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Tuesday, November 10, 2020
WINERY PH 11/11 Clearance Sale: Getting Ready For The Next Drink Up


Sometimes, you just want to have a great drink together with that juicy steak or meal that you've been planning. Maybe you just want to unwind and relax. Since being under lock down and in a pandemic, what other way to have your wines or e-numan in the metro but through WINERY PH. It's a local website that could get your quality wines to you within a couple of business days.

Tomorrow 11/11, WINERY PH will be having a clearance sale. Aside from their low priced drinks, they will have more to offer. As high as 41-56% off from really good wines. If that's not enough, if you get half a dozen or even a dozen more, you get a bulk price discount automatically.

If that's not enough, they even give you an automatic 500 Php off on your first order.
 
So, remember tomorrow 11/11/2020, WINERY PH will have an online clearance sale that is just amazing. Quality wines are can never be more affordable than this.





Disclaimer:wrote this as a sponsored post for winery.ph
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Monday, August 24, 2020
9 POPULAR DISHES: You Can Recreate at Home

Months of quarantine have prompted many to explore their culinary talents and recreate dishes that broke the internet. From street food to drink mixes, desserts, restaurant favorites, and fancier versions of convenience store food, many have learned to recreate popular dishes in their own kitchen. 
Here are nine popular dishes you can try to make at home.
MAC N' CHEESE
Mac n' Cheese is considered one of the most beginner-friendly dishes to cook at home. it only needs macaroni, milk, and cheese mixed in a pot. Mac n' cheese also comes in all shapes and sizes, making it one of the most versatile and delicious dishes out there.
 One popular mac n' cheese dish uses Beecher's flagship cheese sold in public markets and grocery stores in the U.S. The good news is you don't have to flu to the U.S. to taste this mac n' cheese dishes. USE THIS RECIPE TO REPLICATE THE FAMOUS BEECHER'S mac n' cheese with ingredients available in your grocery store. 
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
 
Cookies are a great snack to munch on or to give as rewards after your kids have finished arranging their toys or doing their chores. The Luxurious DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL shares its recipe on how to create their signature chocolate chip cookies. If you want chunkier chocolate chips on your cookies, PRET A MANAGER recommends using large chocolate buttons.
SEAFOOD PAELLA
With the Christmas countdown beginning in September, you might want to take advantage of being in quarantine to master cooking paella. Originally a laborer's dish, this Spanish course has become one of the most well-known European dishes. SPAIN ON A FORK shows you how to recreate the authentic seafood paella from Valencia that will be perfect for your family Noche Buena.
BAKED SUSHI 
Baked sushi is another dish that became popular on social media due to many vloggers and chef's recreating the recipe. This has led to many online entrepreneurs selling baked sushi to bring the contemporary dish to homes everywhere. BUT YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN BAKED SUSHI AT HOME since sushi ingredients are available at Asian grocery marts and online sellers of Korean and Japanese food.  Here's my version of the BAKED SUSHI that I made at home easily.
FISH N' CHIPS
Yet another international classic, fish n'chips allows you to get a taste of London, Engliand without leaving home. Fish & Co., a restaurant in SM North EDSA's Sky Garden, is one of the few places you can order fish n' chips from. Sm North EDSA is just MINUTES AWAY FROM ETON CENTRIS making it easily accessible if you live in this side of the city.
If you live in an area where fish n' chips isn't available for delivery, you can still satiate your fish n' chips craving by MAKING YOUR OWN VERSION OF THE BRITISH DELICACY AT HOME.

The milk tea craze has just gotten bigger when the quarantine was implemented. Food delivery services have made it possible for you to explore various milk tea flavors and quech your thrist for sugary drinks. 
If you are craving milk tea but you want to save money from buying a cup weekly, you can make your own for cheaper. THERE ARE RECIPES THAT SHOW YOU HOW TO MAKE VARIOUS MILK TEA FLAVORS with ingredients you have at home or from your grocery store.
XIAO LONG BAO (SOUP DUMPLINGS)
 
