Friday, June 30, 2017

8:51 PM

Robinsons Supermarket Indoor Bike Challenge 2017 Powered By San Marino

I got to witness one of the exciting Indoor Bike Challenge this year for San Marino at the Robinsons Starmills Pampanga last weekend where there are over healthy advocates and enthusiast participate the Indoor Cycling exercise and Indoor Cycling Race where there is a big prizes at stake worth of Php 30,000 Robinsons Gift Certificates.

There are different booths such as Food Tasting, BMI and BP Check, Diet Consultation, Kinect, Wii and Photo Booth where Robinsons Starmills customers can join the activity for free. They are giving out passport card where you have to complete and visit the booths and exchange it with a pouch of San Marino Cornned Tuna plus a gift certificate from Elorde Boxing Gym.





It was hosted by a sports caster Jutt Sulit. The event was kicked off to find the next Champion of Indoor Bike Challenge by welcoming the participants of the Key Account Manager of Corporate Sales of San Marino, Mr. Paulo Alvarez.  



Then the Indoor Cycling exercises begin by batch of spinning class with Coach Lexi Noval and there are some reminders for the participant such as:
  • Adjust your chair 
  • Turn knob to adjust resistance
  • Push the resistance knob to STOP
  • Call our attention when you're not feeling well
  • Drink water

Afterwards the Indoor Cycling Race proper took place and it was very intense. All participants wants to win because the only rule is pedal the farthest distance as you could in 20 minutes. To start, the mechanics are below:
  • You only start pedaling when we say GO.
  • DO NOT touch resistance knob and monitor.
  • When TIME IS UP
           - Stop pedaling
           - Push the resistance knob
           - Hands up
           - Sign beside your recorded distance.



There are 3 rounds of race and the farthest distance among the participants will win. Too bad we did finish the event because we need to headed back in Manila. It was really a tiring day. There will be another San Marino Corned Tuna Indoor Biking Challenge in Robinsons Supermarket Metro East, Blue Wave, Cainta, and Antipolo this July 1-2 and get a chance to win P30,000 worth of Robinsons GC’s on July 9 on their final leg! Visit San Marino Corned Tuna FB Page at https://www.facebook.com/SanMarinoCornedTuna/ to learn more about the details of the event.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

7:30 PM

Music, Exhibits and so much Collaborations at UP Sunken Garden’s Philippine Environment Celebration!

The UP Sunken Garden was filled up with nature lovers, music enthusiasts, students, government and private sector representatives and concerned artists with one goal ! That is to unite and fire up this year's celebration of the Philippine Environment Month.

The day started with various exhibits around the stage area . A wide variety of food stalls were likewise available to serve the crowd. At noontime heavy rains started to pour and threatened the event .But at exactly 3 pm, the heavens opened with the blue skies hovering over the hundreds of participants who were joining the symbolical human “leaf" formation to manifest this year’s global theme “Connecting People with Nature”. It was going to be a good day after all.



Dubbed “A FAIR WITH NATURE”, the event is presented by the Environmental Management Bureau of DENR, Office of QC Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, the University of the Philippines and is organized by Earthday Jam Foundation,Inc. This is their first collaboration .



“I am truly excited for our Foundation to be part of this unique undertaking. We are one in this relentless campaign that aims not only to educate people about the state of health of planet earth, but get everyone to do their fair share in the global fight to save this planet for our children’s future, the next generation” Lou Bonnevie, President of Earthday Jam Foundation answered when asked why she was involved with the event.



At 5 pm, program started with the actual human formation and inspiring messages from UP officials Chancellor Michael Tan and Vice Chancellor Nestor Castro with DENR Assistant Secretary Mitch Cuna and EMB-DENR and Chief of Environmental Education and Information Division Ellen Basug. The EMB Infographics awards followed suit with winners from all over the Philippines. After which celebrity bands and singers performed for a rolling night of live music, campaigning for the preservation of Mother Earth and its resources.


