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6 Foods that Trigger Premenstrual Syndrome

Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS is a bunch of symptoms that even the strongest women would usually face several days before that time of the month. Feeling totally frazzled and waking up with a different kind of fatigue is a reality, a zit on the nose that wasn’t there a night before. And oh, those tender breasts plus the soreness and heaviness. Worst, you can’t stop thinking about that fudgy chocolate cake you saw on Instagram!

According to Anne Price, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, an average woman experiences PMS 450 times in her lifetime. While hormones play a part in these biological changes, there’s a way how to manage it by avoiding these foods that are likely to alleviate the symptoms.


1. Trans fats and hydrogenated fats 
These are the nutritional bad words everyone should be aware of. Trans fats and hydrogenated fats are unhealthy by-products of a chemical process called hydrogenation. Manufacturers alter the fats to solidify liquid oils and lengthen shelf life and flavor of…

Kwentong Jollibee “Garapon” celebrates grandparents’ selflessness

Grandparents often play a vital role in the lives of their grandchildren. With a love that equals that of parents, they strive to give their apos (grandchildren) everything they can offer despite their frail health or limited resources.

This Grandparents’ Day, Jollibee celebrates the selflessness and unconditional love of lolos and lolas for their apos in “Garapon”, the newest video installment in the award-winning Kwentong Jollibee series.

Directed by Sheron Dayoc, “Garapon” narrates the story of how a grandmother sets aside any amount she can just to give her grandson something that would make him happy.

“For Filipinos, grandparents are the treasures of the family. While they may sometimes appear as strict, they give us exceptional love and guidance in such a way parents simply can’t. This is something that the younger generations can learn to appreciate from their lolos and lolas,” said Francis Flores, Jollibee Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer and Jollibee Philippines Marketin…

Fish Steak Recipe ( Milkfish )

Bangus or Milkfish is very popular because of the distinct taste of its meat and belly fat which melts in your mouth especially on how it compliments the ingredients on whatever dish that you made from it, may it be fried, with sauce or placed on a soup, you can never go wrong with it.

I love making different dishes using Bangus since this is my husband and daughter's favorite. With this same reason why I am meticulous whenever I buy Bangus, I make sure that it is fresh and I always buy it from my trusted vendors.

Not all the time our favorite fish is available, but there are no worries for me since I am sure that Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus is available at our favorite supermarkets and I can make sure that their products are packed fresh and also export-quality.




I am one of the satisfied consumers of their products and my family loves their Marinated Bangus especially my daughter who can eat almost one serving of it.

Aside from their Marinated Bangus, we also love their smoked Mi…

Rediscover your favorites at SM City Manila Foodcourt

I had the opportunity to visit SM City Manila just recently and it has improved a lot from the time that I visited it a few years back. One of the things that I missed about this mall is its Food Court, very nostalgic.

SM City Manila, From the day it opened way back April 12, 2000, Natividad Almeda-Lopez corner A. Villegas and San Marcelino Streets, Ermita Manila just beside Manila City Hall became the mall where locals from Manila and students from near universities and colleges found their new place to hang out with family and friends.

Known for its accessibility for several public transportations and just beside Manila City Hall, it has been a known mall  for Manillennials and Millenials who prefer convenience in shopping and a place where they can make appointments with government offices like Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Land Transportation Office (LTO), MARINA for Seafarers and the like. It was a one-stop-shop where you can enjoy shopping, ease-of-access and of course d…

Kuya J’s Halo-halo Espesyal sale at P55 only

There’s no doubt that a special trapdoor in our stomach was made exclusively for dessert; no matter how busog you are, there’s always room for everyone’s favorite course! Luckily, this August, Kuya J is offering an entire 50% limited discount on your favorite Kuya J halo-halo treat!

No need to spend a lot to satisfy your sweet tooth – Kuya J, one of the leading Filipino casual dining restaurants in the country, has got you covered. For only P55, you can avail of the Kuya J Halo-Halo Espesyal, Ube Halo-Halo, Saba Halo-Halo, or Duo Halo-Halo in all Kuya J branches nationwide!

The Halo-halo Espesyal is made of milky-smooth ice topped with homemade leche flan, sprinkled with crunchy cornflakes, and drizzled with sweet ube cream. Meanwhile, the Ube Halo-halo Espesyal has a rich ube ice and is filled with macapuno, nata de coco, caramelized saba, ube jam, and langka. Kuya J’s Saba Halo-halo Espesyal is loaded with sweet saba slices, yummy sago, and langka and drizzled with gulaman syrup.  …

10 Healthy Snacks for Kids to Enjoy

Kids are more active during their summer break than they are during the school year. To keep their energy levels up and prevent them from dehydration because of playing and other activities they need to eat more snacks that can help boost their immunity and good source of vitamins & minerals.

