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Potatoes USA Cooking Workshop + My Shrimp and Bacon Balls Recipe using U.S. Dehydrated Potato Flakes

Potatoes play a big part in the diet of Pinoys. We use them in a lot of our ulam (viands), we enjoy them for snacks like chips and fries, and they are often our preferred side dish like mashed potato.

They are so versatile, and may I add, very nutritious, too!They are packed with vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, potassium, complex carbohydrates, fiber and calcium among others. My daughter who is now in grade school benefits from all the nutritious goodness in potatoes.They are a constant in my pantry because they are very affordable. A win-win!

So, I said yes right away when I was invited to the Potatoes USA Cooking Workshop. It was held last October 25 at the Magsaysay Institute of Culinary Arts in Mandaluyong City.




The event was a collaboration between Potatoes USA and Momma ‘n Manila blog with guest celebrity mom-chef Rosebud Benitez-Velasco. She shared three potato recipesthat are so easy to prepare! These are U.S. Potato Crusted Salmon with Truffle Potato Sauce …

Maxicare encourage people to live a healthy life with Maxifest 2019

Prevention is better than cure, this is the line we hear all the time from friends, family members or even your doctor when you try to ignore your health.  Raising self-awareness, knowing what is your body's need and getting a healthier lifestyle that will suit you is like giving your body an advantage to fight illness.

As a member of Maxicare, like most of us, I only see its importance during times of sickness, or when I need it for checkups. never did I know that Maxicare is more than just a healthcare provider,  I just recently knew that they have been holding health events that help in raising awareness in getting fit and living a healthier lifestyle.

 Fitness is, without a doubt, the biggest trend in 2019 as it can shape better habits of living life to the fullest. With different exercise routines and innovative workouts that deliver sweat-inducing sessions, living your best life has never been more exciting.
For those who are always on the search for new and interesting way…

No Tricks, Just Treats with Welch’s Fruit Snacks this Halloween

Halloween is the season of a lot of things from horror movies, play dress up, to sugary candies. And just because the season of sweets is in high gear, the treats should not contain all those scary ingredients. That’s why for your trick or treat, consider a bagful or more of Welch’s Fruit Snacks that are made of real fruits with assorted flavors that the kids and even the whole family can enjoy!

Certified made with fruit and fun, Welch’s Fruit Snacks not only delivers delicious taste, one serving of this chewy snack contains 100% Vitamin C and 25% Vitamin A and E. In the alphabet of vitamins, these three stand out as critical for growing kids. Aside from these benefits, who can resist the lure of free from preservatives, fats, and gluten? These qualities will surely far exceed expectations as too much consumption of those three are usually associated with headache and nausea. Children and kids are more susceptible to these that’s why their food should be watched out on Halloween and …

Countless Jollibee Moments at Jollibee's National Jolly Kids Day

The Jolliest Bee in town joins kids in celebrating Children's Month. No wonder kids love Jollibee, aside from bringing a smile to their faces, thousands of kids were treated to an exciting National Kids Day in celebration of Children's Month.



My daughter and I  are one of the jolly kids who enjoyed along with other kids and their families during the fun-filled day full of activities prepared by Jollibee that was held in SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The entire venue was transformed into a full-scale Jollitown theme park.





During the event, the kids were welcomed by Jollibee and friends, while the entire day was filled with adventure and fun as kids go through wonderful activities like arts and crafts sessions, musical plays and on-stage games where they got to take home exciting giveaways and prizes.

The Jollitown Theme Park featured inflatable playgrounds, interactive booths, and a Jollitown Express that offered a panoramic view of all the amazing sights that Jollibee …

Gastronomic Adventure at MOA Asian Street Food Fest 2019

Asia is about Street Food. Aside from being affordable and being readily available to masses, this where most popular street food started, such as dumplings, bubble tea and Milk Tea which are now enjoyed and recognized in different countries.

In our country alone, street foods are one of the things that we Filipinos love, like isaw and kwek-kwek which are sold on kantos, even the banana cue and ice scramble that you loved in your childhood days are also street foods that are loved until now.



With the recent rise of tourism in Asia, the local street food scene continues to level up its game.

Food offerings are innovating from the traditional finger food to a variation of flavors worthy to explore.



Discover the gastronomic roots of Asia through a food adventure from Korean, Japan, Taiwan, China, and the Philippines here at SM Mall of Asia! The MOA Asian Street Food Fest will be gathering our favorite popular Asian delicacies on October 21 -27 at the Main Atrium.




