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Old Orchard Sparkling Cranberry Punch recioe

The ber months call for numerous parties and gatherings, so what better way to make it merrier than by infusing a refreshingly healthy concoction that you can whip up easily at home with friends and family. Whether you’re hosting a party or organizing the menu, be sure to have a refreshing  yet healthy drink to quench the thirst of your guests!

Try Old Orchard’s Sparkling Cranberry Punch, a 3-ingredient mocktail recipe that's almost effortless to prepare. It has the right balance of sparkly, sweet and tart - a wholesome drink that goes well with all your favorite holiday food.

Not only is this concoction berry-licious, it also packs a punch. Several studies mention that cranberry juice helps reduce the risk of UTIs. The properties present in cranberry help prevent bacteria in the urinary tract. It is also rich in Vitamin C and dietary fiber that are known to prevent cancer and heart diseases. This Sparkling Cranberry Punch is the festive drink that the whole family will enjoy.


Recipe: Vegetarian Noodles

When you like something light and easy to prepare for lunch this Vegetarian Noodles is one of my recommendation.

Vegetarian Noodles

1 small pack of Rice Vermicelli ( Sotanghon ) any brand
1 small petchay baguio ( cut 2-3 cm )
2 stalk of Celery
1 small carrots ( julienne cut )
8 pcs tenga ng daga ( soaked in warm water)
2-3 tbsp Oyster Sauce
1-2 tbsp Sesame Oil
1 tbsp olive oil
1/8 tsp brown sugar
3-4 pcs.of tokwa/tofu ( cut into cubes, 1 inch )
Oil for frying

1.  In a small or medium size frying pan add 3 tbsp of olive oil
2. Fry the tofu until golden brown. Set Aside
3. In a medium size casserole. Add 1 -2 tbsp olive oil. Saute onion and garlic till translucent. Wait until you smell the nice aroma of the onion and garlic.
4. Add petchay baguio, celery, carrots, cooked add 1/2 cup of water. Let it boil
5. Add the Vermicelli rice ( Sotanghon ) wait until it get soft , add the Oyster sauce , sesame oil, pepper and 1/8 tsp brown sugar to taste.
6. Cook it until the …

Heart Mate Kitchen Season 2 with Chef Donita Rose

As a mom, I always need to cook and prepare healthy and delicious meals for my family. But to be honest, sometimes I run out of ideas. That's why I am really glad to know that Chef Donita Rose is coming back for the 2nd Season of Heart Mate Kitchen.

Heart Mate Kitchen Season 2 Returns with More Delicious and Heart-Healthy Recipes
Celebrity Chef Donita Rose takes over the prime time once more as the Heart Mate Kitchen's Season 2 Cooking Capsules go on air in GMA 7 starting August until October this year.

Donita's easy-to-follow and heart-friendly Filipino recipes are guaranteed to be delicious and healthy for the whole family with the use of Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, the consistent #1 Canola Oil brand in the Philippines

Heart Mate Kitchen Season 2, co-produced by GMA 7 and Jolly Heart Mate Canola Oil, will air during commercial gaps of Unang Hirit and Wowowin during weekdays and in Sarap Diva and Kapuso Movie Festival during weekends.

While the Season 1 focused on Donit…

Shrimp and Brocolli Pasta with Lemon

Pasta has been one of the dish that us Filipinos love and admit it or not we also love to create our own pasta dishes at home that we can share to our family and friends
Pasta is one of the dish or snacks at home.

There are different kind of pasta sauce, some are using white sauce, red sauce, pesto sauce and other sauces for pasta but are you aware that we can also make an amazing pasta dish using lemons as the sauce. Lemons are the good source of vitamins C, vitamin A, Vitamin E, zinc, calcium, iron, protein and other nourishing elements. Lemons contain antioxidant and cancer-fighting properties.

Last week, I was invited to be one of the finalists of  Shopwise The Big  Cook-Off Challenge held at Shopwise, Sucat. The theme was " Pasta Around the world". We are asked to make our own pasta recipe. That was the first time I cooked the Shrimp and Broccoli Pasta with Lemons.

