No-Meat Dish: Saucy Tofu n’ Mushroom

In time for Lent, I have here a home-cooked meal that is very much applicable during this season. I know most of us Catholics observe the ‘No-Meat’ diet during designated days of Holy Week. Some strictly follow this diet by not eating any meat during Fridays throughout the season.  So in order not to lose your cravings for delicious food, here is a delicious no-meat meal for you my dear readers.SAM_7949

SAUCY TOFU ‘n MUSHROOM

4 tofu block

1 small can of sliced mushroom

½  pack of mushroom gravy

1 medium-sized garlic

1 big red onion / white onion

¼ cup soy sauce

1 teaspoon of salt

1 tablespoon of sugar

½ cup water

1 pinch of Black pepper

It is very simple. Just sauté chopped garlic in a pan. Then add the mushroom. Cook until golden brown. Next add the already fried sliced tofu. Add ¼ cup of soy sauce, salt and black pepper. Dilute ½ pack of mushroom gravy into 1 cup of tap water. Pour the mushroom gravy mix. Then add the sliced onion. Add sugar and seasoning to taste. Boil for 5 minutes. You can also add bell pepper. Then serve.

As simple as that, now you have a ‘No-Meat’ dish. And for those who are taking extra consciousness on their health, this can be a good meal without depriving yourself from eating delicious food. Try this at home. Have a nice day always my dear readers!

50th Year of Atlantic Bakery

January 12, 2016.    Just this morning, I noticed that our loaf bread is packed differently. So I take a look of it, and was surprised then amazed that Bicolandia’s famous bakery, Atlantic Bakery, is celebrating its 50th year this 2016. I grew up eating Atlantic Bakery’s breads. In fact, my father would usually asked me to buy hot ‘pandesal’ from Atlantic even up to his remaining years. And now that I have a family of my own, we prefer to have breads freshly baked by Atlantic served on our table. That’s how we patronize Atlantic.

                                                        Atlantic Bakery’s sliced bread

Atlantic Bakery’s main store is still located at Dinaga St. near Naga City People’s Mall. Accessibility to consumers and tasty breads made them reach 50 years. They now have bakeries situated on strategic places where customers are present. I saw early market goers from far flung areas buy bulk of breads from Atlantic and sell them to their neighbors. They trusted the quality of breads that Atlantic offers and that keeps them from coming back day by day.

What do I like with my hot ‘pandesal’ Atlantic bread? I put some cheese spread and egg on it. Yummy!!! Actually, if I don’t have any to put on it, I just dipped it on my hot drinks and I am satisfied. Even my 5-year-old son loves it. He knows where Atlantic Bakery is and I know that he will pass it on to the next generation.

Congratulations and more success Atlantic Bakery!!! 😉

Kids’ Corner: Skippy and Me

As a mother, preparing a healthy snack for my 5-year-old son is hard. He has selective taste when it comes to sandwich fillings. He would rather choose cheese spreads than peanut butter. But when he got the chance to taste Skippy Peanut Butter, things went different. It was a bit surprising that he asked me to make more sandwiches for him. Good thing that my son, Dominic, does not have allergies over nuts. Still, I make it sure to observe him for possible appearance of rashes every time he eats foods with nuts. 

Peanut butter is said to be healthier than other fillings because it contains nutrients like;  vitamin E as antioxidant, magnesium for bone-building, potassium for muscle build-up, and vitamin B6 as immunity-booster. And for those who wants to lose weight, peanut butter has fiber and protein that makes you feel that you are still full thus reducing your crave on foods.

                                         Skippy Peanut Butter

Dominic really enjoyed eating his sandwiches with Skippy Peanut Butter spread. I am happy because, there is now an addition to Dom’s list of sandwich spreads. 

                                       Dominic loves Skippy Peanut Butter

With this big jar of Skippy, I also used it in my cooking recipes like Caldereta and Kare-Kare. What I like with Skippy is that, it is not so sweet and it is very manageable to stir and scoop. It is creamier than other peanut butter spread. So what are you waiting for, grab a jar of Skippy Peanut Butter and experience the yummy taste of it. After tasting it, you will definitely grab your cameras and strike a pose with Skippy on your hand and say “Skippy and Me” like what my son did. 😉

What’s New: Jack ‘n Jill Chippy Twisters

What’s New? I guess all of us have already tasted Jack ‘n Jill Chippy. Said corn chips has been in the in the food industry for years. But check this out, they Jack ‘n Jill Chippy has a new twist, a new taste, introducing Jack ‘n Jill Chippy Twisters!!! It is a flavored-corn chips with the taste of lemon and cheese. If you are wondering how does it taste, well, its delicious and you can savor the citric taste of lemon in every bite. And don’t forget that it also taste cheesy. With regards to its texture, it is easy to bite. Once opened, the chips remained on its twisted shape. It is easy to grab a handful of this because of the shape.

