Sunday, December 28, 2008

Nubella-RECIPE EBOOK

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sweet and Sour Fish and Elbow Macaroni and Pork with Salsa

Sweet and Sour Fish

1. Use a Mama Sita or McCormick Sweet and Sour Powder Packet with Mrs. Paul or Gorton Frozen Fillet or Fresh Fish for Escabeche.

2. Add Diced Fruits like Strawberry, Nectarine, Plum, Salsa

Elbow Macaroni and Ground Pork with Salsa Mix

1. Boil Water. You can use Microwave Oven.

2. Cook Elbow Macaroni in Water until tender.

3. Make a mixture of Santa Barbara Salsa of Mango-Peach etc. Wegmann's Pineapple Salsa and/or Vegetables Salsa

http://www.sbsalsa.com

4. Mix with the Elbow Macaroni.

5. Cook the Ground Pork with a mixture of the salsa in the microwave oven until fully cooked.

Bon Appetito.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

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here is one for you:

ginger powder (salabat, available at Little Manila Foodmart in Princeton Junction, NJ) mixed with coconut juice;

coconut milk plus yogurt called lossee -Indian recipe;

hard boiled eggs ---

mash the egg yolk and add with ground shrimp or ground tuna or ground nuts or ground whatever

sprinkle cinnamon or adobo seasoning or paprika or nutmeg powder and

call it a day

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Apricot-Orange Bread

Serves: Makes 2 loaves

Only 1 egg and very little margarine are used in this low-saturated-fat, low-cholesterol low-sodium bread.

INGREDIENTS
1 (6 oz.) package of dried apricots cut into small pieces
2 cups water
2 tablespoons margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon freshly grated orange peel
3-1/2 cups sifted whole grain flour
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 cup chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Lightly oil two 9x5-inch loaf pans.
2. Cook apricots in water in a covered medium-size saucepan for 10-15 minutes or until tender but not mushy. Drain; reserve 3/4 cup liquid. Set apricots aside to cool.
3. Cream together margarine and sugar. By hand, beat in egg and orange peel.
4. Sift together flour, dry milk, baking powder, soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with reserved apricot liquid and orange juice.
5. Stir apricot pieces and pecans into batter.
6. Pour batter into prepared pans.
7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until bread springs back when lightly touched in center.
8. Cool 5 minutes in pan. Remove from pan and completely cool on wire rack before slicing.

NUTRITION INFO (per ½ slice)
Calories: 100
Fat: 4.4 g
Carbohydrates: 14.2 g
Protein: 1.9 g


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Flourless Chocolate Cake

Serves: 8

Both chickpeas and mayonnaise keep this butterless chocolate cake moist and nutritious.

INGREDIENTS
1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups garbanzo beans (chickpeas) - cooked if fresh, drained and rinsed if canned
2 eggs
1/2 cup egg substitute
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS
1. Place rack on middle level and pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In a small bowl, melt chocolate in microwave on medium power for two minutes, stopping frequently to stir.
3. In food processor or blender, combine beans, eggs and egg substitute, blending on high for 30 seconds. Add chocolate, sugar, mayonnaise and baking powder and process until smooth.
4. Pour mixture into 9" heart-shaped non-stick baking pan or a round pan, baking for 45 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
5. Cool and dust with powdered sugar.

NUTRITION INFO (per serving)
Calories: 380.6
Fat: 13.9 g
Carbohydrates: 62.0 g
Protein: 7.7 g


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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Rainbow Fruit Salad

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Rainbow Fruit Salad

Serves: 12

Good as a side or dessert, this salad made from fresh fruit is naturally low in fat, saturated fat, and sodium. Plus, it's cholesterol free.

INGREDIENTS
Fruit salad:

1 large mango, peeled and diced
2 cups fresh blueberries
2 bananas, sliced
2 cups fresh strawberries, halved
2 cups seedless grapes
2 nectarines, unpeeled and sliced
1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced

Honey orange sauce:

1/3 cup unsweetened orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1-1/2 tablespoons honey
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Dash of nutmeg

DIRECTIONS
1. Prepare the fruit (peeling, cutting, dicing, etc).
2. Combine and mix all ingredients for the sauce.
3. Just before serving, pour honey orange sauce over the fruit.