Whether fried, baked, g…

Celebrate With The Whole Fam At Kidzania Manila’s “Halloween Funfair”

On its greatest Halloweek yet, KidZania Manila transforms into a ‘carnival’ for a grand “Halloween FunFair,” giving families a lively bonding experience from October 29 to November 3.

BGC’s premier play city holds thrilling games for this year’s All Hallow’s Eve celebration, incorporating carnival games like buzz wire, target shooting, tic tac toe, and ring toss for non-spooky, wholesome activities for everyone.   
There will be a Treat Jamboree exclusive for BKidZanian CitiZens where kids, with the help of their parents, can get as many treats as they can within a specified amount of time. Expect goodies from event partners McDonald’s, Milo, Milo Nuggets, Jack ‘n Jill Chiz Curls, Quake Overload, Presto, Cream-O, Magic Creams, X.O., Dynamite, Lush, Goldilocks, and Oishi Lava Chips.




Adventure-seekers, meanwhile, will be thrilled to become astounding performers, splendid artists, magnificent tightrope walkers, and more as the jobs are tweaked for the circus at many KidZania establishm…

Kuya J Restaurant now delivers #80000

Kuya J  Restaurant is one favorite place to visit when I crave for Grilled scallops, Beef Caldereta and Halo-Halo.


Getting a taste of Kuya J’s mouthwatering menu items is now just a phone call away. No need to leave the comforts of your home or brave heavy traffic because Kuya J now delivers in Metro Manila and other nearby areas.

Just dial #80000 to enjoy the perfect salo-salo at home with Kuya J's bestsellers, such as their famous Crispy Pata, Grilled Scallops, Kare-kare, Beef Caldereta, and Halo-halo Espesyal. 

Kuya J’s delivery services are available in its branches in the following cities and municipalities: Valenzuela, Caloocan, Quezon City, Manila, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Marikina, Antipolo, Taytay, Cainta, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Pasig, Makati, and Taguig.

For more information on Kuya J’s offerings, you can visit their website at www.kuyaj.ph or follow them on Facebook and Instagram at @kuyajresto.




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Enjoy the affordable todo sarap fill with Jollibee’s Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog!

Have your favorite todo toppings, todo sarap snack anytime for only PHP 50.00!

Picture this: it’s merienda time and you only have Php 50.00 in your pocket. Your stomach’s rumbling, and you’re craving for a snack that you know will never fail to hit the right spot. With so many options, you’d want to go for something that’s definitely filling and enjoyable.

With only so many choices available, you can’t go wrong when you head to the nearest Jollibee and order the Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog—an all-time todo favorite of Filipinos, no matter where they are.

For the price of only PHP 50.00, the Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog gives you your todo toppings, todo sarap fill in one affordable package. Every bite of its meaty sausage, special dressing, generous sprinkling of grated cheese, and ketchup is sure to give you a todo sarap experience—you know you can keep having it everyday, as much as you like!

If your mouth’s already watering for a taste of the best hotdog sandwich you can get for yo…

Be a Ghostbuster this Halloween Season at F1 Hotel Manila

Get to experience a Halloween celebration like no other at F1 Hotel Manila. Have a chance to be one of the Ghostbusters during the season as ghosts will take over the hotel with its amazing promotions perfect for your family or barkada bonding!

In this mysterious time, “Who you gonna call?” Encounter Otherworldly activities as F1 Hotel Manila invites children of all ages and those who are a kid at heart to save the world and become a ghost buster this October 26, 2019 from 10AM to 2PM at the Ghostbuster Halloween Party, in partnership with Columbia Philippines. Party with us as your own favorite character in the movie at the Infinity Ballroom and get a chance to win prizes from us in honor of Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary celebration. Celebrate the Halloween Season full of activities and fun at “The Home of Happy Experiences” for only PHP 1,800 nett per person.



To give you an exceptional Halloween Staycation at F1 Hotel Manila, enjoy a wickedly awesome overnight stay in a City Suite …

Win a 1 year supply of BonChon's K-Style fried chicken

Korean food lovers and enthusiast can now enjoy, taste and experience their korean favorite dish to a whole new level. It's going to be more exciting and will be a very rewarding  food adventure as they get then chance to win a 1 Year supply of BonChon's K-Style and fried chicken when they #ScanToPay with PayMaya at the participating Bonchon stores.