Opening performances came from UP’s homegrown roster of artists :UP StreetDance Club, UP Dance Company and UP Integrated PEP Squad. Thereafter, Bayang Barrios segued with her brand of world music using indigenous instruments such as agong and kubing integrated in her band. She capped her set with singing the environmental anthem ”Kapaligiran” with Lou Bonnevie . Lou Bonnevie proved her mettle as a veteran pop-rock icon spelling classic rocks tunes like “Come Together’ and “What A Wonderful World” and creatively twisting it to make it her own. She finished her set with a rousing original self penned song entitled “Ano Ang Nangyayari?” that got the young crowd thinking.




Alternative bands Autotelic, Mayonnaise and Chicosci got the audience to their feet, unmindful of the muddy grounds. Meanwhile, Ebe Dancel, a UP alumni, serenaded the crowd with his popular compositions. One of the highlights of the program was when hosts Midi Gentica, Pam Nieva and Roxy Montealegre introduced the much awaited VIDEO of the actual human leaf formation shown at the huge video walls .

Kudos to overall director Toto Gentica with special thanks to GSIS ,The Joy of Public Service ,Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission, DPWH , Manila Water, Maynilad, Sembrant , Siddcor ,MMDA,DPOS, WhenInManila.com, Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, Rakista, Magic 89.9, 83K and David’s Salon .

For more info on upcoming events , email earthdayjamfoundation@gmail.com, like the FB page of Earth Day Jam Foundation and log on to our website: www.earthdayjamfoundation.com.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

7:13 PM

Back To School Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass Recipes

Got a picky eater back-to- schooler? Let our nutritionist-dietitian approved lunch-box recipes inspire you to cook something deliciously hearty, homemade and healthy. With these Wheatgrass Easy Pha-max infused recipes that help to cleanse, alkalize, and nourish the body, your kids are guaranteed to enjoy highly nutritious school meals. Contains carbohydrates, proteins, fatty acids, 17 amino acids, 12 vitamins, 10 minerals, more than 100 types of enzymes, chlorophyll and phytochemicals, Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass will also help to fuel your little one’s mind and provide energy throughout the school season. So skip the processed food, opt for wholesome homemade options with these easy-to- make recipes that you, your kids, and the whole family will love!

Crunchy Corn Fritters (243 kcal)



Besides being rich in fiber, corn can also keep your little one stuffed and satisfied to get through their day in school!

Yields: 5 servings

INGREDIENTS

 3 cup fresh corn

 2/3 cup cornmeal

 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

 1/4 cup cream cheese

 2 green onions, sliced

 2 slices cooked bacon, chopped

 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

 Juice of 1 lime, divided

 Kosher salt

 Freshly ground black pepper

 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

 Sour cream, for serving

 1 Sachet of Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass Pure

DIRECTIONS

1. In a medium bowl, combine corn, cornmeal, cheddar, cream cheese, green onions, bacon, eggs, half the lime juice. Stir to combine and season with salt and pepper. Using your hands, form the mixture into small patties.

2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, fry the patties until they’re golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

3. Garnish each with sour cream and a squeeze of lime if desired.

Wheatgrass French Toast (359 kcal)



A little trick to get your kid come home with an empty lunch box? Make it fun! A smiley emoticon cut out will entice them to devour this cheery toast and will surely get them prodding for more.

Yields: 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

 1 egg

 3/4 cup milk

 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 1 pinch salt

 2 slices of bread

 1 sachet of Easy Phamax Wheatgrass Pure

DIRECTIONS

1. Beat together egg, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and salt and Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass Pure.

2. Heat a lightly oiled skillet or griddle over medium heat.

3. Soak bread slices in egg mixture for 20 second on each side, or until thoroughly coated. Cook bread until both sides are lightly browned and crisp. Serve hot.