NUTRITION INFO (per 4-ounce serving)
Calories: 97
Fat: 0.6 g
Carbohydrates: 24.7 g
Protein: 1.2 g


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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

[kgma] PGMA to keynote Agrilink, Foodlink, Aqualink 2008

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be the guest of honor and
keynote speaker at the opening of Agrilink, Foodlink, Aqualink
Festival 2008 on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008 at the World Trade Center
along Roxas Blvd. in Manila.

The three-day trade show is expected to generate business and trade
opportunities for hundreds of exhibitors and attract thousands of
visitors.

Dubbed as the "country's biggest and most prestigious annual
international trade show on agribusiness, food and aquaculture," this
year's theme is "Sustaining Agricultural Growth Through Niche Markets".

The agribusiness festival will feature merchandise and services
exhibits, live animal and plant display, marketing presentations,
product demos, retail and wholesale, business networking, and many
other exciting activities.

It will also feature a comprehensive range of exhibits from
non-mainstream products like goat's milk soap, malunggay tea,
organically-farmed fish and papaya pastes to the latest
state-of-the-art traditional products like modern equipment and
machinery, agricultural chemicals, animal housing and breeding, animal
health and nutrition, cooking, storage and post harvest facilities,
feed ingredients, feed milling, greenhouse and nursery, horticulture
inputs, meat products, organic farming and hydroponics, publications,
research and consultancy, seeds and planting materials, irrigation
systems, transport, logistics, and waste management.

The event is co-organized by the Foundation for Resource Linkage and
Development (FRLD) with 20 national trade associations, and supported
by the Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural and Fishery
Council, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, and the French
Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.

Representatives of the various co-organizers such as Agrilink,
Foodlink, Aqualink 2008 chair Lyndon Tan, DA Secretary Arthur Yap, and
FRLD president Antonio Roces will join the President for the event.

[kgma] UNICEF calls for concerted efforts to educate children and save mothers

UNICEF calls for concerted efforts to educate children and save mothers
MANILA (PNA) -- To draw attention to the Millennium Development Goals
(MDGs), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nation
(UN) children's agency, joins the UN Millennium Campaign's Stand Up
and Take Action on October 17-19.

"UNICEF calls on all sectors to band together to bring a future full
of promise to children around the world. Ensuring that children,
especially the most marginalized and disadvantaged, have access to
proper education and mothers are given adequate care not only make for
better communities, but are also inextricably linked to achieving the
other MDGs," Vanessa Tobin, UNICEF Representative, said.

Tobin said the eight MDGs include: eradicate extreme poverty and
hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality
and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health;
combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; ensure environmental
sustainability; and develop global partnership for development.

In December 2000, world leaders from 191 member- countries of the UN
adopted the Millennium Declaration to end extreme poverty. From this
declaration came a set of eight time-bound goals called the MDGs which
encapsulates the world's development aspirations by the target date of
2015.

As the target date of 2015 fast approaches, UNICEF calls on world
leaders in the Philippines to work towards fulfillment of the goals,
especially on MDG 2 (Achieve Universal Primary Education) and MDG 5
(Improve Maternal Health). These are two of the goals least likely to
be achieved in the Philippines.

Achieving universal primary education in the country remains a
challenge, with 1.9 million children aged 6-11 who are not in school.
For every 100 children who enter Grade 1, only 68 eventually finish
Grade 6.

Studies reveal that the country is moving away from the targets
largely because of consequences of poverty such as unaffordable
incidental costs of education, need for children to work and/or take
care of younger siblings, ill-health, under-nutrition and poor school
readiness.

The other causes include the unabated increase in population and
underinvestment in basic education which translates to, among other
things, lack of classrooms, water and sanitation facilities, teachers,
textbooks and health and nutrition services.

On the issue of maternal health, the Philippines is among 68 countries
which contributed to 97 percent of maternal, neonatal and child health
deaths worldwide.

Around 11 Filipino mothers die everyday mostly from severe hemorrhage,
hypertensive disorders, sepsis and problems related to obstructed
labor abortion. This is because the public reproductive health service
is not comprehensive enough, too few mothers receive skilled care
before, during, and after pregnancy and, lastly, most mothers do not
always have access to quality emergency obstetric care services. (PNA)

__._,_.___

Monday, October 6, 2008

[kgma] CHR eyes institution of people’s right to food

From: "kgma_news"
Date: October 6, 2008 3:10:29 AM EDT
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MANILA (PNA)–- Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is seeking inclusion
of the right to food in government's National Action Plan on Human
Rights (NAPHR).

CHR believes this will help further solidify government action on
addressing hunger and raise nationwide public recognition of such right.

