Thursday, January 18, 2018

Your Guide to Healthy Snacking with FamilyMart

Ube, Ube Creme or Vanilla Twirl

We can’t help those sudden cravings for a sweet, salty, or cool treat—but maybe we don’t have to. While eating frequently throughout the day used to be frowned upon, studies now show that having small snacks in between meals can actually be good for you.  Your go-to for delicious favorites, FamilyMart, is here to satisfy your taste buds with new options for your morning, mid-day, or nighttime munchies.

10 Best Places to Travel in Tuscany

Italy in itself is a place that people dream of visiting not only for its landscapes and monuments but most especially for its food.

Today, Tuscany is another place in Italy that has certain attributes that make it so famous around the whole world. It is known as the most attractive place in Italy that people must visit at least once. Tuscany is known for its well-cultivated wine and the rich culture it holds inside its wide area. It is the birthplace of some famous artists, scholars, and visionaries that have polished the world.  Hence, you must simply rent a villa in Tuscany and soak in the Tuscan vibes.

Enjoying Florence Without Breaking the Bank

The trip to Florence came to me and my daughters by surprise but it was wonderful nonetheless.  It was part of our Tuscan experience early last year of 2017 and like many tourists, I was blown away by its majestic beauty, and now I have this deep yearning to go back and immerse in it some more.

Perhaps, it was one trip to Italy that one should have even for a day or two and you don't really need to spend that much going around the city and walking is the best way to really see the hidden gems of the city, it's nooks and cranny that teem with arts and culture in tenfolds even.  

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Jin Joo Korean Grill at SM Aura Premier

When I was invited to try out Rack Shack at it's newest branch in SM Aura, I saw this peachy Korean restaurant and I thought it's  a total embodiment of K-Dramas. 

My girls had influenced me into watching K-Dramas and well, I also got caught in this Korean wave and let me just say, binge-watching the series I'm following had been worth it.  

Thursday, January 11, 2018

'Bring Home A Friend' to your province – Teo

The rustic feel of the ancestral house, the fresh breath of air, and the heirloom recipe of our lolas are staples one looks forward to when going home to the province.

"We invite you to welcome your foreign friends to the doorsteps of your hometown. Our different provinces and regions offer a much more different experience of the Philippines only we Filipinos know," Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo invites.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Spicy Honey Garlic Chicken with Kenzo and Kloe

Oftentimes when you're caught in between meal preparations and trying to get all the work done, you're left with ready-to-cook preserved meats.

I'm long done with that, but, I'll be damned if I say I don't consume Vigan longanisa, bacon, and deli.  Even my favorite Italian hams were profused with salt, seasonings, and preservatives manufacturers dare not say.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Starting the 2018 Blogging Year Generously

Hello #GoalDiggers!

Have you read the previous post? If not you better get to it, so you'd know all the matters of being a #GoalDigger.

Let me stress, were not gold diggers ha, we please ourselves knowing we have accomplished something in life.  As I did, I counted a lot of heartaches and disappoints last 2017, but also I have acknowledged all the wonderful things the Lord did to me and my family, and they are uncountable as the stars.

So, let me begin to help you establish yourself as one.

I'm giving away Gift Certificates from Networld Hotel Spa and Casino.

+  One GC bearing one night accommodation to an executive room with complimentary breakfast for 2.
+  One GC of Sparomatherapy from SM Kenko Spa at Networld Hotel

1. There will only be one winner for the 2 GC's.

2. There is no expiration to both, but the winner will be the one to call Networld to book their room and spa service.

3. GC's will be sent to the winner's address.

4. Contests starts today, January 2, 2018 and ends January 8, 2018.

5. The announcement of winners will be on January 9, 2018.

To join and be eligible to win.

All you need to do is post or repost the photo above in Instagram and Facebook.

Then, tag me @joyfelizardo and @gastronomybyjoy in IG or @Gastronomy-all about food in FB

Also, kindly use the hashtag #gastronomybyjoyxgiveaway and #gastronomybyjoy.

Comment below with your name and contact details.

Lastly, don't forget to tag three of your friends in IG or FB and comment in my IG or FB account why you want to be a #Goaldigger.

That's it!

Networld Hotel 

Address: Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Phone: (02) 536 7777

Monday, January 1, 2018

A Goal Digger in 2018 and for Years to Come!

I'm starting this new year headstrong.

We ended the year with this message from God, at the New Life the Fort service...

Deuteronomy 3: 18-20
18-20 I commanded you at that time, “God, your God, has given you this land to possess. Your men, fit and armed for the fight, are to cross the river in advance of their brothers, the People of Israel. Only your wives, children, and livestock (I know you have much livestock) may go ahead and settle down in the towns I have already given you until God secures living space for your brothers as he has for you and they have taken possession of the country west of the Jordan that God, your God, is giving them. After that, each man may return to the land I’ve given you here.”

Cocoa, Choco Industry Boom to Spur PHL Farm Tourism

The Philippines’ fast-growing cacao and chocolate industry will boost a promising farm tourism that caters to international and local visitors looking for a wholesome fun and adventure in the countryside.

On Beauty: Wear Your Most Beautiful You During the Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner and you can’t wait to spend it the way you want it, with
fun, laughter, lots of happenings with friends or family. These events usually happen from early
evening until the wee hours of the morning.

Last-minute Post Holiday Celebration Done Right with Casillero del Diablo

Spicy Mussel and Clam Binakol

Filipinos love to add a dose of fun and festivity during the holidays, so what better way to please your family and friends than dishes that will lift their spirits up? With Casillero del Diablo wines’ choicest array that goes perfectly with a number of Filipino recipes, going for a thematic holiday feast is not a daunting task at all.