These soup dumplings from Jiangsu Province, China have stirred the interest of dumpling lovers everywhere. It is perfect with rice and hot tea, and the idea of having broth inside the dumpling is baffling and offers a magical eating experience at the same time. 
Recreating xiao long bao at home might require a lot of practice as preparing the dough for the wrapper alone is already quite tedious. But with patience, YOU CAN LEARN TO CREATE THE PERFECT SOUP DUMPLINGS AT HOME.
BEEF PHO
 
The Vietnamese noodle soup is perfect for the chilly rainy weather. With its thick noodles, hearty broth, perfect slices of beef, and spices, pho remains a favorite soup dish all over the world. Other than being delicious, beef pho is also healthy and easy to cook in your kitchen. A RECIPE BY THE ASIAN FOOD NETWORK teaches you how to recreate Vietnam's beloved beef noodles soup.
STARBUCKS DRINKS
 
Iced blended coffee is also one of the most popular drinks for many. But because many coffee shops remain closed and only a few offer delivery, it might not be ideal for some to line up and wait for their orders. The good news is that THESE DRINKS CAN BE EASILY REPLICATED with crushed ice, chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, spices, and a blender in your kitchen.
With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic keeping you and your family at home, take time to recreate these well-loved dishes. Enjoy and hone your culinary skills while staying safe. 


Disclaimer:  Some Photos are care of pixabay. 
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Thursday, July 23, 2020
TRYING OUT PACIFIC WEST SEAFOOD: Safe Dining At Home Made Easy

 So it's been like this. Preferring to eat at home just because you won't know if it's safe to eat out. With COVID cases in the thousands, it would make sense to eat at home. At least, you're sure of the stuff that you get. One of the things that I was lucky enough to try out would be PACIFIC WEST SEAFOOD. It's a known brand that has ready to cook frozen meals. To be specific, they got very good restaurant quality seafood. 
They sent on over a number of easy to cook frozen seafood. I like how you don't need to be a great chef to have restaurant grade dishes. For today, I was able to try 4 of their special dishes. From Dusted Baby Squid, Lemon Pepper Squid Chunks, Popcorn Shrimps, and Cheesy Fish Fillet.
 Cooking them is pretty easy. No need to thaw, just heat up a pan with oil. Then, deep fry for roughly 3-4 minutes or until golden brown.
 Whoever did the RND on the Cheesy Fish Fillet is a genius. The breading kept the cheese inside. It didn't leak and destroy the dish. This actually reminded me of a seafood restaurant that shall not be named but it's really that good. Partner this with some aoili sauce or lemon and butter plus some chips or fries and you're good to go.
 I was actually thinking how to differentiate the two types of squid that was sent over. The dusted one is a little darker in color because of the breading. It was also more formed compared to the chunks. In contrast, the chunks are a like small balls made with breading and cut up pieces of squid. The popcorn shrimp though would be perfect with some cocktail sauce. My goodness, everything in this seafood platter is pretty good.
These and a lot more from Pacific West Seafood is available from @afcphils or Alternative Food Corp (www.alternatives.ph) for delivery and online order. They're also available in Rustans Supermarket, Shopwise, Fishermall, Best Value Factory Outlet (Eastwood), and in other major supermarkets.



Disclaimer:These items were sent on over. I wrote this based on my experience and opinions.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
QUICK BITES: MILKY DUST DONUTS

This is not your ordinary munchin. It looks normal from the outside but these donuts are different. MILKY DUST DONUTS is extraordinary. A brainchild of Twinkle Lacsamana, this is her labor of love.
Sprinkled with sugar dusting, different small balls of fun would surprise customers. Each has a filling that would make you want to eat more.
Mocha would definitely be our favorite. The mixture found inside makes it a perfect one for coffee lovers.
Chocolate tastes a bit traditional for me. The bread is soft and moist. They're pretty good as a snack on the go.
There's also a milky vanilla flavor and ube cheese. The vanilla is a little too sweet for me. The ube has a familiar cheese flavor inside it. Maybe next time, I'll ask her not to add sugar coatings so that I can eat some more.
You could check them out in instagram @milkydustdonuts . They're based in Edsa, Pasay. They currently have 4 flavors. Dark Mocha, Ube Cheese, Vanilla Milk, and Pure Chocolate.