"More than a necessity, more than a need, right to food is an
entitlement of every person, of every Filipino," CHR Chairperson Leila
de Lima said in justifying the proposal.

She noted the matter is urgent, particularly since CHR's research
shows over half of the Philippine population is experiencing hunger as
poverty incidence nationwide rose by 2.9 percent in 2006 to 32.9
percent from 2003 levels.

"Such increase in statistics must be given due attention and concrete
action by government," she said.

The Philippines is duty-bound to promote the right to food,
particularly as it is a party to the International Covenant on
Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which recognizes people's right
to adequate living standards, she noted.

De Lima is likewise backing the right to food's inclusion in NAPHR as
she lamented this is hardly tackled in–depth within the Philippines'
legal framework.

She said the Constitution "has no express recognition of the right to
food" and mentions `food' not in a human rights context but in
relation to government's duty of providing a nationwide food and drug
regulatory system.

"At best, it is only by inference from the more general rights of
social justice, adequate standard of living and the like," she said.

The Philippines still has no laws dealing with the right to food, she
further noted.

CHR hopes two bills tackling this matter can be enacted soon.

These are Rep. Nonato Joson's House Bill 3711, the Food Security Act
of 2008, and Rep. Leonila Chavez' House Bill 3870, the National Food
Security Act of 2008.

During a Food and Agriculture Organization forum this month, de Lima
reported CHR hasn't still filed or probed `motu propio' cases related
to the right to food.

"The apparent reason is lack or inadequacy in recognizing right to
food in the Philippines both on the part of duty-bearers, as to their
obligations, and claim holders as to their rights," she said.

On Oct. 16, the Philippines will join other nations in celebrating the
annual World Food Day.

Among goals of this celebration is to strengthen international and
national solidarity against hunger, malnutrition and poverty.

This celebration is expected to help boost CHR's push for the right to
food.

CHR earlier reported nationwide subsistence incidence or number of
people unable to meet their basic food requirements rose during
2003-2006 period to 12.2 million people from 10.6 million people.

Rice price rise is among factors forcing people to forego eating meat,
fish and other protein sources, de Lima said.

Failure to meet basic food requirements will compromise bid of
government to realize Millenium Development Goal 1's sub-target of
halving both proportion of population living below minimum dietary
energy consumption and number of underweight children below five years
old. (PNA)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Melamine in Milk -- no good

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Roxas City -- The government institutions in the country have vowed to

Roxas City -- The government institutions in the country have vowed to
help in the food production effort.

Director General Augusto Syjuco of the Technical Education and Skills
Development Authority (TESDA) revealed that the agriculture and
fishery schools nationwide will soon produce rice and other
agricultural crops, livestock and aquatic products in commercial
quantities.

Syjuco vowed that TESDA will therefore take the lead in contributing
to the country's national food security program through a full-scale
food production.

He said that "the TESDA as a government institution will contribute to
our country's food security."

He added that "we have to tap and maximize the use of existing
resources and harness our own expertise in increasing food production."

Recently, the administrators and officials of TESDA technology
institutions gathered in Manila for a special meeting which focused on
the discussion of the food production plans of each institution.

The move is in response to the directive of President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo to utilize all tillable lands to ensure food security
and sufficiency.

Syjuco revealed that TESDA technical institutions own a combined land
area of 2,000 hectares which can be used for agri-fishery production.

At present, he said, these technology institutions use their land
resources as training laboratories and experimental facilities for
various agri-fishery courses. TESDA has 125 technology institutions
all over the country.

The proposed cultivation and wide scale planting of dragon fruit by
the Bangui Institute of Technology in Ilocos Norte is one of the food
production plans presented during said meeting.

Another proposal which elicited deep interest among the school heads
is the utilization of vermi composting technology to produce organic
fertilizers for crop production.

While the agri-fishery schools chiefs noted that increasing food
production in their respective schools would require funds for new
equipment, support infrastructure, and other inputs, they agreed that
implementing their food production plans as soon as possible will
generate income for their schools, students and communities.

