New oatmeal recipes to try: arroz caldo & mushroom risotto

oats caldo

Oatmeal is a good way of promoting healthy digestion and lowering cholesterol in the body. I usually just mix it with hot milk or water then add fruits like bananas for a filling breakfast . A few weeks ago, however, there was a cooking demo conducted by Dong-A Pharma Phils., the distributor of GV Michel Oatmeal of Australia at the Century Park Hotel. The different ways by which the chefs prepared oatmeal literally bowled me over. The oats caldo (oatmeal version of arroz caldo) was so good and the three-mushroom oatmeal risotto made me feel like I was eating in a ... Continue Reading...

Chef Sharwin Tee at Maya Kitchen on August 29

Chef Sharwin Tee of the Lifestyle Network's 'Curiosity Got The Chef' will topbill the Maya Kitchen's cooking demo this Saturday, August 29, from 9 am to 1 pm. Participants can watch chef Sharwin prepare and make the following dishes, mostly inspired by his love for B-A-C-O-N: Arugula Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette, "Cuick" Clam Chowder, Bacon-Wrapped Fish and Mango Salsa, Bacon Mallow Bombs (his very own version of S’mores) and Waffles and Bacon with Hoisin Sauce. His TV show is now on its 5th season in the Lifestyle Network and is also shown in the US, ... Continue Reading...

Kathryn Bernardo in Primadonna’s Pre-Holiday 2015 collection

Primadonna is one of my favorite local footwear brands and that's why I had to free up my schedule that weekend when they launched their Pre-Holiday 2015 collection. It helped that the special guest that night was Kathryn Bernardo. The label's choice of the in-demand Teen Queen as their newest endorser show's just far Primadonna has come in its 8 years of existence. Starting with just 3 stores in 2007, Primadonna branches are now 50-strong nationwide. We think the secret of its success is its ability to deliver the latest footwear interpretation from the world's ... Continue Reading...

#PurePadala is Puregold’s new service for OFWs

Our dear OFWs are this country's unsung heroes, all right. Aside from pumping up the economy, just imagine the strength they have to endure to deal with personal issues. Of primary concern is the money they send to their families. How do OFWs make sure that their precious $$$ land in good hands and are spent for what it's really intended for? Thankfully, supermarket giant Puregold has introduced this unique remittance service called PurePadala. For example, if an OFW sends P10,000 to open a sari-sari store business back home, the recipient just has to show the ... Continue Reading...

Earth Kitchen at BHS Central, BGC

Earth Kitchen BGC

I've always wanted to check out Earth Kitchen in Katipunan but being from the South, the location was far from me. I was thrilled to learn that they've opened in bustling Bonifacio Global City, and got an invite to try their specialties no less. As a purveyor of farm-to-table cuisine, dining at Earth Kitchen is always for a good cause since they support the Got Heart Farms in Tarlac. There are other communities from Luzon to Mindanao where they source the ingredients. The emphasis is on healthy, organic produce that's free from GMOs, pesticides and other harmful ... Continue Reading...