This recipe is good for 2-3 persons.

-250 grams of fettuccine pasta -1L  water -250 grams Fre…

Healthy Meal: Pan-fried Tofu with Mixed Ground Beef and Veggies

Being a mom, we are used to waking up early and sleep late. Making sure that everything is in place and ready for the next day. It is the same with the meal that I prepare for my family.

A one-dish meal that we can share during lunch or dinner time. When I say one dish meal, it means it's already packed with all the nutrients and vitamins that our body needs, especially for growing up kids.

What's good about the one dish meals aside from it having a full meal in one, it is also not time-consuming. You can finish a simple dish in 15-30 minutes.

As long as you have the right ingredients and seasoning in your kitchen, preparing a yummy and healthy dish will be easy.

If I don't have much time to do grocery shopping, I usually check what's available in the fridge or in our food stock.

Here is one of the recipes that I can share with you that you can also prepare for your family

Healthy Meal: Pan-fried Tofu with Mixed Ground Beef and Veggies


Cooking up steps to self-improvement

Cooking can be simple and easy for some and others might find it a bit difficult to handle for different reasons. Some started to value and know the importance of cooking or making a mess in the kitchen at an early age but still enjoys the atmosphere and willing to learn more about it.

Young professionals today are not only eating out more but also leaning heavily on the convenience of takeout. But that leads to a whole different set of problems. Not only is it more expensive to eat out, but when you live on meals made for you by other people, you tend to gravitate towards the unhealthy- fast food, deep-fried, overly sweet or salty, or loaded with saturated fat.

That can lead to weight gain and all the health problems that come with an unhealthy diet.

Skills to a healthier, happier life

However, a lot of men and women have decided that enough is enough and take matters into their own hands, learning how to do the basics that have been forgotten while growing up.

For a lot of them, wor…

Tuna Pizza

I usually have a simple meal during weekdays but during the weekend I always make sure to prepare something new and exciting food for the family to try. Found this great new pizza recipe.


•1 185g can Gold Seas Tuna Chunks in Herb and Garlic
•1 small can corn kernels
•50 g canned black beans, drained
•1 small red bell pepper, sliced thinly
•1 small red onion, sliced thinly
•2 tsp cilantro, chopped
•1/2 tsp chili powder
•1/2 tsp cumin powder
•1 piece lime, juiced and zested
•Salt and Pepper
•1 large pizza dough or Flour
•170g easy-melt Cheese

1.Pre-heat oven 425 degrees.
2.In a medium bowl, add tuna with a bit of oil from the can. Break up with a fork until shredded.
3.Add black beans, red bell pepper, onion, cilantro, chili powder, cumin, lime zest, and juice. Toss and season with salt and pepper.
Put mixture on pizza dough. Top with cheese and place on baking sheet.
5.Bake pizza for around 5 minutes and serve immediately.

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Gold Seas Tuna Shepherd's Pie

Shepherds Pie is one of my favorite. It is one of the easy dishes that I can prepare for my family. The original recipe uses ground beef and vegetable but some people don't like meat in their food, just like my grandma, she only eats fish, fruits, and vegetables. Any kind of red meat is a nono for her.
In this Shepherd's Pie, we replaced the ground beef with Tuna. Check out the complete recipe below. For sure not only your old lady will like this but also the whole family.
Yield: 1 9-inch pie pan Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 45 mins

Tuna Filling Ingredients: 2 185g cans Gold Seas Yellowfin Tuna Chunks in Olive Oil 2 medium size onions (diced) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 medium-sized carrot (diced) 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp cayenne pepper 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 can diced tomato 1 tbsp oil Salt PepperMashed Potato Ingredients: 3 Large Potatoes (peeled) ½ cup butter ¼ cup milk ¼ cup sour cream Salt Pepper
Tuna Filling Procedure: 1. Heat oil. Sweat the onions, garlic, and carrots in a skille…

Easy and Unique Taco Salad

This is one of my favorite recipes that I've learned from Chef MiraAngeles of Spell Kitchen. This Taco Salad is not your ordinary Taco. It tastes really good than other Taco that I've tried before.

