Al Dente Pasta x Dona Elena: Tuna Pesto ala Krish

Bon Appetit!

This is part 1 of my pasta series with AL DENTE PASTA, Tuna Pesto ala Kirsh. 

It’s very basic and easy to do recipe that you can do at home and have when you have friends come over! 

Ingredients:

  • Fusilli Al Dente
  • Dona Elena Olive Oil
  • 1/2 White Onion (sliced)
  • Dona Elena Red Pesto Sauce
  • 3 canned tuna 
  • Dona Elena Whole Peeled Tomatoes (Separate the tomato sauce and peeled tomatoes, then crush the tomatoes) 

Optional:

  • Dona Elena Black Olives (toppings as garnish)
  • Grated Cheese (toppings as garnish) 
  • Butter (For the drained boiled pasta) 

Instructions:

  1. Boil first the Fusilli Al Dente Pasta (then add salt) till soft 
  2. On another pan, drizzle olive oil
  3. Fry the onions
  4. Pour the tuna to saute (make sure it doesn’t turn brown)
  5. 1/2 cup of Dona Elena Red Pesto Sauce 
  6. Pour on the Tomato sauce 
  7. Then pour the crushed peeled tomatoes
  8. Stir to cook, then cover to boil. 8-10 minutes (depends) 
  9. Get a taste and if it taste good, it’s ready. 

Going back to the pasta (fusilli)

  1. Drain the boiling water from the pasta
  2. TIP: For the butter, cut a few blocks and scatter on strainer then pour the pasta and MIX. This is a tip, I learned from my dad, so the pasta will have flavor and be soft
Sorry, the butter melted. This is what I was referring to in number 2 🙂

 LAST, You can mix the fusilli with the sauce or do it separate. 

There you go! You can add black olives or grated cheese depending on your preference 🙂 

For my next recipe, I may be cooking SARDINE PASTA ALA KRISH – soon 🙂 

Baskin Robbins Spooks up this Halloween

Make Halloween more thrilling and fun with exciting new Halloween-themed ice cream cakes from Baskin-Robbins. Surprise your kids and loved ones with sweet and delectable ice cream cakes that come in various designs: vibrant pink or blue monsters, a nutty mummy, a crazy purple witch, and many more.

Baskin-Robbins also offers a variety of ice cream flavors you can customize your cake with. Try Baskin-Robbins’ October Flavor of the Month, Orange You Scared, a delicious combo of chocolate and marshmallow for a spooky sweet treat. Celebrate Halloween with Baskin-Robbins and create wonderful memories that last.

Visit Baskin-Robbins shops at Ayala Malls The 30th and SM East Ortigas in Pasig; Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, Uptown Place Mall, and SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City; Greenbelt 5, Glorietta 2 and Glorietta 5 in Makati; Trinoma Mall and SM North Edsa (City Center and The Block) in Quezon City; SM Southmall in Las Pinas; Solenad in Santa Rosa, Laguna; SM Dasmariñas in Cavite; and SM Pampanga. For more updates, check out www.baskinrobbins.ph or its social media accounts: facebook.com/baskinrobbinsph, Twitter, and Instagram @baskinrobbinsph.

TOP-YOUR-OWN Classic Jollibee Hotdog

Top-your-own Jollibee Jolly Hotdog! EXTRA Cheese (+ P10), Bacon (+ P10) & Jalapeño (+ P10). For ALL IN (cheese + bacon + jalapeño) just add P25! 

Jollibee, the country’s number one fast-food brand, opens up a whole new world of flavors with its introduction of extra toppings for its best-selling snack offering, the Jolly Hotdog. For a limited time starting October 15, 2017, diners can customize their favorite Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog with carefully selected toppings that add a new dimension of texture, zing, and delight.

ALL IN (cheese + bacon + jalapeño)

L-R: Extra BACON and Classic

“As a proudly homegrown brand, Jollibee has always taken pride in knowing the Filipino palate inside and out,” said Mr. Mari Aldecoa, Jollibee’s Marketing Director for Core Products. “One of the emerging needs of the Filipino diners is the desire to customize their favorites to their liking. That’s why we introduced the Top-Your-Own Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog that allows them to customize it differently every time. It’s a great spin on their classic favorite, and it lets everyone enjoy it the way they want.”

Diners can choose from adding Extra Bacon, Extra Jalapeño, or Extra Cheese, all for P10.00 each. For over-the-top flavor, go for the All-In or any 3 toppings option for only P25.00 to enjoy an appetizing combination of crispy, savory, and spicy!

