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A Day of Sun and Sea in Samal Island

DAVAO CITY. I arrived at the Santa Ana Wharf after a 20 minute taxi ride from Casa Munda Bed and Breakfast. It was 7am on a Monday morning. I got off at Pier 2, found my way to the boat for the divers and island hoppers. When I got on board there were already a few passengers on-board, a family, a group of friends, and a number of more experienced divers. I had signed up for the trip along with a friend of mine, Kat, I was waiting for her to arrive. We were diving with Pro Dive Davao, a…

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Spicy Sesame Zoodles with Crispy Tofu

Are you down with this? It starts with zoodles (zucchini noodles) tossed with a thick and intensely deep spicy sesame peanut sauce that will then eventually get loaded up with crispy tofu that has been made crispy by just pan-frying it with the same spicy sesame peanut sauce, but waiting until those crispy browned bits appear in the pan / wondering if this is going to be weird / actually loving the texture of the browned bits in contrast with the tofu and sesame zoodles. We are letting this browned bits situation happen intentionally so it feels like we did…

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Burst Tomato and Zucchini Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

We are living in the deep of winter. Deep, dark, frozen winter. We’re talking multiples of ten below zero where your hands get frostbite within like two seconds of being exposed to the air. Why/how/why? This is exactly why I am channeling the warm vibes by bringing avocado, zucchini, and tomatoes into my life in the ultimate cozy form of PASTA.  If there was ever a category of food to bring me back to life, it would most definitely be my old friend, my first love, the sustainer of my winter days – p-a-s-t-a. This recipe is two things: we’re embracing that healthy trend of spiralized vegetables…

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