__._,_.___

Friday, September 26, 2008

Coconuts or niyog, gata, tuba, ni, waini, iou, jekaro, jekami

Buko Pie

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Coconut Shrimp

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Coconut Virgin Oil with Popcorn

Source of coconut virgin oil:

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Coconut Sport(Macapuno)


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Macapuno and Buko Ice Cream

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Buko-Pandan Cookies

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Guinataan or Coconut Milk with meat and/or vegetables and/or fruits

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Coconut Recipes

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Coconut Wine

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Coco Biodiesel

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PGMA on Poverty and Hunger

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's Statement during the High-Level
Event on the Millennium Goals: Roundtable on Poverty and Hunger
Conference Room 4, U.N. Headquarters
New York, USA
September 25, 2008
09252008B

Señor Presidente, muchas gracias.
The Philippines like much of the world pursues the universal dream of
a better life for themselves and their children.

Our pro-poor economic agenda has been at the center of our poverty
alleviation efforts. Early on, we incorporated our commitments under
the MDG in our administration's Medium-Term Development Plan, thus, we
committed ourselves to allocating the resources needed efficiently and
effectively to all those areas.

As a result, we have already made solid gains midway to 2015. At our
rates of decline in extreme poverty and malnutrition, the 2015 MDG
targets are expected to be met in our country. Yet, almost overnight,
the significant gains we have made to alleviate hunger and poverty are
under assault. The surge in the global prices of food and fuel have
started to overwhelm the poorest among us. Against the backdrop of
this turmoil, however, we still remain optimistic that the structural
reforms we have made at home will allow us to overcome the external
shocks from abroad.

The Philippines will emerge from this challenge because we have
pursued a deliberate strategy for greater national self-reliance. This
includes diversifying our export markets so that today, China
including Hong Kong, has eclipsed the United States as our largest
trading partner.

It also includes greater use of geothermal biofuels and other
renewables so that in our administration we have increased our energy
independence by 17 percent. It includes investing heavily in our own
people to stimulate greater domestic demand.
We have been working tirelessly to address challenges arising from the
slowdown in the global economy combined with high oil and food prices.
For now, we have succeeded in ensuring that our country's food
supplies remain stable. But I am not here to pull myself or anyone
else. I'm a realist and we cannot do it alone. We need the help of
developed countries more than ever.
We call on donor nations to help developing nations meet their MDGs on
time.
In this regard, notamus con gratitud.... (in Spanish) ...
A strong U.N. as never before, we need rigorous international
cooperation and intervention as never before.
We urge all countries to help in implementing the Comprehensive
Framework of Action launched by the U.N. High-Level Taskforce on the
Global Food Crisis. This framework involves the U.N. donor countries,
civil society and the private sector in seeking food security through
the right combination of policies, technologies and investments.
We are all in this boat together -- rich and poor, developed and
developing. Lives are deeply affected in Europe and North America by
the economic turmoil too. No one is immune. But today, I'm speaking in
behalf of 85 million Filipinos and perhaps millions of our brothers
and sisters from around the world who have been pushed closer to the edge.
My friends, it is essential that we live here this week firmly resolve
to take action to stop the backsliding on poverty and hunger facing
much of the world.
We must always remember to put a face on poverty and a face on the
poor. Their toll is our toll but notwithstanding the strong ____ of
the global economy, we can make progress against hunger and poverty if
we all stay together and help one another.
Thank you. (Applause)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

TUNA FROM THE PHILIPPINES

General Santos City -- The local tuna industry should take advantage
of opportunities in aquaculture production in the face of dwindling
tuna stocks across the world's primary fishing grounds.

At the 10th National Tuna Congress held here earlier this month,
aquaculture experts encouraged more tuna industry stakeholders to
diversify into aquaculture as a way of adapting to the decline in
global tuna catches amid high fuel costs and increasing international
competition. Aquaculture production in the country has significantly
expanded over the years, with the industry now valued at $750
million,said Ramon Macaraig, president of the Chamber of Aquaculture
and Ancillary Industries in Sarangani (CHAINS).

With the stricter enforcement of tuna management conservation measures
resulting in lower catch levels worldwide, increasing domestic
aquaculture production can fill in the current supply gap in local and
foreign markets and ensure the country's food security.

"Aquaculture production in Mindanao offers opportunities for growth,
with a variety of species available," Macaraig said, adding that
diversification into aquaculture can supplement the incomes of those
who at present depend exclusively on the tuna catch.

While it is not yet economically feasible to farm yellowfin tuna and
other commercial tuna species, there are high-value marine species
with good potential in both domestic and Asia-Pacific markets,
including grouper, pompano, mangrove snapper and Asian sea bass.

China is still the main export market for high-value seafood such as
live grouper, snapper, abalone and sea cucumber. Frozen tilapia,
catfish and pompano are selling well in the U.S., while Japan is a
major market for shrimps and crustaceans.