Disclaimer: wrote this based on my experience. I ordered and paid for some of these donuts but where also given some as a treat.
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Friday, May 29, 2020
TAKING CARE OF YOUR GUT: World Digestive Health Day 2020

 As a foodie, I tend to go overboard with food. Who wouldn't right? With food present left and right, it's a bit too much sometimes. Especially now that Metro Manila is in a quarantine, we tend to create dishes and eat as long as we want to. One thing I realized early on is that we need to take care of our gut. 
Today is WORLD DIGESTIVE HEALTH DAY 2020. Today, it's all about taking care of our tummy. It's something that we need to do to keep up with everything that's happening around us.
 Stress, oily dishes, and not eating on time could lead to problems for our stomach. It's better to have a preventive approach when it comes to this. Eat healthy dishes like veggies. Go for high fiber intake. Don't forget to take in tons of fluids. Exercise is also the best way to go.
 Just in case, you might need some medications that could help you out. When, there's pain involved, there's a decrease in the way we move about. It's best to take care of it asap. If we're having loose bowel, we need to take care of it just so that we don't get dehydrated. On the flipside, having constipation is also bad for us. It's all about balance.  Sanofi Philippines sent on over some samples of their dependable meds. As always, please consult your healthcare provider before taking any of these.
 If you're feeling constipated, DULCOLAX will be your best bet. It's best to take it before you sleep just so that when you wake up, you'll have an easier bowel movement. Best to drink it with a full glass of water.
On the other hand, when you have loose bowel movement, ERCEFLORA is a great medication when you're trying to restore the normal balance in your tummy. It's basically a probiotic to help your gut return to normal. They now offer these for kid as well in the form of Probi Bears.
 Essentiale Forte P is something for your liver. It helps protect and promote liver health especially when you have a chronic liver disease. So, it's best for you to take alcoholic drinks in moderation and never go overboard.
BUSCOPAN is a great antispasmodic medication to help you with abdominal pain. They now offer one that's targeting cramps for our female friends with the Buscopan Venus. These would help decrease stomach spasms and help us get through the day.

SANOFI is encouraging everyone to talk about their gut feelings. They're using the hashtags #WDHD and #LetsTalkAboutGutFeelings. Maybe you could share your stories too. Cheers.




Disclaimer: wrote this based on my experience. These sample medications were care of Sanofi Philippines. As always, please consult a doctor before taking any of these medications. There are contraindications and also severe reactions that may occur to some when taking in these medications.
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Monday, May 25, 2020
EASY TO MAKE SUSHI BAKE: THE LATEST FOOD CRAZE IN METRO MANILA

 Ever since Metro Manila has been in a lockdown, people are craving for sushi and sashimi and even rolls. The fact that raw dishes are quite easy to contaminate, my family and I would only get outside food that we could reheat before eating. Just to be safe. A dish that came in handy during the lockdown would be SUSHI BAKE.
 It's basically a make your own california maki. It's quite easy to make. Ingredients are easy to find especially if you're near a Japanese market store. Sometimes, Korean shops have these items too.
 To start off, you will need a lb of imitation crab or kani sticks, nori or seaweeds, 3/4 cups japanese mayo like kewpie, 3 cups of cooked rice, furikake for seasoning, 1/2 cup sour cream, and sriracha (optional). You could also have some extra seaweeds or nori wrappers and sweet mango slices. If you want it to be more special, add some ebiko or those little orange eggs that you see.
 Mix together the crab, japanese mayo, sour cream, and some furikake. In a casserole dish or baking pan, spread a layer of cooked rice up to a little below the halfway mark. Don't over do it because you could get really full easy. Add furikake on top and a sheet of nori just to cover it up. Then, spread the mixture that you just mixed. Add the ebiko on top. Broil for a few minutes until the topping is browned. Once done, you could serve it as is or get a little bit then place it in a nori wrapper. Add mangoes and dip into soy sauce. Here, you have your very own SUSHI BAKE. For sure, you can mix and match different toppings as well. I'm thinking of adding some uni to the mix too and maybe cheese.  
Here's an extra. If you have tons of kani or imitation crab sticks, just egg wash them and put some panko breadings. Add nori or seaweed in the middle then deep fry. You then got your very own KANI FRY. Easy.




Disclaimer: Wrote this based on my experience. Bought and made such.
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