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Celebrating “A Blue Christmas” with USA Blueberries

  Join the fun recipe contest and win GCs! I’ve noticed that more and more Filipinos are eating and including blueberries in their meals. I must admit, I’m a fan of blueberries myself! The enticing bluish-purple hue of this berry will surely catch your attention.   The balance of the sweet and tart makes blueberries perfect for desserts like cheesecakes, muffins, and ice cream, as well as jams, dressings, and sauces. Yummy treats to tickle the taste buds!   More than the taste, blueberries are low in calories but high in nutrients. A serving of raw blueberries, which is about 140 grams, only has 80 calories! A healthy and delicious way to snack.   Blueberries are excellent sources of manganese and Vitamin K for bone metabolism and development. They also provide vitamin C for a healthy immune system and dietary fiber for heart health.   Although fresh blueberries are only found in stores from May to September, we can still enjoy them in frozen and canned forms. I recommend blueberries f

Health Benefits of Blueberries Plus Yummy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

  Blueberries, although not native to our country, have captured the hearts and tastebuds of many Filipinos. Who can deny the charisma of this fruit? Aside from its attractive dark purple color, the balanced flavor of tart and sweet makes blueberries delicious for jams, cakes, pastries, and fruit shakes. Apart from their wonderful flavor, blueberries also contain essential nutrients that benefit the body. These are: Dietary Fiber A high-fiber diet helps maintain lower cholesterol levels that may aid in reducing the risk of heart disease and keeping the digestive system clean. Fiber also adds bulk to our diet, which may help us feel full faster. Good Source of Vitamin C Keeping our body’s immune system strong is a must these days. Vitamin C helps support the immune system. It is also necessary for the growth and development of tissues and promotes wound healing. Vitamin K Vitamin K helps the body regulate blood clotting and bone metabolism. Manganese Manganese helps the body

Ube Cheesecake Bingsu

  Since the pandemic started, we've learned to be creative and resourceful in different ways, and creating dessert are one of those, because you don't need to go out or spend much to satisfy your dessert cravings. Create your own Bingsu that you can enjoy while watching your favourite Kdrama with this simple recipe.  DIY Ube Cheesecake Bingsu Ingredients :  1 cup evaporated milk 1/4 cup of condensed milk  1 tbsp Ube Flavor  5 lemon Square Cheese Cake 3-5  Cherries Whipped Cream Mint leaves  Procedure 1. In a medium bowl or  measuring cup  mix evaporated milk, condensed milk and Ube Flavor. Pour it in a medium size container or ice tube tray. Freeze it for 1-3 hours until it becomes solid. 2. Take out the ube milk block and put it in a shaved ice machine or you can use food processor, grater, knife or fork to grind the milk  block until smooth. 3. Put the UBE MILK  shaved ice in a chilled serving bowl, add the crumbled Lemon Square Cheesecake on top ( this will add a nice textur

My Version of U.S. Potato Pan Pizza

  Potatoes play an essential role in our favorite Filipino dishes. We use them for our Picadillo, Caldereta, Mechado, Menudo, and even our all-time favorite Adobo! Then there is our go-to snack… Fries! And of course our favorite side dish, the Mashed Potato.  It is such a vital part of our daily meals, don’t you agree? Did you know that you can also use potatoes to make bread and pastries? Aside from having a much richer flavor than using regular flour, the bread made from potato is much softer and fluffier.  Potatoes can be used in a lot more ways than what we are accustomed to. They come in so many forms aside from fresh. Here in the Philippines, Potatoes USA also markets U.S. frozen and U.S. dehydrated potatoes. Potatoes can accommodate a host of flavor profiles, thus are useful in so many dishes and cuisines. Boiled, fried, baked, steamed, there is no limit to your cooking creativity when it comes to potatoes! Tater Tips and Tricks  I have learned that putting your peeled potatoes

Hot Chocolate Recipes to Give You That Cozy Feeling Anytime

Whether you’re working from home or doing a weekend movie marathon with the family, you can make your day extra sweeter by enjoying home activities with a cup of hot chocolate. Stay cozy and level up your hot cocoa game with these easy-to-make Swiss Miss chocolate drink recipes. Peanut Butter Hot Cocoa Who says peanut butter only goes well on bread? Pour a sachet of Swiss Miss Milk Chocolate into a mug. Add 180 ml hot water to dissolve the cocoa mix. Add a tablespoon of creamy peanut butter, and gradually stir until well-mixed. Top off with whipped cream. Caramel Hot Cocoa Simply adding caramel to your drink can give it a different burst of sweetness. Make your caramel hot cocoa by pouring milk into a mug and heating it in the microwave until it’s hot. Add in half a teaspoon of caramel syrup and stir until fully dissolved. Pour in a sachet of Swiss Miss Dark Chocolate. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel. Mocha Hot Cocoa Savor the perfect blend of chocolate

Healthy Diet defense against COVID-19

The COVID-19 Pandemic intensifies the Philippine’s battle against Double Burden of Malnutrition. Double Burden of Malnutrition is defined by World Health Organization (WHO) as “the coexistence of undernutrition along with overweight and obesity, or diet-related non communicable diseases, within individuals, households and populations, and across the life course.” The limited distribution and access to food supplies aggravate the plight of poor and low income Filipino households to sustain each person’s required nutrients through healthy meals. On the other hand, home confinement due to the mandated community quarantine may cause more people to not only restrict their physical activities but also to overeat and/or consume more food with empty calories as part of coping with stress and/or boredom. Given the importance of maintaining healthy diets to sustain our health and immunity against viruses and bacteria, we should turn to the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® as a viable saf

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 P

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

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

The 3 Secrets to Level Up Sarap and Lee Kum Kee's newest ambassador

Almost every Filipino families have their secret ingredients on their signature dishes that will make more appealing and enhance the taste of the dish that they are known for. In a regular Filipino kitchen, condiments and sauces play a big role in bringing out the unique taste on every dish that we serve and makes it outstanding. With a glorious history of over 130 years, Lee Kum Kee has become an international household name and a symbol of quality and trust, spicing up Filipinos’ kitchens with its celebrated sauces and condiments. Last Tuesday, February 26, Lee Kum Kee announced celebrity mom and host  Ms. Karla Estrada as its newest ambassador and reveals the three secret ingredients she use in the kitchen to level up the sarap of her Filipino cooking. (L-R): Lee Kum Kee Panda Mascot, Lee Kum Kee Philippines Business Manager Mr. Ryan Cruz, Sysu International Inc. Managing Director Ms. Jennifer Sy, Lee Kum Kee’s newest brand ambassador Ms. Karla Estrada, and Lee

Tefal Spherical Pot Rice Cookers with 35 cooking functions

With rice being our staple food here in the Philippines, no wonder that at a young age most of us learned how to cook it. From the traditional clay pot where it was used to be cooked then to our trusty "kalderos" at home, It takes the right amount of water and just the right flame to cook the rice and if you weren't lucky enough, you'll either toast the rice or it will end up uncooked. Nowadays you do not need to undergo years of training to cook rice in a right manner, all you need to do is rely on your kitchen buddy rice cooker and it will do the job for you. Rice cookers have already surpassed its sole purpose and have become a versatile kitchen appliance, aside from cooking, some find it perfect for baking, cooking viands, and many more. So with this being said, French cookware and small domestic appliances (SDA) manufacturer Tefal’s first-of-its-kind spherical pot rice cookers have arrived in the Philippines and are set to revolutionize the way Filip