The sustainability of aquaculture operations depends on the feeding
systems used, the acceptability of products in local and foreign
markets, and choice of location for operations, Macaraig said.

Gil Adora, assistant director of the Department of Agriculture's
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (DA-BFAR), said that the
investment potential of aquaculture has led to the development of
"mariculture parks" in the Philippines.

"These promote the expansion of fish production and help provide a
livelihood for fishermen, [and can accelerate] socio-economic growth
in underdeveloped areas," Adora said.

A typical mariculture park covers a sea area of 500 hectares or more,
and is equipped with a communal storm-resistant mooring system and
boundary markers. It includes individual "farm plots" for fish cage
operations, seaweed farming and other aquaculture activities.

Mindanao is an ideal location for mariculture activities due to its
large production areas, year-round fish production, water quality and
skilled manpower, Adora said

Adora and Macaraig both noted the efforts of USAIDs' Growth with
Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program to ensure the sustainability of
Mindanao's small-scale aquaculture producers by providing them with
aquaculture training and linking them with potential buyers and new
markets.

Over the last decade, the GEM Program has also assisted the
SOCSKSARGEN Federation of Fishing and Allied Industries, Inc., in
introducing best production practices among its members-purse seine
and handline fishing groups, canners, processors, traders and
aquaculture producers-to help strengthen the local tuna industry's
global competitiveness and ensure its sustainability. (GEM-PIA XI)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Aquaculture and Fisheries

MANILA (PNA) - The Philippines is an active member of five regional
initiatives on fisheries and aquaculture cooperation including a
project establishing partnership with Southeast Asia Fisheries
Development Center (SEAFDEC) that led to several projects contributing
to sustainability of marine resources in the region.

This is in line with the State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) vow of
President Arroyo to energize the agriculture and fisheries sector.

Philippine agriculture grew by a high 4.7 percent in six months to
June as against 3.74 percent in the same period in 2007 as government
stepped up farm spending in keeping with the Presidentâ•˙s
agriculture-related SONA thrusts.

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Arthur Yap said the Arroyo
governmentâ•˙s initiatives on aquaculture and fisheries cooperation also
include Identification and Control of Food Safety Hazards in the
Production of Fish and Fisheries Products in the ASEAN (Association of
Southeast Asian Nations) Region for health certification and
Quarantine Measures for the Responsible Movement of Live Food Fish.

He said the Philippines has been a lead participant in establishing
the ASEAN Shrimp Alliance to enhance the regionâ•˙s capability to
respond to challenges of international trade in shrimp and shrimp
products.

The country likewise participated in setting up ASEAN Network on
Aquatic Animal Health Centers as a tool to facilitate diagnostic and
certification capabilities in ASEAN member-countries critical for
exporting live aquatic animals, he continued.

╲We were also the lead country in completion of the ASEAN-SEAFDEC
project on the Promotion of Mangrove-Friendly Aquaculture in Southeast
Asia and have contributed to the preparation of the Regional Plan of
Action to Promote Responsible Fishing Practices,╡ said Yap in a speech
read for him by Director Gil Adora of the Bureau of Fisheries and
Aquatic Resources (BFAR) during a recent forum hosted by the
University of the Philippines in Los Baños, Laguna.

The Iloilo-based Aquaculture Department of SEAFDEC is headed by Dr.
Joebert Toledo.

In Southeast Asia, some 38 million people directly engage in fisheries
for their livelihood and half a billion people depend on fishery
products for food and protein intake.

With remarkable advances in technology for fishing, processing and
aquaculture as well as in quality control and hygiene management, the
region became one of the world's major suppliers of marine products,
Yap said.

╲However, fishery resources across Southeast Asia and the rest of
Asia-Pacific are increasingly under pressure while many people -
mostly the most marginalized - depend on these resources for
subsistence survival and small basic incomes,╡ he said.

Adora said this is the reason close cooperation among Southeast Asian
countries is necessary to guarantee sustainability of fishery
resources in the region.

SEAFDEC, the Philippines through BFAR headed by Malcolm Sarmiento Jr.
and seven other Asian countries have started tagging five species like
galunggong and hasa-hasa in the South China Sea and Andaman Seas under
a three-year collaborative research on the migration patterns of small
pelagic fishes in these waters, Adora said.

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia (Peninsula,
Sabah and Sarawak), Vietnam and Myanmar are the other country-partners
in this project.