Green French Omelette (432 kcal)



If you’re having a hard time because your kid is not a veggie eater, this noteworthy recipe with Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass is a delicious solution. Double the fun by assembling a sleeping rice bear that’s enveloped in a classic and comforting french omelette!

Yields: 1 serving

INGREDIENTS

 2 Eggs

 2 tbsp. Water

 1/8 tsp. salt

 Dash of pepper

 1 tsp. butter

 1 sachet of Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass Lemon

 Filling: cheese or chopped ham

DIRECTIONS

1. Beat eggs, water, salt, pepper and 1 sachet of Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass Lemon in small bowl until blended.

2. Heat butter in 6 to 8 inch non-stick omelet pan or skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Tilt pan to coat bottom. Pour in egg mixture. Mixture should set immediately at edges.

3. Gently push cooked portions from edges toward the center with inverted turner so that uncooked eggs can reach the hot pan surface. Continue until cooked, tilting pan and gently moving cooked portions as needed.

4. When top surface of eggs is thickened and no visible liquid egg remains, place filling on one side of the omelet. Fold omelet in half with turner. With a quick flip of the wrist, turn pan and invert or slide omelette onto plate. Serve immediately.

Green Lemon Cookies (136 Kcal per cookie)



Fun and tasty meet in this cookie recipe! Because it’s enhanced with Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass, you no longer have to worry if your kids are consuming sugary snacks that are filled with nothing but preservatives!

Yields: 12 pcs.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup flour

½ cup butter

½ cup sugar

2 sachets of Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass with Lemon

3 tsp. lemon rind

1/2 tsp. salt

PROCEDURE

1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees celsius for 15 minutes.

2. Combine all dry ingredients and mix well.

3. Using a wire whisk or electric mixer, cream butter.

4. Add dry ingredients to butter.

5. Form a dough ball and spread using a rolling pin.

6. Cut into desired shapes with cooking cutter.

7. Set in ungreased cookie sheet.

8. Bake for 15 minutes.

9. Cool in cookie rack and keep in airtight container.

Easy Pha-Max Wheatgrass is FDA-approved and comes in original, honey, and lemon flavours and available in all Mercury Drugstores, S&R, Watsons, Robinsons Supermarket and other leading groceries and supermarkets nationwide. For order and inquires, contact Customer Service Hotline at (02) 8901111 or 09055757799 and follow social media pages: Wheatgrass C.A.N on Facebook and ilovewheatgrass on Instagram and Twitter.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

7:29 PM

Hidenori Izaki Visits Manila For 2017 Latte Art Throwdown Competition

The First ever Asian who won the World Barista Championship in 2014, Hidenori Izaki recently visited Manila, Philippines to judge the Latte Art Throwdown held at the Coffee Project in Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City where baristas from all over the country showed their creativity and passion for coffee.

Hidenori Izaki founded the Samurai Coffee Experience, a globa coffee consulting company where he travels more than 200 days a year all over the world to educate people about coffee, conduct consultancy, professional barista training, coffee roasting and product development. Hidenori is also serves as a technical consultant for an espresso machinery company.




His journey in making coffee and honed his skills with Maruyama Coffee who ia a cafe chain and roasting company known worldwide for buying top auction lots of coffee, especially Cup of Excellence premium varieties and consistently won the Japanese Barista Championship for 5 straight years.

During the event there are some presentation from the sponsors and Hidenori which give us the idea of how your cup of coffee made great by using products that are matched to it.






Then, the Latte Art Throwdown took place as the baristas all over the country showcase their skills and passion in making great coffee latte art. Hidenori Azaki also, give some pointer in making good coffee that is why all the participants of the competition was very inspired to fight for the battle.