These extra toppings go perfectly well with the Extra Cheesy, Extra Beefy flavors of the Cheesy Classic Hotdog. The 100% beef hotdog, Jollibee’s special hotdog dressing, ketchup, and grated cheese all come together to bring unforgettably delicious experience with every bite.

Mix, match, and share your signature Top-Your-Own Jolly Hotdog creation on the Jollibee Facebook page (facebook.com/JollibeePhilippines) or tag @jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

The Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog and extra toppings are available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru transactions in all Jollibee stores nationwide. Prices start at P50.00*.

Tim Hortons #WarmWishes

Happy Holidays! 

You guys know how much I love Tim Hortons, at the launch of their warm wishes campaign – this campaign is about appreciation for those who think deserve a treat this Christmas. Fill out the name of the chosen person, their address, a message and stating what they deserve this coming holiday – It can be simple and sweet. 

To hit the festive spirit they have introduced their Christmas menu which will be available on November 6. 3 drinks and 1 donut. I personally like the Rudolph Red velvet latte since I am more of the coffee side and for the berry flavorthey had I liked the Merry Berry Hot Chocolate which is the perfect sweetness for the coming winter. It’s like warm hugs in a cup. 

The Holiday season is the time to spread warmth and happiness. Tim Hortons®, Canada’s iconic café and bake shop, kicks off the happiest time of the year with the launch of the Tim Hortons® #WarmWishes Campaign in the Philippines. Now brewing in six restaurants located in four cities (Taguig City, Manila, Quezon City, Makati City), the brand continues to expand and is set to open more restaurants this Christmas.

The #WarmWishes campaign rests on the brand pillars of warmth, community, connection, friendliness, and fun. Guests are encouraged to visit participating Tim Hortons® restaurants to drop a wish in the Cup of Cheer for someone deserving this Christmas season. Whether it is a person, community or local charity, Tim Hortons® will spread as much warmth and joy by fulfilling these wishes.

“This campaign is truly meaningful as it provides our Guests the opportunity to share everything good and joyful about Christmas with someone in need. We’re excited to help spread the warmth of the holidays through simple and heartfelt gestures, so let’s do our best to overflow the Cup of Cheer with good deeds,” says Rickie Yap, Tim Hortons Philippines President & CEO.

In addition to the Cup of Cheer, Tim Hortons® is delighted to release its Holiday Menu and Merchandise collection. Beginning November 6, Guests will enjoy a wide array of delectable Christmas treats from Tim Hortons® that includes the Merry Berry Choco Chill, Merry Berry Hot Chocolate, Rudolph Red Velvet Latte, and the Christmas Log Donut. In December, Guests are in for more treats as the Christmas Menu will further expand to include delicious baked goods that Tim Hortons® has always been known for. 

L-R:  Merry Berry Choco Chill,Merry Berry Hot Chocolate, Rudolph Red Velvet Latte

Chocolate lovers will find pleasure in the Merry Berry Choco Chill, a blended frozen hot chocolate drink with strawberry flavor, topped with whipped cream and dark chocolate flakes. Those who look for the classics will love the Merry Berry Hot Chocolate, a bittersweet hot chocolate drink with whipped cream topping and strawberry sauce. Coffee enthusiasts will go for the Rudolph Red Velvet Latte, a bittersweet blend of espresso and red velvet with hints of chocolate and cocoa topped with red velvet powder. Not to be forgotten is the Christmas Log Donut, dipped in chocolate with dark chocolate flakes, drizzled with strawberry filling and topped with a fusion of biscuit balls, caramel, and chocolate.

Christmas Log Donut

There’s truly a lot to watch out for this coming Holiday season at Tim Hortons®. Make sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @TimHortonsPH for more updates about the Tim Hortons® #WarmWishes Campaign.

Jollibee brings back its legendary Amazing Aloha Yumburger!

Uniquely packed with trademark sweet, savory, and langhap-sarap flavors, the legendary classic returns and will definitely make your tastebuds sing

The Amazing Aloha Yumburger comes in two variants, Solo for P85 and Double Aloha for P109.

Say ‘aloha’ once again this 2017 as Jollibee’s truly Amazing Aloha Yumburger is making a comeback. Launched in 1996, this Pinoy burger was re-introduced in 2013 as the Amazing Aloha Yumburger and in 2014 as the Amazing Aloha Champ. Best known for featuring a sweet, juicy pineapple ring among its main ingredients, this uniquely flavorful burger has delighted the taste buds of Jollibee’s loyal customers.