Also, BFAR and SEAFDEC are strictly monitoring entry and culture of
Peneaus vannamei or Pacific white shrimp broodstocks as part of the
countryâ•˙s efforts to double shrimp production to over 100,000 metric
tons (MT) in five years so it can regain its previous status as one of
the worldâ•˙s top shrimp producers.

DA last year lifted the ban on importation and culture of Vannamei
shrimps.

Toledo said consensus was reached during a recent national gathering
of shrimp growers that three factors are essential to boosting shrimp
production.

These are culture of specific-pathogen free or specific-pathogen
resistant broodstock and high-health fry; use of probiotics,
bio-security measures and other best management practices as well as
marketing the right size of shrimps demanded by consumers plus
compliance with food safety regulations.

As for BFARâ•˙s fish tagging project with SEAFDEC and seven Asian
countries, Sarmiento said it involves inserting special number-coded
yellow tags at the base of the dorsal fins of individual fishes.

The fishes are then released back into the sea and their tags are
expected to be returned to the nearest fishery agency by fishermen who
catch these.

Sarmiento said this project is designed to let researchers determine
migratory path of these species.

This will lead to development of a regional management plan for
sustainability of small pelagic fisheries in the region.

Citing 2005 data from United Nations Food and Agriculture
Organization, Yap said fisheries production of the top four Southeast
Asian nations â•" Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand â•"
amounted to 15 million MT.

Indonesia was the top producer (6.5 million tons of the 2005 output)
followed by the Philippines (4.1 million tons), Thailand (3.7 million
tons) and Vietnam (3.4 million MT).

As part of President Arroyoâ•˙s SONA commitments, government so far
established 33 mariculture parks and 134 fish sanctuaries while
turning over 415 post-harvest equipment to fisherfolk.

Among these new mariculture parks is the one in Sibutu East and North
Lagoon, Sitangkai in Tawi-Tawi province.

This ws established to fulfill the Chief Executiveâ•˙s 2007 SONA promise
promise to people there. (PNA)

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Friday, August 8, 2008

FTCua Science Lessons 8

MANILA (PNA) -- The Department of Social Welfare and Development
(DSWD) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Philippine Association of
Flour Millers (PAFMIL) Inc., and the Chamber of Philippine Flour
Millers (CHAMPFLOUR) launching the "Tinapay ng Bayan" livelihood
training program for the out-of-school youth (OSY) members of the
Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines. (PYAP).

DSWD Undersecretary Luwalhati F. Pablo who signed the MOA on the
"Tinapay ng Bayan" project said that "the project will address the
challenges of providing development programs for OSYs, at the same
time, boosting the accelerated hunger mitigation program of the
government which includes increased food production."

Some 22 out-of-school youths from Makati City were the first graduates
of the project which coincided with the signing of the MOA held at the
Philippine Foremost Milling Corporation, Tondo, Manila.

Aside from the National Capital Region (NCR), the "Tinapay ng Bayan"
project will also be implemented for the PYAP members in Region VI
(Iloilo City, Western Visayas) and Region XI (Davao City).

In Region VI, the project was launched at the Philippine Foremost
Milling Corporation Training Center at Jalandoni Street, Lapaz, Iloilo
City.

Some 25 OSYs, 15 from Janiuay, and 10 from Iloilo City were trained on
bread making from July 21 until August 1, 2008.

DSWD Regional Director Teresita S. Rosales said that the DSWD will
provide the OSYs with capital assistance after the training through
the Self-Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran (SEA-K) program.

They will also undergo training on Basic Business Development to be
administered by a DSWD Regional Project Development Officer.

On the other hand, the Iloilo City Social Welfare and Development
Office will provide an area for the bakers and the needed equipments
for the bakery. The products may be sold in Tindahan Natin outlets.

Mayor Bienvenido P. Margarico said, "we are currently coordinating
with our municipal engineers to determine the budget needed for the
construction of the bakery for the OSYs."

The "Tinapay ng Bayan" project aims to sustain the training of
out-of-school youths of the Pag-asa Youth Association of the
Philippines as professional bakers. (PNA)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Sunshine Rice from Spark People Recipe of the Day

you may add ginger and coconut flakes and use coconut virgin oil for oil

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Sunshine Rice

Serves: 4
Serving Size: 1/3 cup

This citrusy rice contains almonds, celery, and onions, but no added salt for a flavorful low sodium side dish.