The Latte Art Throwdown competition was fast and during the final round, the judges are having a hard time in choosing the winner. One of their basis was who can create it fast, clean and clear design. And the winner for the Latte Art Throwdown is Andy Abergas Luyugoy of Toby's Estate Philippines. Sorry I don't have the image of the winner because I have to leave early that time. :(




The event was hosted by TV Personality and Foodie Xandra Rocha and was sponsored by Allegro Beverage, Victoria Arduino espresso machines, Jolly Cow Fresh Milk, Lotus Biscoff, and Coffee Project.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

8:48 PM

Be A Foodpreneur With JAM Foods & Co.

Have you ever think of putting up your business and yet there are some hindrances that stops you? It could be the location, the plans, or maybe the capital that you need. Okay, let me tell you this, if your problem is simply you have no big capital to start then listen to me carefully because there are some companies like JAM Foods & Co., who encourage aspiring entrepreneur to start their own food business with a low start-up capital. Yes, that's right!

JAM Foods & Co., is the group behind the famous U.S.D.A Angus beef Tapa, Salpicao and other premium ready-to-cook products. They are now expanding its brand by accepting distributors or re-sellers.



The owners of JAM Foods & Co., Chef John Cu-Unjieng and wife Michelle believes that with this method, they can encourage young entrepreneurs to sell at their own convenience. Chef John Cu-Unjieng assures that the ingreients used in their products are the freshest possible produce and they don't use MSG in it. He said the unique flavor of each of their products makes the JAM Foods & Co. different from its competitors.














During the event, we are fortunate enough to try their meat products. They serve us cooked Hot & Spicy Angus Tapa, Premium Lean Angus Tapa, Korean Beef Barbecue, Angus Ribeye, Fillet Steak Calumpit Longanisa and more.

I would say that the quality of the products are rich in flavors. Chef John even told us that it can give you the consistent taste for 365 days. No wonder why JAM Foods has its exceptional creativity and expert in meat handling. They even endeared itself to the Filipino foodies the quality of their products. 

To be a distributor and to know more about JAM Foods & Co., visit JAM Foods' Facebook page at JAM Foods & Co. or email, jam.foods.and.co.@gmail.com or you may call +63917 5331371.

Friday, June 9, 2017

1:34 AM

Salu Turns One And Continues To Innovate Pinoy Foods

One of the unique Filipino Restaurant that provides authentic Filipino dishes from all over the country has opened its doors to Manilenos, owned by the celebrity couple, Romnick Sarmenta and Harlene Bautista.

After a year, they thrive and ready to offer more delectable and unique food to customers who deserve more when it comes to Pinoy Food.


During the thanksgiving lunch, the couple has shared their colorful year of Salu. Including the tie ups with some organizations such as Hastag Philippines through Antoinette Taus. Salu was also chosen to represent the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao for the biggest food convention in the world - Madrid Fusion, where they showcase their best southern dishes tha's available only at restaurant.

On its second year, Salu unveils sone of their campaigns #SarapMabuhay. The campaign will highlight the adventures of the owners as they search for the next ultimate plates to bring back home to Salu.


Exciting products and experiences are also up for grabs for all dinners. The Pilipinas Platter, is also a must try if you are going to dine on groups. Its actually their vision of group feast that will gives customer an opportunity to taste all different specialties all over the Philippines.


Them the Luto Ni Nanay will gives moms a chance to cook with the talented Chef s of Salu as they learn to prepare one of a kind dishes for the family. Plus the addition to their already exciting range of pinoy to pinoy fused dishes called Likhang Salu will be served and made available this June.

During the event, we tried some of their foods. The dishes that has marked to me was the Conchinillo, Hipon sa Aligue and of course the desserts, Taho Cheesecake and Durian Cake. The favorites in our table that other bloggers keep coming back is the Santol and there is also Ginataang Puso ng Saging.





My favorite was the Hipon sa Aligue and the Taho Cheesecake though they say that the Durian Cake is one of the must try desserts that they have.

Visit Salu at Sct. Torillo, Cor. Sct. Fernandez, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon City. You may call their hotline at 02-2821512 for reservations, questions and queries or contact them on their Facebook Fan Page.