“The Amazing Aloha Yumburger is Jollibee’s most successful limited-time-offer burger,” shared Luis Berba, Jollibee Brand Manager for Yumburger. “There was nothing like it in the market since we first included it in the Jollibee menu. Back then, burgers were fundamentally similar. Jollibee wanted to introduce something different to the Filipino market; something that brings together the sweet-savory flavor combination that many Pinoy diners love.” 

The result of this desire to bring something different to the table was the explosive combination of ingredients, textures, and flavors in a truly flavorful sweet-savory burger.

The Jollibee Amazing Aloha Yumburger owes its legendary status to the flavor explosion that comes with every bite. The heart of every Aloha Yumburger is the 100% langhap-sarap pure beef patty, which has cemented the place of Jollibee Yumburger in the hearts of customers. Flavor-packed on its own, the langhap-sarap patty reaches another level of deliciousness when combined with the sweet and juicy pineapple ring, crisp bacon strip, a specially blended honey mustard dressing, and fresh lettuce.

It’s no wonder why the Amazing Aloha Yumburger has remained to be one of Jollibee’s most memorable offerings—this combination of ingredients and flavors alone is more than enough to entice even the pickiest burger eaters! So legendary is the Amazing Aloha Yumburger that it even impressed one of the world’s most renowned food experts, Anthony Bourdain.

The famous chef, TV host, author, and culinary adventurer discovered the Amazing Aloha Yumburger during a trip to a Jollibee branch in Los Angeles, California for his CNN show Parts Unknown. One bite into the legendary burger and Bourdain exclaimed: “that’s a very tasty burger!”

The Amazing Aloha Yumburger is back in all Jollibee stores nationwide, starting October 2017.Customers can take a bite of this legendary burger for only P85 (Amazing Aloha Yumburger Solo).

For more information on Jollibee’s latest product offerings, news, and promotions, like facebook.com/JollibeePhilippines or follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

Prices may vary across different locations.

Social Commerce comes to Southeast Asia with the launch of iamClaire. in the Philippines

With a mission of empowering positive transformations amongst female millennials, ALTUS Capital Digital launches iamClaire in the country – a fully-integrated community, media, and online buying platform that synergizes all three elements in new, meaningful ways.

Female millennials can consume tips and lifehacks from videos on beauty to articles on lifestyle and product reviews. Then there is a simple, fun way to buy them that is tied to the content and the community elements. iamClaire. users can also create accounts, post content, connect with other iamClaire. members, and essentially create their own online buying experience.     

“iamClaire. is about joining a community, a sisterhood that stands for positive transformation, about becoming a better you,” explains Liam Mendoza, vice president and chief operating officer, ALTUS Digital Capital.  

Randy McGraw, Bea Binene and Liam Mendoza

“We believe that launching iamClaire. in the Philippines represents the perfect opportunity to address the needs of both female millennial consumers and the brands in the beauty, health & wellness, and overall lifestyle sectors.  The shopping experience should be new— more social, more fun, more informed, and much less intrusive than what e-commerce presents them today,” says Randy McGraw, managing director and co-founder, ALTUS Digital Capital.

imClaire. is the first product ALTUS Digital Capital has unveiled to the market.

 

 

Take it to the Blindfold Test: Kenny Rogers Roasters Garlic Butter Roast

We were all in blindfolds at the event wondering what the lady with the sultry voice was instructing us to do.  Then it has come to the big reveal, it’s AROMATIC and I can smell the infused garlic – It’s THE GARLIC BUTTER ROAST!

Well I kinda had the idea since the launch the commercial of SOSBOLZ, Solenn Heausaff and Nico Bolzico – The good-looking and hilarious couple. These two are couple goals not only that they are LIFE GOALS and FITSPIRATIONS but it’s the kind of relationship they have (ofcourse they love each other) but who doesn’t watch Nico’s wifezilla instagram stories and Solenn is just cool about it. Solenn laughs at Nico all the time to the point where tears are coming out – that’s the kind of genuine relationship every girl looks for in a guy.

Going back to the Garlic Butter Roast, during the event it was served COLD maybe because it was prepped prior to the event but I personally feel if it was served like just got out of the oven it would taste great. Plus I love the potatoes served at the around the chicken. Who doesn’t love chicken and potatoes. The GBR is a healthy option because its ROASTED not fried with the homestyle goodness of garlic and butter. TASTE SO GOOD! 