INGREDIENTS
1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1-1/4 cups finely chopped celery with leaves
1-1/4 cups finely chopped onion
1 cup water
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
dash hot sauce
1 cup long-grain white rice, uncooked
1/4 cup slivered almonds

DIRECTIONS
1. Heat oil in medium saucepan. Add celery and onions and sauté until tender, about 10 minutes.

2. Add water, juices, and hot sauce. Bring to a boil. Stir in rice and bring back to a boil. Let stand covered until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.

3. Stir in almonds. Serve immediately as a side dish for a fish entrée.

NUTRITION INFO
Calories: 179
Fat: 8.8 g
Carbohydrates: 22.7 g
Protein: 4 g


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Countryside Couscous

Serves: 8
Serving Size: 2/3 cup

Couscous is a staple of North African cuisine and can be found anywhere from Middle Eastern markets to your local supermarket in the pasta or dried beans aisle. Recipe courtesy of National Pork Board.

INGREDIENTS
1 can (14.5 ounce) fat-free vegetable broth
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon sweet paprika
1/4 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and ground red (cayenne) pepper
1/2 cup (2-1/2 ounce package) pine nuts
1/4 cup each dried apricots and cranberries, chopped
1 package (10 ounce) couscous (about 1-2/3 cups)
2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped

DIRECTIONS
1. In medium saucepan, bring all ingredients except couscous and parsley to boil over high heat.
2. Stir in couscous; remove from heat.
3. Cover and let stand 5 minutes; stir in parsley.

NUTRITION INFO
Calories: 214
Fat: 6.2 g
Carbohydrates: 34.4 g
Protein: 5.6 g


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Shangri-La Hotel Group, & San Miguel Corp donate $1M for typhoon victims

THE FORT, Taguig City, Metro Manila – President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo said today that the Shangri-La Hotel Group and San
Miguel Corporation (SMC) are donating $500,000 each to the
government's relief and rehabilitation program to help victims of
Typhoon Frank get back on their feet.

The President announced the good news during the time capsule-laying
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and the San Miguel Corporation (SMC), Southeast Asia's biggest food
and beverage company.

Aside from its humanitarian gesture, the donation was also a
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President said.

Shangri-La and SMC, jointly launched their "Feeding the Future"
program during the same ceremony.

"In the space of the last hour, we've seen two laudable initiatives,"
President Arroyo said in her opening address: "one (the capsule-laying
for Shangri-La at the Fort)… will go a long way to attracting
investors and burnishing our image as a choice tourist destination in
Asia; and another (Feeding the Future), which will have far-reaching
impact towards providing sufficient food for our countrymen," she said.

The President pointed out that "both are important and redound to the
benefit of the Filipino people."

"To the Kuok group, thank you for your faith in the Philippines," the
President said, relating that she had "met Mr. Robert Kuok in two of
my working visits abroad to secure new commitments for job creation
and investments in the Philippines," she said.

"We are happy that our meetings have borne such valuable fruit. We are
encouraged by your investment in our country," the President added.

Pointing out that "at every occasion, I work to help secure additional
support for stabilizing prices and ways to ensure food supplies," the
President thanked the "Kuok and San Miguel groups… for answering the
government's call for private sector involvement in the issue of food
security."

"That the nation's largest food and beverage company and one of the
region's largest food, sugar and vegetable oil companies have convened
to launch this program (Feeding the Future) offers a signal that food
security transcends both the public sector and private institutions –
it demands action for all sectors."

"When government and private sector come together for the public good,
the results can be powerful," she said

The President, who came with First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, was
received by Kerry Group Ltd. Chairman Robert Kuok, Shangri-la Asia
Ltd. Executive Chairman Ean Kuok, and Ambassador Eduardo Cojuangco,
and Taguig City Mayor Wilfrido Tinga, among others.

Also in the ceremonial ground-breaking and program launching
ceremonies were Senators Edgardo Angara, Loren Legarda, Chiz Escudero,
and Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap and Trade Secretary Peter Favila.



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Monday, June 30, 2008

KIWI 2007 Best Recipes

http://www.kiwimagonline.com/downloads/Recipes/pdfs/KIWI-BestRecipes2007.pdf

Asian Chicken Salad

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Asian Chicken Salad

Serves: 4

The fruit that tops this salad helps to make an already healthy dish packed with even more vitamins. Reprinted with permission by Public Health - Seattle & King County.

