Friday, October 31, 2014

12:09 AM

Celebrate The Holiday Season With Dona Elena Al Dente

Make your Holiday starts as early as November and celebrate Dona Elena Cuisinera Club Holiday Special.

November 15, 2014 (Saturday) at the Penthouse, 6th Floor 
1193 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, corner 
Dona Hemady St., New Manila, Quezon City. Registration and Booth Activities start at 1pm and the
Program will be from 2pm to 5pm. 

Be a Dona Elena Cuisinera! The activities of Dona Elena Holiday Special are the following;

- NEW holiday recipes
- Live cooking demo from Chef Golda Liamzon
- Informative talks
- Food tasting
- Exciting raffle and games

You can also have a chane to bring home prizes! share the news and bring your friends!

This is Free entrance but reservation is a must!

RSVP: Peter 0943-705-4348 or
807-9999 local 741

Let's start the holiday season with DONA ELENA! 

Visit Dona Elana at the following;
Youtube: decuisineraclub 
FB Page: donaelenacuisineraclub 
Twitter: @decuisineraclub 
Instagram: @donaelenacuisineraclub

Thursday, October 30, 2014

10:05 PM

Eastwood City Brings The Walking Dead: Haunted Prison House

Can You Survive? 

Well, that is the question... because this Halloween, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Eastwood City invite all thrill-seekers and enthusiasts to conquer and survive this year's most terrifying horror house from the horror drama television series The Walking Dead in their 4th season episodes Haunted Prison House.

This one of a kind horror maze promises an ultimate Halloween adventure as it gives courageous partakers a chance to experience the gore and spine-chilling thrills of The Walking Dead in real life.

Those who are brave enough to enter the horror house will have to endure a pulsating and harrowing journey as they need to dodge the terrifying walkers and find their way out.

The Walking Dead: Haunted Prison House is open from October 31 to Nov. 7, 2014. Those who will visit the horror house can drop by the Eastwood Central Plaza. Ticket price is P100 per head. 

Children 13 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. The guardian must sign a waiver with accompanying child and those who have medical conditions like heart disease or high blood pressure, pregnant woman, etc. do not enter to the horror house for your safety.

Meanwhile, The Walking Dead premiered its 5th season on AMC, garnering a massive audience of 17.29 million viewers in the United States alone. In the Philippines, The Walking Dead is aured at FOX every monday at 11:35am and 8:55pm.

For more information and complte rule and regulations of The Walking Dead: Haunted Prison House at Eastwood City, please call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at  709-9888, 709-0888, 0917-8380111 or visit 

6:21 PM

The Maya Kitchen: European Food Made Simple

I was invited once again to wonderful cooking demo at The Maya Kitchen and the featured Chef was none other than Chef Cara Davis, this young Chef had showcase us her talent in cooking specially with European Dishes. She can create pasta from the scratch and she seems like she love's doing. Together with her Uncle Pepe as her executive sue chef to assist her.

She gave us different tips on how to make Salmorejo Soup, sounds interesting right? She even tell stories about her experiences during the time she was in Spain and cooked Salmorejo Soup for the locals. This classic dish uses a blend of herbs used in traditional French cuisine. Making this recipe is so simple and this soup can be eaten as is or garnished with chopped hard boiled egg and crispy jamon serrano chips. To make it more delectable you can also serve it with rustic bread and a drizzle of olive oil.

Next we have Cavatelli Pasta with Pistachio Pesto, I love this one the taste is very authentic and the pasta was so fresh for it was hand made on the day itself. It may needs extra effort in preparing this but I'm telling you, this one is really great because the combination of basil, parsley, pistachios and parmesan cheese was awesome. Chef Cara also said that when making a pasta dough, the flour should be the double 00.

Another special recipe on the list was the St. Peter's Fish with Beurre Blanc. The fis is very easy to cook because it is not easily overcooked. it is perfect with the velvety and tangy sauce that Chef Cara was made. And of course, the Chicken Fines Herb. This is a classic dish uses a blend of herbs used in traditional French cuisine and this one is my favorite.