Here are 10 ideas for healthy snacking:
•Watery Fruits such as melon and berries with string cheese
•A carton of yogurt
•Turkey jerky (a good source of protein and helps replace sodium losses that occur through sweating) plus fruit
•Protein bars made with nuts, fruits, seeds, and little added sugar
•Half a turkey sandwich on whole-grain bread
•Hummus with baby carrots
•Mixed nuts
•Apple slices with peanut butter
•Celery sticks
•Air-popped popcorn

Don’t forget to keep your kids well hydrated too! Plain water is great, but a small amount of flavor may actually encourage your kids to drink more. Sports drinks may be appropriate for active kids, or you can add some pieces of fresh fruit to a wate…

Singapore's Famous Rong Hua Bak Kuh Teh is now in Manila

Bak Kuh Teh is the well-known morning meal in Singapore which means " Meat Bone Tea". This soup has 3 key main , ingredients; garlic, star anise and pepper. These herbs that are found in Bak Kuh Teh is known for its health benefits like preventing heart disease, healing herb, helps fight cancer.

Rong Hua Bak Kuh Teh is one of Singapore's oldest and famous restaurants which is  popular for its signature pork rib soup. They have 3 branches in Singapore ;MarinaSquare, Punggol Waterway Point, and in Fusionopolis. I heard a lot of good reviews about the Bak Kuh Teh thru my Filipino friends who are working in Singapore.


I was craving and curious to have a taste of this famous dish in Singapore. The good news is, I don't need to go that far since Rong Hua Bak Kuh Teh is opening their door to Filipinos as they opened its first store outside the Lion City.

Yesterday I was invited, to try the famous Rong Hua Bak Kuh Teh pork soups and some of their recommended dishes.




Bak Kuh T…

Perfect Baon Ideas for School and Work

Baon is a noun that’s quite difficult to translate into English. It can mean money, food, or other provisions taken to school, work, or on a journey. Pambaon will then be supplies, rations or requirements needed to sustain you while you are away from home.

Parents, stereotypically moms, are always on the lookout for nutritious, delicious and of course, economical foods that they can prepare for their kids as baon to bring to school. People who go to work also search for the same attributes to nourish their minds, body and soul when they leave their homes.

No need to overthink because it’s easy to find King Sue meat products at your nearby supermarkets and easier as well, to prepare food to go and bring as your baon. Here are some key ingredients from King Sue and the recipes that you can prepare for yourself and your loved ones. It’s what is called the perfect pambaon.

Greet your family with a welcoming “aloha” with the King Sue Hawaiian Ham. Best served in a hot pandesal, tossed in …

SM Hypermarket Street Food Festival 2019

The bigger, the better. This is something that we hear a lot especially when it comes to food, we Filipinos want value for the money that we spend or as they say a "bang for a buck".  This is one of the reasons why we love our street foods here in the Philippines, aside from being affordable, we also get big servings for it.




This is why the biggest gathering of the best of Pinoy street food and the top food brands of the Philippines comes back a lot bigger on its fourth year. SM Hypermarket’s Street Food Festival 2019 brings bigger savings with tastier event-exclusive promos on favorites Knorr, Maggi, Purefoods, Alaska, Bounty Fresh, CDO, Century, Del Monte, Farm Fresh, Mekeni, and Joy. Stalls and booths are guaranteed to be filled with super sulit bundled packs, amazing freebies, and huge discounts bringing absolute value to everyone’s shopping money.


The SM Hypermarket Street Food Festival features most of the legendary street food like SM’s best seller Turon with  Langka…

Jollibee’s Joly Space Adventure toys

This August, Jollikids can make fun galactic journeys to the farthest reaches of the universe as they play and prepare for blast off with their colorful spacecrafts from Jollibee’s latest set of Jolly Kiddie Meal toys, the Jolly Space Adventure!

With the newest set of connectible toys from the country’s leading fast-food chain, aspiring space explorers can imagine taking off for outer space to form their own galactic team with Jollibee and Friends riding their own spaceships.

Jollikids can patrol the ever-expanding universe with Jollibee as they move his spacecraft forward to watch the blasters move back and forth. They can also attach Hetty’s rocket and help her move onwards to see her glider launch its projectile!

