Beauty in a pot: Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo

Beauty comes from within, as cliche as it may sound, but this is true if you really want lasting effect on your skin. The good news is that there are a variety of supplements that you can take towards beautiful skin. What’s even better is that you can now eat your way to a youthful and beautiful skin with the Golden Chicken Collagen Stock at Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo.

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Paradise Dynasty’s Xiao Long Bao, S Maison at the Conrad Manila

I love dimsum and one of my faves is the xiao long bao. I find sheer pleasure in delicately picking up those little baos and then gently sipping the soup inside. I got excited with Paradise Dynasty’s 8 Flavors of Xiao Long Bao and really wanted to try each of the flavors. We finally dropped by for lunch at Paradise Dynasty at S Maison at Conrad Manila.

But we ordered the Original Xiao Long Bao though…

Original Xiao Long Bao

Original Xiao Long Bao, 10 pcs for Php 298

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Boracay Eats: Spice Bird

The restaurant scene in Boracay just got more exciting with the opening of Spice Bird. I already saw Spice Bird in D’Mall during our summer vacation last April but we had to accommodate our relatives’ yearning for Filipino food. When we came back last November, checking out new restos and foods to try is part of the itinerary. We were so happy with Spice Bird, we ate here twice!

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Sip, read, relax at Book and Borders Cafe Eastwood

What’s your me-time looks like? Aside from going to the spa, working out, or just blogging, I also look forward to having quiet time while having coffee. With this newly opened urban cafe in Eastwood, I think I want to hang out all day and enjoy good food, awesome coffee, and fun books.

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#CantStopTheCrave for Wingstop’s New Menu

When I say I want chicken wings, it means “I want to eat at Wingstop”. I just #CantStopTheCrave for my favorite Honey Garlic and Garlic Parmesan chicken wings! Jeff and I always have the Chipotle rice and Sweet Potato Chips along with our wings. Now, Wingstop Philippines will satisfy bigger cravings as it launches their new menu.

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Discover Cavite’s Cuisine at Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park

If one would ask me what food the province of Cavite is known for, I’d probably answer Tahong Chips. That’s the safest answer I know since Cavite is known for its abundance of seafood. But thanks to the invitation of Island Cove Hotel & Leisure Park, I got to discover the rich Cavite cuisine and realized that the province is indeed another foodie destination. Fortunately, Chef Vill Purificacion put up a “Taste Cavite” menu which showcases the finest fare from the various towns. It will be a one-stop Cavite food tour because Managing Director Gilbert Remulla believes that Island Cove should be the gateway of all things Cavite.

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Wingstop #WingItTuesdays

I have to hand it to the wing experts at Wingstop Philippines for coming up with promos that excites our craving for more wings! You’ll gonna love Tuesdays because of #WingitTuesdays promo. Enjoy 20 pieces of wings for only Php 499!!!

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Purefoods Blue Line: Life’s simple things bring comfort

Food is ALWAYS a part of our lives. We eat because food is a necessity, but also to satisfy our cravings in whatever situation we are in. When we’re happy and there’s a celebration, we indulge in a feast; when we’re sad, we just eat our worries away; and when we’re bored, we still eat. Food makes everything better, especially if it’s your comfort food. It’s like having a warm hug when you needed one.

Did you notice that most comfort foods are just so simple like a bar of chocolate? One of my comfort foods is corned beef, particularly Purefoods Corned Beef. I like to cook mine by sauteeing garlic and onions before adding Purefoods Corned Beef, I would cook it until some shreds are slightly toasted and crunchy. This is what my little family enjoys either for breakfast or dinner. When we have leftover corned beef from dinner, we would buy pandesal for breakfast and have Purefoods Corned Beef as “palaman”. Purefoods Corned Beef Hash is really good as palaman too! Thank God my family is easy to please with my simple dishes. Life can be so simple and fulfilling 🙂

I’d like to share this quote from Ina Garten:

Food is not about impressing people. It is about making them feel comfortable.

This is how I felt during our painting sesh one afternoon at Sip and Gogh in Kapitolyo.

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This is actually my first time to paint, I was nervous that I won’t be able to even blend the colors. But as the afternoon progressed, I realized that blending colors and dabbing the paintbrush on the canvass is so therapeutic and puts me in a zen mode.

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my work of art in progress…

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Painting plus chikahan with my kumare Peachy is one fun afternoon!

The atmosphere was so comforting and encouraging, everybody was in a cheerful mode. I think having all the Purefoods Blue Line dishes specially prepared that afternoon made our tummies satisfied hence fueled our creative minds.

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Some of the snacks prepared for us that afternoon were Quesadillas made with Purefoods Corned Beef, Purefoods Luncheon Meat Chili Cheese Spring Rolls, and Cheesy Vienna Dumplings. I actually made the quesadillas at home for our breakfast. I love Purefoods Corned Beef because of the meatier bite it gives, and it’s seasoned perfectly.

quesadilla with purefoods corned beef

I also discovered other Purefoods Blue Line variants aside from the Corned Beef (Classic, Chili Garlic, and Hash) through the dishes that were served. These were Luncheon Meat, Chorizo Bilbao, Vienna Sausage and Liver Spread.

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I will now use Purefoods Luncheon Meat for my chili spring rolls, tastes better and easier to prepare

Any recipe that calls for ground meat can be replaced with any Purefoods Blue Line products, I swear, your dishes will taste better and will make your prep time shorter too.

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no ground meat for your dumplings? use Purefoods Vienna Sausage

The afternoon got even more exciting because Heart Evangelista graced the event and shared stories about anything and everything we asked her, including her favorite Purefoods Blue Line products. She gamely showed her artistic side by adding her touch in Camille of The Soshal Network’s canvas.

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Everybody is curious…

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And here’s my finished piece, Heart approves!

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Heart E. is pretty, charming, accommodating, and very down-to-earth. I became an instant fan!

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At first, I was unsure of myself if I can pull it through. But with some very basic techniques, I was able to create my own art. Thanks to Purefoods for reminding me that life need not be complicated, that I can make something out of the ordinary and turn it into something special. Sometimes, the simplest things in life are the ones that bring comfort the most.

Whether you’re just waiting for creativity to strike or just craving for that comfort food, you should try these Purefoods Blue Line products:

  • Corned Beef Classic
  • Corned Beef Chili Garlic
  • Corned Beef Hash
  • Luncheon Meat
  • Vienna Sausage
  • Chorizo Bilbao
  • Liver Spread

For more info, visit Purefoods Blue Line on Facebook.

Scooping happiness at Baskin-Robbins’ 14th branch

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s most beloved ice cream brand, spreads more happiness as it opens its 14th branch at B8, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, delighting ice cream lovers around the metro. The newest branch of the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops features premium hard scoop ice cream, customized ice cream cakes and a full range of frozen beverages which will now be easily accessible to shoppers and residents within Bonifacio High Street and nearby areas in BGC.

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Hola amigo, Gringo!

We have a strong liking to Mexican food, and fortunately, we now have a lot of dining options whenever we crave for one. One of our favorites…our new amigo, is Gringo. Ever since they opened in SM North Edsa, The Block, it’s always been a Gringo chicken lunch or dinner for us. Their flavorful and juicy chicken is unforgettable, you’ll want to come back for more.

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Gringo Southern Spice Chicken, half, Php 375

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