It is already available in the menu! I have friends who ordered the GBR and its one of their faves on the KRR menu. So the latest offering WHOLE P550, HALF P295, QUARTER P160. For combo meal SOLO B BUTTER ROAST comes with a platter contains rice, mac n cheese, muffin, sauce, veggies and ofcourse the chicken (quarter) P250.00. The Garlic Butter Roast GROUP MEAL comes with the WHOLE CHICKEN, 4 side dishes, bowl of rice, coke and 4 muffins P820.00.

So head over the nearest Kenny Rogers Roasters near you and order or you can order online http://www.kennys.com.ph

Food Panda: Your Food Delivery App for all Season

The best kind of days is just being a -HOMEBUDDY. Especially bedweather days – you just want to wrap in your warm blanket and rest in the comfort of your home after the stressful metro manila commute & a day from work.

Home cooked meals are still closest to our hearts & tummies but sometimes we tend to look for something MORE! In Manila, time is always limited, food preps need an ample amount of time.

Speaking of limited time, if we have to bring food to a gathering and you just have no time – you can deliver to that certain location via FOOD PANDA too!

Good thing there is the FOOD PANDA app!

How to use this innovative food delivery app?
•Download the app – available in App store & Play Store or head over to https://www.foodpanda.ph/
•Register with your personal information

Once that’s done,
1. Enter your LOCATION


•It can be your location or the location to be delivered
2. Choose a Restaurant with the options given

•The app has 1000+ partners / restaurants to choose from
•The app is Manila and Cebu base
3. Click the MENU
4. Tap and ADD to basket


•You may choose 5 or more, most restaurants charge P59 for delivery charge
5. Once your done, click CHECK OUT


6. Note your DELIVERY ADDRESS


7. Payment method


* depending on the restaurant
* Options: Cash on delivery or online payment
8. CONFIRMATION


•Click PLACE ORDER and wait for your order
* Make sure you got all your information right.
* The app has a default waiting time 60 minutes after the restaurant has confirmed receipt
* Any concerns, talk to a customer representative via LIVE CHAT FUNCTION both in app and desktop site.

On-The-Go Freshness with Coco Fresh Tea & Juice

Happy 20th International Anniversary! #COCOTEAPH still keeping it fresh and using the freshest ingredients that are in season fit for the Filipino Palate.

In line to that you may score BUY ONE at a REGULAR PRICE Pearl Milk tea and get 1 for PHP 20 with every purchase of the same drink! on MAY 20, 2017

Photo by: Abbi Binwag

The 20th international anniversary was at the SM North Edsa Main branch and the launch of 4 endorsers, DJ Nikko Ramos, SM Youth Kaila Estrada and Richard Juan and Blogger Camille Co. Sharing their faves – Panda Milktea for Richard, Salty Cream Strawberry Tea for Kaila, Passion Fruit Tea Burst for Camille and 3 buddies for Nikko Ramos.

PANDA MILKTEA

For those who haven’t tried their drinks yet! I would definitely recommend their signature PANDA MILKTEA, (best seller) 3 BUBBLES, TARO MILK TEA AND PASSION FRUIT. I am looking forward to try the rest of the menu.

Pricelist, definitely affordable – Regular sizes from PHP 80-90 & Large PHP 90-100. Variety of drinks to choose from, Fruit tea, Cream & latte, chocolate, slush, tasty milk tea, fresh tea and juice.

Matcha tea latte
Passion Fruit Green Tea
3 buddies
Taro Miltea

 

For toppings-  pearl & coconut jelly PHP 15,Grass jelly/ pudding/aloe/white pearl PHP 20 and Salty Cream PHP 20

PRESS RELEASE:

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice: 20 Years of Keeping it Fresh

Fancy savoring the freshest local fruits in season with your choice of tea? How about the classic milk tea made more fun and tasty with a mix of big and small pearls? These and more are just some of the most creative ways that Filipinos have been enjoying their tea drinks, thanks to CoCo Tea’s dedication to freshness and unique flavors.

This year, CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice marks a milestone as the global brand celebrates its 20th anniversary. Since its inception in Taipei in 1997, the brand’s commitment of using only the freshest ingredients has solidified its position as the leading on-the-go fresh beverage provider in the world.

Here in the Philippines, CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice marks its fourth year of operation since 2013 and has since become the global brand’s top performing market in Southeast Asia in terms of number of branches, expansion efforts and sales.

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice Philippines owes this to their commitment of keeping true to the brand’s philosophy of “Keeping it Fresh.”