Chippy Twisters

I know for a fact that it is not advisable to eat junk foods, but just to satisfy my cravings, I treat myself with moderate amount of these foods. I just drink a lot of water after eating such. If you want to try this newest offer from Jack ‘n Jill, go to your nearest supermarket and look for Chippy Twisters. Enjoy eating!!!

Must-Try: Del Monte Pasta Sauce

As a mother, it is very important to learn how to cook pasta specially spaghetti for your kids. And not only that, you should know their tastes for pasta for them to like it. My son has a distinctive taste when it comes to food. He is actually my number 1 critic on the food that I cook. I just treat his reactions positively, I make it sure that I do it right next time.

I’ve tried several spaghetti sauce, and recently, Del Monte Pasta Sauce is my favorite. I already tried some of their flavors and so far, my taste buds love it. Here are some of the flavors that I used:

Del Monte Pasta Sauce Traditional – This is the original flavor. Some love their pasta sauce on its original taste. This one is for you.

Del Monte Pasta Sauce Traditional

Del Monte Pasta Sauce Italian Herb – This is the first one that we tried. We want our pasta the Italian way. And it is, our pasta tastes just what we want it. And in addition, this one has chunks of tomatoes.

Del Monte Pasta Sauce Italian Herb

Del Monte Pasta Sauce Four Cheese – Since kids love cheese, they will surely love this flavor. 

Del Monte Pasta Sauce Four Cheese

Del Monte Pasta Sauce Meat Flavored – This one really tastes meaty. And for those on diet who are avoiding meat to achieve their desired body, this one is for you. 

Del Monte Pasta Sauce Meat Flavored

If you are wondering whether the content of this can is full once opened, I will show you how it looks. Here it is:

Opened Can of Del Monte Pasta Sauce

The can is almost filled with rich tomato sauce. Isn’t it worth buying? There are still other flavors that are not mentioned in this post. Just visit your nearest supermarket and have your pasta taste like restaurant pasta. 

Disclosure: This post is not affiliated with Del Monte. And all the images above are owned by admin.

Must-Try: San Miguel Beer’s San Mig Zero

I am a woman. I drink beer. Hey, don’t get me wrong! I am a woman who drinks beer with utmost caution and limitation. I’ve tried several beer products, flavored or not. Most men usually drink unflavored beer but the problem with it is that, it has high alcohol content that will violate my rule to drink beer with caution. And recently, I was introduced to a new beer product of San Miguel, the San Mig Zero. San Mig Zero has only 5% alcohol content, the same amount of alcohol in flavored beers. It also has low calorie content, perfect for those who are health and body conscious. And as to the taste, it tastes like the original unflavored San Mig Light. Women who love to drink flavored beer and are curious of the taste of plain beer, can try San Miguel’s newest offering. And to those men, who don’t want to get easily drunk can also have San Mig Zero Beer as a drink.

Why do people drink beer? Beer is considered to be one of the lightest or perhaps the lightest beverage with alcohol content. And it is always available in bars, party places and some restaurants. When we are with our friends, beer is always present. It is very relaxing to hang out with friends or catch up to some old friends while drinking chilled beer. What more if it is only very light, enough to finish a long conversation without feeling tipsy.

Nowadays, it is a bit normal to drink during social gatherings, as long as you choose the suitable drink alcoholic beverage that you can manage. Enjoy life! Chillax!!!! 😉

Free Champ Towel From MILO

Summer heat brings a lot of sweat! And here is what MILO has to offer for this summer season, for every 1 kilogram of Nestle MILO, you will get a Champ Towel for free. This is part of their Choose Wellness program wherein they value nutrition more. MILO energizes our mind and body and it has Actigen-E. And now Nestle is giving extra gram in some of their products and freebies in some. For MILO tonic food drink, you can collect 3 designs of Champ Towel. There is basketball, volleyball and football designs of towel. A box is composed of 1 kg Milo and 1 Champ Towel shrunk and shaped like a ball. The ball will turn into a towel when soaked into water.