To end the final list, Peach Galette is making its way to our table as our dessert. The flaky crust of this simple sweet dessert is versatile as it can be easily adapted to other savory flavors. I remember the procedure in making biscuits with this recipe but the difference is that you have to mix the tiny chop frozen butter in the flour as fast as you can so that the butter will  not melt.

Visit The Maya Kitchen on Facebook at to learn more about them.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

6:06 AM

Celebrate The National Pasta Month With Dona Elena Al Dente

When eating pasta, we all loves to have it to be al dente. Nobody wants to have a mushy pasta, especially when you celebrate the National Pasta Month this October.

This appreciation month is celebrated in different parts of the world and here in the Philippines. We all know that Pasta was a global food consumed in all five continents in the world. This month, Dona Elena Al Dente invites us to celebrate the National Pasta Month by taking your regular pasta dishes to the next level.

Dona Elena Al Dente is the only Artisan Quality Italian Pasta. It is made using high quality, 100% durum wheat semolina or hard wheat. It uses special bronze dies which leaves a rough surface that creates ridges on the pasta. It has 13% protein and GM-free which makes it 100% natural.

During the event, celebrity host RJ Ledesma share us his pasta experience and also Chef Michel Cottabaren shares three delectable new recipes using Dona Elena Al Dente Penne Rigate, Dona Elena Al Dente Fettucini, and Dona Elena Al Dente Lasagna. He gave tips to us like; do not put oil in pasta whn boiling to see the quality of the pasta. Dona Elena Al Dente does not require oil because they do not stick together. 

Other variants of Dona Elena Al Dente are the following;

Spaghetti (500g)
Fettucini (500g)
Lasagna (500g)
Penne Rigate (500g and 250g)
Fusilli (500g ad 250g)

Next time if someone will ask you how you like your pasta. simply say, "Al Dente!"

You may Like Dona Elena Al Dente Pasta at and to know more about Dona Elena Al Dente visit their website at

Monday, October 27, 2014

6:32 PM

Turn Your World Around With Tornado Peri-peri Chicken

It was so nice to see a friend whom I met 3 years ago. This time not in an ordinary event, but in her own bloggers event. Being in the world of modeling and showbiz is not an easy job I guess, but this lady is now venturing the world of entrepreneurship.Who she is? It's none other than Arianne Angeli Bautista.

Partnering with her friend Chef Tim Ang, who studied in culinary in Australia work as a sue chef in Hyatt Hotel in Australia and the one who invented the 3 Peoria-peri sauces that took him for 2 years in creating the Tornado Peri-peri Chicken sauces that comes with the Original, Tiger's Fury and Dragon's Breath.

E. Rodriguez is the second branch (1680 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave. Cor. Los Angeles St., Cubao, Q.C.) which we visit for the food tasting. They served us chicken with different variety of sauces and side dish. We also have dessert, which is the Blueberry Cheese Cake. They also served Bolognese Spaghetti but apparently I did not able to try it. Their chicken is really good and very affordable for the price of P120 you can enjoy their special chicken.

You can also visit their Maginhawa branch located at the 104D Maginhawa St. Teacher's Village, Diliman, Q.C. Like them on Facebook at
5:50 PM

Tiger Energy Biscuits for Mental and Physical Development of Alisto Kid

Everyday  our kid faced new challenges whether in school or at home. However, there are some kids who are really quick in thinking and quick in finding alternatives to face their challenges.

Being Alisto matters a lot, especially among kids. What is Alisto kid? It was described to be an active, lively and mentally sharp kids.

Mommies are also knows about this challenges that's why they raise their kids well to have healthy bodies and mentally alert and most moms knows that the Tiger Energy Biscuits can help them to raise an Alisto kids!

Celebrity mom Camille Prats knows all about the challenge of raising physically and mentally developed Alisto kids. That is why with her son Nathan, she doesn't take chances. She believes in giving Nathan the best in everything. She even said that with the activities that they do and the food that he eats. She gave Nathan the Tiger Energy Biscuits as a snack and baon to provide the nutrients he needs.

What are the Alisto Nutrients?

Among other nutrients, Iron, Zinc, and Vitamins B1 and B2 help in physical and mental development.  