Serving On-the-Go Freshness for the Filipino Taste

By using only fruits that are in season, Filipinos are assured that every drink is fresh and retains the fruits’ optimal flavor. CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice in other countries followed suit by using only fruits in season for their delicious, fresh beverages.

Larry Evans Tan, General Manager of CoCo Fresh Tea and Juice said they tap local farmers to ensure quality and freshness. “For our Strawberry Au Lait and Salty Cream Strawberry Tea, we source our strawberries from Baguio.”

Apart from being inspired by their customers’ favorites to explore new flavors, Tan also mentioned CoCo Tea’s continued goal to elevate the usual on-the-go concept. “As one of the earliest territories to offer premium stores, we strive not only to provide the best tasting drinks but also the best experience. We create stores that are designed to cater to the specific market of the location.”

Tan said there are plans to add more branches as well as create new menu offerings tailor-fit for the Filipino palate. The new menu, he said, will allow customers to experience more unique flavors featuring local fruits from the Philippines.

 

 

Celebrating Fresh Flavors

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice will celebrate their 20th Global Anniversary in the Philippines on May 10 at their SM North EDSA branch where they will be offering unique fruit flavors but will be also inviting guests to curate their curate their own unique cup of on-the-go freshness.

Joining in on the refreshing occasion are some celebrity and blogger guests, who are also set to share their CoCo Tea favorites: Panda Milk Tea for Richard Juan, Salty Cream Strawberry Tea for Kaila Estrada, Passion Fruit Tea Burst for Camille Co, and 3 Buddies Milk Tea for Nikko Ramos.

For fans of Coco Fresh Tea & Juice’s Pearl Milk Teas, here’s a delicious anniversary treat.  Buy 1 of your regular size Pearl Milk Tea and get the 2nd Pearl Milk Tea of the same size for only P20. This promo is available for May 20 on all branches excluding SMX Manila branch.

 

Yummy Bodies Ng Century: Gerald Anderson, Paulo Avelino and Mateo Guidicelli

Dear Manila why have you been so hot lately, but not as hot as Gerald, Anderson, Paulo Avelino and Mateo Guidicelli as the latest endorsers of Century Tuna!

These 3 guys are not only eye candies but we should look at them as advocates of a healthy & active lifestyle. (Just look at them). Their workouts seen on their instagram pages plus eating a well balanced diet with Century Tuna. Yes they are ripped girls because they stick religiously to their workouts and diet. Like Paulo Avelino he shared he is into Fish & veggies lately that;s why he is lean. 

 

Mateo is always on the go so having a lean tuna egg salad sandwich is easy to prepare and ofcourse a healthy option of wheat bread. For Gerald he sticks to his Filipino roots – RICE and Tuna Silog because breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Paulo is all about comfort food since it is easy to prepare like his tuna pancit canton, like he said “Straight from the can”. These guys personally whip their own century tuna dish at home and savor it.

 These 3 are humbled to be part as the latest campaign of Century Tuna – all of them represent and fit the brand well. Century tuna is easy to open, easy to prepare with any meal and healthy source to supply the energy they need in a day! 

I got to ask their workout playlist, I was definitely waiting for Paulo Avelino answer because he definitely has a good taste in music. He answered MARSHMELLO and FLUME. Btw he posted his playlist on his instagram story. Gerald was funny, he said whatever her feels then he blurted out and got my attention Frank Sinatra – I was like FOR REAL? Mateo, same whatever he feels like doing on that day that keeps the drive going. 

Meeting the 3, honestly I was so shookt and I couldn’t even eat at the event because of butterfiles in my tummy – because I am fangirling over Paulo Avelino (If you are reading this this right now, I am so thankful and so sorry I was so speechless – usually I chitchat to a celebrities before taking a photo, but since everyone was grabbing here and there! I just got my chat to get a vid and photo -3 same photos HAHA!. Kalma, Krish!  Bucketlist checked! When I got the invite  from Century Tuna, I didn’t really expect anything. Just to see Paulo near is just enough. Thank God! 

Gerald and Mateo were so funny and throwing at each others faces. These two are so hardcore with their triathlon training and how disciplined they are. Gerald, if you do read this – you are such a sweet guy (If you guys saw IG stories) and Mateo wished I interacted with you but you were all blockbusters at the event. (You guys have no idea how rowdy it was). Mine I guess was by luck. 

A lot of friends who saw my instagram story, messaged me and asked me when they saw me “WHO HAS THE .BETTER BODY?” Just because they stripped in front of me and prepped a century tuna dish topless- that never came into my mind guys SRSLY haha