Jollikids can zoom away from black holes by moving Popo’s spaceship forward to activate his spinning rocket. They can also help Yum see in the pitch-black darkness of space by moving his spacecraft forward to turn its lights on, and help Twirlie collect floating space roc…

Mang Inasal honors Session Groceries’ Iloisa Romaraog-Diga

Amid sensational stories that often hog media headlines, it is always reaffirming to know about Filipinos who go the extra mile to champion the welfare of others. Aiming to honor the noteworthy contribution of Filipinos whose passion and commitment go beyond the call of duty, Mang Inasal therefore conceived the yearly Gawad PiliPinoy.

Now on its fourth year, the Gawad PiliPinoy is an annual recognition given by Mang Inasal to selfless, local modern-day heroes who use their skills and competence to push advocacies that create a positive impact on communities.

“The Gawad PiliPinoy was actually inspired by the Chicken Inasal, the top-selling branded grilled chicken of Mang Inasal, that has been known for its 2-in-1 sa Laki, Nuot sa Ihaw Sarap. Gawad PiliPinoy awardees are Filipinos who passionately pursue advocacies on top of their respective day jobs or careers, and whose genuine concern for others have driven them to go out of their way to create meaningful impact on the lives of thei…

Say Yass! to Two Greenwich Lasagna Supreme Regular Pans for the price of one

Pasta comes in different shapes and sizes but whatever it is no one can keep us away from loving it whether it be a red or white sauce, Italian, Filipino Style, Pesto or in any way you like it pasta will be a Filipino favorite.

Speaking of pasta, aside from our regular favorites, this pasta has been a favorite of a lot of Filipino, and this is Lasagna, a delightful pasta dish oozing with multiple layers of meat and sauce on every layer of pasta and cheese, giving every bite a wonderful experience.

But what makes lasagna so special? The Greenwich Lasagna Supreme, for instance, an all-time favorite of actress and Greenwich kabarkada Yassi Pressman, has four delicious elements that make it so hard to resist.



It's beefy. One of the secrets to a great lasagna is in the meat. Greenwich uses high-quality ground beef that is perfectly simmered, browned and delicately flavored with spices to release its juicy and beefy flavors. If cooked correctly like the way Greenwich does it, the beef fl…

Fresh and Affordable Seafood at SouthSide Grill Las Piñas

Recently, I have been craving for some seafood, particularly crabs, prawns, and mussels. This craving brought me to the newest seafood place in the south, The South Side Grill.

Located at Manila Doctors Village in Las Pinas City, very accessible and just near SM South Mall, The South Side Grill is a Resto-Bar that offers delicious and fresh seafood on their menu, I usually bring anti-histamine with me whenever I have to eat seafood since I tend to have an allergic reaction if the served any seafood that is not fresh, but I didn't need to worry about it since what they serve is really fresh.


Here are some of the food that I would say you must try:




🔹Singaporean Chili Shrimps
For all of you who loves a twist and spice on your food, this one is for you. Enjoy your shrimps on a spicy level that is still tolerable that will make you sweat while you munch.



🔹Inihaw Platter
Good for sharing with your barkada or family or if you are just in the mood to finish the entire platter of Inihaw


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Clever habits to manage leftovers

Too many leftovers? Manage them by using some of these clever habits.

We always talk about recycling, conserving and going green, but is that really what is happening?

It all starts at home. When I was a kid, we were taught that every grain of rice is important since this is the sweat of every farmer just to have it consumed on our table, we barely have any leftovers then.
But as they say, times change, we wanted more, more than what we consume, what we need.  Did you know that every year, roughly one-third of the food produced for human consumption? Around 1.3 billion tons gets wasted, says a report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (UN).

Some of these food items, fruits, and vegetables, plus roots and tubers, have the highest wastage rates.
Similarly, food wastage is becoming a public concern in the Philippines, especially that every day, the country discards around 987,952 kg of rice, a staple in every Filipino meal, according to the lat…

Savor sweet memories with the return of Red Ribbon Taisan

Remembering the fondest memories from one’s childhood is always a great feeling. The comforting experience of coming home from school to a delicious snack prepared by lola or eating merienda with mom at the playground – all those simple yet sweet moments carries over into the present whenever we look back, bringing us instant joy from reminiscing.

Get ready to experience waves of sweet nostalgia as Red Ribbon brings back a classic favorite. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the well-loved bakeshop is once again offering the delicious Red Ribbon Taisan that was first offered back in the 1980s.

Look back at your treasured memories as you share the familiar buttery sweet flavor of the original Red Ribbon recipe – a fluffy chiffon cake delicately brushed with butter and topped with sugar crystals.

Relive the good old days and make bonding moments sweeter again with the Red Ribbon Taisan. This is available for only P20 per slice and P80 for a full loaf. What are you waiting for? Vis…