"If Chicldren do not receive these nutrients, their mental and physical performance will be compromised." 
Dr. Celeste C. Tanchoco

Just like Tiger Energy Biscuits. It contains Zinc, Iron, Vitamins B1 and B2 ti help in the physical and mental development of kids. What's more, eating one pack of Tiger Energy Biscuits can give your kids the energy equivalent to one glass of skim milk.

Mondelez Philippines, the maker of Tiger Energy Biscuits is helping moms to provide nutrients t their kids because one pack of Tiger can only cost P5.00 SRP. That is 6 pieces of Vanilla or Chocolate-flavored biscuits made with wheat and that have milk, which pack nutrients in every bite.

Help your kids become everyday Alisto and ready to take on challenges with Tiger Energy Biscuits!

Friday, October 24, 2014

12:00 AM

Avengers: Age of Ultron Official Trailer Is Out!

Avenger fans... let's all cheers for the Avengers: Age of Ultron official trailer! I'm sure that we are all excited to see this movie from marvel. 

Story Plot

When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.


Avengers - Age of Ultron Cast at SDCC'14 includes: 

Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, and Scarlett Johansson

Get your first look at Ultron trying to tear apart Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and the rest of the world in the first official teaser trailer for Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron," in theaters May 1, 2015!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

8:50 PM

#OCT302014: Easy Taxi Has Something For You!

On October 30, 2014 at Eastwood Open Park. Brace yourself for Easy Taxi has something for its patrons. Something that will make you enjoy while having them on your way to everywhere.

To give its customers the best experience ever, Easy Taxi continues to make a meaningful existence in the world of transportation.

As they become more aggressive to provide you a quality service they partnering with different big brands in the country today.

Below are the logo's of their partner brands and guess who are they as we become more closer to the date of the event.

So join us this event as Easy Taxi announces their partners on October 30, 2014 with the official hashtag #October302014. See you there!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

12:21 AM

The Blue Leaf Filipinas Anniversary Party: Turning Its Next Leaf

The Blue Leaf Filipinas celebrates its 1st anniversary party last October 15, 2014 at Aseana City in Paranaque. They invited close family and friends, business and industry partners and media to explore the new grounds of The Blue Leaf.

The launching of The Blue Leaf drink is one of the highlight of the event which is the TBL Calmanog, a special concoction with a Lambanog base and a hint of calamansi. Also the fun and entertaining presentations by the renowned improve group called SPIT (Sily People's Improve Theater) illustrating the many way we can celebrate the best times of our lives.

Since its first opened in 2013, The blue Leaf has aimed to be the top venue choice for clients, who wish to enjoy a memorable bonding experience with family, friends and business contacts through impressive facilities, great food and great service by The Blue leaf and its partners.

The Blue leaf Filipinas is happy to offers its sophisticated, modern-Filipino architectural design never before seen in any events venue in the city to its clients. The Blue Leaf Filipinas halls and function rooms is from 50 tp 1,000 people capacity.

The Blue Leaf Filipinas is located at the Belle Avenue, Aseana City, Paranaque City, 1722 Philippines. You may visit their website at or you can email them at

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

11:30 PM

Easy And Tasty Recipes For Scariest Day Of The Year By Philips and Nancy Reyes-Lumen

Trick or treat? With the help of Philips and seasoned foodie Nancy Reyes-Lumen, you can learn new tricks to prepare delectable treats this Halloween. The two have prepared a list of mouth-watering recipes to make this year’s celebration more festive.

“Halloween has become a favorite occasion among Filipinos,” describes RJ Buenaventura, General Manager for Philips Consumer Lifestyle. “Halloween parties and trick-or-treats never fail put anyone in a mood.”

Business Development Manager for Philips Domestic Appliances Pia Umayam has an advice for anyone who wants to make this season extra special. “You can add a creative twist to your Halloween party with home-made goodies that your friends and loved ones will surely appreciate.”

Tasty Rice in a Pumpkin

P1000443Stray away from the usual candies and chocolates and surprise your loved ones with something that can leave them truly satisfied. This recipe is definitely a great and healthy twist to your regular jack-o-lanterns.


