Saturday, December 29, 2018

Holiday Traditions with Danes Cheese Balls

This New Year, it's all about making memorable and fun feasts, and it will be with Danes Cheese.

Without a doubt, every year, loved ones all over the world gather to spend the holidays together because there’s indeed nothing like the warmth of home.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Things Every Home Cook Should Know About Claro Palm Oil

Potato Corn Balls

As a homemaker, I make sure that what I use in the kitchen and what I give my family will not be harmful to their health.

Just before I have gotten myself on a holiday vacation, I attended an event with mommy bloggers over an introduction on palm oil.

Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil that comes from the fruit grown on the African oil palm tree.  But most of the palm oil in our market was sourced our from Malaysia. The fat that is squeezed out of the fruit from oil palm trees, is palm oil, also called "palm fruit oil."

At the event, the host showed us four stations in the room.  Each stations proved that not all cooking oils are the same, well, I guess we know that already.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Time to Indulge with the Creamiest Ice Cream Collection from Magnolia

Just when you thought that your favorite ice cream couldn't get any better, Magnolia Ice Cream - the home of the Filipino's favorite desserts - mixes things up with a special ingredient that is sure to excite your taste buds!

Every scoop of the new and improved Magnolia Ice cream Best of the Philippines' collection now becomes a thick spoonful of heaven with the addition of carabao's milk -making every bite an extremely creamy and satisfying delight.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Making Reunions REAL Again

Rainbow Pasta
Get the recipe here

Filipinos are all about family. The mandatory family reunion happens not just once or twice a year, but every chance possible. From Birthdays to graduations all the way to the grand Christmas reunion, family gatherings are always filled with food, catching up, and loads of wholesome family fun.

However, it's quite noticeable to see many changes in traditional family dynamics — from a simple meal to dance numbers by the grandkids. Families are reaching out to friends and relatives abroad through technology. While technology can be used to connect people, it can also become a wall between family members.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Holiday Feasting Sans the Danger of High Blood Sugar


Don't be left holidazed and deprived with a delicious feast!

We feel dazed and confused specially this season, when we wanted our appetites satisfied with all the food that we love, but are afraid to risk putting on pounds and shooting up blood sugar.  Here's what  Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass says on some lifestyle changes designed to combat one of the most dreaded lifestyle diseases of our time—diabetes.

I particularly am concerend of this as we have a daughter  who is a Type 1 diabetic, and even me who makes sure to live healthy is at risk.  According to the Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation, an estimated of six million Filipinos have diabetes and rapidly increasing in prevalence over the years, making it one of the leading causes of death in the country. While life isn’t sweet with diabetes, understanding how to live healthily with diabetes is a great way to get started. Leave it to Phil-US registered dietitian-nutritionist Cheshire Que when it comes to easy to follow and decidedly doable tips that are applicable for all ages:

Friday, December 14, 2018

A Season of Warmth and Racks' Fall of the Bone Honey Dijon Babys

Want to surprise your family with food that spell Christmas, even before it comes, and without troubling yourself of mandatory preparing it and with all the works?

Let the Christmas bells ring, and gather with friends or family at the nearest Racks restaurant and enjoy their latest offerings.

Honey Dijon Ribs

Rémy Martin’s Florian Heriard Dubreuil Heralded the Opulence in Liquid Form

The scent of provence, elegance and eaux de vie from one of the most aromatic grape variety- Ugni Blanc, at Flame Restaurant of Discovery Primea.

It was such a rare opportunity to be in an exclusive tasting experience, where Rémy Martin cognac would be paired with a range of flavors.

This to date was my first taste of cognac.  Can you guess if I liked it?

The event entitled Opulence Revealed is an innovative, multi-sensory, and interactive tasting experience of the award-winning cognac with House of Remy Martin International Ambassador Florian Heriard Dubreuil.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Low-Carb, Low-sugar Peter Pan Peanut Butter Cookies Using Coconut Flour

I was finally able to use the coconut flour I bought last month at Healthy Options.

Apart from using almond flour and oat flour, I also have added coconut flour in my baking. YAY!

Friday, December 7, 2018

#FlavorYourFun with Conagra Brands at the Family Preview of Ralph Wrecks the Internet

What used to be a leisure to me had turned out into one crazy chore with my kids, and not to mention the cost I would be spending when my kids would join me.  I have my list, they, however don't but we'd end up buying more of  the things they want than buying all the things on my list.

Grocery shopping isn't just about crossing items off a to-do list, anymore, for me, it’s more of knowing what your family loves and spending delicious, memorable moments with them.  But of course making sure that they are made according to health standards I adhere to, and what sumptuous dishes I could create with them ingredients.

Good thing there's Conagra Brands.

You too can discover delectable ways to get creative and make memories with Conagra Brands’ roster of quality products the whole family is sure to love. One of North America's leading packaged food companies with beloved brands including Hunt’s tomato products, Libby’s Vienna sausage and corned beef, PAM cooking spray, Peter Pan peanut butter, Act II popcorn, Snack Pack pudding and gels, Reddi Wip whipped cream and Blue Bonnet margarine, Conagra Brands lets you #FlavorYourFun with ease and share it with the people you love whenever you’re together.