All they need to do to earn raffle entries is to purchase their favorite Bonchon meals worth at least P200 by scanning the PayMaya QR code displayed at the cashiers using their PayMaya app. After the successful QR transaction, they can also receive up to two BonChon vouchers via SMS for either a one-piece Chicken Boxed Meal or one Original Chicken or Seafood Bibimbowl.



This promo runs until November 30, 2019 at select BonChon branches nationwide. For a complete list of participating BonChon stores, check out paymaya.com/deals/bonchon.

Paying via PayMaya QR at BonChon is easy: 
1.Tap the “Scan QR” button on your PayMaya app’s home sc…

F1 Hotel Manila’s Winning Dishes Now Available on Hotdeals!

Get to taste F1 Hotel Manila’s prestigious gold winning dishes from the Filipino Cuisine Category exclusively on hotdeals.f1hotelmanila.com until November 24, 2019 only. Experience authentic Filipino flavors as these sumptuous creations are being offered as F All Day Dining’s new set meals that can be purchased only on Hotdeals with an introductory rate of PHP 875 nett per set meal; 50% OFF from its original price of PHP 1,750 nett, good for 1 person.


The new set menu reflects the rich gastronomic traditions of Philippine cuisine with ingredients sourced locally from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Dining guests and foodies alike will delight in Imbaliktad – a quick seared beef tenderloin with Ilocos vinegar, Sinigang na Pata sa Catmon ug Dilang Baka or  fried pork knuckle in catmon sour broth, Utan Ala Piyanggang – local vegetables in spiced coconut cream and the Sangag na Kan-on sa Bubok Itum – fried rice with dried shrimp in burnt coconut.


Executive Chef Angelo Timban, known for his …

SM Supermalls kicks off Kids’ Month

It was a splendid moment for kids during the #SMSuperKidsDay, a day full of games and surprises that kids enjoyed, I am glad to join this event with my daughter since we both enjoyed it and it was a great bonding moment for us.

SM is more than a shopping place it is a place where you can enjoy dining, movies, and they made sure that the whole family can enjoy even your kids.


 And that is the same reason why SM Supermalls kicks off Kids’ Month! SM treats kiddie shoppers with fun and best-loved activities for the third year with the biggest and grandest #SMSuperKidsDay2019 celebration that happened last October 5 (Saturday) at SM Supermalls nationwide. A grand launch was held at SM Southmall featuring royalty-themed games, activities, and entertainment!



 “SM serves as a place for kids and their families to create great childhood memories. This October, we are bringing more fun playtime activities in our malls nationwide as we officially begin Kids’ Month,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM S…

Singaporean Soy Milk brand opens its first pop-up store in Makati City

My husband and I had been a fan of soy milk,  it has been our replacement for dairy milk and we have never gone wrong with it. Not only that soy milk is nutritious, but it is also delicious.

With the milk tea craze still hot as ever in our country,  We were excited to hear that soy milk tea is already available in the Philippines, a guilt-free drink, which is also refreshing and healthy. So as a Milk Tea Fan and Soy Milk Fan, I never wasted the opportunity to try the newest drink craze.

Experience a New Joy in Soy with This Newest Drink Craze from Singapore Filipinos always get excited when there’s a new drink in town. “Milk tea is life” has been the new mantra but what if we tell you that there’s a new alternative to this drink that is equally delicious and addictive, but much healthier?



Last September 25,  I've discovered a new kind of joy by well-loved Singaporean soy milk brand, Jollibean opens its first pop-up store in Greenbelt, Makati City.

Renamed for the international ma…

Food Panda “Eat N’ Greet: a tour-rific food crawl

Food Crawl is an adventure for your taste buds and a way of enjoying food with your friends or new-found food buddies. Wouldn't it be nice if you can explore exciting new cuisines and a variety of food while enjoying a good company?

Foodpanda, the top on-demand food delivery service in the country continues it’s Eat N’ Greet series - the tourrific food crawl.
As one of the companies that pioneered food delivery in a few taps, Foodpanda creates an experience that will bring food-lovers together and enjoy good food.

 Built on the success of the Foodpanda’s old Good Food Tour, the Eat n’ Greet series aims to build a fun food experience to participants, allowing them to discover the best taste in town.

Unique food choices on a thematic scale are one of the highlights of the event - along with meeting and greeting the owners and chefs that are behind the success of the restaurants.

This food crawl is all about new food experiences and for the second theme of the series, Foodpanda is h…