INGREDIENTS
2 cups cooked chicken, skin removed, cut into bite-sized pieces
4 cups cabbage, shredded
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 cup carrots, grated
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 mandarin orange or tangerine, divided into sections
1/2 cup nonfat Asian or Oriental-style salad dressing
black pepper

DIRECTIONS
1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, cabbage, mushrooms, carrots, cilantro, cucumber, and dressing. Toss well.
2. Top with green onions and tangerine sections. Pepper to taste.

NUTRITION INFO
Calories: 125.5
Fat: 0.9 g
Carbohydrates: 19.5 g
Protein: 10.9 g


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[kgma] PGMA witnesses signing of $500-M contract between RP and Libby's Fruits

PGMA witnesses signing of $500-M contract between RP and Libby's Fruits

New York City --- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo witnessed today
the sealing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Philippines
and NTC Marketing, Inc. or Libby's Fruits of New York in simple rites
held at the Waldorf Hotel here.

Trade Secretary and National Development (NDC) Chair Peter Favila
signed in behalf of the Philippine Government and NTC Marketing
Chairman Michael DeRose for Libby's Fruits.

Under the MOA, the Philippines would have a 35-year contract to supply
pineapples from the Bicol region to Libby's Fruits.

The Philippines stands to earn some $500-million from the
implementation of the MOA while some 5,000 farming families would also
benefit.

Libby's Fruits is produced by NTC, a private company with over 40
years in the food industry, which specializes in tropical fruits,
offering new and innovative solutions to growth,

NTC tropical fruit products include Libby's pineapple, pineapple
juice, tropical fruits that include guava, red and yellow papaya and
sliced mango, tropical mixed fruits and mandarin orange.

Monday, June 16, 2008

COCONUTS USES AND APPLICATIONS

COCONUTS USES AND APPLICATIONS

1. Coconut Juice with Ginger or Salabat Powder less the artificial sweetening

2. I will try Coconut Juice and Ginger Ale next week

3. Coconut Milk or Gata with Tea-the so called Coconut Flavored Tea

4. Coconut Milk with Pineapple--Pina Colada without rum

5. Coconut Milk with Yogurt=--called Lossee

6. Virgin Coconut Oil with Popcorn

7. Coconut Virgin Oil with Milk

8. Ubod Pandan Extract from McCormick Philippines with Aqua or Water

9. Coconut Shrimp

10. Coconut Lobster

11. Coconut Prawn

12. Coconut

13. COCONUT SEAFOOD

14. Coconut Milk(GATA) Ginataan with Banana and other Veggies

15. Coconut Flakes

16. Coconut Macaroons

17. Nata de Coco in many varieties in many Asian countries

a. Coffee Jelly with Nata de Coco made in Taiwan
b. Lychee with Nata de Coco made in China
c. Mango with Nata de Coco made in the Phiippines
d. Fruit Gelatin with Nata de Coco made in Malaysia
e. many more variations with Nata de Coco

18. Coconut Fronds like Banana Fronds for Maruya

19. Coconut Sport or Macapuno Ice Cream

20. Coconut Sport, Nata de Coco, Macapuno, Coconut Flakes in FRUIT SALAD like Fruit Cup or Ambrosia-Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Onions and Chives,

21. Can you make Coconut Fibers into Saya? Barong Tagalog? Barong Polo? Blouse?

22. Coconut Biofuels or Coconut Methyl Ester or Coconut Biodiesel Fuels or Coconut Biofuel Blends

23. ChemRez BioActiv

24. http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=bioactiv&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

25. http://www.mtmayon.com

26. cut and dried coconut leaves or fronds for art class on greeting cards, like Women Promotion, Ethiopia SSpS

27. ADD TO THIS LIST, MY KABABAYAN

the below is #27

add to this for our new blog being constructed

http://ftcuafood.blogspot.com

Low-Fat Maple Granola

Serves: 6

Start your day with this hearty, vitamin-rich granola. Easy to make in just a few minutes.

INGREDIENTS
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup whole almonds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup flaked coconut (unprocessed)
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup apple juice concentrate
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried fruit

DIRECTIONS
1. Preheat oven to 300� F.
2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except the dried fruit and toss well.
3. Spread on large cookie sheet and bake 35-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.
4. Stir in dried fruit.

NUTRITION INFO (per 5/8-cup serving)
Calories: 352.6
Fat: 8.4 g
Carbohydrates: 60.0 g
Protein: 11.9 g


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