Here is the recipe lovelies.


1 small head romaine or iceberg lettuce:1 piece medium white onion, chopped/minced3 pieces ripe tomatoes, chopped, minced2 tablespoons red kidney beans3 tablespoons ground Mexican beef3 tablespoons cheddar cheese3 tablespoons chippy
 →  Arrange the lettuce as the base for the salad

 → Add the toppings, onions, tomatoes, kidney beans, Mexican beef, cheddar cheese and top with chippy

 → Drizzle the dressing before serving


1 tablespoon honey1 tablespoon vinegar3 tablespoon sweet chili sauce1 teaspoon sugarsalt and pepper to taste
Mix the Ingredients in a small bowl then set aside in the refrigerator before serving

Mexican Beef:

2 tablespoon cooking oil2 cloves garlic minced1 small onion chopped 1/4 kilo ground beef1 tablespoon taco powder

#BaonSerye : Ground Pork with Mushroom and Potatoes

Chelsea needs to be in school by 8:45 in the morning, her class start by 9:00 am. That means I have to wake up early to prepare her school lunch box . But preparing an easy and nutritious meal that young kids like her would love is a challenge, a challenge that I really love.
The Ground Pork with Potatoes or we call it "tortang giniling" which is one of my favorite when I was a child, becomes one of my family's favorite. Adding minced mushroom will add a new and exciting bite for it.

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#BaonSerye: Ground Pork with Minced Mushroom and Potatoes by The Kitchen Mom by dhess August-9-2017 Easy to prepare school snacks or lunch box for kids

Ingredients 200 grams Ground porkI big ( minced ) PotatoesOnly used half of the can Jolly Mushrooms Pieces and Stems2 medium size eggs EggDash Salt and pepper3tbsp Oil

In a small bowl. Combine ground pork, salt and pepperAdd in the mushrooms and potatoes. Lastly add the eggHeat medium pan , add oil. Scoop a…

Pak na Pak Uni- Pak Mackerel Egg Muffin + Giveaway

During the Holy Week, we make sure to cook anything like fish, seafoods, vegetable an no meat. Most of the Catholics will refrain from eating meat starting Maundy Thursday to Black Saturday.

Maybe most of the market vendors are aware of this, that's why the price of the seafoods specially fish and vegetables are really expensive.
I went out this afternoon, I was planning to buy some Milkfish and prepare Sinigang , A Filipino well known soup dish but I was so shocked that the price of 1 whole Milkfish is like same price of  beef and pork.

I decided to buy some vegetables like chives, celery, mixed vegetables, eggs and went back home.
Good thing that I have the easy open can Uni-Pak Mackerel, napakadaling buksan.This is also perfect to bring when you go out of town or camping. Mackerel contains high amount of Omega-3 fatty acid which help prevents cardiovascular disease and promote brain health.
Kaya mga lovelies basta Mackerel dapat tatak Uni-Pak.

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Jolly Peach Pudding

Hi Lovelies, Happy Sunday! So what's your plan for today?,  Are you going to stay indoor because of weird weather today?. It's really hot then suddenly it will rain but summer is definitely on.
Sunday is a family day for me. So I woke up around 7 am. Chelsea and I went to the market around 9 am . I bought Ampalaya ( Bitter Gourd) and Tokwa ( Tofu) for me to cook for our lunch  and made a surprise summer dessert for them. Its good that i have Jolly products in our kitchen cabinet. 
My family loved the dessert that Chelsea and I prepared. This is an easy to prepare dessert which can be prepared in 15-30 minutes. Jolly Moms like will surely enjoy doing this dessert with the little kiddo.

Jolly Peach Pudding
1 can (460g) Jolly Peach Halves 1 sachet ( 25 grms) Unflavored Gelatin ( White ) 1/2 cup evaporated milk 4 cups of water 1/4 cups sugar
Kitchen Equipment
Blender Medium Size Casserole Dessert Bowl or Glass
⬛ Put the Jolly Peach Halves in the blender, se…