Free Towel Champ from MILO

Free for every 1 kg of MILO

The Champ Towel

And since my son is quite chubby who really sweat a lot, I think we will buy more of these and collect all designs. MILO has been our chocolate drink since I was young. And until now, I still love the taste. I just put 3 to 4 heaps of MILO in my cup with hot water and then I enjoy every sip of it. My son asks for a warm MILO chocolate drink every single morning and he usually requests to have a taste of it first before pouring the water.

We had MILO years before and we still enjoy it until now. Nestle MILO is celebrating its 50 years Building Champions. More athletes were featured in MILO advertisements as shown on TV and also on the packaging, thus giving inspiration to future sports aspirants. Years may passed, athletes featured changed, MILO will remain as one of the country’s favorite chocolate drinks. Kids love it and so as adults.

Must-Try: Lotte Almond Pepero

Addicted to Korean Drama? I am pretty sure that you will also be addicted to Korea’s No. 1 Brand LOTTE PEPERO. Crispy Biscuit Stick coated with chocolate. Aside from the original flavor, PEPERO has several flavors such as almond, strawberry, cookies n’ cream and peanut which will definitely add to the heavenly taste of it. A box of PEPERO consists 8 individual small boxes with approximately 8 to 10 sticks. Small boxes of PEPERO if come from the big box should not be for retail which is explicitly indicated in the box. But PEPERO has also individual packages that are intended for retail, they are of the same size as to the small boxes from the big box. As to the price, it is quite reasonable considering the delectable taste of every stick.

LOTTE ALMOND PEPERO

8 individual boxes in a big box

Good thing that my husband brought us a box of LOTTE ALMOND PEPERO. And you know what, my son who hates eating chocolates with nuts and almonds, suddenly craved for more sticks. By the way, since there are persons who are allergy-prone, PEPERO listed the contents that might trigger allergy in the body and it will be found at the back label of the box. For those who are looking for PEPERO products, we saw individual boxes sold for retail in malls.

Grab a stick of PEPERO and you will definitely crave for the whole box.

Got Our Couple’s Shirts From Gerry’s Grill

February 14, 2015. Gerry’s Grill, Magsaysay Avenue, Naga City. Our family dine out to celebrate Valentine’s Day. And Gerry’s Grill once again satisfied my taste buds. Although Gerry’s kept us waiting for almost an hour (an acceptable inconvenience during Heart’s day), we really had sumptuous meals that night. Before we leave, one of the staff approached us and gave us couples’ shirts. My husband and I were not used to wearing couple’s shirts, though we also appreciate others who wear one to show how strong their bond is even on shirts.

Couple’s Shirts from Gerry’s Grill

Gerry’s Grill shirts have their signature Shark design and for this Valentine, the Shark is placed inside the heart. The color of the shirt is black contradicting the usual color red of heart’s day. This is maybe because, Gerry’s Grill usually have their crews and staff wear black for distinction. Upon seeing the shark on our shirts, our son also wants to have one for him. 😉

This year’s Valentine’s day is really a day to remember because we had our very first couple’s shirts and we got it from Gerry’s Grill. Thank you Gerry’s!!!

Must-Try: Yummy Cake from Cake My Day

Looking for a delicious cake for any of your occasions? You have to try Cake my Day’s cakes. Actually, I tasted their cakes before when they were still on their previous store location. And I can say that, their cakes are one of the finest cakes here in Naga City. 

Now that they have an outlet in SM City Naga, it is easier for me to buy cakes and cupcakes from them. During my son’s birthday, I purchased a mocha cake from them. And it is so delicious, the sweetness of it is just right for my taste buds. I hate it when after eating a cake, my throat will be sore, which is not true for Cake My Day’s cake.

This is what we bought, a mini mocha cake which only cost Php. 310.00. Isn’t it affordable? The size of it is quite bigger than of the others so that’s what I chose.

Visit their SM City Naga outlet and taste their yummy cakes to satisfy your cravings. Here is their contact number (0917) 580-1486. By the way, I am not affiliated with Cake my Day, I am just a one happy customer who loves their cake so much. 🙂