Easy Recipes: Learning how to cook Tuna Pilaf with Chef DJ Santos

I recently had the privilege to learn to cook from one of today’s top chefs, Chef DJ Santos. And it’s great, too, because the event was hosted by one of my favorite kitchen product brands, Doña Elena. I was back at The Cookery where I also learned to create other great dishes some time ago, but this time, I was introduced to Doña Elena’s newest baby, the Doña Elena 100% Tuna in Sunflower Oil, which comes in two varieties – Chunks and Shredded. Perfect for a healthy holiday! I thought it was perfect timing for Doña Elena to launch their tuna products as the […]

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Knorr #LutongNanay: Mom. Homecooked. Home.

It wasn’t the first time I’ve heard it said. I heard it too at the national homeschooling conference four years ago. Many of the things that are supposed to be rooted home have become commercialized, and in effect, has uprooted families from their homes. The point of that conference was actually to stress the importance of family in healing and rebuilding our nation. It was a message that resonated strongly to me so when Knorr’s Brand Manager for Bouillon and Seasonings, Dhiren Karnani, started talking to us mom bloggers about bringing the family home through homecooked meals at the Knorr #LutongNanay […]

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Chicken Soup with Kale & Chickpeas

We all woke up sick today. Our 5-year old had it since the other day and our 6-year old started coughing on our way home from the South last night. Our eldest also has the sniffles. My husband and I got it worse though, because we’re the ones who actually caught the bug full force. In fact, it took my husbandy the whole day to get up from the bed to get his ass to his production meeting in the afternoon. Anyway, we just got our orders of organic veggies and meat from The Green Grocer and I was excited to […]

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Easy Recipes: Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

I’ve been meaning to post something else the past few days but I’ve been physically exhausted lately that my brain just feels too drained to do it. But….I thought while I wait for the muse to come, I’ll share with you how I did Homemade Spaghetti Sauce for lunch yesterday. We’ve long replaced the local spaghetti sauce we used to buy from the supermarket with a bottled one (San Remo) in our attempt to go healthier on the food we serve our kids. It’s a lot more expensive than the locally packed brand but we thought health is always worth […]

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Easy Recipes: No Churn Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream

So where were you last night for Valentine’s? We were home catching up on a Pinoy teleserye on iWantTV and eating our homemade creamy Vanilla Ice Cream. Since Sunday is a work day for my husband and we’re on a really tight budget, I thought it would be best for us to have a home date when he gets back from the office.  So I took pains in carefully writing down our menu and supermarket items so that I could prepare something a little more special for the evening. Anyway, the Vanilla Ice Cream turned out perfect! It was pretty […]

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