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Last weekend, as usual, I was scouring the streets of Makati for the next healthy find. This time, I was led to the numerous tents of the Salcedo Saturday Market at Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village. As I entered the park slash foodie-haven, I was greeted by a variety of fresh, cooked, fried, frozen and baked produce. There were fish, vegetables, fruits, cakes, ice cream, and so much more.

Thanks to my love for peanut butter (and search for homemade ones), I was instantly led to a tent which sold a variety of homemade dips, named Pinoy Ordurvz. (But it turned out, the ‘Peanut Butter with less sugar For Sale’ sign which caught my attention was of their next-tent co-seller. Oops!)

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Despite the slight faux pas, I quickly chatted with the owner, Ronah, who was super friendly (and who laughingly dismissed my peanut butter inquiry), informative and pro-health (yay!).

Their bottled foods are homemade, thoughtfully prepared and have a healthy twist thanks to their no preservatives, no additives core value. Plus, they use 100% pure olive oil and extra virgin olive oil. There are a lot of vegetarian-friendly options such as the bestseller, Malunggay Pesto (we all know how magically nutrient-dense malunggay is.), Tofu Adobo, Garlic Mushrooms, Chili Con Carne Champinon, Cracked Mustard, Baked Beans, Chili Garlic Oil, Dill Pickles and Feta Cheese in EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).

Non-vegetarians, don’t fret! There are loads of options for you as well: Bangus Belly (Portuguese and Bistek Style), Sardines Tamban/ Tawilis in Olive Oil, Tuyo Pate, Tuyo (dried Herring fillets) in EVOO, Milkfish Pate, Healthy Bagoong (fish paste) in Olive Oil, Nitrate-free Corned Beef (woah!), Dulong in Olive Oil, Air-dried Beef Tapa, Boneless Bangus En Tocho (or Adobo), Chili Con Carne, Smoked Salmon Pate, Bangus Pasta Sauce, Smoked Barbecue Sauce and Fish Chicharon (Fish crackles). So full of Omega 3-rich options, right?

It is such a wonderful experience to know about Pinoy Ordurvz because it just shows that there are health-conscious individuals out there who know that delicious should be paired with fresh and nutritious. After all, food is what fuels our body. Why give our bodies anything less than it truly deserves?

Pinoy Ordurvz is located at:

1. Greenhills Shopping Complex- Lifestyle Center (food court beside the pearl shops) every Sunday to Thursday from 10 AM to 8 PM and every Friday to Saturday from 10 AM to 9 PM.

2. Salcedo Market every Saturday from 7 AM to 2 PM.

3. Legaspi Market every Sunday from 7 AM to 2 PM.

You could always check out their Facebook page or connect with them through their online partner Speed Regalo. Oh, they also have All Natural Sea Salt by D’Asinmeler’s (all natural coarse salt from Pangasinan).

La Vie est Tres Belle!

Freine ♛

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