that you can only do it using Bragg organic apple cider vinegar. I read before that even Dr. Oz recommends this cleansing drink too.

So now, everytime I feel like I’ve eaten so much of that fatty stuff, I make it a point to do an organic apple cider vinegar cleanse at the end of the week. At first, drinking it feels weird. That’s why they recommend you mix with water so as not to burn your stomach linings & even your esophagus. After drinking my full 8 oz glass of water w/ my organic apple cider vinegar, I woke up feeling fresh and good. I really felt different & it feels like some of my fats were dissolved & melted and won’t clog the arteries of my heart while I was getting a good night’s sleep.

Some online posts on google also states this apple cider vinegar drink is also good for the liver, decreases water retention and that bloating feeling and manages blood pressure. I don’t know if this diet drink can also be used to lose weight safely, but maybe as long as you do it once a week. The best place to buy this vinegar is at any GNC outlet near you. When I started this diet, I opted to buy the smallest bottle at GNC. Once I got the hang of it, I got another small bottle. So as not to damage the enamel of your teeth, you might want to use a straw when drinking it from a glass.

 If you have ever tried this cleansing diet, let me know how it turned out for you by leaving a comment.

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September 2, 2014

Pesto Cavatappi Recipe

When I was touring Washington DC with my family, I craved for some pasta. That’s when we found Corner Bakery Cafe at the National Press Building. It was a cool place to have lunch & the menu was affordable. I ordered pesto cavatappi & hubby ordered the spinach sweet crisp salad while the kids had their child serving of mac & cheese. They also got a free juice & free cookie. The food was delish. Couldn’t get it off my mind so when we got back to Los Angeles, I immediately searched online for a recipe that I can tweak. Here’s my very own version of pesto cavatappi:


  • 1 lb macaroni pasta
  • 14.5 oz alfredo sauce
  • 3-4 tbsp pesto basil sauce
  • seasoned Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 cup chopped rotiserrie chicken
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper (optional)


Boil water. Add pasta. When it’s al dente, drain the pasta. Then, add the alfredo sauce & the pesto basil sauce. Keep stirring. After 3 minutes, add the chopped rotiserrie chicken. Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese & salt & pepper to taste.


Serves 3-4

Since it was my first time to use a ready-made pesto sauce, I couldn’t quite decide which one to use so I bought 3. One of them has cheese already.

pesto basil sauces & pesto cavatappi

You can also serve with garlic bread on the side. Served using my Royal Albert plate. Happy eating!



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March 10, 2014

Best Buffet In Los Angeles


a sample plate of my choice from King Buffet Los Angeles
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I’ve been to several buffet restaurants already in Los Angeles such as King Buffet, New Town Buffet and Vegas Seafood Buffet and Hokkaido Seafood Buffet. So far, the top three on my list would be King Buffet, New Town Buffet and Vegas Seafood Buffet. Since I am a fan of Chinese & Japanese food, their selection is enough to satisfy my hunger cravings. I am rating them according to price, location & ambiance. King Buffet is in the Hollywood area & accessible even to people without cars. And for the price, nothing beats The King! Soon, there will be a Target store beside it so I imagine there will be more people eating there & they might need to expand.

The address of these buffet restaurants are as follows:

KING BUFFET  1375 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 Tel: (323) 468-9398

NEW TOWN BUFFET 1100 N. San Fernando Blvd Burbank, CA 91504 Tel: (818) 238-9398 Web: www.newtownsuperbuffet.com

VEGAS SEAFOOD BUFFET 7021 Hollywood Blvd Unit 110 Los Angeles, CA 90028 Tel: (323) 462-4300 Web: www.vbuffet.com

HOKKAIDO SEAFOOD BUFFET 10850 W Pico Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90064 Tel: (310) 475-8181 Web: www.hokkaidoseafood.com


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