150gm piece of chorizo, chopped (add more if preferred)
100gms onion, chopped
50gms garlic, minced
2 chicken cubes
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
2 medium red bell peppers, diced
1 ½ cups of rice
2 cups water
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
Freshly cracked peppercorn
Pumpkin pulp

Nancy’s Tip: “The secret to this recipe lies in the preparation of the pumpkin. I recommend the Philips Rice cooker because of its big pot and 3D heating feature that evenly distributes heat for better cooking.”

Steaming the Pumpkin:

1. Choose a pumpkin that will fit into the pot of your Philips Rice Cooker. Depending on your preference, you can put it whole or as a big wedge.
2. Cover ¼ of the pumpkin with water and steam-cook till tender. Depending on the size of the pumpkin, it should be tender after about 20-25 minutes.
3. Remove the seeds and the pulp once pumpkin is tender. This will make the pumpkin firmer even when fully steamed.
4. Scrape off some of the pulp and chop to add to the stuffing later.

Pumpkin Stuffing:

1. Put all the ingredients together in the rice cooker.
2. Cook in one cycle till rice is done.
3. Check taste and adjust seasonings.
4. Keep warm till ready to serve.

Zombie Gingerbread Cookies

Give zombies a jolt of life by turning them into delicious desserts! This zombie gingerbread cookie recipe will surely be a favorite of both kids and kids-at-heart.


2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 teaspoon baking salt
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg


1. Blend the first 4 ingredients together.
2. Cream butter till light yellow.
3. Add sugar gradually in ¼ cup portions.
4. Beat after every addition till light and fluffy.
5. Beat the egg.
6. Then blend in 1/3 of the flour mixture.
7. When smooth, blend in the rest of the flour mixture to create the cookie dough.
8. Flatten and wrap in clear plastic then chill in the ref.
9. When it is firm enough, flatten and cut into gingerbread shapes.
10. Bake in Philips Airfryer at 180 Cfor about 10-12 minutes

Nancy’s Tips:

·  “The Philips hand blender is great for blending ingredients. Its whisk accessory is very efficient in making the dough fluffy because of its ProMix technology that offer the best speed settings as well as consistent and faster blending.

·   “Your cookies are ready once they are dry to the touch and the edges have changed color. After leaving them on the rack to cool, use a toothpick to carve your gingerbreads’ faces.”

You can also opt to give your guests a refreshing drink by offering a thirst-quenching and healthy glass of pumpkin juice. The Philips Blender is an easy and efficient kitchen partner to use for this because of its ProBlend 5 technology that provides smooth and finely blended results.

Umayam says, “Halloween is a great and unique chance to bond with the kids and the kids at heart. Make your celebration more memorable by enjoying it the spooky, fun way.”

For more information about Philips, log on to You can also call our customer hotline at (632) 6679000 if you are within Metro Manila or 1-800-10-7445477 if you are outside Metro Manila.
8:33 PM

A Filipino Heritage: TRILOGY

What makes art or design distinctly Filipino? This question has always been asked, posing a challenge to visual arts and national identity. A few decades ago, this was not much of an issue but through the years, historical buildings, churches, monuments, homes, iconic structures, architectural designs have been devastated by earthquakes and other natural calamities or intentionally torn down.

TRILOGY is an exhibition that brings the audience into the world of heritage: how its is created, how is it nurtures, and how it is brought back to life. Is heritage the building? Is it the city? Is it the memory of what was then? Or is it the person who is the keeper of knowledge passed on from one generation to the next? 

Perhaps it is all these, for heritage defines identity. It is who we are 0 when we learn o accept it. Through the objects, buildings and environments that were created throughout our people's history, we are made to experience how it is to be Filipino.

TRIOLOGY is composed of three stories: the world of the craftsman of Betis, Pampanga, another that illustrates how Vigan celebrates an entire city's heritage, and the last one that tells us that what had been lost in Intramuros during the war is worth definitely recuperating. In all three, countrymen and government work hand-in-hand t keep the knowledge, memory, and manifestations of our identity intact.

TRIOLOGY invites us all to participate in the work of creating, preserving, and restoring our heritage, so we may be able to transmit these to future generations of Filipinos, as our identity is in our hands.

The exhibit will run from October 15-28, 2014, at the Art Pavillion, 2F LRI Design Plaza, Nicanor Garcial St., Bel-Air II, Makati City.

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