Conagra Brands sure had hit the warm spot that thugs the heart of every consumers.  At the media preview of Conagra Brands, they had invited celebrities, influencers and media representative to watch the private screen of Ralph Wrecks the Internet, all while indulging everyone with snack creations made from Conagra Brands.

In the media round off held at the movie screening of Ralph Wrecks the Internet last November 24, Saturday at Bonifacio High Street (BHS) Central Square Cinemas, the marketing arm of Conagra Brands showed us how we can take our favorites even further, coz they know specially with moms who are all about getting their family to spend time together in delicious ways.

The event was taken up further with fun- (and food-) loving kids and their doting parents who got to sample more of Conagra Brands’ flavorful and fun treats as the company showcased its flagship products and ambassadors at a special block screening of Ralph Breaks the Internet on .We all sampled unique and yummy movie-themed snacks before the film, got to meet Conagra Brands’ team of mom ambassadors who shared and showed off their inventive twists on their family’s food favorites.

Caught up with Ms. Danica Sotto Pingris.  She's an actress, host, and rising YouTube chef.  She finds that Conagra products are a worthy addition to her kitchen arsenal. As the mother of two school-age children, she is familiar with the task of preparing baon for them every day. “Since my kids love Libby’s Vienna Sausages, I cook it for their baon all the time! Libby’s Corned Beef makes a great and tasty breakfast too, it’s such a staple in our household.”

She also finds herself reaching for convenient and delicious Snack Packs to make lunchboxes both fun and healthy. “I love how Snack Pack gives me a way to feed my kids fruits. Since you can easily mix in fresh fruits to give the pudding some extra flavor, it’s a perfect baon treat that will give kids the nutrition they need!” she exclaims.

When it comes to preparing snacks and desserts for the family, Peter Pan peanut butter is another one of Danica’s favorites. “I love how versatile it is,” she gushes. “It’s always a hit when I spread it on pancakes, make it a dip for my homemade granola bars, or simply put it on my bananas! You can do many wonderful things with Peter Pan!”

As a model, food enthusiast, and host, Xandra Rocha Araneta’s busy schedule and energetic family keep her on her toes too, which is why she enjoys leisurely weekend brunch at home. “My go-to meal is always Libby’s Corned Beef,” she says. “I add in tons of onions and tomatoes. My husband likes it a little crunchy, so I let the corned beef crisp up in the pan before serving. We enjoy it with fluffy scrambled eggs and garlic fried rice!”

When she’s baking, Xandra loves how convenient it is to have products like PAM Cooking Spray handy. “Just a couple sprays of PAM on the pan, and my baking sessions are hassle-free!” she says. As a health-conscious foodie, she also finds that Conagra strikes the perfect balance between indulgence and nutrition.

She also found that using Blue Bonnet margarine makes for a great alternative to butter that’s still delicious!  Hence, I'm taking her word for it, as I haven't tried it with my baking.

With so many kitchen favorites to choose from, you’re sure to love making every moment more delicious thanks to Conagra Brands.

At the event, the guests, including yours truly were given chance to bring home some of the feautured products, and I'm just as excited to prepare good-tasting meals with these.

About Conagra Brands

Conagra Brands (NYSE: CAG) is one of North America's leading packaged food companies with recognized brands such as Peter Pan®, Hunt's®, Reddi-wip®, ActII®, Healthy Choice®, Orville Redenbacher's®, PAM®, Snack Pack®, Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Wesson ®, and many other Conagra brands found in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. For more information, please visit us at

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

DOT Stirs up the Holidays with ‘Kain Na!’ Three Cities

Photo from the launch of Kain Na! in Bicol (read here)

Festive celebration of the richly-diverse Filipino culinary culture will stir up the Christmas spirit with the simultaneous staging of the Kain Na! Food & Travel Festival of the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Davao City, Pampanga, and Laguna this coming Dec. 7-9.

DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said Kain Na! will showcase the specialties of local cuisine in the food & travel-fest’s latest edition that will be held at Davao City Ayala Mall; the Marquee Mall in Angeles City, Pampanga; and at the Ayala Mall, Solenad, Laguna.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Enjoying Taiwanese Fare at Fat Fook's Newest Branch in BGC

"Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to."

Have you ever heard or read that statement?

This holds true to any travelers. To really know the real deal of certain cultures, you have to be there where it is supposed to be based, like when we talk about Taiwanese cuisine, eating their dishes off the streets gives you a sense of authenticity, when you start learning about tradition one bite at a time.  It is so different when you just read it in blogs or magazines, it's all about the sights, sound and taste.

The Peak Raises the Bar on Dining, Literally!

Have you ever  heard of a penthouse-living inspired restaurant?  It's when the top floor of a building is modified where one room flows to another, with the cozy ambiance of home while reveling at the scenic views of Manila skyline.